Porch Swing In Tupelo



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Elton John
“Porch Swing In Tupelo”
Intro: Eb Bb F (c c c d c f c f)

Eb Bb F C A/Db


Verse 1: Dm Em F C Dm

There’s a porch swing in Tupelo, in the shape of the south,

Bb F/A Eb Bb

Where the sweet honey drips out by that old hush your mouth.

F Em Dm C Bb F

It’s a slow road on down that old Natchez Trace,

A A/Db Dm Eb F C A/Db

Through Alabama cotton fields to a state of grace.


Verse 2: Dm Em F C Dm

It’s a crisp, golden autumn on the Tennessee line,

Bb F/A Eb Bb

Rollin’ down the Mississippi like you’re headed back in time.

F Em Dm C Bb Bb/Eb F

Town’s closed on Sunday. Everybody’s in church.

A A/C# Dm Eb F Bb/F F

It’s empty as the moon, this place here on earth.


Chorus: C Bb Eb Bb F Bb/F F

And, this place don’t change. Some places move slow.

G Am Bb Bb/B C Bb/C C

I’m just rockin’ myself on this porch swing in Tupelo.

Db Dm C Bb

I got nothin’ to do ‘cept hang in the breeze.

F Em Dm

Ghosts of the old south are all around me.



C Bb F

Yeah, swing high. Yeah, swing low.

Bb/G Bb/Eb F

Here on this porch swing in Tupelo.


Verse 3: Dm Eb F C Dm

His mama must have loved him, that truck drivin’ boy.

Bb F/A Eb Bb Eb Bb

With the grease monkey look, and a rock and roll voice.

F Em Dm C Bb F

Well, I was just thinkin’ about him ‘cause I guess he sat here.

A A/Db Dm Eb F

Singin’, “ah, praise to god,” through poverty’s tears,


(Repeat Chorus)
Instrument Break: Dm Em F C Dm Bb F/A Eb Bb F Em

Dm C Bb F A A/Db Dm Eb F


(Repeat Chorus 2 times)

Bb/G Bb F

Here, on this porch swing in Tupelo.

Bb/G Bb F



Here, on this porch swing in Tupelo.

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