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Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam chords
[Spoken Introduction]G6The name of this tune is Mississippi GoddamAnd I mean every word of it [Verse 1] x2G6Alabama's gotten me so upsetAm7 D7Tennessee made me lose my restAm/C Bdim7 Am/C D C/E D/F# G G Am7 D7And everybody knows about Mississippi GoddamG11Can't you see itGCan't you feel itCmaj7It's all in the airA7 D7I can't stand the pressure much longerSomebody say a prayer [Chorus]G6Alabama's gotten me so upsetAm7 D7Tennessee made me lose my restAm/C Bdim7 Am/C D C/E D/F# G F#m7sus4 B7And everybody knows about Mississippi GoddamEm(This is a show tune, but the show hasn't been written for it, yet)[Verse 2]EmHound dogs on my trailF#m7b5 School children sitting in jailB7Black cat cross my pathEm7 B7 EmI think every day's gonna be my lastEmLord have mercy on this land of mineWe all gonna get it in due time F#m7b5 I don't belong hereB7I don't belong thereEm7 B7 EmI've even stopped believing in prayerEmDon't tell me, I'll tell youF#m7b5 Me and my people just about dueB7I've been there so I knowEm7 B7 EmThey keep on saying "Go slow!"[Refrain]EmBut that's just the trouble"too slow"EmWashing the windows"too slow"Am7Picking the cotton"too slow"EmYou're just plain rotten"too slow"F#/C#You're too damn lazy"too slow"Am/C B7The thinking's crazy"too slow"C/E F9Where am I goingEm7 A7What am I doingEb7 Eb7I don't knowD11 D7I don't knowG6Just try to do your very bestAm7 D7Stand up, be counted with all the restAm/C Bdim7 Am/C D C/E D/F# G G F#m7sus4 B7Cause everybody knows about Mississippi GoddamEm(I bet you thought I was kidding, didn't you)[Verse 3]EmPicket lines, school boycottsThey try to say it's a communist plotF#m7b5 B7All I want is equalityEm7 B7 Em7For my sister, my brother, my people, and meEmYes, you lied to me all these yearsYou told me to wash and clean my earsF#m7b5 B7And talk real fine just like a ladyEm7 B7 Em7And you'd stop calling me Sister SadieEmOh but this whole country is full of liesYou're all gonna die and die like fliesF#m7b5 B7I don't trust you any moreEm7 B7 Em7You keep on saying "Go slow!""Go slow!" [Refrain]EmBut that's just the trouble"too slow" Desegregation "too slow"Am7Mass participation"too slow"Em7Reunification"too slow"F#/C#Do things gradually"too slow"Am/C B7But bring more tragedy"too slow"C/E F9#11Why don't you see itEm7 A7Why don't you feel itEb7 Eb7I don't knowD11 D7I don't know[Chorus]G6You don't have to live next to meAm7 B7Just give me my equalityAm/C Bdim7 A/C D C/E D/F#Cause everybody knows about MississippiAm/C Bdim7 A/C D C/E D/F#Everybody knows about AlabamaAm/C Bdim7 A/C D C/E D/F# G G F9 F9 G F9 G F9 GEverybody knows about Mississippi Goddam[Spoken Outro] That's it!