Desolation Row Uke tab by Bob Dylan

3 Chords used in the song: e,a,b7

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E E
They're selling post cards of the hanging,
A A E E
They're painting the passports brown.
B7 B7
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors,
A A E E
The circus is in town.
Here comes the blind commissioner,
A A E E
They've got him in a trance.
B7 B7
One hand is tied to the tightrope walker,
A A E E
The other is in his pants.
A A
And the riot squad, they're restless,
E E A A
They need somewhere to go.
E E B7 B7
As lady and I look out tonight,
A A E E
From Desolation Row.

 

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banditsnort avatar
is this the same key for the My Chemical Romance cover of this song?
03 May 2018
About this song

"Desolation Row" is the closing track of Bob Dylan's sixth studio album, Highway 61 Revisited. It is noted for its length (11:21) and surreal lyrics. It was recorded on August 4, 1965, in Columbia's Studio A in New York City. The two takes spliced for the album were the second and third time Dylan had sung the song. Charlie McCoy played acoustic guitar for the record, making it the album's only track not to feature an electric guitar. An alternate version was also recorded with electric guitar and a prominent bass that was eventually released on The Bootleg Series Vol.