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500 Miles Away from Home (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel

 Capo 4th Fret - 4/4 Time
 Arranged By Helmut Bickel
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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:
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          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... - Helmut Bickel




500 Miles Away from Home... - Helmut Bickel
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 3/20/2021
Audio: Helmut Bickel’s Tutorial
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Genre: Folk
 
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500 Miles Away from Home (Fingerstyle)

Please visit Helmut Bickel’s Tutorial for the original tab, full lesson, audio file and complete breakdown of this arrangement.

The Tab file here is my own work and represents my interpretation of the song. Tab files with reference to any artist are not meant to be actual transcriptions of copyrighted material. All rights belong to the copyright holders.

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

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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