Ukebox Pub Night - Wednesday, July 3rd 2019 - 7pm (Doors 5:30)
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash (with Gordon Jenkins, 1955)
Midnight Special Huddie LedBetter (Traditional)
Freight Train Elizbeth Cotton (first recorded 1956)
Waiting For A Train Jimmie Rodgers (1928)
City Of New Orleans Steve Goodman (1971)
The MTA Song (Charlie On The MTA) Kingston Trio (Jacqueline Steiner & Bess Hawes, 1949)
Runaway Train Soul Asylum (Dave Pirner, 1993)
Breakdown Jack Johnson (2005)
Long Train Running Doobie Brothers (Tom Johnston, 1973)
Ticket To Ride Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1965)
Last Train to Clarksville The Monkees (Bobby Hart & Tommy Boyce, 1966)
***Extras*** (Themed Songs for 2nd set)
I've Been Working on the Railroad Traditional



Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash (with Gordon Jenkins, 1955)


4/4 | d - D u d - D u |
      1   2 & 3   4 &


I | [F] hear the train a | comin',
it's | [F] rolling round the | bend
And | [F] I ain't seen the | sunshine since |
| [F] I don't know | when ...
I'm | [Bb] stuck in Folsom | Prison |
| [Bb] and time keeps | draggin' |
| [F] on | [F]   | [F]   | [F]
But that | [C7] train keeps a | rollin' |
| [C7] on down to | San An- | [F] tone. | [F]

When | [F] I was just a | baby
my | [F] mama told me | Son... |
| [F] Always be a | good boy;
Don't | [F] ever play with | guns.
But I | [Bb] shot a man in | Reno... |
| [Bb] ...just to | watch him |
| [F] die   |   [F]   |   [F]   |   [F]
When I | [C7] hear that whistle | blowing... |
| [C7] I hang my | head and | [F] cry. | [F]

Solo
| [F]   | [F]   | [F]   | [F]   |
| [F]   | [F]   | [F]   | [F]   |
| [Bb] | [Bb] | [Bb] | [Bb] |
| [F]   | [F]   | [F]   | [F]   |
| [C7] | [C7] | [C7] | [C7] |
| [F]   | [F]

I | [F] bet there's rich folks | eatin',
in a | [F] fancy dining | car
They're [F] probably drinkin' | coffee,
and | [F] smokin' big ci- | gars.
Well I | [Bb] know I had it | comin', |
| [Bb] I know I | can't be |
| [F] free... | [F]   | [F]   | [F]
But those | [C7] people keep a | movin', |
| [C7] and that's what | tortures | [F] me. | [F]

Solo
| [F]   | [F]   | [F]   | [F]   |
| [F]   | [F]   | [F]   | [F]   |
| [Bb] | [Bb] | [Bb] | [Bb] |
| [F]   | [F]   | [F]   | [F]   |
| [C7] | [C7] | [C7] | [C7] |
| [F]   | [F]

Well, if they | [F] freed me from this | prison
If that | [F] railroad train was | mine
I | [F] bet I'd move it | [F] on a little
| [F] Farther down the | [F] line... |
| [Bb] Far from Folsom | [Bb] Prison... |
| [Bb] That's where I | want to |
| [F] stay... | [F]   | [F]   | [F]
And I'd | [C7] let that lonesome | whistle   |
| [C7] Blow my | blues a- | [F] way. | [F] |
| [C7] | [C7] | [F] |   [F↓]


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Midnight Special
Huddie Ledbetter (Traditional)


      Traditional                 à la CCR
4/4 | d - D u d - D u |     4/4 | D u X u D u X u |
      1   2 & 3   4 &             1   2   3   4

[G] Yonder comes Miss [C] Rosie, how in the world do you [G] know
[G] I can tell her by her [D7] apron, and the dress she [G] wore
Umbrella on her [C] shoulder, a piece of paper in her [G] hand
[G] I heard her tell the [D7] captain, turn loose my [G] man

Chorus
Let the midnight [C] special, shine its light on [G] me
[G] Let the midnight [D7] special, shine its everlovin' light on [G] me

When you get up in the [C] mornin', when that big bell [G] rings
[G] You go marchin' to the [D7] table, you see the same old [G] thing
Knife and fork are on the [C] table, ain't nothin' in my [G] pan
[G] And you say a word a- [D7] bout it, you get in trouble with the [G] man

