Mudcat Café message #918927 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48789   Message #918927
Posted By: Genie
26-Mar-03 - 02:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home
Subject: Chords Add: The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home
Just in case you want to play it "correctly," here are the chords (in G):

The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home            (words & music by Greg Brown ©)

 [G]                    [G7]       [C]                   [G]
Come along, my dear, the time is growin' near.
                      [Em]           (G)          [E7]             [D] -->  [D7]
We'll have to walk down where the field is overgrown.
       [G]                              [G7]           [C]                        [G]
Consumption's claimed his life and we dare not miss the sight
          [Em] (G)         [D]      [D7]        [G]
Of the train carrying Jimmie Rodgers home.

               [G]                  [G7]           [C]         [G]
Well, we had some hard times these last few years,
            [Em] (G)       [E7]                  [D]--> [D7]
Lost the farm, almost lost our spirits, too.
               [G]                     [G7]                  [C]                  [G]
Yeah, but it's the strangest thing; when we heard that man sing,
             [Em]  (G)  [D]          [D7]        [G] --> [G7]
Oh, we knew somehow we'd make it through.

Bridge:
        [C]                    (Am7)             [G]                    [Em]
I can hear that whistle blow; that old train's a-movin' slow.
                        [G]                 [A]       [A7]          [D]-- [D7]
Sounds like it's cryin' for that singin' brakeman, too.
                   [G]                     [G7]              [C]    (Am7)     [G]
Back to the sunny south he'll go, and he'll never roam no more,
                 [Em]      (G)         [D]          [D7]         [G]
Here's the train, oh hold me close, oh, sweetheart, do.

           [G]               [G7]       [C]                    [G]
Come here, my little son, and let me hold you up.
                      [Em]       (G) [E7]                       [D] --> [D7]
Want you to remember this day when you are grown,
                 [G]                   [G7]               [C]              [G]
How your mama and your dad were so proud and so sad
                    [Em] (G)         [D]       [D7]       [G]
Watchin' the train carrying Jimmie Rodgers home.

 Repeat bridge, then:

                       [Em] (G)         [D]      [D7]        [G]
There goes the train carrying Jimmie Rodgers home.
           [G]      [D]       [C]->[G]
Oh-de-lay-ee, Ay-dee, hoo.

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These chords really are better for most jams than the ones I posted above, since some folks don't cotton to barre chords.
Genie