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Promised Land 4/4 The Band Chuck Berry Standard Tuning Capo 2 / G / I / left my home in / Norfolk, Virginia, / G / C Cali - / fornia on my / mind, / D I / straddled that Greyhound, and D Rode him into Raleigh, and D / G On across Caro - / line. / G / We / stopped in Charlotte, to / by pass Brockhill, / G / C We / never was a minute / late, / D / We was / ninety miles out of At - / lanta by sundown, D / G Rollin' out of Georgia / state. / G / We / had motor trouble that / turned into a struggle, / G / C Half - / way across Ala - / bam', and / D / That / hound broke down and / left us all stranded, / D / G In / downtown Birming - / ham. Break: One verse Instrumental G / Right away I bought me a / through train ticket, / G / C Right a - / cross Mississippi / clean, / D / I was / on that midnight / flyer out of Birmingham, D / G Smokin' into New Or - / leans. G / Somebody help me get / out of Louisiana, G / C Help me get to Houston / town, / D / There are / people there, who / care a bit about me, and / D / G They / won't let the po' boy / down. G / Sure as you're born they / bought me a silk suit, G / C Put luggage in my / hand, and / D / I / woke up high over / Alberquerque, / D / G On a / jet to the promised / land. Break: G / Workin' on a T-bone / steak a la carte, / G / C Flyin' / over to the Golden / State, / D / When the / pilot told us in / thirteen minutes, / D / G He would / set us at the terminal / gate. G / Swing low chariot, / come down easy, G / C Taxi to the terminal / zone, D / Cut your engines and / cool your wings, and / D / G Let me / make it to the tele - / phone. G / Los Angeles, give me / Norfolk Virginia, / G / C Tide - / water four ten o / nine, D / / Tell all the / folks back home, this is the / Promised Land callin', and / D / G The / po' boy is on the / line. Outro: One verse Instrumental