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DRIVER 8

[Riff]
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------4---0---0---0---0---0-----|
D|----------------s-5----5---5--4---2---0-------|
A|---------2-0-2-3------------------------------|
E|-0-0-2-3--------------------------------------|  repeat....

[Verse 1]
 Em            Am       G        G/F#
The walls are built up, stone by stone,
 Em            Am          G     G/F#
The fields divided one by one.
 Em                      Am
And the train conductor says
       G            G/F#      Em       Am
"Take a break driver 8, driver 8 take a break
            G                 G/F#
We've been on this shift too long".

[Chorus]
 D         C                D
And the train conductor says
       C            D        C           D
"Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break
       C              Em     Em/F#     Em/G    Em/F#     Em Em/F# Em/G Em/F#
We can reach our destination, but we're still a ways away"

{on that part, play the Em Em/F# Em/G Em chords, or this riff}:
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|------0-------0------0--------0----|
A|----2-------2------2-------2-------|
E|--0-------2------3------2----------|

[Verse 2]
I saw a treehouse on the outskirts of the farm.
The power lines have floaters so the airplanes won't get snagged.
Bells are ringing through the town again,
Children look up, all they hear is sky-blue, bells ringing

[Chorus]
 D         C                D
And the train conductor says
       C            D        C           D
"Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break
       C              Em     Em/F#     Em/G    Em/F#     Em Em/F# Em/G Em/F#
We can reach our destination, but we're still a ways away"

[Verse 3]
 Am                    C
Way to seal the hated heat.
 G                     D
Way to put myself to sleep.
 Am                    C
Way to shield the hated heat.
 G                      D/Dsus4
Way to put myself, my children to sleep.

He piloted this song in a plane like that one.
She is selling faith on the Go Tell crusade.
Locomotive 8, Southern Crescent, hear the bells ring again.
Field to weed is lookin' thin

[Chorus]
 D         C                D
And the train conductor says
       C            D        C           D
"Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break
       C              Em     Em/F#     Em/G    Em/F#     Em Em/F# Em/G Em/F#
We've been on this shift too long."

 D         C                D
And the train conductor says
       C            D        C           D
"Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break
       C              Em     Em/F#     Em/G    Em/F#     Em Em/F# Em/G Em/F#
We can reach our destination, but we're still a ways away"
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joeyjokester 10 Oct 06, 2010 01:49 PM

Chorus: D C G x4 Em7....
D (and the train) C (con-) G (ductor says) D (take a break) C G (driver 8) D (driver 8) C G (take a break) D (we can reach) C (our) G (destina-) Em7 (tion)

then the next part:

(1)                       (2)
(D) |-----0-------0---| |----0--------0----|
(A) |---2---0---0---0-| |-0---0----0---0---|
(E) |-0-------2-------| |3--------2--------|

you play 1-2-1-2-2-1-2-1-2 (1 and 2 as above)


bridge:

Am (the way to shield the hat) G/B (ed) C (heat)...
G (the way to put myself to sleep) D Dsus4 D

G/B = x20033

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fileunderfire 10 Mar 07, 2015 11:55 AM, edited at 04:56 pm

Play the chorus like this: D2------C9-------Em7----D2------------C9-----Em7----D2And the train conductor says / take a break, driver 8 /...(D2: xx0230, C9: x32020, Em7: x20030)Sounds much more like the original, imho - and still easy

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pimark69 54 Dec 11, 2015 03:50 PM

The riff is suspicious. It doesn't really sound right. And why would you play the D string on the 5th fret and the open G string? They are the same note.

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