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Chord/Tab for: Broken Arrow
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(written t.b.d.)     (notes below will be moved here eventually)

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Chords/Tabulature for
Broken Arrow

Submitted by: David M (

Notes about this song:

  • This tab is very detailed. If you want to have it a bit simpler, skip the Gsus4 and Dmaj7 chords, and play regular chords instead of the ones indexed with " * " and "(2)".
  • A tab for the jazzy clarinet solo is also available.
      G   Bm  Em  C   Am  D  G/F# F Fmaj7 F6

     Dm  Bb Em* Dm* Gsus4 Cmaj7

G                 Bm          Em           C
The lights turned on and the curtain fell down,
     Am                  D
And when it was over it felt like a dream,
       Am                          D
They stood at the stage door and begged for a scream,
      G        G/F#           Em
The agents had paid for the black limousine
       C                    D
that waited outside in the rain.

        Gsus4  G             C Cmaj7  C
Did you  see  them, did you  se--e   them?

F  Fmaj7  F6     F  Fmaj7  F6

Dm               G
Did you see them in the river?
Bb                  Dm  Em(2) Dm(2)
They were there to wave  to    you.
Dm                       G
Could you tell that the empty-quivered,
Bb                Dm         Em*
Brown skinned Indian on the banks
            Dm*         Em*
that were crowded and narrow,
 F             G
held a broken arrow?

(end of CHORUS)

G          Bm       Em      C
Eighteen years of American dream,
   Am                         D
He saw that his brother had sworn on the wall.
    Am                      D
He hung up his eyelids and ran down the hall,
      G        G/F#        Em
His mother had told him a trip was a fall,
     C                       D
And don't mention babies at all.


      G           Bm            Em         C
The streets were lined for the wedding parade,
      Am                                D
The Queen wore the white gloves, the county of song,
     Am                         D
The black covered caisson her horses had drawn
    G         G/F#          Em
Protected her King from the sun rays of dawn.
      C                           D
They married for peace and were gone.

F   G   F   G    F