Tex Ritter - High Noon chords version 1

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		High Noon  Tex Ritter
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Tex Ritter 
High Noon (1952)
(Dimitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington)
Now on: "My Rifle, My Pony and Me - Movie and TV Soundtracks "

A great Western song. The arrangement is special, too: sparse in an unusual 
way. Tex Ritter's voice is very dominant while a dampened drum beats out a 
haunting rhythm pattern throughout (see below: "perc"). An accordion plays 
accompanying chords or tracks the vocal line and sometimes there are 
strummed guitar chords. As the chords are not always made explicit I 
sometimes "reconstructed" them from the vocal line or the chords that go 
before and follow afterwards.

INTROperc |x-xxx-xxx-xxxxxx|x-xxx-xxx-xxxxxx|x-xxx-xxx-xxxxxx|x-xxx-xxx-xxxxxx|
(no chord) C C C e|----------------|----------------|0-----------0---|0---------------| B|----------------|----------------|1-----------1---|1---------------| G|----------------|----------------|0-----------0---|0---------------| D|----------------|----------------|2-----------2---|2---------------| A|----------------|----------------|3-----------3---|3---------------| E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Intro | (no chord) | (no chord) | C | C |
C Do not forsake me, oh my darling
C *F C/E Dm *F 1-1-2-3-x-x On this our wedd'n' day-----ay C/E x-1-0-2-x-x
C Am Dm 1-3-2-0-x-xDo not forsake me, oh my darling
E GWait, wait along
CI do not know what fate awaits me
C F AI only know I must be brave
(Dm) C C7 And I must face a man who hates me
F C F C Or lie a coward, a craven coward
F C Am F G COr lie a coward in my grave
FOh, to be torn twixt love and duty
CS'pposin' I lose my fair haired beauty
FLook at that big hand move along
C GNearin' high noon
FHe made a vow while in state's prison
CSaid it would be my life or hisn'
FmI'm not afraid of death but oh
C Dm GWhat will I do if you leave me?
CDo not forsake me, oh my darling
C F AYou made that promise as a bride
(Dm) C C7Do not forsake me, oh my darling
F C F C Although you're grievin', I can't be leavin'
F C Am F G CNow that I need you by my side
F CWait along, wait along
F CWait along, wait along
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Movie version The version played over the opening credits of the movie is in a different key (capo 1 st fret: C# instead of C) and there are slightly different chords in the middle 8 as well as in the final verse. The lyrics are different, too. In order to make the song more accessible to people who didn't watch the movie, the version released as a single is stripped of any direct reference to the character "Frank Miller" and the explicit statement that the singer has to "kill" someone is replaced by the confession that the singer needs his wife to stand by him. Capo 1st fret (Chords as above except as indicated) Do not forsake me, oh my darling On this our wedd'n' day Do not forsake me, oh my darling Wait, wait along The noon day [?] train will bring Frank Miller If I'm a man I must be brave And I must face that deadly killer Or lie a coward, a craven coward Or lie a coward in my grave Oh, to be torn twixt love and duty S'pposin' I lose my fair haired beauty Look at that big hand move along
C EmNearin' high noon
He made a vow while in state's prison Said it would be my life or hisn' I'm not afraid of death but oh What will I do if you leave me? Do not forsake me, oh my darling You made that promise when we wed Do not forsake me, oh my darling
F C F EmAlthough you're grievin', I can't be leavin'
Until I shoot Frank Miller dead Wait along, wait along Wait along, wait along
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