San Quentin

Capo 1st fret

||:   A     |     E     |     A     |     A    :||

.        A                             E                A
San Quentin, you’ve been livin’ hell to me.
.                                        D                   A
You’ve galled at me since nineteen-sixty-three.
.        D                                                         A
I’ve seen ’em come and go and I’ve seen ’em die.
.                         E                  A
And long ago I stopped askin’ why.

.        A                   E                 A
San Quentin, I hate ev’ry inch of you.
.                                        D                                 A
You’ve cut me and you’ve scarred me through and through.
.        D                                         A
And I’ll walk out a wiser, weaker man.
.                                        E                      A
Mister congressman, why can’t you under-stand?

Guitar solo:
||:   A     |     E     |     A     |     A    :||
|     D     |     D    |     A     |     A     |
|     A     |     E     |     A     |     A     |

.        A                           E                         A
San Quentin, what good do you think you do?
.                                     D                               A
Do you think that I’ll be different when you’re through?
.        D                                                              A
You bend my heart and mind, and you warp my soul.
.                                       E                 A
Your stone walls turn my blood a little cold.

.       A                         E                    A
San Quentin, may you rot and burn in hell.
.                                      D                 A
May your walls fall, and may I live to tell.
.         D                                       A
May all the world forget you ever stood.
.                                             E                     A
And the whole world will re-gret you did no good.
.                                        E                A
San Quentin, you’ve been livin’ hell to me.


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