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Johnny Was
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From [email protected] Thu May 15 17:06:32 1997
Date: Sat, 3 May 1997 11:16:51 -0700
From: Terry Stewart 
To: [email protected]
Subject: Johnny Was by Bob Marley

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Johnny Was by Bob Marley
transcription by John Stewart

Intro:  F#m7      E       C#m7    F#m7
         F#m7      E       F#m7............

F#m7                                                     D

Woman hold her head and cry, cause her son
              C#m                   E             D             C#m   F#m7
had been shot down in the street and die, from a stray  bullett.......
F#m7                                           D
Woman hold her head and cry, explaining to
C#m         E         D                     C#m    F#m7
her was a passerby, who saw the woman cry.......wondering
F#m7                                         D
How can she work it out, now she knows that the
C#m7     E       D                     C#m   F#m7
wages of sin is death, oh gift of Jah is life (life).........she cried

A      Bm7   C#m7  Bm7                          A             Bm7
Oh,   oh,      I         know,    Johnny was a good man,
C#m7  Bm7                         A               Bm7
C#m7   Bm7
I          know,  Johnny was a good, good, good, good, good, ooo oh
A          Bm7   C#m7      Bm7       F#m7.............
She cried,           She cried-------

Woman hold her head and cry, cause her son had been
Shot down in the street and die, just because of the system

Woman hold her head and cry, comforting her I was
Passing by, she complained, then she cried......she cried

(repeat chorus as above)

Thanks, Bob.
Bob Marley - Johnny Was :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Johnny Was tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Johnny Was:

Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley OM (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican musician, singer-songwriter, and Rastafarian. He was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands: The Wailers (1964 – 1974) and Bob Marley & the Wailers (1974 – 1981). Marley died nearly thirty years ago, but remains the most widely known and revered performer of ska/reggae music, and is credited for helping spread Jamaican music to the worldwide audience.[1]

Marley's best known hits includes "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Exodus", "Could You Be Loved", "Stir It Up", "Jamming", "Redemption Song", "One Love" and, together with The Wailers, ""Three Little Birds".,[2] as well as the posthumous releases "Buffalo Soldier" and "Iron Lion Zion". The compilation album, Legend, released in 1984, three years after his death, is the best-selling reggae album ever (10 times platinum[3]), with sales of more than 12 million copies.[2]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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