Highwaymen - Highwayman Chords & Tabs


Highwayman Chords & Tabs

Highwaymen Chords & Tabs

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Highwayman Chords


Song:  Highwayman
Artist:  The Highwaymen (Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson, Waylon Jennings & Johnny Cash)
Album:  Highwayman (1985)
Author:  Lmohesky@comcast.net

I did not tab this song 100%.  I found this to be the only one on the internet,
but it had a few errors so I corrected them.  It's an awesome song by performed
by the greatests.  Enjoy.

Standard Tuning:  eADGBE

Intro - Bm7  (4x)

Alternate picking style


Verse 1 - (Willie Nelson)
[ Tab from: https://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/h/highwaymen/highwayman_crd.html ]
Bm7            A              G                 Bm7
I was a highwayman, along the coach roads I did ride,
A         G            A
Sword and pistol by my side,
Em     Bm                   A             G
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade,
Em     Bm                A              G
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade,
Bm7          A              G         Bm7
The bastards hung me in the spring of 25,
D               A
But I am still alive...

Verse 2 - (Kris Kristopherson)

I was a sailor, I was born upon the tide,
With the sea I did abide,
I sailed a schooner round the horn of Mexico,
I went aloft and furled the main sail in a blow,
And when the yard broke off they said that I got killed,
But I am living still...

Verse 3 - (Waylon Jennings)

I was a dam builder, across a river deep and wide,
Where steel and water did collide,
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado,
I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below,
They buried me in that gray tomb that knows no sounds,
But I am still around,
                D           D/C#        Bm7         A           G    D/F# Em
I'll always be around, and around, and around, and around, and around

Verse 4 - (Johnny Cash)

I'll fly a starship across the universe divide,
And when I reach the other side,
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can,
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again,
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain,
But I will remain...
              D           D/C#        Bm7         A           G    D/F# Em
And I'll be back again, and again, and again, and again, and again