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Man In Black chords

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Man in Black - this is the song that cash said he felt deeply personal about for it was the way he saw things 
in his life this is the version he first performed in early 1971 and the link to that performance is here 
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3xHuVltaFo [go to 1:02 in]

Chords for this song (with capo on 2nd Fret)
   G  A  C  A7 D7


[Verse 1]
G                                        G
Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,
G                                       A
Why you never see bright colors on my back,
C                  G               C              G
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.
A7                                                D7 
Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.

[Verse 2]
G                                              G
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
G                                       A
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
C                   G                   C              G
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
A7                                          D7 
But is there because he's a victim of the times.

[Verse 3]
G                                      G
I wear the black for those who never read,
G                                     A
Or listened to the words that Jesus said,
C                      G              C           G
About the road to happiness through love and charity,
A7                                               D7 
Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me.

[Verse 4]
G                                         G 
Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose,
G                                          A
In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
C                     G           C                   G
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back,
A7                                   D7 
Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black.

[Verse 5]
G                                  G 
I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
G                                               A
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold,
C                      G               C                   G
I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been,
A7                                      D7 
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.

G                                           G 
And, I wear it for the thousands who have died,
G                                     A
Believen' that the Lord is on their side,
C                G               C                G 
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
A7                                   D7
Believen' that we all were on their side.

[Verse 6]
G                                                G
Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
G                                       A
And things need changin' everywhere you go,
C                    G               C                   G
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
A7                                  D7
You'll never see me wear a suit of white.

[Verse 7]
G                                      G
Oh, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
G                                     A
And tell the world that everything's ok,
C                      G             C               G
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
A7                                          D7 
Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black

D7 D7 G

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gmg20201 10 Aug 04, 2017 07:25 AM


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alandoo 10 Nov 09, 2017 02:43 PM

yeah your chord is pretty accurate

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