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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
DON QUIXOTE - Gordon Lightfoot    From the album Don Quixote, on
                                  Warner/Reprise record and CD(!)

(c) 1972,Moose Music, LTD         Mistakes (c), me! :-)

Notes:
-----

Although several songbooks have written this song out in the key of C,
Lightfoot *ALWAYS* uses a capo.  For this song, the capo is used on the second fret and the chords are 
"normally".  They *sound* a whole step higher.  Is this confusing?  Just put a capo on the 2nd fret, pop on 
record or CD, and play along!!!  You'll sound fine and in tune!!!

Listen how the song pulses on the A string rhythmically -- feel that galloping horse.

The chorus changes from the E/A, D/A, A pattern the second time round, to the "normal" E, A, D chords.  
should too, if you want to sound authentic.

Fingerpick the song using your thumb, index, and middle fingers.  That's how The Man does it.

Have fun!!!

The Chords:
----------

The names may be a bit wrong since it's getting late, but the chord forms are correct.  The numbers 
with the recommended finger to use, starting with 1=index, etc... Advanced players choose your own. :-)  Look 
for the "1"'s -- they get lost in the text easily../


     C             F(C bass)         G(C bass)             G
                     (F/C)             (G/C)
===========       ===========       ===========       ===========
| | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | 1 | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | 1 1 1 |       | | 1 1 1 |       | | 1 1 1 |       | 2 3 | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | | | | |       | | | | 2 |       | | | | | |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | | | | |       | | 3 | | |       | | | 3 | |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | | 4 |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------


 G7(C bass)            F                 G7
  (G7/C)
===========       ===========       ===========       ===========
| | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | 1 | |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | 1 1 1 |       | | | 1 | 2       | 2 3 | | |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | | | 2 |       | | | | 3 |       | | | | 4 |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | | 3 | |       | | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------


The Song:
--------

Intro/fill: (Gord's part)  (BIG kudos to anyone who posts or emails me Red
----------  Shea's original -- I can't get the rhythm right and I don't
            like Terry's way so much)

C, F/C, C, C, E7/C, C

Verses, Choruses:
----------------


C                     F/C        C                       E/C      C
Through the woodland through the valley comes a horseman wild and free
               F/C       C                               G/C      C
Tilting at the windmills passing who can the brave young horseman be
               F/C   C                        G/C   C
He is wild but he is mellow, he is strong but he is weak
                F/C   C                      G/C   C      C  E7/C  C
He is cruel but he is gentle, he is wise but he is meek


G/C                            F/C                            C
Reaching for his saddlebags he takes a battered book into his hand
G/C                           F/C                            C
Standing like prophet bold he shouts across the ocean to the shore
                         G     G7
    Till he can shout no more


C                F/C      C                     E/C     C
I have come o'er moor and mountain like a hawk upon the wing
             F/C     C                           G/C  C
I was once a shining knight who was the guardian of a king
                    F/C         C                   G/C      C
I have searched the whole world over, looking for a place to sleep
                F/C       C                        G/C       C
I have seen the strong survive and I have seen the lean grow weak


Intro chords: C, F/C, C, C, E7/C, C


C                F/C    C                          E/C   C
See the children of the earth who wake to find the table bare
               F/C    C                     G/C      C    C  E7/C  C
See the gentry in the country riding off to take the air


G                              F                            C
Reaching for his saddlebags he takes a rusty sword into his hand
     G                              F                              C
Then striking up a knightly pose he shouts across the ocean to the shore
                         G     G7
    Till he can shout no more


C              F/C              C              E/C      C
See the jailer with his key who locks away all trace of sin
               F/C     C                           G/C     C
See the judge upon the bench who tries the case as best he can
                 F/C    C                         G/C    C
See the wise and wicked ones who feed upon life's sacred fire
                F/C      C                       G/C  C
See the soldier with his gun who must be dead to be admired


Intro chords: C, F/C, C, C, E7/C, C


C               F/C      C                       E/C      C
See the man who tips the needle, see the man who buys and sells
                F/C      C                      G/C      C
See the one who puts the collar on the ones who dare not tell
                 F/C    C                       G/C       C
See the drunkard in the tavern stemming gold to make ends meet
                 F/C    C                        G/C      C    C  E7/C  C
See the youth in ghetto black condemned to life upon the street


G                              F                                C
Reaching for his saddlebags he takes a tarnished cross into his hand
G                                    F                              C
Then standing like a preacher now he shouts across the ocean to the shore
G                                    F                            C
Then in a blaze of tangled hooves he gallops off across the dusty plain
                  G                        F
In vain to search again, where no one will hear  (pause)


C                    F/C         C                       E/C      C
Through the woodland through the valley comes a horseman wild and free
               F/C       C                               G/C      C
Tilting at the windmills passing who can the brave young horseman be
               F/C   C                        G/C   C
He is wild but he is mellow, he is strong but he is weak
                F/C   C                      G/C   C
He is cruel but he is gentle, he is wise but he is meek


Intro chords: C, F/C, C, C, E7/C, C

            
            
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