I'm Not Down Tablature

Transcribed by jescala@earthlink.net
Also submitted by: 
Raymond P. Sferra (72724.514@CompuServe.COM)

The song starts with an introduction which 
is the chords for the chorus.
The chords to the verse is simple enough (key of A), 
the chords to the end of the chorus are complicated 
by the fact that two guitars are being played. 
My advice would be to play the 6 notes behind 
the slash  and then the E chords

Chorus Chords

A, C#m, F#m, B, A, C#m, F#m, B, 

B/A,  B/G#,  B/F#,  D,  D/C#,  E,  E 

Intro (Play Chorus)

Verse I
(E)     A                                   F#m  E 
If it's true  a rich man leads a sad life,
                  C#m             D
that's what the say from day to day
      A                            F#m   E
then what do all the poor do with their lives 
             C#m                 D
on Judgement Day with nothin' to say?

          A                 C#m        
I've been beat up I've been thrown out 
              F#m            B
but I'm not down  oh, I'm not down
              A               C#m
I've been shown up but I've grown up and 
         F#m              B 
I'm not down oh I'm not down

B/A  B/G#  B/F#  D  D/C#  E

Verse II
On  My own I faced a gang of jeering
In strange streets oh
When my nerves were pumping and I fought my fear in
I did not run, I was not done



E      A                 C#m
Yes I lived that kind of day
     Em7                   D
when none of your sorrows will go away
go down and down and hit the floor,
down and down and down somemore
A                           C#m                 Em7
But I know, there'll be someway when I can swing everything 
back my way Like skyscrapers rising up 
D/C#                            B   E
floor by floor, not giving up

Verse III
So you walk around and
think that you're the toughest
In the world, the whole wide world
But You're streets away from where it gets the roughest
You ain't been there.

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