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Black Boys on Mopeds
Sinead O'Connor

Strum Guide

>           >           >           >

G           D           C

D   D U D U D   D U D U D   D U D U D U D U D U    > = accent

1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 +

Capo 4, in ¾


/ G - - - / D - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

  G                    D       C (2)
Margaret Thatcher on TV
                          G                        D            C (2)
Shocked by the deaths that took place in Beijing
              G                       D              C (2)
Seems strange that she should be offended
                G              D            C (2)
The same orders are given by her

G                  D             C (2)
    I've said this before now

                         G               D               C (2)
You said I was childish and you'll say it now

G              D              C (2)
    Remember what I told you

      G              D                 C (4)
If they hated me, they will hate you

                            G          D          C (2)
England's not the mythical land of Madame George and roses
             G             D                  C (2)
It's the home of police who kill black boys on mopeds
      G                D             C (2)
And I love my boy, and that's why I'm leaving
             G                       D                     C (4)
I don't want him to be aware that there's any such thing as grieving


  G                   D                    C (2)
Young mother down at Smith Field, 5 a.m.

  G               D                C (2)
Looking for food for her kids

          G                          D              C (2)
In her arms she holds three cold babies

             G                      D                         C (4)
And the first word that they learned was "Please"

G                   D              C (2)
    These are dangerous days

                           G          D                    C (2)
To say what you feel is to lay your own grave

G              D              C (2)
    Remember what I told you

            G               D                      C (4)
If you were of the world they would love you



Instrumental Verse with ooh's, hold last C

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.