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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chorus:
Ab        Bb               Eb               Ab  
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
        Eb                Ab               Bb         
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
Ab          Bb               Eb             Ab  
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
       Eb             Ab                 Bb         Eb   
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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