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Loreena Mckennitt guitar chords for The highwayman

Guitar chords with lyrics

Capo on 3rd (how I play it)


Intro: A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAm7Am7 A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm

Strumming pattern for intro: A chord diagramA minorAm || A chord diagramAm7Am7 | A chord diagramC majorC ||| A chord diagramG MajorG ||| A chord diagramA minorAm |||
Verse:

A chord diagramA minorAm                                  A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramA minorAm
The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees
A chord diagramA minorAm                                    A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG MajorG      A chord diagramA minorAm
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon the cloudy seas
A chord diagramDmDm             A chord diagramG MajorG         A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramG MajorG
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor
        A chord diagramDmDm     A chord diagramG MajorG        A chord diagramC majorC
And the highwayman came riding,
A chord diagramG MajorG
Riding, riding,
    A chord diagramA minorAm     A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG MajorG          A chord diagramDmDm
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

       A chord diagramA minorAm                                   A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG MajorG           A chord diagramA minorAm
He'd a French cocked hat on his forehead, a bunch of lace at his chin,
   A chord diagramA minorAm                        A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG MajorG          A chord diagramA minorAm
A chord diagramA majorA coat of claret velvet, and breeches of brown doe-skin;
     A chord diagramDmDm          A chord diagramG MajorG      A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG MajorG
They fitted with nary a wrinkle; his boots were up to the thigh
       A chord diagramDmDm          A chord diagramG MajorG        A chord diagramC majorC
And he rode with a jewelled twinkle,
    A chord diagramG MajorG
His pistol butts a-twinkle,
    A chord diagramA minorAm     A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG           A chord diagramDmDm
His rapier hilt a-twinkle, under the jewelled sky.

A chord diagramA minorAm                                A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramG MajorG    A chord diagramA minorAm
Over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark innyard,
A chord diagramA minorAm                                               A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG MajorG          A chord diagramA minorAm
And he tapped with his whip on the shutters, but all was locked and barred;
    A chord diagramDmDm        A chord diagramG MajorG           A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG MajorG
He whistled a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there?
        A chord diagramDmDm         A chord diagramG MajorG           A chord diagramC majorC
But the landlord's black-eyed daughter,
A chord diagramG MajorG
Bess, the landlord's daughter,
A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG MajorG           A chord diagramDmDm
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.

     A chord diagramA minorAm                             A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG MajorG       A chord diagramA minorAm
"One kiss, my bonny sweetheart, I'm after a prize tonight,
    A chord diagramA minorAm                                      A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG MajorG       A chord diagramA minorAm
But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light;
    A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG MajorG        A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG MajorG
Yet if they press me sharply, and harry me through the day,
      A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG MajorG         A chord diagramC majorC
Then look for me by the moonlight,
A chord diagramG MajorG
Watch for me by the moonlight,
      A chord diagramA minorAm     A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG MajorG                 A chord diagramDmDm
I'll come to thee by the moonlight, though hell should bar the way.

   A chord diagramA minorAm                               A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG MajorG         A chord diagramA minorAm
He rose upright in the stirrups; he scarce could reach her hand
         A chord diagramA minorAm                                    A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG MajorG      A chord diagramA minorAm
But she loosened her hair i' the casement! His face burnt like a brand
       A chord diagramDmDm        A chord diagramG MajorG      A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG MajorG
As the black cascade of perfume came tumbling over his breast;
        A chord diagramDmDm         A chord diagramG MajorG           A chord diagramC majorC
And he kissed its waves in the moonlight,
A chord diagramG MajorG
(Oh, sweet waves in the moonlight!)
         A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG MajorG               A chord diagramDmDm
Then he tugged at his rein in the moonlight, and galloped away to the west.


INTRO X2

   A chord diagramA minorAm                              A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG MajorG       A chord diagramA minorAm
He did not come at the dawning; he did not come at noon,
    A chord diagramA minorAm                         A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG MajorG           A chord diagramA minorAm
And out of the tawny sunset, before the rise o' the moon,
         A chord diagramDmDm         A chord diagramG MajorG       A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG MajorG
When the road was a gypsy's ribbon, looping the purple moor,
  A chord diagramDmDm       A chord diagramG MajorG          A chord diagramC majorC
A chord diagramA majorA red-coat troop came marching,
A chord diagramG MajorG
Marching, marching
     A chord diagramA minorAm        A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG MajorG            A chord diagramDmDm
King George's men came marching, up to the old inn-door.

     A chord diagramA minorAm                                 A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramG MajorG
They said no word to the landlord, they drank his ale instead,
         A chord diagramA minorAm                                       A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG MajorG
But they gagged his daughter and bound her to the foot of her narrow bed
A chord diagramDmDm          A chord diagramG MajorG            A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramG MajorG
Two of them knelt at the casement, with muskets at their side!
          A chord diagramDmDm       A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramC majorC
There was death at every window
    A chord diagramG MajorG
And hell at one dark window;
    A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG MajorG
For Bess could see, through the casement,
    A chord diagramDmDm
The road that he would ride.

