Blackman At Your Shoulder - John Martyn

One, two

Close to each other

One, two, three, four

OneHave you seen

Seen the black man

At your shoulder

Coming closer and closer

With every passing dayAin’t you scared

Of the black man by your shoulder

Breathing down hard on you, wherever you be

With every passing day

Your distance you get not used to

You toss in your head with a flick of the wrist

All the wayBaby, ain’t you scared

Scared of the black man

By your shoulder

He is going to steal your woman

Steal your woman awayAin’t you scared

Of the black man by your shoulder

Breathing down hard on you

Wherever you, hard, wherever you be

Every passing dayYou’re trying to search for him

Turn him loose

But the quick brown fox

Is going to steal your booze awayBaby ain’t you scared

Scared of the black man

Standing by your shoulder

Going to steal your woman

Steal your woman awayWell the language is strange

But your average isn’t

You toss in your head with a flick of the wrist

All the way home

All the way, off the keyAin’t you scared

Scared of the black man

By your shoulder

It’s getting harder every day, every dayThe language is strange

But your average isn’t

You toss in your head with a flick of the wrist

All the way home, all the way home

All the way homeBaby ain’t you scared

Scared of the black man

By your shoulder, shoulder, shoulder

Baby ain’t you scared