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Dylan Bob – Highway 61 Revisited[Album] tab
Highway 61 Revisited I got all these tabs off a website.I also made just a couple corrections and added the chords to each verse instead of just one[well at least the songs that are hard to remeber]. _________________________________________ Like a Rolling Stone Tombstone Blues It Takes a Lot To Laugh,It Takes a Train to Cry From a Buick 6 Ballad of a Thin Man Queen Jane Approximentaly Highway 61 Revisited Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues Desolation Row __________________________________________ 1.Like A Rolling Stone Chords: Dm7 C G F[barre chord] 000211 032010 320033 133211 C Dm7 Once upon a time you dressed so fine C F G You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you? C Dm7 C People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall" F G You thought they were all kiddin' you F G You used to laugh about F G Everybody that was hangin' out F C Dm7 C Now you don't talk so loud F C Dm7 C Now you don't seem so proud Dm F G About having to be scrounging for your next meal. C F G How does it feel C F G How does it feel C F G To be without a home C F G Like a complete unknown C F G Like a rolling stone? Ah,You've[C] gone to the[Dm7] finest school all[C] right, Miss Lonely But you[F] know you only used to get[G] juiced in it And no[C]body has ever taught you[Dm7] how to live on the[C] street But now you're[F] gonna have to get[G] used to it [F]You said you'd never [G]compromise [F]With the mystery tramp, but now you[G] realize [F]He's not[C] selling any[Dm7] alibis[C] [F]As you stare into the[C] vacuum[Dm7] of his[G] eyes And[Dm] say do you want to[F] make a[G] deal? [Chorus:C F G,over and over] How does it feel How does it feel To be on your own With no direction home Like a complete unknown Like a rolling stone? You[C] never turned around to[Dm7] see the frowns on the jugglers and the[C] clowns When they[F] all come down and did[G] tricks for you You[C] never understood that it[Dm7] ain't no good You[C] shouldn't let other[F] people get your[G] kicks for you [F]You used to ride on the chrome horse with your[G] diplomat [F]Who carried on his shoulder a[G] Siamese cat [F]Ain't it[C] hard when you di[Dm7]scover that[C] [F]He really[C] wasn't[Dm7] where it's[G] at [Dm]After he took from you[F] everything he could[G] steal. [Repeat chorus chords:C F G] How does it feel How does it feel To be on your own With no direction home Like a complete unknown Like a rolling stone? [C]Princess on the[Dm7] steeple and all the[C] pretty people They're[F] all drinkin', thinkin' that they[G] got it made [C]Exchanging all[Dm7] precious gifts [C]But you'd better[F] take your diamond ring,[G] you'd better pawn it babe [F]You used to be[G] so amused [F]At Napoleon in rags[G] and the language that he used [F]Go to him now, he[C] calls you, you[Dm7] can't refuse[C] [F]When you ain't got[C] nothing, you got[Dm7] nothing to[G] lose You're in[Dm]visible now, you got no secrets[F] to conce[G]al. [Repeat chrous chords:C F G] How does it feel How does it feel To be on your own With no direction home Like a complete unknown Like a rolling stone? _____________________________________________________ 2.Tombstone Blues [Capo on 2nd fret] [Repeat E,A,E throughout whole song] E A E The sweet pretty things are in bed now of course E A E The city fathers they're trying to endorse E A E The reincarnation of Paul Revere's horse E A E But the town has no need to be nervous The ghost of Belle Starr she hands down her wits To Jezebel the nun she violently knits A bald wig for Jack the Ripper who sits At the head of the chamber of commerce A Mama's in the fact'ry E She ain't got no shoes A Daddy's in the alley E He's lookin' for food A I'm in the kitchen E With the tombstone blues The hysterical bride in the penny arcade Screaming she moans, "I've just been made" Then sends out for the doctor who pulls down the shade Says, "My advice is to not let the boys in" Now the medicine man comes and he shuffles inside He walks with a swagger and he says to the bride "Stop all this weeping, swallow your pride You will not die, it's not poison" Mama's in the fact'ry She ain't got no shoes Daddy's