Homeward Bound chords

by Simon & Garfunkel

  • Homeward Bound was written by Paul Simon. The single was recorded Dec 10, 1965 and released in 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, F/A (Dm), Fm/Ab (Fm6), 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, D/F#, Dm/F, C, Am, D7, E7, F
  • Alternative Voicings: D/F# can be played as Bm and Dm/F can be played as Dm6... all charts below
Simon and Garfunkel

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,
         D/F#                    Dm/F         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
      D/F#                        Dm/F         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,
        D/F#                       Dm/F        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

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings

 Right Handed Chord Tabs
           G                D/F#                   Dm/F                 C                 Am  
    e|---|---|-1-|     e|---|-2-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|-1-|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-3-|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|-4-|     D|---|---|-4-|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|-1-|     E|---|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3   4          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

          D7                   Bm                   Dm6                E7                  F
    e|---|-3-|---|     e|---|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|-1-|-2-|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|-4-|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|-1-|---|-3-|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|-3-|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-1-|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|---|---|x
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3   4          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3


                                                     
Left Handed Chord Tabs
          G                   D/F#                Dm/F                 C                 Am
    |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|-3-|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|-1-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |-4-|---|---|---|D     |-4-|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D
    |---|-1-|---|A    x|---|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A
    |-2-|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          4   3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets
      
         D7                    Bm                  Dm6                E7                  F
    |---|-3-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|-2-|-1-|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |-4-|---|-1-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |-3-|---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D
   x|---|---|---|A     |---|---|-1-|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A    x|---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          4   3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets

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.
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