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Powderfinger ukulele

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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. #
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
Powderfinger  chords rare acoustic version 
Neil Young  1975 (This version is from the unreleased Chrome Dreams Album and the 
unreleased single; please note this is in the key of E, not G as in the live 
versions and Rust Never Sleeps)

A# *

A# 
Look out, Mama,
          C
there's a white boat
              A#    C/G
comin' up the river
       C
With a big red beacon,

and a flag,
                 A#   C/G
and a man on the rail
              C
I think you'd better call John,
          Em
'Cause it don't
         
look like they're here
     A#          C
to deliver, the mail
         Dm               C
And it's less than a mile away
  Dm                      C
I hope they didn't come to stay
         Dm
It's got numbers on the side
      Em
and a gun
                    F
And it's makin' big waves.

A#  C/G

A#
Daddy's gone,
                 C
my brother's out hunting
       A#        C/G
in the mountains
    C
Big John's been drinking
                          A#   C/G
since the river took Emmy-Lou
       C
So the powers that be
     Em
left me here
          A#
to do the thinkin'
      Dm                C
And I just turned twenty-two
      Dm               C
I was wonderin' what to do
        Dm
And the closer they got,
    Em                 F
The more those feelings grew.

A#  C/G

A#                   C
Daddy's rifle in my hand
         A#     C/G
felt reassurin'

He said,
C
Red means run, son,
                  A#      C/G
numbers add up to nothin'
             C
But when the first shot
        Em            A#
hit the docks I saw it comin'
          Dm         C
Raised my rifle to my eye
      Dm               C
Never stopped to wonder why.
     Dm
Then I saw black,
       Em                  F
And my face splashed in the sky.

A#  C/G

A#                   C
Shelter me from the powder
        A#     C/G
and the finger
C
Cover me with the thought
                A#      C/G
that pulled the trigger
C
Think of me
   Em             A#
as one you'd never figured
      Dm          C
Would fade away so young
     Dm            C
With so much left undone
  Dm             Em
Remember me to my love,
            F
I know I'll miss her. 

A#  C/G

* Alternate:

Capo II

C   = A#
A#   = F
Em = Dm
Dm = Am
F   = C

Set8

            
            
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