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Author
Black Girl
The Four Pennies
Traditional song; released as a single with "You Went Away" as the B-side

3/4 time

Intro:
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D|--------------------|--------------------|
A|8------10-----8-----|7-------------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|
                                     Black

Verse:
G|------ ------ ------|------ ------ 6-----|7----- ------ ----7-|
D|7-------------7-----|7------9------------|--------------------|
A|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
  girl,         black  girl,         tell   me            no


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D|--------------------|7-----------------7-|--------------6-----|
A|8-----------------8-|--------------------|7------9------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
  lies,          Where did           you    sleep         last


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A|--------------------|7------9------------|--------------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
  night?                             In the pines,        in the


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A|--------------------|--------------------|8-----------------8-|
E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
  pines,        where  Sun           never  shines,           She
                    the

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E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
  shivered         the whole         night  through.


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D|--------------6-----|
A|7------9------------|
E|--------------------|
                    Her

Verse:
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E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
  hus     -     band   was               a  rail    -     road-


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A|8-------------------|--------------------|7------9------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
  man,                 Killed at        the dri     -     ving


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  wheel.                                She found         his


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  bo- dy        all    crushed       and    torn


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  Un  -  der       the twis    -     ted    steel.


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                    It

Verse:
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E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
  caused        her to weep,             it caused        her to


G|------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------|
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A|8-----------------8-|--------------------|7------9------------|
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  moan,             It caused her        to lose          her


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  mind,                              When   thought       of
                                         she

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  how           she    lost          her    man,              So


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  brave,        so     gen  - tle    and    kind.


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Verse (solo):
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E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|



G|------ ------ ------|
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E|--------------------|
                Now she

Verse:
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E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
  wan  - ders       a- lone             be- neath         the


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A|8-----------------8-|--------------------|7------9------------|
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  trees,        And    hap -  py         to mourn         her
                    she's

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  man.                               And the cold         wind


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  comes         to     chill         her    bones,        and the


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  sea    mist   hangs  o  -   ver    her    head.


G|------ ------ ------|
D|--------------6-----|
A|7------9------------|
E|--------------------|
                Black

Verse:
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D|7------7------7-----|7------7------7-----|--------------------|
A|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
  girl,         black  girl,         where  will          you


G|------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------|
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A|8------8------8-----|--------------------|7------9------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
  go?              She goes   where     the cold          winds


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  blow.                              In the pines,        in the


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  pines,        where  Sun           never  shines,           She
                    the

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  shivered         the whole         night  through.


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                Black

Verse:
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  girl,         black  girl,         where  will          you


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  go?              She goes   where     the cold          winds


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  blow.                              In the pines,        in the


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  pines,        where  Sun           never  shines,           She
                    the

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A|------------------------------------|7------9------------|
E|------------------------------------|--------------------|
  shivered                         the whole         night


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E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
  through.


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E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|

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