Desolation Row Uke tab by Bob Dylan

4 Chords used in the song: C, F, G, Fsus4

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Original tuning : +2.0 step(s) [ ? ]
Intro: C C  CSUS  C C  CSUS  C C  CSUS

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

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

 

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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.