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Going To My Hometown Chords

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Artist: Rory Gallagher
Song: "Going to My Hometown"
Album: "Rory Gallagher Konserthuset Stockholm" (1979)
Source: FM Broadcast 27th October, 1979.
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/rikigo/blog/55389/

Official Site URL's:
http://www.rorygallagher.com/
Wiki URL's:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Gallagher
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYYbK2sDaJ4


Version: 1.0
Played by on the Mandolin by Rory Gallagher, but transcribed for the Guitar.
To be played on the first four strings (i.e. 1 to 4), only.


AUTHOR:
Tab annotated by rikigo (grosserr@gmail.com)

TUNING:
Standard Tuning
Capo on 5th Fret

BACKGROUND:
"...'Goin' to my Hometown' was a firm live staple for Rory Gallagher, his tribute to the
of Skiffle. It is perhaps fitting the only studio version known recorded with Lonnie
and a rip roaring version it is, too. Lonnie Donegan sings the backup refrain with 
of gusto. As Rory had now given up his no singles policy, it's a shame this was not
at the time of its recording. Its footstompin' rhythm would surely have gained Rory some 
gain in the fickle Top 20. The song's close out (is) with a very satisfying reflective 
..."
http://www.amazon.ca/Wheels-Within-Rory-Gallagher/dp/B00008BXK4

TEMPO: Allegro (Fast & Bright)

CHORDS:
D7*     ========== XXX212
G7*     ========== XXX545
F7*     ========== XXX767
Gmaj*   ========== XX0003 (0 = Barre at 12th fret)
D       ========== XX0212
Gmaj    ========== XX0003
A7      ========== XX2020
D5      ========== XX023X
G5      ========== XX0033
A       ========== XX2220
A5      ========== XX22X0


Intro:
NC
Mama's in the kitchen baking up a pie.
NC
Daddy's in the backyard,"Get a job, son,
NC                                         D7*  G7*  F7* D7* F7* D7* Gmaj*
You know you ought to try".
NC					   D7*  G7*  F7* D7* F7* D7* Gmaj*
I packed up my bag, I headed down the road,
NC                                	   D   Gmaj  A7  D Gmaj  A7  D
I got me a job from Henry Ford.
NC
But I made a mistake, I moved much too far
NC					   D   Gmaj  A7  D Gmaj  A7  D
And now I know what the lonesome blues are . . .
NC          D                     Gmaj    D
I`m getting lonesome, I'm getting blue,
NC          D                     Gmaj    D
I need someone to talk to.
NC          D                     Gmaj    D
I`m getting lonesome, I'm getting blue,
NC
Now, let me tell you... Now, let me tell you...
NC
Now, let me tell you... Now, let me tell you...
NC	                                  D D5 D
Now, let me tell you where I'm going to...


D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
Ah... oh! Yeah... oh!


Verse 1:
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
Yes, I'm going to my home town,
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
Sorry babe I can't take you.
G G5 G  G G5 G  G G5 G  G G5 G
Yes, I'm going to my home town,
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
Sorry honey, but I can't take you.
A A5 A  A A5  A       D 	     D5      D    D5   D    D D5 D
Only got one ticket, Good Lord ...I just can't afford two.


D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
Take me home...


Verse 2:
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
Yeah, the day I left,
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
You know I had shoes upon my feet.
G G5 G  G G5 G
The day I left,
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
I had shoes upon my feet.
A A5 A  A A5  A
Get home again honey,
D    D5   D     D   D5    D
Don't even 'got enough to eat.


[Lead Solo 1]
Lay it on my honey!...
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
G G5 G  G G5 G
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
A A5 A  A A5  A
D   D5   D    D  D5    D

[Bass Solo]
OK... do another one...
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
G G5 G  G G5 G
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
A A5 A  A A5  A
D   D5   D    D  D5   D


Verse 3:
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
Going to my home town,
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
I'm leaving on the midnight train,
G G5 G  G G5 G
Going to my home town,
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
I'm leaving on the midnight train,
A A5 A  A A5  A
Got to keep on rolling honey,
D   D5   D     D  D5  D
Won't be back again.


Verse 4:
D D5 D  D D5 D                 D D5 D  D D5 D
Yes I'm going to my home town, going to my home town,
D D5 D  D D5 D                 D D5 D  D D5 D
going to my home town, going to my home town,
G G5 G  G G5 G   G G5 G  G G5 G
Do you wanna go, Do you wanna go,
A A5 A  A A5  A  A A5 A  A A5  A
Do you wanna go, Do you wanna go.
D   D5   D     D  D5   D
Does your mother, know?  Alright, ...alright!


Verse 5:
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
Going to my home town,
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
I'm leaving right away,
G G5 G  G G5 G
Going to my home town, ...darling.
D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D  D D5 D
'Leaving right away,
A A5 A  A A5  A
Got to keep on trucking honey,
D   D5   D     D  D5  D
Your plan won't make me stay.

D   D5   D     D  D5  D
Bye-bye little girl,  Bye-bye!
D   D5   D     D  D5  D
...   ...  ...   ...
D   D5   D     D  D5  D
Ah, ah... oh-oh-oh-oh-ah!

(End)

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NOTES:
* = Octave Chords (12th fret = Nut).
1. Do warm-up your fingers and the strings before trying these chords, as the positions
the tempo, are very demanding.
2. My next step, ...is to get a mandolin to learn and try this tune upon.  I'm sure that
will result in a different interpretation.
3. When I'm duly inspired I'll follow-up with the 'finger picking' notation.
4. As there is a dearth of information about this tune, I'd appreciate your comments and
corrections.
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Irishman94 wrote on December 8 2009, 04:46 pm

Good Lord is a G id think instead of a D, Also in your chords key at the start your D is actually a D7. Small corrections, overall 5 star, f**kin great tab!

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