Next Year People (live) chords

Colin Hay

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Capo: 4st fret

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verse 1: E6/4 G D You can't live without hope that things will change for the better Em G Bm You can't live without the dream of someone reading your letter E6/4 G D We've had dust storms before and spit out the dirt Em G Bm We've had droughts before, but none quite like this E6/4 G D We've had winds that cut up your face all to pieces Em G Bm Black blizzards that stripped all the paint off your car E6/4 G D Fires like twisters, no sisters of mercy Em G Bm They come with no warning, only that sound Em G Bm God is roaring drunk and out on the town
D G D Next year, everything will come good Em G Bm The rains they will fall and will dance on the hood D G D We'll fill up our bellies with plentiful food Em G We'll eat, drink, and be merry D Em7/B Yeah, next year people wait and see G Bm We're next year people, you and me
verse 2: E6/4 G D Henry got hit by lightening twice in head Em G Bm He stood and walked away, we thought he was dead E6/4 G D Now he talks funny, says he's wired to the sky Em G Bm He walks for miles and miles, and no one knows why E6/4 G D The bank men, they came and wrote things down on paper Em G Bm We all went outside and just stood around E6/4 G D We were glad when they left, they brought nothing but heartache Em D Bm And the seed we had planted, it stayed in the ground
D G D Next year, everything will come good Em G Bm The rains they will fall and will dance on the hood D G D We'll fill up our bellies with plentiful food Em G We'll eat, drink, and be merry D Em7/B Yeah, next year people wait and see G Bm We're next year people, you and me
verse 3: E6/4 G D Dry endless plains, and we've suffered the worst Em G Bm Are we being punished or are we just cursed? E6/4 G D It's almost ten years, and no drop of rain Em G Bm Only mocking blue skies bringing more of the same E6/4 G D Our mother was crying when they sent us to stay Em G Bm With strangers in a town and we both ran away E6/4 G D Back to the dust and see Henry again Em G We're creatures of habit, don't you know Em G Bm One day we'll reap what we sow.
D G D Next year, everything will come good Em G Bm The rains they will fall and will dance on the hood D G D We'll fill up our bellies with plentiful food Em G We'll eat, drink, and be merry D Em7/B Yeah, next year people wait and see G Bm We're next year people, you and me