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/ Bob Dylan / Good as I Been to You (1992) / Arthur McBride guitar tab

Bob Dylan - Arthur McBride

Capo - 2nd fret

Oh me[G] and my cousin one A[G]rthur McBride
As we[C] went a-wal[G]king down by[Am7] the seasi[C]de
A-ma[G]rking what followed and what[G] might betide
For it being on Christmas mo[D]rning
And f[G]or recreation we we[G]nt on a tramp
And we met[C] Sergeant Har[G]per and Cor[Am7]poral R[C]amp
And the li[G]ttle wee drummer intending to camp
For the day being pleasant and cha[D]rming[G]

"Good morning, good morning" the Sergeant he cried
"And the same to you gentlemen" we did reply
Intending no harm as we meant to pass by
For it being on Christmas morning
But says he "My fine fellows if you will enlist
It's ten guineas in gold I will slip in your fists
And a crown in the bargain for to  kick up the dust
And drink the King's health in the morning

For a soldier he leads a very fine life
He always is blessed with a charming young wife
And he pays all his debts without sorrow and strife
And he always lives pleasant and charming
And a soldier he always is decent and clean
In the finest of clothing he's constantly seen
While other poor fellows look dirty and mean
And sup on thin gruel in the morning"

But says Arthur "I wouldn't be proud of your clothes
For you've only the lend of them, as I suppose
And you dare not change them one night for you know
If you do you'll be flogged in the morning
And although that we are single and free
We take great delight in our own company
And we have no desire strange faces to see
Although that your offers are charming
And we have no desire to take your advance
All hazards and dangers we barter on chance
For you would have no scruple for to send us to France
Where we would get shot without warning

"Oh no," says the Sergeant, "I'll hear no such chat
And I never will take it from spalpeen or brat
For if you insult me with one other word
I'll cut off your heads in the morning"
And then Arthur and I we soon drew our odds
And we scarce gave them time for to draw their own blades
When a trusty shillelagh came over their heads
And bade them take that as fair warning

And their old rusty rapiers that hung by their sides
We flung them as far as we could in the tide
"Now take them out, devils," cried Arthur McBride
"And temper their edge in the morning"
And the little wee drummer we flattened his pouch
And we made a foot-bowl of his rowdy-dowd-dowd
Threw it in the tide for to rock and to roll
And bade it a tedious returning

And we having no money, paid them off in cracks
And we paid no respect to their two bloody backs
But we lathered them there like a pair of wet sacks
And left them for dead in the morning
And so to conclude and to finish disputes
We obligingly asked if they wanted recruits
For we were the lads who would give them hard clouts
And bid them look sharp in the morning


Enjoy!


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
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04Canadee-I-O tabbass tab
06Little Maggie tabbass tab
07Hard Times tabbass tab
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12Diamond Joe tabbass tab
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