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dan tyminski
how long is this train
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This is the acoustic version with capo on 3rd fret

Intro

D - D/F# - D/G

D/B - D/F# - D/G   (2x)

D/G

Dsus2     D/F#     D/G

How long is this train son

   D/B        D/F#    D/G

I heard his fragile voice

  A                     D/F#                 D/G        

I didn’t want to listen but there really was no choice

              D              D/F#  D/G           D/B     D/F#   D/G

It seems like it goes on forever and I waited for so long

       A                               D/F#                           D/G                 Dsus2 

The old man’s breath came slow and smelled of whiskey in the dawn

        A                       Dsus2              D/B    D/F#     D/G

On a cold November morning in the gentle mist of rain

            Dsus2            A7Sus4                   D/B      D/F#     D/G   A (single not to...)

There’s just so many reasons that people wait to meet a train

D/B - D/F# - D/G

             Dsus2  D/F#    D/G                D/B          D/F#   D/G

And as I waited for my sister to come down the metal stairs

      A                      D/F#                    D/G        

He told me that his son had not been home in fifteen years

         Dsus2  D/F#         D/G           D/B    D/F#       D/G

And I barely seemed to notice the tears behind his face

             A                      D/F#                  D/G               Dsus2       

But his wishes were no strangers to the people in this place

Dsus2

       A                              Dsus2  D/A   D/B            D/F#         D/G

The old man stood there waiting for a young man dressed in blue

              C                    Bm7             Em         D/F#     A  Asus4

Then he handed him a neatly folded flag and said for you

                   Dsus2  D/F#    D/G            D/B     D/F#   D/G

He said your son he died a hero in the service of this flag

        A                      D/F#           D/G        

The old man took it gently put it in his paper bag

           Dsus2  D/F#   D/G              D/B       D/F#      D/G

Then I left him in the rain there but I’d still hear his voice

   A                     D/F#        D/G                       Dsus2

I try hard not to listen but there really is no choice

        A                       Dsus2              D/B    D/F#     D/G

On a cold November morning in the gentle mist of rain

            Dsus2            A7Sus4                   D/B      D/F#     D/G 

There’s just so many reasons that people wait to meet a train

D/G

Dsus2     D/F#   D/G  

How long is this train son

        D/B        D/F#     D/G

I can hear the pouring rain

       A                  D/F#               D/G                       D

I’m still reminded of him when I hear a passing train

I think this is quite accurate

Enjoy :)



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D/G

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D/F#

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Bm7

Em

Asus4

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