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Words and music: Johnny Cash
Performer: Johnny Cash
Album: The Man Comes Around
Transcribed: michael.habarta@sicad.de

The Man Comes Around

Key of C Intro: (spoken) And I heard as it were the noise of thunder, One of the four beasts saying: 'Come and see' and I saw, and behold a white horse |: C C C C :| C C C There's a man goin' round takin' names C C And he decides who to free and who to blame C C Everybody won't be treated all the same Am Am F There'll be a golden ladder reaching down G C C C C When the Man comes around C C C The hairs on your arm will stand up C C At the terror in his sip and in his sup C C Will you partake of that last offered cup Am Am F Or disappear into the potters' ground G C C C When the Man comes around Chorus: C C C Hear the trumpets, hear the pipers C C One hundred million angels singing F G G Multitudes are marching to the big kettle drum G G Voices calling, voices crying G G Some are born and some are dying C C It's Alpha and Omega's kingdom come. F C C C And the whirlwind is in the thorn tree C C And the virgins are all trimming their wicks F C C The whirlwind is in the thorn tree C C It's hard for thee to kick against the pricks instr: C C C C C 'Till armageddon no shalam no shalom C C Then the father-hen will call his chickens home C C The wise men will bow down before the throne am am F And at his feet they'll cast their golden crowns G C C C When the Man comes around C C Whoever is unjust let him be unjust still C C Whoever is righteous let him be righteous still C C Whoever is filthy let him be filthy still Am Am F Listen to the words long written down G C C C When the Man comes around [repeat chorus] C Am Am F In measured hundredweight and penny pound G C When the Man comes around. |: C C C C :| Outro: (spoken) And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts, and I looked and behold a pale horse and his name that sat on him was death, and hell followed with him. man_comes_around_the.htmman_comes_around_the.htmman_comes_around_the.htmman_comes_around_the.htmman_comes_around_the.htmman_comes_around_the.htmman_comes_around_the.htmman_comes_around_the.htmman_comes_around_the.htmman_comes_around_the.htmman_comes_around_the.htmman_comes_around_the.htm~ submitted by: Ron McConnell, Milwaukie, Oregon, USA Key of C: ( the 12 string guitar sounds very powerful on the chorus of this song) Intro: (spoken) And I heard as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying: 'Come and see' and I saw, and behold a white horse. Intro: [C] x4 [C] There's a man goin' round takin' names [C] And he decides who to free and who to blame [C] Everybody won't be treated all the same [C] There'll be a golden ladder reaching [Am] down [F] When the [G] Man comes a[C]round. [C] The hairs on your arm will stand up [C] At the terror in his sip and in his sup [C] Will you partake of that last offered cup? [C] Or disappear into the potters' [Am] ground [F] When the [G] Man comes a[C]round. Chorus: [C] Hear the trumpets hear the pipers [C] One hundred million angels singing [C] Multitudes are marching to the [F] big kettle [G] drum. [G] Voices calling, voices crying [G] Some are born and some are dying [G] It's Alpha and Omega's kingdom [C] come. And the [F] whirlwind is in the [C] thorn tree [C] And the virgins are all trimming their wicks The [F] whirlwind is in the [C] thorn tree [C] It's hard for thee to kick against the pricks instr: C C [C] 'Till Armageddon no shalam no shalom [C] Then the father-hen will call his chickens home [C] The wise men will bow down before the throne [C] And at his feet they'll cast their golden [Am] crowns [F] When the [G] Man comes a[C]round. [C] Whoever is unjust let him be unjust still [C] Whoever is righteous let him be righteous still [C] Whoever is filthy let him be filthy still [C] Listen to the words long written [Am] down [F] When the [G] Man comes around. [C] [repeat chorus] [C] In measured hundredweight and penny [Am] pound [F] When the [G] Man comes around. [C] [C] x4 Outro: (spoken) And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts, and I looked and behold a pale horse and his name that sat on him was death, and hell followed with him.
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