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Forty Thousand Headmen - Winwood/Capaldi - Chords

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Elecktrablue
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"Forty Thousand Headmen"
Steve Winwood - Jim Capaldi

Intro:

acoustic guitar (w/flute):

v v v v v v v v
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-0-|-------------3-0-|--------------(0)|---|---
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^ omit last time

Em Em6/9 Em Em6/9 [Em6/9: slide 022000 to 044000]
/ / / / / / / /

Verse 1:

Em Am7
Forty thousand headmen couldn't make me change my mind
Bm7 Am7
If I had to take the choice between the deafman and the blind
Bm7 Am7
I know just where my feet should go and that's enough for me
Bm7 Am7 /G (Em)
I turned around and knocked them down and walked across the sea

[1:] Em Em6/9 Em Em6/9
/ / / / / / / /

Verse 2:

Hadn't travelled very far when suddenly I saw
Three small ships a sailin' towards a distant shore
So lighting up a cigarette I followed in pursuit
And found a secret cave where they obviously stashed their loot

Chorus 1:

E7 A7
Filling up my pockets even stuffed it up my nose
E7 A7
I must have weighed a hundred tons between my head and toes
E7 A7
I ventured forth before the dawn had time to change it's mind
E7 A7 /G Em
And soaring high above the clouds I found a golden shrine

Verse 3:

Laying down my treasure before the iron gate
Quickly rang the bell, hoped I hadn't come too late
But someone came along and told me not to waste my time
And when I asked him who he was he said "just look behind"

Chorus 2:

So I turned around and 40,000 headmen bit the dirt
Firing twenty shotguns each and man, it really hurt
But luckily for me they had to stop and then reload
And by the time they'd done I was heading down the road

Coda:

(Em)
Heading down the road
Forty thousand headmen on my trail
Rambling and rambling
Rambling and rambling...
With forty thousand headmen on my trail

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"Don't wanna ride no shootin' star. Just wanna play on the rhythm guitar." Emmylou Harris, "Rhythm Guitar" from "The Ballad of Sally Rose"


   
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colin rp
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I love Traffic and I absolutely love this song but I must be a sucker for atmosphere because I've really never thought about ridiculous lyrics in the yarn that is being spun. Good job on this and on all the other songs you've just posted. There are lot of songs here that I'm currently working on. Very helpful Thanks


   
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Elecktrablue
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I've always loved Traffic, too! And, you're absolutely right, the lyrics are rather ridiculous! But it'is a great song to play!

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"Don't wanna ride no shootin' star. Just wanna play on the rhythm guitar." Emmylou Harris, "Rhythm Guitar" from "The Ballad of Sally Rose"


   
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