Hang Me, Oh Hang Me

Dave Van Ronk

Capo: 2

[D]Hang Me, Oh Hang me,

and [G]I’ll Be dead and [Bm]gone.

[D]Hang Me,

Oh [Bm]Hang me…,

[G]I’ll be dead and [D]gone..

[D]’wouldn’t mind the [Bm]hangin..

but [D]layin in the grave so [Bm]long

[Bm]poor boy…

[Bb]I “been [A]all around this [D]world.

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[D]I been all around Cape Girardeau..

[G]parts of [D]Arkansas

[D]all round Cape [Bm]Jordan..

[G]parts of [D]Arkansas

[D]got so goddamn [Bm]hungry…

I could [D]hide behind a [Bm]straw..

[Bm]poor boy..

[Bb]I been [A]all around this [D]world.

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[D]went up on the mountain..

[G]there I made my [D]stand

[D]went up on the [Bm]mountain…

[G]there I made my [D]stand

[D]rifle on my [Bm]shoulder..

and a [D]dagger in my [Bm]hand

[Bm]poor boy..

[Bb]I been [A]all around this [D]world

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[D]Hang Me, Oh Hang me,

and [G]I’ll Be dead and [D]gone.

[D]Hang Me, Oh [Bm]Hang me…,

[G]I’ll be dead and [D]gone..

[D]wouldn’t mind the [Bm]hangin..

but [D]layin in the grave so [Bm]long

[Bm]poor boy…

[Bb]I been [A]all around this [D]world.

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[D]Put the noose around my neck..

[G]strung me up so [D]high

[D]put the noose [Bm]around my neck…

[G]strung me up so [D]high

[D]last words I [Bm]heard em say..

[D]won’t be long now fore you [Bm]die

[Bm]poor boy..

[Bb]I been [A]all around this [D]world

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[D]Hang Me, Oh Hang me,

and [G]I’ll Be dead and [D]gone

[D]Hang Me, Oh [Bm]Hang me…,

[G]I’ll be dead and [D]gone..

[D]wouldn’t mind the [Bm]hangin..

but [D]layin in the grave so [Bm]long

[Bm]poor boy…

[Bb]I been [A]all around this [D]world.