E-Chords
Sinéad O'Connor

Black boys on mopeds(Chords)

Sinéad O'Connor

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Key: D
Intro/strum pattern: D A G, with an A on the last beat before returning to  
  D.  Spelled out in 3/4 time, it goes: D D D  A A A  G G G  G G A  D... 
 
D            A        G 
Margaret Thatcher on TV 
           A   D                A           G    
Shocked by the deaths that took place in Beijing 
A     D                A           G 
Seems strange that she should be offended 
    A    D          A        G 
The same orders are given by her 
 
I've said this before now 
You said I was childish and you'll say it now 
Remember what I told you 
They hated me, they will hate you 
 
        (G)       A       D        A       G 
Chorus: England's not the mythical land of Madame George and roses 
                 D         A             G 
        It's the home of police who kill black boys on mopeds 
            D         A        G 
        And I love my boy, and that's why I'm leaving 
                D              A                  G 
        I don't want him to be aware that there's any such thing as grieving 
           (hold G for extra measure, then A on last beat before verse) 
 
Young mother down at Smith Field, 5 a.m. 
Looking for food for her kids 
In her arms she holds three cold babies 
And the first word that they learned was 'Please' 
 
These are dangerous days 
To say what you feel is to dig your own grave 
Remember what I told you 
If you were of the world they would love you 
 
Chorus 
 
'Ooo' to fade over verse chords, end on D 
 
 
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