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Act Naturally

Composer(s) : Johnny Russell and Voni Morrison
Year : 1963

Alan W. Pollack 's "Notes On" Act Naturally

Intro:
             D                               G
e|-------------------------------------------3----3--3-------------------
B|--------------3---------1-----7---------7--3h5--5--5p3--3--------------
G|--0--------------0--h2-----------7--h9------------------4--0-----------
D|-----4--2--0---------------0-------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------75--
D|--------------------------------------------------------------/9-------


Verse:
  G                           C
They're gonna put me in the movies
  G                                  D
They're gonna make a big star out of me
  G                                              C
They'll make a film about a man that's sad and lonely
     D                        G
And all I gotta do is Act Naturally.


Middle:
        D                      G
Well I bet you I'm gonna be a big star
         D                           G
I might win an Oscar  You can never tell
      D                         G
The movies gonna make me a big star
     A                       D
'Cos I can play the part so well.


Verse:
We'll make a film about a man that's sad and lonely
And begging down upon his bended knee
I'll play the part  But I won't need rehearsin'
Cos all I gotta do is Act Naturally.


Guitar Solo (play this twice):
             D                         G
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------0------------0---------5--5------------------------------
A|---------------------3------------3--------b(7)5-----------------------
D|--5--4--2--0-----/7-----0-----/7------------------7b(9)--5-------------


Well I bet you I'm gonna be a big star
I might win an Oscar  You can never tell
The movies gonna make me a big star
'Cos I can play the part so well.

Well I hope you come and see me in the movies
Then I know that you will plainly see
The biggest fool that ever hit the big time
And all I gotta do is Act Naturally.


Ending:
             D                          G
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------0------------4-------4--5--5-----------------------------
A|---------------------3--------5/7-----------b(7)5----------------------
D|--5--4--2--0-----/7-----0--------------------------7b(9)--5------------




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Assorted guitar licks:


Example licks for verse:
   They're gonna put me in the movies
e|-----3----3------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----0----0----------------------1---------------1---------------------
G|-----0----0----------------------0---------0-----0---------0-----------
D|-------------------0----------------0--h2-----------0--h2--------------
A|----------------------0---2---3---------------3------------------------
D|--5-------------5------------------------------------------------------

   They're gonna make a big star out of me
e|----------3---------3--------------------------------------------------
B|----------0---------0--------------------------------------------------
G|----------0---------0--------------------0---------0-------------------
D|--------------------------------------------0--h2-----2--0-------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------3--2--0----
D|--5--------------------5---5----4--2--0--------------------------------

   They'll make a film about a man that's sad and lonely
e|--------------3--------3----------3-----------------------------------------
B|--------------0--------0----------0-----------------------------------------
G|--------------0--------0----------0-----------------0-------0--0--0-------0-
D|-------------------------------------------------------0h2-----------0h2----
A|-----------------------------------------0---2---3--------------------------
D|----------5-------------------5---------------------------------------------

   And all I gotta do is Act Naturally
e|------------2---------2------------------------------------------------
B|------------3---------3-----------------5--3---------------------------
G|------------2---------2------------2/4--------4--0---------------------
D|------0----------------------------------------------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------


Example licks for middle part:
   Well I bet you I'm gonna be a big star                      I might
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------3---3-----------------------------------------------------
G|-------------2---2------------------0-------0--0--0--0-------0---------
D|-------------0---0---------------------0h2--------------0h2------------
A|--------------------------2--4--5--------------------------------------
D|---------0-------------0-----------------------------------------------

..win an Oscar  You can never tell (repeat above)

   The movies gonna make me a big star                       'Cos I
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------5-----5-----5-----5-----6-------7------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------0--2--4--5-----5-----5-----5-----6-----7-----------

   can play the part so well.
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------12------10-----9-----7----------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------12------10------9-----7-------------------------


One other famous lick:
   Then I know that you will plainly see
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------------0-------------------
A|--------------------------------------------0--h2-----2--p0------------
D|-----------------------5----4--2----0--3h4-------------------4--5------






Act Naturally 		(Vonnie Morrison-Johhny Russell 1963)

The're gonna put me in the movies, the're gonna make a big star out of me
G			C	G			 		D
we'll make a film of about a man that's sad and lonely, and all I got to do is act naturally.
G						C	D			G

Well I bet you I'm gonna be a big star, I might win an Oscar, you can never tell
D      	                 	    G		D				    G
The movie is gonna make me a big star, cause I can play the part so well
D				G	A7				D (C Bm D)

Well I hope you'll come and see me in the movie, then I know that you will plainly see
G					C	G			 		D
The biggest fool that ever hit the big time, and all I got to do is act naturally
G				C	D  				G

We'll make a scene about a man who's sad and lonely, I'm begging down upon my bended knees 
G						C	G			 	D
I'll play the part and I won't need rehearsin'  'cause all I have to do is act naturally 
G				C	D					G




Ook op Help!:

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I Need You I Need You
Another Girl Another Girl
You're Gonna Lose That Girl You're Gonna Lose That Girl
Ticket to Ride Ticket to Ride
Act Naturally Act Naturally
It's Only Love It's Only Love
You Like Me Too Much You Like Me Too Much
Tell Me What You See Tell Me What You See
I've Just Seen a Face I've Just Seen a Face
Yesterday Yesterday
Dizzy Miss Lizzy Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Ook op Yesterday and Today:

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Nowhere Man Nowhere Man
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Yesterday Yesterday
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And Your Bird Can Sing And Your Bird Can Sing
If I Needed Someone If I Needed Someone
We Can Work It Out We Can Work It Out
What Goes On What Goes On
Day Tripper Day Tripper

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