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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.