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In the Ghetto  Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto
Standard tuning (not in same key as original song)
A* - This is a little hammer-on/pull-off using the
little finger on the 3rd fret of the B string. I
use it to mimic the full riff which i can't play...
A A*
As the snow flies
On a col[C#m]d and gray chicago mornin'
A [D]poor little baby [E]child is born
A A*
In the ghetto
|A A* |A A* |C#m |D E |A A*
And his mama cries
'cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto
People, don't you [E]understand
The child needs a [D]helping [A]hand
Or [D]he'll grow to be an [E]angry young man some[A] day
Take a look at y[E]ou and me,
Are we too[D] blind to [A]see,
Do [D]we simply turn our h[E]eads and look the ot[A]her way
|A A* |A A* |C#m |D E |A A*
Well the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto
|A A* |A A* |C#m |D E |A A*
And his hunger burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to steal
And he learns how to fight
In the ghetto
[E]Then one night in desperation
[D]A young man brea[A]ks away
[D]He buys a gun, s[E]teals a car,
[A]Tries to run, but he don[E]'t get far
|A A* |A A* |C#m |D E |A A*
And his mama cries
As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto
|A A* |A A* |C#m |D E |A A*
As her young man dies,
On a cold and gray chicago mornin',
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto
|A A* |A A* (fade out)
And his mama cries

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