Al Stewart - Three Mules Guitar Chords

Al Stewart

album rock, art rock, folk, folk rock

Chords: C, G, Em, Am, D, F, Dm, Bb, Ab, Eb
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                                          Artist - Al Stewart
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                                           Song - Three Mules 
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                                      Album - On The Border (1999) 
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                                         Tabbed By - Ayreon77
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Tuning = Standard


INTRO
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C

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VERSE 1
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C                       G
Three mules came over a hill
          Em         Am
They were dragging a cart
D                         G
Creaking, it seemed to be falling apart
C                      G
Laden with millions of dreams
           Em             Am
It weighed more than they thought
D                      G
They never noticed the wheels getting caught
            F           Am
They pulled on, staring ahead
               G                Dm
With blinkered eyes and lowered heads
F                        Am
Hoping that all would be fine
           C                G
I see them now, Time out of time


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VERSE 2
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C                      G
Ramsey and Stanley and Neville
         Em           Am
Were the names of the mules
D                    G               
Each wore a bridle encrusted with jewels
C                      G          
And though a murmur of voices
    Em       Am                           
Was rising behind
D                     
Each laboured on
         G           
And they paid it no mind
            F               Am      
They pulled on with never a doubt
                  G               
Past boulders and holes
                      Dm        
Till the road petered out
    F                       Am       
And giving a snort they sat down
            C                     G    
Waiting for somebody else to come round
         F                       C      
And from this are our lives writ large
                     G                
From the beach at Dunkirk
Em           Am                  
To Pickett's Charge
                    G    
And it's hard to go back
                  F
After coming this far
         C                
Down the road
    

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SMALL SOLO
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Bb C Bb 

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VERSE 3
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C                         G
Three mules looked over a fence
       Em      Am                        
At the field beyond
D                    G                   
Green as a forest it shone in the sun
C                       G           
Into the stillness they broke
       Em         Am               
Like a stone in a pond
D                              
Kicking the gate down
     G                        
They brayed at the ground
           F            Am        
And pulled on tugging a dream
         G                Dm             
Out of a smile and into a scream
    F                         Am   
And tossed the damp soil all around
               C                  G     
till the whole field turned muddy brown
         F                       C      
And from this are our lives writ large
                  G              
From the beach at Dunkirk
Em           Am                  
To Pickett's Charge
                    G    
And it's hard to go back
      Em            F
After coming this far
         C                
Down the road


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SMALL SOLO
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Bb C Bb

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BRIDGE
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C                                      G  Em  G
Ah, but it's not very easy now being a mule
C                                          G  Em  G
I don't believe you appreciate all that we do
     C                       Am
Just look at this long and unfortunate face
Ab                  F
Try to imagine that you're in my place
Eb
This is my nature
G                  C
To it I have to be true


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SMALL SOLO
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C G Em  Am  D Am  G 
C G Em  Am  D G F Am G Dm F Am C G 
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VERSE 3
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C                       G
Three mules came over a hill
       Em        Am
With a sorrowful air
D                               
Though we've been judged, they said
G
It's hardly fair
C                       G
All that we did was for you
        Em          Am
And the good of the cause
D                          G
Then they went back to the sound of applause
          F             Am
They went back into the night
                  G
Where a sickle of moon
                  F
Left a trickle of light
                           Am
And while we lay under our roofs
                       C
The whole night filled up
                    G
With the beating of hooves
         F                       C
And from this are our lives writ large
                  G              
From the beach at Dunkirk
Em           Am                  
To Pickett's Charge
                    G    
And it's hard to go back
      Em            F
After coming this far
         C                
Down the road


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SMALL SOLO
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C Bb C Bb

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         F                       C
And from this are our lives writ large
          G
And every day
Em           Am
Is Pickett's Charge
                    G
And it's hard to go back
      Em            F
After coming this far
         C                
Down the road


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OUTRO
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G Em Am D G


ENJOY............

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