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Turn This Train Around

07:28
Bill Vaughan, Aaron Clay, James Cotton, John Greeley, Amanda Wilkins
01/01/15
Bill Vaughan

Story

Written in 1976, this tune is a fusion of styles: R&B, jazz and rock.  Like the first track, No Shame and several others on this album, it features the late, great John Greeley on drums, recorded in 2002. Listen for the great solo at the end by bassist, Aaron Clay.

Lyrics

2. Turn This Train Around (Em)

 

Intro: Em Em Em Em (piano solo)

 

Vs. 1: Em                                                        Em

When the moon rises above the clouds

C                                  C                D                                 Em

Spreading bent light to everything around

Em                                                                                                       Em

When the sun burns away the air, I don’t care

C                                  D                                 Em

Or the stars no longer there

C                                                    D                                     Em        

That’s where I’ll take you when we find the open door

C                                                    D                                      Em       

That’s when we’ll realize it don’t matter anymore

C                                                    D               Em                                                 Asus          A

That’s when we’ll walk away, hand in hand, leading away

Bm                               Em

Turn this train around

 

Vs. 2:

Now the train is running down the track

And it’s never, ever coming back

There must be something you can show me in the long run

There must be something you can say

There must be something you can show me show me the way

Turn this train around

 

Br.:   Emaj                                     C                D               E

E                        C                                            D                                 E

Everyone, take someone, turn this train around

G                       C                                   D                                          G

Everyone, take someone, turn this train around

E                       C                                             D                                 E

Everyone, take someone, turn this train around

 

Em             Em             Em             Em

Piano solo over verse, other solos as desired

 

Vs. 3:

When the moon rises above the clouds

Spreading bent light to everything around

There must be something you can show me in the long run

There must be something you can say

There must be something you can show me show me the way

Turn this train around

 

Everyone, take someone, turn this train around

Everyone, take someone, turn this train around

Everyone, take someone, turn this train around

Repeat and fade