Johnny Cash - Dont Go Near The Water chords

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From the fountains in the mountains
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comes the water running cool and clear and blue.
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And it comes down from the hills
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and it goes down to the towns and passes through.

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When it gets down to the cities,
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then the water turns into a dirty gray.
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It's poisoned and polluted
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by the people as it goes along its way.

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Don't go near the water children,
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see the fish all dead upon the shore.
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Don't go near the water,
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cause the water isn't water any-more.


I took my boy fishin' to my old favorite fishin' hole.
I had caught many a fish out of that deep, clear water,
From the time I was a boy like him.
After we'd fished a few minutes, he said: "Did you get a bite yet daddy?"
I said: "I think I got a nibble son."
"Me too", he said.
Then he said: "Daddy if we catch a fish can we eat it?"
I said: "Well there was a time son.
This water's bad now and I might not be safe to eat the fish, but there was a time."

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There was a time the air was clean
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and you could see forever cross the plains.
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The wind was sweet as honey
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and no one had ever heard of acid rain.

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We're torturin' the earth
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and pourin' every kind of evil in the sea.
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We violated nature
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and our children have to pay the penal-ty.

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Don't go near the water children,
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see the fish all dead upon the shore.
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Don't go near the water,
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cause the water isn't water any-more.

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Don't go near the water children,
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see the fish all dead upon the shore.
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Don't go near the water,
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cause the water isn't water any-more.
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