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(Ballad of An) ANGRY YOUNG MAN

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


  Aadd9 = A add9 (no 3rd)       B = Bsus4 (no 3rd)       E = E (no 3rd)  


         INTRO:  E - B - A  (pause)

                           E             B
                 there's a shadow on the land.
                 A
                 you can't see it from

                 your place in the sun.
                     E               B
                 and you don't understand
                 A
                 how could anyone

                 be an angry young
                 E
                 man.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  E - B - A  (twice)


                 E                 B
             I.  nothing ever gets better
                                   A
                 while you run the show.
                 C#m              G#m
                 we just go on forever
                 F#m            A
                 in your status quo.
                 C#m                    G#m
                 and you think you have wisdom
                 F#m                    A
                 'cause you have your degree.
                 C#m            G#m
                 but that isn't wisdom...
                     F#m         B        A    Aadd9
                 you just have a good memory.


                 /// REPEAT INSTRUMENTAL ///


                 E                B
            II.  you can try to instruct me
                                      A
                 in your churches and schools,
                 C#m              G#m
                 and in vain reconstruct me
                 F#m                A
                 from your dead molecules.
                 C#m               G#m
                 but there is no religion
                 F#m       A
                 or philosophy
                 C#m                G#m
                 that could ever convince me
                      F#m         B           A    Aadd9
                 that life is the best it can be.


                  //// REPEAT INSTRUMENTAL ////
                (several times, with guitar solo)


                 E             B
           III.  my mother and father
                           A
                 and I disagree.
                 C#m                G#m
                 but they should be grateful
                 F#m               A
                 for children like me,
                 C#m               G#m
                 'cause if all the people
                 F#m             A
                 throughout history
                 C#m              G#m
                 took after their parents,
                 F#m           B         A      Aadd9
                 we'd still be living in trees.


                 /// REPEAT INSTRUMENTAL ///


                           E             B
        ENDING:  there's a shadow on the land.
                 A
                 you can't see it from

                 your place in the sun.
                     E               B
                 and you don't understand
                 A
                 how could anyone

                 be an angry young
                 E    B   A
                 man,    man,
                             E   B   A
                 angry young man------


                 E - B - A  (repetition with guitar solo)


                 E - B - A
                 E - B - A
                 E

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