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Respectable  Don McLean

Respectable transcribed by Alex Ceserani
Ah, it ai[Em]nt so easy is it? [G]you almost lost[C] your place.[D]
And perh[G]aps youre wondering h[Am]ow youre going to co[C]pe with your disgra[D]ce.
[G]Well your wealth is [Am]well established and your [C]friends were never [D]few,
(hold D) G
And all the things they told you of youre finding to be true.
Well if [Am]truth can free the guilty while the innocent must d[C]ie,[D]
Then I res[G]pect, r[(Am)]espect, res[C]pect the c[D]oldest [G]lie.
And you t[Em]alk of human justic[G]e while you drive on fa[C]ncy wheels.[D]
And you [G]push them to their [Am]limit just to [C]see how nice it [D]feels.
Well it [G]doesnt really m[Am]atter if shes li[C]ving or shes dea[D]d,
(hold D) G
You just drive away forgetting that your bumpers dipped in red.
Well if [Am]thats the kind of justice that our hall of justice [C]claims,[D]
Then I resp[G]ect, re[(Am)]spect, res[C]pect old [D]jesse j[G]ames.
And most co[Em]rdially they caught[G] you and they aske[C]d you to obey.[D]
And they t[G]hrew you into [Am]prison, just in c[C]ase you could not p[D]ay.
Well King A[G]rthur jousted [Am]Lancelot, who s[C]tole away his w[D]ife;
(hold D) G
And your lawyers jousted with the court to save your precious life.
Well if [Am]living is what matters though you lie with ever[C]y breath,[D]
Then I res[G]pect, r[(Am)]espect, the [C]ones we pu[D]t to de[G]ath.
And you won[Em] your case most easily[G] and soon you wil[C]l be free.[D]
But there will [G]be a million [Am]more who l[C]ose their liber[D]ty.
Not bec[G]ause of what they [Am]did, but w[C]hat they did not d[D]o:
(hold D) G
They did not pay a lawyer or a judge to see them through.
Why, they [Am]had no friends to call on and they coul[C]d not raise their bail[D].
Well if wi[G]nning is what[(Am)] matters, I re[C]spect the on[D]es who [G]fail.

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