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Bob Dylan guitar chords for Death of emmett till

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Intro:
A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramC/GC/G    A chord diagramD/F#D/F#    A chord diagramFF    A chord diagramA minorAm   A chord diagramE MajorE   A chord diagramA minorAm


Verse 1:
      A chord diagramA minorAm            A chord diagramC/GC/G           A chord diagramD/F#D/F#            A chord diagramFF
"Twas down in___ Mississippi,     not so___ long ago,
       A chord diagramA minorAm                   A chord diagramC/GC/G                 A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                      A chord diagramE MajorE
When a young boy___ from Chicago town,      stepped through a___ Southern door.
     A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramC/GC/G                   A chord diagramD/F#D/F#              A chord diagramFF
This boy's___ frightful tragedy,       I can still___ remember well,
    A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC/GC/G                         A chord diagramE MajorE                  A chord diagramA minorAm
The color of___ his skin was black,     and his name was___ Emmett Till.
Verse 2:
     A chord diagramA minorAm                      A chord diagramC/GC/G             A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                       A chord diagramFF
Some men they dragged___ him to a barn,      and there they___ beat him up.
     A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramC/GC/G                 A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                   A chord diagramE MajorE
They said they had___ a reason,       but I___ can't remember what.
     A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramC/GC/G                    A chord diagramD/F#D/F#            A chord diagramFF
They tortured him___ and did some things,   too evil to repeat.
          A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramC/GC/G                       A chord diagramE MajorE                             A chord diagramA minorAm
There was screaming sounds inside the barn, there was laughing sounds___ out on the street.


Verse 3:
          A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramC/GC/G              A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                 A chord diagramFF
Then they rolled his___ body down a gulf,    amidst a___ blood-red rain
         A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramC/GC/G             A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                   A chord diagramE MajorE
And they threw him in___ the waters w-ide to cease his screaming p-ain.
       A chord diagramA minorAm               A chord diagramC/GC/G                          A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                 A chord diagramFF
The___ reason that they killed him there,    and I'm sure it___ ain't no lie,
         A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramC/GC/G                    A chord diagramE MajorE                     A chord diagramA minorAm
Was just for___ the fun of killin' him,     and to___ watch him slowly die..

Verse 4:
    A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramC/GC/G                   A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                A chord diagramFF
And then to stop,   the United States,   of yelling___ for a trial,
     A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramC/GC/G                    A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                   A chord diagramE MajorE
Two brothers they___ confessed that they,   had killed p-oor Emmett Till.
           A chord diagramA minorAm            A chord diagramC/GC/G                         A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                        A chord diagramFF
But on the jury___ there were men,    who helped the brothers commit this awful crime,
       A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramC/GC/G               A chord diagramE MajorE                     A chord diagramA minorAm
And so this trial was a__ mockery,   but nobody there__ seemed to mind.


Verse 5:
   A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramC/GC/G             A chord diagramD/F#D/F#           A chord diagramFF
I saw the mor---ning papers,    but I___ could not bear
   A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramC/GC/G                 A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                  A chord diagramE MajorE
To see the smiling___ brothers,    walkin' down the courthouse stairs.
         A chord diagramA minorAm               A chord diagramC/GC/G                 A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                A chord diagramFF
For the jury f-ound them innocent,    and the brothers they went free,
      A chord diagramA minorAm               A chord diagramC/GC/G                   A chord diagramE MajorE                    A chord diagramA minorAm
While Emmett's bo--dy floats the foam, of a_ Jim Crow___ southern sea___.


Verse 6:
       A chord diagramA minorAm                    A chord diagramC/GC/G                           A chord diagramD/F#D/F#              A chord diagramFF
If you can't speak out,  against this kind of thing, a crime that's so unjust,
     A chord diagramA minorAm                       A chord diagramC/GC/G                    A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                    A chord diagramE MajorE
Your eyes are filled___ with dead men's dirt,   your mind is filled with dust.
     A chord diagramA minorAm                            A chord diagramC/GC/G                           A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                     A chord diagramFF
Your arms and legs they must be in shackles and chains, and your blood it must refuse to flow___,
    A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramC/GC/G            A chord diagramE MajorE                    A chord diagramA minorAm
For you let this human race,    fall down so___ God-awful low!


Verse 7:
     A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramC/GC/G         A chord diagramD/F#D/F#                  A chord diagramFF
This song is just a reminder,   to remind your___ fellow man
          A chord diagramA minorAm                      A chord diagramC/GC/G                 A chord diagramD/F#D/F#               A chord diagramE MajorE
That this kind of thing___ still lives today in that ghost-robed Ku Klux Klan.
       A chord diagramA minorAm                     A chord diagramC/GC/G                          A chord diagramD/F#D/F#          A chord diagramFF
But if all of us folks,  that thinks alike,  if we give all__ we could give,
     A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramC/GC/G               A chord diagramE MajorE                    A chord diagramA minorAm
We'd make this great,  land of ours a___ greater___ place to live.


Outro:
A chord diagramA minorAm     A chord diagramC/GC/G      A chord diagramD/F#D/F#      A chord diagramFF
A chord diagramA minorAm     A chord diagramE MajorE        A chord diagramA minorAm

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