Bob Dylan - Foot Of Pride Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Chords: B5, E5, B, G#m, E, E7
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          Foot of Pride – Bob Dylan
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Written by: Bob Dylan
Recorded in 1983 (outtake from “Infidels”)
Released on: “The Bootleg Series, Vol 1-3:
                  Rare & Unreleased 1961-1991” (1991)

Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

No barre: transpose this tab -4 to G. To match Dylan's recording
then use a capo 4th fret.

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Main Riff
  B5
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|4-4---4-2-2-4-4-|
D|4-4---4-2-2-4-4-|
A|2-2---2-2-2-2-2-|
E|----------------|

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[Verse 1]
         B5
Like the lion tears the flesh off of a man
         B5
So can a woman who passes herself off as a male
           B5
They sang “Danny Boy” at his funeral and the Lord’s Prayer
    B5
The preacher talking ’bout Christ betrayed
              E5
It’s like the earth just opened and swallowed him up
               E5
He reached too high, was thrown back to the ground
         B5
You know what they say about bein’ nice to the right people on the way up
B5
Sooner or later you gonna meet them comin’ down
            B              G#m
Well, there ain’t no goin’ back
          E
When your foot of pride come down
         B5
Ain’t no goin’ back


[Verse 2]
                            B5
Hear ya got a brother named James, don’t forget faces or names
                               B5
Sunken cheeks and his blood is mixed
          B5
He looked straight into the sun and said revenge is mine
       B5
But he drinks, and drinks can be fixed
        E5
Sing me one more song, about ya love me to the moon and the stranger
         E5
And your fall-by-the sword love affair with Errol Flynn
         B5
In these times of compassion when conformity’s in fashion
    B5
Say one more stupid thing to me before the final nail is driven in.
            B              G#m
Well, there ain’t no goin’ back
          E
When your foot of pride come down
      B5
Ain’t no goin’ back


[Verse 3]
            B5
There’s a retired businessman named Red
     B5
Cast down from heaven and he’s out of his head
   B5
He feeds off of everyone that-a he can touch
           B5
He said he only deals in cash or sells tickets to a plane crash
B5
Not somebody that you play around with much
E7
  Miss Delilah is his, a Philistine is what she is
         E7
She’ll do wondrous works with your fate
         B5
Feed you coconut bread, spice buns in your bed
       B5
If you don’t mind sleepin’ with your head face down in a grave
            B              G#m
Well, there ain’t no goin’ back
          E
When your foot of pride come down
               B5
Ain’t no goin’ back


[Verse 4]
              B5
Well, they’ll choose a man for you to meet tonight
       B5
You’ll play the fool and learn how to walk through doors
       B5
How to enter into the gates of paradise – no ...
       B5
How to carry a burden too heavy to be yours
               E7
Yeah, from the stage they’ll be tryin’ to get water outa rocks
  E7
A whore will pass the hat, collect a hundred grand and say thanks
             B5
They like to take all this money from sin, build big universities to study in
       B5
Sing “Amazing Grace” all the way to the Swiss banks
            B              G#m
Well, there ain’t no goin’ back
          E
When your foot of pride come down
               B5
Ain’t no goin’ back


[Verse 5]
              B5
They got some beautiful people out there, man
                                                                B5
They can be a terror to your mind and show you how to hold your tongue
         B5
They got mystery written all over their forehead
          B5
They kill babies in the crib and say only the good die young
E7
They don’t believe in mercy
E7
Judgement on them is something that you’ll never see
          B5
They can exalt you up or bring you down main route
         B5
Turn you into anything that they want you to be
            B              G#m
Well, there ain’t no goin’ back
          E
When your foot of pride come down
         B5
Ain’t no goin’ back


[Verse 6]
B5
Yes, I guess I loved him too
      B5
I can still see him in my mind climbin’ that hill
       B5
Did he make it to the top, well he probably did and dropped
B5
 Struck down by the strength of the will
E5
 Ain’t nothin’ left here, partner
         E5
Just the dust of a plague that has left this whole town afraid
     B5
From now on, this’ll be where you’re from
         B5
Let the dead bury the dead. Your time will come
         B5
Let hot iron blow as he raised the shade
      B              G#m
There ain’t no goin’ back
E
 When your foot of pride come down
         B5
Ain’t no goin’ back ... oh yeah


[Outro]
| B G#m | E | B5 |
| B G#m | E | B5 |

 (repeat and fade)

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