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Why Do You Turn Your Back  Richard Thompson

[Am]Remember the [G]time when we [F]two kin were [Am]reared
There was [G]never a [F]morsel but that it was sh[C]ared
If the [E]one babe was [Am]stung, t'was the [E]other would [Am]cry
There [G]scarce was a [F]crossed word and [D]never a [G]lie

Our [Am]people were [G]drab and de[F]feated like [Am]slaves
The [G]light of their [F]fathers went into the gr[C]aves
I [E]took to the [Am]highway to [E]find some re[Am]lief
I [G]never meant [F]parting to [D]put you to [G]grief

[C]Sisters, we were [F]sisters
'Til [G]love came [F]between us and [D]pulled us a[G]part
We were [C]sisters, we were [F]sisters
Don't [G]call me your [F]sister and put a knife through my [Am]heart

Now you smile when you greet me, you put on a show
But it's slander you're talking as soon as you go
If your eye and my eye don't meet anymore
Hold fast to your tongue when I've walked out the door


You say that I'm different, don't hold me to blame
It's not to my grandeur, it's not to your shame
It's nothing of mine that I lay at your door
So take it or leave it, it's to heal not to sore


by: José Duarte

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