Black Boy

Coloured Stone

Tom: Em
Intro: Em  Bm  C   G 


Em                   Bm 
A shy black boy, you came into the city. 
   C                            G 
To learn about life and how his people are living. 
Em                       Bm               C                    G 
He's very stubborn, he's just a child and now his life is mystified. 


      Em                     Bm 
Black boy (black boy), black boy (black boy). 
    C                           G 
The colour of your skin is your pride and joy! 
      Em                     Bm                    C              G 
Black boy (black boy), black boy (black boy). Your life is not destroyed. 


   Em                              Bm 
He didn't know the school but they called him 'Black Boy'. 
   C                    G 
He hardly talked to the girls and boys. 
      Em              Bm                   C                     G 
Don't be a fool just obey the rules 'cause then you'll learn the truth. 


      Em                     Bm 
Black boy (black boy), black boy (black boy). 
    C                           G 
The colour of your skin is your pride and joy! 
      Em                     Bm                    C              G 
Black boy (black boy), black boy (black boy). Your life is not destroyed. 


    Em                        Bm 
And one day you'll grow up to be a man, 
   C                    G 
to learn and live and understand. 
Em                    Bm                   C                     G 
Sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you. 
Em                      Bm            C                  G 
You'll be the one who's having fun so just keep learning on. 


      Em                     Bm 
Black boy (black boy), black boy (black boy). 
    C                           G 
The colour of your skin is your pride and joy! 
      Em                     Bm                    C              G 
Black boy (black boy), black boy (black boy). Your life is not destroyed. 
 

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