Ben Harper - Ill Rise chords

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(Maya Angelou's poem)

     Am

You may write me down in history

DmWith your bitter twisted lies
DmYou may trod me down in the very dirt
Dm C AmAnd still like the dust I'll rise
AmDoes my happiness upset you
DmWhy are you best with gloom
DmCause I laugh like I've got an oil well
Dm C AmPumpin' in my living room
AmSo you may shoot me with your words
DmYou may cut me with your eyes
DmAnd I'll rise
FI'll rise
AmI'll rise
AmOut of the shacks of history's shame
DmUp from a past rooted in pain
DmI'll rise
FI'll rise
AmI'll rise
(Am Dm Dm Dm C Am)Now did you want to see me broken
Bowed head and lowered eyes Shoulders fallen down like tear drops Weakened by my soulful cries
(Am Dm Dm Dm C Am)Does my confidence upset you
Don't you take it awful hard Cause I walk like I've got a diamond mine Breakin up in my front yard
(Am Am Dm Dm F Am)So you may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes And I'll rise I'll rise I'll rise
(Am Am Dm Dm F Am)Out of the shacks of history's shame
Up from a past rooted in pain I'll rise I'll rise I'll rise
(Am Dm Dm Dm C Am)So you may write me down in history
With your bitter twisted lies You may trod me down in the very dirt And still like the dust I'll rise
(Am Dm Dm Dm C Am)Does my happiness upset you
Why are you best with gloom Cause I laugh like I've got a goldmine Diggin' up in my living room
(Am Am Dm Dm F Am)Now you may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes And I'll rise I'll rise I'll rise
(Am Am Dm Dm F Am)Out of the shacks of history's shame
Up from a past rooted in pain I'll rise I'll rise I'll rise
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