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Bob Dylan - Only A Pawn In Their Game (Chord)
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Bob Dylan.
Only A Pawn In Their Game.
Album: The Times They Are A-changin'.
(At least nine Civil Rights activists
two white, had been killed before
Medgar Evers and it goes on, Murder
Most Foul.)

Chords: 
Am       X00210     
Cadd2/B  X20010
Cadd9    X00010
  
  G               C   Cadd2/B
A bullet from the back of, 
Cadd9  G         C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
A..... bush took Medgar Ev...ers   blood.
                   C       Cadd2/B    D
A finger fired the trigger to.....his name,
D   G          C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G 
A...handle hid out in the........dark,
  C  Cadd2/B Cadd9 G          C  Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
A hand set the.... spark, two eyes took the....aim,
  C Cadd2/B Cadd9 G          C  Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
Behind a man's....brain, but he can't be......blamed,
    Cadd2/B  C D     C Cadd2/B G
He's only....a pawn, in their..game,

  G         C      Bm7             Am   C     G
A South politician preaches to the poor white man,
         C Cadd2/B G   D       C     G  D
"You got more than the blacks, don't complain,
G Cadd2/B Cadd9           D              G       
You're........better than them, you been born,
     D     G      C    Cadd2/B G
With white skin," they exp....lain,
C         Cadd2/B G        C    Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
And the Negro's...name, is used it is.........plain,
C      Cadd2/B Cadd9 G           C    Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
For the politician's gain, as he rises to...........fame,
C    Cadd2/B Cadd9 G        C      Cadd2/B Cadd9  G
And the poor white remains, on the caboose of the train,
C     Cadd2/B Cadd9   G                               
But it ain't him...to blame, 
    Cadd2/B C D     C Cadd2/B G
He's only...a pawn, in their..game,

G             D          Bm7          Am    C        G
The deputy sheriffs, the soldiers, the governors get paid,
                     C    Cadd2/B D
And the marshals and cops get the same,
    Em7      G           D
But the poor white man's used, 
                     G          Am
In the hands of them all like a tool,
C    D     Cadd2/B G                C     D6     G   
He's taught in his school, from the start by the rule,
         C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G       C       Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
That the laws are with.....him, to protect his white.....skin,
   C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G           C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
To keep up his ......hate, so he never thinks......straight,
      C   Cadd2/B Cadd9   G          C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
'Bout the shape that he's in, but it ain't him to......blame,
    Cadd2/B  C D     C Cadd2/B G
He's only....a pawn, in their..game,

G                D          Bm7            Am     C      G
From the poverty shacks, he looks from the cracks to the tracks,
                   C    Cadd2/B C    D
And the hoof beats pound in.....his..brain,
    C  Cadd2/B  G      C    G 
And he's taught how to walk in a pack,
C            G              C Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
Shoot in the back, with his fist in a.......clinch,
   C  Cadd2/B Cadd9 G         C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
To hang and to......lynch, to hide 'neath the...hood,
   C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G          C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
To kill with no......pain, like a dog on a........chain,
   C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G         C    Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
He ain't got no......name, but it ain't him to....blame,
    Cadd2/B  C D     C Cadd2/B G
He's only....a pawn, in their..game,

G             Am    Bm7                 C         G
Today, Medgar Evers was buried from the bullet he caught,
     C          Cadd2/B C    D
They lowered him down...as a king,
G                    C   G           C        
But when the shadowy sun sets on the one,
     Cadd2/B Cadd9 G          C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
That fired the.....gun, he'll see by his........grave
C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G               C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G
On the stone that remains, carved next to his.......name,
C   Cadd2/B Cadd9 G           
His epitaph.......plain,
Cadd2/B  C D     C Cadd2/B G
Only.....a pawn, in their..game. 
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