Chorus
Let the midnight [C] special, shine its light on [G] me
[G] Let the midnight [D7] special, shine its everlovin' light on [G] me

If you ever go to [C] Houston, boy you'd better walk [G] right
[G] And you better not [D7] gamble, and you better not [G] fight
Cuz Benson Crocker will ar- [C] rest you, and Jimmy Boone will take you [G] down
[G] And you can bet your bottom [D7] dollar, that you're Sugarland [G] bound

Chorus
Let the midnight [C] special, shine its light on [G] me
[G] Let the midnight [D7] special, shine its everlovin' light on [G] me

Well, jumpin' little [C] Judy, she was a mighty fine [G] gal
[G] She brought [D7] jumpin', to this whole round [G] world
Well, she brought it in the [C] mornin', just awhile 'fore [G] day
[G] Well, she brought me the [D7] news, that my wife was [G] dead

That started me to [C] grievin', whoopin', hollerin' and [G] cryin'
[G] Then I began to [D7] worry, 'bout my great long [G] time

Chorus
Let the midnight [C] special, shine its light on [G] me
[G] Let the midnight [D7] special, shine its everlovin' light on [G] me [G↓]


#Capo on 2nd fret to play with LeadBelly.
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Freight Train
Elizabeth Cotton


      Carter Picking
4/4 | T3 - D u Tt - D u |
      1    2 & 3    4 &

[C] Freight train, freight train, [G7] goin' so fast,
[G7] freight train, freight train, [C] goin' so fast
[E7] Please don't tell what [F] train I'm on,
so they [C] won't know [G7] where I'm [C] gone.

[C] Freight train, freight train, [G7] goin' round the bend,
[G7] freight train, freight train, [C] comin' back again
[E7] One of these days turn that [F] train around,
and go [C] back to [G7] my home [C] town.

[C] One more place I'd [G7] like to be,
[G7] one more place I'd [C] like to see
To [E7] watch them old Blue Ridge [F] Mountains climb,
when I [C] ride old [G7] Number [C] Nine.

[C] When I die Lord, [G7] bury me deep,
[G7] down at the end of [C] Chestnut Street
[E7] Where I can hear old [F] Number Nine,
as [C] she comes [G7] down the [C] line.

[C] Freight train, freight train, [G7] goin' so fast,
[G7] freight train, freight train, [C] goin' so fast
[E7] Please don't tell what [F] train I'm on,
so they [C] won't know [G7] where I'm [C] gone.


#Elizabeth Cotton plays in this key on her guitar, but the recording is in key of B.
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Waiting for a Train
Jimmie Rodgers (1928)


    Carter Style Picking
4/4 | T3 - D u T4 - D u |
      1    2 & 3    4 &

  
Intro
| [C]   | [G]   | [A7] [D7] | [G]   |
[G] All around the [G7] water tank [C] waiting for a [G] train
A [C] thousand miles a- [G] way from home [A7] sleeping in the [D7] rain
I [G] walked up to a [G7] brakeman just to [C] give him a line of [G] talk
He [C] said if you've got [G] money, I'll [A7] see that you don't [D7] walk
Well I [G] haven't got a [G7] nickel not a [C] penny can I [G] show
He [C] said get off you [G] railroad bum and he [A7] slammed the [D7] boxcar [G] door

Well he [G] put me off in [G7] Texas a [C] place I dearly [G] love
The [C] wide- open spaces all [G] around me the [A7] moon and stars [D7] above
[G] Nobody seems to [G7] want me nor to [C] lend me a helping [G] hand
I'm [C] on my way from [G] Frisco heading [A7] back to Dixie [D7] Land  
My [G] pocketbook is [G7] empty my [C] heart is willed with [G] pain
I'm a [C] thousand miles a- [G] way from home just [A7] waiting [D7] for a [G] train

Instrumental
| [G]   | [G7] | [C]   | [G]   |
| [C]   | [G]   | [A7] | [D7] |

| [G]   | [G7] | [C]   | [G]   |
| [C]   | [G]   | [A7] | [D7] |

| [G]   | [G7] | [C]   | [G]   |
| [C]   | [G]   | [A7] [D7] | [G]   |

[G] All around the [G7] water tank [C] waiting for a [G] train
A [C] thousand miles a- [G] way from home [A7] sleeping in the [D7] rain
I [G] walked up to a [G7] brakeman just to [C] give him a line of [G] talk
He [C] said if you've got [G] money, I'll [A7] see that you don't [D7] walk
Well I [G] haven't got a [G7] nickel not a [C] penny can I [G] show
He [C] said get off you [G] railroad bum and he [A7] slammed the [D7] boxcar [G] door
He [C] said get off you [G] railroad bum and he [A7] slammed the [D7] boxcar [G] door


#Jorma Kaukaunen's version is in this key (G).

