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Cortez The Killer chords

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[Verse]
         Em7
He came dancing across the water
         D
with his galleons and guns,
Am7
lookin' for the new world
and the palace in the sun.

[Verse]
On the shore lay Montezuma
with his coca leaves and pearls;
in it's house he often wandered
with the secrets of the worlds.

[Verse]
And his subjects gathered round him,
like a leaves around the tree,
in their clothes of many colors
for the angry gods to see.

[Verse]
And the women all were beautiful
and the men stood straight and strong;
they offered life in sacrifice 
so that others could go on.

[Verse]
Hate was just a legend
and war was never known;
people worked together
and they lifted many stones.

[Verse]
And they carried them to the flatlands,
but they died along the way,
and they built up with their bare hands
what we still can't do today.

[Verse]
And I know she's living there,
and she loves me to this day;
I still can't remember when
or how I lost my way.

[Outro]
He came dancing across the water,
Cortez, Cortez.
What a killer.

            
            
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TKO12383 21 Jul 18, 2007 11:13 AM

amazing song.

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mjosephw52 31 Aug 29, 2011 10:00 AM

Great tab for one of the greatest songs ever written. I play it on ukelele and I do something different for the Am7. I start with an Am, then do a C6 to Am7. I think it sounds better, but that doesn't work so well on guitar.

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gtrbarbarian 10 Aug 13, 2014 02:08 PM

Neil, please tell me you haven't pulled all of your song tabs...you are one of the reasons I started playing guitar 30+ years ago! These will only make people buy your albums more...let the next generation learn from your brilliance!

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