Mudcat Café message #3480813 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #140433   Message #3480813
Posted By: Cluin
17-Feb-13 - 05:52 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Four rode by (Ian Tyson)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Four rode by (Ian Tyson)
Capo it up to the 6th fret, to play along with the record (Ian & Sylvia's "Four Strong Winds" album)

Intro:
/ C /G7 C/ (x4)
/ C / C / G / G / G / G / G7 / C / G7/ C /

F         G7    F            G7
four rode by... rode through here
       C                  G7       C
three Mclean boys and that wild Alex Hare
F         G7       F       G7
they were armed... all were armed
       C             G7            C
it was them; I'd have known them anywhere

    C               Em             F             C
oh, Willie Palmer's stallion was no twenty dollar cayuse
    C                   Em            F          (G7)    C
and when the wild bunch stole him, he high-tailed it into town
C                Em                F            C
Ussher, in those days, was keeping order in the district
       C                Em                  F         (G7)    C
but, before he'd ridden thirty miles, the McLean boys shot him down

Playing it out of key of C formation makes the fast picking intro a bit easier. And the (G7) in the 2nd & 4th lines of the verses is optional. I like it; it echoes the quick G7 to C single strums in the back-up rhythm guitar during the first part of the intro.