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City Of New Orleans
Steve Goodman (1971)


4/4 | d - D u - u d u |


[C] Riding on the [G] City of New [C] Orleans [C]
[Am] Illinois Central [F] Monday morning [C] rail [C]
[C] Fifteen cars and [G] fifteen restless [C] riders [C]
Three con- [Am] ductors and [G] twenty-five sacks of [C] mail [C]
All a- [Am] long the south-bound odyssey the [Em] train pulls out of Kenkakee
[G] Rolls along past houses farms and [D] fields [D]
[Am] Passing trains that have no name [Em] freight yards full of old black men
And the [G] graveyards of [G7] rusted automo- [C] biles [C]

Chorus
[F] Good morning A- [G] merica, how [C] are you? [C]
Say [Am] don't you know me, [F] I'm your native [C] son [G]
I'm the [C] train they call the [G] City of New [Am] Orleans [D7]
I'll be [Bb] gone five [F] hundred [G] miles when the day is [C] done [C]

Dealing [C] card games with the [G] old men in the [C] club car [C]
[Am] Penny a point ain't [F] no-one keeping [C] score [C]
[C] Pass the paper [G] bag that holds the [C] bottle [C]
[Am] Feel the wheels [G] rumbling 'neath the [C] floor [C]
And the [Am] sons of Pullman porters and the [Em] sons of engineers [Em]
Ride their [G] father's magic carpets made of [D] steel [D]
[Am] Mothers with their babes asleep [Em] rocking to the gentle beat
And the [G] rhythm of the [G7] rail is all they [C] feel [C]

Chorus
[F] Good morning A- [G] merica, how [C] are you? [C]
Say [Am] don't you know me, [F] I'm your native [C] son [G]
I'm the [C] train they call the [G] City of New [Am] Orleans [D7]
I'll be [Bb] gone five [F] hundred [G] miles when the day is [C] done [C]

[C] Night time on the [G] City of New [C] Orleans [C]
[Am] Changing cars in [F] Memphis Tennes- [C] see [C]
[C] Half way home [G] we'll be there by [C] morning [C]
Through the [Am] Mississippi darkness [G] rolling down to the [C] sea [C]
But [Am] all the towns and people seem to [Em] fade into a bad dream
And the [G] steel rail still ain't heard the [D] news [D]
The con- [Am] ductor sings his songs again
The [Em] passengers will please refrain
This [G] train got the disap- [G7] pearing railroad [C] blues [C]

Chorus
[F] Good night A- [G] merica, how [C] are you? [C]
Say [Am] don't you know me [F] I'm your native [C] son [G7]
I'm the [C] train they call the [G] City of New [Am] Orleans [D7]
I'll be [Bb] gone five [F] hundred [G] miles when the day is [C] done [C]
I'll be [Bb] gone five [F] hundred [G] miles when the day is [C] done [C]

#Play along with Steve Goodman in this key. (It's a bit pitchy)

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The MTA Song (Charlie On The MTA)
Kingston Trio (Jacqueline Steiner & Bess Hawes, 1949)


     Swiss Army Strum
4/4 | d - D u - u d u |
      1   2 &   & 4 &


Now let me [A] tell you of the story of a [D] man named Charlie
On a [A] tragic and fateful [E7] day.
He put [A] ten cents in his pocket, kissed his [D] wife and family,
And went to [A] ride on the [E7] MT- [A] A

Chorus
Well did he [A] ever return? No he [D] never returned,
And his [A] fate is still un- [E7] learned.
He may [A] ride forever 'neath the [D] streets of Boston,
He's the [A] man who [E7] never re- [A] turned.

Charlie [A] handed in his dime at the [D] Kendell Square station,
And he [A] changed for Jamaica [E7] Plain.
When he [A] got there the conductor told him, [D] "One more nickel."
Charlie [A] couldn't get [E7] off that [A] train.

