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My Traveling Star  James Taylor

Intro:
[B] [G#m7] [C#m7] [E/F#] [B] [G#m]  
[E] [C#m7] [E/F#]  
Lyrics:
[B]Watch my back and light my way[G#m7]
M[C#m7]y traveling star,[E/F#] my traveling star
[B]Watch over all of those born St. Christopher's [G#m7]Day
[C#m7]Old road dog, youn[E/F#]g runawa[Gdim]y
[G#m7]They hunger for home but they [F#m7]cannot stay[A/B]
[E]They wait by the d[A7]oor
They stand and they stare[G#m7]
They're already out of t[Fdim]here[E/F#]
They're already out of there
[B]My daddy used to ride the rails[G#m7]
S[C#m7]o they say,[E/F#] so they say
[B]Soft as smoke and as tough [G#m7]as nails
[C#m7]Boxcar Jones, old [E/F#]walking [Gdim]man
[G#m7]Coming back hom[Fm7b5]e was like goi[F#m7]ng to jail[A/B]
T[E]he sheets and the [A7]blankets and babies an[G#m7]d all
No he never did com[Fdim]e back hom[E/F#]e
Never that[Gdim] I recall
[G#m7]Nevermi[C#/D#]nd the w[G#m7]ind
Neverm[C#/D#]ind the rai[Emaj7]n
Neverm[F#]ind the r[B]oad
leadi[A#m7]ng home again
[G#m7]Never as[Fm7b5]king why[F#m7]
Never k[B7]nowing when
E[E]very n[D#m7]ow and th[C#m7]en
There he goe[E/F#]s again
Interlude: B G#m7 C#m7 E/F#
[B] [G#m] [E] [D#m7] [C#m7] [E/F#]  
[B]She had a cat and a dog named Bl[G#m7]ue
[C#m7]My traveling star[E/F#], my traveling star
A[B] big old stove and a fireplace[G#m7], too
[C#m7]Old road dog, youn[E/F#]g runawa[Gdim]y
[G#m7]She told me she loved me like it[F#m7] was true[A/B]
[E]I knew I should st[A7]ay
I knew I would [G#m7]go
Run run r[Fdim]un away[E/F#]
Run run run[Gdim] away, boy
[G#m7]Run bef[C#/D#]ore the [G#m7]wind
Run be[C#/D#]fore the ra[Emaj7]in
Over y[F#]onder hill
[B]Just aro[A#m7]und the bend
[G#m7]Never kn[Fm7b5]owing why[F#m7]
Never k[B7]nowing when
[E]Every [D#m7]now and t[C#m7]hen
There you[E/F#] go again
[B]Tie me up and h[G#m7]old me down
[C#m7]Oh, my[E/F#] traveling star
B[B]ury my feet down in the gr[G#m7]ound
[C#m7]Oh, o[E/F#]ld ro[Gdim]ad dog
[G#m7]Claim my na[Fm7b5]me from the lo[F#m7]st and foun[A/B]d
[E]And let me be[A7]lieve this is where I belong[G#m7]
Shame on [Fdim]me for su[E/F#]re
For one more highway song
[B] [G#m7]  
[C#m7]My traveling st[E/F#]ar, My traveling star
[B] [G#m]  
[E] [B/D#] [C#m7] [E/F#] [B]  
I'm pretty positive these chords are correct. I left out a few walked bass lines that
were not necessary. But I hope you enjoy this excellent song. :)
-Michael

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A#m7 A/B A7 B B7 C#m7 D#m7 E E/F# Emaj7 F# F#m7 Fdim Fm7b5 G#m G#m7 Gdim
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