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Galveston chords

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  • My version includes lead riff tabbs.
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Written by Jimmy Webb.
Its actually in the key of F, but is much easier and enjoyable to play in G.

[Verse 1]

G             C   D7 G                      G7        C      Am7
Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowin'
  D7     G                  C     Am7 
I still see her dark eyes glowin'
            D7  Em      C                G   
She was twenty-one when I left Galveston

[Verse 2]

G             C   D7 G                      G7        C       Am7 
Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea waves crashing
      D7  G                 C      Am7 
While I watch the cannons flashing
        D7  Em       C                 G 
I clean my gun and dream of Galveston


Bb                       C       Bb     C
I still see her standing by the water
Dm                             Bb
Standing there lookin' out to sea
            Gm       C7       F
And is she waiting there for me?
        Am             Dm      Gm     C   D7
On the beach where we used to run

[Verse 3]

G             C  D7  G             G7       C     Am7
Galveston, oh Galveston, I am so afraid of dying
       D7 G                    C     Am7 
Before I dry the tears she's crying
         Em                    C     Bm     Am7   
Before I watch your sea birds flying in the sun
         E   C          G 
At Galveston, at Galveston.


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OldGuild 28 Aug 13, 2017 06:39 PM

Excellent job. Love this song, and you nailed all the little subtleties.

Hit the Transpose down arrow three times to give you the chords in E, throw a capo on the first fret, and you're playing it in F, just like Glen.

Here's the intro, playing in F (Capo 1st fret, chords in E relative to the capo) (Yeah, Glen would just do in in F without the capo, but we all can't be guitar gods.

E -----------------
B -----------------
G -----------------
D -----------------
A ---2-4-2---------
E ---------4-2-0---

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FiggyPudding 10 Sep 28, 2017 11:31 AM

Glen loved his capo. How about transpose down 5 steps and capo on 3. Nice version thank you

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logisoftus 10 Oct 13, 2017 06:54 PM

Nice job. I saw Glen in Austin for his last tour. When he died I realized I didn't know one of his songs. I remember this from Nam. Now I've got a nice Glen Campbell tune for my repertoire. Thanks.

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