Chorus
Well did he [A] ever return? No he [D] never returned,
And his [A] fate is still un- [E7] learned.
He may [A] ride forever 'neath the [D] streets of Boston,
He's the [A] man who [E7] never re- [A] turned.

Now [A] all night long Charlie [D] rides through the station
Crying, [A] "What will become of [E7] me?
How can [A] I afford to see my [D] sister in Chelsea,
Or my [A] cousin in [E7] Roxbu- [A] ry?"

Chorus
Well did he [A] ever return? No he [D] never returned,
And his [A] fate is still un- [E7] learned.
He may [A] ride forever 'neath the [D] streets of Boston,
He's the [A] man who [E7] never re- [A] turned.

Charlie's [A] wife goes down to the [D] Scolla Square station
Every [A] day at a quarter past [E7] two.
And [A] through the open window she [D] hands Charlie a sandwich
As the [A] train comes [E7] rumbling [A] through.

Chorus
Well did he [A] ever return? No he [D] never returned,
And his [A] fate is still un- [E7] learned.
He may [A] ride forever 'neath the [D] streets of Boston,
He's the [A] man who [E7] never re- [A] turned.

Now you [A] citizens of Boston, don't you [D] think it's a scandal
How the [A] people have to pay and [E7] pay?
Fight the [A] fare increase, vote for [D] Walter O'Brien,
And get [A] Charlie off the [E7] MT- [A] A.

Chorus
Well did he [A] ever return? No he [D] never returned,
And his [A] fate is still un- [E7] learned.
He may [A] ride forever 'neath the [D] streets of Boston,
He's the [A] man who [E7] never re- [A] turned.


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Runaway Train
Soul Asylum (Dave Pirner, 1993)


     Swiss Army Strum
4/4 | d - D u - u d u |
      1   2 &   & 4 &

Intro
| [C] | [C] | [C] | [C] |

[C] Call you up in the middle of the night
[Em] Like a firefly without a light
[Am] You were there like a blowtorch burnin'
[G] I was a key that could use a little turnin'

[C] So tired that I couldn't even sleep
[Em] So many secrets I couldn't keep
[Am] Promised myself I wouldn't weep
[G] One more promise I couldn't keep

Pre-Chorus
It [F] seems no one can [G] help me now
I'm [C] in too deep, there's [Am] no way out
[F] This time I have [Em] really led my- [G] self astray  [G]  

Chorus
[C] Runaway train never going back
[Em] Wrong way on a one-way track
[Am] Seems like I should be getting somewhere
[G] Somehow I'm neither here nor there   [G]     [G!]  

[C] Can you help me remember how to smile
[Em] Make it somehow all seem worthwhile
[Am] How on earth did I get so jaded
[G] Life's mysteries seem so faded

[C] I can go where no one else can go
[Em] I know what no one else knows
[Am] Here I am just drowning in the rain
[G] With a ticket for a runaway train

Pre-Chorus
And [F] everything seems [G] cut and dry
[C] Day and night, [Am] earth and sky
[F] Somehow I [Em] just don't be- [G] lieve it   [G]  

Chorus
[C] Runaway train never going back
[Em] Wrong way on a one-way track
[Am] Seems like I should be getting somewhere
[G] Somehow I'm neither here nor there

Instrumental
| [C]   | [C]   | [Em] | [Em] |
| [Am] | [Am] | [G]   | [G]   |
| [F]   | [G]   | [C]   | [Am] |
| [F]   | [Em] | [G]   | [G]   |

[C↓] Bought a ticket for a runaway train
[Em↓] Like a madman laughing at the rain
[Am↓] Little out of touch, little insane
[G↓] It's just easier than dealing with the pain

Chorus
[C] Runaway train never going back
[Em] Wrong way on a one-way track
[Am] Seems like I should be getting somewhere
[G] Somehow I'm neither here nor there
[C] Runaway train never coming back
[Em] Runaway train tearing up the track
[Am] Runaway train burning in my veins
[G] I'd runaway but it always seems the same

Outro
| [C]   | [C]   | [Em] | [Em] |
| [Am] | [Am] | [G]   | [G]   | [C↓]


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Breakdown
Jack Johnson (2005)


