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Texas - 1947  Guy Clark



 

 

[Em]Now bein' six years old
I'd [G]seen some trains before,
so it's [A]hard to figure out
what I'm [B]at the depot [Em]for.
[Em]Trains are big and black and smokin' steam,
[G]screamin' at the wheels,
[A]bigger than anything there is,
at least [B]that's the way she [Em]feels
Trains are [B]big and black and smokin',
louder than July four,
but [A]everybody's actin' like
this [B]might be somethin' [Em]more...
[Em]...than just pickin' up the mail
or the [G]soldiers from the war,
this is [A]somethin' that even old man Wileman (?)
[B]never seen bef[Em]ore.
BRIDGE:
And it's [F#m]late afternoon
on a hot Texas day,
somethin' strange is [A]goin' on
and we's [B]all in the [Em]way.
[Em]Well there's fifty or sixty people
they're ju[G]st sittin' on their cars,
and the [A]old men left their dominoes
and they [B]come down from the [Em]bars.
[Em]Everybody's checkin',
old Jack [G]Kittrel(?) checked his watch,
and us [A]kids put our ears
to the [B]rails to hear 'em [Em]pop.
So [B]we already knowed
when they finally said 'train time'
you'd a-[A]thought that Jesus Christ himself
was [B]rollin' down the [Em]line.
[Em]Cuz things got real quiet,
[G]Momma jerked me back,
[A]not before I'd got the chance
to lay a [B]nickel on the [Em]track.
CHORUS:
[E]Look out here she comes, she's comin',
[A]Look out there she goes, she's gone,
[B]screamin' straight through Texas
like a [A]mad dog cy[E]clone.
[B]Big, red, and silver,
she don't make no smoke,
she's a [A]fast-rollin' streamline
[B]come to show the [E]folks.
[E]Look out here she comes, she's comin'
[A]Look out there she goes, she's gone,
[B]screamin' straight through Texas
like a [A]mad dog cy[E]clone.
[Em]...Lord, she never even stopped.
[Em]She left fifty or sixty people
still [G]sittin' on their cars,
and they're [A]wonderin' what it's comin' to
and [B]how it got this [Em]far.
[Em]Oh but me I got a nickel smashed
[G]flatter than a dime
by a [A]mad dog, runaway
red-[B]silver streaml[Em]ine...train
CHORUS:
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CHORDS ONLY, BY VERSE:
V1:
[Em] [G] [A] [B] [Em]  
V2:
[Em] [G] [A] [B] [Em]  
V3:
[B] [A] [B] [Em]  
V4:
[Em] [G] [A] [B] [Em]  
Bridge:
[F#m] [A] [B] [Em]  
V5:
[Em] [G] [A] [B] [Em]  
V6:
[Em] [G] [A] [B] [Em]  
V7:
[B] [A] [B] [Em]  
V8:
[Em] [G] [A] [B] [Em]  
CHORUS:
[E] [A] [B] [A] [E]  
[B] [A] [B] [E]  
[E] [A] [B] [A] [E]  
[Em]  
V9:
[Em] [G] [A] [B] [Em]  
V10:
[Em] [G] [A] [B] [Em]  
CHORUS:
[E] [A] [B] [A] [E]  
[B] [A] [B] [E]  
[E] [A] [B] [A] [E] 

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