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Down in the Flood (Crash on the Levee)
Words and music Bob Dylan
Released on The Basement Tapes (1967/1975). A different version was recorded Oct
1971 with Happy Traum (banjo) and released on Greatest Hits II (1971)
Tabbed by Eyolf ěstrem

Take #1 (I assume): Capo 7th fret (sounding key D major); "another good friend"
                    instead of "another best friend"
Take #2: Capo 2nd (or 3rd) fret (sounding key A (or Bb) major)

The G-C/g-G figure is a little bit everywhere where there is a G (especially line endings).
the following is from the officially released take #2.


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G   C/g-G C/g G

G
Crash on the levee mama,
                  C/g-G  C/g-G
water's gonna overflow,
C
swamp's gonna rise,
                G   C/g-G
no boat's gonna row.
                         C/g-G
Now you can train on down

to William's point,
C/g-G
you can bust your feet,
    C/g-G
you can rock this joint.
    C
But oh mama, ain't you gonna
          D           G      C/g-G
miss your best friend now.
          D
You gonna have to find yourself
                        G   C/g-G
another best friend somehow.

Now don't you try and move me,
you're just gonna lose.
There's a crash on the levee
and mama you been refused.
Well it's sugar for sugar
and it's salt for salt,
if you go down in the flood
it's gonna be your fault.
Oh mama, ain't you gonna miss
your best friend now.
Yes you gonna have to find yourself
another best friend somehow.

Well that high tide's rising,
mama don't you let me down.
Pack up your suitcase,
mama don't you make a sound.
Now it's king for king,
queen for queen,
it's gonna be the meanest flood
that anybody's seen.
Oh mama, ain't you gonna miss
your best friend now.
Yes you gonna have to find yourself
another best friend somehow.


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
Masked and Anonymous tabs
02Gotta Serve Somebody tabbass tab
03Down in the Flood tabbass tab
07Diamond Joe tabbass tab
09One More Cup of Coffee tabbass tab
13Cold Irons Bound tabbass tab

 

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