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Phil Ochs chords for The highwayman

Guitar chords with lyrics

Tuning: Half-Step Down (A chord diagramD#D# A chord diagramG#G# A chord diagramC#C# A chord diagramF#F# A chord diagramA#A# A chord diagramD#D#)

Key: A chord diagramC majorC

Difficulty: Novice

Poem by Alfred Noyes
1st stanza:
 A chord diagramC majorC                        A chord diagramE minorEm
The wind was a torrent of darkness
   A chord diagramA minorAm
Among the gusty trees
      A chord diagramE minorEm                A chord diagramFF
The moon was a ghostly galleon
  A chord diagramDmDm               A chord diagramG7G7
Tossed upon cloudy seas
          A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramE minorEm
And the road was a ribbon of moonlight
 A chord diagramA minorAm
Over the purple moor
        A chord diagramFF                A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramA minorAm
And the highwayman came riding, riding, riding
          A chord diagramFF               A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramA minorAm
Yes, the highwayman came riding
A chord diagramDmDm                A chord diagramG7G7
Up to the old inn door

2nd stanza:
 A chord diagramC majorC                   A chord diagramE minorEm
Over the cobbles he clattered
     A chord diagramA minorAm
And clashed in the darkened yard
        A chord diagramE minorEm                         A chord diagramFF
And he tapped with his whip at the window
 A chord diagramDmDm                     A chord diagramG7G7
But all was locked and barred
       A chord diagramC majorC                      A chord diagramE minorEm
So he whistled a tune to the window
 A chord diagramA minorAm
And who should be waiting there
        A chord diagramFF                      A chord diagramC majorC
But the landlord's black eyed daughter
A chord diagramE MajorE                    A chord diagramA minorAm
Bess the landlord's daughter
 A chord diagramFF                  A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramA minorAm
Plaiting a dark red love knot
 A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramG7G7
Into her long black hair

3rd stanza:
 A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramE minorEm
One kiss, my bonny sweetheart
         A chord diagramA minorAm
For I'm after a prize tonight
    A chord diagramE minorEm                       A chord diagramFF
But I shall be back with the yellow gold
 A chord diagramDmDm                A chord diagramG7G7
Before the morning light
    A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramE minorEm
Yet if they press me sharply
 A chord diagramA minorAm
Harry me through the day
          A chord diagramFF          A chord diagramC majorC
Oh, then look for me by moonlight
 A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramA minorAm
Watch for me by moonlight
          A chord diagramFF              A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramA minorAm
And I'll come to thee by moonlight
A chord diagramDmDm                         A chord diagramG7G7
Though Hell should bar the way

4th stanza:
 A chord diagramC majorC                     A chord diagramE minorEm
He did not come at the dawning
A chord diagramA minorAm
No, he did not come at the noon
     A chord diagramE minorEm               A chord diagramFF
And out of the tawny sunset
A chord diagramDmDm                     A chord diagramG7G7
Before the rise of the moon
 A chord diagramC majorC                           A chord diagramE minorEm
When the road was a gypsy's ribbon
 A chord diagramA minorAm
Looping the purple moor
      A chord diagramFF                  A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramE MajorE         A chord diagramA minorAm
Oh a redcoat troop came marching, marching, marching
A chord diagramFF                       A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramA minorAm
King George's men came marching
A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramG7G7
Up to the old inn door

5th stanza:
 A chord diagramC majorC                             A chord diagramE minorEm
And they bound the landlord's daughter
      A chord diagramA minorAm
With many a sniggering jest
         A chord diagramE minorEm                  A chord diagramFF
And they bound the musket beside her
         A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramG7G7
With the barrel beneath her breast
 A chord diagramC majorC                                  A chord diagramE minorEm
Now keep good watch and they kissed her
A chord diagramA minorAm
She heard the dead man say
    A chord diagramFF           A chord diagramC majorC
"Oh look for me by moonlight
A chord diagramE MajorE            A chord diagramA minorAm
Watch for me by moonlight
         A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramA minorAm
And I'll come to thee by moonlight
        A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramG7G7
Though Hell should bar the way"

6th stanza:
A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramE minorEm
Look for me by moonlight
A chord diagramA minorAm
Hoofbeats rining clear
A chord diagramE minorEm            A chord diagramFF
Watch for me by moonlight
           A chord diagramDmDm                    A chord diagramG7G7
Were they deaf that they did not hear
 A chord diagramC majorC                        A chord diagramE minorEm
For he rode on the gypsy highway
 A chord diagramA minorAm
She breathed one final breath
          A chord diagramFF                  A chord diagramC majorC
Then her finger moved in the moonlight
     A chord diagramE MajorE                    A chord diagramA minorAm
Her musket shattered the moonlight
         A chord diagramFF                          A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramA minorAm
And it shattered her breast in the moonlight
     A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramG7G7
And warned him with her death

7th stanza:
A chord diagramC majorC                                  A chord diagramE minorEm
Oh he turned; he spurred on to the west
A chord diagramA minorAm
He did not know who stood
 A chord diagramE minorEm                       A chord diagramFF
Out with her black hair a flowing down
A chord diagramDmDm                         A chord diagramG7G7
Drenched with her own red blood
 A chord diagramC majorC                           A chord diagramE minorEm
Oh not 'til the dawn had he heard it
 A chord diagramA minorAm
And his face grew gray to hear
 A chord diagramFF                      A chord diagramC majorC
How Bess the landlord's daughter
    A chord diagramE MajorE                     A chord diagramA minorAm
The landlord's black eyed daughter
     A chord diagramFF                          A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramA minorAm
Had watched for her love in the moonlight
     A chord diagramDmDm                   A chord diagramG7G7
And died in the darkness there

8th stanza:
 A chord diagramC majorC                     A chord diagramE minorEm
Back he spurred like a madman
                          A chord diagramA minorAm
Shrieking a curse to the sky
          A chord diagramE minorEm                A chord diagramFF
With the white road smoking behind him
         A chord diagramDmDm               A chord diagramG+G
And his rapier brandished high
 A chord diagramC majorC                               A chord diagramE minorEm
Blood red were his spurs in the golden noon
A chord diagramA minorAm
Wine red his velvet coat
           A chord diagramFF                   A chord diagramC majorC
When they shot him down on the highway
 A chord diagramE MajorE                      A chord diagramA minorAm
Down like a dog on the highway
       A chord diagramFF                        A chord diagramC majorC
And he lay in his blood on the highway
        A chord diagramFF                   A chord diagramG+G
With a bunch of lace at his throat


Outro:
A chord diagramC majorC                       A chord diagramE minorEm
And still on a winter's night they say
         A chord diagramA minorAm
When the wind is in the trees
         A chord diagramE minorEm                A chord diagramFF
When the moon is a ghostly galleon
A chord diagramDmDm                  A chord diagramG7G7
Tossed upon cloudy seas
A chord diagramC majorC                             A chord diagramE minorEm
When the road is a ribbon of moonlight
A chord diagramA minorAm
Over the purple moor
        A chord diagramFF                A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramE MajorE        A chord diagramA minorAm
Oh the highwayman comes riding, riding, riding
         A chord diagramFF                A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramA minorAm
Yes the highwayman comes riding
A chord diagramDmDm                A chord diagramG7G7               A chord diagramC majorC
Up to the old inn door

ⓘ Guitar chords for 'The Highwayman' by Phil Ochs, a male artist. Phil Ochs was born in 1940. He passed away in 1976

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