Guitar chords with lyrics
Capo on 3rd (how I play it) Intro: AmAm Am7Am7 CC GG AmAm Strumming pattern for intro: AmAm || Am7Am7 | CC ||| GG ||| AmAm ||| Verse: AmAm CC GG AmAm The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees AmAm CC GG AmAm The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon the cloudy seas DmDm GG CC GG The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor DmDm GG CC And the highwayman came riding, GG Riding, riding, AmAm CC GG DmDm The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door. AmAm CC GG AmAm He'd a French cocked hat on his forehead, a bunch of lace at his chin, AmAm CC GG AmAm AA coat of claret velvet, and breeches of brown doe-skin; DmDm GG CC GG They fitted with nary a wrinkle; his boots were up to the thigh DmDm GG CC And he rode with a jewelled twinkle, GG His pistol butts a-twinkle, AmAm CC GG DmDm His rapier hilt a-twinkle, under the jewelled sky. AmAm CC GG AmAm Over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark innyard, AmAm CC GG AmAm And he tapped with his whip on the shutters, but all was locked and barred; DmDm GG CC GG He whistled a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there? DmDm GG CC But the landlord's black-eyed daughter, GG Bess, the landlord's daughter, AmAm CC GG DmDm Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair. AmAm CC GG AmAm "One kiss, my bonny sweetheart, I'm after a prize tonight, AmAm CC GG AmAm But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light; DmDm GG CC GG Yet if they press me sharply, and harry me through the day, DmDm GG CC Then look for me by the moonlight, GG Watch for me by the moonlight, AmAm CC GG DmDm I'll come to thee by the moonlight, though hell should bar the way.
AmAm CC GG AmAm He rose upright in the stirrups; he scarce could reach her hand AmAm CC GG AmAm But she loosened her hair i' the casement! His face burnt like a brand DmDm GG CC GG As the black cascade of perfume came tumbling over his breast; DmDm GG CC And he kissed its waves in the moonlight, GG (Oh, sweet waves in the moonlight!) AmAm CC GG DmDm Then he tugged at his rein in the moonlight, and galloped away to the west. INTRO X2 AmAm CC GG AmAm He did not come at the dawning; he did not come at noon, AmAm CC GG AmAm And out of the tawny sunset, before the rise o' the moon, DmDm GG CC GG When the road was a gypsy's ribbon, looping the purple moor, DmDm GG CC AA red-coat troop came marching, GG Marching, marching AmAm CC GG DmDm King George's men came marching, up to the old inn-door. AmAm CC GG They said no word to the landlord, they drank his ale instead, AmAm CC GG But they gagged his daughter and bound her to the foot of her narrow bed DmDm GG CC GG Two of them knelt at the casement, with muskets at their side! DmDm GG CC There was death at every window GG And hell at one dark window; AmAm CC GG For Bess could see, through the casement, DmDm The road that he would ride. AmAm CC GG AmAm They had tied her up to attention, with many a sniggering jest; AmAm CC GG AmAm They had bound a musket beside her, with the barrel beneath her breast! DmDm GG CC "now keep good watch!" And they kissed her. GG She heard the dead man say DmDm GG CC "Look for me by the moonlight GG Watch for me by the moonlight AmAm CC GG DmDm I'll come to thee by the moonlight, though hell should bar the way!" AmAm CC GG AmAm She twisted her hands behind her, but all the knots held good! AmAm CC GG AmAm She writhed her hands till her fingers were wet with sweat or blood! DmDm GG CC GG They stretched and strained in the darkness and the hours crawled by like years! DmDm GG CC Till, now, on the stroke of midnight, GG Cold, on the stroke of midnight, AmAm CC GG The tip of one finger touched it! DmDm The trigger at least was hers! INTRO X2 AmAm CC GG AmAm Totelot-totelot! Had they heard it? The horse's hooves rang clear AmAm CC GG AmAm Totelot-totelot, in the distance! Were they deaf that they did not hear? DmDm GG CC GG Down the ribbon of moonlight, over the brow of the hill, DmDm GG CC The highwayman came riding, GG Riding, riding! AmAm CC GG The red-coats looked to their priming! DmDm She stood up straight and still! AmAm CC GG AmAm Totelot in the frosty silence! Totelot, in the echoing night! AmAm CC GG AmAm Nearer he came and nearer! Her face was like a light! DmDm GG CC GG Her eyes grew wide for a moment! She drew one last deep breath, DmDm GG CC Then her finger moved in the moonlight, GG Her musket shattered the moonlight, AmAm CC GG DmDm Shattered her breast in the moonlight and warned him with her death. INTRO x2 AmAm CC GG AmAm He turned; he spurred to the west; he did not know she stood AmAm CC GG AmAm Bowed, with her head o'er the musket, drenched with her own red blood! DmDm GG CC GG Not till the dawn he heard it; his face grew grey to hear DmDm GG CC How Bess, the landlord's daughter, GG The landlord's black-eyed daughter, AmAm CC GG AmAm Had watched for her love in the moonlight, and died in the darkness there. AmAm CC GG AmAm Back, he spurred like a madman, shrieking a curse to the sky AmAm CC GG AmAm With the white road smoking behind him and his rapier brandished high! DmDm GG CC GG Blood-red were the spurs in the golden noon; wine-red was his velvet coat, DmDm GG CC When they shot him down on the highway, GG Down like a dog on the highway, AmAm CC GG DmDm And he lay in his blood on the highway, with the bunch of lace at his throat. INTRO X4 AmAm CC GG AmAm Still of a winter's night, they say, when the wind is in the trees, AmAm CC GG AmAm When the moon is a ghostly galleon, tossed upon the cloudy seas, DmDm GG CC GG When the road is a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, DmDm GG CC AA highwayman comes riding, GG Riding, riding, AmAm CC GG DmDm AA highwayman comes riding, up to the old inn-door. INTRO X4