FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan

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    Powderfinger

    Neil Young

    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           32 1

    C:    x32010

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           13421

    Bm:   x24432

           13121

    Bm7:  x24232

             32

    Cmaj7:  x32000

             132

    D:    xx0232

     

    Strum: B   D U   U D U

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


    G (hold)                            C                              / G - - C /   G
    Look out, Ma, there's a white boat comin' up the river  
                C (2)                                                        / G - - C /   G
    With a big red beacon and a flag and a man on the rail  
                        C (2)
    I think you'd better call John 'cause it don't look like they're here to
        Bm          C  
    deliver the mail
                Bm7               Cmaj7
    And it's less than a mile away
       Bm7                                Cmaj7
    I hope they didn't come to stay
                 Bm7                                Cmaj7                          D (2 w/riff)
    It's got numbers on the side and a gun and it's makin' big waves

    / G - - - / C - - - / G - - C / G - - - /
            
      G                                 C                                     / G - - C /   G

    Daddy's gone and my brother's out huntin' in the mountains

           C (2)                                                             / G - - C /   G
    Big John's been drinkin' since the river took Emmy Lou

                C (2)                                                             Bm        C  
    So the powers that be left me here to do the thinkin'

              Bm7                        Cmaj7
    And I just turned twenty-two

                Bm7                   Cmaj7
    I was wonderin' what to do

                   Bm7                      Cmaj7                    D (2 w/riff)
    And the closer they got, the more those feelin's grew
                
    / G - - - / C - - - / G - - C / G - - - /
            
    Instrumental Verse

    / G - - - / C - - - / G - - C / G - - - /


      G                           C              / G - - C /   G

    Daddy's rifle in my hand felt reassurin

                        C (2)                                                         / G - - C /   G
    He told me "Red means run, son, and numbers add up to nothin'"

                   C (2)                                                Bm        C  
    When the first shot hit the dock I saw it comin'

                    Bm7         Cmaj7
    Raised my rifle to my eye

                Bm7                       Cmaj7
    Never stopped to wonder why

            Bm7                        Cmaj7                     D (2 w/riff)
    Then I saw black and my face splashed in the sky
               
    / G - - - / C - - - / G - - C / G - - - /
            
    Instrumental Verse

    / G - - - / C - - - / G - - C / G - - - /

     

      G                                 C                  / G - - C /   G
    Shelter me from the powder and the finger

     C (2)                                                / G - - C /   G
    Cover me with the one that pulled the trigger

              C (2)                                           Bm        C  
    Just think of me as one you never figured

                Bm7              Cmaj7
    Would fade away so young

             Bm7                Cmaj7
    With so much left undone

          Bm7                   Cmaj7               D (2 w/riff)
    Remember me to my love, I know I'll miss her
     
    / G - - - / C - - - / G (hold) /


    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.