Black Entertainment : All Of The Places Weve Been - Gil Scott Heron

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    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    wonderful tune by Gil.. check out the words.




    In my lifetime I've been in towns
    where there was no freedom or future around.
    I've been in places where you could not eat
    or take a drink of water where ever you pleased.
    And now that I meet you in the middle of a mountain
    Well, I'm reaching out from within.

    And all I can think of are chapters and scenes of
    all of the places we've been.

    I'm not such an old man so don't get me wrong.
    I'm the latest survivor of the constantly strong.
    I've been to Mississippi and down city streets,
    I've seen days of plenty and nights with nothing to eat.
    But I'm not too happy 'bout the middle of a mountain so
    soon I'll be climbing again.

    'Cause all I can think of are chapters and scenes of
    all of the places we've been.

    I was raised up in a small town in the country down south
    so I've been close enough to know what oppression's about.
    Placed on this mountain with a rare chance to see
    dreams once envisioned by folks much braver than me.
    And since their lives got me to the middle of a mountain
    Well, I can't stop and give up on them.

    'Cause their lights that shine on inspire me to climb on
    from all of the places we've been.

    From all of the places we've been,
    From all of the places we.ve , been alot of places, yeah
    From all of the places we've been,
    Been down, been down, been down, alot of roads and places
    All of the places...​
     
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    broke this one down on the Piano.. it's in the key of C..

    most all of Gils stuff is relatively simple.. the music is just the backdrop
    for his wonderful lyrical content and his unique delivery.. anyway.. I broke this one down
    on piano.. it goes like this:

    Verses:

    CM7..............CM7
    In my lifetime I've been in towns

    .........FM7
    where there was no freedom or

    D-7....E-7......FM7...GM
    fu - ture a - round.

    (same as above)
    I've been in places where you could not eat
    or take a drink of water where ever you pleased.

    ......E-7..........................A-7
    And now that I meet you in the middle of a mountain

    ...........FM7.....................D-7
    Well, I'm reaching out from within.

    .....CM7.......................FM7
    And all I can think of are chapters and scenes of

    D-7...E-7...FM7....GM..............Amin7.
    all.....of....the .....places we've been.


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