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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance  Gene Pitney



        (solo fiddle [implies C#m])
Verse 1:

        When Liberty Va[E]lance rode to t[A]own
        The women[G#m]folk would [C#m]hide, they'd h[A]ide  [B]
        When Liberty Va[E]lance walked ar[A]ound
        The men would [G#m]step a[C#m]side

Chorus 1:

        'Cause the p[G#m]oint of a gun was the [D#m]only law
        That [G#m]Liberty underst[A]ood   [B]
        When it c[E]ame to sh[G#m]ooting s[C#m]traight 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 cborus 1] 

Bridge 1:

        [C#m]Many a [G#m]man would [C#m]face his gun
        And [G#m]many a man would f[A]all  [B]
        The m[E]an who [G#m]shot [C#m]Liberty Valance
        [E]  He [G#m]shot [C#m]Liberty Valance
        A [N.C.]                     (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
        A law book was no g[E]ood    [C7]

[key cbange to F] 

Verse 4:

        Alone and afr[F]aid, she prayed that h[Bb]e'd
        Return that f[Am]ateful n[Dm]ight, oh that n[Bb]ight  [C]
        When nothing she s[F]aid could keep her [Bb]man
        From going [Am]out to f[Dm]ight

Chorus 4:

        From the [Am]moment a girl gets to [Em]be full grown
        The v[Am]ery first thing she le[Bb]arns  [C]
        When t[F]wo men [Am]go out to f[Dm]ace each other
        Bb [N.C.]      Dm
Only one returns

Bridge 2:

        [Dm]Everyone [Am]heard two s[Dm]hots ring out
        The s[Am]hot made Liberty f[Bb]all  [C]
        The m[F]an who s[Am]hot [Dm]Liberty Valance
        [F]  He s[Am]hot [Dm]Liberty Valance
        Bb [N.C.]                     (Dm)
He was the bravest of them all

Coda:

        The m[F]an who s[Am]hot [Dm]Liberty Valance
        [F]  He s[Am]hot [Dm]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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