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Wildfire Chords
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Wildfire
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* performed by Michael Martin Murphey on the "Blue Sky, Night Thunder
  album" (not using his middle name at the time)
* lyrics typed by Joe Chew 
* music transcribed by Greg Vaughn 

Intro Lick:

  E                Emaj7             F#m                     repeat
|--12-12-------------11-11-------------9--9----------------|
|----9--9--------------9--9-------------10-10--------------|
|---------9-(let ring)------9-(let ring)------11-(let ring)|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

          E   Emaj7            F#m
She comes down     from Yellow Mountain
E      Emaj7               F#m
  On a dark, flat land she rides
Amaj7                    G#m
     On a pony she named Wildfire
Amaj7                 G#m
     Whirlwind by her side
F#m                   G#m     (intro lick)
   On a cold Nebraska night.


Oh, they say she died one winter
When there came an early frost
And the pony she named Wildfire
Busted down its stall,
In a blizzard she was lost.

                Amaj7  G#m
She ran calling Wild---fire,
        Amaj7  G#m
Calling Wild---fire,
        Amaj7 G#m        F#m   B    Amaj7  (intro lick)
Calling Wi----i----ld----fi----i----re.


E       Emaj7              F#m
 By the dark of the moon I planted
E          Emaj7         F#m
 But there came an early snow.
Amaj7                           G#m
     Been a hoot owl howlin' outside my window now,
Amaj7                    G#m
     For six nights in a row.
F#m                       G#m
   She's comin' for me, I know
       F#m                       G#m
And on Wildfire we're both gonna go.


We'll be ridin' Wildfire,
Ridin' Wildfire,
We'll be ridin' Wildfire
On Wildfire we're gonna ride,
Gonna leave sodbustin' behind.
Get these hard times right on out of our minds,
Ridin' Wildfire.


Here's how I play the chords. Your mileage may vary.

    E      Emaj7     F#m     Amaj7     G#m       B
  x|||||   x|||||   ||||||   x|||||   ||||||   x|||||
 4|||ooo  4|||ooo   oooooo   |||||o  4oooooo   |ooooo
  ||||o|   ||||||   ||||||  5||||o|   ||||||   ||||||
  ||o|||   ||o|||   |oo|||   ||oo||   |oo|||   ||ooo|
  |o||||   |o||||   ||||||   ||||||   ||||||   ||||||
   43121    43111   134111     3421   134111    13331   Fingers

Tablature player for this song:
 
 
Michael Martin Murphey - Wildfire Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Wildfire tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Wildfire Chords:

Michael Martin Murphey was born on 14 March 1945 in Oak Cliff, Texas, the son of Pink and Lois Murphey. He grew up in Dallas, Texas. His love of the outdoors began at an early age when his parents took him and his brother Mark on regular trips to the country to visit relatives. When he was six years old, Murphey started riding horses on his grandfather's and uncle's ranches. Years later he would remember sleeping on his grandfather's porch under the stars listening to the older man's stories and cowboy songs. He also enjoyed being around these men of the land as they went about their work. These experiences made a deep impression on the young boy.[1]

During these early years, Murphey developed a special love for cowboy songs and stories. He was also an avid reader, especially drawn to the books of Mark Twain and William Faulkner. As a youth, he enjoyed writing poetry and loved listening to his uncle's old 78 rpm records — particularly the music of country and folk artists such as Hank Williams, Bob Wills, and Woody Guthrie. In junior high school, he began performing as an amateur. At the age of seventeen, he took his first "professional" music job, playing western songs around the campfire at a Texas ranch. By the early 1960s, Murphey was playing the clubs in Dallas, performing country music, folk music, and rock music. He won over the conservative Texas audiences with his charm and talent, and soon formed a band that developed a significant following in the Dallas area.[2]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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