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Warren Zevon played this in Bm, Nate plays in Am capo 2 after peachfreeze1 on YT

    Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner

    by Warren Zevon
    Intro: [Am] w/u [C] d/e hammer [F] [Fsus2] [F] [Am] [G] [Am]

    [Am] Roland was a [C] warrior from the Land of the Midnight [F] Sun
    With a [F] Thompson gun for [C] hire, fighting to be [G] done
    The [Am] deal was made in [C] Denmark on a dark and stormy [F] day
    So he [F] set out for [C] Biafra to [G] join the bloody [Am] fray

    Through sixty-six and seven they fought the Congo war
    Fingers on their triggers, knee-deep in gore
    For days and nights they battled the Bantu to their knees
    They killed to earn their living and to help out the Congolese

    [walk up from A to E (ABC CDE)]

    ( Chorus1
    [F] Roland the [C] Thompson gunner [G] [Am] x2 )

    His comrades fought beside him - Van Owen and the rest
    But of all the Thompson gunners Roland was the best
    So the CIA decided they wanted Roland dead
    That son-of-a-bitch Van Owen blew off Roland's head

    Chorus2 (Harmony):
    [C] Roland the [G] headless Thompson [F] gunner
    ( Time, time, time... For another peaceful war )
    [C] Norway's bravest [G] son
    ( But time stands still for Roland 'til he evens up the score )
    They can [Am] still [G] see his [C] headless [G] body
    [F] stalking through the [Am] night
    In the [C] muzzle flash of [G] Roland's Thompson [Am] gun
    In the [C] muzzle flash of [G] Roland's Thompson [F] gun [G] [Am]

    [Am] Roland searched the [C] continent for the man who'd done him [F] in
    He [F] found him in [C] Mombassa in a barroom drinking [G] gin
    [Am] Roland aimed his [C] Thompson gun - he didn't say a [F] word
    But he [F] blew Van Owen's [C] body from [G] there to Johannes-[Am] burg

    [walk up from A to E (ABC CDE)]

    ( Chorus3
    [F] Roland the headless [C] Thompson gunner [G] [Am] x4 )
    (talkin' about the man, now)

    The [Am] eternal Thompson [C] gunner,
    still wandering through the [F] night
    [F] Now it's ten years [C] later but he still keeps up the [G] fight
    In [Am] Ireland, in [C] Lebanon, in Palestine and [F] Berk-eley
    [F] Patty Hearst (5 strums)
    [F] heard the burst (5 strums)
    of [F] Roland's Thompson [C] gun [G] and [Am] bought [Am] it