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Highway Man chords

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Am      G                    F                Am
I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride
G              F           G
With sword and pistol by my side
Dm      Am                G            F
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
Dm      Am             G              F
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
Am           G             F               C
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
F              G
But I am still alive.

I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide
And with the sea I did abide.
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
But I am living still.

I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
Where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
But I am still around..
G              C C/Am  Am G F Em  Dm     F G C
I'll always be around and around............

I fly a starship across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again..

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Tengil 10 May 24, 2007 08:01 AM

Great song. Actually written by Jimmy Webb, not Johnny Cash, though.

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Heidi101 10 Dec 18, 2007 05:42 PM

Actually no it was a poem written by a man born in the 1800s

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Heidi101 10 Dec 18, 2007 05:43 PM

never mind i was thinking of a different song ;;)

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