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500 Miles Away from Home (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel
500 Miles Away from Home (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel ( 1 )
 Capo 4th Fret - 4/4 Time
 Arranged By Helmut Bickel
 Audio File From Tutorial
NOTE: Lyrics and Chords below


Verse:
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           C                 Am
      _     _ _ _   _ _ _     _ _ _   _ _ _     
   | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   
e|-------|-0-----0---------|-0-----0---------|
B|---1---|---------3---1---|---------3---1---|
G|-0---0-|-----0---------0-|-----2---------2-|
D|-------|---2-------2-----|---2-------2-----|
A|-------|-3-------3-------|-0-------0-------|
E|-------|-----------------|-----------------|

   Dm                F                 G                 
    _ _ _   _ _ _     _ _ _   _ _ _     _ _ _   _ _ _
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
e|-------0---------|-----------------|-------0---------|
B|-3---3---3---1---|-------------1---|-3-------3---1---|
G|---2-------2---0-|-2---2---2-----2-|-----0---------0-|
D|-0-------0-------|---3---3---3-----|---0-------0-----|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|

   C6/9              C
    _ _ _   _ _ _     _ _ _
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|-----------------|-----------|
B|-------------1---|-1-----1-1-|
G|-2---0---2-----0-|-----0---0-|
D|---0---0---0-----|---2-----2-|
A|-----------------|-3-------3-|
E|-3-------3-------|-----------|


Chorus:
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         C         Am        Dm        F

   | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-----|-0-0-----|-0-0-----|---0-----|---------|
B|---1-|-1---3-1-|-1---3-1-|-3---3-1-|-------1-|
G|-0---|-0-------|-2-------|-2-------|-2---2---|
D|-----|-2-------|-2-------|-0-------|-3-------|
A|-----|-3-------|-0-------|---------|---------|
E|-----|---------|---------|---------|-1-------|

   G                   C
                    
   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|---0-----|---------|---------|---------|
B|-3---3-1-|-------1-|-1-------|---------|
G|-0-------|-2-0-2---|-0-------|---------|
D|---------|-0---0---|-2-------|---------|
A|---------|---------|-3-------|---------|
E|-3-------|-3---3---|---------|---------|


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Lyrics and Chords:
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Verse:
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       C                  Am
If you miss the train I'm on, 
          Dm             F
you will know that I am gone, 
        G                '              C
you can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles
        C                  Am
A hundred miles, a hundred miles, 
        Dm        F
a hundred miles, a hundred miles, 
        G                '              C
you can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles


Chorus:
------

          C              Am             
Lord, I'm one, Lord, I'm two, 
          Dm             F
Lord, I'm three, Lord, I'm four,
          G              '              C
Lord, I'm five hundred miles a way from home


Not a shirt on my back, 
not a penny to my name. 
Lord, I can't go back home this-a way

This-a way, this-a way, 
this-a way, this-a way, 
Lord, I can't go back home this-a 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

You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles
        
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500 Miles Away from Home (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel

Please visit Helmut Bickel’s Tutorial for the original tab, full lesson, audio file and complete breakdown of this arrangement. All rights belong to the copyright holder.

Note: The tab portion of the PDF was transcribed from Helmut Bickel’s Tutorial.

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500 Miles Away from Home (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel
500 Miles Away from Home (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel

This fingerstyle version of the song is arranged by Helmut Bickel. Visit his YouTube Channel

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"500 Miles" (also known as "500 Miles Away from Home" or "Railroaders' Lament") is a song made popular in the United States and Europe during the 1960s folk revival. The simple repetitive lyrics offer a lament by a traveler who is far from home, out of money and too ashamed to return.

The song is generally credited as being written by Hedy West, and a 1961 copyright is held by Atzal Music, Inc. "500 Miles" is West's "most anthologized song".

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 3/20/2021
Audio: Helmut Bickel’s Tutorial
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Tab: 157 Downloads
Genre: Folk