U.S. Steel Tom Russell
U.S. Steel Tom Russell Again, a Tom Russell classic I'm doing off the top of my head. What really drives this tune is the simple electric guitar lick that recurrs through the song. It's got a real eerie feel to it, you can almost feel like you've been laid off your job. Capo on the 2nd fret and play in G. If you're playing the electric lick, do not capo and play in A. Have fun! - Ken [(G)] [(Em)] (G)Homestead, Pennsylvania. The (D)home of U.S. (G)Steel The men down at the Homestead works, are (D)sharing one last (G)meal (C)saurkraut and keel(G)basa, (C)a dozen beers or (G)more (C)a hundred years of (Bm)pouring slab, they're (Am)closin' down the (D)door This mill won't run no (G)more.(Em) There's (G)silence in the valley, and (D)silence in the (G)streets Silence every night here, under(D)neath these cold white (G)sheets Where my (C)wife looks out the (G)window, with a (C)long and lonely (G)stare She says "You (C)kill yourself for (Bm)30 years, and (am)no one seems to (D)care" (chorus) You made their (C)railroad rails and (G)bridges You (C)ran the driving (G)wheel The (C)towers of their (G)Empire State Are (D)lined with Homestead (G)steel The (C)Manongaheela (G)valley, no (C)longer hears the (G)roar There's (C)cottonwood and (Bm)sumack weed, (Am)inside the slab mill (D)door This mill won't run no (G)more (Em) (same as second verse and chorus) So me, I'll sit in Hess' pub, and drink my life away God bless the second mortgage, and the unemployment pay And my ex-boss Mr. Goodwin, he keeps shaking my one good hand He say's "Son, it's men like you and me, who built the promised land, We make their railroad rails and bridges. We ran their driving wheel, and the towers of their Empire state, are lined with Homestead steel." The Manongaheela valley, no longer hears the roar. There's cottonwood, and sumack weed, inside the slab mill door. This mill won't run no more. VIEW FONT SCROLL PRINT SEARCH x Normal Lyrics Chords Tabs ChordPro x Small Medium Large x Pause Start 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 x Text color: Chord color: Chord grids:Images No Images Font size:XS S M L XL Page size:A4 Letter Save settings Print Preview variations - click chord images
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