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Dire Straits - Once Upon A Time In The West


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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
by
DIRE STRAITS
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key Am : Time signature: 14/4 (i believe..some one told me)
(plenty of off-beats ; time lengths of each
chord bar is variable)

Intro: Lead

(organ intro)

Am / F
Am  / G / F
Am  / G / F


Time interval: bass-to-bass= 1.0, then....

(drum roll)

Am / D / Am / D
3.5  0.5 3.5  0.5
Am / G / D / Am
1.5 2.0 1.5  1.5
C  / Am / Dm / G / Am
1.5  2.0  1.0 1.0 1.0

        Am                                 D
SOME PEOPLE GET A CHEAP LAUGH BREAKING UP SPEED LIMIT
Am                                      D
SCARING A PEDESTRIAN ON FOR A MINUTE
Am                                      G
CROSSING UP PROGRESS, DRIVING ON THE GRASS
D                             Am
LEAVING JUST ENUFFA ROOM TO PASS
C                           Am
SOMEDAY DRIVER NEVER TOOK A TEST
    Dm    G                     Am
OH YEAH! ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
             Am                                          D
THEY SAY ITS NO USE SAYING THAT YOU DONT KNOW NOTHING
  Am                                              D
STILL GONNA GET YOU IF YOU DONT KNOW SOMETHING
Am                                      G
SITTING ON A FENCE, THAT'S A DANGEROUS CALL
                D                                        Am
YEAH YOU COULD EVEN CATCH A BULLET FROM THE PEACE KEEPING FORCE
      C                            Am
EVEN A HERO GETS A BULLET IN THE CHEST
    Dm     G                       Am
OH YEAH, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

Lead:
Am  /  F    (double time rythym)
Am / G  / F
(roll)

Am / D / Am / D
Am / G / D / Am
C  / Am / Dm / G / Am
Am / F (double time rythym)
Am / G / F

          Am                                    D

MOTHER MARY YOUR CHILDREN ARE SLAUGHTERED
Am                                              D
SOMEDAY YOUR MAMA'S GONNA LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTER
Am                              G
WHO'S PROTECTING THE INNER GENTEEL
           D                       Am
IT SPELLS TROUBLE IN THE LAND OF PLENTY
        C                       Am
TELL ME HOW WE GONNA DO OUT SPARES ??
        Dm          G                     Am
YEAH, YOU GUESS... ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
    Dm     G                        Am
OH YEAH, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
    Dm     G                       Am
OH YEAH ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
    Dm     G                      Am
OH YEAH, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

                          G                     Am
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST...

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST..

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

repeat to fade.....(chorus)
(repeat Dm / G / Am)



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