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Black  and  Blue

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    G                       Bb              G  G2    F   G2
You work me so hard that my backs near broke - we're groanin'.
   G                  Bb              G  G2    F   G2
My brow is wet and my throat's a choke - we're groanin'.
    G                Bb            G  G2    F   G2
You send me here for ten long years - we're groanin'.
  G                    Bb          G  G2    F   G2
I miss my whisky and I miss my beer - we're groanin'.
      G                  Bb             G  G2    F   G2
Ain't seen a gal since I don't know when - we're groanin'.
        G                       Bb           G  G2    F   G2
And the way you treat me, won't see one again - we're groanin'.


    G                      Bb             G  G2    F   G2
You broke my head 'cause I spat on a guard - we're groanin'.
     G                        Bb                  G  G2    F   G2
Sure don't make me no better, it just make me hard - we're groanin'.
     G                      Bb              G  G2    F   G2
Your water stinks 'cause it comes from a bog - we're groanin'.
         G                       Bb           G  G2    F   G2
And that slop you feed us, ain't fit for a dog - we're groanin'.


             C                                D
Well you can tease me and try to break me and still I'll spit at you.
       Eb                                  D
You'll never break my spirit, even when my body's black and blue.


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C / C / G / G / D / Eb / D


     G                   Bb           G  G2    F   G2
Well in my arm there's a dreadful pain - we're groanin'.
     G                          Bb            G  G2    F   G2
It's hard diggin ditches with a ball and chain - we're groanin'.
    G                Bb            G  G2    F   G2
You send me here for ten long years - we're groanin'.
  G                    Bb          G  G2    F   G2
I miss my whisky and I miss my beer - we're groanin'.


    G                      Bb             G  G2    F   G2
You broke my head 'cause I spat on a guard - we're groanin'.
     G                        Bb                  G  G2    F   G2
Sure don't make me no better, it just make me hard - we're groanin'.
     G                      Bb              G  G2    F   G2
Your water stinks 'cause it comes from a bog - we're groanin'.
         G                       Bb           G  G2    F   G2
And that slop you feed us, ain't fit for a dog - we're groanin'.


             C                                D
Well you can tease me and try to break me and still I'll spit at you.
       Eb                                  D
You'll never break my spirit, even when my body's black and blue.

F   F#   G


I've always liked this song but there's never been an easy or full version
to play on an acoustic so here's my go at it. I like to use an open G,
but try rockin' between G = 320003 and G2 = 320033. The Bb, I play as
Bb = 113331 and the F as F = 133211. I tended to use barre chords for
the whole of the song when I initially learnt it.
Hope you like my rendition of this truly GREAT song. Matt Taylor rules.
Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLkU-FjWx7U
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