30,000 Pounds of Bananas - Harry Chapin

The song is played with a capo that throughout the song climbs the frets.  For 
proof, watch him live on YouTube.

All chords used are to current Capo setting:
 E: 022100          D: xx0232          B: x24442
E*: 022300       D/C#: x4x232          G: 355433
E7: 022030          A: 002220         Bm: 224432
Am: 002210         A*: 577655

CAPO 1st FRET

INTRO: E  E* E  E* (x2)

       E (022100@1)                      E7It (020130@1)was just after dark when the truck started down
    A (x02220@1)                  Am (x02210@1)            EThe (022100@1)hill that leads into Scranton Pennsylvania.
         D (xx0232@1)    D/C# (x40232@1)   Bm (x24432@1)      ECarrying (022100@1)thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
         D (xx0232@1)    D/C# (x40232@1)   Bm (x24432@1)      ECarrying (022100@1)thirty thousand pounds of bananas.

LINK: E  E* E  E*

         EHe (022100@1)was a young driver,
A*
just out on his second job.
EAnd (022100@1)he was carrying the next day's pasty fruits
    A (x02220@1)              AmFor (x02210@1)everyone in that coal-scarred city,
      EWhere (022100@1)children play without despair
   A*                                       EIn (022100@1)backyard slag piles, and folks manage to eat each day
      D (xx0232@1)    D/C# (x40232@1)   Bm (x24432@1)      EAbout (022100@1)thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
                D (xx0232@1)    D/C# (x40232@1)   BmYes, (x24432@1)just about thirty thousand pounds of bananas.

TEMPO INCREASE

LINK: E  E* E  E*

   E (022100@1)                   E7He (020130@1)passed a sign that he should have seen,
         A (x02220@1)               Am (x02210@1)            Esaying, (022100@1)"Shift to low gear or fifty dollar fine, my friend."
       A (x02220@1)                        AmHe (x02210@1)was thinking perhaps about the warm-breathed woman
        EWho (022100@1)was waiting at the journey's end.
   A (x02220@1)              AmHe (x02210@1)started down the two-mile drop,
    E (022100@1)                                         BThe (x2444x@1)curving road that wound from the top of the hill.
       EHe (022100@1)was pushing on through the shortening miles that ran down to the depot.

Just a few more miles to go,
     A (x02220@1)              Am (x02210@1)              EThen (022100@1)he'd go home and have her ease his long, cramped day away.
                 D (xx0232@1)    D/C# (x40232@1)   Bm (x24432@1)      EAnd (022100@1)the smell of thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
                  D (xx0232@1)    D/C# (x40232@1)   Bm (x24432@1)   (Slide CAPO 2nd FRET)
Yes, the smell of thirty thousand pounds of bananas.

TEMPO INCREASE

       E (022100@1)                  E7 (020130@1)            A (x02220@1)       Am (x02210@1)     EHe (022100@1)was picking speed as the city spread its twinkling lights below him.
       E (022100@1)                 E7 (020130@1)                      ABut (x02220@1)he paid no heed as the shivering thoughts of the night's
Am (x02210@1)          EDelights (022100@1)went through him.
    E(strum) (022100@1)                E(strum) (022100@1)His foot nursed the brakes to slow him down,
        Bm(strum) (x24432@1)          Bm(strum) (x24432@1)But the pedal floored easy without a sound.
          EHe (022100@1)said, "Christ!"
                                       AmIt (x02210@1)was funny how he had named the only man who could save him now.
               EHe (022100@1)was trapped inside a dead-end hellslide,

Riding on his fear-hunched back
     A*
With every one of those yellow-green,
                 D (xx0232@1)    D/C# (x40232@1)   Bm (x24432@1)      EI'm (022100@1)telling you, thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
                D (xx0232@1)    D/C# (x40232@1)   Bm (x24432@1)   (Slide CAPO 3rd FRET)
Yes, there were thirty thousand pounds of bananas.

DOUBLE TIME!

   E (022100@1)             E7 (020130@1)                A (x02220@1) Am (x02210@1)     EHe (022100@1)barely made the sweeping curve that led into the steepest grade.
       E (022100@1)                 E7 (020130@1)           A (x02220@1)    Am (x02210@1)     EAnd (022100@1)he missed the thankful passing bus at ninety miles an hour.
              A (x02220@1)            EAnd (022100@1)he said, "God, make it a dream!"
      G (320003@1)      D (xx0232@1)       AAs (x02220@1)he rode his last ride down.
              A (x02220@1)            EAnd (022100@1)he said, "God, make it a dream!"
      G (320003@1)      D (xx0232@1)       AAs (x02220@1)he rode his last ride down.
           AmAnd (x02210@1)he sideswiped nineteen neat parked cars,
EClipped (022100@1)off thirteen telephone poles,
AmHit (x02210@1)two houses, bruised eight trees,
    EAnd (022100@1)Blue-Crossed seven people.
       BmIt (x24432@1)was then he lost his head,
       Am (x02210@1)                            ENot (022100@1)to mention an arm or two before he stopped.
N.C.
And he smeared for four hundred yards

Along the hill that leads into Scranton, Pennsylvania.
          D (xx0232@1)    D/C# (x40232@1)   Bm (x24432@1)      EAll (022100@1)those thirty thousand pounds of bananas.


ORIGINAL TEMPO
                                 (Fade in) EYou (022100@1)see the man who told me about it on the bus,
      A (x02220@1)                     Am (x02210@1)      EAs (022100@1)it went up the hill out of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
   EHe (022100@1)shrugged his shoulders, he shook his head,
       A (x02220@1)   N.C.
And he said (and this is exactly what he said),

"Boy, that sure must've been something.

Just imagine thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
                D (xx0232@1)    D/F# (200232@1)   Bm (x24432@1)      N.C.
Yes, there were thirty thousand pounds of mashed bananas.
EOf (022100@1)bananas. (Repeat with Barred F, then F#, etc.  until fade out.)

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