Tangled Up In Blue Live
Artist: Bob Dylan Song title: Tangled Up in Blue Album: The Bootleg Series #5 - Live 1975 Video: YouTube.com Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E) Intro: / G Gsus4 / (x4) G F Early one morning the sun was shining I was laying in bed Wondering if she'd changed at all C If her hair was still red G F Her folks, they said our lives together Sure was gonna be rough They never did like mama's homemade dress C Papa's bank book wasn't big enough D Em And I was standing on the side of the road G C Rain falling on my shoes D Em Heading out for the East coast G C D Lord knows I've paid some dues getting through F C Tangled up in blue / G F / (x4) She was married when we first meet Soon to be divorced I helped her out of a jam I guess - But I used a little too much force We drove that car as far as we could Abandoned it out West Splitting up on a dark sad night - Both agreeing it was best She turned around to look at me As I was walkin away Sayin over her shoulder "We'll meet again someday on the avenue" Tangled up in blue. I had a job in Santa Fe Working in an old hotel But I never did like it all that much - And one day the ax just fell So I drifted down to New Orleans Lucky not to be destroyed Where I got me a job on a fishin boat - Right outside of Delacroix But all the while I was alone The past was close behind I seen a lot of women But she never escaped my mind and I just grew Tangled up in blue. She was working in a topless place And I stopped in for a beer I just kept looking at the side of her face - In the spotlight so clear And later on when the crowd thinned out I was just about to do the same She was standing there right beside my chair - She said "Don't tell me let me guess your name" I muttered something underneath my breath She studied the lines on my face I must admit I felt a little uneasy When she bent down to tie the laces of my shoes Tangled up in blue. I lived with them on Montague Street In a basement down the stairs There was music in the cafes at night - And revolution in the air Then he started into dealing with slaves And something inside of him died She had to sell everything she owned - And froze up inside And when it all came crashing down I became withdrawn The only thing I knew how to do Was keep on keeping on like a bird that flew Tangled up in blue. So now I'm going on back again I got to get her somehow All the faces we used to know - They're an illusion to me now Some are mathematicians Some are truck driver's wives Don't know how it all got started - I don't what they're doing with their lives But me I'm still on the road Heading for another joint We always did feel the same We just saw it from a different point of view Tangled up in Blue. Notes: For the 2nd and 6th lines in every verse and 2nd and 4th lines inbetween verses, I on the C note on the B sting for the Gsus4 (G X D G C G). It is otherwise played as an F chord. For ease of reading while playing, the indentions show the change to the D chord.