Hey Porter

Capo 1st fret

Intro:
|     E     |     E     |     E     |     E     |


E
Hey, Porter, hey porter, would you tell me the time?
F#7                 B7
How much longer will it be till we cross that Mason Dixon line?
E                                                                       A
At daylight would you tell that engineer to slow it down,
E                              B7                                E
Or better still just stop the trein ’cause I     want to look around?


E
Hey porter, hey porter, what time did you say?
F#7        B7
How much longer will it be till I can see the light of day?
E                                                                           A
When we hit Dixie will you tell that engineer to ring his bell
E                         B7                      E
And ask ev’rybody that ain’t     asleep to stand      right up and yell?

Guitar Solo – Repeat verse 1 (instrumental)


E
Hey porter, hey porter, it’s gettin’ light outside.
F#7                      B7
This ol’ train is puffin’ smoke and I have to strain my eyes.
E                                                                  A
But ask     that engineer if he will blow his whistle, please,
E                            B7                        E
‘Cause I smell frost on cotton leaves and I feel that southern breeze.

Guitar Solo – Repeat verse 1 (instrumental)


E
Hey porter, hey porter, please get my bags for me.
F#7                   B7
I need nobody to tell me now that we’re in Tennes-see.
A
Go tell that engineer to make that lonesome whistle scream.
E                       B7         E
We’re not so far from home,     so take it ea-sy on the steam.


E
Hey porter, hey porter, please open up the door.

When they stop this train I’m gonna get off first
F#7                     B7
‘Cause I     can’t wait no more.
E                                                                           A
Tell that engineer I said thanks a lot and I didn’t mind the fare.
E                         B7                            E
I’m gonna set my feet on southern soil and breath that southern air.


Outro:
||:    E     |     E   :||   Repeat and fade

 

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