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/ Bob Dylan / John Wesley Harding (1967) / Drifter's Escape guitar tab

Drifter's Escape
Words and music Bob Dylan
Released on John Wesley Harding (1967)
Tabbed by Eyolf ěstrem

Capo 2nd fret (sounding key A major)

* denotes a quick ornamental G - C/g - G turn:

  G          C/g G
  |   .   .   .
|-3---3-3---3-3-3-+-
|-0---0-0---0-1-0-+-
|-0---0-0---0-0-0-+-
|-0---0-0---0-2-0-+-
|-2---2-2---2-x-2-+-
|-3---3-3---3-3-3-+-


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     G                      *
"Oh, help me in my weakness,"
            C/g     G     *
I heard the drifter say,
        G
As they carried him from the courtroom
                C/g  G     *
And were taking him away.
    G
"My trip hasn't been a pleasant one
               C/g         *
And my time it isn't long,

And I still do not know
                 C/g       G
What it was that I've done wrong."

Well, the judge, he cast his robe aside,
A tear came to his eye,
"You fail to understand," he said,
"Why must you even try?"
Outside, the crowd was stirring,
You could hear it from the door.
Inside, the judge was stepping down,
While the jury cried for more.

"Oh, stop that cursed jury,"
Cried the attendant and the nurse,
"The trial was bad enough,
But this is ten times worse."
Just then a bolt of lightning
Struck the courthouse out of shape,
And while ev'rybody knelt to pray
The drifter did escape.


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John Wesley Harding tabs
01John Wesley Harding tabbass tab
02As I Went Out One Morning tabbass tab
03I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine tabbass tab
04All Along the Watchtower tabbass tab
05The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest tabbass tab
06Drifter's Escape tabbass tab
07Dear Landlord tabbass tab
08I Am a Lonesome Hobo tabbass tab
09I Pity the Poor Immigrant tabbass tab
11Down Along the Cove tabbass tab
12I'll Be Your Baby Tonight tabbass tab

 

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