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Tangled Up in Blue

Bob Dylan

 

Chord Guide

        123

A:    x02220

         123

Asus4: x02230

      3    4

G:    3x0003

         132

D:    xx0232

      134111

F#m:  244222

       231

E:    022100

 

 

 

Strum: D d D DUDUDU UDU

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

/ A - - - / Asus4 - - - /  (x4)

 

A                                G

Early one morning the sun was shining

A                      G

I was laying in bed

   A                         G        

Wondering if she'd changed at all

           D (2)

If her hair was still red

A                                 G

Her folks, they said our lives together

A                           G

Sure was gonna be rough

         A                               G

They never did like mama's homemade dress

           D (2)

Papa's bank book wasn't big enough

      E                               F#m

And I was standing on the side of the road

  A                          D

Rain falling on my shoes

  E                          F#m

Heading out for the East coast

         A                              D                   E (2)

Lord knows I've paid some dues getting through

 G (½)    D (½)

Tangled up in blue

 

/ A - - - / Asus4 - - - /  (x4)

 

A                                G

She was married when we first met

A                           G

Soon to be divorced

    A                            G

I helped her out of a jam, I guess

        D (2)

But I used a little too much force

       A                 G

We drove that car as far as we could

     A                    G

Abandoned it out West

   A                G

Split up on a dark sad night

            D (2)

Both agreeing it was best

       E                        F#m

She turned around to look at me

    A                       D

As I was walking away

   E                         F#m

I heard her say over my shoulder

           A                       D                   E (2)

"We'll meet again someday on the avenue"

G (½)     D (½)

Tangled up in blue

 

/ A - - - / Asus4 - - - /  (x4)

 

    A                         G

I had a job in the great north woods

   A                                   G

Working as a cook for a spell

           A                    G

But I never did like it all that much

               D (2)

And one day the axe just fell

          A                   G

So I drifted down to New Orleans

                      A                                G

Where I was lucky enough to be employed

A                                    G

Working for a while on a fishing boat

        D (2)

Right outside of Delacroix

      E                    F#m

But all the while I was alone

         A                       D

The past was close behind

E                    F#m

I seen a lot of women

               A                          D                      E (2)

But she never escaped my mind, and I just grew

G (½)     D (½)

Tangled up in blue

 

/ A - - - / Asus4 - - - /  (x4)

 

 A                               G

She was working in a topless place

A                          G

I stopped in for a beer

    A                                G

I just kept looking at the side of her face

             D (2)

In the spotlight so clear

A                             G

Later on when the crowd thinned out

            A                           G

I was just about to do the same

                 A                     G

She was standing there in back of my chair

              D (2)

Sayin', "Tell me, don't I know your name?"

 

        E                                  F#m

I muttered something underneath my breath

          A                               D

She studied the lines on my face

     E                        F#m

I must admit I felt a little uneasy

                A                             D                 E (2)

When she bent down to tie the laces of my shoes

G (½)    D (½)

Tangled up in blue

 

/ A - - - / Asus4 - - - /  (x4)

 

      A                G

She lit a burner on the stove

       A                  G

And offered me a pipe

       A                                   G

"I thought you'd never say hello," she said

         D (2)

"You look like the silent type"

                     A                  G

And then she opened up a book of poems

        A                    G

And handed it to me

   A                 G

Written by an Italian poet

               D (2)

From the 13th century

       E                          F#m

And every one of them words rang true

         A                          D

And glowed like burning coals

  E             F#m

Pouring off every page

                   A                 D                         E (2)

Like it was written in my soul from me to you

G (½)     D (½)

Tangled up in blue

 

/ A - - - / Asus4 - - - /  (x4)

 

     A                        G

I lived with them on Montague street

         A                            G

In a basement down the stairs

                    A                G

There was music in the cafés at night

               D (2)

And revolution in the air

         A                           G

And then he started into dealing with slaves

        A                                     G

And something inside of him died

 

         A                        G

She had to sell everything she owned

        D (2)

And froze up inside

          E                         F#m

And when one day the bottom fell out

A                       D

I became withdrawn

         E                   F#m

The only thing I knew how to do

             A                     D                          E (2)

Was to keep on keepin' on like a bird that flew

G (½)     D (½)

Tangled up in blue

 

/ A - - - / Asus4 - - - /  (x4)

 

      A                   G

So now I'm going back again

             A                     G

I got to get to her somehow

A                        G

All the people we used to know

                   D (2)

They're an illusion to me now

A                             G

Some are mathematicians

A                               G

Some are carpenter's wives

            A              G

Don't know how it all got started

             D (2)

I don't know what they're doing with their lives

E                F#m

Me, I'm still on the road

  A                          D

Headed for another joint

       E              F#m

We always did feel the same

             A                                D          E (2)

We just saw it from a different point of view

G (½)     D (½)

Tangled up in blue

 

/ A - - - / Asus4 - - - /  (x3)

/ A (hold) /

 


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.