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The Recorded version is in E, but I find it's much easier to play in G.
Bar the Cm, all the other chords are standard.

G (320003@1)                  
It was just after dark when the truck started down
    C (x32010@1)                  Cm (x3101x@1)            Gthe (320003@1)hill that leads into Scranton Pennsylvania.
          F (133211@1)     Em (022000@1)     Dm (xx0231@1)       GCarrying (320003@1)thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
          F (133211@1)     Em (022000@1)     Dm (xx0231@1)       GCarrying (320003@1)thirty thousand pounds of bananas.

GHe (320003@1)was a young driver,
      C (x32010@1)         Cmjust (x3101x@1)out on his second job.
      GAnd (320003@1)he was carrying the next day's pasty fruits
      C (x32010@1)              Cmfor (x3101x@1)everyone in that coal-scarred city
      G (320003@1)where children play without despair
      C (x32010@1)     Cm (x3101x@1)               Gin (320003@1)backyard slag-piles and folks manage to eat each day
         F (133211@1)     Em.....
about thirty thousand .....

GHe (320003@1)passed a sign that he should have seen,
           C (x32010@1)           Cm (x3101x@1)                      Gsaying (320003@1)"shift to low gear, a fifty dollar fine my friend."
                     C (x32010@1)             CmHe (x3101x@1)was thinking perhaps about the warm-breathed woman
Gwho (320003@1)was waiting at the journey's end.
          C (x32010@1)      CmHe (x3101x@1)started down the two mile drop,
          G (320003@1)                               Dthe (xx0232@1)curving road that wound from the top of the hill.
          D (xx0232@1)                   D (xx0232@1)                           GHe (320003@1)was pushing on through the shortening miles that ran down to the depot.
          GJust (320003@1)a few more miles to go,
             C (x32010@1)         Cm (x3101x@1)               Gthen (320003@1)he'd go home and have her ease his long, cramped day away.
and the smell of thirty

G (320003@1)                                             C (x32010@1)     Cm (x3101x@1)     GHe (320003@1)was picking speed as the city spread its twinkling lights below him.
G (320003@1)                                                    C (x32010@1)    
But he paid no heed as the shivering thoughts of the nights
  Cm (x3101x@1)                Gdelights (320003@1)went through him.
     Dm(strum) (xx0231@1)               Dm(strum)
His foot nudged the brakes to slow him down.
        GBut (320003@1)the pedal floored easy without a sound.
        DHe (xx0232@1)said "Christ!"
                                                       GIt (320003@1)was funny how he had named the only man who could save him now.
         C (x32010@1)      CmHe (x3101x@1)was trapped inside a dead-end hellslide,
Griding (320003@1)on his fear-hunched back
        C (x32010@1)            Cm (x3101x@1)    Gwas (320003@1)every one of those yellow green
                  FI'm (133211@1)telling you thirty....

G (320003@1)                                     C (x32010@1)  Cm (x3101x@1)        
He barely made the sweeping curve that led into the steepest grade.
G (320003@1)                                     C (x32010@1)  CmAnd (x3101x@1)he missed the thankful passing bus at ninety miles an hour.
              G (320003@1)             DAnd (xx0232@1)he said "God, make it a dream!"
       F (133211@1)      C (x32010@1)        Gas (320003@1)he rode his last ride down.
              G (320003@1)             DAnd (xx0232@1)he said "God, make it a dream!"
       F (133211@1)      C (x32010@1)        Gas (320003@1)he rode his last ride down.
And he sideswiped nineteen neat parked cars,
clipped off thirteen telephone poles,
hit two houses, bruised eight trees,
and Blue-Crossed seven people.
        Dmit (xx0231@1)was then he lost his head,
                                         Gnot (320003@1)to mention an arm or two before he stopped.
        DmAnd (xx0231@1)he smeared for four hundred yards
                                           Galong (320003@1)the hill that leads into Scranton, Pennsylvania.
            FAll (133211@1)those thirty.....

GYou (320003@1)know the man who told me about it on the bus,
                                C (x32010@1)    Cmas (x3101x@1)it went up the hill out of Scranton, Pennsylvania,
      Dmhe (xx0231@1)shrugged his shoulders, he shook his head,
    Gand (320003@1)he said (and this is exactly what he said)
"Boy that sure must've been something.
Just imagine thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
                  F (133211@1)     Em (022000@1)   Dm (xx0231@1)         GYes, (320003@1)there were thirty thousand pounds of mashed bananas.

From Greatest Stories Live: Ending #1

GYes, (320003@1)we have no bananas,
     C (x32010@1)        DWe (xx0232@1)have no bananas today
(Spoken: And if that wasn't enough)
GYes, (320003@1)we have no bananas,
 C (x32010@1)         DBananas (xx0232@1)in Scranton, P A

Ending #2:
G (320003@1)                           C (x32010@1)      Cm (x3101x@1)        
A woman walks into her room where her child lies sleeping,
G (320003@1)       
and when she sees his eyes are closed,
C (x32010@1)              Cm (x3101x@1)       Gshe (320003@1)sits there, silently weeping,
Dm (xx0231@1)                                Gand (320003@1)though she lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Dm (xx0231@1)                      GShe (320003@1)never ever eats ... Bananas
            F (133211@1)     Em (022000@1)     Dm (xx0231@1)          G (320003@1)Not one of thirty thousand pounds .... of bananas

Tabbed by Archibald Edmund Binns
Pueblano '09

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