transcription from jonimitchell.com


Just Like This Train

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell
Tuning: CGDFCE   "Joni" Tuning: C77374

Special thanks to Mark Domyancich for reminding me to add the middle 8 part!

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1st verse:

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I'm always running      behind the times 

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       just like this        train 
  

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Shakin' into   town with the brakes   complaining 


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I used to count lovers like rail - road cars 


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I        counted them on         my       side 


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Lately I don't  count on 


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nothin'  I just let things  slide   The station 


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The station master's         shuff-


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ling cars          boxcars are 


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banging          in


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the                yards     Jealous 


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lovin'll    make you 


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crazy              If you can't find 


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your      goodness 'cause you lost 


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your      heart    'cause you've lost your 


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heart 


2nd verse:

I went looking for a cause 
Or a strong cat without claws 
Or any reason to resume 
And I found this empty seat 
In this crowded waiting room 
(Everybody waiting) 
Old man sleeping on his bags 
Women with that teased-up kind of hair 
Kids with the jitters in their legs 
And those wide, wide open stares 
And the kids got cokes and chocolate bars 
There's a thin man smoking a fat cigar 
Jealous lovin'll make you crazy 
If you can't find your goodness 
'Cause you've lost your heart 
'Cause you've lost your heart 


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What are you gonna do now?  Ain't got no one to give your love to


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3rd verse:

Well I've got this berth and this roll-down blind 
I've got this fold-up sink 
And these rocks and these cactuses going by 
And a bottle of German wine to drink 
Settle down into the clickety clack 
With the clouds and the stars to read 
Dreaming of the pleasure I'm going to have 
Wathing you harline recede 
(my vain darling) 
Watching your hair and clouds and stars 
I'm rocking away in a sleeping car 
This jealous lovin's bound to make me 
Crazy 
I can't find my goodness 
I lost 

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my        heart    Oh sour grapes because I lost my 

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heart 
  

[This ending follows the final repetition of the Intro chord sequence:] 

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© 1973 Crazy Crow Music BMI

 

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