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Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost Of Tom Joad (Chord)
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The Ghost Of Tom Joad.
Bruce Springsteen.
Album: The Ghost Of Tom Joad.
Capo 2.

Intro: Am G Am 
Am
Men walking along the railroad tracks,
      C                           G
Going someplace, there's no going back,
G                              C  G
Highway patrol choppers coming up over the ridge,
    Am                 Em7       Am
Hot soup on a campfire under the bridge,
             D/A                   Am
Shelter line stretching 'round the corner,
C                        G
Welcome to the new world order
G
Families sleeping in the cars in the southwest,
   Am               C         Am
No home, no job, no peace, no rest.

         F
Well the highway is alive tonight,
         C                              Am
Nobody's kidding, nobody about where it goes,
    G                        C/G      G
I'm sitting down here in the campfire light,
D/A               C            Am
Searching for the ghost of Tom Joad.

Am
He pulls a prayer book out of his sleeping bag,
         C                               G
Preacher lights up a butt and he takes a drag,
G
Waiting for when the last shall be first,
G
And the first shall be last,
     Am                       C/G  Am
In a cardboard box 'neath the underpass,
Am
You got a one-way ticket to the promised land,
          C                                    G
You got a hole in your belly and a gun in your hand,
G
Sleeping on a pillow of solid rock,
Am                    G   Am
Bathing in the city's aqueduct.

         F
Well the highway is alive tonight,
C          G/B              Am
Where it's headed everybody knows,
    G                        
I'm sitting down here in the campfire light,
Am              G            Am
Waiting for the ghost of Tom Joad.

Break: F C Am G Am  

Am
Now Tom said, "Mom, wherever,

There's a cop beating a guy,
                  C            G
Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries,
G
Where there's a fight against the blood,
    C             G
And hatred in the air,
Am                G       Am
Look for me, Mom, I'll be there,
Am
Wherever somebody's fighting for a place to stand,
     C            Cm         G
Or a decent job or a helping hand,
G
Wherever somebody's struggling to be free,
Am                                 G   Am
Look in their eyes, Ma, and you'll see me"

         F
Well the highway is alive tonight,
         C                              Am
Nobody's kidding, nobody about where it goes,
    G                        C/G      G
I'm sitting down here in the campfire light,
Am              G                Am
Waiting for the ghost of old Tom Joad.

Fade: F C Am G Am7 F C Am G Am7 G Am7 

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