Don Quixote Chords
On The Acoustic

Here on this Don Quixote chords page you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf to the Don Quixote chords sheet you can download.

Don Quixote Chords
Demo Lyrics & Pdf

This was the name of a 1972 Gordon Lightfoot album, which of course included this song, but this song was never released as a single. Alberta Bound and Beautiful were the two singles.

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Don Quixote Lyrics

Through the woodland through the valley comes a horseman wild and free
Tilting at the windmills passing who can the brave young horseman be
He is wild but he is mellow - He is strong but he is weak
He is cruel but he is gentle - He is wise but he is meek

Reaching for his saddlebag he takes a battered book into his hand
Standing like a prophet bold he shouts across the ocean to the shore - Till he can shout no more

I have come o'er moor and mountain -ike the hawk upon the wing
I was once a shining knight who was the guardian of a king
I have searched the whole world over - Looking for a place to sleep
I have seen the strong survive and I have seen the lean grown weak

See the children of the earth who wake to find the table bare -
See the gentry in the country riding off to take the air .. pause

Reaching for his saddlebag he takes a rusty sword into his hand
Then striking up a knightly pose he shouts across the ocean to the shore - Till he can shout no more

See the jailor with his key who locks away all trace of sin - See the judge upon the bench who tries the case as best he can
See the wise and wicked ones who feed upon life's sacred fire - See the soldier with his gun - Who must be dead to be admired

See the man who tips the needle - See the man who buys and sells- See the man who puts the collar on the ones who dare not tell
See the drunkard in the tavern - Stemming gold to make ends meet - See the youth in ghetto black condemned to life upon the street -pause

Reaching for his saddlebag he takes a tarnished cross into his hand -standing like a preacher now he shouts across the ocean to the shore
Then in a blaze of tangled hooves he gallops off across the dusty plain - In vain to search again - Where no one will hear
Repeat 1st verse.

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