500 Miles chords

Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan & Stark Sands

  • 500-miles was written by Hedy West (1961) - American folk singer and songwriter. The song is covered by Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan & Stark Sandswas on the sountrack of the 2013 movie, Inside Llewyn Davis. The album of the same name was recorded at several studios around America featuring folk music from various artists.
  • Music: Key of A Major in 4/4 time at 116 bpm (♩) with chords A, F#m, Bm, E
  • Easier: Place a Capo on the 2nd fret and play in G Major - Easier for beginners
    Chords with Capo: G, Em, Am, D

500 Miles

Capo on 2 if you are playing with the video

Intro: 4/4  🎜 |  G  |  Em  |  Am |  %  |  %  |  D  |  G  |  %  |

           G                 Em             Am 
1. If you miss the train I'm on__ You will know that I am gone
            Am                 D              G
   You can hear the whis-tle blow a hun-dred miles
                G                Em                Am
   A hun-dred miles, a hun-dred miles, a hun-dred miles, a hun-dred miles
           Am                D                  G   |  %  |
   You can hear the whistle blow__ a hun-dred miles


              G             Em               Am
2. Lord, I'm one, Lord, I'm two__ Lord, I'm three, Lord, I'm four
             Am                              D
   Lord, I'm five hun-dred miles a-way from home
               G                Em               Am
   A-way from home, a-way from home__ A-way from home, a-way from home
             Am              D               G   |  %  |
   Lord, I'm five hun-dred miles a-way from home


Instr: |  G  |  Em  |  Am  |  %  |  %  |   %  |  D  |  %  |
       |  G  |  Em  |  Am  |  %  |  %  |   D  |  G  |  %  |


           G          Em          Am
3. Not a shirt on my back__ Not a pen-ny to my name
           Am                           D
   Lord, I can't go back home this ole way
             G            Em             Am
   This ole way, this ole way__ This ole way, this ole way
           Am             D                  G   |  %  |
   Lord, I can't go back home this this ole way

           G                 Em            Am
4. If you miss the train I'm on__ You will know that I am gone
           Am                                D 
   You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles
               G               Em                 Am
   A hundred miles, a hundred miles__ A hun-dred miles, a hun-dred miles,
            Am                D                G   |  %  |
   You can hear the whis-tle blow a hun-dred miles
            Am                D                G   |  %  |
   You can hear the whis-tle blow a hun-dred miles
            Am                D              G
   You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles
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🗝️ G Major

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

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Notes:

  • A very easy song to play - beginners will love this.
  • I have used a very simple chord arrangement, but you can experiment with these chords if you find them a little simplistic. Just remember, sometimes less is more especially when you have such a beautiful melody line.
  • Along with D, you can try the chords D7 and Dsus2
  • Along with Am, you can use Am7 or even Asus2
  • There are no hard fast rules. As long as the chords meld with the melody.
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