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    Horse With No Name

    America

     

    Chord Guide

           12

    Em:   022000

          1  2

    D6/9: 200200

     

     

     

               >       >

    Strum: B U D U B U D U    Partially mute bass strums with the

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    palm of your strumming hand.

     

     

    Intro:  / Em - - - / D6/9 - - - / x2

     

                 Em                     D6/9

    On the first part of the journey

               Em                 D6/9

    I was lookin at all the life

                         Em                      D6/9

    There were plants and birds and rocks and things

                        Em                        D6/9

    There were sand and hills and rings

     

             Em                         D6/9

    The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz

                  Em                  D6/9

    and the sky with no clouds

           Em                           D6/9

    the heat was hot and the ground was dry

               Em                  D6/9

    but the air was full of sound

     

    Chorus

           Em                                      D6/9

    I've been through the desert on a horse with no name

              Em                          D6/9

    it felt good to be out of the rain

               Em                   D6/9

    in the desert you can remember your name

                         Em                   D6/9

    'cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain

       Em    D6/9             Em    D6/9

    la la la  la lalala   la la  la  la la

     

             Em                   D6/9

    After two days in the desert sun

            Em                    D6/9

    my skin began to turn red

               Em                   D6/9

    After three days in the desert fun

               Em                      D6/9

    I was looking at a river bed

                   Em                  D6/9

    And the story it told of a river that flowed

                     Em                      D6/9

    made me sad to think it was dead

     

    Chorus

     

              Em                      D6/9

    After nine days I let the horse run free

                   Em                           D6/9

    'cause the desert had turned to sea

                         Em                      D6/9

    there were plants and birds and rocks and things

                      Em                      D6/9

    there were sand and hills and rings

           Em                                D6/9

    The ocean is a desert with its life underground

                   Em                   D6/9

    and the perfect disguise above

     Em                             D6/9

    Under the cities lies a heart made of ground

                 Em                         D6/9

    but the humans will give no love

     

    Chorus

     

    End on Em


    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.