Rage Against The Machine - The Ghost Of Tom Joad tab

Song: The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Band: Rage Against The Machine
Album: Renegades
Tabbed by: Hallam Drury (hj_blade@hotmail.com, www.renegaderock.cjb.net

This song is a cover of Bruce Spingsteen's song of the same name.
This TAB IS CORRECT, as I got it out of a magasine with a Tom Morello
feature, he tabbed it for us so it's perfect! Go ahead and play it
Rage fans and non-fans alike...it's a mad song!

(Dropped D Tuning)
Intro: Tom uses a tapping motion on the neck and a reverb effect...if
u don't have the effect, u could try tapping on the neck with one hand
and tappng the strings above the pickup for different effect.

ChorusE------------------------|B------------------------|G------------------------|D------------------------|A--0-5-3-0----3---0-3----|D-0--------5-0--5--------|
Verse nb: The verse is played by bass with Tom adding different effectsin the background, but to simplify it, here's the bass riff for u toplay.E----------------------|B----------------------|G----------------------|D----------------------|A------3---0-----------|D-0*--0---5------------|*Mute after playing note with palm.
Lyrics Men walkin' 'long the railroad tracks Goin' some place, there's no goin' back Highway Patrol choppers comin' up over the ridge Hot soup on a campfire under the bridge Shelter line stretchin' round the corner Welcome to the new world order Families sIeepin' in their cars in the southwest No home, no Job, no peace, no rest The highway is alive tonight But nobody's kiddin' nobody about where it goes I'm sitting down here in the campfire light Searchin' for the ghost of Tom Joad He pulls prayer book out of his sleepin' bag Preacher lights up a butt and takes a drag Waitin' for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last In a cardboard box 'neath the underpass Got a one way ticket to the promised land You got a hole in your belly and a gun in your hand sleeping on a pillow of solid rock Bathing in the city aqueduct The highway is alive tonight Where it's headed everybody knows I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light Waitin' on the ghost of Tom Joad Now Tom Said; "Mom, wherever there's a cop beatin' a guy Wherever a hungry new born baby cries Where there's a fight 'gainst the blood and hatred in the air Look for me mom I'll be there Wherever there's somebody fightin' for a pIace to stand Or decent job or a helpin' hand Wherever somebody's strugglin' to be free Look in their eyes mom you'll see me." Well the highway is alive tonight But nobody's kiddin' nobody about where it goes I'm sitting down here in the campfire light Searchin' for the ghost of Tom Joad Well that's about it.... comments or questions? hj_blade@hotmail.com My band: www.renegaderock.cjb.net
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