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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 ...

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

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

Riff
----

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 Chord diagramFF chord.

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


Chords
------

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


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

     Chord diagramC majorC                   Chord diagramG+G                   Chord diagramC majorC
     ^    ^     ^        ^    ^     ^        ^    ^     ^
Chord diagramE MajorE||-------------------|-------3--3--3--3--|-------0--0--0--0--|
Chord diagramBB||-------1--1--1--1--|-------3--3--3--3--|-------1--1--1--1--|
Chord diagramG+G||-------0--0--0--0--|-------0--0--0--0--|-------0--0--0--0--|
Chord diagramD MajorD||-------2--2--2--2--|--0----------------|--2----------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA||--3----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE||-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

  Chord diagramFF   F/E   Chord diagramFF       Chord diagramG+G                   Chord diagramC majorC
  ^    ^    ^       ^    ^     ^        ^    ^     ^
-----------------|--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----||
------------------|------------------||

----------------------------------------------------------------


Verse 1:

Chord diagramC majorC                 Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramC majorC             Chord diagramFF    F/E   Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramC majorC
Eight hundred and eighty were challenged by travellers to die,
Chord diagramC majorC                 Chord diagramG+G             Chord diagramC majorC            Chord diagramFF  F/E Chord diagramFF    Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramC7C7
By a line that he drew with his sword as the battle drew nigh,
    Chord diagramFF                         Chord diagramC majorC
Hey man that crossed over the line was for glory
    Chord diagramFF                       Chord diagramC majorC
And he that was left better fly,
    Chord diagramC majorC        Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC               Chord diagramFF  F/E Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramC majorC    Chord diagramG+G Chord diagramC majorC Chord diagramC7C7
And over the line crossed one hundred and se-ven-ty nine.


Chorus :


Riff     *          *             *            *          Chord diagramE minorEm
Hey      at Santa   Anna they're  killing our  soldiers below
Chord diagramFF                         Chord diagramC majorC
So the rest of Texas will know,
Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramG6G6         Chord diagramC majorC      (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 :

Chord diagramA augmentedA 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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