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HORSE WITH NO NAME

Here's how to play Horse with No Name by America, released in 1971 and featured in one of my all time favourite TV shows, Breaking Bad.

CHORDS USED

Em Open Position for Guitar
D69 Over F# for Guitar

STRUMMING PATTERN

Easier Strumming Pattern

Horse With No Name Easier Strumming Pattern

Original Strumming Pattern

Horse With No Name Original Strumming Pattern.png

CHORDS & LYRICS

INTRO

Em        D69/F#         Em          D69/F#

VERSE

               Em                        D69/F# 
On the first part of the journey
            Em                      D69/F#  
I was lookin at all the life
                     Em                                D69/F#  
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
                      Em                              D69/F#
  
There were sand and hills and rings

        Em                                  D69/F# 
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
                Em                   D69/F# 
and the sky with no clouds
         Em                                 D69/F# 
the heat was hot and the ground was dry
              Em                      D69/F#
  
but the air was full of sound

CHORUS

        Em                                                 D69/F#  
I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
             Em                               D69/F#  
it felt good to be out of the rain
            Em                           D69/F#  
in the desert you can remember your name
                         Em                          D69/F# 
'cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
 Em           D69/F#       Em   D69/F#
  
la la la    lalalala  la la   la la la

The chord progression continues the same throughout... here's the rest of the lyrics.

VERSE

After two days in the desert sun
my skin began to turn red
After three days in the desert fun
I was looking at a river bed
And the story it told of a river that flowed
made me sad to think it was dead

CHORUS

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
it felt good to be out of the rain
in the desert you can remember your name
'cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
la la la    lalalala  la la   la la la

VERSE

After nine days I let the horse run free
'cause the desert had turned to sea
there were plants and birds and rocks and things
there were sand and hills and rings
The ocean is a desert with its life underground
and the perfect disguise above
Under the cities lies a heart made of ground
but the humans will give no love

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