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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Chords - Gene Pitney

 
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Chords
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                  "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance"
                      (Burt Bacharach - Hal David)

Intro:

	(solo fiddle [implies C#m])

	E
	/ / / /  / / / /

Verse 1:

	               E              A
	When Liberty Valance rode to town
	         G#m        C#m           A    B
	The womenfolk would hide, they'd hide
	               E              A
	When Liberty Valance walked around
	              G#m   C#m
	The men would step aside

Chorus 1:

	            G#m                   D#m
	'Cause the point of a gun was the only law
	     G#m            A     B
	That Liberty understood
	         E        G#m     C#m
	When it came to shooting straight and fast
	A [N.C.]      [1: E  2: C#m, to bridge]
	  He was mighty good

Verse 2:

	From out of the East a stranger came
	A law book in his hand, a man
	The kind of a man the West would need
	To tame a troubled land

[repeat chorus 1]

Bridge 1:

	C#m    G#m       C#m
	Many a man would face his gun
	    G#m               A    B
	And many a man would fall
	     E      G#m  C#m
	The man who shot Liberty Valance
	E    G#m  C#m
	  He shot Liberty Valance
	A [N.C.]                     (E)
	  He was the bravest of them all

	E  C#m            A        E
	/ / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

Verse 3:

	The love of a girl can make a man stay on
	When he should go, stay on
	Just trying to build a peaceful life
	Where love is free to grow

Chorus 3:

	But the point of a gun was the only law
	That Liberty understood
	When the final showdown came to pass
	                   E      C7
	A law book was no good

[key change to F]

Verse 4:

	             F                     Bb
	Alone and afraid, she prayed that he'd
	             Am      Dm             Bb    C
	Return that fateful night, oh that night
	                  F                  Bb
	When nothing she said could keep her man
	           Am      Dm
	From going out to fight

Chorus 4:

	         Am                    Em
	From the moment a girl gets to be full grown
	     Am                    Bb    C
	The very first thing she learns
	      F      Am         Dm
	When two men go out to face each other
	Bb [N.C.]      Dm
	   Only one returns

Bridge 2:

	Dm       Am         Dm
	Everyone heard two shots ring out
	     Am                Bb   C
	The shot made Liberty fall
	     F       Am  Dm
	The man who shot Liberty Valance
	F     Am  Dm
	  He shot Liberty Valance
	Bb [N.C.]                     (Dm)
	   He was the bravest of them all

	Dm           C
	/ / / /  / / / /

Coda:

	     F       Am  Dm
	The man who shot Liberty Valance
	F     Am  Dm
	  He shot Liberty Valance
	Bb [N.C.]                     Dm
	   He was the bravest of them all

	(solo fiddle [Dm] and drums to fade)


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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About the artist behind The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Chords:

Gene Francis Alan Pitney (February 17, 1940 – April 5, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. He was also an accomplished songwriter, guitarist, pianist, drummer, and skilled sound engineer. In 2002, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Through the mid-1960s, he enjoyed considerable success as a recording artist on both sides of the Atlantic. As a performer, he charted 16 Top 40 hit singles in the US, 4 of which reached the top ten. In the UK, the figures were even more impressive: 22 top 40 hits, and 11 top tens. As a songwriter, he also penned the big early 1960s hits "He's A Rebel" by The Crystals, and "Hello Mary Lou" by Rick Nelson.

Pitney was among a small group of early 1960s American artists and acts such as Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, Jan and Dean, The Drifters and Jay and the Americans that continued to enjoy big radio hits after the British Invasion arrived in the United States in 1964.

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