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/ Bob Dylan / New Morning (1970) / If Dogs Run Free guitar tab

If Dogs Run Free
Words and music Bob Dylan
Released on New Morning (1970), and debuted live during the fall 2000 tour.
Tabbed by Eyolf strem

Dylan goes Jazz!

Here follows first a tab of the bass part in the first instrumental verse,
with chord suggestions above. Since the song is basically defined by a bass
progression with chromatic alterations, and heavily colorated chords above
that, the indicated chords are not what is being played  it's a synthesis
of what may have been played by some or the other of the musicians, or rather:
a simplified picture of what may have been in their heads while playing. It
works, sort of, but especially at the end of the second and third lines below,
the chords are definitely suggestions only.

Chords:

C#o    x45353
Bm7-5  x2323x


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  G             C     C#o     G
  :  .  .  .    :  .  .  .    :  .  .  .    :  .  .  .
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-0--0--0--0--|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|------------3|-5--------0--|-5-03--0-----|
|-------------|-3--3--4--5--|-------2-----|----------4--|
|-------------|-------------|----3--------|-------------|

  C             C#o           G7    C7     Bm7-5  E7
  :  .  .  .    :  .  .  .    :  .  .  .    :  .  .  .
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|------------0|-5--5--0-----|----3--2-----|
|-3--3--2--3--|-4--4--3--4--|----------3--|-2--------1--|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

  Am            D            G7 /f Em7 /Bb  A     D7
  :  .  .  .    :  .  .  .    :  .  .  .    :  .  .  .
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-0-----------|-------------|----2--1--0--|
|-0--0--2--3-4|----3--0-----|----------1--|-0-----------|
|-------------|----------4--|-3--1--0-----|-------------|

G                      C       C#o
If dogs run free, then why not we
G
Across the swooping plain?
C              C#o
My ears hear a symphony
G            C7          Bm7-5  E7
Of two mules, trains and rain.
Am                   D
  The best is always yet to come,
G7                 Em7          A7   D7
That's what they explain to me.

G                    C         C#o
 Just do your thing, you'll be king,
G
 If dogs run free.

If dogs run free, why not me
Across the swamp of time?
My mind weaves a symphony
And tapestry of rhyme.
Oh, winds which rush my tale to thee
So it may flow and be,
To each his own, it's all unknown,
If dogs run free.

If dogs run free, then what must be,
Must be, and that is all.
True love can make a blade of grass
Stand up straight and tall.
In harmony with the cosmic sea,
True love needs no company,
It can cure the soul, it can make it whole,
If dogs run free.


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
New Morning tabs
01If Not for You tabbass tab
02Day of the Locusts tabbass tab
03Time Passes Slowly tabbass tab
06If Dogs Run Free tabbass tab
07New Morning tabbass tab
08Sign on the Window tabbass tab
10The Man in Me tabbass tab
12Father of Night tabbass tab

 

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