BEGRUDGE ME NOT THE PART I PLAY

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Jesus, all in rags and bloody, dangled from his cross.
I looked up from the mud to meet his eyes,
At his wrists all ripped and ravaged
And his side all run with red, his brow bereaved.
I winced in wonder at the darkness of the skies.
    And I would help him, so I flung myself
    With fingers folding fast upon the rivet
    That, soaked from the stab, impaled his feet to wood,
    And he spoke as to a child down upon me:
Begrudge me not my duty, nor the part that I must play,
For the lines have long been written and shall stay--
It's only what must be done; I was told to do it this way.

Satan, all in silk and suave, pranced upon his stage.
I looked up from the fire to meet his eyes,
At his wrists all gold with finery,
And his side all sleek, his brow bemused.
I hear the hammer ringing as it crucifies.
    And I would hurt him, so I flung myself
    With angry folded fists to meet his flesh
    That, stone with age, could not be bent at all,
    And he spoke as to a child down upon me:
Begrudge me not my duty, nor the part that I must play,
For the lines have long been written and shall stay--
It's only what must be done; I was told to do it this
way.

3R

Oaxaca, Mexico
25 Jan 1970

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C                              F       G        C
Jesus, all in rags and bloody, dangled from his cross.

                                     G
I looked up from the mud to meet his eyes,

       F
At his wrists all ripped and ravaged

        C                          G7
And his side all run with red, his brow bereaved.

  C                                F      C
I winced in wonder at the darkness of the skies.

    F                          C
    And I would help him, so I flung myself

         F                             C
    With fingers folding fast upon the rivet

          F                                 C
    That, soaked from the stab, impaled his feet to wood,

           G7            C9              G7
    And he spoke as to a child down upon me:

  C         F      F C           F                G
Begrudge me not my duty, nor the part that I must play,

        C                    Em                G7
For the lines have long been written and shall stay--

     C                       F             Em G7      C
It's only what must be done; I was told to do it this way.

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