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Great Balls Of Fire was written by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer. It was recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis in 1957. Rolling Stone magazine ranks it as the 96th greatest song ever. In this lesson, we’ll talk about the 3 chords that make up the 12-bar blues progression that is used in the song. As usual, we’ll first go through each part of the song with chords in root position – then follow that up by using the technique of finding the nearest inversion. We’ll also take a look at some of the licks in this fun early rock song.