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request: last train from poor valley

Postby ded1hed » Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:52 pm

hello

i was trying to figure this song out and being lazy thougt i would see if anyone here could help me out.

i have jerry doing "last train from poor valley"with legion of mary 5-21-75 (on gdlive.com)

would appreciate any help with either the jerry version or with norman blakes original (preferably jerry) but no matter.

thanks in advance
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Postby ded1hed » Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:01 pm

well you know what they say,, if you want something done do it yourself. lol
i finally figured the changes out , i knew they werent bad i just kept missing the em change.

anyways here it is for anybody else interested. its a great tune. jerrys version on gdlive is awesome.check it out for timing...its sloow
The chord changes got all scrabbled up when i previewed my post i think ive got the first verse and chorus correctly lined up, listen to the gdlive version and its easy enough to get

Last Train From Poor Valley
Lyrics: Norman Blake
Music: Norman Blake

Played Jerry Garcia with Garcia & Saunders and with Legion Of Mary (sometimes wrongly listed as "Last Train from Corvallis" on setlists and tapes).

a simple intro: e-----------------------
b-------------------------------3--------
g --2h4-2h4--2h4---4--2--0---0h2----4po2po0----

G . . . . . .. . D
It was good one time
C . . . .. . . .... . G
Everything was mighty fine
G . . . . . . . .. D ..... .. .. G
The coal t.ipple roared day and night
G . .......... . . D
And things they got slow
C . ... . ...... . G
For reasons I don't know
G ...................d......... G
And chill winds they pulled into sight

G . . . . D
The mines they closed down
C . . . . G
Everybody lay around
G . . . D . . . G
There wasn't very much left to do
G . . . . D
'Cept stand in that line
C . . . . G
Get your ration script on time
G . . . D . . G
And woman I could see it killin' you


Chorus
G.......................D ..... G . .SNBASS G F# E
Now the soft new snow of December
Em . ..... . . C . . . G
Lightly falls my cabin around
G . . ...... . G7 . . . C
Saw the last train from Poor Valley
G . ..... ....... . . D . . .... ..... . G
Bringing brown-haired Becky Richmond bound

It's been comin' on I know
You soon will be gone
Leavin' crossed your mind every day
[Then you said to me]
"Things are bad back home, you see
I guess I'd better be on my way"

[chorus]

I should hate you now
But I never could somehow
A miner's wife you weren't cut out to be
It wasn't what you thought
Just some dreams that you bought
When you left home and ran away with me

[chorus]
Saw the last train from Poor Valley
Bringing brown-haired Becky Richmond bound
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Postby last_fair_deal » Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:50 pm

Amazing song. simple to play but fucking hard as shit to sing it. jerry did a sweet job singin this on.
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Postby frankielee » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:32 pm

Thanks for your hard work...Great song!
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