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/ Bob Dylan / John Wesley Harding (1967) / I Am a Lonesome Hobo guitar tab

I Am A Lonesome Hobo
Words and music Bob Dylan
Released on John Wesley Harding (1967)
Tabbed by Eyolf ěstrem

The only troublesome chord is the very first chord of the intro. Its function is
that of a G minor. The guitar plays xx3331 (or even a full Bb: x13331). The g,
which is actually the key note of the chord, is only heard in the bass figure
(d f g f g). On a solo guitar I would play it xxx031, which combines the "best"
of the two instruments, although it does not capture the ambiguity between Gm7
and Bb6 of the album. You can't have it all. And besides, it's only one measure
of music anyway.

Occasionally he sneaks in a G - C/g - G ornamentation at the line endings.


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Intro: Gm7  F   C   G

G
I am a lonesome hobo

Without family or friends,

Where another man's life might begin,

That's exactly where mine ends.

I have tried my hand at bribery,

Blackmail and deceit,
                D        C    G
And I've served time for ev'rything
      C              G
'Cept beggin' on the street.

Well, once I was rather prosperous,
There was nothing I did lack.
I had fourteen-karat gold in my mouth
And silk upon my back.
But I did not trust my brother,
I carried him to blame,
Which led me to my fatal doom,
To wander off in shame.

Kind ladies and kind gentlemen,
Soon I will be gone,
But let me just warn you all,
Before I do pass on;
Stay free from petty jealousies,
Live by no man's code,
And hold your judgment for yourself
Lest you wind up on this road.


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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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