Traffic - John Barleycorn chords version 1

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John Barleycorn (must die) chords
Traffic (English Folksong) *

A  G D  Em D Em D 2x

A Em G D EmThere were three men came out of the west,
A G D Emtheir fortunes for to try
A Em G D EmAnd these three men made a solemn vow:
A G D EmJohn Barleycorn must die.
G Em D EmThey've ploughed, they've sewn, they've harrowed him in;
G A Emthrew clods at Barley's head
A Em G D EmAnd these three men made a solemn vow:
A G D EmJohn Barleycorn was dead.
A G D Em D Em D 4x
A Em G D EmThey've let him lie for a very long time,
A G D Emtill the rains from heaven did fall
A Em G D EmAnd little Sir John sprung up his head,
A G D Emand so amazed them all.
G Em D EmThey've let him stand ‘till midsummer's day,
G A Emtill he looked both pale and worn
A Em G D EmAnd little Sir John's grown a long, long beard,
A G D Emand so become a man.
A G D Em D Em D 4x
A Em G D EmThey've hired men with the scythes so sharp,
A G D Emto cut him off at the knee
A Em G D EmThey've rolled him and tied him by the waist,
A G D Emservin' him most barbarously.
G Em D EmThey've hired men with the sharp pitchforks,
G A Emwho pricked him to the heart
A Em G D EmAnd the loader he has served him worse than that,
A G D Emfor he's bound him to the cart
A G D Em D Em D 4x
A Em G D EmThey've wheeled him around and around the field,
A G D Em‘till they came unto a barn
A Em G D EmAnd there they made a solemn oath,
A G D Emon poor John Barleycorn.
G Em D EmThey've hired men with the crab-tree sticks,
G A Emto cut him skin from bone
A Em G D EmAnd the miller he has served him worse than that,
A G D Emfor he's ground him between two stones.
A G D Em D Em D 4x
A Em G D EmAnd little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl,
A G D Emand he's brandy in the glass
A Em G D EmAnd little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl,
A G D Emproved the strongest man at last.
G Em D EmThe huntsman, he can't hunt the fox,
G A Emnor so loudly to blow his horn
A Em G D EmAnd the tinker he can't mend kettle nor pots,
A G D Emwithout a little Barleycorn
* Alternate: Capo II A = G Em = Dm G = F D = C set8 http://sites.google.com/site/guitarmusicchordsandlyrics/
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