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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

    Chorus:
                                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

    Chorus

     

    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.