Kill The Messenger
John Wesley Harding
Kill The Messenger E The messenger came with bad news from the front A E Said the soldiers are starving and their swords are all blunt B A E They need a show of support or some futile sign F#m Abm A B That's what they told me to tell you, not even the words are mine E The messenger came with bad news from the war A E Said the fine young men forgot who they were fighting for B A E They don't wanna be stars on your tv screen F#m Abm A E That's the general feeling, please don't blame it on me A E And the people said one and one is two A E There's nothing left for us to do F#m Abm But since we can blame it all on you A E A E A....... E We will kill the messenger, kill the messenger, kil......l the messenger E The messenger came with bad news from the town A E Said the phone-lines are on strike and the doormen are all down B A E They've turned your den of thieves into a temple F#m Abm A E They need someone of stature to set them an example A E And the people said two and two is four A E Dont tell us anymore F#m Abm We all know the score A E A E A....... E We must kill the messenger, kill the messenger, kil....l the messenger E Someone brought the news to the messenger's folks A E He said your son's been killed two times, they said is that a joke B A E He said he was he victim of ignorant minds F#m Abm A E I hate to bring such bad news, please don't think me unkind A E And the family said one and one is two A E There's nothing left for us to do F#m Abm But since you're here and we can blame it on you A E A E A........ E We will kill the messenger kill the messenger, kil....l the messenger So if you want to send a message... Song beat is the old rock a billy sound (bom bom badada bom, bom bom badada bom) something like Elvis's start to Teddy Bear or Dont be Cruel. I don't know how else to describe it. except maybe play the E, lift open, hammer down E repeat to get the beat.