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Highwayman
Glen Campbell

written by Jimmy Webb
appeared on Jimmy Webb's 1977 album El Mirage
and was recorded by Glen Campbell in 1978
for his album Highwayman.


capo 1 to play in Bm but Glen capoed 3 and played in Am 
I include both as either can be played along with original.
 
       Am
Intro: Bm 

Verse 1

Am             G              F                 Am
Bm             A              G                 Bm 
I was a highwayman, along the coach roads I did ride,
G         F            G
A         G            A
Sword and pistol by my side,
Dm     Am                    G            F
Em     Bm                    A            G
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade,
Dm     Am               G               F
Em     Bm               A               G
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade,
Am           G              F         G C
Bm           A              G         A D
The bastards hung me in the spring of 25,
Am       F        G
Bm       G        A
But I am still alive.

Verse 2

Am      G             F     G       Am
Bm      A             G     A       Bm 
I was a sailor, I was born upon the tide,
G        F          G
A        G          A
With the sea I did abide,
Dm         Am                 G           F
Em         Bm                 A           G
I sailed a schooner round the horn of Mexico,
Dm      Am                  G              F
Em      Bm                  A              G
I went aloft and furled the main sail in a blow,
Am           G                    F        G     C
Bm           A                    G        A     D
And when the yards broke off they say that I got killed,
Am       F      G
Bm       G      A
But I am living still.

Verse 3

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


Bridge          C           C/D         Am          G           F    Em   Dm F G C
                D           D/C#        Bm          A           G    D/F# Em G A D
I'll always be around, and around, and around, and around, and around.

Verse 4

Am         G                   F          Am
Bm         A                   G          Bm 
I'll fly a starship across the universe divide,
G          F               G
A          G               A
And when I reach the other side,
Dm          Am               G           F
Em          Bm               A           G
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can,
Dm        Am           G           F
Em        Bm           A           G
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again,
Am       G           F      G       C
Bm       A           G      A       D
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain,
Am    F      G
Bm    G      A
But I will remain,


Outro:            C          C/D        Am         G          F    Em   Dm  F G C
                  D          D/C#       Bm         A          G    D/F# Em  G A D
And I'll be back again, and again, and again, and again, and again.

flyinglibra51
God Bless Glen Travis Campbell

            
            
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coltoncutbirth 10 Aug 08, 2017 07:56 PM

Glen's is the best version but of this song, and he will always remain. Rip Glen

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