Enter

Tangled up in blue

Song Author Bob Dylan Lyrics by: Bob Dylan Performer: Bob Dylan Submitted by: Anonymous
[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]Early one morning the [G]sun was shining
[A]I was laying in [G]bed  
[A]Wondering if she'd [G]changed at all
If her [D]hair was still red

[A]Her folks, they said our [G]lives together
[A]Sure was gonna be [G]rough
They [A]never did like mama's [G]homemade dress
Papa's [D]bank book wasn't big enough
And I [E]was standing on the [F#m]side of the road
[A]Rain falling on my [D]shoes
[E]Heading out for the [F#m]East coast
[A]Lord knows I've paid some [D]dues getting [E]through
[G]Tangled [D]up in [A]blue

[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]She was married when we [G]first met
[A]Soon to be divo[G]rced
I [A]helped her out of a jam, I [G]guess
But I [D]used a little too much force
We [A]drove that car as [G]far as we could
[A]Abandoned it out [G]West
[A]Split up on a [G]dark sad night
Both ag[D]reeing it was best
[E]She turned around to [F#m]look at me
[A]As I was walking [D]away
[E]I heard her say over [F#m]my shoulder
[A]We'll meet again [D]someday on the [E]avenue"
[G]Tangled [D]up in [A]blue

[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]I had a job in the [G]great north woods
[A]Working as a cook for a [G]spell
[A]But I never did like it [G]all that much
And one d[D]ay the axe just fell
[A]So I drifted down to New [G]Orleans
[A]Where I was lucky enough to be [G]employed
[A]Working for a while on a [G]fishing boat
Right [D]outside of Delacroix
[E]But all the while I [F#m]was alone
[A]The past was close [D]behind
[E]I seen a lot of [F#m]women    
[A]But she never escaped my [D]mind, and I just [E]grew
[G]Tangled [D]up in [A]blue

[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]She was working in a [G]topless place
[A]I stopped in for a [G]beer
[A]I just kept looking at the [G]side of her face
In the [D]spotlight so clear
[A]Later on when the [G]crowd thinned out
[A]I was just about to do the [G]same
[A]She was standing there in [G]back of my chair
Sayin', [D]"Tell me, don't I know your name?"
I [E]muttered something underneath my [F#m]breath
She [A]studied the lines on my [D]face
I [E]must admit I felt a [F#m]little uneasy
[A]When she bent down to tie the [D]laces of my [E]shoes
[G]Tangled [D]up in [A]blue

[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]She lit a burner on the [G]stove
[A]And offered me a [G]pipe
[A]"I thought you'd never say [G]hello," she said
"You look [D]like the silent type"
And then she [A]opened up a [G]book of poems
And [A]handed it to [G]me  
[A]Written by an [G]Italian poet
From the [D]13th century
And [E]every one of them [F#m]words rang true
And [A]glowed like burning [D]coals
[E]Pouring off every [F#m]page    
Like[A] it was written in my [D]soul from me to [E]you  
[G]Tangled [D]up in [A]blue

[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]I lived with them on [G]Montague street
In [A]a basement down the [G]stairs
There was [A]music in the [G]cafés at night
And revol[D]ution in the air
[A]And then he started into dealing [G]with slaves
[A]And something inside of him [G]died
She [A]had to sell everything she [G]owned
And [D]froze up inside
[E]And when one day the [F#m]bottom fell out
[A]I became with[D]drawn
[E]The only thing I knew how [F#m]to do    
Was to [A]keep on keepin' [D]on like a bird that [E]flew
[G]Tangled [D]up in [A]blue

[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]So now I'm going back [G]again
[A]I got to get to her [G]somehow
[A]All the people we used to [G]know
They're an [D]illusion to me now
[A]Some are mathemat[G]icians
[A] Some are carpenter's [G]wives
[A]Don't know how it all got [G]started
I [D]don't know what they're doing with their lives
[E]Me, I'm still on [F#m]the road
[A]Headed for another [D]joint
[E]We always did feel [F#m]the same
[A]We just saw it from a different [D]point of [E]view
[G]Tangled [D]up in [A]blue

[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    [Asus4]    
[A]    [Asus4]    [A]    



Early one morning the sun was shining
I was laying in bed
Wondering if she'd changed at all
If her hair was still red

Her folks, they said our lives together
Sure was gonna be rough
They never did like mama's homemade dress
Papa's bank book wasn't big enough
And I was standing on the side of the road
Rain falling on my shoes
Heading out for the East coast
Lord knows I've paid some dues getting through
Tangled up in blue



She was married when we first met
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
Split up on a dark sad night
Both agreeing it was best
She turned around to look at me
As I was walking away
I heard her say over my shoulder
We'll meet again someday on the avenue"
Tangled up in blue



I had a job in the great north woods
Working as a cook for a spell
But I never did like it all that much
And one day the axe just fell
So I drifted down to New Orleans
Where I was lucky enough to be employed
Working for a while on a fishing 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
I stopped in for a beer
I just kept looking at the side of her face
In the spotlight so clear
Later on when the crowd thinned out
I was just about to do the same
She was standing there in back of my chair
Sayin', "Tell me, don't I know 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



She lit a burner on the stove
And offered me a pipe
"I thought you'd never say hello," she said
"You look like the silent type"
And then she opened up a book of poems
And handed it to me
Written by an Italian poet
From the 13th century
And every one of them words rang true
And glowed like burning coals
Pouring off every page
Like it was written in my soul from me to you
Tangled up in blue



I lived with them on Montague street
In a basement down the stairs
There was music in the cafés at night
And revolution in the air
And 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 one day the bottom fell out
I became withdrawn
The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keepin' on like a bird that flew
Tangled up in blue



So now I'm going back again
I got to get to her somehow
All the people we used to know
They're an illusion to me now
Some are mathematicians
Some are carpenter's wives
Don't know how it all got started
I don't know what they're doing with their lives
Me, I'm still on the road
Headed for another joint
We always did feel the same
We just saw it from a different point of view
Tangled up in blue


Chords

  • A
  • Asus4
  • G
  • D
  • E
  • F#m

Pick an instrument

Transpose the song

Chord data © Chordinator.com

blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Validating login...