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Dont Pay The Ferryman  Chris Deburgh



Note: 1/8 note chord couples noted [Em] [D]etc. and played with down/up strokes
as shown.

V ^ V ^
__ __
Spooky intro: | | | |
  Em(rake&ring)Cmaj7(rake&ring) [Em D]  Em [Em D] Em
e|0-----------|0----------- |
B|0-----------|0----------- |
G|0---0-2-0---|0---0-2-0---.|
D|2--4------4-|2--4------4-.|
A|2-----------|3----------- |
E|0-----------|0----------- |


Fingering:
e| | |
B| | |
G| 0 3 0 | 0 1 0 |
D|2 4 4 |1 4 4 |
A|1 |2 |
E| | |


I was [G]late at night on the [Em]open road
[G]Speeding like a man on the [C]run
A [C]lifetime [G]spent pre[C]paring[G] for the [D]journey
He is [G]closer now, as the [Em]search is on
[G]Reading from a map in the [C]mind
Yes, [C]there's that [G]rugged [C]hill and there's a [G]boat on the [D]river.
             Em            [Em] [D]
And when the rain came down,
             Em          [Dsus4] [D]
He heard a wild dog howl.
There were [C]voices in the [G]night. (don't do it)
[C]Voices out of [G]sight. (don't do it)
[C]"Too many men have failed be[B]fore; whatever you do,

CHORUS:
[Em]Don't [D]pay the [Em]ferryman
[Em]Don't [D]even [Em]fix a [C]price [D]
[Em]Don't [D]pay the [Em]ferryman
Until he [C]gets you to the [D]other [Em]side"

[Em] [D] Em  [Em] [D] Em

In the [G]rolling mist as he [Em]gets on board
[G]Now there'll be no turning back[C]
Be[C]ware that [G]hooded [C]old man[G] at the [D]rudder
And the [G]lightning flashed and the [Em]thunder rolled
And [G]people calling out his name[C]
And [C]dancing [G]bones that [C]jabbered and a-[G]moaned on the [D]water.
             Em            [Em] [D]
And then the ferryman said
          Em            [Dsus4] [D]
"there is trouble ahead
So [C]you must pay me [G]now" (don't do it)
"[C]You must pay me [G]now" (don't do it)
[C]And still that voice came from [B]beyond: "whatever you do,

CHORUS

[Em] [D] Em  [Em] [D] Em

Repeat intro

[B]   Yea....

CHORUS

CHORUS

[Em]Don't [D]pay...   [D]The [Em]Fer[Em]ry-[Em]man!

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