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I Am

Train


Chords in parentheses are anticipated (played before the downbeat)

 

Strum: D  U UD   D  UD

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

INTRO:  / Cadd9 - (G) - / x4

 

VERSE:

Cadd9                (G)         Cadd9    (G)

       I've never been on the railroad

Cadd9              (G)                         Cadd9   (G)

       'cause many times as they've passed me by

Fadd9  (C)                             Fadd9  (C)

            never crashed in the desert,       or seen a rodeo

 

/ Cadd9 - (G) - / x2

 

Cadd9                (G)                    Cadd9 (G)

       Don't know much about the world woes or Vietnam

Cadd9    (G)                      Cadd9       (G)

              I've yet to read about Uncle Tom

Fadd9      (C)                       Fadd9  (C)

     Never climbed a real rock,       or seen Colorado

 

/ Cadd9 - (G) - / x2

 

CHORUS:

Em7 (2)

Am I the son I think I am?

Cadd9 (2)

Am I the friend I think I have?

Em7 (2)

Am I the man I think I want to be?

Cadd9 (2, hold 2nd measure)

 

/ Cadd9 - (G) - / x4

 

Cadd9          (G)                      Cadd9         (G)

I never had a day where money didn't get in my way

Cadd9       (G)                    Cadd9    (G)

     I never listened to much else

       Fadd9     (C)      Fadd9  (C)   / Cadd9 - (G) - / x2

And I can't remember       a warm       December

 

Chorus (Don't hold last measure of C)

 

BRIDGE:

D (2)

    I'm here for my sanity, sanity

C (2)

I am here for you

D (2)

   And I'm here for your fantasy, sanity

C (2)

I am here, I am...

 

Instrumental Verse

 

CHORUS 2:

Em7 (2)

Am I the son I think I am?

Cadd9 (2)

Am I the father I think I am?

Em7 (2)

Am I the man I think I want to be?

Cadd9 (2, hold 2nd measure)

 

BRIDGE 2 (gently):

D (2)

     I'm here for my sanity, sanity

C (2)

I am here for you

D (2)

whether or not I'm walking in,

      D (2)

or whether or not I'm walking out

C (2)

I am always here for you

 

D (2)

    I'm here for my sanity, sanity

C (2)

I am here for you

D (2)

   I'm here for your fantasy, sanity

C (2)

I am here, I am...

 

/ Cadd9 - (G) - / x3

 

End on Cadd9


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.