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Promised Land2-crd   Elvis Presley




Subject: Promised Land as performed by Elvis Presley.  

    Promised Land as performed by Elvis Presley.Ê  I beleive this was written by Chuck Berry but I am not sure. This is the key I play this in,Ê I am not sure  what the song was recorded in. Submitted by Joe Bull  Email is Webulls83@aol,com Ê Ê Ê PROMISED LANDÊ Ê Ê Ê ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  E
1.ÊÊÊÊ I left my home in Norfolk  Virginia,
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  ÊÊ A
ÊÊÊÊÊÊ ÊCalifornia on my  mind.
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  B7
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ I straddled that Greyhound and  road him into  Raleigh
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  ÊE
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ and on across to  Caroline. Ê ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ It had  motor trouble, and it turned into a  struggle
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  ÊÊ A
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ half way across  Alabam'.
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  ÊÊ B7
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ The 'Hound broke  down and it left us all  stranded
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  ÊÊ E
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ in down-town  Birmingham. Ê ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  E
2.ÊÊÊÊ Right a way I bought me a through train  ticket,
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  Ê A
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ right across the pacific;  clean.
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  Ê B7
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ I was on that midnight  flyer out of  Birmingham
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  ÊÊÊ EÊÊÊÊ  
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ smokin' into New  Orleans. Ê ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Somebody  help me get out of  Louisiana,
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  Ê A
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ just help me get to  Houston  town.
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  ÊB7
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ There people there who  care a little 'bout  me
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  E
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ and they won't let the poor boy  down. Ê ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  E
3.ÊÊÊÊ Sure as you were born,Ê they bought me a  silk  suit,
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  A
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ they put luggage in my  hand.
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  B7
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ I woke up high over  Al-buquer-que
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  ÊÊÊÊ E 
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ on a  jet to the promised  land.
Ê
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Workin' on a "T"  bone steak  al-a-cartie,
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  ÊÊÊÊ A
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Flyin'  over to the Golden  state.
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  B7
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ The pilot told us in thirteen  minutes
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  Ê E
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ he would sit us at the  terminal gate. Ê ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  E
4.ÊÊÊÊ Swing low chariot, come down  easy,
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  A
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ taxi to the terminal  zone.
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  Ê B7
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Cut your engines and  cool your wings  
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  ÊE
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ and let me make it to the  telephone. Ê ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Los  Angeles give me Norfolk  Virginia,
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  Ê A
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ nine - one - four - ten -  oh - nine.
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  B7
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Tell the folks back home this  is the promised land  calling
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊE
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ  and the poor boy's on the line.



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