Subterranean Homesick Blues Uke tab by Bob Dylan

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Intro: A chordA

A chordA
Johny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine

I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat
Badge out laid off
Says he's got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off
D chordD
Look out kid
It's somethin' you did
A chordA
God knows when
But you're doin' it again
You better duck down the alley way
Lookin' for a new friend
E chordE
The man in the coon-skip cap
In the big pen
A chordA
Wants eleven dollar bills
You only got ten

A chordA

A chordA
Maggie comes fleet foot
Face full of black soot
Talkin' that the heat put
Plants in the bed but
The phone's tapped anyway
Maggie says that many say
They must bust in early May
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D chordD
Look out kid
Don't matter what you did
A chordA
Walk on your tip toes
Don't try 'No Doz'
Better stay away from those
That carry around a fire hose
E chordE
Keep a clean nose
Watch the plain clothes
A chordA
You don't need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows

A chordA

A chordA
Get sick get well
Hang around an ink well
Ring bell hard to tell
If anything is goin' to sell
Try hard get barred
Get back write Braille
Get jailed jump bail Join the army if you failed
D chordD
Look out kid
You're gonna get hit
A chordA
But users cheaters
Six-time losers
Hang around the theaters
E chordE
Girl by the whirlpool
Lookin' for a new fool
A chordA
Don't follow leaders
Watch the parkin' meters

A chordA

A chordA
Ah get born keep warm
Short pants romance learn to dance
Get dressed get blessed
Try to be a success
Please her please him buy gifts
Don't steal don't lift
Twenty years of schoolin'
And they put you on the day shift
B chordB
Look out kid
They keep it all hid
A chordA
Better jump down a manhole
Light yourself a candle
Don't wear sandals
Try to avoid the scandals
E chordE
Don't wanna be a bum
You better chew gum
A chordA
The pump don't work
Cause the vandals took the handles


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About this song

"Subterranean Homesick Blues" is a song by Bob Dylan, originally released on the album Bringing It All Back Home in March 1965. The following month it was issued as a single, becoming his first Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit (#39) and going Top 10 in the UK. It was subsequently re-released on numerous compilations such as Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967). One of Dylan's first 'electric' pieces, "Subterranean Homesick Blues" was also notable for its innovative film clip, which first appeared in D. A.