Needles And Pins

NEEDLES AND PINS by JACKIE de SHANNON in C This is the best version by the writer of the song in the key that she sings it in – really soulful, with a clever key change. If you find the intro challenging it is easier in the key of D, but it leaves you with a key change to F#! You can play the intro through most of the first and second verse, but definitely half the intro where the -------------- appears. Listen to Jackie’s version and you will soon pick it up. The song actually fades, but I have added a final line Mike Perry Intro: CCsus2CCsus2Csus4CCsus2CCsus2C x2 e-0---0---1-0-------0-0---1-0-----0-----0---------------------| B-1-3-1-3-1-1-3s5s3-1-1-3-1-3-1-1-3s5s3-1---------------------| G-0-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------0---------------------| D-2-2-2-2-2-2-------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------2---------------------| A-3-3-3-3-3-3-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------3---------------------| E-------------------------------------------------------------| First Verse C I saw him today, I saw his face Am It was the face I loved, and I knew C I had to run away Am And get down on my knees and pra-a-ay, that they’d go away C Am And still they begin,------------needles and pins F G Because of all my pride, the tears I gotta hide Second Verse C Oh I thought I was smart, I’d won his heart Am I didn't think I'd lose, but now I see C She's worse to him than me, let her go ahead Am Take his love instead, and one day he will see C Am Just how to say please------------and get down on his knees F G Oh that's how it begins, he'll feel those needle and pins G G G G/F# E A-hurtin' him, A-hurtin' him Bridge, then key change E D Why can't I stop, and tell myself I'm wrong, I'm wrong, so wrong C B Why can't I stand up, and tell myself I'm strong n.C. E Because, I saw him today, I saw his face C#m It was the face I loved, I can’t let go E Although I know he’ll make me cry C#m Oh a wo-ah woh till the day I die E But people I got to live now C#m And though I know that I’ll just forgive now A B Yeah when it begins, he'll feel those needle and pins B A-hurtin' him, stop it now B E Stop those needles, stop those pins C#m A Lord when they begin, oh won’t you hear what I say B Somebody take them away, stop ’em now, stop ‘em B E Stop those needles and pins E C#m A Oh when they begin I feel those needles and pins B A-hurtin’ me, hurtin’ me B E Needles and pins