4/4 | d - D - - u d u |
      1   2     & 3 &


Intro
| [C] | [Em] | [Am] | [G] |
| [C] | [Em] | [Am] | [G] |

[C] I hope this old [Em] train breaks down
[Am] Then I could take a [G] walk around
[C] See what there [Em] is to see
[Am] Time is just a [G] melody
With all the [C] people in the street walkin' [Em] fast as there feet
Can take them, [Am] I just stroll through [G] town...
And though my [C] windows got a view, well the [Em] frame I'm lookin' through
Seems to [Am] have no concern for us [G] now

Chorus
[C] I [Em] need this, [Am] old train to [G] breakdown
[C] Oh, [Em] please just, [Am] let me just [G] breakdown

Instrumental
| [C] | [Em] | [Am] | [G] |
| [C] | [Em] | [Am] | [G] |

[C] Well this engine [Em] screams out loud
[Am] Centipede goin' to [G] crawl Westbound
[C] So I don't even [Em] make a sound 'cos
[Am] It's all goin' to sting me [G] when I leave this town
And all the [C] people in the street that I'll [Em] never get to meet
If [Am] these tracks don't bend some- [G] how
And [C] I got no time that I [Em] got to get to where, [Am] I don't need to [G] be, so I

Chorus
[C] I [Em] need this, [Am] old train to [G] breakdown
[C] Oh, [Em] please just, [Am] let me just [G] breakdown
[C] I [Em] need this, [Am] old train to [G] breakdown
[C] Oh, [Em] please just, [Am] let me just [G] breakdown

{C:Bridge
| [C] ... | [G] I want to [F] break on |
| [C] down... | [G] But I [F] can't stop |
| [C] now... | [G] Let me [F] break on |
| [C] down... | [G] [F]

But you [C] can't stop nothin' if you [Em] got no control
Of the [Am] thoughts in your mind that you [G] kept and you know
You [C] don't know nothin' but you [Em] don't need know
The [Am] wisdoms in the trees not the [G] glass windows
You [C] can't stop wishin' if you [Em] don't let go
Of the [Am] things that you find and you [G] lose you know
You [C] keep on rollin', put the [Em] moment on hold
The [Am] frames too bright, so put the [G] blinds down low

Chorus
[C] I [Em] need this, [Am] old train to [G] breakdown
[C] Oh, [Em] please just, [Am] let me just [G] breakdown
[C] I [Em] need this, [Am] old train to [G] breakdown
[C] Oh, [Em] please just, [Am] let me please [G] breakdown

Outro
[C] [Em] [Am] [G] I want to break on
[C] down... [Em] [Am] [G] But I can't stop
[C] now... [Em] [Am] [G]
[C] [Em] [Am] [G] [C↓]


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Long Train Running
Doobie Brothers (Tom Johnston, 1973)


      Essential Groove of the Tune
  
      Gm7                         F
4/4 | D - - U D - - - | - - D - D U - - - |
      1   2 & 3  (4)   (1)  2   3 &  (4)
  
  N.B. Though the F is alway there in the groove,
  only Gm7 will be written into the chart most of the time.


Intro
| [Gm7]   | [Gm7]  [F] | [Gm7] | [Gm7] [F] |
| [Gm7]   | [Gm7]  [F] | [Gm7] | [Gm7] [F] |

| [Gm7] Down around the corner, |   
| [Gm7] half a mile from here   |
| [Gm7] See them long trains run,  
and you | [Gm7] watch them disappear  

Chorus
Without | [Cm7] love... | [Cm7] ...where would you be | [Gm7] now   | [Gm7]    
Without | [Eb] lo---- | [Dsus4] o--   [D] o-- | [Gm7] ove   | [Gm7] |   

You | [Gm7] know I saw miss Lucy |
| [Gm7] down along the tracks |
She | [Gm7] lost her home and her family
and she | [Gm7] won't be coming back

Chorus
Without | [Cm7] love... | [Cm7] ...where would you be | [Gm7] now   | [Gm7]    
Without | [Eb] lo---- | [Dsus4] o--   [D] o-- | [Gm7] ove   | [Gm7] |   
  
Well the | [Gm7↓] Illinois Central
And the | [Gm7↓] Southern Central Freight
Got to | [Gm7↓] keep on pushin' mama
You | [Gm7↓] know they're running late

