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D'artagnan's Theme
Citizen Cope

 

Originally recorded in the key of C, this version is transposed to the key of D to avoid the F chord.

 

Chord Guide

         132

D:    xx0232

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       3    4

G/G#:  3x0003

 

 

Strum: D     U D U D     U D U D U D U      w/swing feel

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

                               ^

                          Transition to

                            G/G# here

 

Intro:  / D - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - G/G# - /

           / A7 - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

 

                D (2)                         G (1½)

I've been sinning and I've been livin' and
G/G# (½)  A7 (2)                   D (2)

I've been beaten by Saturday
          D (2)                     G (1½)

On a diamond I lay on a diamond
G/G# (½)  A7 (2)                    D (2)

On a       diamond I lay awake
        D (2)                       G (1½)

D'Artagnan good ol' D'Artagnan

G/G# (½)  A7 (2)                         D (2)
           He ain't got a thing on me
                 D (2)                         G (1½)

I've been minding to my field of timing

              G/G# (½)  A7 (2)                             D (2)
It's too bad your      time in it just never came

Chorus:
           D (2)                                        G (1½)

Well I don't know how else to say in a different way
G/G# (½)   A7 (2)                   D (2)

Why don't you just fade away
                          D (2)                         G (1½)

'Cause there's a battle going on down south of Babylon
        G/G# (½)  A7 (2)                   D (2)

So why don't    you just fade away


                D (2)                          G (1½)

I've been dealing and I've been healing
G/G# (½)  A7 (2)                         D (2)

I've been dealing a crooked game
               D (2)                         G (1½)

Thieving pirates, I'm thieving pirates
G/G# (½)   A7 (2)                                   D (2)

     Out of gold that they stole from the queen
D (2)                       G (1½)

    Stole from a man whose favorite hand

G/G# (½)  A7 (2)                                  D (2)
                      Is one that he will always land

               D (2)                 G (1½)
Well I'm building this levee by the Mississippi

G/G# (½)  A7 (2)                             D (2)
For I'll      die in an unmarked grave

Chorus x2

 

Hold last D


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.