Log in

One click and you are in

Login with Facebook Login with Google

Why sign up and log in

Guitar Tabs Explorer
Steve Winwood guitar chords for John barleycorn must die acoustic

John Barleycorn Must Die Acoustic chords by Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood guitar chords for John barleycorn must die acoustic

Guitar chords with lyrics

Capo 7th fret


INTRO:
A chord diagramAsus2Asus2 (arpeggiated down and up)
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|

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      Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2
Their fortunes for to try.
A chord diagramD MajorD               A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG      Am-Asus2-Am
And these three men made a solemn oath,
A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramG MajorG    Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2
John Barleycorn must die.


CHORUS 1:
A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG MajorG                     A chord diagramA minorAm
They've ploughed, they've sewn, they've harrowed him in,
      A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD MajorD      Esus4-E
Threw clods upon his head.
A chord diagramDmDm              A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG      Am-Asus2-Am
And these three men made a solemn oath,
A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramG MajorG   Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2
John Barleycorn was dead.


INSTRUMENTAL 1:
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|


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      Am-Asus2-Am
Till the rains from heaven did fall.
A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramA minorAm   A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG      Am-Asus2-Am
And little Sir John sprung up his head,
A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG    Am-Asus2-Am
and so amazed them all.


CHORUS 2:
A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramG MajorG             A chord diagramA minorAm
They've let him stand till Midsummer's Day,
     A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramD MajorD        Esus4-E
Till he looked both pale and wan.
A chord diagramDmDm              A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG      Am-Asus2-Am
And these three men made a solemn oath,
A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramG MajorG     Am-Asus2-Am
On poor John Barleycorn.


INSTRUMENTAL 2:
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|


VERSE 3:
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   Am-Asus2-Am
To cut him off at the knee.
A chord diagramD MajorD                      A chord diagramA minorAm       A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG   Am-Asus2-Am
They've rolled him and tied him by the waist,
A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG     Am-Asus2-Am
Serving him most barbarously.


CHORUS 3:
A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG MajorG        A chord diagramA minorAm
They've hired men with the sharp pitchforks,
    A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD      Esus4-E
Who pricked him to the heart.
A chord diagramDmDm             A chord diagramA minorAm     A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG         Am-Asus2-Am
And the loader he has served him worse than that,
A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramG MajorG      Am-Asus2-Am
For he's bound him to the cart.


INSTRUMENTAL 3:
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|


VERSE 4:
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      Am-Asus2-Am
Till they came unto a barn.
A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramA minorAm     A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG   Am-Asus2-Am
And there they made a solemn oath,
A chord diagramD MajorD            A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG MajorG  Am-Asus2-Am
On poor John Barleycorn.


CHORUS 4:
A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG MajorG        A chord diagramA minorAm
They've hired men with the crab-tree sticks,
    A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD    Esus4-E
To cut him skin from bone.
A chord diagramDmDm                    A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG MajorG    Am-Asus2-Am
And the miller he has served him worse than that,
A chord diagramD MajorD                   A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG MajorG   Am-Asus2-Am
For he's ground him between two stones.


INSTRUMENTAL 4:
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|(Mmm-oooh)
|D A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG MajorG Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|(Who-oooh)


VERSE 5:
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 diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD    Esus4-E
And he s brandy in the glass.
A chord diagramD MajorD                   A chord diagramA minorAm      A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramG MajorG     Am-Asus2-Am
And little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl,
A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramG MajorG      Am-Asus2-Am
Proved the strongest man at last.


CHORUS 5 & CODA:
A chord diagramC majorC                      A chord diagramG MajorG        A chord diagramA minorAm
The huntsman, he can't hunt the fox,
    A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramD MajorD        Esus4-E
Nor so loudly to blow his horn.
A chord diagramDmDm             A chord diagramA minorAm       A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramG MajorG          Am-Asus2-Am
And the tinker he can't mend kettle nor pots,
A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramA minorAm  (Slowed tempo, arpeggio and fade, on last line)
Without a little Barleycorn.


[End]


Notes.
1. This version has particular quirks that are unique, as it is a solo acoustic performance.
2. Traffic s original album  John Barleycorn Must Die? featuring  John Barleycorn (Must Die)?
was released forty-five years ago in July, 1970.

Almost there ...

Sign in to get your own page with links to favourite songs and more. You are just one click away...

Login with Facebook Login with Google