Elton John

home > Elton John

Indian Sunset Chords

Elton John

Difficulty: ExpertExpert

by europeu

tuner correct add songbook print version text version save to e-mail
chordsukulelecavacokeyboardtabbassdrumsharmonicsflute Guitar Pro

Indian Sunset


As I awoke this evening with the smell of wood smoke clinging 

Like a gentle cobweb hanging upon a painted tepee 

Oh I went to see my chieftain with my warlance and my woman 

For he told us that the yellow moon would very soon be leaving 

Ebm						 Ebm9 
This I can't believe I said, I can't believe our warlord's dead 

      Ebm9		  Abm/Eb	     Ebm7 
Oh he would not leave the chosen ones to the buzzards and the soldiers guns 

	 Ebm				   Ebm9 
Oh great father of the Iroquois ever since I was young 

		      Abm/Eb	       Ebm9 
I've read the writing of the smoke and breast fed on the sound of drums 

     Ebm			      		     Ebm7 
I've learned to hurl the tomahawk and ride a painted pony wild 

   Ebm9		    Abm/Eb	     Ebm9 
To run the gauntlet of the Sioux, to make a chieftain's daughter mine 

And now you ask that I should watch 

    Ebm		        Ebm7   Ebm9 
The red man's race be slowly crushed 

     Ebm	       Abm/Eb 
What kind of words are these to hear 

From Yellow Dog whom white man fears 


Abm  Ab Bb B   B  Db D7  D7  D7/5-  D7  D 

G      Bm/F#	    Em	      G/D    C        Am/D	      Em  D 
I take only what is mine Lord,    my pony, my squaw, and my child 

G	Bm/F#	Em	   G/D  C Am/D		       Em   D 
I can't stay to see you die      along with my tribe's pride 

Am7		       D		   G		  C/G 
I go to search for the yellow moon and the fathers of our sons 

	  Em7     Am7	       G        F6(add9)     Am      G      C(***) 
Where the red sun sinks in the hills of gold and the healing waters run 

G	  Bm/F#	   Em	       G/D  C        Am/D		 Em  D 
Trampling down the prairie rose      leaving hoof tracks in the sand 

G	  Bm/F#	  Em	   G/D  C  Am/D            Em   D  
Those who wish to follow me      I welcome with my hands 

Am7		     D	      G             C/G 
I heard from passing renegades Geronimo was dead 

	  Em7    Am7      Gsus4  F6(add9) 	    Am7	       Bm7     Em  (Em7/D  Cmaj7)****  Em 
He'd been laying down his weapons         when they filled him full of  

Em  Am/E  Em  Em  G/E  G/E  Em  G/E  Em  Em 

Am Am Am G G G Am Am Am G G G Am  Am 

Em  Em  Em  G/E  G/E Em  G/E  Em  G/E  Em  Em  Em 

Am Am Am G G G Am Am Am G G G Am  Am  Am 

(D7/A  Amadd9  D7/A  Em  G/D  Em)***** 

Em		   G/D	      C		     G/B 
Now there seems no reason why I should carry on 

Am7		  G/B		   C		  D 
In this land that once was my land I can't find a home 

     Em		     G/D	   C		      G/B 
It's lonely and it's quiet and the horse soldiers are coming 

      Am		G/B	 	  C		       D 
And I think it's time I strung my bow and ceased my senseless running 

    Em		       G/D          C		       G/B 
For soon I'll find the yellow moon along with my loved ones 

	  Am 		    G/B               C			 D 
Where the buffalos graze in clover fields without the sound of guns 

	Em	G/D		C		 G/B 
And the red sun sinks at last into the hills of gold 

    Am		  G/B		C		    Em  (Em7/D  Cmaj7  Em)**** 
And peace to this young warrior comes with a bullet ho________________le. 

(Em  Em7/D  Cmaj7*  D 

*The first verse is sung accapella until chords are shown. 

**The orchestra plays here.  The sheet music has cut their parts out of the score. 
This is an approximation of what they are playing: 

RH:  Ebm  Ebm  Ebm  Gb Gb Gb Gb Ebm Ebm Ebm  Ebm Ebm Ebm Ebm ab Ebm Ebm  Ebm Ebm  
Gb Ebm 
LH:  Eb   Eb     Eb          Eb         Eb               Eb      Eb       Eb           

RH:  db eb gb ab bb db eb eb eb db db db db eb  
LH:  Eb          Eb          Eb          Eb 

RH:  db eb gb db eb  bb db ab bb gb  db eb gb db eb  eb 
LH:  Eb          Eb   Eb         Eb  Eb          Eb  

RH:  ab bb db eb gb ab bb db eb db ab db bb gb  Abm 
LH:  Eb          Eb          Eb       Db        Ab 

***Improv single not elaboration into next verse. 

****Descending fourths on these intervals.  See the recording for more info. 

*****Single piano notes in the right hand are as follows: 

there isn't a video lesson for this song

Full key step upFull key step up
Half key step upHalf key step up
Half key step downHalf key step down
Full key step downFull key step down
auto scroll beats size up size down change color hide chords simplify chords drawings columns
tab show chords e-chords YouTube Clip e-chords hide all tabs e-chords go to top tab