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"Mr. Blackwell"
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album _Music From The Elder_
(Kiss, 1981)

written by
Gene Simmons/Lewis Reed
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        I never said I was more than I am
        Do what I want, I don't give a damn
        You're all so weak you know it makes me ill
        Don't like you now and probably never will

        You cheat and lie and wonder why
        you can't sleep at night

        You're not well, oh Mr. Blackwell
        and we can tell
        You're not well, oh Mr. Blackwell
        why don't you go to hell

        I am a sinner who just loves to sin
        I am a fighter who just loves to win
        I am the truth about this crummy hole
        There's nothing here that can't be bought or sold

        You're cold and mean and in between
        you're rotten to the core

        You're not well, oh Mr. Blackwell
        and we can tell
        You're not well, oh Mr. Blackwell
        why don't you go to hell

        You're a victim, a real disgrace
        you should be banished from the human race

        We'll drink to sorrow then we'll drink to waste
        We'll drink a toast to the inhuman race
        Here's to the world and the times we're in
        Here's to the kid a real man among men

        You're cold and mean and in between
        you're rotten to the core

        You're not well, oh Mr. Blackwell
        and we can tell
        You're not well, oh Mr. Blackwell
        why don't you go to hell




intro   synthesizer

        {E}{E}{G}{G}                 (I never said I was more ...)
        {E}{E}{G}{G}                 (Do what I want, I don't ...)
        {E}{E}{G}{G}                 (You're all so weak you ...)
        {E}{E}{G}{G}                 (Don't like you now and ...)

break   {C/C(onB)}{C/C(onB)}{A}{C}   (- cheat and lie and ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}                 (- well, oh Mr. Blackwell ...)
break   {E}{E}{E}{A}                 (- well, oh Mr. Blackwell ...)

        {E}{E}{G}{G}                 (I am a sinner who just ...)
        {E}{E}{G}{G}                 (I am a fighter who just ...)
        {E}{E}{G}{G}                 (I am the truth about this ...)
        {E}{E}{G}{G}                 (There's nothing here that ...)

break   {C/C(onB)}{C/C(onB)}{A}{C}   (- cold and mean and in ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}                 (- well, oh Mr. Blackwell ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}                 (- well, oh Mr. Blackwell ...)

break   {C}{C(onB)}{C}{Bm/D}         (You're a victim, a real ...)

g.solo  {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{A}

drums   {x}{x}{x}{x}                 (S.E.: no-chords)
        {x}{x}{x}{x}
        {x}{x}{x}{x}
        {x}{x}{x}{x}

break   {C/C(onB)}{C/C(onB)}{A}{C}

        {E}{E}{G}{G}                 (We'll drink to sorrow ...)
        {E}{E}{G}{G}                 (We'll drink a toast to ...)
        {E}{E}{G}{G}                 (Here's to the world and ...)
        {E}{E}{G}{G}                 (Here's to the kid a real ...)

break   {C/C(onB)}{C/C(onB)}{A}{C}   (- cold and mean and in ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}                 (- well, oh Mr. Blackwell ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{A}                 (- well, oh Mr. Blackwell ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{A}




* riff

  - cheat and lie  and wonder why, you can't -
    {C   / C(onB)}     {C   / C(onB)}
1e -----------------------------------
2B --3-----3-x----------3-----3-x-----
3G --0-----0-x----------0-----0-x-----
4D --x-----x-x----------x-----x-x-----
5A --3-----2-x----------3-----2-x-----
6E -----------------------------------

- sleep at night,     You're not
 {A}           {C}
-------------------------
-------------------------
-------------------------
--7-------7-x-9-10---/x--
--7-------7-x-9-10---/x--
--5-------5-x-7--8---/x--

- well, oh Mr. Blackwell, and we can -
 {E}              {E}
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
----7\5---5-x--------7\5---5-x---------
--0-----0----------0-----0-----5-5-x---

- tell,                   You're not -
 {E}              {E}
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
----7\5---5-x--------7\5----------------
--0-----0----------0-----0-5-5-x-5-6-7--

- well, oh Mr. Blackwell, why don't you -
 {E}              {E}
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---------------------------------------
----7\5---5-x--------7\5---5-x---------
--0-----0----------0-----0-----5-5-x---

- go to hell
 {E}              {A}
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
-------------------7-7-x----7-7-x-------
----7\5---5-x-2----x-x-x----x-x-x-------
--0-----0-----0-x--5-5-x----5-5-x-------

....


 You're a victim, a real disgrace
 {C}                {C(onB)}
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--3------------------3-----------------
--0------------------0-----------------
--x------------------x-----------------
--3------------------2-----------------
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you should be banished from the human race
 {C}                {Bm   / D}
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--3------------------------------------
--0------------------4-4-4--7-x--------
--x------------------4-4-4--7-x--------
--3------------------2-2-2--5-x--------
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*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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