Travelling By Steam by Fairport Convention

Travelling By Steam chords by Fairport Convention

Guitar chords with lyrics

Intro:
D G D G D A

Verse:

    D
With a steady hand on the lever


    G        A
And the signal ready to pass


        G    F#m
Keep the light burning, fireman


    G           A
And the water, well up in the glass


Verse:

    D
With a shoulder to the rail


      G        A
There's no better place to be


     D         G
Than the right side of the footplate


      A       D
When you're travelling by steam


Chorus:

G   A   D          G   A
Stand in the bight, look for the green light


G      D    Em      A
Voices that echo and ring down the line


G  A    D           G A
One load to shed, then homeward we tread


   G      D         A  D  G
Till morning and the coal-boy come singing


Verse:

  D
Me granddaddy worked in the railway


 G           A
A bigwig, so I've heard talk


  G        F#m
Me father, he was a driver


G         A
Travelling pit to port


Verse:

      D
And there's no better life for a young man


   G       A
With them you must agree


      D         G
When you're right side of the footplate


      A       D
And you're travelling by steam


Chorus:

G   A   D          G   A
Stand in the bight, look for the green light


G      D    Em      A
Voices that echo and ring down the line


G  A    D           G A
One load to shed, then homeward we tread


   G      D         A  D  G
Till morning and the coal-boy come singing


Verse:

 D
Tomorrow it's off up to Banbury


 G        A
A lodging turn for me


      G        F#m
Where I can lay me head on a pillow


   G        A
In a room where I can sleep


Verse:

     D
And it's up and away in the morning


  G          A
And wipe the clock-face clean


      D         G
And you're right side of the footplate


      A       D
And you're travelling by steam


Chorus:

G   A   D          G   A
Stand in the bight, look for the green light


G      D    Em      A
Voices that echo and ring down the line


G  A    D           G A
One load to shed, then homeward we tread


   G      D         A  D  G D
Till morning and the coal-boy come singing


Verse:

  D
So pick up yer traps and yer Tommy-box


   G            A
We're reaching the end of the line


     G      F#m
Keep yer eye on your watch, lad


   G        A
We'll bring her in on time


Verse:

    D
And it could have been life on the dole queue


  G           A
Or mining for coal at the seam


      D         G
But you're right side of the footplate


      A       D
And you're travelling by steam


Chorus:

G   A   D          G   A
Stand in the bight, look for the green light


G      D    Em      A
Voices that echo and ring down the line


G  A    D           G A
One load to shed, then homeward we tread


   G      D         A  D  G A D
Till morning and the coal-boy come singing


Outro:
G C D G C D G x4

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