Run That Body Down


written and performed by Paul Simon
from "Paul Simon."
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


Am           Dm     G     C   G  C7  
  Went to my doctor yesterday

Am  E+  F  Am  
  A-a-a-a-ah, 

            Dm      G    C  G  C7
 she said I seem to be O.K.

Am  E+  F  
  A-a-a-a-ah, 
G G7       
    She said

C                                
"Paul, you better look around

F             G7                 
 How long you think that you can

C             C7    
Run that body down?

F         G7                    C
 How many nights you think that you can

            C7   F E+ Am  
Do what you been do-o-in'

Dm7 G7            C       Am Dm E+ E 
Who,  now who you foolin?"


Am           Dm     G     C   G  C7  
I came back home and I went to bed


Am    E+               F    Am  
  Ah, I was resting my head

              Dm         G  
 My wife came in and she said

        C            G           C7      
"What's wrong, sweet boy, what's wrong?"

Am    E+                F     
  Ah, I told her what's wrong

G G7       C                               
    I said "Peg, you better look around

F             G7                 
 How long you think that you can

C             C7    
Run that body down?

F         G7                    C
 How many nights you think that you can

            C7   F E+ Am  
Do what you been do-o-in'

Dm G7               C       Am Dm E+ E 
Who-o, now, who you foolin?"


Am Dm G C G  C7  Am  E+  F  Am   Dm G C G  C7  Am  E+  F    


 G G7 C                               
      Kid, you better look around


F             G7                 
 How long you think that you can

C             C7    
Run that body down?

F         G7                    C
 How many nights you think that you can

            C7   F E+ Am  
Do what you been do-o-in'

Dm G7               C       Am 
Who-o, now, who you foolin?"

Dm G7               C       Am 
Who-o, now, who you foolin?"


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