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In The Ghetto Chords

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Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto

Standard tuning (not in same key as original song)

A* - This is a little hammer-on/pull-off using the 
little finger on the 3rd fret of the B string. I
use it to mimic the full riff which i can't play...


[Verse 1]

        A         A*
As the snow flies
        C#m
On a cold and gray chicago mornin'
  D                E
A poor little baby child is born
        A       A*
In the ghetto

 A  A*  A  A*         C#m    D   E    A  A*     
And his mama cries
'cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto


[Verse 2]

                  E
People, don't you understand
                  D       A
The child needs a helping hand
   D                   E                  A
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
                E
Take a look at you and me,
          D         A
Are we too blind to see,
   D                   E                  A
Do we simply turn our heads and look the other way


[Verse 3]

 A  A*  A  A*         C#m    D   E    A  A*     
Well the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto


[Verse 4]

 A  A*  A  A*         C#m    D   E    A  A*     
And his hunger burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to steal
And he learns how to fight
In the ghetto


[Verse 5]

E
Then one night in desperation
D               A
A young man breaks away
D               E
He buys a gun, steals a car,
A                       E
Tries to run, but he don't get far


[Verse 6]

 A  A*  A  A*         C#m    D   E    A  A*     
And his mama cries
As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto


[Outro]

 A  A*  A  A*         C#m    D   E    A  A*     
As her young man dies,
On a cold and gray chicago mornin',
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto
 A  A*  A  A*         (fade out)
And his mama cries
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guitarsean232 293 wrote on July 29 2008, 08:16 am

nice tab mate.

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black_fox87 25 wrote on February 27 2009, 06:25 am

nice tab I think the chorus is off at the end however shouldnt it be

D E D E
Do we simply turn our heads and look the other way

Instead of

D E A
Do we simply turn our heads and look the other way

and I also think that the A should be a D in the bridge where it goes "Tries to run"

at least thats how Ive chosen to play it

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ilovemy_guitar 38 wrote on July 6 2010, 04:46 pm

Stick a capo on 1st, then I think it's pretty much perfect (lets hope!)

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