Fairport Convention – Travelling By Steam chords

Chords
Transpose:
[Intro]
D  G D G  D A

[Verse]
DWith a steady hand on the lever
G AAnd the signal ready to pass
G F#mKeep the light burning, fireman
G AAnd the water, well up in the glass
[Verse]
DWith a shoulder to the rail
G AThere's no better place to be
D GThan the right side of the footplate
A DWhen you're travelling by steam
[Chorus]
G A D G AStand in the bight, look for the green light
G D Em AVoices that echo and ring down the line
G A D G AOne load to shed, then homeward we tread
G D A D GTill morning and the coal-boy come singing
[Verse]
DMe granddaddy worked in the railway
G AA bigwig, so I've heard talk
G F#mMe father, he was a driver
G ATravelling pit to port
[Verse]
DAnd there's no better life for a young man
G AWith them you must agree
D GWhen you're right side of the footplate
A DAnd you're travelling by steam
[Chorus]
G A D G AStand in the bight, look for the green light
G D Em AVoices that echo and ring down the line
G A D G AOne load to shed, then homeward we tread
G D A D GTill morning and the coal-boy come singing
[Verse]
DTomorrow it's off up to Banbury
G AA lodging turn for me
G F#mWhere I can lay me head on a pillow
G AIn a room where I can sleep
[Verse]
DAnd it's up and away in the morning
G AAnd wipe the clock-face clean
D GAnd you're right side of the footplate
A DAnd you're travelling by steam
[Chorus]
G A D G AStand in the bight, look for the green light
G D Em AVoices that echo and ring down the line
G A D G AOne load to shed, then homeward we tread
G D A D G DTill morning and the coal-boy come singing
[Verse]
DSo pick up yer traps and yer Tommy-box
G AWe're reaching the end of the line
G F#mKeep yer eye on your watch, lad
G AWe'll bring her in on time
[Verse]
DAnd it could have been life on the dole queue
G AOr mining for coal at the seam
D GBut you're right side of the footplate
A DAnd you're travelling by steam
[Chorus]
G A D G AStand in the bight, look for the green light
G D Em AVoices that echo and ring down the line
G A D G AOne load to shed, then homeward we tread
G D A D G A DTill morning and the coal-boy come singing
[Outro] G C D G C D G x4
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