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Blood on the Cotton Song Notes

December 6, 2013

Entire Song in E other than the solos where we do a standard walk up to A and B for a typical 1-4-5 solo feel.

 

I was born on the Mason Dixon line

where the Klan still marched down Main Street and the rebel flag still flies.

And I guess a hundred fifty years just ain't enough damn time

to heal the hearts and mend the scars and leave it all behind.

Blood on the cotton sweat in in the dirt.

Chains that still bind, wounds that still hurt.

So hard for me to figure barely 50 years ago,

the greatest country in the world's in the shadow of Jim Crow.

A white man treat a black man like he ain't no man at all.

And if God made me and made you too, ain't no man should have to crawl.

Blood on the cotton sweat in in the dirt.

Chains that still bind, wounds that still hurt.

When....when will it end?   Lord, Lord set us free from all that sin!

Goddamn that Blood on the cotton sweat in in the dirt.

Chains that still bind, wounds that still hurt.

I pray my child's child knows a world without this fight.

This ignorance gone on too long. It's wrong on every side.

White man can you understand just how much from you done?

Black man will you take my hand and we can all move on?

From that blood on the cotton, sweat in the dirt.

Chains that still bind...wounds that still hurt.

Blood on the cotton, sweat in the dirt.

Chains that still bind... wounds that still hurt.

 

 

 

 

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