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Tom Paxton chords for Georgie on the freeways

Guitar chords with lyrics

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)


Verse 1:
A chord diagramC majorC                                   A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramC majorC
The summer sun was beating down, no pity would it show.
A chord diagramC majorC                                        A chord diagramG+G
George Chesters office air conditioner would no longer go.
A chord diagramC majorC                                        A chord diagramFF           A chord diagramC majorC
As pools of sweat rolled off his brow he had one reverie.
A chord diagramC majorC                                            A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramC majorC
He saw himself with his wife and kids in his cottage by the sea.
Verse 2:
A chord diagramC majorC                                            A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramC majorC
He paid for his car at the parking lot which gave the poor man chills.
A chord diagramC majorC                                     A chord diagramG+G
\u2028The attendant laughed and walked away thumbing a roll of bills.\u2028
A chord diagramC majorC                                                 A chord diagramFF                   A chord diagramC majorC
He started the engine with trembling hands at the end of a long, hard day.
A chord diagramC majorC                                           A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramC majorC
\u2028And placing himself in the hands of God he drove to the long freeway.


Verse 3:
A chord diagramC majorC                                                 A chord diagramFF                     A chord diagramC majorC
The traffic stretched far as the eye could see as bumper to bumper they sped.\u2028
A chord diagramC majorC                                        A chord diagramG+G
They drove at supernatural speed, which filled his heart with dread.
A chord diagramC majorC                                                A chord diagramFF                    A chord diagramC majorC
\u2028Sometimes they stopped for an hour or more and a thousand horns would blow.\u2028
A chord diagramC majorC                                                     A chord diagramG+G                     A chord diagramC majorC
George Chester's eyes rolled back in his head and his poor brain started to go.

Verse 4:
A chord diagramC majorC                                           A chord diagramFF              A chord diagramC majorC
He came at last to the turnpike gate and he laid his money down.\u2028
A chord diagramC majorC                                          A chord diagramG+G
He took the first turn to the right and he followed the curve around.
A chord diagramC majorC                                       A chord diagramFF              A chord diagramC majorC
\u2028He took each bend of the cloverleaf, he followed every sign.
A chord diagramC majorC                                              A chord diagramG+G                 A chord diagramC majorC
\u2028And when he came back to the same tollgate, he gave them another dime.


Verse 5:
A chord diagramC majorC                                              A chord diagramFF                     A chord diagramC majorC
His hands were tight on the steering wheel, his lips and throat were dry.
A chord diagramC majorC                                      A chord diagramG+G
\u2028He swore by all that he held dear he'd make it through or die.\u2028
A chord diagramC majorC                                       A chord diagramFF                A chord diagramC majorC
He took the first turn to the right the cloverleaf to go through.
A chord diagramC majorC                                         A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramC majorC
\u2028He was quite sure of his success 'til the tollgate hove in view.


Verse 6:
A chord diagramC majorC                                              A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramC majorC
And now they say when the Moon is full and the cloverleaf is still,
A chord diagramC majorC                                   A chord diagramG+G                C\u2028
The sound of an engine can be heard labouring up the hill.
A chord diagramC majorC                                       A chord diagramFF                  A chord diagramC majorC
\u2028A dime drops in the toll machine in the cool of a summer's night,\u2028
A chord diagramC majorC                                     A chord diagramG+G                 A chord diagramC majorC
And eternally that poor car takes the first turn to the right.

(Words and music by Tom Paxton, 1965)

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