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I SHALL BE RELEASED


Bob Dylan


Capo on 4


[C] They say everything can be re-[Dm]-placed

[Em] They say every [F] distance [G] is not [C] near

[C] Yet I remember every [Dm] face

[Em] Of every [F] man who [G] put me [C] here


[C] I see my light come [Dm] shining,

[Em] From the [F] west down [G] to the [C] east

[C] Any day now, [Dm] any day now,

[Em] I [F] shall be [G] re-[C]-leased


[C] They say every man needs pro-[Dm]-tection

[Em] They say that [F] every [G] man must [C] fall

[C] Yet I swear I see my re-[Dm]-flection

[Em] Somewhere so [F] high [G] above this [C] wall


[C] I see my light come [Dm] shining,

[Em] From the [F] west down [G] to the [C] east

[C] Any day now, [Dm] any day now,

[Em] I [F] shall be [G] re-[C]-leased


[C] Now yonder stands a man in this [Dm] lonely crowd

[Em] A man who [F] swears he's [G] not to [C] blame

[C] All day long I hear him [Dm] shouting so loud

[Em] Just crying [F] out that [G] he was [C] framed


[C] I see my light come [Dm] shining,

[Em] From the [F] west down [G] to the [C] east

[C] Any day now, [Dm] any day now,

[Em] I [F] shall be [G] re-[C]-leased


[Additional verse by Lachlan Irvine]


[C] Yonder stands a child 'neath the [Dm] blazing sun

[Em] Her sad brown [F] eyes are [G] filled with [C] tears

[C] Each day she asks herself “what could [Dm] I have done

[Em] To make them [F] want to [G] put me [C] here?”


[C] I see my light come [Dm] shining

[Em] From the [F] west down [G] to the [C] east

[C] Any day now, [Dm] any day now

[Em] I [F] shall be [G] re-[C]-leased


[C] Any day now, [Dm] any day now

[Em] I [F] shall be [G] re-[C]-leased

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