Bob Dylan – Desolation Row chords ver. 4

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Desolation Row chords
Bob Dylan

E E E Esus4 E 2x

EThey're selling postcards of the hanging,
A Ethey're painting the passports brown;
B7the beauty parlor is filled with sailors,
A Ethe circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner,
A Ethey've got him in a trance;
B7one hand is tied to the tight-rope walker,
A Ethe other is in his pants
AAnd the riot squad they're restless,
E Athey need somewhere to go;
E B7as lady and I look out tonight,
A E E Esus4 E 3xfrom Desolation Row
ECinderella, she seems so easy,
A E"it takes one to know one," she smiles;
B7and puts her hands in her back pockets,
A EBette Davis style
And in comes Romeo, he's moaning,
A E"you belong to me I believe";
B7and someone says," you're in the wrong place, my friend,
A Eyou better leave"
AAnd the only sound that's left,
E Aafter the ambulances go;
E B7is Cinderella sweeping up,
A E E Esus4 E 3xon Desolation Row
ENow the moon is almost hidden,
A Ethe stars are beginning to hide;
B7the fortunetelling lady,
A Ehas even taken all her things inside
All except for Cain and Abel,
A Eand the hunchback of Notre Dame;
B7everybody is making love,
A Eor else expecting rain
AAnd the Good Samaritan, he's dressing,
E Ahe's getting ready for the show;
E B7he's going to the carnival tonight,
A E E Esus4 E 3xon Desolation Row
ENow Ophelia, she's 'neath the window,
A Efor her I feel so afraid;
B7on her twenty-second birthday,
A Eshe already is an old maid
To her, death is quite romantic,
A Eshe wears an iron vest;
B7her profession's her religion,
A Eher sin is her lifelessness
A And though her eyes are fixed upon,
E ANoah's great rainbow;
E B7she spends her time peeking,
A E E Esus4 E 3xinto Desolation Row
Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood With his memories in a trunk Passed this way an hour ago With his friend, a jealous monk He looked so immaculately frightful As he bummed a cigarette Then he went off sniffing drainpipes And reciting the alphabet Now you would not think to look at him But he was famous long ago For playing the electric violin On Desolation Row Dr. Filth, he keeps his world Inside of a leather cup But all his sexless patients They're trying to blow it up Now his nurse, some local loser She's in charge of the cyanide hole And she also keeps the cards that read "Have Mercy on His Soul" They all play on penny whistles You can hear them blow If you lean your head out far enough From Desolation Row Across the street they've nailed the curtains They're getting ready for the feast The Phantom of the Opera A perfect image of a priest They're spoon feeding Casanova To get him to feel more assured Then they'll kill him with self-confidence After poisoning him with words And the Phantom's shouting to skinny girls "Get Outa Here If You Don't Know Casanova is just being punished for going To Desolation Row" Now at midnight all the agents And the superhuman crew Come out and round up everyone That knows more than they do Then they bring them to the factory Where the heart-attack machine Is strapped across their shoulders And then the kerosene Is brought down from the castles By insurance men who go Check to see that nobody is escaping To Desolation Row Praise be to Nero's Neptune The Titanic sails at dawn And everybody's shouting "Which Side Are You On?" And Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot Fighting in the captain's tower While calypso singers laugh at them And fishermen hold flowers Between the windows of the sea Where lovely mermaids flow And nobody has to think too much
A E E Esus4 E 2xAbout Desolation Row
E A E B7 A E A E B7 A E A E A E B7 A E Yes, I received your letter yesterday (About the time the door knob broke) When you asked how I was doing Was that some kind of joke? All these people that you mention Yes, I know them, they're quite lame I had to rearrange their faces And give them all another name Right now I can't read too good Don't send me no more letters no Not unless you mail them
A E E Esus4 E 2xFrom Desolation Row
E A E B7 A E A E B7 A E A E A E B7 A E Set8
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