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Breakdown  Jack Johnson

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Artist: Jack Johnson
Song: Breakdown

This is played on a ukulele but I've tried my best to convert it.


E---------8-------------------7-------------5-5--------------7-------------|
B-------8-----------------8-8---8---------5-----5--------8-8---8-----------|
G-----9----- 9----------9---------9-----5---------5----7---------7---------|
D--10----------10----------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chords (fingered for ukulele)
C:(0003)
Em:(4432)
Am:(2000)
G:(0232)
F: (2010)


Play | C Em Am G | throughout the whole song, apart from the | C G F | part after the second chorus.


[C]I hope this old t[Em]rain breaks down
[Am]Then I could take a [G]walk around
[C]And, see what there i[Em]s to see
[Am]And time is just a m[G]elody
[C]All the people in the street
[Em]Walk as fast as their feet
[Am]I just roam through to[G]wn
[C]And though my windows got a view
[Em]The frame im looking through
[Am]Seems to have no concern for me [G]now
So for now

(Chorus)
[C]I, need[Em] this
[Am]Old train to [G]breakdown
[C]Oh, p[Em]lease just
[Am]Let me please b[G]reakdown


[C]This engine s[Em]creams out loud
[Am]Sayin the beat g[G]onna crawl westbound
[C]So I dont even m[Em]ake a sound
[Am]Cause its gunna sting me when I l[G]eave this town
[C]All the people in the street
[Em]That i'll never get to meet
If [Am]these dont bend s[G]omehow
[C]And I got no time
[Em]                                    
That I got to get to
[Am]Where I dont need to [G]be

So I

[C]I, [Em]need this here
[Am]Old train to [G]breakdown
[C]Oh, p[Em]lease just
[Am]Let me please b[G]reakdown
[C]I, n[Em]eed this here
[Am]Old train to b[G]reakdown
[C]Oh, p[Em]lease just
[Am]Let me please br[G]eakdown

[C] [G]I wanna [F]break on d[C]own
[G]But I [F]cant stop [C]now
[G]Let me [F]break on [C]down [G] [F]
[C]But you cant stop nothing
[Em]If you got no control
[Am]Of the thoughts in your mind
[G]That you kept in, you know
[C]You dont know nothing
[Em]But you dont need to know
[Am]The wisdoms in the trees
[G]Not the glass windows
[C]You cant stop wishing
[Em]If you dont let go
[Am]But things that you find
[G]And you lose, and you know
[C]You keep on rolling
[Em]Put the moment on hold
[Am]The frames too bright
[G]So put the blinds down low
[C]I, n[Em]eed this here
[Am]Old train to [G]breakdown
[C]Oh, p[Em]lease just
[Am]Let me please b[G]reakdown
[C]I, n[Em]eed this here
[Am]Old train to br[G]eakdown
[C]Oh, p[Em]lease just
[Am]                [G]                    
Let me please breakdown
[C]I wanna break on d[Em]own
[Am]But I cant stop[G] now

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SoulSurfer (report)

1. In the second verse the lyric should be:

"Centipede gonna crawl westbound"

2. The first chorus should show the Em over the "need" as do the other choruses