Gordon Lightfoot - Don Quixote Chords & Tabs

 

Don Quixote Chords & Tabs

Gordon Lightfoot Chords & Tabs

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Don Quixote Tab

   
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			     DON QUIXOTE - Gordon Lightfoot
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Tabbed by: He-Man Dan
Email: heman_dan@hotmail.com

Notes: Capo at the second fret to play this song.
I'm not sure if this is the way Gordon played it, but it sounds really good anyway.
And thanks heaps to whoever it was who wrote down the chords to the song. It was a
big help. If I had your name I would use it to give you credit for a lot of the stuff
here including the lyrics.

Intro and Fill Break:
   A    G    D      A                   E A
e|-5----3----2h3p2--0---|-5------5------4-5-|
B|-5----5----3------1---|-5----5---5----5-5-|
G|---6----6-----------1-|----6-------6--4-6-|
D|----------------------|-------------------|
A|----------------------|-------------------|
E|----------------------|-------------------|

Verse:
   A            D/A   A                  E/A   A
e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|----------1----3----1---|----------1----5----1---|
G|------1--------2----1---|------1--------4----1---|
D|----1-------1----4----1-|----1-------1----1----1-|
A|-0------0---------------|-0------0---------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  Through the woodlands... comes a horseman...

   A            D/A   A                  E/A   A
e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|----------1----3----1---|----------1----5----1---|
G|------1--------2----1---|------1--------4----1---|
D|----1-------1----4----1-|----1-------1----1----1-|
A|-0------0---------------|-0------0---------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  Tilting at...            who can the brave...

   A            D/A  A                   E/A   A
e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|----------1----3----1---|----------1----5----1---|
G|------1--------2----1---|------1--------4----1---|
D|----1-------1----4----1-|----1-------1----1----1-|
A|-0------0---------------|-0------0---------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  He is wild, but...       He is strong, but...

   A            D/A   A                   E/A  A                   E7/A  A
e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B|----------1----3----1---|----------1----5----1---|----------1----3----1---|
G|------1--------2----1---|------1--------4----1---|------1--------4----1---|
D|----1-------1----4----1-|----1-------1----1----1-|----1-------1----2----1-|
A|-0------0---------------|-0------0---------------|-0------0---------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
  He is cruel, but         He is wise, but...       [Lead in to chorus]

Chorus 1 & 2:
  Esus2                        Dsus2
e|----------2-------------2---|----------0-------------0---|
B|------5-------------5-------|------3-------------3-------|
G|----4-------4-----4-------4-|----2-------2-----2-------2-|
D|-2------2------2------2-----|-0------0------0------0-----|
A|----------------------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
  Reaching for his...          takes a battered book...

  A                            Esus2
e|----------------------------|----------2-------------2---|
B|----------1-------------1---|------5-------------5-------|
G|------1-------------1-------|----4-------4-----4-------4-|
D|----1-------1-----1-------1-|-2------2------2------2-----|
A|-0------0------0------0-----|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
  hands,                       and standing like a...

  Dsus2                         A
e|----------0-------------0---|----------------------------|
B|------3-------------3-------|----------1-------------1---|
G|----2-------2-----2-------2-|------1-------------1-------|
D|-0------0------0------0-----|----1-------1-----1-------1-|
A|----------------------------|-0------0------0------0-----|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
  shouts across the ocean...   shore till he can...

   E             E7
e|----------------------------|
B|----------0-------------3---|
G|------1-------------1-------|
D|----2-------2-----2-------2-|
A|----------------------------|
E|-0------0------0------0-----|
  more. [Lead into next verse]

Chorus 3:

  Esus2                        Dsus2
e|----------2-------------2---|----------0-------------0---|
B|------5-------------5-------|------3-------------3-------|
G|----4-------4-----4-------4-|----2-------2-----2-------2-|
D|-2------2------2------2-----|-0------0------0------0-----|
A|----------------------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
  Reaching for his...          takes a tarnished cross...

  A                            Esus2
e|----------------------------|----------2-------------2---|
B|----------1-------------1---|------5-------------5-------|
G|------1-------------1-------|----4-------4-----4-------4-|
D|----1-------1-----1-------1-|-2------2------2------2-----|
A|-0------0------0------0-----|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
  hands.                       Then standing like a...

  Dsus2                         A
e|----------0-------------0---|----------------------------|
B|------3-------------3-------|----------1-------------1---|
G|----2-------2-----2-------2-|------1-------------1-------|
D|-0------0------0------0-----|----1-------1-----1-------1-|
A|----------------------------|-0------0------0------0-----|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
  shouts across the ocean...   shore.