in the alley He's lookin' for food I'm in the kitchen With the tombstone blues Well, John the Baptist after torturing a thief Looks up at his hero the Commander-in-Chief Saying, "Tell me great hero, but please make it brief Is there a hole for me to get sick in?" The Commander-in-Chief answers him while chasing a fly Saying, "Death to all those who would whimper and cry" And dropping a bar bell he points to the sky Saying, "The sun's not yellow it's chicken" Mama's in the fact'ry She ain't got no shoes Daddy's in the alley He's lookin' for food I'm in the kitchen With the tombstone blues The king of the Philistines his soldiers to save Puts jawbones on their tombstones and flatters their graves Puts the pied pipers in prison and fattens the slaves Then sends them out to the jungle Gypsy Davey with a blowtorch he burns out their camps With his faithful slave Pedro behind him he tramps With a fantastic collection of stamps To win friends and influence his uncle Mama's in the fact'ry She ain't got no shoes Daddy's in the alley He's lookin' for food I'm in trouble With the tombstone blues The geometry of innocent flesh on the bone Causes Galileo's math book to get thrown At Delilah who's sitting worthlessly alone But the tears on her cheeks are from laughter Now I wish I could give Brother Bill his great thrill I would set him in chains at the top of the hill Then send out for some pillars and Cecil B. DeMille He could die happily ever after Mama's in the fact'ry She ain't got no shoes Daddy's in the alley He's lookin' for food I'm in the kitchen With the tombstone blues Where Ma Raney and Beethoven once unwrapped their bed roll Tuba players now rehearse around the flagpole And the National Bank at a profit sells road maps for the soul To the old folks home and the college Now I wish I could write you a melody so plain That could hold you dear lady from going insane That could ease you and cool you and cease the pain Of your useless and pointless knowledge Mama's in the fact'ry She ain't got no shoes Daddy's in the alley He's lookin' for the fuse I'm in the streets With the tombstone blues _____________________________________________________ 3.It Takes A Lot To Laugh,It Takes A Train To Cry [Capo on 1st fret] Chords: G C/g G7 D Dsus4 C 320003 320013 320001 000232 000233 032010 G C/g G C/g Well, I ride on a mailtrain, baby, G7 C/g G C/g G C/g G Can't buy a thrill. C/g G C/g G C/g Well, I've been up all night, G C/g G Leanin' on the window sill. G G7(/f) Well, if I die C D On top of the hill G C/g G C/g And if I don't make it, G C/g G C/g G You know my baby will. Don't the moon look good, mama, Shinin' through the trees? Don't the brakeman look good, mama, Flagging down the "Double E"? Don't the sun look good Goin' down over the sea? Don't my gal look fine When she's comin' after me? Now the wintertime is coming, The windows are filled with frost. I went to tell everybody, But I could not get across. Well, I wanna be your lover, baby, I don't wanna be your boss. Don't say I never warned you When your train gets lost. _______________________________________________________ From A Buick 6 C I got this graveyard woman, you know she keeps my kid But my soulful mama, you know she keeps me hid F C She's a junkyard angel and she always gives me bread G C Well, if I go down dyin', you know she bound to put a blanket on my bed. Well, when the[C] pipeline gets broken and I'm lost on the river bridge I'm cracked up on the highway and on the water's edge [F]She comes down the thruway ready to sew me up with thread[C] Well, if I[G] go down dyin', you know she bound to put a blanket on my bed. Well, she don't[C] make me nervous, she don't talk too much She walks like Bo Diddley and she don't need no crutch [F]She keeps this four-ten all loaded with lead[C] Well, if I[G] go down dyin', you know she bound to put a blanket on my bed. Well, you know I[C] need a steam shovel mama to keep away the dead I need a dump truck mama to unload my head [F]She brings me everything and more, and just like I said[C] Well, if I[G] go down dyin', you know she bound to put a blanket on my bed _________________________________________________________ Ballad of a Thin Man [Capo on 2nd Fret] Chords: Am G#[barre