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Johnny Cash - Man In Black chords

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Well, you wonder why I always dress in  black.
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Why you never see bright colors on my back, and
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Why does my ap -  pearance, seem to have a sombre tone,
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Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.

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I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
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Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town.
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I wear it for the prisoner, who has long paid for his crime.
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But is there because he's a victim of the crime.

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I wear the black for those, who've never read,
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Or listened to the words, that Jesus said,
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About the road to happi - ness, through love and chari - ty,
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Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me.

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Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do sup - pose,
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In our streak-of-lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
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But just so we're re -minded, of, the ones who are held back,
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Up front there oughta be a man in black.           

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I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
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For the reckless ones, whose bad trip left them cold,
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I wear the black in mournin', for the lives that could have been,
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Each week we lose a hundred fine young men. 

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And I wear it for the thousands who have died,
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believen' that the Lord was on their side,
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I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
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Believen' that we all were on their side. 

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Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
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and things need changing everywhere you go,
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but 'til we start to make a move, to make a few things right,
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you'll never see me wear a suit of white.

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Oh I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
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and tell the world that everything's OK,
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but I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
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'till things are brighter, I'm the man in black.
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