   Esus2                        Dsus2
e|----------2-------------2---|----------0-------------0---|
B|------5-------------5-------|------3-------------3-------|
G|----4-------4-----4-------4-|----2-------2-----2-------2-|
D|-2------2------2------2-----|-0------0------0------0-----|
A|----------------------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
  In a blaze of tangled...     gallops off across...
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   A                            E
e|----------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------1-------------1---|----------0-------------0---|
G|------1-------------1-------|------1-------------1-------|
D|----1-------1-----1-------1-|----2-------2-----2-------2-|
A|-0------0------0------0-----|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|-0------0------0------0-----|
  plain, In vain...            again, where no...

   D
e|----------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------3-------------3---|----------3-----3-----------|
G|------2-------------2-------|------2---------2-----------|
D|----0-------0-----0-------0-|----0-------0---0-----------|
A|-0------0------0------0-----|-0------0-------0-----------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
  hear.                                                     [Pause]

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Those are all of the breaks so far as I can tell. Now here's how you put them in order.
There will be some verses that go longer than others, so watch the chords and apply the correct break.
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INTRO:

A G D A   E A

VERSE 1:

A                     D/A         A                       E/A      A 
Through the woodlands through the valley comes a horseman wild and free.
               D/A       A                                E/A      A
Tilting at the windmills passing, who can the brave young horseman be?
                D/A   A                         E/A   A
He is wild, but he is mellow. He is strong, but he is weak.
                 D/A   A                       E/A   A     E7/A  A
He is cruel, but he is gentle. He is wise, but he is meek.

CHORUS 1:

Esus2                          Dsus2                          A
Reaching for his saddlebags he takes a battered book into his hands.
Esus2                           Dsus2                          A
Standing like a prophet bold he shouts across the ocean to the shore,
                     E      E7
Till he can shout no more.

VERSE 2:

A                D/A      A                     E/A     A
I have come o'er moor and mountain like a hawk upon the wing.
             D/A     A                           E/A  A
I was once a shining knight who was the guardian of a king.
                    D/A         A                  E/A      A
I have searched the whole world over looking for a place to sleep.
                D/A       A                         E/A       A
I have seen the strong survive, and I have seen the lean grow weak.

PLAY INTRO:

A G D A   E A

VERSE 3:

A                D/A    A                          E/A   A
See the children of the earth who wake to find the table bare.
               D/A    A                     E/A      A    E7/A  A
See the gentry in the country riding off to take the air.


CHORUS 2:

Esus2                          Dsus2                        A
Reaching for his saddlebags he takes a rusty sword into his hands.
     Esus2                          Dsus2                          A
Then striking up a knightly pose he shouts across the ocean to the shore,
                     E      E7
Till he can shout no more.

VERSE 4:

A              D/A      A                      E/A      A
See the jailer with his key who locks away all trace of sin.
               D/A     A                           E/A     A
See the judge upon the bench who tries the case as best he can.
                 D/A    A                         E/A    A
See the wise and wicked ones who feed upon life's sacred fire.
                D/A      A                       E/A  A
See the soldier with his gun who must be dead to be admired.

PLAY INTRO:

A G D A   E A

VERSE 5:

A               D/A      A                       E/A      A
See the man who tips the needle. See the man who buys and sells.
                D/A      A                      E/A      A
See the one who puts the collar on the ones who dare not tell.
                 D/A    A                       E/A       A
See the drunkard in the tavern stemming gold to make ends meet.
                 D/A    A                       E/A      A      E7 A
See the youth in ghetto black condemned to life upon the street.

CHORUS 3:

Esus2                           Dsus2                            A
Reaching for his saddle bags he takes a tarnished cross into his hands.
     Esus2                           Dsus2                          A
Then standing like a preacher now he shouts across the ocean to the shore.
     Esus                            Dsus2                            A
Then in a blaze of tangled hooves he gallops off the across the dusty plain,
               E                        D
In vain search again, where no one will hear. [Pause]

VERSE 6:

A                     D/A         A                       E/A      A
Through the woodlands through the valley comes a horseman wild and free.
               D/A       A                                E/A      A
Tilting at the windmills passing, who can the brave young horseman be?
                D/A   A                         E/A   A
He is wild, but he is mellow. He is strong, but he is weak.
                 D/A   A                       E/A   A
He is cruel, but he is gentle. He is wise, but he is meek.

PLAY INTRO:

A G D A   E A
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