Johnny Cash – Big Iron tab

Artist:  Johnny Cash
Song: Big Iron
Album: American 4

All of these chords are bass strummed.  I have tabbed out the way Cash does this at the bottom.


# = Strum slowly

#|--------------------------------0------------------------||------------------1-------------1------------------------||--------------0---0h2--2--2--2--2------------------------||-------0h2-------------2--2--0--2-----------------5------||---3----------------------------0----0---------3---------||----------------------------------------3---1--------1---| C Am F
C Am To the town of Aqua Fria rode a stranger one fine day C Am Hardly spoke to folks around him didn't have too much to say F C No one dared to ask his business no one dared to make a slip C Am For the stranger there among them had a big iron on his hip F C Big iron on his hip It was early in the morning when he rode into the town He came riding from the south side slowly looking all around He's an outlaw loose and running came the whisper from each lip And he's here to do some business with the big iron on his hip Big iron on his hip In this town there lived an outlaw by the name of Texas Red Many men had tried to take him and that many men were dead He was vicious and a killer though a youth of twenty four And the notches on his pistol numbered one and nineteen more One and nineteen more Now the stranger started talking made it plain to folks around He was an Arizona Ranger wouldn't be too long in town He came here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead And he said it didn't matter he was after Texas Red After Texas Red The morning passed so quickly it was time for them to meet It was twenty past eleven when they walked out on the street Folks were watching from their windows everybody held their breath They knew this handsome ranger was about to meet his death Was about to meet his death There was forty feet between them when they stopped to make their play And the swiftness of the ranger is still talked about today Texas Red had not cleared leather when a bullet fairly ripped And the ranger's aim was deadly with the big iron on his hip The Big iron on his hip F C Big iron Big iron C Am When he tried to match the ranger with the Big iron on his hip F C Big iron on his hip Outro: C Csus2 C Walk down from C to Am:
|--0---------------0---||--1---------------1---||--0---------------2---||--2---------------2---||--3---3---2---0---0---||--3-------------------| C Am
You can reverse this to use it from Am to C. Walk down from Am to F:
|---0----------------0----||---1----------------1----||---2----------------2----||---2----------------3----||---0---0------------3----||------------3---1---1----| Am F
Bass Strumming on C: h = hammer on/pull off ^ = Upstroke
^ ^ ^ ^|-------0--0---------0--0------0--0--------0--0-------||-------1--1---------1--1------1--1--------1--1-------||-------0------------0---------0-----------0----------||-------2------0h2-------------2-----------2----------||---3----------------------3---------------3----------||-------------------------------------3---------------|
Bass Strumming on Am:
^ ^ ^ ^|-----0--0---------0--0------0-0-----0-0--||-----1--1---------1--1------1-1-----1-1--||-----2------------2---------2-------2----||-----2------0h2-------------2-------2----||--0----------------------0----------0----||---------------------------------0-------|
Occasionally, you will hear Cash doing this on the Am:
|------------------0-----||------------------1-----||------------------2-----||------------------2-----||------------0-----------||---0---3----------------| Am
Bass Strumming on F:
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