Rover
Transcribed by Mark D Entwistle , Dirk Krause and Paco Jimιnez

Capo 2

Am (x4)   

Em  C  D Cadd9 Em  C D B7 (x2)

   Em        C       D  Dsus4 Cadd9     Em     C            D  B7
I chase your every footstep,          and I follow every whim

   Em        C       D  Dsus4 Cadd9     Em       C             D  B7         
When you call the tune I
’m ready,     to strike up the battle hymn

     Em        C       D  Dsus4 Cadd9     Em       C      D  B7         
My lady of the meadows,                 my comber of the beach

       Em             C          D        Dsus4 Cadd9                               
You
’ve thrown the stick for your dog’s trick,

      

 Em     C           D  B7

but it’s floating out of reach

[choruS]

        C      D    G               F                  Em
The long road is a rainbow and the pot of gold lies there

      C    D                    Gsus2
So slip the chain and I
’m off again

        C            D
You
’ll find my everywhere

            Cadd9
‘cause I’m a Rover

As the robin craves the summer to hide his smock of red
I need the pillow of your hair in which to hide my head
I
’m simple in my sadness, resourceful in remorse
Now, I
’m down straining at the lead holding up a windward course

Strip me from the bundle of balloons at every fair
Colorful and carefree, designed to make you stare
But I
’m lost and I’m losing the thread that holds me down
Now, I
’m up hot and rising in the lights in every town
 

 

 

 

 

 

Rover
capo 2

intro:   Am x 4
       ---0----------0--0--0--0---
       ---1----------1--1--1--1---
       ---2----------2--2--2--2--- x 4   Em  C  D
       ---2----------0--0--0--0---
       ---0-------------3--2--0---
       ---------------------------

main verse rhythm: (spacing does not indicate timing)

------3-----3--2--2-3-2----------0-------3-----3-2-2-3-2-(2)(3)(2)-
---------------3--------------3------------------3-----------------
------0-----0--2-------------------------0-----0-2-----------------
----2-----2----0-------------(0)(2)----2-----2---0-----------------
--------3---------------0-3-3--------------3------------0-2--2--2--
--0----------------------------------0-----------------------------
 

     C/G             G              F                Em
The long road is a rainbow and the pot of gold lies there

     C        D            C/G
So slip the chain and I'm off again

        C            D    D           C       main verse rhythm
You'll find me everywhere 'cause I'm a rover
 

transcrption sent by
John Fahey. goog64@yahoo.com