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The Promised Land
lyrics and chords

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The Promised Land lyrics and chords are provided for your personal use, it was recorded by Elvis Presley and others. It's one that most amateurs will love to play, it's up tempo with easy chords.

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The Promised Land
recorded by Elvis Presley
written by Chuck Berry
 
C                                  
I left my home in Norfolk Virginia
                 F    
California on my mind
  G7                             
I straddled that Greyhound and
                                        C     
Rode him into Raleigh and on across Caroline
 
 
We had motor trouble it turned into a struggle
                   F   
Half way across Alabam
         G7                                           
And that 'Hound broke down and left us all stranded
                   C   
In downtown Birmingham
 
                                              
Right away I bought me a through train ticket
                          F      
Riding across Mississippi clean
          G7                                        
And I was on that midnight flyer out of Birmingham
                   C     
Smoking into New Orleans
 
 
Somebody help me get out of Louisiana
                            F     
Just help me get to Houston town
          G7                                       
There are people there who care a little about me
                              C     
And they won't let a poor boy down
 
 
Sure as you're born they bought me a silk suit
                       F      
They put luggage in my hands
      G7                              
And I woke up high over Albuquerque
                         C    
On a jet to the promised land
 
 
We stopped at Charlotte we by passed Rock Hill
                      F    
We never was a minute late
       G7                                      
We was ninety miles out of Atlanta by sundown
                       C      
Rolling out of Georgia state
 
                          
Working on a T-bone steak
                                        F      
I had a party flying over to the golden state
         G7                                       
When the pilot told us that in thirteen minutes
                                C     
He would get us to the terminal gate
 
 
Swing Low Chariot come down easy
                     F    
Taxi to the terminal door
G7                                    
Cut your engines and cool you wings
                              C      
And let me make it to the telephone
 
 
Los Angeles give me Norfolk Virginia
                 F  
Tidewater 4-10-0-9
         G7                                          
Tell the folks back home this is the promised land
                             C    
Calling and the boy's on the line

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Here's a country classic that all of us can do, it has easy to make chords with an up tempo rhythm. All the verses are the same so there's not too much to learn. Print The Promised Land lyrics and chords, practice and enjoy.

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