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Johnny Cash

Album:The Legend of Johnny Cash

Year:2006

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Man In Black

Man in Black     4/4     Johnny Cash 
Standard Tuning Capo 2 
               / C                                         /  
Well, you / wonder why I always dress in / black. 
              / C                                         / D  
Why you / never see bright colors on my / back, and 
F              -            C                          / F          -        C 
Why does my ap -  pearance, seem to / have a sombre tone, 
                      / D                                            / G7 
Well, there's a / reason for the things that I have / on. 
 
               / C                                               / 
I wear the /  black for the poor and the beaten / down, 
C                                                   / D 
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of /  town. 
  / F         -        C                        / F           -          C 
I / wear it for the prisoner, who has / long paid for his crime. 
          / D                                               / G7 
But is / there because he's a victim of the / times. 
 
 
  / C                                                     / 
I / wear the black for those, who've never / read, 
     / C                                             / D 
Or / listened to the words, that Jesus / said, 
      / F            -                   C                  / F          -          C 
A - / bout the road to happi - ness, through / love and chari - ty, 
                  / C                                                   / G7       
Why, you'd / think He's talking straight to you and / me. 
 
                 / C                                     / 
Well, we're / doin' mighty fine, I do sup - / pose, 
         / C                                             / D 
In our / streak-of-lightnin' cars and fancy / clothes, 
      / F          -          C                     / F           -             C 
But / just so we're re -minded, of, the / ones who are held back, 
     / C                                          / G7  
Up / front there oughta be a man in / black. 
 
 
  / C                                         / 
I / wear it for the sick and lonely / old, 
           / C                                                        / D   
For the / reckless ones, whose bad trip left them / cold, 
  / F             -          C                     / F             -              C 
I / wear the black in mournin', for the / lives that could have been, 
        / C                                                  / G7 
Each / week we lose a hundred fine young / men. and 
 
 
  / C                                                / 
I / wear it for the thousands who have / died, 
       / C                                            / D 
Be - / lievin' that the Lord was on their / side, 
  / F          -             C           / F           -              C  
I / wear it for another hundred / thousand who have died, 
       / C                                         / G7    
Be - / lievin' that we all were on their / side. 
 
 
                   / C                                           / 
Well, there's / things that never will be right, I / know, and 
C                                                   / D 
Things need changin' ev'rywhere you / go, 
      / F               -              C           / F            -            C 
But / 'til we start to make a move, to / make a few things right, 
         / C                                      / G7  
You'll / never see me wear a suit of / white. 
 
          / C                                       / 
Aw! I'd / love to wear a rainbow every / day, and 
                                           / D 
Tell the world that ev'rything's / OK, 
          / F       -       C           / F          -           C 
But I'll / try to carry off a little / darkness on my back, 
     / C             -            G7                  / C 
'Til / things are brighter,  I'm the man in /  black. 
 
 
Enjoy! 
 
 
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