Bob Dylan - Gates Of Eden Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: G, C, F, D, C/G, Bm, Bb, Dm, Am
Gates of Eden - Bob Dylan - (5/7/65) Bootleg
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England
https://youtu.be/2KQF3r1Owco

[Chords]
G       320003
C       x32010
F       133211
D       xx0232
C/G     3x2013
Bm      x04430
Bb      xx3330
Bb      x13331

[Intro]
G      C/G      G      C/G      G      C/G
G      C/G      G      C/G      G      C/G
G      C/G      G

[Verse 1]
G                    Dm
Of war and peace the truth just twists
     F      C       G      C/G  G  C/G  F  G
It's curfew gull it glides
G                Dm
Upon four-legged forest clouds
    F      C     G     C/G  G
The cowboy angel rides
G               Bm        Am     G
With his candle cradled into the sun
           Am                C        D
Though its glow is waxed in black
G                Bb        Am       G    C/G  G  C/G  F  G
All except when 'neath the trees of Eden

[Verse 2]
G                        Dm
The lamppost stands with folded arms
     F    C     G        C/G  G
It's iron claws attached
G                           Dm
To curbs 'neath holes where babies wail
          F       C     G     C/G  G
Though it shadows metal badge
G       Bm      Am    G
All and all can only fall
       Am                       C       D
With a crashing but meaningless blow
       G            Bb             C        G    C/G  G  C/G  G
And no sound at all comes from the Gates of Eden

[Verse 3]
G                  Dm
The savage soldier sticks his head
   F        C    G
In sand and then complains
G                 Dm
Unto the shoeless hunter who's
     F        C     G
Gone deaf but still remains
G        Bm          Am         G
Upon the beach where hound dogs bay
   Am                  C       D
At ships with tattooed sails
G       Bb      C        G     C/G  G  C/G  F  G
Heading for the Gates of Eden

[Verse 4]
G                  Dm
With a time-rusted compass blade
F       C       G
Aladdin and his lamp
G                 Dm
Sits with Utopian hermit monks
     F             C      G
Side saddle on the Golden Calf
G                 Bm     Am  G
And on their promises of paradise
    Am              C       D
You will not hear a laugh
G          Bb         C        G       C/G  G  C/G  F  G
All except inside the Gates of Eden

[Verse 5]
G                Dm
Relationships of ownership
     F       C      G      C/G  G
They whisper in the wings
G                     Dm
To those condemned to act accordingly
    F        C          G
And wait for succeeding kings
G            Bm    Am       G
And I try to harmonize with songs
    Am               C       D
The lonesome sparrow sings
G                  Bb         C        G     C/G  G  C/G  F  G
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden

[Verse 6]
G              Dm
The motorcycle black Madonna
    F       C     G     C/G  G
Two-wheeled gypsy queen
G                      Dm
And her silver-studded phantom cause
    F            C        G
The gray flannel dwarf to scream
G              Bm     Am       G
As he weeps to wicked birds of prey
    Am                         C       D
Who pick up on his bread crumb sins
G                     Bb         C        G       C/G  G  C/G  F  G
And there are no sins inside the Gates of Eden

[Verse 7]
G               Dm
The kingdoms of experience
       F        C          G     C/G  G
In the precious winds they rot
G                    Dm
While paupers change possessions
          F                   C         G
Each one wishing for what the other has got
G           Bm   Am      G
And the princess and the prince
   Am                           C       D
Discuss what's real and what is not
G                 Bb         C        G        C/G  G  C/G  F  G
It doesn't matter inside the Gates of Eden

[Verse 8]
G                   Dm
The foreign sun, it squints upon
  F           C     G      C/G  G
A bed that is never mine
G                    Dm
As friends and other strangers
     F           C      G
From their fates try to resign
G           Bm     Am      G
Leaving men wholly totally free
      Am                           C       D
To do anything they wish to do but die
G                       Bb         C        G       C/G  G  C/G  F  G
And there are no trials inside the Gates of Eden

[Verse 9]
G                Dm
At dawn my lover comes to me
    F           C   G      C/G  G
And tells me of her dreams
G                   Dm
With no attempts to shovel the glimpse
  F               C             G
Into the ditch of what each one means
G          Bm          Am     G
At times I think there are no words
    Am                   C       D
But these to tell what's true
G                       Bb          C        G       C/G  G  C/G  G
And there are no truths outside the Gates of Eden

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