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CAPO II

G:300033
F#:200033
E:022033
Cadd9:x32033
D:xx0233

[Intro]

e|---x---x---x---x---x---x--|
B|---0---0---0---0---0---0--|
G|---0---0---0---0---0---0--|
D|---0---0---0---0---0---0--|
A|--/12--11--9---0---11--9--|
E|---0---0---0--/12--0---0--|

G F#


[Verse]

 E
I came through the fence in ‘93
   Cadd9                            G    F#
And I know that they are after me today
 E
I believe this is the land for me
  Cadd9                        G  F#
Of hope, and grace, and liberty
      E
Oh, my grandfather, he told me
            Cadd9                G   F#
Son, you’ll never have to run anymore
        E
Oh, but I broke the law
      Cadd9                G F#
Which I will surely die for

But, now


[Chorus]

Cadd9
I am on my way
  E
I have to leave today,
  G                          D
Tell my wife and boy that I love them
Cadd9     E
I gave my son to America
G                F#
God, I pray they treat him well


[Intro]

 E
Well, my daddy left when I was five,
   Cadd9                            G    F#
I do not know if he’s alive at all
 E
And, it’s hard with just my mom and me
  Cadd9                        G  F#
But I work to feed my family
      E
And, I work hard to keep my bitter pay
            Cadd9                G   F#
That the rich man comes and takes away
 E
So, I killed him in the dead of night
 Cadd9                            G    F#
With my father’s gun
 E
I took his life away
           Cadd9                G   F#
I took his life away

Now, I say


[Chorus]

Cadd9
I was on my way
  E
I have to leave today
  G                          D
Tell my mom and sister that I love them
Cadd9     E
I am on the run

From America
G                F#
God, I pray they don’t catch me


[Intro]


[Verse]

 E
Now, I sit here in this dirty cell
 Cadd9                            G    F#
The jailer comes to give me hell
 E
They have caught me and my racist mind
   Cadd9                            G    F#
I’ll surely pay for what I’ve done
 E
But, then I look up and I see
 Cadd9                            G    F#
This old man staring at me
 E
He tells me I remind him of someone
 Cadd9                            G    F#
His own boy he left at the age of 5
 E
That probably thought his daddy died
 Cadd9                            G    F#
And, how he wished he could tell him


[Outro]

Cadd9
He would say
  E
I was on my way, had to leave that day
  G                          D
Tell my wife and boy that I love them

Cadd9
I gave my love to America
  G     Em                D
God I pray they treat him well,
 G     Em                D
Oh, god I pray they treat well
 G     Em                D
God, I pray they treat him well.

            
            
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