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Stuck in the Middle With You

Stealers Wheel

from the album Stealers Wheel released in 1972

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Lyrics

Intro

D

Verse

D Well, I don't know why I came here tonight D I got the feeling that something ain't right G I'm so scared, I can't stop falling off my chair D And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs A C G Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right D Here I am, stuck in the middle with you Yes I'm, stuck in the middle with you And I'm wondering what it is I should do It's so hard to keep this smile from face Losing control, yeah I'm all over the place Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right Here I am, stuck in the middle with you

Refrain

G Well, you started off with nothing D And you're proud that you're a self-made man G And your friends they all come crawling Slap you on the back and say D Am D Please... please... (intro chords) Trying to make some sense of it all But I can see it makes no sense at all Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor 'Cause I don't think that I can take anymore Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right Here I am, stuck in the middle with you (intro chords, with solo) Well, you started off with nothing And you're proud that you're a self-made man And your friends they all come crawling Slap you on the back and say Please... please... Well, I don't know why I came here tonight I got the feeling that something ain't right I'm so scared, I can't stop falling off my chair And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right Here I am, stuck in the middle with you Yes I'm, stuck in the middle with you Stuck in the middle with you Here I am, stuck in the middle with you (end on D, let ring)

Notes & Tabs

Guitar Chords Used

Here's how to play the guitar chords used in this song. For the G and A, you can freely use a G7 or A7 throughout the song as well. I included these below.

e-|----2----3----0----0----0----  ----1-----0----
B-|----3----0----2----1----1----  ----0-----2----
G-|----2----0----2----0----2----  ----0-----0----
D-|----0----0----2----2----2----  ----0-----2----
A-|---------2----0----3----0----  ----2-----0----
E-|---------3-------------------  ----3----------
       D    G    A    C    Am         G7    A7 

Guitar Strumming Pattern

Given the relatively simple chord progression used in this song, it is the strumming pattern you use that will let you add a lot of character -- especially given any attempt to capture the zest of the album version. Instead of trying to explain it here, I'll point you to Justin Sandercoe's excellent strumming tutorial for this song on Youtube -- check it out here.

Chord Progressions

Intro

| D . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . |

Verse

"Well, I don't know whey I came here tonight..."
| D . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . |
| G . . . | . . . . | D . . . | . . . . |
"Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right..."
| A . . . | C . G . | D . . . | . . . . |

Refrain

"Well, you started off with nothing..."
| G  . . . | . . . . | D . . . | . . . . |
| G  . . . | . . . . | D . . . | . . . . |
| Am . . . | . . . . |

Song Info

Song: Stuck in the Middle With You
Artist: Stealers Wheel
Album: Stealers Wheel
Year: 1972
Label: A&M

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My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

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