chord] F#[barre chord] Em 002210 466544 244322 022000Intro:--------------------------------------------------1--1--3--1-----------------------------2--2--2--2-----------------------------2--2--3--2---------------------0--------------------------0----0----0--0---------------------------0------[4 Times]Am You walk into the room G# With your pencil in your hand G You see somebody naked F# And you say, "Who is that man?" F You try so hard Dm But you don't understand C Em Just what you will say Am When you get home C Em Because something is happening here Am But you don't know what it is F Am Do you, Mister Jones? [intro two times] [Am]You raise up your head [G#]And you ask, "Is this where it is?" [G]And somebody points to you and says [F#]"It's his" [F]And you say, "What's mine?" And somebody[Dm] else says, "Where what is?" And you say, "[C]Oh my God Am[F] I here all a[Am]lone?" Be[C]cause something is[Em] happening here But you[Am] don't know what it is [F]Do you, Mister[Am] Jones? [intro two times] [Am]You hand in your ticket [G#]And you go watch the geek [G]Who immediately walks up to you [F#]When he hears you speak And[F] says, "How does it feel To[Dm] be such a freak?" And you say, "Im[C]possible" As he[F] hands you a[Am] bone Be[C]cause something is[Em] happening here But you[Am] don't know what it is [F]Do you, Mister[Am] Jones?[intro two times] [Am]You have many contacts [C]Among the lumberjacks To[F] get you facts When someone attacks your imagi[Am]nation But nobody has any respect [C]Anyway they already expect you To just[F] give a check To tax-de[C]ductible[G] charity organi[G#]zations [Am]You've been with the professors [G#]And they've all liked your looks [G]With great lawyers you have [F#]Discussed lepers and crooks [F]You've been through all of F. Scott Fitz[Dm]gerald's books You're[C] very well read [F]It's well[Am] known Be[C]cause something is[Em] happening here But you[Am] don't know what it is [F]Do you, Mister[Am] Jones?[intro two times] [Am]Well, the sword swallower, he comes up to you [G#]And then he kneels [G]He crosses himself [F#]And then he clicks his high heels And[F] without further notice He[Dm] asks you how it feels And he[C] says, "Here is your[F] throat back Thanks for the[Am] loan" Be[C]cause something is[Em] happening here But you[Am]don't know what it is [F]Do you, Mister[Am] Jones?[intro two times] [Am]Now you see this one-eyed midget [G#]Shouting the word "NOW" [G]And you say, "For what reason?" [F#]And he says, "How?" [F]And you say, "What does this mean?" And he[Dm] screams back, "You're a cow [C]Give me some milk [F]Or else go[Am] home" Be[C]cause something is[Em] happening here But you[Am] don't know what it is [F]Do you, Mister[Am] Jones?[intro two times] [Am]Well, you walk into the room [G#]Like a camel and then you frown [G]You put your eyes in your pocket [F#]And your nose on the ground [F]There ought to be a law A[Dm]gainst you comin' around [C]You should be made To[F] wear earpho[Am]nes Be[C]cause something is[Em] happening here But you[Am] don't know what it is [F]Do you, Mister[Am]Jones?[intro two times] __________________________________________________________ Queen Jane Approximentaly Chords: Csus C/g F/g X12211 320013 313211 F Em Dm C Csus C When your mother sends back all your invitations F Em Dm G And your father to your sister he explains C F C Am That you're tired of yourself and all of your creations C/g F/g C F Won't you come see me, Queen Jane? C F C Won't you come see me, Queen Jane? Now when[F] all of the flower[Em] ladies want[Dm] back what they have[C] lent you [Csus] [C] And the[F] smell of their[Em] roses does[Dm] not re[G]main And all of your[C] children[F] start to re[C]sent you [Am] [C/g]Won't you come[F/g] see me, Queen Jane? [C]Won't you come[F] see me, Queen[C] Jane? Now[F] when all the[Em] clowns that[Dm] you have com[C]missioned [Csus] [C] Have[F] died in[Em] battle[Dm] or in[G] vain And you're[C] sick of[F] all this repe[C]tition [Am] [C/g]Won't you come[F/g] see me, Queen[C] Jane? [F] [C]Won't you come[F] see me, Queen[C] Jane? When[F]all of your ad[Em]visers[Dm] heave their [C]plastic [Csus] [C] At your[F]feet to[Em] convince you[Dm] of your[G] pain Trying to [C]prove that your con[F]clusions should