Remember The Alamo By Donovan

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Remember the Alamo, (approximatively) as sung by Donovan
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[capo 2] : on my record, he seems to use one. But if you
           want to use an harmonica, you can remove it.

3/4 :      The song is rather fast, and there are three times
           per measure.

I used a transcription that I found on the Internet, which
didn't satisfy me at all (it was made by ). I added several
chords and also an introduction, which is very sketchy ...

F  F/E  F :  you just have to lift a bit your first finger while
---------    playing a standard F chord ...

(1)--(1)--(1)
(1)--(1)--(1)
 2----2----2
 3----3----3
 3----3----3
 1----0----1


Riff
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It's almost the same as above, but you have play it very fast,
without loosing the rythm, of course. Listen to the record, and
you'll understand want I mean. If you can't do it, just play
a plain F chord.

(1 1)--1--1  
(1 1)--1--1
 2-2---2--2  And so on ...
 3-3-------
 3-3-------
 0h1-------


Chords
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C: 332010   G: 320033  F: 133211  
C7:x32310   G6:320000  Em:022000


The introduction (3/4)
----------------

     C                   G                   C
     ^    ^     ^        ^    ^     ^        ^    ^     ^  
E||-------------------|-------3--3--3--3--|-------0--0--0--0--|
B||-------1--1--1--1--|-------3--3--3--3--|-------1--1--1--1--|
G||-------0--0--0--0--|-------0--0--0--0--|-------0--0--0--0--|
D||-------2--2--2--2--|--0----------------|--2----------------|
A||--3----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E||-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
                                            
  F   F/E   F       G                   C          
  ^    ^    ^       ^    ^     ^        ^    ^     ^ 
-----------------|--3----3--3--3--3--|-------0--0-------|
-----------------|--0----0--0--0--0--|-------1--1-------|
--2----2----2----|--0----0--0--0--0--|-------0--0-------|
--3----3----3----|--0----0--0--0--0--|-------------2----|
--3----3----3----|--2----------------|--3---------------|
--1----0----1----|--3----------------|------------------|


  ^    ^    ^        ^    ^     ^                                        
-------0--0-------|-------0--0-------||
-------1--1-------|-------1--1-------||
-------0--0-------|-------0--0-------||
--0---------------|------------------||
-------------2----|--3----------2----||
------------------|------------------||

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Verse 1:

C                 G           C             F    F/E   F  C    
Eight hundred and eighty were challenged by travellers to die,
C                 G             C            F  F/E F    C     C7    
By a line that he drew with his sword as the battle drew nigh,
    F                         C
Hey man that crossed over the line was for glory
    F                       C
And he that was left better fly,
    C        G            C               F  F/E F  C    G C C7
And over the line crossed one hundred and se-ven-ty nine.


Chorus :

Riff     *          *             *            *          Em
Hey      at Santa   Anna they're  killing our  soldiers below
F                         C
So the rest of Texas will know,
G     G6         C      (Play the end of the introduction)
And remember the Alamo.

Verse 2 :

Jim Bowie lay dying, his blood and the sweat in his eyes
But his knife at the ready to take him a few in reply
Young Davy Crockett lay laughing and dying
The blood and the sweat in his eyes
For Texas and for freedom a man was more willing to die.

Verse 3 :

A courier came to a battle once bloody and loud
And found only skin and bones where he left a crowd
Fear not little darling of dying
If the world is sovereign and free
For we'll fight to the last for as long as liberty be.

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Transcribed by Pierre Quillery
01/06/2005
Comments, correction : harrold.the.barrel[at]gmail.com



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