Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
Em G D Bm Em G D Em
D Em G D EmEmCrickets are Gchirping the Dwater is Bmhigh, Emthere's a soft Gcotton dress on the Dline hangin' Bmdry EmWindows wide Gopen. DAfrican Bmtrees, Embent over Gbackwards in a Dhurricane Embreeze. DShe gave no reply, not even a note She's Emgone with the Gman in the Dlong black Emcoat. Repeat that chord progression for all the verses. The words are as follows: Somebody seen him hanging around At the old dance hall on the outskirts of town, He looked into her eyes when she stopped to ask If he wanted to dance, he had a face like a mask. Somebody said from the Bible he'd quote There was dust on the man In the long black coat. Preacher was a talkin' there's a sermon he gave, He said every man's conscience is vile and depraved, You cannot depend on it to be your guide When it's you who must keep it satisfied. It ain't easy to swallow, it sticks in the throat, She gave her heart to the man In the long black coat.
BCThere are no mistakes in life Gsome people say, And it's Emtrue sometimesG, you can Dsee it that Emway. CPeople dont live or die, Gpeople just float. She gave her Emheart to the Gman in the Dlong Black Emcoat. There's smoke on the water, it's been there since June, Tree trunks uprooted, 'neath the high crescent moon Feel the pulse and vibration and the rumbling force Somebody is out there beating the dead horse. She never said nothing there was nothing she wrote, She gone with the man In the long black coat.