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The Banks of The Musselshell chords - Tom Russell

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                The Banks Of The Musselshell: Tom Russell 
Album: Songs Of The West 
Written by Ian Tyson & Tom Russell 

Chorded by Gary W, 16Aug07 

Note 1: I copied it out from the recording and may have some words wrong. 
Note 2: Not sure of the bad guy’s name “Bill D’Charm”. Could have been my name...I'm sort of like him. 

Capo 4th fret 

Intro: [G] 

[G] I stare out every evenin’ 
At the [C] distant Northern [G] Star 
It leads us ever Northward 
And it [C] tells us that we [G] are 
Lost below the [F] Yellowstone 
In a land unknown to [G] me 
Ten thousand miles from my [C] loved ones 
And my home across the [G] sea 

We travel through an empty land 
The [C] benches are all [G] strewn 
With Bison bones that shine ghost white 
‘Neath the [C] risin’ of the [G] moon 
And the red wolf howls an [F] answer 
As I try to sing on [G] guard 
Indentured to these [C] Texans 
In a land so wild and [G] hard 

When I hired on to Bill D’Charm 
In the [C] heat of the Texas [G] sun 
I was unaware of his darker side 
His [C] quickness with a [G] gun 
But I made a solemn [F] promise 
Oh, I’d ride with him through [G] hell 
Deliver the herds to the [C] ends of the earth 
Or the mouth of the Mussel-[G]-shell 

Well I just turned about sixteen 
When we [C] hit that first cow [G] town 
I drank my first strong liquor 
Ohhh, and the [C] women spun me [G] round 
But of all the barroom [F] angels 
With their soft forbidden [G] charms 
I was stuck on blue-eyed [C] Annie 
Who belonged to Bill D’-[G]-Charm 

And the [F] boy became a [C] man 
That [F] night in Annie’s [D] arms 
Oh, [F] Annie cried and [C] begged me 
Be-[D]-ware of Bill D’-[D7]-Charm 

We [G] left that Texas cow town 
We [C] pointed the big herd [G] North 
But the first night when the moon was down 
I rode [C] back to old Fort [G] Worth 
They were closin’ up the [F] barroom 
Oh, they were rollin’ up the [G] floor 
My heart was in my [C] mouth 
As I knocked on Annie’s [G] door 

Repeat Chorus 

Old [G] Bill D’Charm had one bad eye 
And his [C] face was a devilish [G] red 
The results of a bygone ferry fire 
When he [C] crawled back from the [G] dead 
And every night in [F] dreams 
As I rolled in Annie’s [G] arms 
I’d wait to face old [C] Satan 
In the guise of Bill D’-[G]-Charm 

When each night crossed the campfire 
I’d [C] face that one bad [G] eye 
Did he know that I’d betrayed him 
Had my [C] hour come to [G] die 
One promise he made [F] true 
Ahh, we rode with him through [G] hell 
We delivered the herds to the [C] ends of the earth 
And the mouth of the Mussel-[G]-shell 

Repeat Chorus 

[G]//// //// [C]//// [G]//// //// //// [C]//// [G]//// 
[F]//// //// //// [G]//// //// [C]//// //// [G]//// //// //// //// 

But now as we near the Yellowstone 
The [C] snow begins to [G] fall 
And soon this dreadful enterprise 
Shall be [C] endin’ for us [G] all 
It’s then I’ll need fast [F] horses 
Ahh, to fly to Annie’s [G] arms 
And stay one jump a-[C]-head of 
The guns of Bill D’-[G]-Charm 

Repeat Chorus 

Oh, the [F] boy became a [C] man 
That [F] night in Annie’s [D] arms 
[F] Annie cried and [C] begged me 
Be-[D]-ware of Bill D’-[D7]-Charm 

[G] Ooooh-ooh-[C]-ooh-ooh-ooh-[G]-ooh 
[G] Ooooh-ooh-[C]-ooh-ooh-ooh-[G]-ooh 

[Thanks to Gary W for tabs]

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