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This file contains a typed version of Bryce Inman's chord transcription published in the Caedmon's Call (self-titled album) Songbook, available for sale here. It is shared on the web by permission.


Name: Bus Driver
by: Caedmon's Call
CD: Self-Titled
Words and Music by Derek Webb
Copyright © 1997 Cumbee Road Music
Transcribed by Bryce Inman (from the Caedmon's Call Songbook)
http://caedmonscall.com/guitar_tab/songbook.shtml
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G          3x0033
G/F#       2x0033
G/E        02x033
G2/D       xx0233
C          x3x033
D4/F#      2x0233
Bb2        x13311
C2         x32030
Em9        020032
D2         x00230
D2sus/C    x30030
D2sus/B    x20030
D2sus/Bb   x10030
D/A        x02030


-Intro-
G G/F# G/E G2/D C G G2/D D(4)/F# (6x)


-Verse 1-
G G/F# G/E   G2/D C
I am a bus driver
G   G2/D       D(4)/F#   G
and it's four in the morning
G/F#     G/E        G2/D        C     G   G2/D D(4)/F# G
And I'm pressing out my clothes beside my bed
G/F#     G/E        G2/D   C  G         G2/D      D(4)/F#
Fourteen years been on the job and with many miles behind
G         G/F#       G/E   G2/D      C             G   G2/D D(4)/F#
Still I'm up at three thirty to make sure I'm there on time
G   G/F#     G/E    G2/D   C G G2/D       D(4)/F# G
My car gets me along just fine to and from the station
G/F#   G/E      G2/D      C     G   G2/D D(4)/F#
But my castle is this Houston Metro Bus
G        G/F#    G/E G2/D C G
My first stop is Ashbury.
        G2/D        D(4)/F#       G
And the sign's been gone for years
    G/F#        G/E    G2/D    C G         G2/D           D(4)/F#
but all the same the people wait cause they know that I'll be there.


-Chorus-
Bb2            C2       G               Em9
What would you say if I told you that I won't be by today?
Bb2          C2   D2        D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
Would you say that I'm just a bus driver
  D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2    D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
  D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2    D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
  D2(sus)/Bb       D2  D2(sus)/C D2(sus)/B D/A
and what do I know?


-Verse 2-
G         G/F#       G/E      G2/D    C G
Well, I'm always there by five fifteen
    G2/D    D(4)/F#     G
and lately I've been early
       G/F#   G/E        G2/D   C    G        G2/D D(4)/F#
'cause Judith likes to be in early to the bank.
G           G/F# G/E    G2/D C G    G2/D  D(4)/F#     G
And she gives me conversation and a token good for riding.
G/F#       G/E     G2/D  C G G2/D D(4)/F#
And she's hapyy all alone
G        G/F#       G/E      G2/D       C G
And then there's Charles in retail sales;
      G2/D      D(4)/F#     G
and I hope they pay him well
G/F#        G/E       G/D2      C G G2/D D(4)/F#
for the work that young man does
G          G/F#      G/E     G2/D C G
Cause I've never seen the inside
     G2/D     D(4)/F# G
of a custom refrigerator
G/F#   G/E G2/D     C        G    G2/D
but I know he's the first and last one there


-Chorus-
Bb2            C2       G               Em9
What would you say if I told you that I won't be by today?
Bb2          C2   D2        D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
Would you say that I'm just a bus driver
  D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2    D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
  D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2    D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
  D2(sus)/Bb       D2  D2(sus)/C D2(sus)/B D/A
and what do I know?
D2(sus)/C    D2(sus)/C D/A
         And what do I know.


-Piano solo-
G G/F# G/E G2/D C G G2/D D(4)/F# (4x)


-Vesre 3-
G  G/F#          G/E G2/D     C G
I wonder what they do all day,
    G2/D     D(4)/F#
and their respective works.
G     G/F#   G/E      G2/D  C       G     G2/D D(4)/F#
Suppose they give money and take money away.
G         G/F#  G/E     G2/D      C G
Still, I'm just orbiting this town
         G2/D   D(4)/F# G
with the post office my sun.
G/F#    G/E     G2/D  C G G2/D D(4)/F#
And I'm circling again.
G        G/F# G/E          G2/D     C G
And I wonder how this world would be
   G2/D  D(4)/F#   G        G/F#  G/E       G2/D  C     G       G2/D D(4)/F#
if I was never here to drive this bus around from Ashbury to Main.
G      G/F#  G/E         G2/D      C G
Suppose this town would be the same
         G2/D    D(4)/F#     G
but with one bus less exhaust.
G/F#     G/E         G2/D      C G
But that bank and retail stores,
          G2/D       D(4)/F#   Bb2
they just wouldn't be the same.
              C2            G                   Em9                 Bb2
But what can I see from the limited confines of my bus driving seat?
        C2
Only me.


D2           D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
And I'm just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb          D2
and it's time to go home.


D2 D2(sus)/C D2(sus)/B D/A G

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