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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.