Ball And Chain chords by Big Brother & The Holding Company with Janis Joplin

On the 12th of August 2021, the track was released. The track was written by Big Mama Thornton.

Ball And Chain

Track Info

Chords Info

  • Tuning: Standard(E A D G B E)
  • Key: Bm
  • Chords: F#m, Bm, C#7, C7, A5, G#5
  • BPM: 81
  • Suggested Strumming:
  • D= Down Stroke, U = Upstroke, N.C= No Chord
Guitar ChordsUkulele Chords
 F#m – 244222
Bm – x24432
C#7 – x43404
C7 – x32310
A5 – x02xxx
G#5 – 46xxxx
 F#m – 2120
Bm – 4222
C#7 – 1112
C7 – 0001
A5 – xx00
G#5 – 13xx
[Solo]
 
  F#m       Bm        F#m       F#m      
  Bm        Bm        F#m       F#m      
  C#7       Bm        F#m Bm    C#7      
 
 
[Verse]
 
F#m
Sitting down by my window
Bm                 F#m
Honey, looking out at the rain
Bm
Lord, Lord, Lord, sitting down by my window
                  F#m
Baby, looking out at the rain
C#7                             C7      Bm
Something came along, grabbed a hold of me
           A5     G#5             F#m
And it felt just like a ball and chain
Bm
Honey, that's exactly what it felt like
C#7
Honey, just dragging me down
 
 
[Verse]
 
F#m                                         Bm
And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now hun, tell me why
                                       
Why does every single little tiny thing 
F#m
I hold on goes wrong?
Yeah it all goes wrong, yeah Bm And I say, oh, whoa, whoa,

now babe, tell me why
F#m Why does every thing, every thing C#7 Hey, here you gone today,
C7 Bm
I wanted to love you
Honey, I just wanted to hold you,
F#m
I said, for so long
Bm C7 Yeah! Alright! Hey! [Verse] F#m Love's got a hold on me, baby Bm F#m Feels just like a ball and chain Bm Now, love's just dragging me down, baby, yeah F#m Feels like a ball and chain C#7 I hope there's someone
C7
out there who could tell me
Bm Why the man I love wants to
F#m
leave me in so much pain
Bm Yeah, maybe, maybe you could help me,
C#7
come on, help me!
[Verse] F#m Bm And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now hun, tell me why F#m Now tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me why, yeah Bm And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, when I ask you F#m When I need to know why, come on tell me why, hey hey hey C#7 C7 Hear you've gone today Bm I wanted to love you and hold you F#m Until the day I die Bm C#7 I said whoa, whoa, whoa!! [Solo] F#m Bm F#m F#m Bm Bm F#m F#m C#7 Bm F#m Bm C#7 [Verse] F#m And I say oh, whoa, whoa, no honey Bm It isn't fair, daddy it
F#m
isn't fair what you do
I see what you're doing to

me and you know it isn't fair
Bm And I say oh, whoa whoa now baby F#m It isn't fair, now, now, now, what you do I said hun it isn't fair what,

hun it isn't fair what you do
C#7 Oh, hear you gone today and
C7 Bm
all I ever wanted to do
F#m Was to love you Bm Honey and I think there

can be nothing wrong with that
C#7 Only it isn't wrong, no, no, no, no, no [Verse] F#m Sitting down by my window Bm F#m Honey, looking out at the rain Bm Lord, Lord, Lord, sitting down by my window F#m Baby, looking out at the rain C#7 C7 Bm Something came along, grabbed a hold of me A5 G#5 F#m And it felt like a ball and chain Bm Yes, it did babe, And I'm gonna tell you this

C#7
one more time, hey, hey
[Verse]
F#m And I say oh, whoa whoa, now baby Bm F#m This can't be, no this can't be in vain And I say no no no no no no no no, whoa! Bm And I say whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa F#m Now now now now now now now

now now, no no, not in vain
C#7 Hey, hope there is
C7
someone that could tell me
Bm Hun, tell me why N.C. Hun, tell me why love is like Just like a ball Just like a ball Ball Oh daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy,

daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy
And a chain F#m Yeah!
 

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