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My Name Is Emmett Till ukulele

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                My Name is Emmett Till - Emmylou Harris
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Emmylou Harris 
My Name is Emmett Till (2011)
(Emmylou Harris)

From: "Hard Bargain"

Sounds like Harris uses an open-D tuning here. If you don't want to retune 
so many strings: drop-D is close.

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Drop-D CHORDS

       e-B-G-D-A-D
C      2-3-2-0-0-0
F      3-3-0-0-5-5
G      0-2-2-2-0-x
Am     2-3-4-4-2-x

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| C | % | % | % |

C 
I was born a black boy
   F
My name is Emmett Till
G
Walked this earth for 14 years
F               C
One night I was killed
    C
For speaking to a woman
      ´F
Whose skin was white as dough
         C
That's a sin in Mississippi
    C            G
But how was I to know?

    C
I'd come down from Chicago
   F
To visit with my kin
   G
Up there I was a cheeky kid
  F              C
I guess I always been
        C
But the harm they put upon me
        F
Was too hard for what I done
    C
For I was just a black boy
  G             C
I never hurt no one

C        F     C
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
C        G     C
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

     C
They took me from my uncle's house
F
Mose Wright was his name
        G                          F
He'd be later standing without hesitation
          C
Point the blame
       C
At the ones who beat and cut me
    F
And shot me with a gun
    C
And threw me in the river
           C                    G
Like I was trash when they were done

      C
I was sent back to my mother
         F
At least what was left of me
    G
She kept my casket open
        F                   C
For the whole wide world to see
    C
The awful desecration
        F
And the evidence of hate
    C
You could not recognize me
        G             C
The mutilation was so great


  Am
Became a cry for justice then
      G
To be finally fulfilled
      F              C
All because of me, a black boy
   G               C
My name was Emmett Till


C        F     C
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
C        G     C
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

C        F     C
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
C        G     C
Oh oh oh oh oh oh


         C
Oh, that I had rather lived
           F
Till I was too old to die young
G
Not miss all I left behind
F                   C
All that might have come
C
Summer clouds above my head
    F
The grass beneath my feet
    C
The warmth of a good woman
    C               G
Her kisses soft and sweet

   C
Perhaps to be a father
       F
With a black boy of my own
G                            F
Watch him grow into a kinder world
           C
Than I had known
      C
Where no child would be murdered
        F
For the color of his skin
    C
And love would be the only thing
  G                  C
Inside the hearts of men

     Am
They say the horror of that night
   G
Is haunting heaven still
      F             C
Where I am one more black boy
   G              C
My name is Emmett Till

C        F     C
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
C        G     C
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

C        F     C
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
C        G     C
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

            
            
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