Neil Young - Powderfinger Chords & Tabs


Powderfinger Chords & Tabs

Neil Young Chords & Tabs

Version: 2 Type: Chords

Powderfinger Chords

Powder Finger By: Neil Young

My first tab

* means bar style chord 

        A*	B*	Ab	A	E

Up to you to figure out rythym

Intro: E with an arpegio

E                          A                         E
Look out, Mama, there's a white boat comin' up the river

        A                                            E
With a big red beacon, and a flag, and a man on the rail

I think you'd better call John, 
                                          Ab          A
Cause it don't look like they're here to deliver… the mail

          Ab                A
And it's less than a mile away
  Ab                       A
I hope they didn't come to stay

           Ab                       A*                       B*     E  A  E
It's got numbers on the side and a gun and it's makin' big waves.

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E                  A                            E
Daddy's gone, my brother's out hunting in the mountains

     A                                              E
Big John's been drinking since the river took Emmy-Lou

         A                                    Ab        A
So the powers that be left me here to do the thinkin’
       Ab                 A
And I just turned twenty-two

      Ab                A
I was wonderin' what to do 

         Ab                   A*                   B*       E  A  E
And the closer they got, the more those feelings grew.

Daddy's rifle in my hand felt reassurin'
He told me, Red means run, son, numbers add up to nothin'
But when the first shot hit the docks I saw it comin'
Raised my rifle to my eye
Never stopped to wonder why.
Then I saw black, and my face splashed in the sky.

Shelter me from the powder and the finger
Cover me with the thought that pulled the trigger
Just think of me as one you'd never figured
Would fade away so young
With so much left undone
Remember me to my love, I know I'll miss her.

-when playing E chord, play like so:

    V   V   V ^ V ^   V   V   V ^ V ^