Idiot Wind Uke tab by Bob Dylan

14 Chords used in the song: Cm,D,G,D/C,D/F#,Em,Bm,Am,C6,C,D6,D7,C/G,Dm

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Cm Cm                                  D D                       G G
Someone's got it in for me, they're planting stories in the press
Cm Cm
Whoever it is I wish they'd cut it out
D D D/C D/C G G D/F# D/F#
but when they will I can only guess.
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am G G
They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy,
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am G G
She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me.
Bm Bm C6 C6
I can't help it if I'm lucky.

Cm Cm D D D/C D/C G G
People see me all the time and they just can't remember how to act
Cm Cm D D D/C D/C G G D/F# D/F#
Their minds are filled with big ideas, images and distorted facts.
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am G G D/F# D/F#
Even you, yesterday you had to ask me where it was at,
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am G G
I couldn't believe after all these years, you didn't know me better than that
Bm Bm C6 C6
Sweet lady.

G G C C G G
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth,
C C D6 D6 D7 D7
Blowing down the backroads headin' south.
G G C C G G
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth,
C C
You're an idiot, babe.
D D D7 D7 G G C/G C/G G G C/G C/G
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe.

Cm Cm D D D/C D/C
I ran into the fortune-teller, who said beware of lightning that might
G G
strike
Cm Cm D D D/C D/C G G
I haven't known peace and quiet for so long I can't remember what it's like.
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am G G
There's a lone soldier on the cross, smoke pourin' out of a boxcar door,
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am
You didn't know it, you didn't think it could be done, in the final end he
G G
won the wars
Bm Bm C6 C6
After losin' every battle.

Cm Cm D D D/C D/C G G
I woke up on the roadside, daydreamin' 'bout the way things sometimes are
Cm Cm D D D/C D/C
Visions of your chestnut mare shoot through my head and are makin' me see
G G D/F# D/F#
stars.
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am G G
You hurt the ones that I love best and cover up the truth with lies.
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am G G
One day you'll be in the ditch, flies buzzin' a - round your eyes,
Bm Bm C6 C6
Blood on your saddle.

G G C C G G
Idiot wind, blowing through the flowers on your tomb,
C C D6 D6
Blowing through the curtains in your room.
G G C C G G
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth,
C C
You're an idiot, babe.
D D D7 D7 G G C/G C/G G G C/G C/G
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe.

Cm Cm D D D/C D/C G G
It was gravity which pulled us down and destiny which broke us a - part
Cm Cm D D D/C D/C
You tamed the lion in my cage but it just wasn't e - nough to change my
G G D/F# D/F#
heart.
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am G G
Now everything's a little upside down, as a matter of fact the wheels have

stopped,
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am G G
What's good is bad, what's bad is good, you'll find out when you reach the

top
Bm Bm C6 C6
You're on the bottom.

Cm Cm D D D/C D/C G G
I noticed at the ceremony, your cor - rupt ways had finally made you blind
Cm Cm D D D/C D/C
I can't remember your face anymore, your mouth has changed, your eyes
G G D/F# D/F#
don't look into mine.
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am
The priest wore black on the seventh day and sat stone-faced while the
G G
building burned.
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am
I waited for you on the running boards, near the cypress trees, while the
G G Bm Bm C6 C6
springtime turned slowly into autumn.

G G C C G G
Idiot wind, blowing like a circle around my skull,
C C D6 D6 D7 D7
From the Grand Coulee Dam to the Capit - ol.
G G C C G G
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth,
C C
You're an idiot, babe.
D D D7 D7 G G C/G C/G G G C/G C/G
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe.

Cm Cm D D D/C D/C G G
I can't feel you anymore, I can't even touch the books you've read
Cm Cm D D D/C D/C
Every time I crawl past your door, I been wishin' I'd been somebody else
G G D/F# D/F#
instead.
Dm Dm Bm Bm Am Am G G
Down the highway, down the tracks, down the road to ecstasy,
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am G G
I followed you be - neath the stars, hounded by your memory
Bm Bm C6 C6
And all your ragin' glory.

Cm Cm D D D/C D/C G G
I been double-crossed now for the very last time and now I'm finally free,
Cm Cm D D D/C D/C
I kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you
G G D/F# D/F#
from me.
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am G G
You'll never know the hurt I suffered nor the pain I rise above,
Em Em Bm Bm Am Am G G
And I'll never know the same about you, your holiness or your kind of love,
Bm Bm C6 C6
And it makes me feel so sorry.

G G C C G G
Idiot wind, blowing through the buttons of our coats,
C C D6 D6 D7 D7
Blowing through the letters that we wrote.
G G C C G G
Idiot wind, blowing through the dust upon our shelves,
C C
We're idiots, babe.
D D D7 D7 G G C/G C/G G G C/G C/G
It's a wonder we can even feed ourselves.

 

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JeanW avatar
flag for CA(ISO2) (Corner Brook)
Thank you, this is great!
24 Nov 2009
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