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Jim Croce - You Don't Mess Around With Jim (Chord)
Submitter: flexure (1) on 2/3/03
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You Don't Mess Around With Jim
By Jim Croce

(E) Uptown got its hustlers, 
The bowery got its bums,
42nd street got Big Jim Walker
he's a pool-shootin' (E7) son-of-a-(E) gun 

Yeah, he's (A7) big and dumb as a man can come 
But he's stronger than a country hoss 
And when the (B7) bad folks all get to (A7) gether at night
You know they (B7)  all call Big Jim (A7) "Boss" 
Just be (E) cause... and they say... 

(Chorus)
You don't (A7) tug on Superman's (E7) cape 
You don't (A7) spit into the (E7) wind 
You don't (A7) pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger 
and you (B7) don't mess around with (E7) Jim  
Ba-doo-doo-boo-da- (E) dee-dee-dee-dee- (B7) dee 	  	 

Well outa (E) South Alabama come a country  boy
He said I'm lookin' for a man named Jim
I am a pool-shootin' boy, by name of (E7) Willie McCoy
But down home they call me (E) "Slim" 

Yeah, I'm (A7) lookin' for the king of 42nd street 
He drivin' a drop-top Cadillac 
Last week he (B7) took all my money and he (A7) think that funny
but I (B7) come to get my money (A7) back 
and everybody  (E) say,"Jack... don't you know..." 
(repeat Chorus)

Well a (E) hush feel over the pool room 
Jimmy come a-boppin' in off the street
And when the cuttin' was done the only (E7) part that wasn't bloody
was the soles of the big man's (E) feet 

Yeah, he was (A7) cut in 'bout a hundred places 
and he was shot in a couple more 
And you (B7) better believe they sung a (A7) different kind of story 
when (B7) Big Jim hit the  (A7) floor
Uhuhuh (E) huh... now they say... 

You don't (A7) tug on Superman's (E7) cape 
You don't (A7) spit into the (E7) wind 
You don't (A7) pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger 
and you (B7) don't mess around with (E7) SLIM  
mm-mm-mm-mm-(E) mm-mm-mm-mm (E7)

(Spoken, use E-E7 progression) 
"Yeah Big Jim got his hat, find out where it's at
and it's not hustlin' people strange to you
Even if you do got a two-piece custom-made pool cue."

Yeah you don't (A7) tug on Superman's (E7) cape 
You don't (A7) spit into the (E7) wind 
You don't (A7) pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger 
and you (B7) don't mess around with (E7) SLIM  

mm-mm-mm-mm-(E) mm-mm-mm-mm (E7) mm-mm-mm-mm
mm-mm-mm-mm-(E) mm-mm-mm-mm (E7) mm-mm-mm-mm
mm-mm-mm-mm-(E) mm-mm-mm-mm (E7) mm-mm-mm-mm 
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