be more[C] drastic [Am] [C/g]Won't you come[F/g] see me, Queen[C] Jane? [F] C]Won't you come[F] see me, Queen[C] Jane? Now when[F] all the[Em] bandits that you[Dm] turned your other[C] cheek to [Csus] [C] All lay[F] down their ban[Em]dana[Dm] and[G] complain And you[C] want somebody[F] you don't have to[C] speak to [Am] [C/g]Won't you come[F/g] see me, Queen[C]Jane? [F] [C]Won't you come[F] see me, Queen[C] Jane? __________________________________________________________ Highway 61 Revisited [Capo 1st fret] [Just strum each chord one time] [A]God said to Abraham "Kill me a son" [A] Abe said "Man,you must be puttin' me on [A]God said "No",Abe say "What?"[A] God said "You can do what you want Abe but The[D7]next time you see me comin' you better run [A] [A] Oh,[E7]Abe said "Where do you want this kiliin' done?" [A]God said "Out on Highway 61" Well Georgia Sam he had a bloody nose,Welfare Department they wouldn't give him no clothes He asked poor Howard "Where can I go?" Howard said "There's only one place I know" Sam said"Well,tell me quick man I got to run" 0l' Howard just pointed with his gun and said "That way down on Highway 61" Well Mack the Finger said to Louie the King ,"I got forty red white and blue shoe strings, And a thousand telephones that don't ring,do you know where I can get rid of these things?" And Louie the King said "Let me think for a minute son" And he said "Yes,I think it can be easily done,just take everything down to Highway 61" Now the fifth daughter on the twelfth night,told the first father that things weren't right "My complexion she said is much too white",He said "Come here and step into the light" He says "Hmm you're right",let me tell the second mother this has been done But the second mother was with the seventh son,and they were both out on Highway 61. Now the rovin' gambler he was very bored,he was tryin' to create a next world war He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor,he said "I never engaged in this kind of thing before, But yes I do think it can be very easily done, We'll just put some bleachers out in the sun,and have it on Highway 61." ____________________________________________________________ Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues Chords: Em/d 00453 Intro: Em/d D D C C/g G G C/g When you're lost in the rain in Juarez G C/g G C/g G And it's Eastertime too G C/g And your gravity fails G C/g G C/g G And negativity don't pull you through C Don't put on any airs G C/g G When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue D They got some hungry women there G And they really make a mess outa you Now if you see Saint Annie Please tell her thanks a lot I cannot move My fingers are all in a knot I don't have the strength To get up and take another shot And my best friend, my doctor Won't even say what it is I've got Sweet Melinda The peasants call her the goddess of gloom She speaks good English And she invites you up into her room And you're so kind And careful not to go to her too soon And she takes your voice And leaves you howling at the moon Up on Housing Project Hill It's either fortune or fame You must pick up one or the other Though neither of them are to be what they claim If you're lookin' to get silly You better go back to from where you came Because the cops don't need you And man they expect the same Now all the authorities They just stand around and boast How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms Into leaving his post And picking up Angel who Just arrived here from the coast Who looked so fine at first But left looking just like a ghost I started out on burgundy But soon hit the harder stuff Everybody said they'd stand behind me When the game got rough But the joke was on me There was nobody even there to call my bluff I'm going back to New York City I do believe I've had enough ____________________________________________________________ Desolation Row Dropped C tuning (C-A-d-g-b-e') Capo 4th fretC Csus4 C | . . . | |-0---0-0-0---0000-|-0------|-1---1-1-1---1111.|-1------|-0---0-0-0---0000-|-0------|-2---2-2-2---3333-|-2--etc |-3---3-3-3---3333.