Nutbush City Limits chords

by Tina Turner

  • Nutbush City Limits was written by Tina Turner where she reminisces about her home town of Nutbush in Tennessee. The song was produced by her musical partner and husband Ike Turner, and was the last hit single they produced together.
  • Recorded: May 1973
  • Released: June 1973 from the album of the same name just prior to her separation from Ike.
  • Music: A Major in 4/4 time at 156 bpm.
  • Chords: A, A6, A7, C, G
  • Please Note: If you are playing guitar with distortion, you may want to play the major chords (C, G) as power chords (C5, G5)... see charts below.

Nutbush City Limits by Tina Turner

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
              A  A6  A  A6   A7  A6  A  A6
Intro: 4/4 ‖               |               ‖ X3
               C               G
           ‖       |   𝄎   |       |   𝄎   ‖

              A  A6  A  A6   A7  A6  A  A6
           ‖              |                ‖ X2


     A      A6    A   A6      A7  A6  A  A6
1. A Church house gin house |               |
     A      A6    A   A6      A7  A6  A  A6
   A school house out–house |             (On)|
      A        A6      A    A6     A7  A6  A  A6
   On high-way num-ber nine-teen |               |
       A      A6       A     A6      A7  A6  A      A6
   The people keep the ci-ty clean |          (They call it)|
                C                 G
   They call it Nut-bush___    Oh Nut-bush
                A   A6   A     A6        A7  A6  A  A6  
   They call it Nut-bush Ci-ty Lim-its |               |

      A     A6    A   A6     A7  A6  A  A6
   |                       |           (Twen-ty)|
                                      
Please Note: Continue this pattern of play using the 
             A, A6, A7 chords over the A Chord.

          A
2. Twenty five was the speed limit__ Motor cycle not allowed in it

   You go to the store on Friday's__ You go to Church on Sun-day
                C                               G
   They call it Nut-bush (little ol' town)__ Oh Nut-bush
                A
   They call it Nut-bush Ci-ty Lim-its

                 A
3. You go to the fields on weekdays__ And have a pic-nic on labor day

   You go to town on Saturday__ But go to church ev’ry Sunday
                C             G
   They call it Nut-bush__ Oh Nut-bush
                A
   They call it Nut-bush Ci-ty Lim-its 
   
   
         A  A6  A  A6   A7  A6  A  A6   A  A6  A  A6   A7  A6  A  A6
Intro: ‖              |               |              |               ‖ x2
              C                              G
       ‖              |       𝄎       |              |       𝄎       ‖

         A  A6  A  A6   A7  A6  A  A6   A  A6  A  A6   A7  A6  A  A6
       ‖              |               |              |               ‖

      A
4. No whis-ky for sale__ You get caught no avail

   Salt pork and mollases__ Is all you get in jail
                C             G
   They call it Nut-bush__ Oh Nut-bush
                A
   They call it Nut-bush Ci-ty__ Nut-bush Ci-ty Lim-its 

   A
5. Lit-tle 'ol town in Tennessee__ That's called...

   A quiet little old community

   A one-horse town__ You have to watch

   What you're put-tin' down
                 
   In old Nut-bush__ They call it Nut-bush...

Chord Charts 🗝 A Major

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note

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Tina Turner

Tina Turner

Born: Anna Mae Bullock on 26th November, 1939 in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.

Profession: Singer-songwriter, choreographer, dancer, musician, actress, producer, author

Music Styles: R&B, pop, soul, dance, rock and roll, pop rock, rock

Active Years: 1958-present

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