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Riding to New York  Passenger

Well, I met him in Minne[Am7]sota. He was dark[C] and overcas[G]t,[F]
with [Am7]long grey hair and e[C]yes that stared
[G]through me like I was glass.
[F]I asked, "Where are you [Am7]going to?"
He [G]said, "I'm the wind, I'm just [F]blowin' through".
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Then he lit up a cigarette and began to talk:
"See the [Am7]doctors told me that my[C] body won't hold me,
my [G]lungs are turning black[F].
Been [Am7]Lucky Strike's fool since I[C] was at school,
now there a[G]in't no turning back.
They [F]can't tell me how [Am7]long I've got, [G]maybe months, but maybe no[F]t.
So I'm [Am7]taking this bike and [C]riding to New York[G].
'Cause I [Dm]wanna see my grand[Am7]-daughter one last ti[G]me
Want to [Dm]hold her close and [Am7]feel her tiny
[C]Heartbeat next to min[G]e
Wanna [Dm]see my son and the ma[Am7]n he's become
[C]Tell him I'm sorry for the t[G]hings I've done
And I'd [F]do it if I had to wa[Am7]lk[G]
Oh, I'm [F]taking this bike and [G]riding to New York[Am7]
Through the [Am7]forests of Wisc[C]onsin, that [G]I knew as a bo[F]y
Past the sk[Am7]yline of Chic[C]ago, 'round the l[G]akes of Illinois
[F]I lay my head in a [Am7]motel bed
When my b[G]ack get sore and my eyes[F] turn red
And [Am7]listen to the truck[C]s roll past my [G]door
Through the f[Am7]ields of Ohi[C]o as the s[G]unshine paints them g[Am7]old
I'll [Am7]run just like a [C]river runs, [G]rapid, quick and cold
[F]Fly through Pennsylv[Am7]ania and the J[G]ersey turn-pike [F]tolls
[Am7]I won't stop 'til [C]I get to New Y[G]ork
'Cause I [Dm]wanna see my gr[Am7]and-son one last [G]time
Wanna [Dm]see his eyes sp[Am7]arkling and s[C]tare back into [G]mine
Now my [Dm]time is short, I wanna s[Am7]ee my daughter
[C]Tell her I'm sorry for the thin[G]gs I taught her
And I'd [F]do it if I had to wa[Am7]lk[G]
Oh, I'm [F]taking this bike and I'm [G]riding to New Yor[Am7]k
And I'd [Dm]go up to the c[Am7]hurchyard one last [G]time
Lay [Dm]flowers down for the wo[Am7]man who gave me
The [C]best years of my li[G]fe
And I'd [F]do it if I had to w[Am7]alk[G]
Yeah, I'd [F]do it if I had to w[Am7]alk[G]
I'm [F]taking this bike and [G]riding to New York[Am7]

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