Hazard    (video)    (midi)


    Em - D - G   - Am - G - Em (2x)



1. My mother came to Hazard when I was just seven,


    even then the folks in town said with prejudiced eyes :


    that boy is not right.


    Three years ago when I came to know Mary,


    first time that someone looked beyond the rumours and the lies 


    and saw the man inside.


       C                                       G

We used to walk down by the river,

        C                                       Em     - D

she loved to watch the sun go down.

       C                                  G

We used to walk along the river

           D              C                   Em

and dream our way out of this town.


+  Em - D - G   - Am - G - Em



2. No one understood what I felt for Mary,


    no one cared until the night she went out walking all alone,


    and never came home.


    Men with the badge came knocking next morning,


    here was I surrounded by a thousand fingers suddenly,


   pointing right at me.











       C                             G

I swear I left her by the river,

       C                                 Em       - D

I swear I left her safe and sound,

     C                               G

I need to make it to the river,

         D             C                   Em

and leave this old Nebraska town.


    D                             C                  Em                          D

+      I think about my life going by, how it’s done me wrong,

D                                     C                   G                                D

    there’s no escape for me this time, all of my rescues are gone,


    long gone.


+  instrumental = verse 2




+  Em ~ ~ ~



(orig. = capo 3rd)    (Richard Marx)