Railroad Earth (Todd Sheaffer)

First played

February 18, 2001

Last played

March 23, 2017

Times played

286

Lyrics/Notes

Capo 5th fret, Intro: C G Am F C G

C Am F C G
through this railroad earth, for whatever it's worth, singin' songs & stayin' high
C Am F C G
& you know i'll be, where my heart feels free, & my thoughts are free to fly

F Am G
oh mama, please don't make me lie
F Am G
i need my freedom, need my open sky

Repeat intro

C Am F C G
in yer socks & shirt & yer bed of dirt, with the midnight moon on high
C Am F C G
& you know i've been where the midnight wind makes your soul & spirit cry

F Am G
oh mama, please don't ask me why
F Am G
i need my freedom, need my open sky

Repeat main chord progression twice for solos then intro

C Am F C G
through this railroad earth, for whatever it's worth, gettin' along & gettin' by
C Am F C G
& you know i'll miss every single kiss as the years go rollin' by

F Am G
oh mama, ain't it good to be alive
F Am G
when you're mountain-top & feelin' high

REPEAT F, Am, G oh mama, aint it good to be alive
when you're down & rollin', free to ride

REPEAT INTRO then A-cappella:
oh mama, please don't make me lie

*Chord progression interpreted by a Hobo. The songwriters have made no representation regarding accuracy. Chords depicted on songs showing the use of a capo are the open chord shapes.

Shows played

2009-02-13 Stone Pony
2009-02-27 Cat's Cradle
2009-03-28 House of Blues - Chicago
2009-04-01 The Slowdown
2009-04-10 Antone's Nightclub
2009-04-27 Belly Up Tavern
2009-05-23 DelFest Latenight Stage @ Allegany County Fairgrounds
2009-06-18 Sheridan Opera House
2009-08-05 Artpark
2009-08-22 Hemp Hoe Down
2009-09-05 Red Rocks Amphitheater
2009-10-03 Variety Playhouse
2009-10-26 Beachland Ballroom
2009-10-30 The Vic Theatre
2009-11-21 Fox Theatre
2009-12-28 The Fillmore
2009-12-31 Aladdin Theater
2017-02-04 Capitol Theatre
2017-03-04 Belly Up Tavern
2017-03-23 First Avenue