Hazard    (video)    (midi)

 

    Em - D - G   - Am - G - Em (2x)

 

            Em

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

                                                                  D

    even then the folks in town said with prejudiced eyes :

             A

    that boy is not right.

        Em

    Three years ago when I came to know Mary,

                                                                         D

    first time that someone looked beyond the rumours and the lies 

                           A

    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

 

    Em

2. No one understood what I felt for Mary,

                                                                        D

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

             A

    and never came home.

     Em

    Men with the badge came knocking next morning,

                                                                 D

    here was I surrounded by a thousand fingers suddenly,

                  A

   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,

            Em

    long gone.

 

+  instrumental = verse 2

 

+  CHORUS

 

+  Em ~ ~ ~

 

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)    (Richard Marx)