Southbound Jericho Park

Roy Orbison

 AGDA
 There was a man whose memories were made up of nothing.
 GDA
He pushed the elevator button, and go home to nothing.
 GDmaj7C
 Yes his business had prospered but women get lonely sometimes,
Now she has the house
 GDmaj7C
 His son in college had dropped out to expand his mind.
 Em
And Sarah, his daughter had not spoken to him.
 ADGA
 Maybe he'd raised her the wrong way. He wondered.
 GCF
 He checked his mailbox, with fingers a-tremblin' no mail, from anyone.
 Em
”I'm home“ he said softly, as he opened the door
 ADGA
And gazed at his empty apartment, aching, thinking.

 D#BbFD#BbF
 Southbound Jericho parkway is what you call a one-way street.
 D#BbFD#BbF
 Southbound Jericho parkway is what you call a one-way street.
 D#BbBb7
At 7.20, Monday after New Year, Mr Henry Johnson leaned against the pedal
 D#EF
Aimed his Lincoln steady and drove himself into wall.

 G
 How could a thing such as this ever happen.
All the community said it was shame.
 B
He was a good man, he was a clean man yeah,
That's what he was a good and clean man
 D#C
And his landlady said he was an exemplary tenant.
 CmG
They're always nice and quiet when they're all alone at his age.

 C7
 The young man sat, on a small woven mat.
 BbFC7
While the silken smoke it circled over head.
The cigarettes were there to prove he didn't care
 BbFC7
Bout the contents of the telegram he'd just read.
 BbFC7
 Father, father, father.
 BbFC7
You always seemed to be so out of reach.
 BbFC7
And the psychedelic sign read: peace.

Apartment in New York, a girl closes the door,
And leans against it with her head bowed low.
Thoughts raced through her mind of when she was a child.
Raised warmly by a man she didn't know.
Father, father, father.
She wished she had phoned him yesterday
There were so many things she had to say

 CmBbmaj7
 Henry, the check is in my hands
 G#Cm
 Brought by the insurance man to cover all my plans
 Bbmaj7
We'll have flowers, your broker will be there
 G#Cm
And Sarah, if she cares, and our boy with all his hair
 G#G#mD#Bb
And the sun rose, and the sunset as it always has,
 CmG#
And people yet unknown, were busy being born,
 BbCm
 And time when past.

by: José Duarte
jtduarte1@gmail.com


A B Bb Bb7 Bbmaj7 C C7 Cm D D# Dmaj7 E Em F G G# G#m
variations - click chord images
Transpose chords:
Tuning:
Cool service:
View: Size:
A  A  A
Rating:
Layout:
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
Accuracy:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
click stars to rate
Chordie recommends:
Learn to play this song & others via video guitar lessons at JamPlay.com
Songbook:
Login to add this song to your songbook
Support the artist
Preview/buy this song
MSN Music
Why this non-profit ad?

 
login to add comments/video/corrections