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Humble Passenger chords

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Feel free to edit this if you like. I meticulously compiled and wrote down the chords and lyrics all by ear (listening to the song over and over again a total of 210 times). Enjoy. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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  E                  C
I set out before the sun came up
           E            C
Brought my light and my canoe
E                      C
Convinced that’s all I needed
Lord knows that wasn’t true…

     E               F#m.          Abm 
So I kept my lantern low, until my house was out of view,
           E.               Dbm.          Abm.         B
And by and by I reached the ocean, as the day made its debut,
           E.                 F#m.       Abm.         F#m
And in the misty summer morning, I found myself under attack
           E             Dbm.                Abm.           B
And in the panic of that water, I knew there was no turning back.
     E                   F#m.                 Abm           
So I made my peace and I set my course for an island to the west,
    F#m.             Am.            B                B7
For on that shore of sycamore, I’ll find myself some rest

       E               F#m.                    Abm
Once I hid my boat and covered my oars, I fell down into that shade,
      F#m.              Am.                B                  B7
And I dreamt that at my ripe old age I was back in the second grade.

       Cm.                                  Fm.              Cm
And my momma she was calling for me and the bus came down my street
      Db.               Cm.                  Eb.               Eb7
But I did not know what shoes to wear, and I could not find my feet

     Ab                                           Fm
So I floated down the hall, through the door, and everything went pale
  Db.                 Cm               Eb            Ebm 
I climbed aboard that yellow bus as it turned into a whale
            Ab                             Fm
And then it swallowed me up whole, yeah it thrashed me all around,
        Db                   Cm           Eb.             Ebm
Well it chewed me up, and it spit me out, miles above the ground

          Cm.                            Bbm 
And I was falling for the water that was boiling in a cup
      Bb.                                    Eb.                Ebm
And I tried to scream, but had no steam, and that’s when I woke up.

E Am

     E.              C.               E.         C
When I came to I was so confused, how long was I asleep?
    E.           C.                  E
The loneliness I felt right then was enough to make me weep,
       E.              C.                    E.         G
Then I heard the voice inside my head, lit a fire under me,
               A.                                 B
It said, "Your fear is gonna cost a lot, but your courage comes for free".

     E.                  F#m.              Abm.          F#m
So I thanked that little island, I paddled off without a care
      E.                 Dbm.            Abm.             B7
For I know not where I’m going, but I’ll know it when I’m there,
      E.                 F#m.         Abm.            F#m
And I hope that no-one’s a-missin’ me back in my home town
    E.               Dbm.            Abm.           B7
For together we will always be, even though I’m not around.
        E.                    F#m.           Abm.              
And the sea swirled by like a ballet, and it sang its gentle song,
      F#m.           Am.                   B.              B7
But a distant rumble warned me it wouldn’t be that way for long,

   E.                F#m.                  Abm.    
So I spoke out and I told the night, "This life’s not only mine,
     F#m.             Am.              B.               B7
I am just your humble passenger, and I trust your grand design".

       Dbm.                                 A       Abm
By and by the clouds came lumbering through and the raindrops staggered in,
        Eb.                         B       Bbm
And the waves lined up, two by two, for the show would soon begin
F#      Fm.                                    C#   C
And the lightning bolts ripped through the sky like sharks that missed a meal,
Ab      Gm.                                D
And the wind went up so hard and cold just like a wall of steel
A#   Am.                                  E
Then all at once, the sea below picked me up a mile high
      B                                                 B7
As it threw me to the ocean’s floor I heard the night’s reply:

          E.             F#m
"Well you see, my humble passenger
    Abm           F#m
The sorrow that I feel?
      E.                Dbm
For I do not know where you belong
    Abm.               B7
And I do not want this wheel"

E F#m Abm F#m
E Dbm Abm B7

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mcurt009 10 Nov 25, 2016 01:52 PM

Wow thank you so much for putting this together. I can't say if I know it's perfect but it sounds damn good to me and I appreciate you identifying all these oddly-shaped chords. Thanks!

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