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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 16:49:52 -0100
From: jgroce@mail.utexas.edu (Jason Groce)
Subject: YOUNGSTOWN by Bruce Springsteen

  By Bruce Springsteen
  From The Ghost of Tom Joad Album

  This song is pretty simple.  The picking pattern at the beginning
  is a simple bass-chord strum that you should be able to hear easily.

Dm           C            Cadd9        F

Here in northeast Ohio, back in 1803
Cadd9                                                     Dm
James and Dan Heaton found the ore that was lining Yellow Creek.
They built a blast furnace here along the shore,
Cadd9                                                       Dm
And they made the cannonballs that helped the Union win the war.

Here in Youngstown
Here in Youngstown
         F                 C
My sweet Jenny I'm sinkin' down
Here darlin' in Youngstown

Well my daddy worked the furnaces, kept 'em hotter than hell
I come home from 'Nam, worked my way to scarfer,
A job that'd suit the devil as well.
Taconite coke and limestone fed my children and made my pay
Them smokestacks reachin' like the arms of God
Into a beautiful sky of soot and clay

Here in Youngstown
Here in Youngstown
My sweet Jenny I'm sinkin' down
Here darlin' in Youngstown

         F                  C
Well, my daddy come on the Ohio works
When he come home from World War Two.
Now the yard's just scrap and rubble
He said "Them big boys did what Hitler couldn't do."
      F                    C
These mills they built the tanks and bombs
That won this country's wars.
We sent our sons to Korea and Vietnam.
Now we're wondering what they were dying for.

Here in Youngstown
Here in Youngstown
My sweet Jenny I'm sinkin' down
Here darlin' in Youngstown

>From the Monongahela Valley to the Mesabi iron range
To the coal mines of Appalachia, the story's always the same.
Seven hundred tons of metal a day,
Now, sir, you tell me the world's changed.
Once I made you rich enough, rich enough to forget my name.

And Youngstown
And Youngstown
My sweet Jenny I'm sinkin' down
Here darlin' in Youngstown

       F                           C
When I die I don't want no part of heaven
I would not do heaven's work well
I pray the devil comes and takes me to stand
In the fiery furnaces of hell.

|                                         |                             |
| "Immature artists imitate.              | Jason Groce                 |
|  Mature artists steal."                 |    MFA in Playwriting       |
|                                         |    UT Austin                |
|              -- T.S. Eliot              |                             |
|                                         |  jgroce@mail.utexas.edu     |
|                                         |                             |
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guitar hero JRB wrote on February 13 2008, 07:36 pm

i think its acurate enough to suit my needs

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ashylarry wrote on April 28 2008, 08:48 pm

it dont get that quote but tab is good

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trapolino wrote on February 17 2010, 04:09 pm

Excellent tab, I don't understand the first comment...

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