Chickenman

Indigo Girls

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 Tuning: DADGBD
 Eacb cbord is one measure.
[I mostly got these chords from the songbook, but I'm not sure they're
right. The songbook had some blatant errors, so I can't really trust it.]

D5: 000230 D7sus: 000210, or maybe 005530? Csus9: 030030 G: 020000
D(4): 000030? D: 000234 Dsus: 000235

[Play the D5 (and possibly the D7sus, if you use the 000210 fingering)
with hammer-ons from 0 to 2 on the G string every now and then.]

 D5D7susD5
 I am an only child     born of the wild
 D7susD5D7susD5
 Riddled to spend my time defending my land

 D5D7sus
 You are the only one     born in the sun
 D5D7susD7susD5
 Riddled to spend your time defending my plan

 D5D5D5D5D5D5D5D5
  [instrumental]                      

 D5D7susD5D7sus
 Dead dog on the highway,     median cats are growling at me
 D5D5D7susD5D5
turn my lights on brighter, I'm counting through the night ride  

 Csus9GD5D5
And it's one more life for the taker, Chickenman
 Csus9GD5D5
 One more song for the maker, Chickenman

 D5D5D5D7sus
 On the road to Athens, I saw a dead deer on the highway
 D5D5D7susD5D5
slipped into a desert, five prairie dogs and a rabbit  

I was running down on Queen Street, I saw a woman on the sidewalk
She was beaten by a stranger, danger danger danger

 Csus9GD5D5
And it's one more life for the taker, Chickenman, hold my hand
 Csus9GD5D5
 One more song for the maker (Hold my hand, Chickenman)

 D(4InstrumD5D5D(4D5D(4D5D(4
  ental]                                     
D5     D5     D - Dsus    D - Dsus    D - Dsus    D - Dsus

 instrumental

I was on the road to Austin, I met a man on the highway
He sold me junk and conversation, he was wise and dirty from the weather

I said, "darkness into darkness, all the carnage of my journeys
Makes it harder to be living;" he said, "it's a long road to be forgiven"

 Csus9GD5D5
And it's one more life for the taker, Chickenman, hold my hand
 stop
Csus9    G             D5                D5                      D5  
One more song for the maker (Chickenman, Chickenman, hold my hand)

I am an only child born of the wild
Riddled to spend my time defending my land
You are the only one born in the sun
Riddled to spend your time defending my plan

n.c. n.c. D5 D5
 instrumental
 D5D5
 I went looking for a car, found myself beneath the stars
 D5D5
 I went looking for a girl, found a man and his world
 D5-D5/ED5/F#-D5/C
 Chickenman, chickenman, chickenman, hold my hand
 D5-D5/ED5/F#-D5/Crepeat until ending
 Chickenman, chickenman, chickenman, hold my hand   

- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

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