“Private Idaho” Guitar Chords

Written by The B-52s.

Capo: none

Chorus Strumming: D1 + D2 U+ 3 U+ D4 U+

INTRO – Main Riff x8

VERSE 1 – Main Riff x15You’re living in your own private Idaho
Living in your own private Idaho
Underground like a wild potato
Don’t go on the patio
Beware of the pool
Blue bottomless pool
It leads you straight right through the gate
That opens on the Hold low E(4)pool

CHORUS 1

Em    You’re living in your Gown Private Idaho.
A(2)    You’re living in your own Private Idaho.
Em    Keep off the path, be-Gware the gate,
A(2)    Watch out for signs that say “hidden driveways.”
Em   Don’t let the chlorine Gin your eyes
A(2)Blind you to the awful surprise
That’s a-Emwaitin’ for you at the Gbottom of the bottomless
A(2)Blue blue, blue
Interlude Riff x4pool

Main Riff x4

VERSE 2 – Main Riff x12You’re livin in your own private Idaho. Idaho.
You’re out of control, the rivers that roll,
You fell into the water and down to Idaho.
Get out of that state, get out of that state you’re in.
You better be-Hold low E(4)ware.

CHORUS 2

Em    You’re living in your Gown Private Idaho.
A(2)    You’re living in your own Private Idaho.
Em    Keep off the patio, G
A(2)    Keep off the path.
The Emlawn may be green, but you Gbetter not be seen
A(2)Walkin’ through the gate that leads you down,
EmDown to a pool Gfraught with danger
A(2)    Is a pool full of
Interlude Riff x4strangers.

VERSE 3 – Main Riff x16You’re living in your own Private Idaho,
Where do I go from here to a better state than this.
Well, don’t be blind to the big surprise
Swimming round and round like the deadly hand
Of a radium clock, at the bottom, of the Hold low E(4)pool.

CHORUS 3 – Em G A A throughout

I-I-I-daho
I-I-I-daho
Woah oh oh woah oh oh woah oh oh
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
Get out of that state
Get out of that state

OUTRO – Outro Riff x5, end on AYou’re living in your own Private Idaho,
Livin in your own Private Idaho.

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