Josh Ritter Good Man chords
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Good Man -- Josh Ritter "Animal Years" recording: standard tuning; Live shows: usually Capo II I tabbed this version from numerous YouTube live videos, which clearly show Ritter's use of simple, high-necked chords that let the open e & B strings ring (contrary to other submittals for this song). Easier alternative chords for a fuller sound can be found at the bottom of the page. Enjoy! E B A e| 0 0 0 B| 0 0 0 G| 9 9 x D| 9 9 7 A| 11 9 7 E| 0 11 9 Solo intro: E, B-A-B, B. E-B-A, A, E. Band's Intro: E, G#m-A-B. E-B*-A, A, E. (In band intro, G#m=466400, A=577600, B=799800) Verse: E B These chords are old but we shake hands A B 'Cause I believe that they're the good guys We can use all the help we can, So many minor chords outside I fell in love with the sound, Oh I love to sing along with you We got tunes we kicked around, We got a bucket that the tunes come through Chorus: E B - A - B Babe we both had dry spells, hard times in bad E - B - A A Lands I'm a good man for ya, I'm a good man E-B-A, A E B Last night there was a horse in the road A B I was twisting in the hairpin My hands held on my mind let go And back to you my heart went skipping I found the inside of the road Thought about the first time that I met you All those glances that we stole Sometimes if you want them then you've got to Chorus/instrumental E B They shot a Western south of here A B They had him cornered in a canyon And even his horse had disappeared They said it got run down by a bad, bad man You're not a good shot but I'm worse And there's so much where we ain't been yet So swing up on this little horse The only thing we'll hit is sunset Chorus/ instrumental Repeat chorus, repeat "I'm a good man" several times End E Alternate (easier) progressions I came up with: E=022100 or 079900, B=024400 or 069900*, A=042200 (* this alt. B fingering is played only after using the high-fretted E; use 024400 after every A chord). Regardless of which way you play, your index finger does a lot of string mashing!