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In Black lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it was
written and recorded by Johnny Cash. You can easily learn to play and
sing this classic, the chords are simple to make.
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MAN IN BLACK Written and recorded by Johnny Cash C
Well you wonder why I always dress in black
D7 Why you never see bright colors on my back
C And why does my appearance
C Seem to have a somber tone
G7 Well there's a reason for the things that I have on C
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down
D7 Living in the hopeless hungry side of town
C I wear it for the prisoner
C Who has long paid for his crime
G7 But is there because he's a victim of the times I wear the black for those who've never read Or listened to the words that Jesus said About the road to happiness through love and charity Why you'd think He's talking straight to you and me Well we're doing mighty fine I do suppose In our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back Up front there ought-a be a man in black I wear it for the sick and lonely old For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold I wear the black in mourning for the lives that could have been Each week we lose a hundred fine young men And I wear it for the thousands who have died Believing that the Lord was on their side I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died Believing that we all were on their side Well there's things that never will be right I know And things need changing everywhere you go But till we start to make a move to make a few things right You'll never see me wear a suit of white C
Aw I'd love to wear a rainbow every day
D7 And tell the world that every thing's OK
C But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
C Till things are brighter I'm the man in black
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Johnny Cash wrote this song, it was almost like an auto-biography, the
title pretty much describes the story. It has a nice melody with simple
chords, you can learn this one quickly. Print Man In Black lyrics and chords, it's a good one to add to your play book.