Gordon Lightfoot - Steel Rail Blues Chords & Tabs

 

Steel Rail Blues Chords & Tabs

Gordon Lightfoot Chords & Tabs

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Steel Rail Blues Tab

   
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			     STEEL RAIL BLUES - Gordon Lightfoot
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Tabbed by: sawyerj6
Email: azreal9110@sbcglobal.net

Tuning: Standard

Capo: 1st Fret

Chords Used:

   C |C7 |Am |Em |G7 | F |  
e:-0-|-0-|-0-|-0-|-1-|-1-|  
B:-1-|-1-|-1-|-0-|-0-|-1-|  
G:-0-|-3-|-2-|-1-|-0-|-2-|  
D:-2-|-2-|-2-|-2-|-0-|-3-|  
A:-3-|-3-|-0-|-2-|-2-|-x-| 
E:-x-|-x-|-x-|-0-|-3-|-x-|


Intro (not relative to capo)

e|---9~~~~-----------------------------|
B|--------9-11-9-11----7-6-------------|
G|-------------------------8-6---------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|


C
Well I got my mail late last night
                         C7                F
A letter from a girl who found the time to write
                                     C
To her lonesome boy somewhere in the night
    F
She sent me a railroad ticket too
                         C
To take me to her loving arms
                  Am                  G7                C
And the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love

Em   Am   G7

C
Well I been out here many long days
                             C7              F
I haven't found a place that I could call my own
                                 C
Not a two bit bed to lay my body on
  F
I been stood up I been shook down
                        C
I been dragged into the sand
                  Am                  G7                C
And the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love

Em   Am   G7

F   Em  Am  C
Ooh ooh ooh yi he he
F   Em  Am  G7  C
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

(Play Intro Again)
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/g/gordon_lightfoot/steel_rail_blues_tab.html ]
C
Well I been up tight most every night
                  C7                  F
Walking along the streets of this old town
                                        C
Not a friend around to tell my troubles to
   F
My good old car she done broke down
                           C
'Cause I drove it into the ground
                  Am                  G7                C
And the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love

Em   Am   G7

C
Well look over yonder across the plain
                       C7                 F
The big drive wheels a-pounding along the ground
                                        C
Gonna get on board and I'll be homeward bound
    F
Now I ain't had a home cooked meal
                    C
And Lord I need one now
                  Am                  G7                C
And the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love

Em   Am   G7

F   Em  Am  C
Ooh ooh ooh yi he he
F   Em  Am  G7  C
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

(Play Intro Again)

C
Now here I am with my head in my hand
                          C7                  F
Standing on the broad highway will you give a ride
                                            C
To a lonesome boy who missed the train last night
  F
I went in town for one last round
                        C
And I gambled my ticket away
                  Am                  G7                C
And the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love

Em   Am   G7

F   Em  Am  C
Ooh ooh ooh yi he he
F   Em  Am  G7  C
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

F   Em  Am  C
Ooh ooh ooh yi he he
F   Em  Am  G7  C
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

(Play Intro Again)

    Am    C
oh, Yi he he

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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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