|-3------|-0---0-0-0---0000-|-0------C F C They're selling postcards of the hanging F C They're painting the passports brown G The beauty parlor is filled with sailors F C The circus is in town C Here comes the blind commissioner F C They've got him in a trance G One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker F C The other is in his pants F And the riot squad they're restless C F They need somewhere to go C G As Lady and I look out tonight F C From Desolation Row Cinde[C]rella,[F] she seems so[C] easy "It[F] takes one to know one," she[C] smiles And[G] puts her hands in her back pockets [F]Bette Davis style[C] And[C] in comes Romeo, he's moaning "You Be[F]long to Me I Be[C]lieve" And [G]someone says," You're in the wrong place, my friend [F]You better[C] leave" And the[F] only sound that's left [C]After the ambulances[F] go Is [C]Cinderella[G] sweeping up On[F] Desolation[C] Row Now the[C] moon is[F] almost[C] hidden The[F] stars are beginning to[C] hide The[G] fortunetelling lady Has even[F] taken all her things in[C]side All ex[C]cept for Cain and Abel And the[F] hunchback of Notre[C] Dame [G]Everybody is making love Or[F] else expecting[C]rain And the[F] Good Samaritan, he's dressing He's getting[C] ready for the [F]show He's[C] going to the[G] carnival tonight On[F] Desolation[C] Row Now O[C]phelia,[F] she's 'neath the[C] window For[F]her I feel so af[C]raid On her[G] twenty-second birthday She al[C]ready is an old[F]maid To[C] her, death is quite romantic She[F] wears an iron[C] vest Her pro[G]fession's her religion Her[F] sin is her lifeless[C]ness And [F]though her eyes are fixed upon [C]Noah's great rain[F]bow She[C] spends her time[G] peeking Into[F] Desolation[C] Row [C]Einstein,[F] disguised as[C] Robin Hood With his[F] memories in a[C] trunk [G]Passed this way an hour ago With his[F] friend, a jealous[C] monk He[C] looked so immaculately frightful As he[F] bummed a cigar[C]ette Then he[G] went off sniffing drainpipes And re[F]citing the alpha[C]bet Now[F] you would not think to look at him But he was[C] famous long a[F]go For[C] playing the electric[G] violin On[F] Desolation[C] Row Dr.[C] Filth,[F] he keeps his[C] world In[F]side of a leather[C] cup But[G] all his sexless patients They're[F] trying to blow it[C] up Now his[C] nurse, some local loser She's in[F] charge of the cyanide[C] hole And sh[G] also keeps the cards that read "Have[F] Mercy on His[C] Soul" [F]They all play on penny whistles [C]You can hear them[F] blow If you[C] lean your head out[G] far enough From[F] Desolation[C] Row Across the[C] street they've[F] nailed the[C] curtains They're getting[F] ready for the[C] feast The [G]Phantom of the Opera A [F]perfect image of a[C]priest They're[C] spoonfeeding Casanova To[F] get him to feel more as[C]sured Then they'll[G] kill him with self-confidence After [F]poisoning him with[C] words And the[F] Phantom's shouting to skinny girls "Get[C] Outa Here If You Don't[F] Know Casa[C]nova is just being[G] punished for going To[F] Desolation[C] Row" Now at[C] midnight[F] all the[C] agents And the [F]superhuman[C] crew Come[G] out and round up everyone That[F] knows more than they[F] do Then they[C] bring them to the factory Where the[F] heart-attack mac[C]hine Is[G] strapped across their shoulders And[F] then the kero[C]sene Is[F] brought down from the castles By in[C]surance men who[F] go Check to[C] see that nobody is es[G]caping To[F] Desolation[C] Row [C]Praise be to[F] Nero's[C] Neptune The Ti[F]tanic sails at[C] dawn And[G] everybody's shouting out "[F]Which Side Are You[C] On?" And[C] Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot [F]Fighting in the captain'[C] tower While cal[G]ypso singers laugh at them And[F]fishermen hold[C] flowers Be[F]tween the windows of the sea Where[C] lovely mermaids[F] flow And[C] nobody has to[G] think too much About [F]Desolation[C] Row Yes, I re[C]ceived your[F] letter [C]yesterday About the[F] time the door knob[C] broke When you[G] asked how I was doing Was [F]that some kind of[C]joke? All these[C] people that you mention Yes, I[F] know them, they're quite[C] lame I had to[G] rearrange their faces And give them[F] all another[C]name [F]Right now I can't read too good Don't[C] send me no more letters[F] no [C]Not unless you[G] mail them From [F]Desolation[C]Row There it is.The music to one of the greatest albums ever.