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Mountain Men 

Am  F/A  D/A  G/A  A  D/A  C  B 

Am                        F 
The poacher and his daughter throw soft 
D                  G              A5  D5  E  C B 
shadows on the water in the night. 
 Am                     F 
A thin moon slips behind them as they 
D                   G              A5  D5  E5  C B 
pull the net with no betraying light. 

D                   F 
And later on the coast road, 
  C                   Bb     F/A        G5 
I meet them and the old man winks a smile. 
Am                     F 
And who am I to fast deny the right 
D            G              A5  D5  E5  C5 B5 
to take a fish once in a while? 

Am                     F 
I walk with them, they wish me luck 
       D                  G              A5  D5  E5  C B 
when I ship out on the Sunday from the kyle. 
      D               F           
And from the church I hear them singing 
C                   Bb     F/A        G5 
as the ship moves sadly from the pier. 
  Am                     F 
Oh, poacher's daughter, Sunday best, 
     D                   G                A5  D5  E5  F5 C5 
two hundred brave souls share the farewell tear. 

C5 F5 C5 double time 
F5 
There's a house on the hillside, 
                           D5 
where the drifting sands are born. 
F5 
Lay down and let the slow tide wash me 
G5                              Bb 
back to the land where I came from. 
C            Bb                Dm 
   Where the mountain men are kings 
C                       Bb          F     Dm         C   Bb(sus4) 
  and the sound of the piper counts for everything. 

same 

Did my tour, did my duty. I did all they asked of me. 
Died in the trenches and at Alamein 
...died in the Falklands on T.V. 
Going back to the mountain kings 
where the sound of the piper counts for everything. 

Am            F 
Long generations from the Isles 
D            G                 Am 
sent to tread the foreign miles 
           D5           E5 
where the spiral ages meet. 
                      F5 
Felt naked dust beneath their feet. 
Gm                           Eb/G 
Future sun called winds to blow 
Gm                               Eb/G 
and the past and present hard-eyed crow 
       Gm             Eb/G 
flew hunting high and circling low over 
  F        Eb     F   C5  F4  C5 F4 
blackened plains of Eden. 

REST OF LYRICS 

There's a child and a woman praying for an end to the mystery. 
Hoping for a word in a letter 
fair wind-blown from across the sea 
to where the mountain men are kings 
and the sound of the piper counts for eveything. 

There's a house on the hillside, where the drifting sands are born. 
Lay down and let the slow tide wash me 
back to the land where I came from. 
Where the mountain men are kings 
and the sound of the piper counts for everything. 
Where the real mountain men are kings 
and the sound of the piper counts for everything. 

Feel the naked dust beneath my toes 
while the future sun calls winds to blow 
and the past and present black-eyed crow 
flies hunting high and circling low 
between dream mountains of our Eden. 

words and music by Ian Anderson 
transcripted by paco jimenez 
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