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/ Bob Dylan / Highway 61 Revisited (1965) / Ballad of a Thin Man guitar tab

THE BALLAD OF A THIN MAN- Bob Dylan

     Bm               Bm/Bb
You walk into the room with your pencil in your hand
Bm/A                    Bm/G#
You see somebody naked and you say "who is that man?"
G                 Em
You try so hard but you just don't understand
D                 F#                Bm
Just what you will say when you get home
 D                      A
Because something is happening here
         Bm                  G                 Bm
And you don't know what it is, do you, Mister Jones

You raise up your head and you ask "is this where it is?"
And somebody points to you and says "its his"
And you say "what's mine?" and somebody else says "well WHAT is"
And you say "oh my god - am i here all alone?"
But something is happening here
And you don't know what it is, do you, Mister Jones

You hand in you ticket and you go watch the geek
Who immediately walks up to you when he hears you speak
Saying "how does it feel to be such a freak?"
And you say "impossible" as he hands you a bone
And something is happening here
But you don't know what it is, do you, Mister Jones

 Bm                      Bm/A
You have many contacts among the lumberjacks
  G                                             Bm
To get you facts when someone attacks your imagination
 Bm                          Bm/A
But nobody has any respect, anyway they already expect you
 G                      Em                          A     A7
To all give a check to tax-deductable charity organizations

You've been with the professors, and they all liked your looks
With great lawyers you have discussed lepers and crooks
You've read all of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books
You're very well read, its well known
But something is happening here
And you don't know what it is, do you, Mister Jones

Well, the swordswallower comes up to you and then he kneels
He crosses himself and he clicks his high heels
And without further notice he asks you how it feels
And he says "here is your throat back, thanks for the loan"
And you know something is happening
But you don't know what it is, do you, Mister Jones

Now you see this one-eyed midget saying the word "now"
And you say "for what reason?" and he says "how?"
And you say "what does this mean?" and he screams back "you're a cow!
Give me some milk - or else go home!"
And you KNOW somethings happening here
But you dont know what it is, do you, Mister Jones

Well, you walk into the room like a camel and then you frown
You put your eyes in your pocket and your nose on the ground
There oughtta be a law against you coming around
You should be made to wear earphones
Cause something is happening here
And you don't know what it is, do you, Mister Jones


Bm:   x 2 2 4 4 3 2  Bm/Bb: x 1 2 4 4 3 2
Bm/A: x 0 2 4 4 3 2  Bm/G#: 4 2 2 4 4 3 2

NOTE: I stole the lyrics from the lyrics database, thanks.  This song is
perhaps not meant to be played on the guitar since itbased song, but
these are the chords anyways.  Maybe itmaybe not.  Also, the fingering of
some of the above chords may be
difficult.  Play only part of the chord if you can't reach the whole
thing, but the important thing is to keep the bass line going down.


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
Highway 61 Revisited tabs
01Like a Rolling Stone tabbass tab
04From a Buick 6 tabbass tab
05Ballad of a Thin Man tabbass tab
06Queen Jane Approximately tabbass tab
07Highway 61 Revisited tabbass tab
08Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues tabbass tab
09Desolation Row tabbass tab

 

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