the man comes around

Johnny Cash



 CCC
There's a man   goin' round   takin' names  
 CC
And he decides  who to free  and who to blame 
 CC
Everybody won't be treated  all the same 
 amamF
There'll be a golden ladder reaching down 
 GCCCC
When the Man comes around  
 CCC
The hairs on your arm will stand up 
 CC
At the terror  in each sip  and in each sup 
 CC
Will you partake of that last offered cup 
 amamF
Or disappear into the potters' ground 
 GCCC
When the Man comes around 
Chorus:
 CCC
  Hear the trumpets, hear the pipers 
 CC
  Onehundred million angels singing 
 FCGG
  Multitudes are marching to the big kettle drum
 GG
  Voices calling voices crying 
 GG
  Some are born and some of dying 
 CC
  It's Alpha and Omega's kingdome come.
 FCCC
  And the whirlwind is in the thorntree 
 CC
  And the virgins are all trimming their wicks 
 FCC
  The whirlwind is in the thorntree
 CC
  It's hard for thee to kick against the pricks 
instr: C C
 CCC
'Till armageddon no shalam no shalome 
 CC
Then the father-hen will call his chickens home
 CC
The wise men will bow down before the throne 
 amamF
And at his feet they'll cast their golden crowns
 GCCC
When the Man comes around 
 CC
Whoever is unjust let him be unjust still
 CC
Whoever is righteous let him be righteous still
 CC
Whoever is filthy let him be filthy still
 amamF
Listen to the words long written down 
 GCCC
When the Man comes around 
(repeat chorus)
 CamamF
  In measured hundredweight and pennypound 
 GC
  When the Man comes around.
|: C C C C :|
Outro: (spoken)
And I heard a voice amidst of the four beasts,
and I looked and behold a pale horse and his name
that sat on him was death, and hell followed with him.


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Intro: (spoken)

And I heard as it were the noise of thunder,
One of the four beasts saying: 'Come and see'
and I saw, and behold a white horse