Chorus
Without | [Cm7] love... | [Cm7] ...where would you be | [Gm7] now   | [Gm7]    
Without | [Eb] lo---- | [Dsus4] o--   [D] o-- | [Gm7] ove   | [Gm7] |   

Harmonica Solo
| [Gm7] | [Gm7] | [Gm7] | [Gm7] |   
| [Cm7] | [Cm7] | [Gm7] | [Gm7] |
| [Eb] | [Dsus4] [D] | [Gm7] | [Gm7] |   

Well the | [Gm7↓] Illinois Central
And the | [Gm7↓] Southern Central Freight
Got to | [Gm7↓] keep on pushin' mama
You | [Gm7↓] know they're running late

Chorus
Without | [Cm7] love... | [Cm7] ...where would you be | [Gm7] now   | [Gm7]    
Without | [Eb] lo---- | [Dsus4] o--   [D] o-- | [Gm7] ove   | [Gm7] |   

Well the | [Gm7↓] pistons [Gm7↓] keep on [Gm7↓] turning [Gm7↓]          
[F↑] And the | [Gm7↓] wheels go [Gm7↓] round and [Gm7↓] round   [Gm7↓][F↑]        
The | [Gm7↓] steel rails [Gm7↓] ...are [Gm7↓] cold and [Gm7↓] hard        
[F↑] For the | [Gm7↓] miles that [Gm7↓] they go [Gm7↓] down  [Gm7↓][F↑]        

Chorus
Without | [Cm7] love... | [Cm7] ...where would you be | [Gm7] now   | [Gm7]    
Without | [Eb↓] lo---- | [Dsus4↓] o--    [D↓] o--   | [Cm7↓] oooh...  Where would you be now...

Outro Groove
|   [Gm7]   |   [Gm7]  [F]   |   [Gm7]   |   [Gm7]  [F]   |
|   [Gm7]   |   [Gm7]  [F]   |   [Gm7]   |   [Gm7]  [F]   |
|   [Gm7]   |   [Gm7]  [F]   |   [Gm7]   |   [Gm7]  [F]   |
|   [Gm7]   |   [Gm7]  [F]   |   [Gm7]   |   [Gm7]  [F]   |   [Gm7↓]


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Ticket To Ride
The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1965)


Verse/Chorus 4/4 | d - D u - u - u |
                   1   2 &   &   &
Bridge       4/4 | d u D u d u D u |
                   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
          
Intro
| [G] | [G]
I | [G] think I'm gonna be | sad, I think it's to- | day, | yeah
The | [G] girl that's drivin' me | mad is going a- | [Am] way | [D] |
| [Em] She's got a ticket to | [C] ride,   |
| [Em] She's got a ticket to | [F] ri..hi..ide |   
| [Em] She's got a ticket to | [D] ride,
But she don't | [G] care | [G]

She | [G] said that living with | me, was bringin'  her | down, | yeah   |
| She would never be | free, when I was a- | [Am] round | [D] |   
| [Em] She's got a ticket to | [C] ride,   |
| [Em] She's got a ticket to | [F] ri..hi..ide,   |
| [Em] She's got a ticket to | [D] ride,
But she don't | [G] care | [G]

Bridge
I | [C] don't know why she's riding so | high,
She oughta | [C] think twice, she oughta do right by | [D] me
Be- | [C] fore she gets to saying good- | bye,
She oughta | [C] think twice, she oughta do right by | [D↓] me | [NC]

I | [G] think I'm gonna be | sad, I think it's to- | day, | yeah
The | [G] girl that's drivin' me | mad is going a- | [Am] way | [D] |
| [Em] She's got a ticket to | [C] ride,   |
| [Em] She's got a ticket to | [F] ri..hi..ide |   
| [Em] She's got a ticket to | [D] ride,
But she don't | [G] care | [G]

Bridge
I | [C] don't know why she's riding so | high,
She oughta | [C] think twice, she oughta do right by | [D] me
Be- | [C] fore she gets to saying good- | bye,
She oughta | [C] think twice, she oughta do right by | [D↓] me | [NC]

She | [G] said that living with | me, was bringin'  her | down, | yeah   |
| She would never be | free, when I was a- | [Am] round | [D] |   
| [Em] She's got a ticket to | [C] ride,   |
| [Em] She's got a ticket to | [F] ri..hi..ide,   |
| [Em] She's got a ticket to | [D] ride,
But she don't | [G] care | [G↓]
My baby don't | [G] care... |     
| [G] My baby don't | [G] care... |
| [G] My baby don't | [G] care... |
| [G] My baby don't | [G↓] care


