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Southern Man chords

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[Intro]

Dm  Bb  Gm  Dm  Bb  Bm


[Verse 1]

Dm                 Fmaj7/C
Southern man, better keep your head,

Bb                    G7
don't forget what your Good Book says.

Dm                 Fmaj7/C
Southern change gonna come at last,

Bb                  G7               Dm
now your crosses are burnin' fast, southern man.

Bb  Gm  Dm  Bb  Gm

Dm              Bb       Gm
I saw cotton and I saw black,

Dm                     Bb            Gm
tall white mansions and little shacks;

Dm                        Bb          Gm
southern man when will you pay them back?

A
I heard screamin' and bull whips crackin'.

How long, how long? Ah!

Dm  Bb  Gm  Dm  Bb  Bm


[Verse 2]
(same chords)

Dm                 Fmaj7/C
Southern man, better keep your head,

Bb                    G7
don't forget what your Good Book says.

Dm                 Fmaj7/C
Southern change gonna come at last,

Bb                  G7               Dm
now your crosses are burnin' fast, southern man.

Bb  Gm  Dm  Bb  Gm

Dm              Bb       Gm
I saw cotton and I saw black,

Dm                     Bb            Gm
tall white mansions and little shacks;

Dm                        Bb          Gm
southern man when will you pay them back?

A
I heard screamin' and bull whips crackin'.

How long, how long? Ah!

(Repeat and fade)


[Outro]

Dm  Bb  Gm  Dm  Bb  Gm

            
            
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gmsje 30 Aug 22, 2004 08:00 PM

B the B07 - Thanks for the tabs. I had been working with an Am-C-G progression, but yours works better especially in the first lyric stanza. A couple of thoughts - isn't there another chord after the basic Dm-Bb-Gm? Wouldn't adding a barred Am add that extra chorded note heard on the record? Also, Bm does not work at all at the end of the second Dm-Bb progression you have in the intro and later in the song. I'm assuming you meant another Gm. I would add a barred Am to make the basic progession Dm-Bb-Gm-BarredAm.

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gmsje 30 Aug 22, 2004 08:00 PM

Opps, additional thought. Fmaj7 doesn't work to my ear, but C does, for the places where there is that choice.

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Metallicam 20 Aug 12, 2006 09:11 PM

It's not an Am barred, but you got the right idea. Just hammer on the e-string 5th fret right at the end of the Gm to get the right sound. I'm pretty sure Fmaj7 is right.

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