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I Threw It All Away

Bob Dylan


This is a simplified version of the song that I created for a 5-year-old student. It's played on just the 6th string. Instead of chord names, only the 6th string fret number is provided.

Playing a bass line on the 6th string is the easiest way to play a song on guitar--perfect for total beginners or kids who want to sing and play at the same time.

 

Intro:

/ 5 5 5 5 / 1 1 1 1 / 8 8 8 8 / 1 1 1 1 /

/ 8 8 8 8 / 3 3 3 3 / 8 8 8 8 / 8 8 8 8 /

 

8                 5  1      8

  I once held her     in my arms,

8                    5         1  3

  She said she would  always stay.

5             10        8                1

  But I was cruel, I treated her like a fool,

8  1                 8  1  

    I threw it all away.

 

8                    5  1                   8

 Once I had mountains    in the palm of my hand,

8                  5                 1  3

  And rivers that ran through ev'ry day.

5                  10            8           1

  I must have been mad, I never knew what I had,

8        1               8  1

  Until I threw it all away.

 

    1                 3      8                         5

    Love is all there is, it makes the world go 'round,

    1             3                   5     5

    Love and only love, it can't be denied.

    1                      3

      No matter what you think about it

    8                           5

      You just won't be able to do without it.

    6          6                   1   3    3

       Take a tip from one who's tried.

 

8             5          1                           8

  So if you find someone  that gives you all of her love,

8                       5              1  3

Take it to your heart, don't let it stray,

5                       10                8           1

  For one thing that's certain, You will surely be a-hurtin',

8                  1     8  1

   If you throw it all away

8                 3     8    8

  If you throw it all away.

 

Repeat Intro, end on 7th measure


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.