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Highway Song Chords

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DiddyD 17,003
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3rd fret
Artist: James Taylor
Song: Highway song
Album: Mudslide Slim & the blue horizon
Tabbed by: DJ
27th Sept 2012

CAPO: 3rd fret (Sounds in the key of G)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
E    = 022100   Amaj7 = x02120   D      = xx0232
Bm7  = x24232   A/B   = x22220   C#m    = x24432
C#m7 = x46454   D/E   = xx2232   E7sus4 = 020200
G#m7 = 464444   E/A   = x02100

******************************************************************

[Intro]
  E     Bm7            C#m7              G#m7
Father, let us build a boat and sail a - way,
         Amaj7          A/B
There's nothing for you here,
E               Bm7              C#m7            G#m7
   And Brother, let us throw our lot out upon the sea,
Amaj7                      A/B
       It's been done be - fore!


[Verse 1]
     D/E                     E/A
I'm thinkin' 'bout a broken heart,
     D/E                        E/A
I'm talkin' 'bout the break of dawn,
        D/E               E/A                D/E              E/A
You've loved me while I'm here, then you can miss me when I'm gone,
 D/E               E/A                D/E                 E/A
Sweet misunder - standing, won't you leave a poor boy a - lone?
        D/E                     E/A
I'm the one - eyed seed of a tumbleweed,
         E          D      C#m     D
In the belly of a rolling stone,
             C#m7          Bm7   Amaj7 E7sus4       D/E  E/A
Back on the highway, yeah, yeah, yeah,  back on the road---- again!

 D/E            E/A
| /__/  /__/  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
  ^  ^     ^  ^  ^


[Verse 2]
  D/E                     E/A         D/E             E/A
I had a little woman in Memphis, she wanted to be my bride,
            D/E                     E/A
She said, "Settle on down, travel - ing man,
            D/E              E/A
And you can stay right by my side!"
   D/E              E/A               D/E                  E/A
I tried so hard to please her, but I couldn't hold out too long,
              D/E                  E/A
'Cause, one Saturday night, I was laying in bed,
        E          D      C#m    D
And I heard that highway song,
             C#m7          Bm7   Amaj7 E7sus4      D/E  E/A
Back on the highway, yeah, yeah, yeah, back on the road---- again!

 D/E            E/A
| /__/  /__/  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
  ^  ^     ^  ^  ^

[Break]
  D/E            E/A            D/E           E/A
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  | /__/  /__/  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
                               ^  ^     ^  ^  ^

[Verse 3]
     D/E                      E/A              D/E                E/A
Now, one of these days, that highway song will lose it's appeal to me,
           D/E                     E/A
I'm gonna settle on down, like a natural born man, 
          D/E                      E/A 
I'm gonna live my life naturally, (Free and easy!)
D/E                  E/A
Till that day, the thunder's gonna roll,
      D/E                      E/A        D/E
And I notice there's a sign of rain, so I grab my bags,
      D/E                       E           D       C#m   D
And I pack my clothes, and I'm back on the road a - gain,
             C#m7          Bm7   Amaj7 E7sus4      D/E  E/A
Back on the highway, yeah, yeah, yeah, back on the road---- again!

 D/E            E/A
| /__/  /__/  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
  ^  ^     ^  ^  ^

[Verse 4]
      D/E                   E/A
I'm thinkin' 'bout a broken heart,
           D/E                       E/A
I've been talkin' 'bout the break of dawn,
        D/E               E/A               D/E              E/A
You've loved me while I'm here, and you can miss me when I'm gone,
             D/E               E/A
And I said, sweet misunder - standing,
           D/E                 E/A
Won't you leave a poor boy a - lone?
               D/E                     E/A
'Cause I'm the one - eyed seed of a tumbleweed,
        E           D      C#m     D
In the belly of a rolling stone,
             C#m7                  Bm7   Amaj7
Back on the highway,  yeah - yeah, yeah, yeah, now,
E7sus4       D/E  E/A
 Back on the road----  again!

 D/E            E/A
| /__/  /__/  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
  ^  ^     ^  ^


[Coda]
D/E                     E/A      D/E                     E/A
Here I am again, Holi - day Inn, same old four walls a - gain,
D/E                  E/A               D/E
Gee, but it's fine to be back home a - gain, woh, now,
E/A                D/E      E/A
     It's a Holi - day Inn,       I'm on the road again!

  D/E                  Amaj7
|  /__/  /__/  /  /  |   /  ||
   ^  ^     ^  ^  ^
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