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Forty Thousand Headmen chords

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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.#
                        "Forty Thousand Headmen"
                       (S. Winwood - J. Capaldi)


	acoustic guitar (w/flute):

	     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	                                     ^ omit last time

	Em     Em6/9 Em     Em6/9       [Em6/9: slide 022000 to 044000]
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /

Verse 1:

	 Em                              Am7
	Forty thousand headmen couldn't make me change my mind
	     Bm7                                 Am7
	If I had to take the choice between the deafman and the blind
	   Bm7                                   Am7
	I know just where my feet should go and that's enough for me
	   Bm7                                     Am7    /G       (Em)
	I turned around and knocked them down and walked across the sea

	[1:] Em     Em6/9 Em     Em6/9
	     /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /

Verse 2:

	Hadn't travelled very far when suddenly I saw
	Three small ships a sailin' towards a distant shore
	So lighting up a cigarette I followed in pursuit
	And found a secret cave where they obviously stashed their loot

Chorus 1:

	 E7                         A7
	Filling up my pockets even stuffed it up my nose
	 E7                         A7
	I must have weighed a hundred tons between my head and toes
	 E7                         A7
	I ventured forth before the dawn had time to change it's mind
	     E7                              A7      /G     Em
	And soaring high above the clouds I found a golden shrine

Verse 3:

	Laying down my treasure before the iron gate
	Quickly rang the bell, hoped I hadn't come too late
	But someone came along and told me not to waste my time
	And when I asked him who he was he said "just look behind"

Chorus 2:

	So I turned around and 40,000 headmen bit the dirt
	Firing twenty shotguns each and man, it really hurt
	But luckily for me they had to stop and then reload
	And by the time they'd done I was heading down the road


	Heading down the road
	Forty thousand headmen on my trail
	Rambling and rambling
	Rambling and rambling...
	With forty thousand headmen on my trail

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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GuitarJunkie 100 May 28, 2005 08:00 PM

Excellent Tab

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Splibaroni 10 Jan 11, 2014 11:13 AM

Where's the confounded bridge?

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jholzem 10 Feb 13, 2017 01:38 PM

The "riff" between the verses goes something like this


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