Hey Porter Uke tab by Johnny Cash

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INTRO E chordE E chordE E chordE E chordE


Hey Porter Hey Porter Would you tell me the time
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How much longer will it be 'til we cross that Mason Dixon Line
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At daylight will you tell that engineer to slow it down
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Or better still just stop the train 'cause I want to look around


Hey Porter Hey Porter What time did you say
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How much longer will it be 'till I can see the light of day
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When we hit Dixie will you tell that engineer to ring his bell
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And ask everybody that ain't asleep to stand rightup and yell

SOLO 1 E chordE E chordE E chordE E chordE E chordE E chordE F#7 chordF#7 B7 chordB7 E chordE E chordE E chordE A chordA A chordA E chordE B7 chordB7 E chordE

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Hey Porter Hey Porter It's getting light outside
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This old train is puffin' smoke and I have to strain my eyes
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But ask that engineer if he will blow his whistle please
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Cause I smell frost on cotton leaves and I feel that Southern breeze


Hey Porter Hey Porter Please get my bags for me
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I need nobody to tell me now that we're in Tennessee
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Go tell that engineer to make that lonesome whistle scream
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We're not so far from home so take it easy on the steam

SOLO 2 E chordE E chordE E chordE E chordE E chordE E chordE F#7 chordF#7 B7 chordB7 E chordE E chordE E chordE A chordA A chordA E chordE B7 chordB7 E chordE

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Hey Porter Hey Porter Please open up my door

When they stop this train I'm gonna get off first
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cause I can't wait no more
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Tell that engineer I say Thanks a lot I didn't mind the fare
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I'm gonna set my feet on Southern soil and breathe that Southern air

OUTRO E chordE E chordE E chordE E chordE E chordE E chordE

 

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About this song

Written in 1954 and released in 1955, "Hey Porter" was Johnny Cash's first recording at Sun Records studios in Memphis Tennessee. It was paired with "Cry, Cry, Cry" on the B-Side of Cash's first record and essentially launched his enormous career that would go on to span 5 decades and produces scores of hit songs. Since its initial release there have been a number covers including notable versions by Ry Cooder in 1971 and The Folsom Prison Gang in 2011.

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