Artist Bob Dylan
Album Bringing It All Back Home
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Chorus:
B        Db               Gb               B  
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
        Gb                B               Db         
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
B          Db               Gb             B  
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
       Gb             B                 Db         Gb   
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

Verse:
         B                 Db          Gb             B  
Though i know the evenings empire has returned into sand
Gb                B  
Vanished from my hand
        Gb               B         Abm        Db
Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping
   B         Db             Gb             B  
My weeriness amazes me, im branded on my feet
Gb                B  
I have no one to meet
        Gb             B           Abm       Db 
And the ancient empty streets too dead for dreaming

Chorus:
B        Db               Gb               B  
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
        Gb                B               Db         
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
B          Db               Gb             B  
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
       Gb             B                 Db         Gb   
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

Verse:
B            Db              Gb              B  
Take me on a trip upon your magic swirling ship
   Gb                B            Gb                   B  
My senses have been stripped, my hands can't feel to grip
   Gb                B          Gb                B  
My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels 
      Db
To be wanderin'
B              Db           Gb            B  
Im ready to go anywhere im ready for to fade
  Gb           B               Gb                B  
Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way
Abm              Db
I promise to go under it

Chorus:
B        Db               Gb               B  
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
        Gb                B               Db         
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
B          Db               Gb             B  
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
       Gb             B                 Db         Gb   
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

Verse:
           B                    Db
Though you might hear laughing, spinning 
         Gb                B  
Swinging madly across the sun,
        Gb           B               Abm            B  
Its not aimed at anyone, its just escaping on the run
        Gb                  B      Abm     Db
And but for the sky, there are no fences facing
    B                 Db         Gb                 B  
And if you hear vague traces of skipping reels of rhyme
        Gb             B                Gb            B  
To your tambourine in time, its just a ragged clown behind
           Gb          B                Gb
I wouldn't pay it any mind, its just a shadow you're
Abm               Db
Seeing that he's chasing

Chorus:
B        Db               Gb               B  
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
        Gb                B               Db         
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
B          Db               Gb             B  
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
       Gb             B                 Db         Gb   
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

Verse:
     B             Db                  Gb                 B  
Then take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind
         Gb              B         Gb               B  
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves 
Gb                       B          Gb            B  
Ther haunted frightened trees, out to the windy beach
    Gb                B        Abm    Db
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
        B                 Db                Gb               B  
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
      Gb            B            Gb             B  
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
         Gb          B            Gb                B   
With all memory and fate, driven deep beneath the waves,
           Gb          Abm         Db 
Let me forget about today until tommorow

Chorus:
B        Db               Gb               B  
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
        Gb                B               Db         
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
B          Db               Gb             B  
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
       Gb             B                 Db         Gb   
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come followin' you.
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6 Comments

  1. Any way you can display chords for left-handed players?

  2. Does anyone know the strumming pattern? It would be really helpful. Thanks.

  3. Can you edit the line “its just escaping on the run” I think its supposed to be an F not Gm.

  4. Christiaan

    This sounds great, and is very easy to play!

  5. alecnorth

    Thank you so much for this!

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