“Five Hundred Miles” — lyrics & chords

Traditional. Arranged by Andru Bemis

              G                                     Em
If you miss the train I’m on
                    C                                Am7
You will know that I am gone
                    D7                                                                    G
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles
                                                                Em
A hundred miles, a hundred miles
                         C                                    Am7
A hundred miles, a hundred miles
                    D7                                                                   G
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles

Lord, I’m one, I’m two, I’m three, I’m four
I’m five hundred miles away from home
Away from home, away from home
Away from home, away from home
I’m five hundred miles from my home

Just the shirt on my back, not a penny to my name
Lord, I can’t go home this way
This way, this way
This way, this way
I can’t go back home this way

If you miss the train I’m on
You will know that I am gone
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles
A hundred miles, a hundred miles
A hundred miles, a hundred miles
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles