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GUEST,jb Origins: tune of Vigilante Man (Woody Guthrie) (17) RE: Origins: tune of Vigilante Man (Woody Guthrie) 08 Sep 06


VIGILANTE MAN –WOODY GUTHRIE D G D 1. Have you seen that vigilante man? Have you seen that vig-i-lan-te man? G D A D Have you seen that vigilante man? I've been hearin' his name, all over the land.

D G D 2. Well, what is a vigilante man? Tell me, what is a vig-i-lan-te man? G D A D Has he got a gun and a club in his hand? Is that a vigilante man?

D G D 3. Rainy night down in the engine house, slee-pin' just as still as a mouse. G D A D Man come along an' he chased us out in the rain, was that a vigilante man?

D G D 4. Stormy days we passed the time away, slee-pin' in some good warm place. G D A D Man come along an' we give him a little race. Was that a vigilante man?

D G D 5. Preacher Casey was just a workin' man. And he said, "Un-ite all you working men." G D A D Killed in the river by some strange man. Was that a vigilante man?

D G D 6. Oh tell me why does a vigilante man, why does a vig-i-lan-te man, G D A D carry that sawed-off shot-gun in his hand? Would he shoot his brother and sister down?

D G D 7. I rambled 'round from town to town. I rambled 'round from town to town, G D A D Like a wild herd of cattle they herded us a-round. Was that the vigilante men?

D G D 8. Have you seen that vigilante man? Have you seen that vig-i-lan-te man? G D A D Have you seen that vigilante man? I've been hearin' his name, all over the land.


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