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.............................. Homeward Bound ............................

Copyright  1966 Paul Simon

From the Miami University concert, November 11 1969, as heard on the "Back 
to College" or "A Time of Innocence" recordings.

Transcribed by John McGann.

% indicates a repeat of the previous measure.


Capo 3rd fret  (see tuning info on main page)

     G
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--3--------------|
B:|--0---0---0h1p0--|-----------------|-----------------|--0--------------|
G:|--0---0---0h2p0--|--2-0-------0----|--0--------------|--0--------------|
D:|--0--------------|--3-2---2---0h2--|--0h2p0-----0----|--0--------------|
A:|-----------------|--------3--------|---------3-------|--2--------------|
E:|--3--------------|-----------------|-----------------|--3--------------|

                                                                      I'm

  *  G                                   D/F#
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G:|------0----------|-----------------|-----------------|--------%--------|
D:|--------------0--|------0-------0--|------0-------0--|-----------------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|--3-------3------|--3-------3------|--2-------2------|-----------------|

   sittin'   in  the railway station .. ticket  for  my  destination


     F6                                  Em
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------0-----|
G:|-----------------|--------%--------|-----------------|-------0-------0-|
D:|------0-------0--|-----------------|------2-------2--|-----2-------2---|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|--1-------1------|-----------------|--0-------0------|--0------0-------|

                                 mmm mmm mmm


  #  Am                                  F
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-------1---------|-------------1---|-------------1---|-----------1-----|
G:|-----2------2----|-------2---------|-------2---------|-------2-------2-|
D:|-----2---------2-|-----2-----------|-----3---------3-|-----3-------3---|
A:|--0-------0------|--0-------0------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|---------------3-|--1-------1------|--1------1-------|

    On a tour    of   one night stands my suitcase and guitar in hand  and


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

    every   stop  is  neatly  planned .. poet    and  a   one  man  band


  $  G                                   C
e:|------3----3---3-|------3----------|-----0-0-----0-0-|---0-0-0---------|
B:|------0----0---0-|------0----------|-----1-------1---|---1-1-1--(0)-(0)|
G:|------0----0---0-|------0----------|-----0-------0---|---0-0-0--(0)-(0)|
D:|------0----0---0-|------0----------|-----2-------2---|---2-2-2--(0)-(0)|
A:|-----------------|----------0---2--|--3--------------|-3-------2---0---|
E:|--3------3---3---|--3--------------|----------3------|-----------------|

                      Home  -  -  ward  bound                  I wish I


     G                                   C
e:|------3------3-3-|----3-3-3--------|-----0-0-----0-0-|---0-0-0---------|
B:|------0------0---|----0-0-0--------|-----1-------1---|---1-1-1---0---0-|
G:|------0------0---|----0-0-0--------|-----0-------0---|---0-0-0---0---0-|
D:|----0------0-----|----0-0-0--------|-----2-------2---|---2-2-2---0---0-|
A:|-----------------|-----------0--2--|--3--------------|-3-------2---0---|
E:|--3------3-------|--3--------------|----------3------|-----------------|

        was           home  -  -  ward  bound



Repeat these two measures once  [expanded time-base for clarity]:

      G                                    F         C    F     G
e:||------3----------3----------(1)---|----1---------0----1-----3--3--3--||
B:||------0----------0----------(1)---|----1---------1----1-----0--0--0--||
G:||------0----------0----------(2)---|----2---------0----2-----0--0--0--||
D:||------0----------0----------(3)---|----3---------2----3-----0--0--0--||
A:||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
E:||--3------------3----------3-------|----------------------------------||

      Home                where my       thought's   e - scap - ing
      Home                where my        mu  -  - sic's play - ing


    G                  F  G  F  C        D                G
e:|-----3----3---(1)|--1------------0-|------0----------|-----------------|
B:|-----0----0---(1)|--1--0-----------|-----3-----3-----|-----------0-----|
G:|-----0----0---(2)|--2--0-----------|---------------X-|---------------0-|
D:|-----0----0---(3)|--3--0--3--2-----|--0------0---0---|-----0-------0---|
A:|-----------------|-------------0---|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-3------3----3---|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|

    Home     where my love . waiting    silently    for  me


     G              @
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G:|-------%---------|--------%--------|--------%--------|
D:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



For "Every day's an endless stream ..." return to * and repeat.
	This time through, play this one bar variation at #:

  # Am
e:|---0-------0-----|
B:|---------------1-|
G:|-------2---------|
D:|-----2-------2---|
A:|-0-------0-------|
E:|-----------------|

.. each town looks the ...


Also in the second verse, note this four bar variation at $:

  $  G                                   C
e:|-----------------|-----------------|--0--------------|-----------------|
B:|-----0-----0-----|------0---1---3--|-------1---1-----|----1------(0)---|
G:|---------------0-|-----------------|---------------0-|--------0--------|
D:|-----0-------0---|-----------------|-----2-------2---|------2----------|
A:|-----------------|----------0---2--|--3--------------|--3-------2---0--|
E:|--3------3-------|--3---3----------|---------3-------|-----------------|

 Homeward bound                                                 I wish I ..



For the third verse, return to * and repeat, no variations.  This time
	through, at @ jump to this ending:

     D/F#                                F6
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G:|-----------------|--------%--------|-----------------|--------%--------|
D:|------0-------0--|-----------------|------0-------0--|-----------------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|--2-------2------|-----------------|--1-------1------|-----------------|

                          silently    for     me


     G
e:|-----------------|--------------3--|
B:|-----0h1p0-------|--------------0--|
G:|-----0h2p0--2-0--|-----0----0---0--|
D:|------------3-2--|--2--0h2--0---0--|
A:|-----------------|--3-----------2--|
E:|--3--------------|--------------3--|


Lyrics:

I'm sittin' in the railway station,
Got a ticket for my destination, mmm mmm mmm.
On a tour of one night stands,
My suitcase and guitar in hand, 
And every stop is neatly planned, 
For a poet and a one man band.

Homeward bound, I wish I was, homeward bound.
Home, where my thought's escaping,
Home, where my music's playing,
Home, where my love lies waiting,
Silently for me.

Every day's an endless stream,
Of cigarettes and magazines.
And each town looks the same to me,
The movies and the factories.
And every stranger's face I see,
Reminds me that I long to be,

Homeward bound, I wish I was, homeward bound.
Home, where my thought's escaping,
Home, where my music's playing,
Home, where my love lies waiting,
Silently for me.

Tonight I'll sing my songs again,
I'll play the game and pretend.
But all my words come back to me,
In shades of mediocrity.
Like emptiness in harmony,
I need someone to comfort me.

Homeward bound, I wish I was, homeward bound.
Home, where my thought's escaping,
Home, where my music's playing,
Home, where my love lies waiting,
Silently for me,
Silently for me.