Black Waters chords with lyrics by Jean Ritchie - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Jean Ritchie – Black Waters chords

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[Verse]
D A DI come from the mountains, Kentucky's my home
D A DWhere the wild deer and black bear so lately did roam
G DBy the cool rushing waterfall the wildflowers dream
D AAnd through every green valley, there runs a clear stream
D GNow there's scenes of destruction on every hand
D A DAnd only black waters run down through my land
[Chorus]
G ASad scenes of destruction on every hand
D A DBlack waters, black waters, run down through my land
[Post-Chorus]
D A DWell, the quail, she's a pretty bird and she sings a sweet tongue
D A DIn the roots of tall timber she nests with her young
G DThe the hillside explodes with the dynamites roar
D AAnd the voice of the small bird is heard there no more
D GAnd the mountain comes a sliding so awful and grand
D A DAnd the flooding black waters rise over my land
[Chorus]
G ASad scenes of destruction on every hand
D A DBlack waters, black waters, run down through my land
[Verse]
D A DIn the coming of springtime we planted our corn
D A DIn the ending of springtime we buried our son
G DIn the summer come a nice man saying everything's fine
D AMy employer just requires a way to his mine
D A DThen they tore down my mountain and covered my corn
D A DNow the grave on the hillside's a mile deeper down
G DAnd the man stands a talking with his hat in his hand
D A DWhile the poison black waters rise over my land
[Chorus]
G ASad scenes of destruction on every hand
D A DBlack waters, black waters, run down through my land
[Post-Chorus]
D A DWell I ain't got no money, not much of a home
D A DI own my own land, but my land's not my own
G DBut, if I had ten million, somewheres thereabout
D AWell, I'd buy Perry county and throw them all out
D GAnd just sit down on the banks with my bait and my can
D A DAnd watch the clear waters run down through my land
G AWell, wouldn't that be just like the old promised land?
D A DBlack waters, black waters no more in my land
D A DBlack waters, black waters no more in my land
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