Emmylou Harris - My Name Is Emmett Till Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Emm Ba

From: "Hard Bargain"

D 2-3-2-0-0-0

G 3-3-0-0-5-5

A 0-2-2-2-0-x

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| D | % | % | % | DI was born a black boy My Gname is Emmett Till AWalked this earth for 14 years GOne night I was Dkilled For Dspeaking to a woman ´G Whose skin was white as dough That's a Dsin in Mississippi But Dhow was I to Aknow? I'd Dcome down from Chicago To Gvisit with my kin Up Athere I was a cheeky kid I Gguess I always Dbeen But the Dharm they put upon me Was too Ghard for what I done For DI was just a black boy I Anever hurt no Done DOh oh oh Goh oh Doh DOh oh oh Aoh oh Doh They Dtook me from my uncle's house GMose Wright was his name He'd be Alater standing without hesiGtation Point the Dblame At the Dones who beat and cut me And Gshot me with a gun And Dthrew me in the river Like I was Dtrash when they were Adone I was Dsent back to my mother At least Gwhat was left of me She Akept my casket open For the Gwhole wide world to Dsee The Dawful desecration And the Gevidence of hate You Dcould not recognize me The mutiAlation was so Dgreat BeBmcame a cry for justice then To be Afinally fulfilled All beGcause of me, a Dblack boy My Aname was Emmett DTill DOh oh oh Goh oh Doh DOh oh oh Aoh oh Doh DOh oh oh Goh oh Doh DOh oh oh Aoh oh Doh Oh, that DI had rather lived Till I was Gtoo old to die young ANot miss all I left behind GAll that might have Dcome DSummer clouds above my head The Ggrass beneath my feet The Dwarmth of a good woman Her Dkisses soft and Asweet PerDhaps to be a father With a Gblack boy of my own AWatch him grow into a kinder Gworld Than I had Dknown Where Dno child would be murdered For the Gcolor of his skin And Dlove would be the only thing InAside the hearts of Dmen They Bmsay the horror of that night Is Ahaunting heaven still Where GI am one more Dblack boy My Aname is Emmett DTill DOh oh oh Goh oh Doh DOh oh oh Aoh oh Doh DOh oh oh Goh oh Doh DOh oh oh Aoh oh Doh

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