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Johnny Come Lately chords

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Johnny Come Lately
by Steve Earle
from the album Copperhead Road


[Verse 1]

G                                           C
I'm an American, boys, and I've come a long way
      G                    D
I was born and bred in the USA
   Em                        C            G
So listen up close, I've got something to say
                      D
Boys, I'm buying this round
        G                                      C
Well it took a little while, but we're in this fight
       G                                       D
And we ain't going home 'til we've done what's right
      Em                      C      G
We're gonna drink Camden Town dry tonight
                   D       G
If I have to spend my last pound


[Verse 2]

G                                              C
When I first got to London it was pourin' down rain
G                              D
Met a little girl in the field canteen
Em                      C          G
Painted her name on the nose of my plane
                      D
Six more missions I'm gone
       G                                         C
Well I asked if I could stay and she said that I might
         G                                        D
Then the warden came around yelling "turn out the lights"
Em                        C      G
Death rainin' down in the London night
        D         G 
We made love 'til dawn


[Chorus]

         C                        G
But when Johnny Come Lately comes marching home
                                  D
With a chest full of medals and a G.I. loan
           Em                        C     G
They'll be waitin' at the station in San Antone
                  D        G
When Johnny comes marching home


[Verse 3]

G                        C
My P-47 is a pretty good ship
G                                                   D
And she took a round comin' 'cross the channel last trip
Em                               C           G
I was thinkin' 'bout my baby and letting her rip
                         D
Always got me through so far
             G                                C
Well they can ship me all over this great big world
         G                                    D
But I'll never find nothing like my North End girl
Em                          C        G
I'm taking her home with me one day, sir,
           D        G
Soon as we win this war


[Chorus]

         C                        G
But when Johnny Come Lately comes marching home
                                  D
With a chest full of medals and a G.I. loan
           Em                        C     G
They'll be waitin' at the station in San Antone
                  D        G
When Johnny comes marching home


[Verse 4]

G                              C
Now my granddaddy sang me this song
G                                       D
Told me about London when the blitz was on
Em                         C                G
How he married Grandma and brought her back home,
                      D
A hero throughout his land
        G                              C
Now I'm standin' on a runway in San Diego
  G                                        D
A couple purple hearts and I move a little slow
Em                         C      G
There's nobody here, maybe nobody knows
                     D      G
About a place called Viet - nam


[Chorus] (x2)

         C                        G
But when Johnny Come Lately comes marching home
                                  D
With a chest full of medals and a G.I. loan
           Em                        C     G
They'll be waitin' at the station in San Antone
                  D        G
When Johnny comes marching home

            
            
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derricksimpson 10 Dec 05, 2003 07:00 PM

The chords on this song is good but Where is The intro/Solo/outtro Please help me to figure out the rest of the song.

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tcutshaw 14 Jun 08, 2017 04:04 AM

I "suggested a correction", the chords sound really good. All that I did was add them in the later verses.

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