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This is a great song from The Highwaymen. We play this song in the key of “Am”, and the guitar chart and lyric sheet we use for open mic night and live performances are available below for your reference. If you prefer to use different guitar tabs or chord charts, we can accomodate any variations.

Capo 2nd fret
Am 	G 	              F 	        Am
I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride
G	       F	    G
With sword and pistol by my side
Dm	Am	           G	         F
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
Dm	Am	        G	        F
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
Am	     G	            F	             C
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
F	       G
But I am still alive.

I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide
And with the sea I did abide.
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
But I am living still.

I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
Where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
But I am still around..
G              C C/Am  Am G F Em  Dm	 F G C
I'll always be around and around............

I fly a starship across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again..

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