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BIG MAN

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


A = Aadd9 (no 3rd)


         INTRO:  Am  (riff repeats, segue into vamp for vocal)


                 Am
             I.  the Big Man won't see you.

                 don't ask his right-hand man,

                 the footman or the sergeant at arms.

                 none of them will finger the Big Man.
                 C       B
                 no, no, no, no,
                 A
                 you can't drive a wedge.
                 C       B       A
                 no, no, no, no, no.
                 C       B
                 no, no, no, no,
                   A
                 executive privilege.
                 C       B       A
                 no, no, no, no, no.


                 /// REPEAT INTRO RIFFS///


                 Am
            II.  the Big Man was sleeping.

                 his hands sold his arms.

                 his arms committed murder in the dark,

                 murder in the desert and the blue sea.
                 C       B
                 no, no, no, no,
                 A
                 Big Man was asleep.
                 C       B       A
                 no, no, no, no, no.
                 C       B
                 no, no, no, no,
                 A
                 and so was the veep.
                 C       B       A
                 no, no, no, no, no.


                 /// REPEAT INTRO RIFFS///


  INSTRUMENTAL:  guitar solo in Am


                 /// REPEAT INTRO RIFFS///


                 Am
           III.  the judge heard the Big Man

                 say he was in bed,

                 the blankets and the sheets bloody red.

                 the judge gave the order: "cut off his head."
                 C       B
                 no, no, no, no,
                 A
                 you can't give a speech.
                 C       B       A
                 no, no, no, no, no.
                 C       B
                 no, no, no, no,
                 A
                 you have been impeached.
                 C       B       A
                 no, no, no, no, no.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  Am


                 C       B
        ENDING:  no, no, no, no
                    A
                 deniability.
                 C       B       A
                 no, no, no, no, no.
                 C       B
                 no, no, no, no,
                 A
                 can't have it both ways.
                 C       B       A
                 no, no, no, no, no.


                 /// REPEAT INTRO RIFFS///


                 C       B       A
                 no, no, no, no, no.

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