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For a long time I really enjoyed a newer southern rock song by Charlie Daniels called "Behold a Pale Horse." The lyrics may be somewhat too preachy for some people, but you have to admit it has a good beat. I'm really hoping to learn to play this on acoustic if anyone would really want to help out, chords and possibly suggested strum pattern would be appreciated. If someone can figure out the electric guitar tabs that would be awesome as well, but not necessary. Here is a link to the song-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkw24J1GU7A

Any help is appreciated!
#2
I am doing the song now.. the lyrics take the most time.... I will post the song shortly..
you owe me big time since I had to get the lyrics as well since there arent any on the internet.... look here shortly for the end result....
Last edited by DON CZARSKI at Jan 11, 2014,
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TABBED AND SUBMITTED


SONG:   BEHOLD A PALE HORSE
ARTIST: CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM

           BEHOLD A PALE HORSE
           CHARLIE DANIELS BAND

INTRO: Dm

VERSE: 
 Dm
There was a mighty nation

Blessed above all of creation
          C
It was a rare and precious pearl
              Bb
Conceived in faith and liberty
              C
Home of the brave, land of the free
         Dm
Was the envy of the world


VERSE:
           Dm
But this shining city on the hill

Has turned from the creators will
         C
And let evil take control
         Bb
Now the reckless men who lead them
          C
Want to strip away their freedom
        Dm
And to steal their very soul


VERSE:
          Dm
Now it's smoke and mirrors

Switchin' bait

Criticize and confiscate
             C
And let the guilty walk away
               Bb
In this much righteous Godly nation
         C                        
In the halls of education 
        Dm
They forbid a child to pray


VERSE:
     Dm
They say we need to spread the wealth
                                          
They pretend to guard the health 
         C
Of the feeble and the poor
           Bb                          
While the hand they hold behind their back
    C
Confuses and conceals the fact
          Dm
That the wolf is at the door


CHORUS:
 Dm                Bb
There's an unseen hand
      C          Dm
That pulls the string
       C
That makes his little puppets dance
                  Dm
To every song he sings
                   Bb       C      Dm
As the night rolls in on a rising tide
 C                      A
Look beyond the shadows
                     Dm
Behold a pale horse rides


VERSE:
     Dm
They claim to seek a New World Order

Nations without borders
     C
But don't believe the lies
     Bb
Even in this wealthy nation
             C
It can come down to starvation
        Dm
In the twinkling of an eye


VERSE:
      Dm
They tell us there will soon be peace

Our lives will be an endless speech
      C
But they lead us toward the darkness
        Bb
In the distance sabres rattle
         C
And the armies train for battle
        Dm
As the beast prepares his mark


CHORUS:
 Dm                Bb
There's an unseen hand
      C          Dm
That pulls the string
      C
And makes his little puppets dance
                Dm
To any song he sings
                   Bb         C      Dm
As the night rolls in on the rising tide
 C                      A
Look beyond the shadows
                     Dm
Behold a pale horse rides


INSTRUMENTAL: 
Dm C Bb A Dm


VERSE:
      Dm
It's time for every righteous man

To step up tall and take a stand
  C
There is so little time
           Bb
For if we fear and hesitate
         C
Soon it will be too late
          Dm
With the last hope of mankind


VERSE:
      Dm
Time hurries on the shadows fall

The hand writing is on the wall
     C
But even now there's still a chance
            Bb
For if the ones called by Gods name
            C
Repent his sin and seek His face
         Dm
He will hear and heal the land


CHORUS:
 Dm                Bb
There's an unseen hand
          C     Dm
Reaching from above
        C
And a gentle voice that beckons 
         Dm
To the shelter of his love
         Bb      C       Dm
Come on home my wayward child
        C
'Cause out on the horizon
           Dm
There's a pale horse running wild
    Bb      C       Dm
America my wayward child
       C                                  A
Can't you hear the thundering hoof beats
                         Dm
Of a pale horse running wild


INSTRUMENTAL/OUTRO:
Dm  G  Dm  Gm  Dm  C  Dm

 Dm                     Dm G Dm G Gm
Pale horse running wild
                        Dm C Dm
Pale horse running wild
 Dm                     Dm G Dm G Gm
Pale horse running wild

...FADE OUT