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The Ballad Of Eddie Klepp chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Based on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQx7aRzSuik
the D might be something else or some variation not 100% sure but this is passable 

Capo 5

[intro] 
G D Em C


[Verses]
G
The war had finally ended
D
america had changed
        Em
it had beaten back the nazis 
        C
but the jim crow laws remain

              G
and there was talk of staging marches
          D
there was talk bout civil rights
              Em
and there was talk about a negro playing 
C
baseball with the whites

        G
well he walked into the clubhouse
        D
and the card players quit playing
Em     
and everybody stop in the middle
    C
of whatever they were saying
           G
and it was just like when the sheriff
D         
walks into the salon
           Em
and he says my name is Eddie
      C
as he looks around the room


G
this mans here to play baseball
    D
the manager said to the team
      Em
we're all gonna have to live with this
    C                                           G
aah that's not what i mean, you know what i mean

and they all did
D
it went without saying
        Em
and the card players looked at their hand
         C
and went on with their playing

G
well they ran him off the field
                 D
before a game in Birmingham one night
              Em
they made him sit up in the grand stand
       C
in the section marked for whites
       G
in his Cleveland buck-eyes uniform
         D
it was a new twist on the law
    Em
the marshals kept their eye on him
       C
and the hecklers ate him raw

G                               D
Eddie Klepp should have run the bases in reverse
  Em                                  C
a white man in the negro league well that had to be a first
   G
he could not ride the same buses 
D
stay in the same motels
                 Em
and he could not eat in the same restaurants
           C
he could't have mixed clientele


G

   G
so while Jackie played for Brooklyn
    D
and wore the dodger blue
Em
Eddie crossed the color line
    C
the one without a cue
   G               
a white man in the negro leagues
   D
he might as well have been a Jew
    Em
and now you mention the name of Eddie Klepp
     C
most everyone says who?

            
            
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