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Highwayman 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. 
Am      G             F             Am
I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide
G            F         G
And with the sea I did abide.
Dm         Am                 G       F
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
Dm     Am                   G             F
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
Am                 G               F               C
And when the yards broke off, they said that I got killed
F               G
But I am living still.
Am          G                   F              Am
I was a dam builder. Across the river deep and wide.
G               F         G
Where steel and water did collide.
Dm             Am             G          F
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
Dm            Am            G            F
I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
Am              G             F                  Am                         
They buried me, in that great tomb that knows no sound
F              G
But I am still around..
G              C          G       F      Em     Dm       
I'll always be around and around 
Am      G                   F        Am
I fly a starship across the Universe divide
G          F               G
And when I reach the other side
Dm          Am               G           F
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Dm        Am           G          F
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Am       G           F              Am 
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
G    F       G
But I, will remain
G                C          G         F         Em        Dm
And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again.. 

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Statesman101 10 Jan 25, 2014 01:04 PM

On the G F G on the second line of each it sounds like an Am fits better. Also, on Waylon's "around and around the Am sounds out of place. To me its better without, straight to G.

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clbolick 85 Apr 07, 2016 03:33 PM

thanks a lot for the input, the Am did seem out of place on Waylon's and Cash's part but that fixed it right up. I still like the G-F-G though, might just be my voice but it fits me better.

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olsonea 46 Aug 17, 2017 10:42 AM

You're missing a bit. After the G-C-G-F-Em-Dm walkdown, there's a little G-F-C that you'll recognize as the transition back into the verse, and the outro.

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