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Monkey And The Engineer chords

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A simple tune played in the Key of B (but using the chords for the key of G)
Capo 4.

[Verse 1]

G                             C      G
Once upon a time there was an engineer, 
G                           A7      D7
who drove a locomotive both far and near, 
G                                 C
Accompanied by a monkey who would sit on a stool,
G               A7         D7           G
watching everything the engineer would pull.

G                             C       G
One day the engineer wanted a bite to eat,
G                                  A7       D7
He left the monkey sitting in the driver's seat,
G                                       C
The monkey pulled the throttle the locomotive jumped the gun,
       G           A7            D7        G
and at 90 miles an hour down the main line run.

[Chorus]

G                     C        G
The big locomotive is right on time,
G                         A7       D7
the big locomotive coming down the line,
G                         C
The big locomotive number 99,
G          A7            D7      G
left the engineer with a worried mind.

[Verse 2]
(same as verse 1)

The engineer got the dispatcher on the phone,
he told him all about his locomotive was gone,
he said get on the wire switch operator to right,
cause' the monkeys got the main line sewn up tight.

The switch operator got the message in time,
Said there's a north bound living on the same main line,
Open up the switch we gonna let him on through,
cause the monkey's got the locomotive under control.

[Chorus]

G                     C        G
The big locomotive is right on time,
G                         A7       D7
the big locomotive coming down the line,
G                         C
The big locomotive number 99,
G          A7            D7      G
left the engineer with a worried mind.

It is the same progression throughout the song. 
Improvise and have fun with solos, repeats, etc.   
A great and simple fun campfire song.

            
            
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ShutUpBlueJay 10 Nov 14, 2013 07:41 AM

Maybe it's because I'm more familiar with the Grateful Dead, but aren't the words 'open up the switch we're gonna let him through the hole?'

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jifigz 474 Nov 15, 2013 06:10 AM

It very well may be. I am not that familiar with the Dead's version of this song. I believe I got the lyrics correct that David uses...maybe not though.

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bobstanleysucks 73 Apr 18, 2014 01:28 PM

ShutUpBlueJay is right I think, and "hole" matches the rhyming sequence better than "through"

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