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The Richest Man In Babylon Chords

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  • Includes reggae chords played in syncopated rhythm.
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"The Richest Man in Babylon" by Thievery Corporation
From the 2002 album The Richest Man in Babylon

  Fm     Bbm    Cm
e|-8--| |-x-| |-x--|
B|-9--| |-6-| |-8--|
G|-10-| |-6-| |-8--|
D|-x--| |-8-| |-10-|
A|-x--| |-x-| |-x--|
E|-x--| |-x-| |-x--|

[Verse]
Fm
There is no guidance in your kingdom
Bbm
Your wicked walk in Babylon
Fm
There is no wisdom to your freedom
Bbm
The richest man in Babylon
Cm        Bbm       Fm
Whoa-oa-oa-oa, Whoa-oa-oa

[Verse]
Fm
Your beggars sleep outside your doorway
Bbm
Your prophets leave to wonder on
Fm
You fall asleep at night with worry
Bbm
The saddest man in Babylon
Cm        Bbm       Fm
Whoa-oa-oa-oa, Whoa-oa-oa

[Verse]
Fm
The wicked stench of exploitation
Bbm
Hangs in the air and fingers on
Fm
Beneath the praise and admiration
Bbm
The weakest man in Babylon
Cm        Bbm       Fm
Whoa-oa-oa-oa, Whoa-oa-oa

[Verse]
Fm
There is no hope left in your kingdom
Bbm
Your servants have burned all their songs
Fm
Nobody here remembers freedom
Bbm
The richest man in Babylon
Cm        Bbm       Fm
Whoa-oa-oa-oa, Whoa-oa-oa

[Bridge]
Fm
Si la lou babylon go 'dain
Fm
Babylon gon' be rich again 
Bbm
But to we don' sick again 
Bbm
But no we no weak again
Fm
Babyloooon on on on on 
Fm
(Rasta scat)
Cm
Sal la lou ca uba whoa
Bbm
Si la douba douba do wa bay 
Fm
??

[Verse]
Fm
Si la loo babylon come 'round
Fm
You better know you better understand 
Bbm
'Fact you know you better hear what they say 
Bbm
Babylon this is your final day
Fm
Babylon this is your final call 
Fm
Read the writin' it's on the wall 
Bbm
Said United we stand 
Bbm
And together we fall 
Cm
And if I know that
Cm
You're not 'gon catch me in a rat pack
Bbm
We not go fallin' on your death trap
Bbm
No way...
Cm        Bbm       Fm
Whoa-oa-oa-oa, Whoa-oa-oa
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