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
GChord: G
AChord: A
DChord: D

Capo V

[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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