#Tunesday: “$20 Bill” @tomprasadarao

 

From his Facebook page:

$20 Bill (for George Floyd) CHART in D 6/8

Intro:

D

4 Bars

Verse 1:

D Dsus D

Some people die for honor

G D

Some people die for love

G D

Some people die while singing

D A

To the heavens above

D Dsus D

Some people die believing

G D

In the cross on Calvary hill

G

And some people die

D

In the blink of an eye

A D Dsus D A

For a $20 bill

D Dsus D A

Verse 2:

D Dsus D

Some people go out in glory

G D

(Yeah) with the wind at their back

G D

Some get to tell their own story

D A

Write their own epitaph

D Dsus D

Sometimes you see it coming

G D

Sometimes you don’t know until

G

You run out of breath

D

With a knee on your neck

A D Dsus D A

For a $20 bill

Bridge:

Bm G D

O Brother, I never knew you

Bm G D

And now I never will

Bm G D

But I, I make this promise to you

Em G A

I’ll remember you still

Verse 3:

D Dsus D

Take, eat – let this be our communion

G D

It’s time to break the bread

G D

Do this in remembrance

D A

Just like the good book said

D Dsus D

Sometimes the wine is a sacrament

G D

Sometimes the blood is just spilled

G

Sometimes the law

D

Is the devils’ last straw

A Bm

The future unfulfilled

A Bm

Like the dream they killed

A D Dsus

For a $20 bill

D Dsus D G D

By Tom Prasada-Rao 5/28/20 Silver Spring MD

~~~

via the NY Times:

On May 25, Minneapolis police officers arrested George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, after a deli employee called 911, accusing him of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Seventeen minutes after the first squad car arrived at the scene, Mr. Floyd was unconscious and pinned beneath three police officers, showing no signs of life.

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