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Dont Pay The Ferryman Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Chris DeBurgh's DON'T PAY THE FERRYMAN

Transcribed by larry@iainc.com

Note: 1/8 note chord couples noted [Em D]etc. and played with down/up strokes
as shown.

				 V  ^      V  ^
				  __        __
Spooky intro:                    |  |      |  |
				 /  /      /  /
  Em(rake&ring)Cmaj7(rake&ring) [Em D]  Em [Em D] Em
e|0-----------|0----------- |
B|0-----------|0----------- |
G|0---0-2-0---|0---0-2-0---.|
D|2--4------4-|2--4------4-.|
A|2-----------|3----------- |
E|0-----------|0----------- |

Fingering:
E|            |             |
B|            |             |
G|    0 3 0   |    0 1 0    |
D|2  4      4 |1  4      4  |
A|1           |2            |
E|            |             |


      G                    Em
I was late at night on the open road
G                          C
Speeding like a man on the run
  C        G        C     G        D
A lifetime spent preparing for the journey
      G                  Em
He is closer now, as the search is on
G                         C
Reading from a map in the mind
     C            G      C                  G           D
Yes, there's that rugged hill and there's a boat on the river.
	     Em            [Em D]
And when the rain came down,
	     Em          [Dsus4 D]
He heard a wild dog howl.
           C             G
There were voices in the night. (don't do it)
C             G
Voices out of sight. (don't do it)
C                           B
"Too many men have failed before; whatever you do,

CHORUS:
Em    D       Em
Don't pay the ferryman
Em    D    Em    C     D
Don't even fix a price
Em    D       Em
Don't pay the ferryman
	 C               D     Em
Until he gets you to the other side"

[Em D] Em  [Em D] Em

       G                  Em
In the rolling mist as he gets on board
G                              C
Now there'll be no turning back
  C         G      C      G       D
Beware that hooded old man at the rudder
        G                         Em
And the lightning flashed and the thunder rolled
    G                          C
And people calling out his name
    C       G          C              G             D
And dancing bones that jabbered and a-moaned on the water.
	     Em            [Em D]
And then the ferryman said
	  Em            [Dsus4 D]
"there is trouble ahead
   C               G
So you must pay me now" (don't do it)
 C               G
"You must pay me now" (don't do it)
C                              B
And still that voice came from beyond: "whatever you do,

CHORUS

[Em D] Em  [Em D] Em

Repeat intro

B
   Yea....

CHORUS

CHORUS

Em    D        D   Em Em Em
Don't pay...   The Ferry-man!



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KeeganM 203 wrote on May 15 2009, 05:58 pm

Great man, I think it's pretty much perfect.

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KeeganM 203 wrote on May 18 2009, 05:04 pm

Nevermind, there was a few wrong parts...4 stars

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gitric 35 wrote on September 5 2013, 12:58 pm

its nearly ok. See version 2, its completely ok;)

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