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Travelin Man chords

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About this tab version
This chart corrects chord errors common to earlier charts, includes the instrumental break, and the chords that transition from verse to chorus, or chorus to verse. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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[Intro]

| D | Bm | D | Bm |

[Verse]

      D              Bm                  D              Bm
I'm a travelin' man, made a lot of stops . all over the world
       D     D7     G       Gm          D         A     |D    A |
And in every port I own the heart of at least one lovely girl
       D               Bm             D               Bm
I've a pretty señorita waiting for me down in old Mexico
          D        D7    G        Gm     D           A  |D  D E
If you're ever in Alaska stop and see my cute little Eskimo . .

[Chorus]

F#m   |G                      F#m
Oh, my sweet fraulein down in Berlin town
G                         D     D E
. Makes my heart start to yearn . .
F#m    G                  F#m
And my China doll down in old Hong Kong
E             |A    A7 A7/F#
Waits for my return .  .

[Verse]

A7    |D               Bm           D                Bm
Pretty Polynesian baby over the sea . I remember the night
        D             D7          G    Gm       D        A    |D     A |
When we walked in the sand of the Waikiki and I held you oh so tight

[Break]

| D | Bm | D | Bm | D D7 | G Gm | D A | D D E

[Chorus]

F#m   |G                      F#m
Oh, my sweet fraulein down in Berlin town
G                         D     D E
. Makes my heart start to yearn . .
F#m    G                  F#m
And my China doll down in old Hong Kong
E             |A    A7 A7/F#
Waits for my return .  .

[Verse]

A7    |D               Bm           D                Bm
Pretty Polynesian baby over the sea . I remember the night
        D             D7          G    Gm       D        A    |D     A |
When we walked in the sand of the Waikiki and I held you oh so tight

[Outro]
D         Bm             D          Bm
Oh, I'm a travelin' man. Yes, I'm a travelin' man.
D          Bm             D         Bm
Yes, I'm a travelin' man. Oh, I'm a travelin' man.
D      Bm        | D A | D |
Mmmmm. Mmmmmmmm.



Q. Isn't it an A7?
A. The 2nd Bm chord in the verse feels like it ought to be an A7 chord
because of the A note that Nelson sings there. But listen to the bass line
in the recording and you will hear that it is actually a Bm chord.

If you need more proof, play along with the recording at the instrumental
break and substitute an A7 chord for the 2nd Bm chord, and it'll be clear as
a bell that the A7 chord doesn't really fit there. The 2nd Bm chord sets up
the D-D7-G-Gm progression.

Walkdown note:
The eighth-note walkdown at the end of the chorus can be played with open
chords or with barre chords, whichever you prefer:

A     (open) = x02220
A7    (open) = x02020
A7/F# (open) = x04020
A7    (open) = x02020

or

A   (barre) = 577655
A7  (barre) = 575655
F#m (barre) = 244222
A7  (open)  = x02020

            
            
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