Goodman Schwerner And Chaney
"Goodman and Schwerner and Chaney" from the album "Ain't That News!" Music and lyrics by Tom Paxton After each verse, you may pluck out a bit of the bass line. At that point, it looks like: E|--0-3-2-0----- | | repeated once or twice. Em G D Em The night air is heavy, no cool breezes blow Em G B The sounds of the voices are worried and low Em G A Desperately wondering and desperate to know Em D Em About Goodman and Schwerner and Chaney Em G D Em Calm desperation and flickering hope Em G B Reality grapples like a hand on the throat Em G A For you live in the shadow of ten feet of rope Em D Em If you're Goodman and Schwerner and Chaney Em G D Em The Pearl River was dragged and two bodies were found Em G B But it was a blind alley for both men were brown Em G A So they all shrugged their shoulders and the search it went on Em D Em For Goodman and Schwerner and Chaney Em G D Em Pull out the dead bodies from the ooze of the dam Em G B Take the bodies to Jackson all accordin' to plan Em G A With the one broken body do the best that you can Em D Em It's the body of young James Chaney Em G D Em The nation was outraged and shocked through and through Em G B Call J. Edgar Hoover, he'll know what to do Em G A For they've murdered two white men, and a colored boy too Em D Em Goodman and Schwerner and Chaney Em G D Em James Chaney your body exploded in pain Em G B And the beating they gave you is pounding my brain Em G A And they murdered much more with their dark bloody chains Em D Em And the body of pity lies bleeding Em G D Em The pot-bellied coppers shook hands all around Em G B And joked with the rednecks who came into town Em G A Em And they swore that the murderers soon would be found Em D Em And they laughed as they spat their tobacco!