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Lightfoot Chords

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A nice tribute to Gordon Lightfoot. There are some parts in the song that you should listen a bit carefully to, to get the right progressions and timings. It sounds better if you use barre chords. Was this info helpful? Yes No
[Intro]
D Dsus2 C D   x2

[Verse 1]
D               Dsus2  C                   D       Dsus2   C   D
Sidemen come out first, John Stockfish bass guitar
D                             Dsus4
Looks at the world through the eyes of Nashville
   D             Dsus4   D                  G   A   D Dsus2 C D
The Riverboat and Charlie Mccoy, he's just a boy´

[Verse 2]
   D              Dsus2          C             D
The lead guitarist Red Shea who's really come a long, long way
D                  Dsus4               D     G  A    D
Since rhythm rocker jingle jangle and go Red... and Lightfoot
         C               D
Edwardian, suddenly striped, his hair blondish and poetic
     C                      D
He is less than vinyl perfect
                                    Dsus4                    D
His foot is a precise anchor for the husk and vibrance of his voice

[Pre-Chorus]
         G        A
He is the image of Alberta
   G                A
The side street near Chicago
   G    A         D       Dsus4  A  G
The grim beauty of Toronto

[Chorus]
        D      Dsus4     A       G
He is an artist, he is an artist
        D               Dsus4         A         G                D        Dsus4
He is an artist painting sistine masterpieces of pine and fur and backwoods
     A          G              D              Dsus4             A
Still echos long ago the winter night of black july and then the outcome
     G               D        Dsus4   A   G
Of an early Cleveland rainfalls
     D      Dsus4          A                 G                D        Dsus4  A  G
I sit softly among the rest waiting there for him to paint his pictures
          D               Dsus4         A               G              D
And as the go-go girl went round and our heads were in a spin I thought about
             Dsus4    A             G           D  
The Crossroads, In the Early Morning Rain and Rosanna

[Pre-Chorus]
       G               A
I'm not saying that I'm sorry
        G               A
I'm just telling you the story
        G                 A
And when Lightfoot's magic calls
       G                A     Asus4  A
You can write it on your walls
                            D   Dsus4  A  G
'Cause that's what walls are for

[Chorus]
        D      Dsus4     A       G
He is an artist, he is an artist
        D               Dsus4         A         G                D        Dsus4
He is an artist painting sistine masterpieces of pine and fur and backwoods
        A      G         D       Dsus4
He is an artist, he is an artist
        A               G             D         Dsus4             A               
He is an artist painting sistine masterpieces of pine and fur and backwoods
G    D          Dsus4          A              G     D
Still echos long ago the winter night of black july, he is an artist
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