Homeward Bound chords & lyrics

by Simon & Garfunkel

  • Homeward Bound was written by Paul Simon. The single was recorded Dec 10, 1965 and released Jan 19, 1966 from the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme in the US and Sounds of Silence in the UK.
  • Music: Bb Major in 4/4 time - moderately fast
  • Chords: Bb, Dm (F/A), Fm6 (Fm/Ab), Eb, Cm, F7, G7, Ab
  • Easier: When playing live, Paul Simon uses a Capo on the 3rd fret and plays in G Major.
  • Chords with Capo on 3: G, Bm, Dm6, C, Am, D7, E7, F
  • Alternative Chords: D/F# can be played instead of Bm and Dm/F can be played instead of Dm6... all charts below

Homeward Bound by Simon and Garfunkel

Capo on 3rd fret if playing with the video
Count:       1& 2& 3& 4&  1&   2& 3 & 4&
Intro: 4/4  |   -   G    | F/C  F    G   |
                                       (I'm)
        G
1. I'm sit-tin' in the rail-way station,
          Bm                          Dm6      E7
   Got a tick-et to my des-ti-na-tion__  Mm-mm-mm...
   Am                                F
   On a tour of one-night stands my suit-case and gui-tar in hand.
        G                                   D7                     (G)
   And ev-'ry stop is neat-ly planned for a po-et and a one-man band.
 G            C                 G                  C
   Home-ward bound__  I wish I was__   Home-ward bound__
    G              Am      G   F   C
   Home where my thought's es-cap-ing, 
    G            Am  G     F    C
   Home where my mu-sic's play-ing,
    G             Am   G    F    C    D7            G
   Home where my love lies wait-ing__ Si-lent-ly for me.

   G
2. Ev-'ry day's an end-less stream
      Bm                               Dm6       E7
   Of cig-a-rettes and mag-a-zi-i-ines__   Mm-mm-mm...
        Am                                  F
   And each town looks the same to me, the mov-ies and the fac-tor-ies
        G                                D7                      (G)
   And ev-'ry strang-er's face I see re-minds me that I long to be,
 G             C                G                  C
   Home-ward bound__  I wish I was__   Home-ward bound__
    G              Am      G   F   C
   Home where my thought's es-cap-ing, 
    G            Am  G     F    C
   Home where my mu-sic's play-ing,
    G             Am   G    F    C    D7            G
   Home where my love lies wait-ing__ Si-lent-ly for me.

        G
3. To-night I'll sing my songs a-gain,
         Bm                           Dm6       E7
   I'll play the game and pre-te-e-end__  Mm-mm-mm...
       Am                                F
   But all my words come back to me in shades of me-di-oc-ri-ty
         G                          D7                         (G)
   Like emp-ti-ness in har-mon-y I need some-one to com-fort me.
 G             C                G                  C
   Home-ward bound__  I wish I was__   Home-ward bound__
    G              Am      G   F   C
   Home where my thought's es-cap-ing, 
    G            Am  G     F    C
   Home where my mu-sic's play-ing,
    G             Am   G    F    C    D7            G
   Home where my love lies wait-ing__ Si-lent-ly for me.
 D7              G   | G  -  C  |  G  |
   Si-lent-ly for me...

G Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
B: Bass Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Guitar Tab Intro

Please Note:
  • Symbols in brackets represent chord names with respect to a guitar with a capo on the 3rd fret. (Tab 0 = 3rd fret).
  • Symbols above brackets represent the actual chords without a capo.
  • Full Guitar Tab - Download at MusicaNeo.Com
Homeward Bound Intro Tab
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