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Ooh. Ooh - ooh - ooh. Ooh - ooh - ooh.

Ooh - ooh - woo!


I cant see why peo - ple look at me and on - ly see the col - or of my face.





RUN AND TELL THAT
All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission
Copyright 2001 by Winding Brook Way Music and Walli Woo Entertainment
Up-tempo R&B
from HAIRSPRAY
Am7 Bm/A A Bm/A Am7
Bm/A A
Seaweed: D/A A7 D/A A7 D/A
Ensemble:
Lyrics by MARC SHAIMAN and SCOTT WITTMAN
Music by MARC SHAIMAN
And then theres those that try to help. God knows, but have to
al - ways put me in my place. Now I wont ask you to be
black - er the ber - ry, the sweet - er the juice. I could say it aint so, but, dar - lin,
col - or - blind, cause if you pick the fruit then, girl, youre sure to find the

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D/A A7 D/A A7
D/A A7 A7 B
D
A7 D7 A7 D7 A7 D7
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whats the use? The dark - er the choc - late, the rich - er the taste. And
that!) Run and tell that! (Run and tell that!)
I cant see why peo - ple dis - a - gree each time I tell them what I know is true.
thats where its at now run and tell that! (Run and tell








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Shaiman Run and Tell That (Page 3 of 9)
D7 A7 D7 A7 D7 A7
D9 A7
A7 D9 D9 A7 A7
Ensemble:
Ensemble: Seaweed:
Seaweed:
B

7 B

7 B

7 E

/B

/B

/B

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E7
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And if you come and see the world Im from, I bet your
heart is gon - na feel it, too. Yeah, I could lie, but, ba - by,
black - er the ber - ry, the sweet - er the juice. I could say it aint so, but, dar - lin,
lets be bold. Va - nil - la can be nice, but if the truth be told The

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B

7 B

7 E

/B

/B

/B

7 B

7 C
E

7 E

7 B

7 E

7 B

7 E

7
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whats the use? The dark - er the choc - late, the rich - er the taste. And
that!) Run and tell that! (Run and tell that!) Now run and tell
that! (Run and tell that!) Now run and tell that!
thats where its at now run and tell that! (Run and tell Woo!

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Shaiman Run and Tell That (Page 5 of 9)
Ensemble: Ensemble: Seaweed:
Seaweed: Seaweed:
Seaweed:
Ensemble:
Ensemble:
B

7 E

7 B

7 E

7 B

7 E

7
B

7 E

9
E

9 B

7 E

9 B

7 E

9 B

7
E

9 B

7 E

9 B

7
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F7
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Im ti - red of cov - rin up all my pride. So
give me five on the black - hand side. Ive got a new way of mov - in and I
got my own voice. So how can I help but to shout and re - joice? The
peo - ple round here can bare - ly pay their rent. Theyre tryn to make a dol - lar out - ta

& Ensemble:
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Lilinez:
Lilinez:
Seaweed
6
B

7
B

7 B

Cm/B

Cm/B

Gm E

Lilinez: & Ensemble:


Seaweed
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fif - teen cent. But we got a spir - it mon - ey just cant buy. Its
deep as a riv - er and soars to the sky!
I cant see the rea - son it cant be the kind - a world where we all get our chance.
The time is now, and we can show them how to turn the

Shaiman Run and Tell That (Page 7 of 9)


Seaweed:
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Lilinez, Seaweed & Ensemble:
C
F A B A F

B7 E/B B7 E/B B7 E/B


B7 E/B B7 E/B
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mu - sic up and lets all dance. Cause all things are e - qual when it
black - er the ber - ry, the sweet - er the juice. I could say it aint so, but, dar - lin,
whats the use? The dark - er the choc - late, the rich - er the taste. And
comes to love. Well, that aint quite true, cause when push comes to shove The

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B7 E/B B7 C

E
B7 E7 B7 E7 B7 E7
B7 E7 B7 E7 B7 E7
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that! (Run and tell that!) Now run and tell


that!
thats where its at now run and tell that! (Run and tell Woo!
that!) Now run and tell that! (Run and tell that!) Now run and tell

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Seaweed: Ensemble: Ensemble:
Ensemble:
Ensemble:
Seaweed: Seaweed:
Seaweed:
vocal ad lib.
B7 E9
E9 B7 E9 B7 E9 B7
E9 B7 E9 B7 B
B7
(Drums)
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F

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