Like a Rolling Stone, by Bob Dylan

Like a Rolling Stone

Bob Dylan
Chords used in this song: C, Dm, Em, F, G
C
Dm
Em
F
G
[Intro]
C


[Verse]
C                    Dm
Once upon a time you dressed so fine
    Em                    F            G
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
C                  Dm
People'd call, say Beware doll,
       Em                         F            G
you're bound to fall. You thought they were all kiddin' you


[Pre-chorus]
F            G            F
  You used to laugh about
                  G
Everybody that was hangin' out
F   Em        Dm      C
Now you don't talk so loud
F       Em    Dm      C
Now you don't seem so proud
Dm                            F             G
About having to be scrounging for your next meal.


[Chorus]
            C     F  G
How does it feel
            C     F  G
How does it feel
                C    F  G
To be without a home
                   C    F  G
Like a complete unknown
                C       F  G  G
Like a rolling stone?


[Verse]
            C                   Dm                    Em
Aww, you've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
                      F          G
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
C                          Dm                  Em
Nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street
        F                       G
And now you're gonna have to get used to it


[Pre-chorus]
F                     G            F
  You said you'd never compromise
                                   G
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
F        Em         Dm    C
He's not selling any alibis
        F             Em     Dm     C
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
    Dm                 F      G
And say do you want to make a deal?


[Chorus]
            C    F  G
How does it feel
            C    F  G
How does it feel
              C    F  G
To be on your own
                  C    F  G
With no direction home
                   C    F  G
Like a complete unknown
                C     F  G  G
Like a rolling stone


[Verse]
         C                      Dm
Aww, You never turned around to see the frowns
       Em                     F                 G
On the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you
    C                        Dm            Em
You never understood that it ain't no good
                  F                    G
You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you


[Pre-chorus]
F                                               G         F
  You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
                             G
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
F        Em            Dm       C
Ain't it hard when you discover that
F         Em     Dm         C
He wasn't really where it's at
Dm                                F         G
After he took from you everything he could steal.


[Chorus]
            C    F  G
How does it feel
            C     F  G
How does it feel
              C    F  G
To be on your own
                  C    F  G
With no direction home
                   C    F  G
Like a complete unknown
                C    F  G  G
Like a rolling stone


[Verse]
     C                Dm                 Em
Aww, Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
F                     G
They're all drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made
C              Dm               Em
Exchanging all kind of precious gifts
          F                        G
But you'd better take your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe


[Pre-chorus]
F               G           F
  You used to be so amused
                   G
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
F         Em                     Dm      C
Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
F            Em               Dm         C
When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
Dm                                       F     G
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.


[Chorus]
            C    F  G
How does it feel
            C     F  G
How does it feel
              C   F  G
To be on your own
                  C    F  G
With no direction home
                   C    F  G
Like a complete unknown
                C    F  G
Like a rolling stone


[Outro]
C  F  G  4x