Willie Nelson – He Was A Friend Of Mine chords

Chords
Transpose:
HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE BY WILLIE NELSON IN D

A great song from the pen of Bob Dylan, adapted with some changes and used by Willie 
Nelson as the soundtrack for the film “Brokeback Mountain”. It is in the same key but a 
little slower in tempo than the Dylan original.
The intro can be played throughout each verse, and the instrumentals follow the same 
chord pattern as the verses. F#7 and Bm are barre chords. If you are not up to them yet, 
omit the 5th and 6th strings.

Metronome 56

Mike Perry

Chords
A7 D G F#7 Bme 0 2 3 2 2
B 2 3 0 2 3 G 0 2 0 3 4 D 2 0 0 2 4 A 0 0 0 4 2 E 0 0 0 2 2 Intro (picking melody over chord)
A7 D A7 D G D F#7 Bme-0h3---------------0h3---22-0-----------2-5-3-3-3-2--2-3-2---2-|B-------2s5-3------------------3-------3-----0-0-0-3--2-----5-3-|G-------------2h4-2--------------2h4-2-------0-0-0-2-—3-------4-|D--------------------------------------------0-0-0-0—-2-------4-|A--------------------------------------------2-2-2-0—-4-------2-|E--------------------------------------------3-3-2----2-------2-|
D A7 De-0-2-----2p0---------|B---3---2-----3-------|G---2-----------2h4-2-|D---0-----------------|A---0-----------------|E---------------------|
A7 DHe was a friend of mine
A7 DHe was a friend of mine
G DEvery time I think of him
F#7 BmI just can't keep from cryin'
D A7 D'Cause he was a friend of mine
A7 DHe died on the road
A7 DHe died on the road
G DHe just kept on moving
F#7 BmNever reaped what he could sow
D A7 DAnd he was a friend of mine
Instrumental
A7 DI stole away and cried
A7 DI stole away and cried
G DI never had too much money
F#7 BmAnd I never been quite satisfied
D A7 DAnd he was a friend of mine
A7 DHe never done no wrong
A7 DHe never done no wrong
G DA thousand miles from home
F#7 BmAnd he never harmed no one
D A7 DAnd he was a friend of mine
Instrumental
A7 DHe was a friend of mine
A7 DHe was a friend of mine
G DEvery time I hear his name Lord
F#7 BmI just can't keep from cryin'
D A7 D'Cause he was a friend of mine
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