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Traffic guitar chords for John barleycorn (must die)

Guitar chords with lyrics

  • Tuning: Standard tuning
  • Capo on 7th
Arpeggiated and lightly strummed
Standard tuning w/Capo 7

Chords      EADGBe

Asus2:      X02200
Esus4:      022200
E7:         020100
E7sus4:     020200

[Intro]


A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2


[Verse 1]

      A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramA minorAm       A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramG MajorG      A chord diagramA minorAm
There were three men came out of the west,
      A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
Their fortunes for to try.
    A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG   A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
And these three men made a solemn oath,
     A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramG MajorG    A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
John Barleycorn must die.


[Chorus 1]

        A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramC/BC/B        A chord diagramA minorAm
They`ve ploughed, they`ve sewn, they`ve harrowed him in,
      A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramEsus4Esus4    A chord diagramE7E7  A chord diagramE7sus4E7sus4 A chord diagramE7E7
Threw clods upon his head.
    A chord diagramDmDm          A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG   A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
And these three men made a solemn oath,
     A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramG MajorG   A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
John Barleycorn was dead.

[Instrumental]

A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2


[Verse 2]

        A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramA minorAm        A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramG MajorG    A chord diagramA minorAm
They`ve let him lie for a very long time,
         A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
Till the rains from heaven did fall.
    A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramA minorAm          A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG   A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
And little Sir John sprung up his head,
    A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramG MajorG    A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
and so amazed them all.


[Chorus 2]

      A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramC/BC/B  A chord diagramA minorAm
They`ve let him stand till Midsummer`s Day,
        A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramEsus4Esus4    A chord diagramE7E7  A chord diagramE7sus4E7sus4 A chord diagramE7E7
Till he looked both pale and wan.
    A chord diagramDmDm          A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG    A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
And little Sir John has grown a long long beard
   A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG   A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
And so  become a man


[Instrumental]

A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2


[Verse]
        A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG MajorG  A chord diagramA minorAm
They`ve hired men with the scythes so sharp,
   A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG   A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
To cut him off at the knee.
        A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramA minorAm       A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG   A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
They`ve rolled him and tied him by the waist,
       A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
Serving him most barbarously.


[Chorus]
       A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramC/BC/B       A chord diagramA minorAm
They`ve hired men with the sharp pitchforks,
    A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramEsus4Esus4    A chord diagramE7E7  A chord diagramEsus4Esus4 A chord diagramE7E7
Who pricked him to the heart.
       A chord diagramDmDm             A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG MajorG    A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
And the loader he has served him worse than that,
         A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG   A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
For he`s bound him to the cart.


[Instrumental]

A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2


[Verse]
       A chord diagramD MajorD            A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG   A chord diagramA minorAm
They`ve wheeled him around and around the field,
          A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramG MajorG  A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
Till they came unto a pond.
    A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramA minorAm     A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG    A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
And there they made a solemn oath,
   A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG  A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
On poor John Barleycorn.


[Chorus]
       A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramC/BC/B      A chord diagramA minorAm
They`ve hired men with the crab-tree sticks,
    A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramEsus4Esus4    A chord diagramE7E7  A chord diagramE7sus4E7sus4 A chord diagramE7E7
To cut him skin from bone.
       A chord diagramDmDm             A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG MajorG    A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
And the miller he has served him worse than that,
        A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG MajorG   A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
For he`s ground him between two stones.


[Instrumental]

A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2


[Verse]
     A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramA minorAm          A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramA minorAm
And little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl,
         A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramG MajorG  A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
And he’s brandy in the glass.
    A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
And little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl,
           A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramG MajorG  A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
Proved the strongest man at last.


[Outro]
    A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramC/BC/B  A chord diagramA minorAm
The huntsman, he can`t hunt the fox,
       A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramEsus4Esus4    A chord diagramE7E7  A chord diagramE7sus4E7sus4 A chord diagramE7E7
Nor so loudly to blow his horn.
       A chord diagramDmDm          A chord diagramA minorAm          A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramG MajorG   A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 A chord diagramA minorAm
And the tinker he can`t mend kettle nor pots,
    D*            C*  G*  Am**
Without a little Barleycorn.

* = single strum

** = A chord diagramA minorAm ends like this:

A chord diagramE MajorE |---------------------0---|
A chord diagramBB |-------------1------1----|
A chord diagramG MajorG |---------2---------2-----|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-----2------------2------|
A chord diagramA majorA |-0---------------0-------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------------|

John Barleycorn (must Die) chords

Traffic guitar chords for John barleycorn (must die) This is a live version probably from the 90s. https://youtu.be/pnkHP_v3CYw

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