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    I Shall Be Released

    Bob Dylan


    Originally recorded in key of A.  Changed to key of C to avoid barre chords.


    Chord Guide

           32 1

    C:    x32010


    Dm:   xx0231


    Em:   022000

          3    4

    G:    3x0003


    Strum: B B D DUB B D DU

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +



    C                                                 Dm

        They say everything can be replaced

    Em (½)                     G (½)                   C

         They say every distance is not near

    C                                    Dm

        So I remember every face

    Em (½)           G (½)                      C

        Of every man who put me here



    C                                    Dm

         I see my light come shinin'

    Em (½)               G (½)                   C

         From the west down to the east

    C                     Dm

       Any day now,     any day now

    Em (½)      G (½)      C

        I        shall be released


    C                                              Dm

      They say every man needs protection

    Em (½)                            G (½)          C

         They say that every man must fall

    C                                     Dm

       Yet I swear I see my reflection

    Em (½)                  G (½)                    C

        Somewhere so high above this wall




    Instrumental Verse x2


    C                                                   Dm

        Now yonder stands a man in his lonely room

    Em (½)                  G (½)                         C

          A man who swears he's not to blame

    C                                        Dm

        All day long I hear him shouting so loud

    Em (½)       G (½)                        C

        Cryin’ out that he was framed


    Chorus x2


    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.