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What About Me Chords

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Written By: Jesse Otis Farrow / From The Album: "What About Me"

Recorded: October 8, 1970 / Released: December, 1970
[Intro] 
(With Flute riff over chords) 
Em  Am  Em  Am 

Em
You poisoned my sweet water.
Dm
You cut down my green trees.
    Em
The food you fed my children
        Dm
Was the cause of their disease.
   Em
My world is slowly fallin' down
        Dm
And the air's not good to breathe.
    Em
And those of us who care enough,
   Dm
We have to do something...

[Chorus]
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?
     Em
Your newspapers,
                  Dm
They just put you on.
Em
They never tell you
    Dm
The whole story.
     Em
They just put your
            Dm
Young ideas down.
               Em
I was wonderin' could this be the end
        Dm
Of your pride and glory?

[Chorus]
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?

Em
I work in your factory.
   Dm
I study in your schools.
  Em
I fill your penitentiaries.
         Dm
And your military too!
      Em
And I feel the future trembling,
       Dm
As the word is passed around.
        Em
"If you stand up for what you do believe,
      Dm
Be prepared to be shot down. "

[Chorus]
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?

      Em
And I feel like a stranger
        Dm
In the land where I was born
      Em
And I live like an outlaw.
        Dm
And I'm always on the run...
        Em
And I'm always getting busted
       Dm
And I got to take a stand...
    Em
I believe the revolution
        Dm
Must be mighty close at hand...

[Chorus]
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?

Em
I smoke marijuana
        Dm
But I can't get behind your wars.
    Em
And most of what I do believe
      Dm
Is against most of your laws
      Em
I'm a fugitive from injustice
         Dm
But I'm goin' to be free.
           Em     
'Cause your rules and regulations
       Dm
They don't do the thing for me

[Chorus]
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?

       Em
And I feel like a stranger
         Dm
In the land where I was born
       Em
And I live just like an outlaw.
          Dm
And I'm always on the run.
     Em                                  Dm
And though you may be stronger now, my time will come around.
         Em                            Dm
You keep adding to my numbers, and you shoot my people down.

[Chorus] 
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?
Am                      C        Dm
Oh... Oh What you gonna do about me?
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