Mississippi Goddam chords with lyrics by Nina Simone - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam chords

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[Spoken Introduction]
G6The name of this tune is Mississippi Goddam
And I mean every word of it [Verse 1] x2
G6Alabama's gotten me so upset
Am7 D7Tennessee made me lose my rest
Am/C Bdim7 Am/C D C/E D/F# G G Am7 D7And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam
G11Can't you see it
GCan't you feel it
Cmaj7It's all in the air
A7 D7I can't stand the pressure much longer
Somebody say a prayer [Chorus]
G6Alabama's gotten me so upset
Am7 D7Tennessee made me lose my rest
Am/C Bdim7 Am/C D C/E D/F# G F#m7sus4 B7And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam
Em(This is a show tune, but the show hasn't been written for it, yet)
[Verse 2]
EmHound dogs on my trail
F#m7b5 School children sitting in jail
B7Black cat cross my path
Em7 B7 EmI think every day's gonna be my last
EmLord have mercy on this land of mine
We all gonna get it in due time F#m7b5 I don't belong here
B7I don't belong there
Em7 B7 EmI've even stopped believing in prayer
EmDon't tell me, I'll tell you
F#m7b5 Me and my people just about due
B7I've been there so I know
Em7 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 going
Em7 A7What am I doing
Eb7 Eb7I don't know
D11 D7I don't know
G6Just try to do your very best
Am7 D7Stand up, be counted with all the rest
Am/C Bdim7 Am/C D C/E D/F# G G F#m7sus4 B7Cause everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam
Em(I bet you thought I was kidding, didn't you)
[Verse 3]
EmPicket lines, school boycotts
They try to say it's a communist plot
F#m7b5 B7All I want is equality
Em7 B7 Em7For my sister, my brother, my people, and me
EmYes, you lied to me all these years
You told me to wash and clean my ears
F#m7b5 B7And talk real fine just like a lady
Em7 B7 Em7And you'd stop calling me Sister Sadie
EmOh but this whole country is full of lies
You're all gonna die and die like flies
F#m7b5 B7I don't trust you any more
Em7 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 it
Em7 A7Why don't you feel it
Eb7 Eb7I don't know
D11 D7I don't know
[Chorus]
G6You don't have to live next to me
Am7 B7Just give me my equality
Am/C Bdim7 A/C D C/E D/F#Cause everybody knows about Mississippi
Am/C Bdim7 A/C D C/E D/F#Everybody knows about Alabama
Am/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!
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