Miriam Makeba Piece Of Ground chords
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(INTRO) Cm / B♭ / G / Cm Cm B♭ Cm When the white man first came here from over the seas Cm B♭ G He looked and he said, this is God's own country Cm B♭ A♭ He was mighty well pleased with this land that he'd found Cm B♭ Cm And he said I will make here my own piece of ground Now many's the battle he still had to fight And the many's the family who died in the night For many were the black men that lived all around All of them wanting their own piece of ground Then one fine day in 1883 Gold was discovered in good quantity Now the country was rich, much richer than planned And each digger wanted his own piece of land White diggers were few and the gold was so deep Black man was called 'cause his labor was cheap With drill and with shovel he toiled underground Six pennies a day to tender the ground Now this land is so rich and it seems strange to me That the black man whose labor has helped it to be Cannot enjoy the fruits that abound Is uprooted and kicked from his own piece of Land Why some people say now don't you worry We'll get you a nice piece of reserve territory But how can a life for so many be found On a miserable thirty per cent of the ground? Yet, some people say now don't you worry You can always find jobs in the white man's city But don't stay too long and don't stay too deep Or you're bound to disturb the white man in his sleep Cm A♭ Cm White man don't sleep long and don't sleep too deep For your life and your possessions, how long will you keep? For I've heard a rumor that's running around For That the black man's demanding his own piece of ground Cm His own piece of ground Cm His own piece of ground......