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You Dont Mess Around

Jim Croce

 E
 Uptown got it's hustlers

The bowery got it's bums

42nd Street got Big Jim Walker

He's a pool-shootin' son of a gun
 A
Yeah, he big and dumb as a man can come
But he stronger than a country hoss
 B7A7
And when the bad folks all get together at night
 B7A7E
You know they all call big Jim "Boss", just because 

And they say

 AE
You don't tug on Superman's cape
 AE
You don't spit into the wind
 A
You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger
 B7E
And you don't mess around with Jim

 B7
 
 E
Well outta south Alabama came a country boy

He say I'm lookin' for a man named Jim
I am a pool-shootin' boy

My name Willie McCoy
But down home they call me Slim
 A
Yeah I'm lookin' for the king of 42nd Street
He drivin' a drop top Cadillac
 B7
After he took all my money

 A7
And it may sound funny
 B7A7
But I cOme to get my money back

 E
And everybody say Jack don't you know

 AE
And you don't tug on Superman's cape
 AE
You don't spit into the wind
 A
You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger
 BE
And you don't mess around with Jim

 E
Well a hush fell over the pool room

Jimmy come boppin' in off the street
And when the cuttin' were done

The only part that wasn't bloody
Was the soles of the big man's feet
 A
Yeah he were cut in in bout a hundred places
And he were shot in a couple more
 B7
And you better believe

 A7
They sung a different kind of story
 B7AE
When big Jim hit the floor now they say

 AE
You don't tug on Superman's cape
 AE
You don't spit into the wind
 A
You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger
 BE
And you don't mess around with Slim

 E
(Spoken) Yeah, big Jim got his hat

Find out where it's at

And it's not hustlin' people strange to you

Even if you do got a two-piece custom-made pool cue

 A7E
Yeah you don't tug on Superman's cape
 A7E
You don't spit into the wind
 A7
You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger
 B7E
And you don't mess around with Slim


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