Just like Tom Thumbs Blues, by Bob Dylan - guitarplayerbox - Easy guitar songs for guitar beginners and newcomers

Just like Tom Thumbs Blues

Bob Dylan
Chords used in this song: G#, A#, D#
G#Chord: G#
A#Chord: A#
D#Chord: D#

Capo IV

[Intro]
A#  G#  D#  2x


[Verse]
            D#                     G#
When you're lost in the rain in Juarez,
                     D#
and it's Easter time too

And your gravity fails,
    G#                         D#
and negativity don't pull you through
      G#
Don't put on any airs,
                                  D#
when you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
         A#
They got some hungry women there,
         G#                       D#
and they really make a mess outa you.


[Verse]

Now if you see Saint Annie,
G#                        D#
please tell her thanks a lot

I cannot move,
   G#                    D#
my fingers are all in a knot
  G#
I don't have the strength,
                           D#
to get up and take another shot
       A#
And my best friend, my doctor,
      G#                        D#
won't even say what it is I've got.


[Verse]

Sweet Melinda,
    G#                                D#
the peasants call her the goddess of gloom

She speaks good English,
          G#                     D#
and she invites you up into her room
    G#
And you're so kind,
                                 D#
and careful not to go to her too soon
        A#
And she takes your voice,
    G#                         D#
and leaves you howling at the moon.


[Verse]

Up on Housing Project Hill,
     G#                 D#
it's either fortune or fame

You must pick up one or the other,
       G#                                   D#
though neither of them are to be what they claim
   G#
If you're lookin' to get silly,
                                     D#
you better go back to from where you came
            A#
Because the cops don't need you,
    G#                   D#
and man they expect the same.


[Verse]

Now all the authorities,
G#                          D#
they just stand around and boast
                                     G#
How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms,
                 D#
into leaving his post
    G#
And picking up Angel who,
                           D#
just arrived here from the coast
    A#
Who looked so fine at first,
    G#                        D#
but left looking just like a ghost.


[Interlude]
D#  G#  3x
D#  A#  G#  D#


[Verse]

I started out on burgundy,
    G#                   D#
but soon hit the harder stuff
                              G#
Everybody said they'd stand behind me,
                  D#
when the game got rough
         G#
But the joke was on me,
                               D#
there was nobody even there to bluff
          A#
I'm going back to New York City,
  G#                    D#
I do believe I've had enough.


[Outro]
A#  G#  D#  4x
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