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Downbound Train chords

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Downbound train
Bruce Springsteen

Capo on third string

Intro x2:

   Em          G           D         D

[Verse 1]

        Em            G                     D                    D
I had a job, I had a girl  I had something going mister in this world
           Em                      G                    D              D
I got laid off down at the lumber yard   Our love went bad, times got hard
      Cmaj7             D                     D             Em
Now I work down at the carwash   Where all it ever does is rain
           C                  D          Em         D
Don't you feel like you're a rider on a downbound train

[Verse 2]

               Em           G              D                        D
She just said "Joe I gotta go    We had it once we ain't got it anymore"
               Em              G                   D                     D
She packed her bags left me behind   She bought a ticket on the Central Line
             Cmaj7                       D                  D                Em
Nights as I sleep, I hear that whistle whining  I feel her kiss in the misty rain
       C               D          Em         D
And I feel like I'm a rider on a downbound train


| C | D | D | Em | C | D | Em | D |

[Verse 3]

      Em                 G                       D                   D
Last night I heard your voice   You’re crying, crying  you were so alone
              Em              G              D                 D
You said your love had never died  You were waiting for me at home
           Em                        G                     D
Put on my jacket, I ran through the woods   I ran till I thought my chest 
          D                     Em                 C
would explode   There in the clearing, beyond the highway
        D                                                         Em 
In the moonlight, our wedding house shone   I rushed through the yard,
                      G                           D                       D
I burst through the front door   My head pounding hard, up the stairs I climbed
              Em               G               D                        D
The room was dark, our bed was empty   Then I heard that long whistle whine
      Cmaj7                             G
And I dropped to my knees, hung my head and cried

                C                     D
Now I swing a sledge hammer on a railroad gang
                     D                         Em
Knocking down them cross ties, working in the rain
              C                  D          Em         D
Now don't it feel like you're a rider on a downbound train

Em    G    D    D      (with intro)

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Lowman5000 360 Jun 05, 2015 03:51 PM

Lack of accuracy. the tab is useless because this song should be played with a capo because it's easier and it's played like that on the recording.

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steini 1,148 May 08, 2016 12:01 PM

Tab has been updated.

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