Desolation Row Uke tab by Bob Dylan

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Intro C chordC CSUS C chordC CSUS C chordC CSUS

C chordC
They're selling postcards of the hanging
F chordF C chordC
They're painting the passports brown
G chordG
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
F chordF
The circus is in town
C chordC
Here comes the blind commissioner
F chordF Fsus chordFsus C chordC
They've got him in a trance
G chordG
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
F chordF C chordC
The other is in his pants
F chordF
And the riot squad they're restless
C chordC F chordF
They need somewhere to go
C chordC G chordG
As Lady and I look out tonight
F chordF C chordC CSUS C chordC CSUS
From Desolation Row

(Instrumental verse with harmonica in the key of E chordE)


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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.