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Telegraph Road Chords
Gm       /  Bb
Gm       /  -
Dm       /  -
C        /  Am
Bb/D     /

Dm7      /  G/D
D        /

Dm7 C/D  /  G/D
D        /  Dm7

G/D      /  D
Dm       /  F   C
G        /  D
D7       /      Gm
C       
  F                    Dm          
A long time ago came a man on a track
C                           Bb                 F 
walking thirty miles with a sack on his back
       Bb                C        F                      C7
and he put down his load where he thought it was the best
Bb                        Gm7          Bb
he made a home in the wilderness
F          Dm      
he built a cabin and a winter store
       C                      Am     Bb              F
and he ploughed up the ground by the cold lake shore
Bb            C               F               C
and the other travellers came riding down the track
         Bb                 F/A      Gm7                 Bb
and they never went further and they never went back
F                      Dm 
then came the churches then came the schools
C                     Bb                  F
then came the lawyers then came the rules
Bb            Csus4      C   F                 C
then came the trains and the trucks with their loads
        Bb             Bb                        Dm 
and the dirty old track   was the telegraph road

F                     Dm
Then came the mines - then came the ore
C                             Bb             Bb  F      
then there was the hard times then there was a   war
Bb               C     F                 C7
telegraph sang a song about the world outside
Bb                    Gm7
telegraph road got so deep and so wide
Bb             F
like a rolling river. . .

Dm         / C     Am
Bb     F   / Bb    C
F      C   / Bb    F/A
Gm7        / Bb
F          / Dm
C          / Bb    F
Bb Csus4 C / F     C
Bb         / Bb
Gm7    Bb  / F
Dm         / C
Bb     F/A / Bb    C
F      C   / Bb
Bb         / Dm
Dm7        / G
D          / Dm    C
F      C   / G

D    D7/F#  G
     And my radio says tonight it's gonna freeze
Dm
people driving home from the factories
        C
there's six lanes of traffic
Am                      Dm
     three lanes moving slow. . .

Dm7/C       / Dm
A7     A7  / Bb   C7/E
Fsus9   F / Gm7  C7   C7/Bb
Fsus4   F   / Gm   F/A
Bb      A   / Dm
A7     A   / Bb   Gm6/E
C9      F   / Gm   C7/Bb
Fsus4   F   / Gm   F/A
Bb      A   / Dm
A7     A   / Bb   C7/E
C7      F   / Gm7  C7
Fsus4   F   / Gm   Am
Bb      A7-9/ Dm
A/D         / Bb/D C/E
Fsus4   F   / Bb/F C7/F
Bb/F    F   / Gm7  F/A
Bb      A7  / D

C            F                           Dm
   I used to like to go to work but they shut it down
              C                                  Bb               
   I've got a right to go to work but there's no work here to be found
   F            Bb                   C      F          C7
   yes and they say we're gonna have to pay what's owed
         Bb                      Gm7
   we're gonna have to reap from seed that's been sowed
Bb         F                             Dm   
   and the birds up on the wires and the telegraph poles
            C                              Bb
   they can always fly away from this rain and this cold
                     C7                F        
   you can here them singing out their telegraph code
   C        Bb                        Dm   
   all the way down the telegraph road

Dm7         / G
D           / Dm
Dm7         / G
D           / Dm
Dm7         / G7/D
D           / Dm
Bb      C   / Dm

C               F                     Dm
   You know I'd sooner forget but I remember those nights
        C                             Bb
   when life was just a bet on a race between the lights
   F            Bb              C   F            C7
   you had your head on my shoulder you had your hand in my hair
       Bb                               Gm7                
   now you act a little colder like you don't seem to care
Bb       F                         Dm
   but believe in me baby and I'll take you away
        C                        Bb
   from out of this darkness and into the day
                        C                F             C
   from these rivers of headlights these rivers of rain
F/A         Bb                  C7  F                  C
   from the anger that lives on the streets with these names
F/A     Bb                       C7 F          F/A
   'cos I've run every red light on memory lane
        Bb               C7 F         C      F/A 
   I've seen desperation explode into flames
Bb             C7      F       C
   and I don't want to see it again. . .

Am                        Dm
   From all of these signs saying sorry but we're closed
           Bb
   all the way

C/E        / Bb
Gm/D       / F/A   C/G
Bb/F   F/E / Bb/D  F

Gm/Bb                     Dm
   down the telegraph road

Dm7        / G7/D
D          / Dm
Dm7        / G/D
D          / Dm
Dm7        / G
D          / Dm
F          / G
D          / Dm
Dm         / G/D
D          / Dm7
F      C   / G
Dm7        / Dm7
Dm7        / G7sus4/D  G7/D
D          / Dm7
       C   / G
D          /Dm7
Dm7        / G7sus4/D  G7/D
D          / Dm7
       C   / G
D          /Dm7
Dm7        / G7sus4/D  G7/D
D          / Dm7
       C   / G
Dm7 Em  Dm /

(rpt ad lib to fade)

Dm7        / F
G          / D

 
 
Dire Straits - Telegraph Road Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Telegraph Road tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Telegraph Road Chords:

Dire Straits were an English rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), his brother David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass), and Pick Withers (drums), and subsequently managed by Ed Bicknell. Although the band was formed in an era when punk rock reigned, Dire Straits worked within the conventions of classic rock, albeit with a stripped-down sound that appealed to modern audiences weary of the overproduced stadium rock of the 1970s. In their early days, Mark and David requested that pub owners turn down the amps so that patrons could converse while the band played — indicative of their unassuming demeanor. Despite this oddly self-effacing approach to rock and roll, Dire Straits soon became hugely successful, with their first album going multi-platinum globally.

The band's best-known songs include "Sultans of Swing," "Romeo and Juliet," " Tunnel of Love," "Money for Nothing," "Walk of Life" and "Brothers in Arms."

Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler have sold in excess of 118 million albums to date.[1][2]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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