In The Ghetto Uke tab by Elvis Presley

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A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4 A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4
As the snow flies
C#m chordC#m
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
D chordD E chordE
A chordA poor little baby child is born
A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4 A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4
In the ghetto
A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4 A chordA Asus chordAsus
And his mama cries
C#m chordC#m
cause if there's one thing that she don't need
D chordD E chordE
It's an-other hungry mouth to feed
A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4 A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4
In the ghetto
E chordE
People don't you understand
D chordD A chordA
The child needs a heeee-lping hand
D chordD E chordE A chordA
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
E chordE
Take a look at you and me
D chordD A chordA
Are we too bliiiiind to see
D chordD C#m chordC#m
Do we simply turn our heads
Bm chordBm E chordE
And look the other way
A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4 A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4
Well the world turns
C#m chordC#m
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
D chordD E chordE
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4 A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4
In the ghetto
A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4 A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4
And his hunger burns
C#m chordC#m
So he starts to roam the streets at night
D chordD
And he learns how to steal
E chordE
And he learns how to fight
A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4 A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4
In the ghetto
C#m chordC#m
Then one night in desperation
D chordD A chordA
A chordA young man breaks away
D chordD A chordA
He buys a gun steals a car
Bm chordBm E chordE
Tries to run but he don't get far
A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4 A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4
And his mama cries
C#m chordC#m
As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
D chordD E chordE
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4 A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4
In the ghetto
A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4 A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4
As her young man dies
C#m chordC#m
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
D chordD E chordE
An-other little baby child is born
A chordA Asus4 chordAsus4, A chordA, Asus4 chordAsus4
In the ghetto

 

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About this song

"In the Ghetto" is a song written by Mac Davis and was originally titled "The Vicious Circle". The song was made popular by rock and roll singer Elvis Presley. It was released in 1969 as a 45 rpm single with "Any Day Now" as the flip side. It is a narrative story of a young boy who grows up in the ghetto, steals and fights, and eventually is shot and killed. The song was Presley's first Top 10 hit in the US in four years, peaking at number 3, and his first UK Top 10 hit in three years.

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