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People Get Ready

Curtis Mayfield

 

Chords in parentheses anticipated (played early) one beat.

This version skips the key change up ½ step to avoid awkward barre chords.

 

Capo 1

 

Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

        231

Am:   x02210

      134211

F:    133211

       12

Em:   022000

         231

Dm:   xx0231

 

 

 

 

 

/ C - - Am / - - - - / F - - C / - - - - / x2

 

Chorus:

C                        (Am)

  People get ready
                 F        (C)

There's a train a comin'

C                              (Am)
   You don't need no baggage

               F        (C)
You just get on board

C             (Am)
    All you need is faith

                    F         (C)
To hear the diesels hummin'

 Em                (Dm)
Don’t need no ticket

               F            (C)
You just thank the Lord

 

/ C - - Am / - - - - / F - - C / - - - - /

C        (Am)
   So people get ready

                 F        (C)
There's a train to Jordan

C           (Am)
   Picking up passengers

  F         (C)
Coast to coast

C       (Am)
    Faith is the key

                 F           (C)
Open the doors and board ‘em

Em                (Dm)
There's hope for all

              F                    (C)
Among those loved the most

/ C - - Am / - - - - / F - - C / - - - - /

 

C          (Am)
   There ain't no room

                 F        (C)
For the hopeless sinner

C                (Am)
    Who would hurt all mankind

              F        (C)
Just to save his own

C            (Am)
     Have pity on those whose

F                      (C)
  Chances grow thinner

                 Em           (Dm)
For there’s no hiding place

                    F             (C)
Against the kingdom's throne

Chorus 2:

      C              (Am)

So people get ready
                 F        (C)

There's a train a comin'

        C                 (Am)
You don't need no baggage

               F        (C)
You just get on board

             C      (Am)
All you need is faith

                    F         (C)
To hear the diesels hummin'

 

Freely:

 Em (hold)              
Don’t need no ticket

               F (hold)    C (hold)    
You just thank the Lord

 

/ C - - Am / - - - - / F - - C (hold)    


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.