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TRYING TO GET TO HEAVEN


Bob Dylan


Capo on 3


[C][D][C][G]


[C] The air is getting [D] hotter, [C] There's a rumbling in the [G] skies
[C] I've been wading through the high muddy [D] water
[C] With the heat rising in my [G] eyes
Every [Em] day your memory grows [C] dimmer
[Am] It doesn't haunt me like it [G] did before
[C] I've been walking through the middle of [D] nowhere
[C] Trying to get to heaven before they [G] close the door [C][D][C][G]


[C] When I was in [D] Missouri, [C] They would not let me [G] be
[C] I had to leave there in a [D] hurry, [C] I only saw what they [G] let me see
[Em] You broke a heart that [C] loved you
Now you can [Am] seal up the book and not [G] write anymore
[C] I've been walking that lonesome [D] valley
[C] Trying to get to heaven before they [G] close the door [C][D][C][G]


[C] People on the [D] platforms, [C] Waiting for the [G] trains
[C] I can hear their hearts a-[D]-beating,

Like [C] pendulums swinging on [G] chains
[Em] I tried to give you [C] everything
[Am] That your heart was longing [G] for
[C] I'm just going down the road [D] feeling bad
[C] Trying to get to heaven before they [G] close the door [C][D][C][G]


[C] I'm going down the [D] river, [C] Down to New Or-[G]-leans
[C] They tell me everything is gonna be [D] all right
[C] But I don't know what 'all right' even [G] means
[Em] I was riding in a buggy with Miss [C] Mary-Jane
[Am] Miss Mary-Jane got a house in [G] Baltimore
[C] I been all around the [D] world, boys
Now I'm [C] trying to get to heaven before they [G] close the door [C][D][C][G]


[C] Gonna sleep down in the [D] parlour, [C] And relive my [G] dreams
[C] I'll close my eyes and I [D] wonder [C] If everything is as hollow as [G] it seems
[Em] Some trains don't pull no [C] gamblers
[Am] No midnight ramblers like they [G] did before
[C] I been to Sugar Town, I [D] shook the sugar down
Now I'm [C] trying to get to heaven before they [G] close the door [C][D][C][G]




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