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Thread #80102   Message #114638
Posted By: Jeremiah McCaw
16-Sep-99 - 05:22 AM
Thread Name: Chords: Hard Travelin' (Woody Guthrie)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: HARD TRAVELING (Woody Guthrie)
Mayhaps this will help get you started. The third line at "...hard gamblin'" can be done with another chord added in, perhaps (I'm guessing) a G diminished or G#dim. If that idea is entirely out to lunch, it'll work staying with the no frills 'G'.

HARD TRAVELING - Woody Guthrie (1959)

  D
I been havin' some hard travelin', I thought you knowed.
D E A
I been havin' some hard travelin', way down the road.
D G
I been havin' some hard travelin', hard ramblin', hard gamblin'.
D A D
I been havin' some hard travelin', Lord.
I been ridin' them fast rattlers, I thought....
I been ridin' them flat wheelers, way down....
I been ridin' them dead-enders, blind passengers, pickin' up cinders.
I been havin' some hard travelin', Lord.

I been hittin' some hard-rock minin'....
I been leanin' on a pressure drill....
Hammer flyin' & hose suckin', 6 foot of mud & I sure been a-muckin'.
I been hittin' some hard rock minin', Lord.

I been workin' that Pittsburgh Steel....
I been pourin' that red hot slag....
I been blastin', I been firin', I been duckin' red-hot iron.
I been workin' that Pittsburgh Steel, Lord.

I been hittin' some hard harvestin'....
North Dakota to Kansas City....
Cuttin' that wheat, stackin' that hay, tryin' to make 'bout a dollar a day.
I been hittin' some hard harvestin', Lord.

I been layin' in a hard-rock jail....
I been layin' out 90 days....
Mean old judge, he says to me, "Ninety days for vagrancy."
I been layin' in a hard-rock jail, Lord.

I been hittin' that Lincoln Highway....
I been hittin' that "66"....
Heavy load and a worried mind, lookin' for somethin' that hard to find.
I been hittin' that Lincoln Highway, Lord.

Preformat command <pre> (before) and </pre> (after) added to space chords.
-Joe Offer-