Back In Black

Words & Music:

Angus Young, Malcolm Young & Brian Johnson (AC/DC)


There is a full transcription of this in Guitar World.


Main riff for intro, transitions & verses:

E5  D5  A5  [4x with little licks after the A5]


Back in black, I hit the sack.

I've been too long, I'm glad to be back.

Yes, I'm let loose from the noose,

That's kept me hangin' about.

I been livin like a star 'cause it's gettin' me high,

Forget the hearse, 'cause I never die.

I got nine lives, cat's eyes.

Abusing every one of them and running wild.



           A5  E5  B5           A5  E5  B5

'Cause I'm back-----!  Yes, I'm back!

          G5   D  A5           G5  D  A5

Well, I'm back------! Yes, I'm back!

          A5  E5  B5  A5  E5  B5

Well, I'm baaack----! Baaack!

          G5                       G5      D

Well, I'm back in black.  Yes, I'm back in black!


Back in the back of a Cadillac,

Number one with a bullet, I'm a power pack.

Yes I'm in a band with a gang.

They gotta catch me if they want me to hang.

'Cause I'm back on the track and I'm beatin' the flak.

Nobody's gonna get me on another rap.

So, look at me now, I'm just a makin' my pay.

Don't try to push your luck, just get outta my way.




INSTRUMENTAL SOLO OVER:  E5  |  E5  | E5  | E5 A5 E5 A5  |  [4x]


CHORUS:  [2x]


OUTRO:  [guitar solo over instrumental solo chords and out]


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