The Ballad Of Blind Tom Chords & Lyrics Artist:

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A chord A7 chord Bb chord Cm chord D chord D7 chord Eb chord G chord Gm chord Bb7 chord Eb7 chord G7/F chord Dadd4/G chord
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How To Play

INTRO
Gm  A7  Cm  Gm
 
VERSE 1
Gm
Say, that boy's a wonderment
Dadd4/G
No! The kid's a freak
    G7/F
But that kid he don't care none
                Eb7
His black hands resting on the keys
D7             Gm
Hoppin' like a big old frog
    Bb7
And hissin' like a train
Eb7
Entertaining royalty
           D7                   Gm
All points east, west and in between
 
INTERLUDE
Gm  A7  Cm  Gm
Gm  A7  Cm  Gm
 
VERSE 2
Gm
General he's a fine old man
Dadd4/G
Treat him like his own
    G7/F
Boy wouldn't know from money
           Eb7
Just throw old Blind Tom a bone
         D7            Gm
From the times of King Cotton
    Bb7
May we present to you
Eb7
All you Jim Crow monkeys
     D7                          Gm
From Harlan County down to Tuscaloo
 
CHORUS
       G            Cm
Pay me anything you like
     A               D
I'll play it back to you
   G                Cm
Be careful what you call me though
     A                   D
Some things cut clear on through
  Bb        Eb
I may be an idiot
  Bb         Eb
I may be a savant
  D                  Gm
I didn't choose this life for me
         Cm        D      Gm
But it's something that I want
 
INTERLUDE
Gm A7 Cm Gm
Gm A7 Cm Gm
 
VERSE 3
Gm
Cocks that old big head aside
Dadd4/G
Grunts a word or two
G7/F
Keeps 'em guessin' every night
      Eb7
"Is he really gonna make it through?"
D7                      Gm
Faint hearts with their fans out
         Bb7
Starched collars and cigars
   Eb7
He weren't no use for slavin'
           D7             Gm
"I wouldn't want him in my yard."
 
CHORUS
       G            Cm
Pay me anything you like
     A               D
I'll play it back to you
   G                Cm
Be careful what you call me though
     A                   D
Some things cut clear on through
  Bb        Eb
I may be an idiot
  Bb         Eb
I may be a savant
  D                  Gm
I didn't choose this life for me
         Cm        D      Gm
But it's something that I want
 
INTERLUDE
Gm A7 Cm Gm
Gm A7 Cm Gm
 
CHORUS
       G            Cm
Pay me anything you like
     A               D
I'll play it back to you
   G                Cm
Be careful what you call me though
     A                   D
Some things cut clear on through
  Bb        Eb
I may be an idiot
  Bb         Eb
I may be a savant
  D                  Gm
I didn't choose this life for me
         Cm        D      Gm
But it's something that I want
 
INTERLUDE
Gm A7 Cm Gm
Gm A7 Cm Gm

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