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The Ghost Of Tom Joad chords

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Intro(Studio Version): Am 
Capo III
Intro W/Harmonica*: Am F C C/B Am G Am

*Some live versions and his recording for "The People Speak"

Am                     Am/G   Am
Man walkin‘ long the railroad tracks
C                                 G
Goin‘ some place there’s no going back

Highway patrol choppers comin‘ up over the ridge
    Am                  Am/G      Am
Hot soup on a campfire under the bridge
                        Am/G      Am
Shelter line stretchin‘ round the corner
C                        G
Welcome to the new world order

Families sleepin‘ in their cars in the Southwest
Am                Am/G     Am
No home no job no peace no rest

Chorus:

F
The highway is alive tonight
             C                    C/B      Am
But nobody’s kiddin‘ nobody about where it goes
G
I’m sittin‘ down here in the campfire light
Am                Am/G         Am
Searchin‘ for the ghost of Tom Joad

Verse 2

Am                     Am/G   Am
He pulls a prayer book out of his sleeping bag
C                                 G
Preacher lights up a butt and takes a drag

Waitin‘ for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last
    Am                  Am/G      Am
In a cardboard box neath the underpass
                        Am/G      Am
Got a one-way ticket to the promised land
C                        G
You got hole in your belly and a gun in your hand

Sleeping on a pillow of solid rock
    Am                  Am/G      Am
Bathin‘ in the city aquaeduct






Chorus:

F
The highway is alive tonight
             C                    C/B      Am
Where it’s headed everybody knows
G
I’m sittin‘ down here in the campfire light
Am                Am/G         Am
Waitin' on the ghost of Tom Joad


Harmonica Break : F  C  C/B  Am  G  Am

Verse 3

Am                     Am/G   Am
Now Tom said: "Mom, wherever there’s cop beatin‘ a guy
C                                 G
Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries

Where there’s a fight gainst blood and hatred in the air
    Am                  Am/G      Am
Look for me Mom I’ll be there
                        Am/G      Am
Wherever there’s somebody fightin‘ for a place to stand
C                        G
Or decent job or helping hand

Wherever somebody’s strugglin‘ to be free
    Am                  Am/G      Am
Look in their eyes Mom you’ll see me"

Chorus:

F
Well the highway is alive tonight
             C                    C/B      Am
But nobody’s kiddin‘ nobody about where it goes
G
I’m sittin‘ down here in the campfire light
Am                Am/G         Am
With the ghost of old Tom Joad

Outro: F C C/B Am G Am x2  
Last time: Am Am/G Am


            
            
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