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Cm    
I didn't mean to end his life
I know it wasn't right
         Bb
I can't even sleep at night
Can't get it off my mind
        Ab
I need to get out of sight
                        Bb 
Before I end up behind bars
               Cm
What started out as a simple altercation
          Bb
Turned into a real sticky situation
            Ab
Me just thinking on the time that I'm facing
              Bb
Makes me wanna cry


  Cm                    Bb
Cause I didn't mean to hurt him
                        Cm
Coulda been somebody's son
                 Bb
And I took his heart when
                   Cm
I pulled out that gun
 

                                 Bb
Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
Man Down
Cm                               Bb
Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
Man Down


     Cm
Oh mama mama mama
         Bb
I just shot a man down
        Ab
In central station
               Eb
In front of a big ol crowd


     Cm
Oh Why 
    Bb
Oh Why
    Ab
Oh mama mama mama
        Bb
I just shot a man down
        Cm
In central station


Cm
It's a 22
I Call her Peggy Sue
                Bb
When she fits right down in my shoes
What do you expect me to do
              Ab
If you're playing me for a fool
I will lose my cool
              Bb
And reach for my fire arm


                   Cm
I didn't mean to lay him down
                     Bb
But its too late to turn back now
        Ab
Don't know what I was thinking
Now hes no longer living
     Bb
So Imma bout to leave town


  Cm                    Bb
Cause I didn't mean to hurt him
                        Cm
Coulda been somebody's son
                 Bb
And I took his heart when
                   Cm
I pulled out that gun


                                 Bb
Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
Man Down
Cm                               Bb
Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
Man Down


     Cm
Oh mama mama mama
         Bb
I just shot a man down
        Ab
In central station
               Eb
In front of a big ol crowd


     Cm
Oh Why 
    Bb
Oh Why
    Ab
Oh mama mama mama
        Bb
I just shot a man down
        Cm
In central station


Cm
Look I never thought do it
Never thought do it
Bb
Never thought do it
Oh gosh
 Ab
What ever happened to me
Ever happened to me
  Bb
Ever happened to me
           Cm
Why did I pull the trigger
                                   Bb
Pull the trigger pull the trigger BOOM
     Cm                               Eb
And end a nigga end a niggas life so soon
          Cm                                           Bb
When mi pull the trigger pull the trigger pull it pon you
 Cm
Somebody tell me what I'm gonna what I'm gonna do


Cm
Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
 Bb
Mi say wah man down - a weh mi say -
  Cm
Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bumm rum bum bum bum
  Bb
When mi went downtown


                Cm
Cause now Imma criminal criminal criminal
            Bb
Oh lord a mercy now I am a criminal
Man Down
   Ab
Tell the judge please gimme minimal
            Bb
Run out a town none a dem cah see mi now


     Cm
Oh mama mama mama
         Bb
I just shot a man down
        Ab
In central station
               Eb
In front of a big ol crowd


     Cm
Oh Why 
    Bb
Oh Why
    Ab
Oh mama mama mama
        Bb
I just shot a man down
        Cm
In central station
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2 Comments

  1. Chordelia

    -3

  2. I so much love this song.
    I SAY SO.

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