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Black Messiah Chords
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Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 00:08:58 +0200 (CEST)
From: Peter Eybert 
Subject: CRD: Black Messiah by The Kinks



Black Messiah 

written by Ray Davies
performed by The Kinks
from "Misfits", 1978
transcribed by Peter Eybert 
	
	
C                 G
Everybody got the right to speak their mind
Bb                           F      f g g# (single notes)
so don't shoot me for saying mine.

F         A7                     Dm      Dm/C  Bb
Everybody talking about racial equality
     F           A7                       Dm    Dm/C  Bb
'cos everybody's equal in the good Lord's eyes.
    F                  C                            Dm            Dm/C Bb
But if I told you that God was black what would you think of that
F                     C        F  
I bet you wouldn't believe it.

          F6                A7                   Dm  Dm/C Bb
There's a self made prophet living right next to me
            F                     A7                           Dm  Dm/C Bb
he said the Black Messiah's gonna come and set the whole world free.
   F                     C               Dm         Dm/C Bb
He looked at me with his evil eye and he prophesied
F               C          F    f g g# a  
and he really believed it.

          A7        Dm     A7                     Dm
He said a Black Messiah is gonna set the world on fire
    F       C          C7                     F 
and he's no liar, 'cos he has truly heard the word.

F         A7                     Dm     Dm/C Bb
Everybody talking about racial equality
            F          A7                     Dm    Dm/C Bb
but I'm the only honky living on an all black street
     F                  C              Dm     Dm/C Bb
they knock me down 'cos they brown and I white.

C                 G
Everybody got the right to speak their mind
Bb                           F     f g g#
so don't shoot me for saying mine.

F         A7                     Dm     Dm/C Bb
F         A7                     Dm     Dm/C Bb
F         A7                     Dm     Dm/C Bb
Everybody talking about racial equality
         F         A7                  Dm     Dm/C Bb
you hear everybody talking about equal rights.
    F              C                 Dm          Dm/C Bb
But white's white, black's black and that's that
F              C              F          f g g# a
and that's the way you should leave it.

              A7        Dm     A7                        Dm
Don't want no Black Messiah to come and set the world on fire
  F         C      C7             C13      F
a Black Messiah is gonna come and rule the world
F                A7                     Dm   Dm/C Bb
Everybody got to show a little give and take
F                A7                      Dm   Dm/C Bb
Everybody got to live with a little less hate
F               C                     Dm          Dm/C Bb
Everybody gotta work it out, we gotta sort it out.

C                 G
Everybody got the right to speak their mind
Bb                           F
so don't shoot me for saying mine.

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About the artist behind Black Messiah Chords:

The Kinks were an English pop/rock group formed in 1963, and categorised as a British Invasion band, along with the other members of the so-called Big Four (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who). Despite being less commercially successful than these three contemporaries, mostly because of a four-year ban from the United States in the mid-to-late 1960s, the Kinks are cited among them as one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time and have 12 top 40 hits in America.[1]

The band's early hard-driving singles set a standard in the mid-1960s for rock and roll, while albums such as Face to Face,[2] Something Else, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur and Muswell Hillbillies are highly regarded by fans, critics, and peers, and are considered amongst the most influential recordings of the era.[3]

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