Steve Winwood

John Barleycorn Must Die (acoustic)

Steve Winwood

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John Barleycorn Must Die (acoustic)

Capo on 7th fret
	  		 
 


Intro: 
Asus2 (arpeggiated down and up) 
|D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2| 
|D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2| 


verse 1: 
D                Am       C   G      Am 
There were three men came out of the west, 
D     C        G      Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2 
Their fortunes for to try. 
D               Am  C      G      Am-Asus2-Am 
And these three men made a solemn oath, 
D          C    G    Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2 
John Barleycorn must die. 


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C G Am They've ploughed, they've sewn, they've harrowed him in, C D Esus4-E Threw clods upon his head. Dm Am C G Am-Asus2-Am And these three men made a solemn oath, D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2 John Barleycorn was dead.
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Instrumental 1: |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2 |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2 |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2 |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2 verse 2: D Am C G Am They've let him lie for a very long time, D C G Am-Asus2-Am Till the rains from heaven did fall. D Am C G Am-Asus2-Am And little Sir John sprung up his head, D C G Am-Asus2-Am and so amazed them all.
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C G Am They've let him stand till Midsummer's Day, C D Esus4-E Till he looked both pale and wan. Dm Am C G Am-Asus2-Am And these three men made a solemn oath, D C G Am-Asus2-Am On poor John Barleycorn.
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Instrumental 2: |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2 |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2| |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2| |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2| verse 3: D Am C G Am They've hired men with the scythes so sharp, D C G Am-Asus2-Am To cut him off at the knee. D Am C G Am-Asus2-Am They've rolled him and tied him by the waist, D C G Am-Asus2-Am Serving him most barbarously.
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C G Am They've hired men with the sharp pitchforks, C D Esus4-E Who pricked him to the heart. Dm Am C G Am-Asus2-Am And the loader he has served him worse than that, D C G Am-Asus2-Am For he's bound him to the cart.
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Instrumental 3: |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2| |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2| |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2| |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2| verse 4: D Am C G Am They've wheeled him around and around the field, D C G Am-Asus2-Am Till they came unto a barn. D Am C G Am-Asus2-Am And there they made a solemn oath, D C G Am-Asus2-Am On poor John Barleycorn.
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C G Am They've hired men with the crab-tree sticks, C D Esus4-E To cut him skin from bone. Dm Am C G Am-Asus2-Am And the miller he has served him worse than that, D C G Am-Asus2-Am For he's ground him between two stones.
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Instrumental 4: |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2| |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2| |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|(Mmm-oooh) |D C G Am-Asus2 Am-Asus2|(Who-oooh) VERSE 5: D Am C G Am And little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl, C D Esus4-E And he??s brandy in the glass. D Am C G Am-Asus2-Am And little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl, D C G Am-Asus2-Am Proved the strongest man at last.
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C G Am The huntsman, he can't hunt the fox, C D Esus4-E Nor so loudly to blow his horn. Dm Am C G Am-Asus2-Am And the tinker he can't mend kettle nor pots, D C G Am (Slowed tempo, arpeggio and fade, on last line) Without a little Barleycorn.
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