Black Eyed Man

Michael Timmins


Intro in [G]

[G] Black eyed man [G-C] he took the blame
[G] for the poisoning of the [G-C] well.
[G] They found his shoes by the [G-C] pulley.
[G] They found his fingerprints [G-C] all over the pail.

[Bm] Black eyed man I'm warning you
the [Am] people around here
[C] will not be soothed by a [G] simple line or two.

[G] Yes your honour [G-C] I do solemnly swear
[G] that I saw him late [G-C] that night,
[G] dancing barefoot, [G-C] bathed in light
and [G] reaching for [G-C] every star in sight.

[G] Yes I did [G-C] go to him,
[G] but completely [G-C] against my will
[G] yes he did [G-C] things to me [NC]
things of which I dream of still. [C] [G] [C] [G] [D] [C] [G]

[Bm] Black eyed man I'm warning you
[Am] what I say is [C] what you'll do
to [G] hell with love and truth.

[Em] I always meant to say [Am] I'm sorry
for the [C] things I said and [Am] did.
Sorry, I feel [C] better now, [Em] do you? [Am]
[Bm] But you promised [C] me the sky
and [Am] fell short a star or [Em] two.
[Am] What else did you [C] expect me to [G] do?

[G] Black eyed man he [G-C] took the blame
[G] for the poisoning of the [G-C] well.
[G] They found his shoes by the [G-C] pulley.
[G] They found his fingerprints [G-C] all over the pail.
[G] With a noose [G-C] around his neck,
[G] cicadas trilling [G-C] everywhere,
[G] he says to the people gathered [G-C] round him, [NC]
it ain't the water that's not right around here.

[Bm] Black eyed man I'm thirsty dear
[Am] be a love and [C] bring some water here
drawn [G] fresh from the well.

Tabbed by bbkim and kkmccool

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Last Update: July 12, 2004
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