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The Ghost Of Tom Joad Chords (ver 4) - Bruce Springsteen


 
The Ghost Of Tom Joad Chords
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Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 3:30 pm
From: [email protected]

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
by Bruce Springsteen
(Live Performance 1999-10-23, Staples Center, LA)

Hey, this is my first tab, i made this one for the version played live at the 
staples center in 1999.
You best check the youtube link for the strumming pattern: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sezJ_UaIP_g

capo: 3rd fret
harp: b flat major
chords used (relative to capo) :

Em   (022000)
G    (320001)
C    (x32010)
D/F# (200232)



Intro: Em, G, D/F#, Em, C, G, Em, D/F#

Em
Men walkin' 'long the railroad tracks
G                                D/F#
Goin' someplace there's no goin' back

Highway patrol choppers comin' up over the ridge
Em
Hot soup on a campfire under the bridge

Shelter line stretchin' round the corner
G                        D/F#
Welcome to the new world order

Families sleepin' in their cars in the southwest
Em
No home no job no peace no rest



C
The highway is alive tonight
G                                          Em
But nobody's kiddin' nobody about where it goes
D/F#
I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light
Em
Searchin' for the ghost of Tom Joad

Em
He pulls prayer book out of his sleeping bag
G                                     D/F#
Preacher lights up a butt and takes a drag

Waitin' for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last
Em
In a cardboard box 'neath the underpass

Got a one-way ticket to the promised land
G                                            D/F#   
You got a hole in your belly and gun in your hand

Sleeping on a pillow of solid rock
Em
Bathin' in the city aqueduct



C
The highway is alive tonight
G                                          Em
But nobody's kiddin' nobody about where it goes
D/F#
I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light
Em
Searchin' for the ghost of Tom Joad

Band Interlude: C,G,Em,D/F#,Em :|

Em
Now Tom said "Mom, wherever there's a cop beatin' a guy
G                              D/F#
Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries

Where there's a fight 'gainst the blood and hatred in the air
Em
Look for me Mom I'll be there

Wherever there's somebody fightin' for a place to stand
G                          D/F#
Or decent job or a helpin' hand

Wherever somebody's strugglin' to be free
Em
Look in their eyes Mom you'll see me."



C
The highway is alive tonight
G                                          Em
But nobody's kiddin' nobody about where it goes
D/F#
I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light
Em
Searchin' for the ghost of Tom Joad

Outro: 
C,G,Em,D/F#,Em :| G,C,Em

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Corrections are more than welcome.
E-Mail me at: [email protected]
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About the artist behind The Ghost Of Tom Joad Chords:

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist. He has recorded and toured with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered around his native New Jersey. His eloquence in expressing ordinary, everyday problems has earned him numerous awards, including eighteen Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, along with a notoriously dedicated and devoted global fan base. His most famous albums, Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A., epitomize his penchant for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily life. He has sold over 65 million albums in the U.S.[1]

Springsteen's lyrics often concern men and women struggling to make ends meet. He has gradually become identified with progressive politics. Springsteen is also noted for his support of various relief and rebuilding efforts in New Jersey and elsewhere, and for his response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, on which his album The Rising reflects.

Springsteen's recordings have tended to alternate between commercially accessible rock albums and somber folk-oriented works. Much of his iconic status stems from the concerts and marathon shows in which he and the E Street Band present intense ballads, rousing anthems, and party rock and roll songs, amongst which Springsteen intersperses long, whimsical or deeply emotional stories.

Springsteen has long had the nickname "The Boss", a term which he was initially reported to hate but now seems to have come to terms with, as he sometimes jokingly refers to himself as such on stage. The nickname originated when a young Springsteen, playing club gigs with a band in the 1960s, took on the task of collecting the band's nightly pay and distributing it amongst his bandmates.[2]

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