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  Chords for "He was my Brother"

Words & music by Paul Simon 1963


D |   |C |       |D |Bm  |  |
He-e-e-e   was my brother

G          |          |A |  |  |  |
 Five years older than I

D |   |C |       |D |Bm  |  |
He-e-e-e   was my brother

G      |           |A  |           |D   |  |C |  |D |  |  |  |
 Twenty-three years old  the day he died


D |  |C |   |D    |Bm  |  |
Fre-e-e-edom rider

G              |              |A   |  |  |  |
 They cursed my brother to his face

D |  |C |        |D    |Bm  |  |
Go        home outsider

G             |     |A |             |D    |  |C |  |D |  |  |  |
 Mississippi's gonna be  your buryin' place


D |   |C |            |D           |Bm |  |
He-e-e-e   was singin' on his knees

G        |            |A   |  |  |  |
 An angry mob trailed along

D   |  |C |        |D           |Bm |  |
They        shot my brother dead

G |        |A             |Bm    |D  |C |  |D |  |  |  |
 Because he hated what was wrong


D |   |C |       |D |Bm  |  |
He-e-e-e   was my brother

G           |                 |A |  |  |  |
 Tears can't bring him back to me

D |  |C  |      |D
He  -  He was my  brother

       |G          |A                |D
 And he died so his brothers could be free

   |Bm     |G          |A                |D   |  |C |  |D |
Oh, God, he died so his brothers could be free

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