The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Gene Pitney

 implies C#m
        (solo fiddle )

Verse 1:

 EA
        When Liberty Valance rode to town
 G#mC#mAB
        The womenfolk would hide, they'd hide   
 EA
        When Liberty Valance walked around
 G#mC#m
        The men would step aside

Chorus 1:

 G#mD#m
        'Cause the point of a gun was the only law
 G#mAB
        That Liberty understood    
 EG#mC#m
        When it came to shooting straight and fast
 N.C.
        A       [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 cborus 1

Bridge 1:

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

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
 EC7
        A law book was no good     

 key cbange to F

Verse 4:

 FBb
        Alone and afraid, she prayed that he'd
 AmDmBbC
        Return that fateful night, oh that night   
 FBb
        When nothing she said could keep her man
 AmDm
        From going out to fight

Chorus 4:

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

Bridge 2:

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

Coda:

 FAmDm
        The man who shot Liberty Valance
 FAmDm
          He shot Liberty Valance
 N.C.
        Bb                      Dm
He was the bravest of them all

 Dm
        (solo fiddle  and drums to fade)

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers


A Am B Bb C C#m C7 D#m Dm E Em F G#m
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