Homeward Bound chords

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 in G major: G, Bm, Dm6, C, Am, D7, E7, F
  • Alternative Chords: D/F# can be played instead of Bm & Dm/F can be played instead of Dm6... all charts below including the Guitar Tab for the Intro.

Homeward Bound by Simon and Garfunkel

Capo on 3 if playing with the video Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
  
                          G       F/C  F    G
Intro Timing: 4/4 | 1& 2& 3& 4& | 1&   2& 3 & 4&  |
                                                (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
   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
   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
   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: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    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.
  • Symbols above brackets represent the actual chords without a capo.
  • Full Guitar Tab - MusicNotes.Com
Homeward Bound Intro Tab
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