People Get Ready

(Eva Cassidy live cover version)

Words & Music:

Curtis Mayfield

(arr: Eva Cassidy, tabbed by Matt Morrow)


This is the acoustic version from the bootleg "Live At Pearl's".



E   = 0 2 2 1 0 0            Esus2 = 0 4 4 2 0 0          A = 5 7 7 6 0 0

C#m = X 4 5 5 6 4            F#m   = 2 4 4 2 2 2











                            A          E  Esus2       E      C#m








   A        E   Esus2   E        C#m        A      E    Esus2








E          C#m             A       E         Esus2

People get ready there's a train a coming


E                 C#m              A      E        Esus2

You don't need no baggage you just get on board


E               C#m           A       E           Esus2

All you need is faith to hear diesels humming


C#m               F#m             A         E

You don't need no ticket you just thank the lord


Esus2  E           C#m    A    E    Esus2    E   C#m   A   E   Esus2


Yeah  yeah  yeah


People get ready for the train to Jordan.  Picking up passengers from coast to coast

Faith is the key open the doors and board them.  There's room  for all of the loved and lost


(instrumental verse--same chords)


Now there ain't no room for the hopeless sinner who's hard on mankind just to save his own

Have pity on those whose chances are thinner

Cause there's no hiding place from the kingdom's throne


Oh people get ready there's a train a-coming.  You don't need no baggage you just get on board

All you need is faith to hear diesels humming.  You don't need no ticket you just thank the lord


(Play verse chords over the "I'm getting ready"s)



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