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Criminal Chords

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  		There may be one discrepancy (I'm aware of it) in re: to the Cm 
pentatonic bass groove being played and the guitar playing a C7 over top 
of it.  I tried playing a Cm Cm7 chord but the C7 sounded better to me. 
C minor pentatonic bass groove} x 8    Guitar: C7 
I've been a bad bad girl         
I've been careless with a delicate man 
And it's a sad sad world 
When a girl will break a boy 
Just because she can 
Don't you tell me to deny it 
I've done wrong and I want to 
Suffer for my sins 
I've come to you ^—cause I need 
Guidance to be true 
And I just don't know where I can begin 
What I need is a good defense 
^—cause I'm feelin' like a criminal 
And I need to be redeemed 
To the one I've sinned against 
Because he's all I ever knew of love  
Heaven help me for the way I am  
save me from these evil deeds 
Before I get them done 
I know tomorrow brings the consequence at hand 
But I keep livin' this day like the next one will never come 
Oh help me but don't tell me to deny it 
I've got to cleanse myself of all these lies ^—til I'm good enough for 
I've got a lot to lose and I'm bettin' high 
So I'm beggin' you before it ends 
Just tell me where to begin 
Chorus x1   
C minor pentatonic bass groove} x 4    Guitar: C7 
Let me know the way before there's hell to pay 
Give me room to lay the law and let me go 
I've got to make a play to make my lover stay 
So what would an angel say 
The devil wants to know 
Chorus x2 
Verses: Am   F7 x4    
        C7   Bb7   F7 x1 
        C7   Bb7 Am x1 
        C7   Bb7   Ab7   G7   F7   Ab7 
Chorus: F7   C7 x2 
        F7   C7    Bb7   Ab7   G7   F7 
Bridge: D#7   B7   Ab7   B7   D#7   B7   Ab7 x2 
footnote: I tried this version out with my band (we're a 3-piece: drums, 
bass, & guitar-with a chick singer) and it worked out well!  I think if 
a band did this number "Unplugged" it would come across very 'cool' to 
the audience. 


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