Songs "T"


Bob Dylan




[D] Early one morning the [C] sun was shinin', [D] I was layin' in [C] bed.

[D] Wonderin' if she [C] changed at all, if her [G] hair was still red.

[D] Her folks said our [C] lives together [D] sure was gonna be [C] rough.

[D] They never did like mama's [C] homemade dress;

Papa's [G] bankbook wasn't big enough.

[A] I was standin' on the [Bm] side of the road, [D] Rain fallin' on my [G] shoes.

[A] Headin' out for the [Bm]east coast, Lord [D] knows I've paid some dues

Gettin' [A] through, [C] tangled [G] up in [D] blue. [Dsus][D][Dsus]


[D] She was married when [C] we first met, [D] soon to be di-[C]-vorced

[D] I helped her out of a [C] jam I guess but I [G] used a little too much force.

We [D] drove that car as [C] far as we could, [D] abandoned it out [C] west.

[D] Split up up on a [C] dark sad night both [G] agreein' it was best.

[A] She turned around to [Bm] look at me, as [D] I was walkin' [G] away.

I [A] heard her say over my [Bm] shoulder "We'll [D] meet again some day

On the aven-[A]-ue", [C] tangled [G] up in [D] blue. [Dsus][D][Dsus]


[D] I had a job in the [C] Great North Woods [D] workin' as a cook for a [C] spell

But I [D] never did like it [C] all that much and one [G] day the axe just fell.

So I [D] drifted down to [C] New Orleans

where I was [D] lucky 'nough to be em-[C]-ployed

[D] Workin' for a while on a [C] fishing boat right [G] outside Delacroix.

But [A] all the while I [Bm] was alone, the [D] past was close [G] behind

[A] I met a lot of [Bm] women, but she [D]never escaped my mind

And I just [A]grew [C] tangled [G] up in [D] blue. [Dsus][D][Dsus]


[D] She was workin' in a [C] topless place when I [D] stopped in for a [C] beer.

I [D] just kept lookin' at the [C] side of her face in the [G] spot light so clear.

[D] Later on as the [C] crowd thinned out I was [D] just about to do the [C] same.

She was [D] standin' there in [C] back of my chair sayin'

"[G] Tell me, don't I know your name?"

[A] I muttered something under-[Bm]-neath my breath.

She [D] studied the lines on my [G] face.

I [A] must admit I was a [Bm] little uneasy when she [D] bent down to tie the lace

On my [A] shoe. [C] Tangled [G] up in [D] blue. [Dsus][D][Dsus]


[D] She lit a burner [C] on the stove and [D] offered me a [C] pipe.

"I [D] thought you'd never say [C] hello" she said; "You [G] look like the silent type."

[D] Then she opened up a [C] book of poems and [D] handed it to [C] me.

[D] Written by an [C] Italian poet from the [G] 13th century.

And [A] everyone of those [Bm] words rang true

And [D] glowed like a burnin' [G] coal.

[A] Flowing off of [Bm] every page like it was [D] written in my soul

From me to [A] you. [C] tangled [G] up in [D] blue. [Dsus][D][Dsus]


[D] I lived with them on [C] Montague Street in a [D] basement down the [C] stairs.

There was [D] music in the [C] cafes at night and revo-[G]-lution in the air.

[D] Then he started into [C] dealing in slaves

And [D] somethin' inside of him [C]died.

She [D] had to sell every-[C]-thing she owned and [G] just froze up inside.

[A] Then at last when the [Bm] bottom fell out, [D] I became with-[G]-drawn.

The [A] only thing I knew [Bm] how to do was to [D] keep on keepin' on

Like a bird that [A]flew [C] tangled [G] up in [D] blue. [Dsus][D][Dsus]


[D] Now I'm going [C] back again, I've got to [D] get to her some-[C]-how.

[D] All the people we [C] used to know they're an [G] illusion to me now.

[D] Some are mathema-[C]-ticians, [D] some are carpenter's [C]wives.

[D] Don't know how it all got [C] started;

I don't know [G] what they're doin' with their lives.

But [A] me I'm still [Bm] on the road, [D] headin' for another [G] joint.

[D] We always did [Bm] feel the same, we just [D] saw it from a different point

Of [A] view. [C] tangled [G] up in [D] blue. [Dsus][D][Dsus][D]









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