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Merle Haggard - In The Ghetto (Chord)
Submitter: cotswoldkid (0) on 3/14/18
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In The Ghetto.
Merle Haggard.
Album: My Farewell To Elvis.
Capo 1.
Play intro as needed
throughout song.

Intro: A Asus4 A

A                      C#m
As the snow flies on a cold and gray Chicago morn,
  D                E
A poor little baby child is born, 
       A
In the Ghetto and his mama cries,
      C#m
Cause there's one thing that she don't need
   D                     E
Is another little hungry mouth to feed, 
       A
In the Ghetto.

E                               D                     A
People don't you understand the child needs a helping hand,
D                   E               A
He'll grow to be an angry young man someday,
E                             D               A
Take a look at you and me are we too blind to see,
D            C#m                Bm             E
Do we simply turn our heads and look the other way,
             A
As the world turns.

  C#m
A hungry little boy with a running nose,
D                           E
Plays in the streets as the cold wind blows,
       A
In the Ghetto, and his hunger burns,
      C#m
So he starts to roam the streets at night
       D                          E
And he learns how to steal and he learns how to fight,
       A
In the Ghetto.

     E                            D                A
Then one night in desperation the young man breaks away,
       D                 A                   Bm
And he buys a gun and he steals a car and he tries to run,
    E                      A
But don't get far, and his mama cries.

     A
As a crowd gathers round and the angry young man
     D                      E
Face down the street with a gun in his hand, 
       A
In the Ghetto, as the young man dies.
     C#m
On a cold and gray Chicago morn
D                   E
Another little baby child is born, 
       A
In the Ghetto, his mama cries

(In Ghetto, oh, oh...) 
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