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Nanci Griffith - Southbound Train (Chord)
Album: Flyer (1994)
Submitter: robinbugbee (1) on 7/10/09 1 comment
Month Views: 55 | Total Views: 3,819
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(Moderator's Note: This is a transposed version. The original is in F Major.
For those who can't transpose in their heads,
this means that, to play along with the recording, 
the tab chords will change thusly (Tab:Recording):

G:F, C:Bb, D:C, Em:Dm, Am:Bm

You can also use a capo at the 10th fret
and play the tab chords if you want to remain in the original key.

Any other discrepancies are the sole domain of the tab's author. Enjoy!  -JB)



C           D       G       Em
I'm sitting on a southbound train
  C     D       G
Staring at the sky
C          D        G     Em
I'm thinking of my childhood
   C                  D
And I'm trying not to cry;
        C           D           G
While a stranger sleeps against me,
     C            D          G
And it feels like she's my wife.
 C               D         G   Em
The towns and cities flutter past 
C            D         G
Like the pages of my life.

  
C          D         G            Em
My heart is on the baggage rack,  	  
C        D         G
It's heavy as can be.
C          D        G          Em
I wish that I could find someone
  C                D
Who would carry it for me;
    C         D         G   Em
Just to pay it some attention
   C          D        G   Em
And to handle it with care
  C           D           G
Because it has been dropped and
Em C          D         G
Is in need of some repair.


C       D     G  Em
Some things I know, 
C       D     G  Em
Some things I guess,
C        D    G       Em      C         D
Some things I wish I could learn to express,
       C      D     G     Em     C      D       G  Em
Like the way that I feel as I stare at the sky,
       C     D            G      Em          C     D      G
And I remember your voice and the sound of your goodbye.


C       D           G       Em
Maybe it's the autumn chill,
C       D         G
Maybe it's the rain,
C      D           G           Em
Maybe I could wake the stranger
C                     D         
And ask her for her  name.
  C               D            G  Em
But my eyes, they would betray me,
C                   D      G  
And my words could not defend.
 C             D           G       Em
No I must learn to wait my turn
      C       D      G
Before I love again


C       D     G  Em
Some things I know, 
C       D     G  Em
Some things I guess,
C        D    G       Em      C         D
Some things I wish I could learn to express,
       C      D     G     Em     C      D       G  Em
Like the way that I feel as I stare at the sky,
       C     D            G      Em          C     D      G
And I remember your voice and the sound of your goodbye. 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
I put this piece on in the key I can sing it in. You seem to think that a song placed here that is not in the originally recorded key is some how not authentic? Really? Don;t performers regularly transpose songs into keys they can sing in?
-robinbugbee | 10/8/2013
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