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The Old Double Diamond chords

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The Old Double Diamond by Ian Tyson/Written by Gary McMahan
Tabbed By: cowboycole10
I couldn't find the chords to this good ol' cowboy song, so I figured I'd make one.
Standard Tuning:EADGBe
Capo 4th fret
Time: 3/4
Hit the bass note, then strum twice. For the rhythm, it's best to play along with the song first.

C G Am* Am F F G G
C G Am* Am F F G*

[Verse 1]

 C                  G           Am*          Am
Now, the old Double Diamond lay out east of Dubois
       F           F      G   G
In the land of the buffalo
        C           G             Am*           Am 
And the auctioneers gavel, how it rapped and it rattled
F                F                    G   G
As I watched the old Double Diamond go
Em                Em    Am*   Am
Won't you listen to the wind
       F        F     G*    
Mother Nature's violin

[Verse 2]

C                  G      Am*        Am    
When I first hired on the Old Double Diamond
        F           F            G   G
I was a dammed poor excuse for a man
        C              G            Am*            Am
I never learned how to aim when the spirit was tame
        F            F           G   G
Couldn't see all the cards in my hand
        Em               Em      Am*     Am
And the wind whipped the granite above me
        F             F                G*
Blew the tumble weeds clean through my soul

[Verse 3]

C                 G             Am*              Am
Well I fought her winters and I busted her horses
      F                F               G    G
And I took more than I thought I could stand
        C            G             Am*    Am
But the battles with mountains and cattle
          F             F         G   G
Seemed to bring out the best in a man
          Em      Em          Am*    Am
I guess a sailor, he needs an ocean
      F         F         G   G
And a mama, her babies to hold
C          G        Am*     Am
I need the hills of Wyoming
       F           F      G*
In the land of the buffalo

C G Am* Am F F G G
C G Am* Am F F G*


C                 G    Am*        Am
Now she's sellin' out, I'm moving on
        F            F           G   G
But I'm leavin' with more than I came
      C             G              Am*           Am
Cause I've got this saddle, and it ain't for sale
    F          F       G   G
And I got this song to sing
       Em           Em    Am*          Am
Find a new range to ride, new knots to tie
     F             F           G   G
In a country where cowboys are king
          C           G            Am*        Am
I turn my tail to the wind and the old Double Diamond
F           F        G*
Disappeared into the sage


Am* = this is an Am chord, only instead of picking the open A string (bass note),
      An E note (D string, 2nd fret) is picked.

G* = this is a walk down progression to the C chord.
   G     F     E     D     C

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