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In The Ghetto chords

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Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto

Standard tuning
CAPO 1

A * - Play the A with a hammer-on/pull-off (little finger on the 3rd fret of the B string to mimic the riff)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu3SBtub53g if you want the pro picking version.


[Verse 1]
       A A *
As the snow flies
     C#m
On a cold and grey Chicago mornin'
  D                E
A poor little baby child is born
       A A *
In the ghetto


[Verse 2]
       A A *
And his mama cries
          C#m
'cause if there's one thing that she don't need
     D              E
It's another hungry mouth to feed
       A A *
In the ghetto


[Chorus]
                 E
People don't you understand
                  D       A
The child needs a helping hand
   D                   E                    A
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
               E
Take a look at you and me,
           D        A
Are we too blind to see..
D            C#m                Bm             E
Do we simply turn our heads and look the other way
        A A *
Well the world turns
     C#m                        
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
D                          E
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
       A A *
In the ghetto


[Verse 3]
       A A *  
And his hunger burns
        C#m
so he starts to roam the streets at night
       D                           E
And he learns how to steal, and he learns how to fight
       A A *
In the ghetto


[Chorus]
E
Then one night in desperation
D                  A
A young man breaks away
D              C#m
He buys a gun, steals a car,
Bm                    E
Tries to run, but he don't get far
        A A *
And his mama cries
         C#m    
As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
     D                         E    
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
       A A *
In the ghetto


[Outro]
       A A *
As her young man dies,
         C#m
On a cold and grey Chicago mornin'
D                   E    
Another little baby child is born
       A A *
In the ghetto
        A A *
And his mama cries...

            
            
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guitarsean232 31 Jul 29, 2008 04:16 AM

nice tab mate.

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black_fox87 10 Feb 27, 2009 01:25 AM

nice tab I think the chorus is off at the end however shouldnt it be

D E D E
Do we simply turn our heads and look the other way

Instead of

D E A
Do we simply turn our heads and look the other way

and I also think that the A should be a D in the bridge where it goes "Tries to run"

at least thats how Ive chosen to play it

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ilovemy_guitar 21 Jul 06, 2010 12:46 PM

Stick a capo on 1st, then I think it's pretty much perfect (lets hope!)

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