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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. #
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
You Don t Mess Around With Jim chords
Jim Croce 1972

E E7

E      E7       E
Uptown got it's hustlers 
           E7       E
The bowery got it's bums 
                E7      E
42nd Street got Big Jim Walker 
                     E7       E
He's a pool-shooting son of a gun 
         A
Yeah, he big and dumb as a man can come 
       E               E7      E
But he stronger than a country hoss 
             B7                   A
And when the bad folks all get together at night 
              A7                E
You know they all call big Jim "Boss", just because 
         E7
And they say 

          A      A7         E
You don't tug on Superman's cape 
          A    A7       E
You don't spit into the wind 
          A                      A7
You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger 
        B7          A7         E
And you don't mess around with Jim 

           E        E7          E
Well outta south Alabama came a country boy 
                         E7        E
He say I'm looking for a man named Jim 
       E7            E
I am a pool-shooting boy 
        E7       E
My name Willie McCoy 
                   E7      E
But down home they call me Slim 
         A
Yeah I'm looking for the king of 42nd Street 
             E7            E
He driving a drop top Cadillac 
             B7
Last week he took all my money 
       A
And it may sound funny 
      A7             A     E
But I come to get my money back 
              E7
And everybody say Jack don't you know 

          A      A7         E
You don't tug on Superman's cape 
          A    A7       E
You don't spit into the wind 
          A                      A7
You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger 
        B7          A7         E
And you don't mess around with Jim 

       E         E7       E
Well a hush fell over the pool room 
                      E7      E
Jimmy come bopping in off the street 
             E7           E
And when the cutting were done 
         E7               E
The only part that wasn't bloody 
        E7                     E
Was the soles of the big man's feet 
             A
Yeah he were cut in bout a hundred places 
            E                E7
And he were shot in a couple more 
        B7
And you better believe 
            A                 A7
They sung a different kind of story
         A           E                E7
When big Jim hit the floor,  now they say 

          A      A7         E
You don't tug on Superman's cape 
          A    A7       E
You don't spit into the wind 
          A                      A7
You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger 
        B7          A7         E
And you don't mess around with Slim
 

Yeah, big Jim got his hat 

Find out where it's at 

And it's not hustling people strange to you 

Even if you do got a two-piece custom-made pool cue 

          A      A7         E
You don't tug on Superman's cape 
          A    A7       E
You don't spit into the wind 
          A                      A7
You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger 
        B7          A7         E     E7 B7 E
And you don't mess around with Slim 


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Tom Hogg 10 Nov 26, 2014 07:05 PM

Nice job, Pen.

Thanks,
Tom

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