Mudcat Café message #210400 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20286   Message #210400
Posted By: GUEST,Jim
11-Apr-00 - 10:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Add: The Highwayman (Jimmy Webb)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE HIGHWAYMAN (Jimmy Webb)
Highwayman

> The Highwaymen
>
> Am G F Am
> I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride
> G F Am G
> With sword and pistol by my side
> Dm Am G Fmaj7
> Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
> Dm Am G Fmaj7
> Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
> Am G F
> The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
> G
> But I am still alive.
>
> I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide
> And with the sea I did abide.
> I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
> I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
> And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
> But I am living still.
>
> I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
> Where steel and water did collide
> A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
> I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
> They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
> F G C C/B Am
> But I am still around..I'll always be around..and around and around and
> Am/G F F/E Dm F G E
> around and around
>
> I fly a starship across the Universe divide
> And when I reach the other side
> I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
> Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
> Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
> But I will remain
> C C/B Am Am/G F F/E Dm F
G C
> And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again..