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Lou Reed
"I Wanna Be Black"
From "Street Hassle" (1978)


[Intro]

A

[Verse]

A
I wanna be black, have natural rhythm
A                          F#m  D
Shoot twenty foot of jism too
                  A
And fuck up the jews

[Verse]

A
I wanna be black, I wanna be a panther
A
Have a girlfriend named Samantha
                            F#m  D 
And have a stable of foxy whores
                    A
Oh, oh, I wanna be black
         E
I don't wanna be a fucked up
F#m                             A
Middle class college student anymore
       E                   F#m   A          D
I just wanna have a stable of foxy little whores

[Chorus]

A
Yeah, yeah, I wanna be black
D
Oh, oh, I wanna be black
A
Yeah, yeah, I wanna be black

[Verse]

A
I wanna be black, wanna be like Martin Luther King
A
And get myself shot in the spring
                                F#m D
And lead a whole generation, too
                  A
And fuck up the Jews

[Verse]

A
I wanna be black, I wanna be like Malcolm X
A                                        F#m  D
And cast a hex over President Kennedy's tomb
                      A
And have a big prick, too
              E
Oh, I don't wanna be a fucked up
F#m                             A
Middle class college student no more
               E             F#m   A 
Yeah, I just wanna have a stable of 
              D
Foxy little whores

[Chorus]

A                        D
Yeah, yeah, I wanna be black
                  A                
I wanna be black, I wanna be black
             D                
I wanna be black, I wanna be black
                                    A
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I wanna be black
                                   D
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I wanna be black
                                                A
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I wanna be black

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
                          D
(Yeah, yeah, I wanna be black, oh, oh)
                          A
(Yeah, yeah, I wanna be black, oh, oh)
                          D
(Yeah, yeah, I wanna be black, oh, oh)
                           A
(Yeah, yeah, I wanna be black, oh, oh)

D9  D#9  E9 (x3)

            
            
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