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The Bottle chords

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Hi folks, from the great Gil Scott-Heron (may his soul rest in peace), one of his greatest songs. Searched it for a long time on the net with no success so far. Kudos to my guitar teacher, it should be accurate. Listen to the song to get the feeling of it and everything should work fine. Have fun. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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G/A(add2): 555433 Dm9: x5355x Am7 5x55555
Gm7: 3x33333 FM7: 1x2210 Em: 779987  Dm: 557765

[Intro]
G/A(add2)        Dm9 (4x)

[Verse]
G/A(add2)                                    Dm9
See that black boy over there, runnin' scared
                   G/A(add2)          Dm9
His ol' man's in a bottle
G/A(add2)                              Dm9
He done quit his 9 to 5 he drink full time
                          G/A(add2)          Dm9
So now he's livin' in the bottle
G/A(add2)                                    Dm9
See that black boy over there, runnin' scared
                  G/A(add2)                Dm9
His ol' man got a problem and it's a bad one
G/A(add2)                              Dm9
Pawned off damn near everything, his ol'
                           G/A(add2)
Woman's weddin' ring for a bottle

[Chorus]
    Am7                    Gm7
And don't you think it's a crime
     FM7              Em       Dm    G/A(add2)    Dm9
When time after time, people in the bottle

[Interlude]
G/A(add2)         Dm9

[Verse]
G/A(add2)
See that sista, sho wuz fine before she
        Dm9
Started drinkin' wine
         G/A(add2)         Dm9
From the bottle
G/A(add2)
Said her ol' man committed a crime
    Dm9
And he's doin' time
                    G/A(add2)          Dm9
So now she's in the bottle
G/A(add2)                                      Dm9
She's out there on the avenue, all by herself
                         G/A(add2)             Dm9
Sho' needs help from the bottle
A13
Preacherman tried to help her out
    Dm9                                         A13        Dm9
She cussed him out and hit him in the head with a bottle

[Chorus]
Am7                        Gm7
And don't you think it's a crime
     FM7              Em       Dm    G/A(add2)     Dm9
When time after time, people in the bottle

[Interlude]
G/A(add2)   Dm9

[Verse]
G/A(add2)                           Dm9
See that gent in the wrinkled suit

He done damn near blown his cool
       G/A(add2)         Dm9
To the bottle
   G/A(add2)                              Dm9
He wuz a doctor helpin' young girls along
                                    G/A(add2)         Dm9
If they wuzn't too far gone to have problems
    G/A(add2)
But defenders of the dollar eagle
Dm9
Said "What you doin', Doc, it ain't legal,"
                    G/A(add2)             Dm9
And now he's in the bottle
G/A(add2)
Now we watch him everyday tryin' to
          Dm9
Chase the pigeons away
         G/A(add2)            Dm9
From the bottle

[Chorus]
Am7                        Gm7
And don't you think it's a crime
     FM7              Em      Dm    G/A(add2)     Dm9
When time after time, people in the bottle

[Outro]
G/A(add2)      Dm9

            
            
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