Black Sheep
Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton
Black Sheep
This is the title track from Marty's latest album.  It's a great
song about leaving his home in Syracuse for the "greener musical
pastures of Boston."  I incidentally saw him sing this in Syracuse
and he does a wonderful job.  Marty, you KICK ASS!!!  I think this
song exposes Martin's talents better than Glory Bound (you try
singing it...).  It's in 6/8 time, and I have notated this with
2 beats.


Capo 1st INTRO: E B + + + + e:---------|--------------------|----------------------| B:-x-----0-|--------------------|----------------------| G:-x-----1-|-1------------------|-4--------4/6-4p6-----| D:-x-------|-2------------2-----|-4--4--4--4/6-4p6-----| A:---------|-2------------2-----|-2--2--2----------4p2-| E:---7\\\--|-0--------2/4-----4-|----------------------| C#m A + + + + e:-----------------------|-------------------------| B:-----------------------|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2---| G:-6---------------------|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2---| D:-6--6--6---------------|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2---| A:-4--4--4--2~h4p2-------|-0-----------0-0-0---0---| E:-----------------4p2p0-|-------------------------| EaddG# B C#m A + + + + + + + + e:-------^4-----|---------2---|-------------|-------------------------| B:-------^0-----|---------4---|------^5-----|-----2-2-2-2-2---2---2---| G:-------^1-----|-4-------4-4-|-6----^6-----|-----2-2-2-2-2---2---2---| D:-2---2-^2-----|-4-------4-2-|-6----^6-----|-2---2-2-2-2-2---2---2---| A:-2------------|-2-----------|-4-----------|-0-----------0---0---0---| E:-0------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------------|
Here is the transition to the bridge: set my soul yeah set it free free________ D D#maj7 E + + + + + + + + e:-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| B:-3-----------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-| G:-2-----------|-2-2-2-3-3-3-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-| D:-0-----------|-0-0-0-1-1-1-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-| A:-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| E:-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
The ending looks like this: set my soul set it free___________________ yeah yeah hey yeah D7 D#7 E + + + + + + + + + + e:-------------|-------------|-------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-| B:-------------|-------------|-------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-| G:-------2-----|-------------|-------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-| D:-----4---4---|-------------|-----4-----5-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-| A:---3-------3-|-------------|---3-----4---|-------------|-------------| E:-5-----------|-5-----------|-5-----6-----|-------------|-------------| keep strumming E until end.
E B C#m A Sittin' in this lonely town I wonder when things are gonna change E B C#m A Dreamin' my life away and it seems them dreams they turned into a bunch of dust clouds E B C#m A Gettin' my nerve up but my past is pullin' me down E B C#m D Wonderin' how long this black sheep here can stick around
Somebody told me once before he said that you can never go home again once you leave It'd take anything just to scare me away from the truth of who I am and what I believe So I thanked him for his two cents with a shake and some sympathy And I packed up my blue jeans and I headed for the big prize of my freedom
CHORUS E B C#m A So bye bye black sheep of the family E B C#m A B Bye bye black sheep oh that means so much to me E B C#m A Bye bye to my friends and my family E B C#m D Bye bye black sheep gonna set my soul play transition to bridge yeah set it free Free____
BRIDGE F# A Times they were a-changin' I did just a little rearrangin' F# A And I take a couple chances my progress it advances B To that prize of my freedom______________
play two lines of verse chords, then keep playing verse chords over this: And it's written in the stars that steel bars never will a prison cell make Once I find that sweet or some place I like to call home Some people think I'm crazy sing out "Lord" like I do here on the street When I got a song I'll sing it out loud and if you don't like that my friend D#maj7 Mmm well I'm gonna say
CHORUS Oh bye bye oh bye bye to the black sheep of the family Goodbye to my friends mmm and black sheep you know you always mean so much to me See my friends you been my family Bye bye black sheep goin' off to set my soul play ending Mmm set it free

EaddG# 022104 D#maj7 xx133x ending: D7 5342xx D#7 6453xx To learn why these chords are named this way, check out
Dansm's Guitar Chord Theory.

Created on 2-4-98 by Daniel E. Smith.