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Last Train to Clarksville
The Monkees (Bobby Hart & Tommy Boyce, 1966)



4/4 | d - D - d - D - |
      1   2   3   4


Intro Riff 4x:
|------------------------|------------------------|
|-------3----------------|-1--------0-------------|
|------------------------|----------------2-------|
|-0----------------------|-0--------0-----0-------|
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &

Take the | [G7] last train to | Clarksville and I'll | [G7] meet you at the | station
You can | [G7] be here at 4: | 30 cause I've | made my reser- | vation
don't be | [C7] slow... | oh no no | no... | oh no no | no... | [C7↓]

Cause I'm | [G7] leaving in the | morning and I | won't see you a- | gain
We'll have | one more night to- | gether, 'til the | morning brings my | train
and I must | [C7] go... | oh no no | no... | oh no no | no... | [C7↓]
and I | [D7] don't know if I'm | ever coming | [G7] home [RIFF 2x]


Intro Riff 2x:   (Starts right on last chord G7)
|------------------------|------------------------|
|-------3----------------|-1--------0-------------|
|------------------------|----------------2-------|
|-0----------------------|-0--------0-----0-------|
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &


Take the | [G7] last train to | Clarksville. I'll be | waiting at the | station
We'll have | time for coffee | flavored kisses | and a bit of | conversation
| [C7] Oh... | oh no no | no... | oh no no | no... | [C7↓]

Take the | [G7] last train to | Clarksville. Now I | must hang up the | phone
I can't | [G7] hear you in this | noisy railroad | station all a- | lone, I'm feelin'
| [C7] low... | oh no no | no... | oh no no | no... | [C7↓]
and I | [D7] don't know if I'm | ever coming | [G7↓] home [RIFF 2x]


Intro Riff 2x:   (Starts right on last chord G7)
|------------------------|------------------------|
|-------3----------------|-1--------0-------------|
|------------------------|----------------2-------|
|-0----------------------|-0--------0-----0-------|
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &


Take the | [G7] last train to | Clarksville and I'll | [G7] meet you at the | station
You can | [G7] be here at 4: | 30 cause I've | made my reser- | vation
don't be | [C7] slow... | oh no no | no... | oh no no | no... | [C7↓]
and I | [D7] don't know if I'm | ever coming | [G7↓] home [RIFF 2x]


Intro Riff 2x:   (Starts right on last chord G7)
|------------------------|------------------------|
|-------3----------------|-1--------0-------------|
|------------------------|----------------2-------|
|-0----------------------|-0--------0-----0-------|
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &


Outro
Take the | [G7] last train to | Clarksville. | [G7] | [G7]
Take the | [G7] last train to | Clarksville. | [G7] | [G7]
Take the | [G7] last train to | Clarksville. | [G7↓]


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I've Been Working On The Railroad
Traditional


4/4 | d - D u d - D u |
      1   2 & 3   4 &


| [C] I've been working on the | [C] railroad |
| [F] All the live long | [C] day |
| [C] I've been working on the | [C] railroad
Just to | [G7] pass the time a- | way   |
| [G7] Can't you hear the whistle | [C] blowing |
| [F] Rise up so early in the | [C] morn |
| [F] Can't you hear the captain | [C] shouting |
| [C] Dinah, [G7] blow your | [C] horn |

| [C↓] Dinah, won't you blow |
| [F↓] Dinah, won't you blow |
| [G7↓] Dinah, won't you blow your | [C] hor-or-orn |
| [C↓] Dinah, won't you blow |
| [F↓] Dinah, won't you blow |
| [G7↓] Dinah, won't you blow your | [C] horn |

| [C] Someone's in the kitchen with | Dinah |
| [C] Someone's in the kitchen I | [G7] know-ow-ow-ow |
| [C] Someone's in the kitchen with | [F] Dinah |
| [G7] Strumming on the old ban- | [C] jo, and singing |

| [C] Fee, fi, | fiddly eye oh |
| [C] Fee, fi, fiddly eye | [G7] oh, oh, oh, oh |
| [C] Fee, fi, | [F] fiddly eye [F↓] ohhhh...
| [G7] Strumming on the old ban- | [C↓] jo

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