The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50569   Message #768102
Posted By: Genie
19-Aug-02 - 03:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Add: Blue Water Line (Graf & Seligson)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Blue Water Line
It was, indeed, my friend Gil who posted the lyrics and chords.  Here they are with line breaks within the verses.


 The [C]City Council met last night, the [F]vote was four to [C]three,
 To [C]tear the home town depot down and [G7]build a factory,
 To [C]take that stretch of history and [F]tear it off the [C]map
 And to [C]take old engine number nine and [G7]turn it into [C]scrap.
    [C]Blue Water, Blue Water, [F]Blue Water [C]Line,
    [C]Blue Water, Blue Water, [G7]Blue Water Line.
    If you [C]can't afford a quarter, then you [F]ought to give a [C]dime.
    If [F]everybody gave then [C]we could save the [G7]Blue Water [C]Line.
 Oh, [C]I could tell you stories of the [F]glories of that [C]train,
 Of the [C]'49er miners and the [G7]time old Jesse James
 Stole a [C]thousand golden nuggets in that [F]great train robbe[C]ry,
 And when old Abe Lincoln rode with [G7]Tad upon his [C]knee.
 Just [C]twenty thousand nickels and [F]forty thousand [C]dimes,
 We'll [C]ride again to glory on that [G7]old Blue Water Line.
 We'll have [C]William Jennings Bryan stokin' [F]coal on number [C]nine,
 So [C]reach into your pockets, boys, for the [G7]old Blue Water [C]Line.