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Handsome Johnny Chords

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			Richie Havens - Handsome Johnny
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Tabbed By:	Adam O'Neil (jerseyfoxcom@gmail.com)
Email:          jerseyfoxcom@gmail.com
Notes:		This is the woodstock version of Richie Havens classic, Handsome
		Johnny. There is a woodstock DVD going round with some great 
		footage of this track and I worked it out from that. 
Tuning:		Open D (D,A,D,F#,A,D)

Chords -

D - (OOOOOO)
E9- (222220)
A - (777777)
B9- (777775)

Strumming Style - Fast (8/sec roughly)
Playing Style - Played with thumb to bar whole fret. Pull thumb off E9 to play 
open for a couple of strums ad lib.

Intro - E9,D,E9,D

A              B9  E9        D        E9       D
Hey look  yonder,  tell me  what's that you see,  

A              B9  E9        D        E9       D
marching  to the  fields o f Concord  

A              B9  E9        D        E9       D
It look s like H andsome  Johnny with a musket in his hand  

B9                        D    E9   D    B9                      D        E9       D
Marching  to the Concord  war.      Hey, Marchi ng to the concor d war.  


Break - E9,D,E9,D 

Hey  look  yonder, tell  me  what you  see  
Marching to the fields of Gettysburg  
It looks like Handsome Johnny with flintlock in his hand  
Marching to the Gettysburg war, Hey marching to the Gettysburg war  

 
INTERLUDE:  


            A    B9   E9           A    B9   E9
Hey, it's a long hard road, It's a long hard road  
       A    B9   E9   
It's a long hard road before we'll be free.  


Hey look yonder, tell me what's that you see  
Marching to the fields of Dunkirk  
It looks like Handsome Johnny with a carbine in his hand  
Marching to the Dunkirk war, Hey marching to the Dunkirk war  

Hey look yonder, tell me what you see  
Marching to the fields of Korea  
It looks like Handsome Johnny with an M1 in his hand  
Marching to the Korean war, Hey marching to the Korean war  

 
Interlude  


Hey look yonder, tell me what you see  
Marching to the fields of Viet Nam  
It looks like Handsome Johnny with an M15  
Marching to the Viet Nam war, Hey marching to the Viet Nam war  
 
Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see  
Marching to the fields of Birmingham  
It looks like Handsome Johnny with his hand rolled in a fist  
Marching to the Birmingham war. Hey, marching to the Birmingham war  

 
Interlude  


Hey what's the use of singing this song  
Some of you are not even listening  
Tell me what it is we've got to do  
Wait for are fields to start glistening  
Hey wait for the bullets to start whistling  

Hey here come the hydrogen bombs  
And here come the guided missile  
Here come the hydrogen bombs  
I can almost hear its whistle, I can almost hear its whistle  
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MuddyBuddy wrote on November 21 2007, 07:37 am

i like this tab mate, I watched that woodstock dvd and saw him play...unreal. cheers

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jerseyfoxcom wrote on October 15 2008, 02:40 pm

Thanks.. :) It is a truly awesome DVD

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joe_watkins wrote on September 3 2009, 09:00 am

kick ass man. that DVD footage is amazing. that guy is cool...

the Joe Cocker Performance is particularly kick ass

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