Gabriel’s mother’s highway ballad # 16 Blues    (video)

 

        D                       D7                  Bm             G

1.  Woke up this morning with my head in my hand,

     Bb             A                    D

    come on, children, come on,

              D               D7     Bm          G

    the snow was falling all over the land,

     Bb             A                    D

    come on, children, come on.

 

    D           D7          Bm          G

2. I don't know, but I've been told,

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    come on, children, come on.

                     D                D7          Bm          G

    that the streets of heaven have all been sold,

    Bb               A                   D

    come on, children, come on.

 

D                     D7        G            D

    Come on, children, all come home,

  G                  Em             A     - A7

Jesus gonna make you well.

Em                  A                      D

    Come on, people, now it's time to go,

Em                      A             D

 go to where a man can dwell.   

 

             D             D7            Bm           G

3. The sun come up while I wrote this song,

    Bb              A                    D

    come on, children, come on,

              D         D7             Bm         G

    to remember me, that it won’t be long.

    Bb              A                    D

    come on, children, come on.              + CHORUS

 

    D                    D7        - Bm                   G

4.     Come on, Gabriel,           blow that thing,

    Bb              A                    D

    come on, children, come on,

     D                   D7            Bm             G

    all God's children got to dance and sing,

    Bb              A                    D

    come on, children, come on.

 

 

 

 

 

     D                   D7                 - Bm                    G

5.      All God's children got to          sing and shout,

    Bb              A                    D

    come on, children, come on,

             D           D7                 Bm         G

    ain't nobody round 'bout to kick you out,

    Bb              A                    D

    come on, children, come on.

 

     D                        D7          Bm        G

6.      One of these days we'll all be there,

    Bb              A                    D

    come on, children, come on,

    D                D7          Bm          G

    in those wheels way up in the air,

    Bb              A                    D

    come on, children, come on.

 

     D                   D7              -  Bm                    G

7.      Come on, everybody,              what's it worth,

    Bb              A                    D

    come on, children, come on,

     D                    D7 Bm             G

    to make a heaven out of this earth,

    Bb              A                    D

    come on, children, come on.             + CHORUS

 

    (Arlo Guthrie)