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04 May 2011

TALKIN BLUE by Bob Marley


...TALKIN' BLUES... by Bob Marley
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*from 'Natty Dread' (1974)*


Intro:

D  A  E  A
D  A  E  E/G#  A/C#

F#m
 Yeah, oh, yeah, now!

Verse 1:

D                   A
 Cold ground was my bed last night, (bed last night).
    E                   A               A7
And rock was my pillow, too, (too-oo-oo-oo-oo!).
D                   A
 Cold ground was my bed last night,
    E                   A
And rock was my pillow, too, yeah! I'm saying;

Chorus 1:
D                                A
 Talkin' blues, (talkin' blues), talkin' blues, (talkin' blues).
              E                             A                  A7
They say your feet is just too big for your shoes, (shoe-oo-oo-oo-oo).
D                                A
 Talkin' blues, (talkin' blues), talkin' blues, (talkin' blues).
     E                              A                  A7
Your feet is just too big, for your shoes, (shoe-oo-oo-oo-oo).

Verse 2:

D                      A
 I've been down on the rock for so long, (so long);
  E                        A                   A7
I seem to wear a permanent screw, (screw-oo-oo-oo-oo).
D                      A
 I've been down on the rock for so long, (so long);
  E                        A                   A7
I seem to wear a permanent screw, (screw-oo-oo-oo-oo).

Bridge 1:

         D         A     E      A
But-a I, I'm gonna stare in the sun,
D        A          E     A
 Let the rays shine in my eyes.
D               A    E         A        E
 I, I'm a gonna take, a-just-a one step more,
       D                   F#m
'Cos I feel like bombin' a church, now,
             A             E           A
Now that you know that the preacher is lyin'.
   D                   F#m
So who's gonna stay at home,
      A                E            A
When, when the freedom fighters are fighting?

Chorus 2:

D                                A
 Talkin' blues, (talkin' blues), talkin' blues, (talkin' blues).
              E                              A     A7
They say your feet is just too big, for your shoes, woe-oh-oh-oh!
D                                        A
 Talkin' blues, (talkin' blues), keep on talkin' blues, (talkin' blues).
     E                           A           A7
They say; you hear what they say, didn't you hear?

Verse 3:

D                   A
 Cold ground was my bed, (bed last night),
E                     A                        A7
 Rockstone, rockstone, rockstone was my pillow.
D                   A
 Cold ground was my bed last night, (bed last night),
    E                        A
And rock was my pillow, too. Sayin'...

Chorus 3:

D                A
 Talkin' blues, (talkin' blues).
  E                         A          A7
I seem to wear a permanent,  permanent screw.
D                                A
 Talkin' blues, (talkin' blues), talkin' blues, (talkin' blues).
              E                              A     A7
They say your feet is just too big, for your shoes, woe-oh-oh-oh!

(Fade)


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