e: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 00:08:58 +0200 (CEST)
From: Peter Eybert
Subject: CRD: Black Messiah by The Kinks

Black Messiah
written by Ray Davies
performed by The Kinks
from "Misfits", 1978
transcribed by Peter Eybert
C G
Everybody got the right to speak their mind
Bb F f g g# (single notes)
so don't shoot me for saying mine.
F A7 Dm Dm/C Bb
Everybody talking about racial equality
F A7 Dm Dm/C Bb
'cos everybody's equal in the good Lord's eyes.
F C Dm Dm/C Bb
But if I told you that God was black what would you think of that
F C F
I bet you wouldn't believe it.
F6 A7 Dm Dm/C Bb
There's a self made prophet living right next to me
F A7 Dm Dm/C Bb
he said the Black Messiah's gonna come and set the whole world free.
F C Dm Dm/C Bb
He looked at me with his evil eye and he prophesied
F C F f g g# a
and he really believed it.
A7 Dm A7 Dm
He said a Black Messiah is gonna set the world on fire
F C C7 F
and he's no liar, 'cos he has truly heard the word.
F A7 Dm Dm/C Bb
Everybody talking about racial equality
F A7 Dm Dm/C Bb
but I'm the only honky living on an all black street
F C Dm Dm/C Bb
they knock me down 'cos they brown and I white.
C G
Everybody got the right to speak their mind
Bb F f g g#
so don't shoot me for saying mine.
F A7 Dm Dm/C Bb
F A7 Dm Dm/C Bb
F A7 Dm Dm/C Bb
Everybody talking about racial equality
F A7 Dm Dm/C Bb
you hear everybody talking about equal rights.
F C Dm Dm/C Bb
But white's white, black's black and that's that
F C F f g g# a
and that's the way you should leave it.
A7 Dm A7 Dm
Don't want no Black Messiah to come and set the world on fire
F C C7 C13 F
a Black Messiah is gonna come and rule the world
F A7 Dm Dm/C Bb
Everybody got to show a little give and take
F A7 Dm Dm/C Bb
Everybody got to live with a little less hate
F C Dm Dm/C Bb
Everybody gotta work it out, we gotta sort it out.
C G
Everybody got the right to speak their mind
Bb F
so don't shoot me for saying mine.
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