The highway song    (video)

 

    G - D - G ~

 

       G                                                        D

1. Right about now you’ll find me on the highway,

                                                                    G

    pointing my thumb at all the cars going my way.

      G                                                            D

    Right about here you’ll see me getting weary,

                                                                      G  

    I got no one left to keep me warm and cheery.

 

                G                         C        G                         C

But the thought of coming home keeps me going strong,

   G                         C               G      D              G   - D

keeps me holding on, singing la, la, la, la dee da,

             G       D             G  - D

singing la, la, la, la dee da.

             C                               G     B7             C

All the boys in the city were cold, hard and pretty,

             G      D              G     - D

singing la, la, la, la dee da.

 

+  G ~ ~

 

      G                                                                 D

2. Right about now I can taste that old home cookin’,

                                                             G

    smackin’ my lips, I see it, not even lookin’.

      G                                                 D

    Right about here I hear my baby laughin’,

                                                                                 G

    and I’m losing my mind, havin’ the thoughts I’m havin’.

 

+  CHORUS

 

(orig. moves up half a note to capo 1st here)      +  G ~ ~

 

      G                                                                D

3. Right about here a stranger waves “come with me”,

                                                                 G

    and I run like a rabbit, I can’t let him miss me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                      D

    The stranger asks me “where’s my destination”,

                                                                      G  

    so I tell him and he says “sorry, wrong direction”.  

 

                G                         C        G                         C

But the thought of coming home keeps me going strong,

   G                         C               G      D              G   - D

keeps me holding on, singing la, la, la, la dee da,

             G       D             G  - D

singing la, la, la, la dee da.

             C                               G      B7            C

All the boys in the city were cold, hard and pretty,

             G      D              G

singing la, la, la, la dee da.

 

                      D             G      D              G

+  Come on, sing now, la, la, la, la dee da.  (4x)   .....

 

    (Nancy Sinatra)