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  • Johnny Come Lately

    Bytown Ukulele Group posted on February 29, 2012 11:21

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    Another Steve Earle song.  This one is from Copperhead Road where his session musicians were a little group know as the Pogues.  Reading the liner notes to this magnificent album is how I learned of the Pogues who soon became a favourite of mine.

    For February 17th 2016 "Anything Goes" jam, We will be singing the song in the key of F so you will not be able to play along with the video below.  This is a great song though, very fun to play, well worth adding to your repetoire.

    Johnny Come Lately
    Steve Earle

    (Start with four downstrokes of [F])

    I'm an A-[F]merican, boys, and I've come a long [Bb]way
    I was [F]born and bred in the [C]USA
    So [Dm]listen up close, I've got [Bb]something to [F]say
    Boys, I'm buying this [C]round

    Well it [F]took a little while, but we're in this [Bb]fight
    And we [F]ain't going home 'til we've [C]done what's right
    We're [Dm]gonna drink Camden Town [Bb]dry to-[F]night
    If I have to spend [C]my last [F]pound

    When I [F]first got to London it was pourin' down [Bb]rain
    [F]Met a little girl in the [C]field canteen
    [Dm]Painted her name on the [Bb]nose of my [F]plane
    Six more missions I'm [C]gone

    Well I [F]asked if I could stay and she said that I [Bb]might
    Then the [F]warden came around yelling [C]"turn out the lights"
    [Dm]Death rainin' down in the [Bb]London [F]night
    We made [C]love 'til [F]dawn

    CHORUS:
    But when [Bb]Johnny Come Lately comes [F]marching home
    With a chest full of medals and a [C]G.I. loan
    They'll be [Dm]waitin' at the station in [Bb]San An-[F]tone
    When Johnny comes [C]marching [F]home 

    My [F]P47 is a pretty good [Bb]ship
    And she [F]took a round comin' 'cross the [C]channel last trip
    I was [Dm]thinkin' 'bout my baby and [Bb]letting her [F]rip
    Always got me through so [C]far

    Well they can [F]ship me all over this great big [Bb]world
    But I'll [F]never find nothing like my [C]North End girl
    I'm [Dm]taking her home with me [Bb]one day, [F]sir,
    Soon as we [C]win this [F]war

    CHORUS:
    But when [Bb]Johnny Come Lately comes [F]marching home
    With a chest full of medals and a [C]G.I. loan
    They'll be [Dm]waitin' at the station in [Bb]San An-[F]tone
    When Johnny comes [C]marching [F]home

    Now [F]my granddaddy sang me this [Bb]song
    [F]Told me about London when the [C]blitz was on
    [Dm]How he married Grandma and brought her [Bb]back [F]home,
    A hero throughout his [C]land

    Now I'm [F]standin' on a runway in [Bb]San Diego
    A [F]couple purple hearts and I [C]move a little slow
    There's [Dm]nobody here, maybe [Bb]nobody [F]knows
    About a place called [C]Viet-[F]nam

    CHORUS:
    But when [Bb]Johnny Come Lately comes [F]marching home
    With a chest full of medals and a [C]G.I. loan
    They'll be [Dm]waitin' at the station in [Bb]San An-[F]tone
    When Johnny comes [C]marching [F]home

    But when [Bb]Johnny Come Lately comes [F]marching home
    With a chest full of medals and a [C]G.I. loan
    They'll be [Dm]waitin' at the station in [Bb]San An-[F]tone
    When Johnny comes [C]marching [F]home

    A video for this song:



    The Pogues singing - live in Japan




    Steve Earle

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