Man With The Big Hat chords with lyrics by Steven Fromholz - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Steven Fromholz – Man With The Big Hat chords

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[Verse 1]
CIn a bar in Arizona
Emon a sultry summer's day
Dma cowboy came in off the road
Gjust to pass the time away
CHe pulled a stool up to the bar
Empushed his hat back on his head
DmI listen to the stories told
Gthe words the cowboy said
He said
C BmI can tell you stories bout the indians on the plains
F Dtalk of Wells Fargo and the comming of the trains
C Bmtalk about the slaughter of the buffalo that roamed
F D Gspeak of all the settlers come out looking for a home
[Chorus]
C F CNow the man in the big hat is buying
C F GDrink up while the drinking is free
F Bm G CDrink up to the cowboys a dead or a dying
G Dm CDrink to my compadres and me
G Dm CDrink to my compadres and me
[Verse 2]
CWell his shirt was brown and faded
Emand his hat was wide and black
Dmand his pants which once were blue were grey
Gand had a pocket gone in back
C EmHe had a finger missin from the hand he rolled his smoke
DmHe laughed and talked of cowboy life
Gbut you knew it weren't no joke
He said
C BmI've seen the days so hot my pony could not stand
F Dand If you water bag was dry, don't count upon the land
C Bmand winters , I've seen winters where you boots froze in the snow
F D GAnd your only thought was leaving but you had no place to go
[Chorus]
C F CNow the man in the big hat is buying
C F GDrink up while the drinking is free
F Bm G CDrink up to the cowboys a dead or a dying
G Dm CDrink to my compadres and me
G Dm CDrink to my compadres and me
[Verse 3]
C EmHe rested eazy at the bar his foot upon the rail
Dm GAnd laughed and talked of times he had while living on the trail
C EmThe silence never broken as the words poured from his lips
Dm GAs quiet as the 45 he carried on his hips
He said
C BmI rode the cattle drive from here to San Antone
F DTen days in the saddle you know and weary to the bone
C BmI rode from here to Wichita without a womans smile
F D GAnd the campfire where I cooked my beans was the only light for miles
[Chorus]
C F CNow the man in the big hat is buying
C F GDrink up while the drinking is free
F Bm G CDrink up to the cowboys a dead or a dying
G Dm CDrink to my compadres and me
G Dm CDrink to my compadres and me
[Verse 4]
C EmHe rolled another cigarette as he headed toward the door
Dm GI could hear his spurs a jingling as his boot heels hit the floor
C EmHe loosened up his belt a knotch pulled his hat back on his head
Dm GAnd as he turned to say goodbye to me this is what he said
C BmNow the high-lines chase the highways and the fenses close the range
F DTo see a working cowboy that's a sight thats mighty strange
C BmA cowboys life is lonely and his lot is not the best
F D GBut if it hadn't been for men like me there wouldn't be no west
[Chorus]
C F CNow the man in the big hat is buying
C F GDrink up while the drinking is free
F Bm G CDrink up to the cowboys a dead or a dying
G Dm CDrink to my compadres and me
G Dm CDrink to my compadres and me
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