Johnny Gaddaar (title track)

JG (Johnny Gaddaar) is one of the finest of 2007, even though it didn’t get its due recognition. Its on my top 5 (Bheja Fry, Chak De, Jab We Met, Taare Zameen Par & JG) of 2007. And the music is refreshing, stylish, and in tune with the ultra-sleekness of the movie. Here’s the title song, chorded and tabbed, for most part. Fun lyrics, great tremolo feel to the guitar riff (though reminds of Rama Re song from Kaante), the song totally rocks! Hope the tab helps. Have fun!

Johnny Gaddaar Riff
[riff repeats]
chhoti si jindagi gehari si jeb hai
baaki toh jaan-e-mann baaton ke seb hai – 2

baatein hai sab saali baatein hain
kehate hai phir bhool jaatein hain
Am C Eb Bb
hey johnny zindagi juwaan hai khel yaar
hey johnny gaddaar aaj nakad kal phir udhaar
hey johnny matlab hi hai asali yaar,
[riff repeats]
hey johnny

[interlude: on Am pent scale, play two notes at a time]
C B C B
aayegi nahi phir yeh jindagi
Am F
mar marake kyun jina yaar, jamake khaana pina yaar
mar marake kyun jina yaar, bharake pyaala pina yaar
Cm Am
maangega toh mera hai, chinega toh tera hai ki nahi
[riff repeats]
baatein hai sab saali baatein hain
kehate hai phir bhool jaatein hain
(didn’t transcribe here onwards, because its same as above)
hey johnny sab kuchh hai yahaan sale mein
hey johnny gaddaar sab chalata hai khel mein
hey johnny chadh ja tu bhi rail mein, hey johnny

bharake chusle, eb mein thus le
baaton mein na aana tu, apani karata jaana tu
baaton mein na aana tu, apana gaana gaana tu
jaadu hai tere mein – 2 ki nahi
bhala kar toh tera bhala ho, aisa kaam jo saala chala ho
hey johnny thoda sa tu bhi khel yaar
hey gaddaar jo aaye tu pel yaar

hey johnny aaj nakad kal phir udhaar, hey johnny

For the main riff, you HAVE to get the tremolo effect. And switch between tremolo and distortion for the main part. But its a fun song, can be played in thousand diff style. So put in your own licks, add a solo, play some palm-muted power chords, and … just make it your own! Tons of opportunity…

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One response to “Johnny Gaddaar (title track)

  1. sorry mate but your tab is completely wrong

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