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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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The Man Comes Around
written by: Johnny Cash
performed by: Johnny Cash
transcribed by: michael.habarta@sicad.de

Key of C

Intro: (spoken)
      And I heard as it were the noise of thunder,
      One of the four beasts saying: 'Come and see'
      and I saw, and behold a white horse

|: C  C  C  C :|

          C                               C  C
There's a man   goin' round   takin' names
                                             C C
And he decides  who to free  and who to blame
                                        C  C
Everybody won't be treated  all the same
                                     am  am  F
There'll be a golden ladder reaching down
         G          C      C  C  C
When the Man comes around


     C                             C  C
The hairs on your arm will stand up
                                         C  C
At the terror  in his sip  and in his sup
                                         C  C
Will you partake of that last offered cup
                                am   am  F
Or disappear into the potters' ground
         G          C      C  C
When the Man comes around


  Chorus:
   C                                 C  C
  Hear the trumpets, hear the pipers
                                    C  C
  Onehundred million angels singing
                                  F           G G
  Multitudes are marching to the big cattle drum
                                G  G
  Voices calling voices crying
                                  G  G
  Some are born and some of dying
                                   C    C
  It's Alpha and Omega's kingdome come.

            F                   C       C  C
  And the whirlwind is in the thorntree
                                              C C
  And the virgins are all trimming their wicks
        F                   C        C
  The whirlwind is in the thorntree
                                                C C
  It's hard for thee to kick against the pricks


instr: C C

          C                          C  C
'Till armageddon no shalam no shalome
                                             C  C
Then the father-hen will call his chickens home
                                            C  C
The wise men will bow down before the throne
                                          am am F
And at his feet they'll cast their golden crowns
         G          C     C  C
When the Man comes around


             C                           C
Whoever is unjust let him be unjust still
           C                                   C
Whoever is righteous let him be righteous still
           C                             C
Whoever is filthy let him be filthy still
                                 am  am  F
Listen to the words long written down
         G          C     C  C
When the Man comes around



  [repeat chorus]

      C                               am  am  F
  In measured hundredweight and pennypound
            G          C
  When the Man comes around.


 |: C  C  C  C :|


Outro: (spoken)
      And I heard a voice amidst of the four beasts,
      and I looked and behold a pale horse and his name
      that sat on him was death, and hell followed with him.



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