Jimmy Cliff

Going Back West

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Going Back West

Year: 1999 - Album: Best of Jimmy Cliff

	  		G 
I was born and raised in the ghetto 

Talk with me and you'll know 
C                                      G 
I wasn't satisfied with living on the side 
                                         C 
I started looking around for a possibility 
                     G  D                   G 
But listen to my story,   of what became of me 

G 
I met a businessman 

Who said he got some friends back East 
C 
Said, "Why don't you come along? 
                           G 
Well we could help you atleast" 

"Make you into a big star 
                    C 
By playing your guitar"  
                    G 
But the joke was on me 
D                       G  G7 
 They left me flat to see 

              D 
Going back West (Going back West) 
       C                     G 
Yes I know, I'll make out alright 
              D 
Going back West (Going back West) 
          C                  G 
Where my music's playing all night 
              C                 D 
Going back West (Going back West) 
                G 
Think I'll do alright 

G 
Struggling for recognition, identity and respect 
C                                             G 
I got a lot of promises, they told me not to fret 

Said, "We will stand by you 
                   C 
If the going gets rough" 
                      G 
But when I started sinking 
D                   G    G7 
 They didn't even bluff 

                    D 
Going back West (Going back West) 
       C                     G 
Yes I know, I'll make out alright 
              D 
Going back West (Going back West) 
          C                  G 
Where my music's playing all night 
              C                 D 
Going back West (Going back West) 
                G 
Think I'll do alright 

(+ 1/2 Tom) 
G# 
'Bout a year has come and gone 

And left me standing here 
C# 
Thinking how it could have been 
                        G# 
'Cause still I ain't nowhere 

They surely took me for a ride 
                C# 
Trampled on my pride 
                          G# 
But I'll hold my head up high 
D#                      G#  G#7 
  Got no more tears to cry 

              D# 
Going back West (Going back West) 
       C#                    G# 
Yes I know, I'll make out alright 
            D# 
Going back West (Going back West) 
         C#                   G# 
Where my music's playing all night 
              C#               D# 
Going back West (Going back West) 
                G# 
Think I'll do alright 
		  

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