Long Train Running
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

Long Train Running Chords And Lyrics The Doobie Brothers Guitar Lessons

Here on this Long Train Running chords and lyrics page you'll find my free pdf below, a partial acoustic demo, song lyrics, a live video performance of the song by The Doobies, rhythm tips and a purchase link for the full tutorial lesson.

Long Train Running
Chords And Lyrics
Demo Tips & Pdf

The Doobie Brothers released this song as a single back in 1973 from the album "The Captain And Me" and the song reached #8 on the US Rock Chart. The Doobies were playing this for years as a warm up jam song with no meaning until Tom Johnson was encouraged to write lyrics and build it into an actual song. Good advice taken Tom. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No - not in the original key
  • Rhythm = this one uses a quick shuffle and hammer on's as described in the video lesson
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Am, Dm, F, Esus, E

Long Train Running Lyrics

Down around the corner, half a mile from here
See them long trains run, and you watch them disappear
Without love, where would you be now? - Without love

You know I saw miss Lucy down along the tracks
She lost her home and her family and she won't be coming back
Without love, where would you be right now? - Without love

Well the Illinois Central - And the Southern Central Freight
Got to keep on pushin' mama - You know they're running late
Without love, where would you be now-now-now-now? - Without love

Well the Illinois Central - And the Southern Central Freight
Got to keep on pushin' mama - You know they're running late
Without love, where would you be now? - Without love

Well the pistons keep on turning - And the wheels go round and round
And the steel rails are cold and hard for the miles that they go down
Without love, where would you be right now? - Without love, ooh ooh ohhhhhh

Where would you be now?

Mmm, got to get you, baby, baby, won't you move it down? - Won't you move it down?
Baby, baby, baby, baby, won't you move it down? - When the big train run
When the train is movin' on, I got to keep on movin' - Keep on movin'
Won't you keep on movin'? - Gonna keep on movin'

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