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Don’t Be Surprised by Tim O’Brien

E                  Esus4          E       Esus4
She was heavy with child, he had a hungry look 
          E          Esus4     E             Esus4
They were out on the road just waitin' to be took 
      Amaj7       A             Amaj7      A
And I wasn't much better, all I owned in a sack 
      Amaj7      A                Amaj7    A
But I had enough street smarts to watch my back 
       F#m         F#m7     F#m              F#m7
And he asked me if I knew a place they could go 
   F#m           F#m7  B             Bsus4        E       Esus4    E   Esus4
To keep from the wind, away from the rain and the drivin' snow 
            Amaj7        A            Amaj7   A
He said I'm good with my hands, I can work my way
      Amaj7        A                      Amaj7      A
But I don't know a soul here, there's not much I can pay 
       F#m      F#m7     F#m         F#m7
I just shook my head and all I could say
    B        Bsus4             E        Esus4    E   Esus4
Was don't be surprised if they turn you away 


            E             Esus4     E         Esus4
I said your child will be born to a heartless place 
      E           Esus4             E           Esus4
If he tries to do good they'll just spit in his face 
         Amaj7    A            Amaj7    A
He might heal the sick, make a lame man walk 
         Amaj7         A         Amaj7    A
And draw big crowds of people to hear his talk 
              F#m         F#m7           F#m       F#m7
But he'd make rich men so nervous, they'd take him away 
           F#m        F#m7       B         Bsus2    E       Esus4    E  Esus4
And they’d put him on trial, and twist his words to make him pay 
   Amaj7    A           Amaj7    A
He might be humble, the gentlest around 
         Amaj7           A        Amaj7       A
But that won't stop some men from puttin' him down 
          F#m             F#m7     F#m          F#m7
You see I don't have much faith in people these days 
   B        Bsus4             E        Esus4    E  Esus4
So don't be surprised if they turn him away 

       E         Esus4     E         Esus4
Well I guess someday maybe Rome will fall 
    E           Esus4       E           Esus4
And peace could live inside Jerusalem's walls 
    Amaj7     A              Amaj7       A
And men could win at lots of things they tried
     Amaj7       A                  Amaj7        A
Grow food in the desert, maybe even learn how to fly 
       F#m      F#m7                     F#m         F#m7
In two thousand years they'll might look back on our day 
F#m          F#m7      B               Bsus4                   E        Esus4      E    Esus4
They’d study about us, they’d probably wonder how in the world we could live this way 
        Amaj7       A           Amaj7     A
But the more things changed the more they stayed the same 
    Amaj7          A                 Amaj7   A
And men will never give up all their hurtful games
  F#m            F#m7    F#m           F#m7
A few will stand tall, a few will walk straight 
    B               Bsus4       E        Esus4    E   Esus4
But most of us will fall to the fear and hate 


E                   Esus4          E       Esus4
Well I guess at the time it didn't seem so odd
           Amaj7        A                  Amaj7       A
That I was talking with Joseph and Mary, the mother of God
 F#m                F#m7          F#m  F#m7
I wouldn't change a word if I saw them today 
               B     Bsus4             E           Esus4    E   Esus4
And I wouldn't be so surprised if they turned them away 
            Amaj7        A            Amaj7   A
He said I'm good with my hands, I can work my way 
      Amaj7        A                      Amaj7      A
But I don't know a soul here, there's not much I can pay 
       F#m      F#m7         F#m         F#m7
I just shook my head because all I could say 
    B        Bsus4             E        Esus4
Was don't be surprised if they turn you away 
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