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Prison Song Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#

Date: Sat, 03 Jan 1998 15:04:31 +0100
From: Peter Eybert 
Subject: CRD: Prison Song by Graham Nash

Prison Song

written and performed by Graham Nash
from "Wild Tales", 1973
transcribed by Peter Eybert 


[Capo 3]

          Am
One day a friend took me aside
                     Dm
and said, "I have to leave you.
           Am
For buying something from a friend
                     Em      E7
They say I have done wrong.
       Am
For protecting the name of a man
                      Dm7
they say I'll have to leave you.
           Am              Em                Dm7    Am
So now I'm bidding you farewell for much too long.

             Am                     Dm7
And here's a song to sing for every man inside.
          Am                         Em     E7
If he can hear you sing it's an open door.
              Am                          Dm7
There's not a rich man there who couldn't pay his way
            Am                Em                 Dm7    Am
and buy the freedom, that's a high price for the poor.

Am(9)          Dm7(6)         Am(9)              Em       E7
Kids in Texas, smoking grass, ten year sentence, comes to pass.
Am(9)       Dm7(6)        Am(9)          Em       E7
Misdemeanor in Ann Arbor, ask the judges why?

        Am
Another friend said to her kids
                  Dm
I'm gonna have to leave you
            Am
For selling something to the man
              Em     E7
I guess I did wrong.
               Am
And although I did the best I could
                  Dm7
I'm gonna have to leave you.
           Am              Em                Dm7    Am
So now I'm kissing you farewell for much too long.

             Am                     Dm7
And here's a song to sing for every man inside.
          Am                         Em     E7
If he can hear you sing it's an open door.
              Am                          Dm7
There's not a rich man there who couldn't pay his way
            Am                Em                 Dm7    Am7
and buy the freedom, that's a high price for the poor.

--
pjoe@charon..muc.de
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9finger10toe 10 Nov 04, 2013 01:54 PM

How can this Song still hold so much pertinence? 40 years we have had to Sing about those, so unfortunate, who have been persecuted over a PLANT!!! Peace!

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