         A chord diagramA minorAm                             A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG          A chord diagramA minorAm
They had tied her up to attention, with many a sniggering jest;
         A chord diagramA minorAm                                  A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG MajorG         A chord diagramA minorAm
They had bound a musket beside her, with the barrel beneath her breast!
     A chord diagramDmDm        A chord diagramG MajorG                A chord diagramC majorC
"now keep good watch!" And they kissed her.
    A chord diagramG MajorG
She heard the dead man say
A chord diagramDmDm        A chord diagramG MajorG         A chord diagramC majorC
"Look for me by the moonlight
A chord diagramG MajorG
Watch for me by the moonlight
      A chord diagramA minorAm      A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG MajorG                 A chord diagramDmDm
I'll come to thee by the moonlight, though hell should bar the way!"

    A chord diagramA minorAm                                 A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG          A chord diagramA minorAm
She twisted her hands behind her, but all the knots held good!
    A chord diagramA minorAm                                      A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG MajorG        A chord diagramA minorAm
She writhed her hands till her fingers were wet with sweat or blood!
     A chord diagramDmDm            A chord diagramG MajorG               A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramG MajorG
They stretched and strained in the darkness and the hours crawled by like years!
      A chord diagramDmDm          A chord diagramG MajorG         A chord diagramC majorC
Till, now, on the stroke of midnight,
A chord diagramG MajorG
Cold, on the stroke of midnight,
    A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG
The tip of one finger touched it!
    A chord diagramDmDm
The trigger at least was hers!


INTRO X2

A chord diagramA minorAm                                      A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG MajorG           A chord diagramA minorAm
Totelot-totelot! Had they heard it? The horse's hooves rang clear
A chord diagramA minorAm                                           A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramG MajorG       A chord diagramA minorAm
Totelot-totelot, in the distance! Were they deaf that they did not hear?
A chord diagramDmDm       A chord diagramG MajorG         A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG MajorG
Down the ribbon of moonlight, over the brow of the hill,
    A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG MajorG       A chord diagramC majorC
The highwayman came riding,
A chord diagramG MajorG
Riding, riding!
    A chord diagramA minorAm        A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramG MajorG
The red-coats looked to their priming!
     A chord diagramDmDm
She stood up straight and still!

A chord diagramA minorAm                                 A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG MajorG       A chord diagramA minorAm
Totelot in the frosty silence! Totelot, in the echoing night!
A chord diagramA minorAm                             A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG MajorG       A chord diagramA minorAm
Nearer he came and nearer! Her face was like a light!
     A chord diagramDmDm       A chord diagramG MajorG          A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG MajorG
Her eyes grew wide for a moment! She drew one last deep breath,
         A chord diagramDmDm     A chord diagramG MajorG            A chord diagramC majorC
Then her finger moved in the moonlight,
    A chord diagramG MajorG
Her musket shattered the moonlight,
A chord diagramA minorAm            A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramG MajorG             A chord diagramDmDm
Shattered her breast in the moonlight and warned him with her death.


INTRO x2

   A chord diagramA minorAm                                 A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG MajorG        A chord diagramA minorAm
He turned; he spurred to the west; he did not know she stood
A chord diagramA minorAm                                             A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG MajorG       A chord diagramA minorAm
Bowed, with her head o'er the musket, drenched with her own red blood!
    A chord diagramDmDm       A chord diagramG MajorG       A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramG MajorG
Not till the dawn he heard it; his face grew grey to hear
    A chord diagramDmDm        A chord diagramG MajorG          A chord diagramC majorC
How Bess, the landlord's daughter,

    A chord diagramG MajorG
The landlord's black-eyed daughter,
    A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG MajorG              A chord diagramA minorAm
Had watched for her love in the moonlight, and died in the darkness there.

A chord diagramA minorAm                              A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG MajorG            A chord diagramA minorAm
Back, he spurred like a madman, shrieking a curse to the sky
A chord diagramA minorAm                                             A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG          A chord diagramA minorAm
With the white road smoking behind him and his rapier brandished high!
      A chord diagramDmDm           A chord diagramG MajorG            A chord diagramC majorC                     A chord diagramG MajorG
Blood-red were the spurs in the golden noon; wine-red was his velvet coat,
           A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG MajorG           A chord diagramC majorC
When they shot him down on the highway,
     A chord diagramG MajorG
Down like a dog on the highway,
       A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG MajorG                 A chord diagramDmDm
And he lay in his blood on the highway, with the bunch of lace at his throat.


INTRO X4

      A chord diagramA minorAm                                      A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG MajorG      A chord diagramA minorAm
Still of a winter's night, they say, when the wind is in the trees,
         A chord diagramA minorAm                                 A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG MajorG      A chord diagramA minorAm
When the moon is a ghostly galleon, tossed upon the cloudy seas,
         A chord diagramDmDm        A chord diagramG MajorG         A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG MajorG
When the road is a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
  A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG MajorG        A chord diagramC majorC
A chord diagramA majorA highwayman comes riding,
A chord diagramG MajorG
Riding, riding,
  A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG MajorG          A chord diagramDmDm
A chord diagramA majorA highwayman comes riding, up to the old inn-door.


INTRO X4

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