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Intro: Bb Bbsus4 Bb

       Bb          Bb Bbsus4 Bb
As the snow flies

     Bb                Dm
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
  Eb                F
a poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto

And his mama cries
         Bb                      Dm
cause if there's one thing that she don't need
      Eb             F
It's another hungry mouth to feed
       Bb     Bb Bbsus4 Bb
In the ghetto

People, don't you understand
                  Eb       Bb
The child needs a helping hand
   Eb                   F                    Bb
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me,
           Eb        Bb
Are we too blind to see,
Eb            Bb
Do we simply turn our heads
    Eb              F
And look the other way?
         Bb          Bb Bbsus4 Bb
Well the world turns

      Bb                        Dm
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Eb                          F
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns

      Bb                  Dm
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to steal
And he learns how to fight
       Bb     Bb Bbsus4 Bb
In the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
  Eb                 Bb
a young man breaks away
   Eb           Bb
He buys a gun, steals a car,
Eb                    F
Tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
     Eb                         F
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

As her young man dies

     Bb                Dm
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
 Eb                  F
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto

And his mama cries

Outro: Bb Bbsus4 Bb
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