Gordon Lightfoot - Black Day In July chords

      
Black Day In July:Gordon LightFoot.
Top of the charts in 1968.

             (Capo 2nd fret.)

#1.
Em DBlack day in July..
Em D G EmMotor City madness has touched the countryside.
C Em C And through the smoke and cinders, you can hear it
Emfar and wide.
C Em CThe doors are quickly bolted and the children
Em D Emlocked inside...Black day in July..
#2.
Em DBlack day in July.
Em D G EmAnd the soul of Motor City is bared across the land.
C Em C EmAs the book of law and order is taken in the hands
C Em C Emof the sons of the fathers who were carried to this land.
D EmBlack day in July..
#3.
Em DBlack day in July.
Em D G EmIn the streets of Motor City is a deadly, silent sound.
C Em C EmAnd the body of a dead youth lies stretched upon the ground,
C Em C Emupon the filthy pavement, no reason can be found..
D EmBlack day in July..
#4.
Em DBlack day in July.
Em D G EmMotor City madness has touched the countryside.
C Em C EmAnd the people rise in anger, and the streets begin to fill.
C Em CAnd there's gunfire from the rooftops and the blood begins
Emto spill..
D EmBlack day in July.
CHORUS:
Em C EmIn the mansion of the Governor, there's nothing that is
Cknown for sure.
Em C Em CThe telephone is ringing and the pendulum is swinging.
Em C Em CAnd they wonder how it happened and they really know the reason.
Em C Em CAnd it wasn't just the temperature and it wasn't just the season..
D EmBlack day in July..
#5.
Em DBlack day in July.
Em D G EmMotor City's burning and the flames are running wild.
C Em C EmThey reflect upon the waters of the river and the lake,
C Em C Emand everyone is listening and everyone's awake..
D EmBlack day in July..
#6.
Em DBlack day in July.
Em D G EmThe printing press is turning and the news is quickly flashed.
C Em C EmAnd you read your morning paper, and you sip your cup of tea.
C Em C EmAnd you wonder just in passing, is it him or is it me?
D EmBlack day in July.
CHORUS:#2.
Em C EmIn the office of the President, the deed is done,
Cthe troops are sent.
Em C EmThere's really not much choice, you see, it looks to us
Clike anarchy.
Em C EmAnd then the tanks go rolling in, to patch things up
Cas best they can.
Em C Em CThere is no time to hesitate, the speech is made, the dues
can wait..
D EmBlack day in July..
#7.
Em DBlack day in July.
Em D G EmThe streets of Motor City now are quiet and serene.
C Em CBut the shapes of gutted buildings strike terror to
Emthe heart.
C Em C EmAnd you say how did it happen, and you say how did it start?
C Em C EmWhy can't we all be brothers, why can't we live in peace?
C Em C EmBut the hands of the have-nots keep falling out of reach..
D EmBlack day in July..
#8.
Em DBlack day in July.
Em D G EmMotor City madness has touched the countryside.
C Em C And through the smoke and cinders, you can hear it
Emfar and wide.
C Em CThe doors are quickly bolted and the children
Em D Emlocked inside...Black day in July..
OUTRO:
Em DBlack day in July..
D EmBlack day in July..
Em DBlack day in July..(Fade.)
A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.
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