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Harry Chapin, Corey's Coming Chords (ver.1)

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Corey's Coming Chords (ver.1)

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                Corey's Comin'
Harry Chapin

This is the best I could do, It's also only the second one i could find all over.  If 
don't like it, Fix it.


so really theres only 3 parts to the song... theres the first part of the verse, "Old 
Joseph...is time."  the second part of the verse "I come by...for the last."  and the 
 also the whole song is capo'd at 4 or 5.
capo 5
the chords (relative to capo) go:

pt1: D, G, D, Em, A, G, A
pt2:Em, Bm, C, A, Em, Bm, 
D
Ch: D, G, Em, A, G, A, D, 
A, D

G/f#:
e|-3----|
B|-3----|
G|-0----|
D|-0----|
A|-0----|
E|-2----|

G/E:
e|-3----|
B|-3----|
G|-0----|
D|-0----|
A|-0----|
E|-0----|

D*:
e|-0----|
B|-3----|
G|-2----|
D|-0----|
A|-----
E|-----

D                     G                  D
Old John Joseph was a man with two first names
Em                   A                        G               
A
They left him in the railroad yard when they     took away the trains
D                            G                 D
Only one run a week comes on roaring down that line
Em                 A               G G/f# 
Em
So all he's got to worry 'bout is    time.

  Em                        Bm
I come by in the evening to hear 'bout where he's been
  C                             A
He says - Come on sit down Kid, where shall I begin?
          Em                            Bm
He starts telling me the stories of the glories of his past
       C                             D/sus2 D D*  D
But he always saves the story of his Corey for the last.

                 D                       G
And he says - My Corey's coming. No more sad stories coming
   Em                 A               G                 A
My midnight-moonlight-morning-glory's coming aren't you girl?
    D                         G
And like I told you, when she holds you
    A                  D
She enfolds you in her world.

D                                         G              D
I was quite surprised to find out all the places that he knew
    Em             A               G            A
And so I asked the townfolk if his stories were true
            D                       G                       D
They said - Old John was born here, he's lived here all his life
     Em          A        G           A
He's never had a woman,   let alone a wife.

    Em                        Bm
And very soon you'll find out as you check around
     C                         A
That no one named Corey's ever lived in this town
    Em                            Bm
So I chided the old man 'bout the truth that I had heard
       C                            D/sus2 D D*  D
But he smiled and said - Reality is only just a word.

D                     G                   D
I came by one evening but he did not hear my shout
Em              A          G                A
I looked in the window and saw the fire was out
D                           G             D
When he would not wake up I forced in the door
Em                      A                 G   A      D
And found that Old John Joseph would tell stories no more.

Dm
The scene at the graveyard, three of us were there
Dm                     Em                 A
Me and the gravedigger heard the parson's prayer
A
He said - We need not grieve for this man,
A
For we know that God cares!

D                                   G             D
They put the cold dirt over him and left me on my own
Em                  A          G             A
And when at last I looked up I saw I was not alone
D                                    G              D
So I said - If you're a relative, he had a peaceful end.
Em                    A               G       A      D
She said - My name is Corey - you can say I'm just a friend.

D                       G
Corey's coming, no more sad stories coming
   Em                 A               G                 A
My midnight-moonlight-morning-glory's coming aren't you girl?
    D                         G
And like I told you, when she holds you
    A                  D
She enfolds you in her world.

   D                               G             D
So that's the old man's story, I'm glad you came tonight
  Em              A                  G              A
A busted down old railroad yard sure makes a lonely sight
               D                     G             D
You may wonder why a young man would work out here alone
Em                 A                   G   G/f# 
Em
Well the job pays enough to keep some flesh on my bones.

Em                             Bm
And I confess I get to missing the old man a bit
C                               D/sus2 D D*  D
And there's one other reason I guess I should admit -
                 D                       G           D
Can't you see my Corey's coming, no more sad stories coming
   Em                 A               G                 A
My midnight-moonlight-morning-glory's coming aren't you girl?
    D                G
And like he told me, when she holds me
    A                 D
She enfolds me in her world.
            
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