The Man Comes Around

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What a great song from Johnny Cash! I had so much fun playing it! Here’s the guitar chords of The Man Comes Around.

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Spoken:

And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder:
One of the four beasts saying: “Come and see."
And I saw.
And behold, a white horse.
Verse 1:

C/G  
There’s a man goin’ round takin’ names
  
And he decides who to free and who to blame
  
Everybody won’t be treated all the same
 
There’ll be a golden ladder reaching down
AM  
 
F  
 
When the 
G  
man comes  
C/G  
around
Verse 2:

C/G  
The hairs on your arm will stand up
  
At the terror in his sip and in his sup
  
Will you partake of that last offered cup
 
Or disappear into the potters’ ground
AM  
 
F  
 
When the m
G  
an comes  
C/G  
around
Chorus:

 
Hear the trumpets, hear the pipers 
C  
 
C(v2)  
 
One 
C/G  
hundred million angels singing  
C  
 
C(v2)  
C/G  
Multitudes are marching to the  
F  
big 
 
k
C  
ettle 
 
 
G  
drum
G  
Voices calling voices crying
G  
Some are born and some of dying
 
It’s Alpha and Omega’s kingdome 
C/G  
come
Bridge:

 
And the 
F  
whirlwind is in the t
C  
horn 
 
tre
C(v2)  
e
C/G  
And the virgins are all trimming their wicks
 
The 
F  
whirlwind is in the  
C  
thorn 
 
tree
C(v2)  
C/G  
It’s hard for thee to kick against the pricks
Verse 3:

C/G  
’Till Armageddon no shalam no shalome
  
Then the father-hen will call his chickens home
  
The wise men will bow down before the throne
 
And at his feet they’ll cast their golden crowns 
AM  
 
F  
G  
When the man comes around  
C/G  
Verse 4:

C/G  
Whoever is unjust let him be unjust still
  
Whoever is righteous let him be righteous still
  
Whoever is filthy let him be filthy still
 
Listen to the words long written down 
AM  
 
F  
G  
When the man comes around  
C/G  
Chorus:

 
Hear the trumpets, hear the pipers 
C  
 
C(v2)  
 
One 
C/G  
hundred million angels singing  
C  
 
C(v2)  
C/G  
Multitudes are marching to the  
F  
big 
 
k
C  
ettle 
 
 
G  
drum
G  
Voices calling voices crying
  
Some are born and some of dying
 
It’s Alpha and Omega’s kingdome 
C/G  
come
Bridge:

 
And the 
F  
whirlwind is in the t
C  
horn 
 
tre
C(v2)  
e
C/G  
And the virgins are all trimming their wicks
 
The 
F  
whirlwind is in the  
C  
thorn 
 
tree
C(v2)  
C/G  
It’s hard for thee to kick against the pricks
Conclusion:

C/G  
In measured hundred weight and p
AM  
enny 
 
pound
F  
G  
When the Man comes around.
C/G  
 
C  
 
C/G  
Spoken:

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts,
And I looked and behold: a pale horse.
And his name, that sat on him, was Death.
And Hell followed with him.
G
C
F
Am
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