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riding on a railroad   James Taylor









Riding on a Railroad
(James Taylor) (c) 1970 Blackwood Music
From "Mud Slide Slim"

G(no 3rd) /F#
       Em7         A7sus4 A7sus2 A7 
We are riding on a railroad, 
F        C             G
singing someone else's song
   /F#  Em7             A7sus4 A7   F      C             G
Forever standing by the cross road. Take a side and step along.
/F#    Em7               A7sus4       A7   F             C             G
We are sailing away on a river to the sea. Maybe you and me can meet 
again.
/F#    Em7         A7       F            C          G     D/F#        Em7 
A
We are riding on a railroad, singing someone else's song. Sing along.

D       D/C                G         G/F#          Em7
Time to time I tire of the life that I've been lead-ing
  A      D    Csus2  G
Town to town, day by day
          Em7                                Bm
There's a man up here who claims to have his hands upon the reins.
          C                 G   G/F#     Em7       A   D      C Bm A G 
G/F#
There are chains upon his hands and he's riding upon a train.

       Em7         A7sus4 A7sus2 A7 
We are riding on a railroad, 
F        C             G
singing someone else's song
   /F#  Em7             A7sus4 A7   F      C             G
Forever standing by the cross road. Take a side and step along.
/F#    Em7               A7sus4       A7   F             C             G
We are sailing away on a river to the sea. Maybe you and me can meet 
again.
/F#    Em7         A7       F            C          G     /F#
We are riding on a railroad, singing someone else's song.
[instrumental using verse chords and fade].

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G(no 3rd): 3x0033
G/F#     : 2x0033
A7sus4   : x02040
A7sus2   : x02000
A7       : x02020
D/F#     : 200232
Csus2    : x3x03x











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