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/ Bob Dylan / Love and Theft (2001) / Mississippi guitar tab

MISSISSIPPI
by Bob Dylan

Recorded during the "Time out of mind" sessions
Released on "Love and Theft" (2001)

Submitted by Andrea Baroni (baroni_andrea@hotmail.com)


Intro (actually played one octave higher):

  C       /d      /e      /f        G           C
  :       .       .       .         :       .       .       .
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----1-------1-------1-------1---|-3---3-------5-------------------|
|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|-5---4-------5-------------------|
|---------0-------2-------3-------|-5---5-------5-------------------|
|-3-------------------------------|-------------3-------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


C                  Csus4 C              Csus4
 Every step of the way,   we walk the line.
C              Csus4    C       F
 Your days are numbered, so are mine.
C                F    C               F
Time is piling up, we struggle and we stray.
C      /d        /e  /f G         C
 We're all boxed in,  nowhere to escape.

City's just a jungle, more games to play.
Trapped in the heart of it, trying to get away.
I was raised in the country, I been working in the town.
I been in trouble ever since I set my suitcase down.

   G            /a      /b               /c
    Got nothing for you, I had nothing before
   /d              /e             F       G
   Don't even have anything for myself anymore
   G           /a   /b            /c
   Sky full of fire, pain pouring down
   /d              /e            F        G
   Nothing you can sell me, I'll see you around.

All my powers of expression, my thoughts so sublime
Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme
Only one thing I did wrong,
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long


Well, the devil's in the alley, mule's in the stall
Say anything you want to, I have heard it all
I was thinking about the things that Rosie said
I was dreaming I was sleeping in Rosie's bed
Walking through the leaves falling from the trees
Feeling like a stranger nobody sees.
So many things that we never will undo
I know you're sorry, I'm sorry too.
   Some people will offer you their hand and some won't
   Last night I knew you, tonight I don't
   I need something strong to distract my mind
   I'm gonna look at you 'til my eyes go blind
Well, I got here following the southern star
I crossed that river just to be where you are
Only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long.

Well, my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast.
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past.
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free.
I got nothing but affection for those who've sailed with me.
Everybody moving, if they ain't already there.
Everybody got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow,
Things should start to get interesting right about now
   My clothes are wet, tight on my skin
   Not as tight as the corner that I painted myself in
   I know that fortune is waiting to be kind
   So give me your hand and say you'll be mine
Now the emptiness is endless, cold as the clay
You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way
Only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long


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
Love and Theft tabs
01Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum tabbass tab
02Mississippi tabbass tab
04Bye and Bye tabbass tab
05Lonesome Day Blues tabbass tab
07High Water (For Charley Patton) tabbass tab
08Moonlight tabbass tab
09Honest With Me tabbass tab

 

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