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/ Bob Dylan / Infidels (1983) / Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight guitar tab

Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight
Words and music Bob Dylan
Released on Infidels (1983)
Tabbed by Eyolf ěstrem

The G/b can be played x20003, or just as well (or better) x20010, and the Fs could be Fmaj7.
The long Gs at the end of the verses and (especially) the refrain are so filled with notes that
giving an exact representation would be both impossible and futile.
The progression C/g - G - F/g is close enough.

G11 = 3x3211


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C . G/b . F(maj7) . . . x4

C       G/b               F
 Just a minute before you leave, girl,
C       G/b                         F
 Just a minute before you touch the door.
C     G/b                            F
 What is it that you're trying to achieve, girl?
C       G/b                             F
 Do you think we can talk about it some more?
              Dm                             (Am)
You know, the streets are filled with vipers
       Dm                  (Am)
Who've lost all ray of hope,
C/g
You know, it ain't even safe no more
       G
In the palace of the Pope.

C          G/b           F
Don't fall apart on me tonight,
C            G/b                F
I just don't think that I could handle it.
C           G/b          F
Don't fall apart on me tonight,
Dm                 Em
Yesterday's just a memory,
  F                            C/g
Tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be
      G              F/g
And I need you, yeah.

Come over here from over there, girl,
Sit down here. You can have my chair.
I can't see us goin' anywhere, girl.
The only place open is a thousand miles away and I can't take you there.
I wish I'd have been a doctor,
Maybe I'd have saved some life that had been lost,
Maybe I'd have done some good in the world
'Stead of burning every bridge I crossed.

Don't fall apart on me tonight,
I just don't think that I could handle it.
Don't fall apart on me tonight,
Yesterday's just a memory,
Tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be
And I need you, oh, yeah.

I ain't too good at conversation, girl,
So you might not know exactly how I feel,
But if I could, I'd bring you to the mountaintop, girl,
And build you a house made out of stainless steel.
But it's like I'm stuck inside a painting
That's hanging in the Louvre,
My throat start to tickle and my nose itches
But I know that I can't move.

Don't fall apart on me tonight,
I just don't think that I could handle it.
Don't fall apart on me tonight,
Yesterday's gone but the past lives on,
Tomorrow's just one step beyond
And I need you, oh, yeah.

Bb                           F
Who are these people who are walking towards you?
                                    C
Do you know them or will there be a fight?
           Bb                  F
With their humorless smiles so easy to see through,
                                           C
Can they tell you what's wrong from what's right?
F               C
Do you remember St. James Street
F                          C
Where you blew Jackie P.'s mind?
            F                            C
You were so fine, Clark Gable would have fell at your feet
    Bb       F           G11    G
And laid his life on the line.

Let's try to get beneath the surface waste, girl,
No more booby traps and bombs,
No more decadence and charm,
No more affection that's misplaced, girl,
No more mudcake creatures lying in your arms.
What about that millionaire with the drumsticks in his pants?
He looked so baffled and so bewildered
When he played and we didn't dance.

Don't fall apart on me tonight,
I just don't think that I could handle it.
Don't fall apart on me tonight,
Yesterday's just a memory,
Tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be
And I need you, yeah.


Bob Dylan albums
2003 Masked and Anonymous
2001 Love and Theft
1997 Time Out of Mind
1993 World Gone Wrong
1992 Good as I Been to You
1990 Under the Red Sky
1989 Oh Mercy
1988 Down in the Groove
1986 Knocked Out Loaded
1985 Empire Burlesque
1983 Infidels
1981 Shot of Love
1980 Saved
1979 Slow Train Coming
1978 Street Legal
1976 Desire
1975 The Basement Tapes
1975 Blood on the Tracks
1974 Planet Waves
1973 Dylan
1970 New Morning
1970 Self Portrait
1969 Nashville Skyline
1967 John Wesley Harding
1966 Blonde on Blonde
1965 Highway 61 Revisited
1965 Bringing It All Back Home
1964 Another Side of Bob Dylan
1964 The Times They Are A-Changin'
1963 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
1962 Bob Dylan
Infidels tabs
01Jokerman tabbass tab
02Sweetheart Like You tabbass tab
04License to Kill tabbass tab
05Man of Peace tabbass tab
07I and I tabbass tab
08Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight tabbass tab

 

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