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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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