Johnny Cash - Come In Stranger tab

Come In, Stranger

Tabbed by: MrModigh

Written by: John R. Cash

Capo on 1st fret.

This is from the Sun-recordings, made in the 50's.
The intro and solo are as played by Luther Perkins.

If you want to play along with the recording, 
you have to tune up your guitar 3/4 (or 1/4 with the capo on 1st fret).
This will match Luther's tuning.


Intro
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Verse 1                          
          E                          B7                  E
She said,   "Come in, stranger, it's good to have you home.
  A                        E
I hurried through 'cause I knew it was you
       B7              E
When I    saw your dog waggin' his tail.
A                            E
Honey, why didn't you let me know by mail?
F#7                       B7
  You've been gone so long."


Verse 2
          E                                   B7                     E
She said,   "Come in, stranger. I know you're weary from all the miles.
     A                       E
Just sit right there in your easy chair,
    B7                    E
And tell me all about the places you've been.
    A                        E
How long it'll be before you leave again;
  F#7                    B7
I hope it's a long, long while."
         E                               B7                 E
She said,  "Come in, stranger, ev'rything around home is fine.
     A                              E
I've watched and I've waited for you to get back
     B7                  E
And I missed you all the time."


Solo
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Verse 3
          E                               B7                      E
She said,   "Come in, stranger, oh, how I miss you when you're gone.
  A                    E
I walk the floor and I watch the door,
           B7                  E
And when I lie awake and wonder where you could be,
    A                         E
I'd give anything to have you here with me.
         F#7               B7
I get so lonesome all alone."
          E                                   B7              E
She said,   "Come in, stranger, and won't you listen to my plea?
     A                       E
Stay long enough so that the one I love
        B7             E
Is not a stranger to me".


Outro   
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