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Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan


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    Wayside / Back In Time

    Gillian Welch


    Strum: B B D DUB B D DU

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


    Capo 2


    Each written chord gets 2 beats


    Intro: / C - G - / G - Em - /


       G                       G                  G              C

    Standing on the corner with a nickel or a dime

              C                      G             G                            Em

    There used to be a rail car to take you down the line

      G                              G           G                 C

    Too much beer and whiskey to ever be employed

              C                      G                        G                          Em

    And when I got to Nashville, it was too much soldiers joy

       G                    G             G                    C

    Wasted on the wayside, wasted on the way

       C                      G                    G                        Em

    If I don’t go tomorrow, you know I’m gone today


    G            G           C     C

    Back baby, back in time

                      G   G                        Em     Em

    I wanna go back when you were mine

    G            G           C     C

    Back baby, back in time

                      Em  D                          G   G

    I wanna go back    when you were mine


    Bm               Bm           C          C

    Black highway all night ride

                         Em   D                          C    C

    Watching the times     fall away to the side

    Bm             Bm              C         C

    Clear channel way down low

                       Em   D                          C    C

    Is comin’ in loud     and my mind let go


       G                    G                  G                  C

    Peaches in the summertime, apples in the fall

       C                           G                              G                    Em

    If I can’t have you all the time, I won’t have none at all

             G                      G              G                         C

    Oh, I wish I was in Frisco in a brand new pair of shoes

           C                      G                     G                              Em

    I’m sittin’ here in Nashville with Norman’s Nashville blues

         G                                     G          G                     C

    So come all you good time rounders listenin’ to my sound

                      C                         G              G                        Em

    And then drink a round to Nashville before they tear it down




    Bm              Bm            C          C

    Hard weather,    drivin’ slow

                             Em   D                                C    C

    Buggies and the hats     are in town for the show

    Bm        Bm                      C      C

    Oh darlin, the songs they played

                  Em   D               C    C

    All I got left       of lovin’ me



    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.