difficulty level 4Difficulty level 4/5
 

Chords in this song

A# chordCm chordD# chordG# chord

notes

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CmCm chord    
I didn't mean to end his life
I know it wasn't right
         BbBb chord
I can't even sleep at night
Can't get it off my mind
        AbAb chord
I need to get out of sight
                        BbBb chord 
Before I end up behind bars
               CmCm chord
What started out as a simple altercation
          BbBb chord
Turned into a real sticky situation
            AbAb chord
Me just thinking on the time that I'm facing
              BbBb chord
Makes me wanna cry
 
 
  CmCm chord                    BbBb chord
Cause I didn't mean to hurt him
                        CmCm chord
Coulda been somebody's son
                 BbBb chord
And I took his heart when
                   CmCm chord
I pulled out that gun
 
 
                                 BbBb chord
Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
Man Down
CmCm chord                               BbBb chord
Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
Man Down
 
 
     CmCm chord
Oh mama mama mama
         BbBb chord
I just shot a man down
        AbAb chord
In central station
               EbEb chord
In front of a big ol crowd
 
 
     CmCm chord
Oh Why 
    BbBb chord
Oh Why
    AbAb chord
Oh mama mama mama
        BbBb chord
I just shot a man down
        CmCm chord
In central station
 
 
CmCm chord
It's a 22
I Call her Peggy Sue
                BbBb chord
When she fits right down in my shoes
What do you expect me to do
              AbAb chord
If you're playing me for a fool
I will lose my cool
              BbBb chord
And reach for my fire arm
 
 
                   CmCm chord
I didn't mean to lay him down
                     BbBb chord
But its too late to turn back now
        AbAb chord
Don't know what I was thinking
Now hes no longer living
     BbBb chord
So Imma bout to leave town
 
 
  CmCm chord                    BbBb chord
Cause I didn't mean to hurt him
                        CmCm chord
Coulda been somebody's son
                 BbBb chord
And I took his heart when
                   CmCm chord
I pulled out that gun
 
 
                                 BbBb chord
Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
Man Down
CmCm chord                               BbBb chord
Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
Man Down
 
 
     CmCm chord
Oh mama mama mama
         BbBb chord
I just shot a man down
        AbAb chord
In central station
               EbEb chord
In front of a big ol crowd
 
 
     CmCm chord
Oh Why 
    BbBb chord
Oh Why
    AbAb chord
Oh mama mama mama
        BbBb chord
I just shot a man down
        CmCm chord
In central station
 
 
CmCm chord
Look I never thought do it
Never thought do it
BbBb chord
Never thought do it
Oh gosh
 AbAb chord
What ever happened to me
Ever happened to me
  BbBb chord
Ever happened to me
           CmCm chord
Why did I pull the trigger
                                   BbBb chord
Pull the trigger pull the trigger BOOM
     CmCm chord                               EbEb chord
And end a nigga end a niggas life so soon
          CmCm chord                                           BbBb chord
When mi pull the trigger pull the trigger pull it pon you
 CmCm chord
Somebody tell me what I'm gonna what I'm gonna do
 
 
CmCm chord
Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
 BbBb chord
Mi say wah man down - a weh mi say -
  CmCm chord
Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bumm rum bum bum bum
  BbBb chord
When mi went downtown
 
 
                CmCm chord
Cause now Imma criminal criminal criminal
            BbBb chord
Oh lord a mercy now I am a criminal
Man Down
   AbAb chord
Tell the judge please gimme minimal
            BbBb chord
Run out a town none a dem cah see mi now
 
 
     CmCm chord
Oh mama mama mama
         BbBb chord
I just shot a man down
        AbAb chord
In central station
               EbEb chord
In front of a big ol crowd
 
 
     CmCm chord
Oh Why 
    BbBb chord
Oh Why
    AbAb chord
Oh mama mama mama
        BbBb chord
I just shot a man down
        CmCm chord
In central station
This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

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