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gil scott heron
pieces of a man
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difficulty: expert



                INTRO: Cmaj7 Gm7

Cmaj7         Gm7

Jagged jigsaw pieces

Cmaj7           Gm7

Tossed about the room

Cmaj7            Gm7

I saw my grandma sweeping

Cmaj7             Gm7

With her old straw broom

Fmaj7                       Bbmaj7

She didn't know what she was doing

Fmaj7               G/A       Am7 Fmaj7 G7 

She could hardly understand

Cmaj7                Gm7

That she was really sweeping up..

Cmaj7     Gm7

Pieces of a man

Cmaj7                    Gm7

I saw my daddy greet the mailman

Cmaj7                   Gm7

And I heard the mailman say

Cmaj7                              Gm7

"Now don't you take this letter to hard now Jimmy

Cmaj7                      Gm7

Cause they've laid off nine others today"

Fmaj7                      Ebmaj7

He didn't know what he was saying

Fmaj7             G/A     A7     Am7 Fmaj7 G7 

He could hardly understand

Cmaj7                  Gm7

That he was only talking to

Cmaj7      Gm7

Pieces of a man

Fmaj7                          Ab

I saw the thunder and heard the lightning!

Em                           A7

And felt the burden of his shame

Dmaj7               G

And for some unknown reason

Em                A7      Am Fmaj7 G7    

He never turned my way

Cmaj7           Gm7

Pieces of that letter

Cmaj7                  Gm7

Were tossed about that room

Cmaj7                      Gm7

And now I hear the sound of sirens

Cmaj7                   Gm7

Come knifing through the gloom

Fmaj7                     Bbmaj7 

They don't know what they are doing

Fmaj7                 G/A   A7    Am7 Fmaj7 G7 

They could hardly understand

Cmaj7                  Gm7

That they're only arresting

Cmaj7        Gm7

Pieces of a man

Cmaj7             Bbmaj7   

I saw him go to pieces

Cmaj7             Bbmaj7 

I saw him go to pieces

Cmaj7                 Bbmaj7 

He was always such a good man

Cmaj7                 Bbmaj7 

He was always such a strong man

Cmaj7                 Bbmaj7 

Yeah, I saw him go to pieces

Cmaj7             Bbmaj7 

I saw him go to pieces



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