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The Devil Came From Kansas
(Gary Brooker - Keith Reid)

Intro (chords and rests as indicated):

           Eb Ab            Ab Eb            (Eb)
        }  /  /  }    }  }  /  /     }  }  }  /

Verse 1:

        Eb      Bb                     Eb
           The Devil came from Kansas
                  Bb                  Eb
        Where he went to I can't say
               Ab                          Eb
        Though I teach I'm not a preacher
              Ab                    Eb
        And I aim to stay that way
                   Bb                  Eb
        There's a monkey riding on my back
              Bb                  Eb
        Been there for some time
            Ab                    Cm
        He says he knows me very well
             Fm                Ab   Eb
        But he's no friend of mine

Chorus:

        Bb                 Eb
        I am not a humble pilgrim
                    Ab       Ab7        Db
        There's no need to scrape and squeeze
                  Gb  Ab             Bb
        And don't beg    for silver paper
                  F        Ab            Eb
        When I'm trying to    sell you cheese

        Bb       Eb   Ab      (Eb)
        /  }  }  /    /  }  }  /

Verse 2:

        The Devil came from Kansas
        Where he went to I can't say
        If you really are my brother
        Then you better start to pray
        For the sins of those departed
        And the ones about to go
        There's a dark cloud just above us
        Don't scowl because I know

[repeat chorus]

Guitar solo:

        Bb       Eb   Bb       Eb   [3X]
        /  }  }  /    /  }  }  /

        Ab       Eb   Bb
        /  }  }  /    /     (drum fill)

Verse 3:

        Though I never came from Kansas
        Don't forget to thank the cook
        Which reminds me of my duty
        I was lost though now I look
        For the turning and the signpost
        And the road which takes you down
        To that pool inside the forest
        In whose waters I shall drown

[repeat chorus]

Coda [guitar solo; repeat to fade]

        Bb       Eb   Bb       Eb
        /  }  }  /    /  }  }  /

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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