Man In Black

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Great song from Johnny Cash! Here are the guitar chords of Man In Black. If you want to master it have a look at this tutorial from JustinGuitar.

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Capo: III fret

Intro:

G  
Verse 1:

G  
Well, you wonder why I always dress in black.
 
Why you never see bright colors on my 
A  
back, 
 
and
C  
Why does my appe
G  
arance, seem to  
C  
have a sombre t
G  
one,
 
Well, there’s a 
A  
reason for the things that I have  
D7  
on.
Verse 2:

G  
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
 
Livin’ in the hopeless, hungry side of tow
A  
n.
C  
I wear it for the pris
G  
oner, who has l
C  
ong paid for his cri
G  
me.
 
But is the
A  
re because he’s a victim of the ti
D7  
mes.
Verse 3:

G  
I wear the black for those, who’ve never read,
 
Or listened to the words, that Jesus s
A  
aid,
C  
About the road to h
G  
appiness, through l
C  
ove and char
G  
ity,
 
Why, you’d thi
A  
nk He’s talking straight to you and  
D7  
me.
Verse 4:

G  
Well, we’re doin’ mighty fine, I do suppose,
 
In our streak-of-lightnin’ cars and fancy c
A  
lothes,
C  
But just so we’re re
G  
minded, of, the  
C  
ones who are held  
G  
back,
 
Up f
A  
ront there oughta be a man in bl
D7  
ack.
Verse 5:

G  
I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
 
For the reckless ones, whose bad trip left them c
A  
old,
C  
I wear the black in  
G  
mournin’, for the  
C  
lives that could have  
G  
been,
 
Each w
A  
eek we lose a hundred fine young m
D7  
en.
Verse 6:

 
And, 
G  
I wear it for the thousands who have died,
 
Believin’ that the Lord was on 
A  
their 
 
side,
C  
I wear it for  
G  
another hundred  
C  
thousand who have d
G  
ied,
 
Beli
A  
evin’ that we all were on their s
D7  
ide.
Verse 7:

G  
Well, there’s things that never will be right, I know
 
and things need changin’ everywhere yo
A  
 
go,
C  
But ’til we start to m
G  
ake a move, to  
C  
make a few things  
G  
right,
 
You’ll n
A  
ever see me wear a suit of wh
D7  
ite.
Conclusion:

G  
Aw! I’d love to wear a rainbow every day, and
 
Tell the world that ev’rything’s 
A  
OK
C  
But I’ll try to carry  
G  
off a little d
C  
arkness on my b
G  
ack,
 
‘Til things are 
A7  
brighter, 
 
 
D7  
I’m the man in  
G  
black.
G
A
C
D7
A7

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