The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll Uke tab by Bob Dylan

5 Chords used in the song: D,Bm,F#m,A,G

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Original tuning : +2.0 step(s) [ ? ]
D D          Bm Bm            F#m F#m 
William Zanzinger killed poor Hattie Carroll
D D Bm Bm F#m F#m
With a cane that he twirled 'round his diamond ring finger
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At a Baltimore hotel society gatherin'
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And the cops was called in and his weapon took from him
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As they rode him in custody down to the station
D D Bm Bm F#m F#m A A
And booked William Zanzinger for first degree murder.

CHORUS:
G G A A D D Bm Bm G G A A D D
But you who philosophise disgrace and criticise all fears,
G G A A D D Bm Bm
Take the rag away from your face,
G G A A D D
Now aint the time for your tears.

D D Bm Bm F#m F#m
William Zanzinger, who at twenty-four years,
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Owned a tobacco farm of six hundred acres,
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With rich wealthy parents who provide and protect him,
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And high office relations in the politics of Maryland,
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Reacted to his deed with a shrug of his shoulders,
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And swear words and sneerings,and his tongue it was a-snarling,
D D Bm Bm F#m F#m A A
And in a matter of minutes on bail was out walking,

G G A A D D Bm Bm G G A A D D
But you who philosophise disgrace and criticise all fears,
G G A A D D Bm Bm
Take the rag away from your face,
G G A A D D
Now aint the time for your tears.

D D Bm Bm F#m F#m
Hattie Carroll was a maid in the kitchen,
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She was 51 years old and gave brith to ten children,
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Who carried the dishes and took out the garbage,
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And never sat once at the head of the table,
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And didn't even talk to the people at the table,
D D Bm Bm F#m F#m
And just cleaned up all the food from the table,
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And emptied the ashtrays at a whole other level,
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Got killed by a blow lay slain from a cane,
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That sailed through the air and came down through the room,
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Doomed and determined to destroy all the gentle,
D D Bm Bm F#m F#m A A
And she never done nothing to William Zanzinger.

G G A A D D Bm Bm G G A A D D
But you who philosophise disgrace and criticise all fears,
G G A A D D Bm Bm
Take the rag away from your face,
G G A A D D
Now aint the time for your tears.


NOTE: Alot of this tab is copy pasted as the rhythm is consistent, so if it looks like the chords are in the wrong place on a line, don't worry just play the song as you normally would and you'll be fine. I usually submit more quality tabs, but I wanted to submit one today and I'm just very sick. Enjoy all!

NOTE 2: I transposed this up by two intervals, as I prefer the sound of it like this.

 

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About this song

"The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" is a topical song by the American musician Bob Dylan. Recorded on October 23, 1963, the song was released on Dylan's 1964 album The Times They Are A-Changin' and gives a generally factual account of the killing of 51-year-old barmaid Hattie Carroll by the wealthy young tobacco farmer from Charles County, Maryland, William Devereux "Billy" Zantzinger (whom the song calls "William Zanzinger"), and his subsequent sentence to six months in a county jail. Read more on Last.fm.