Bob Dylan - Girl From The North Country Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Song versions: 1 2 3 4
Chords: G, C/G, Em9, D7/F#, D9/F#, Em, Em7/D, C, D7
Girl from the North Country – Bob Dylan

Album: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)
Lyrics & Music: Bob Dylan
Guitar: Bruce Langhorne 

Tabbed by Robert Saunders

Tuning: standard tuning with capo on 3 (and tuned down a bit from standard pitch)

[Chords]
     G     C/G    Em9   D7/F#   D9/F#   Em
E|   3      X      0      X      0      0  
B|   0      1      3      1      1      0
G|   0      0      0      2      2      0
D|   0      2      4      0      0      2 
A|   2      3      2      0      0      2   
E|   3      3      0      2      2      0  

[Notes]
I've only included the chords for now but Bruce Langhorne used the Travis picking 
technique on this recording, with the thumb playing alternating bass notes and the 1st
and middle fingers playing the 3rd, 2nd and 1st strings. (Langhorne lost his ring and
little fingers in a childhood accident.)

Dylan used the same chords (with capo on 1) in Boots of Spanish Leather on the album 
Don’t Think Twice. In live recordings Dylan tends to play Em7/D (X54030) instead of 
the Em9, and C major (X32010) instead of D7/F#.
 
The chords listed below for the harmonica parts are the chords for the guitar not the 
harmonica.  

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

[Verse]
 Em9        Em9              D7/F#         G     C/G    G 
  If you’re travelin’ in the north country fair
 Em9                  Em9          D7      G   C/G   G 
  Where the winds hit heavy on the  borderline
  Em     Em    C/G           G      C/G   G 
Remember me to one who lives there
Em9        Em9   D7           G    C/G  G    G
  She once was a true love of mine

Em9       Em9           D7/F#       G     C/G    G  
 If you   go  when the   snowflakes storm
Em9              Em9        D7/F#    G    C/G    G  
 When the rivers freeze and  summer  ends
Em         Em        C/G     G     C/G   G  
Please see she has a coat so warm
Em9           Em9      D7       C/G    G   G D9/F#   G   G
  To keep her from the  howlin’ winds

Em9         Em9    D7/F#        G     C/G   G 
 Please see if her   hair hangs long,
      Em9        Em9       D7        G      C/G  
If it  rolls and flows all  down her breast.
Em             Em        C/G            G      C/G   G
Please see for me if her hair’s hanging long,
Em9             Em9     D7         G     C/G   G   G   G   G
 For that’s the way I remember her best.

Em9     Em9              D7/F#            G   C/G   G  
  I’m a-wonderin’ if she  remembers me at all
Em9    Em9        D7      G     C/G   G   
  Many times I’ve  often  prayed
Em      Em        C/G     G      C/G   G  
 In the darkness   of my  night
Em9     Em9        D7     G     C/G   G    G
 In the brightness of my  day

[HARMONICA STARTS]
Em9   Em9   D7/F#   G   G
Em9   Em9   D7/F#   G   G
Em    Em    C/G     G   G
Em9   Em9   D7/F#   G   G
[ARMONICA ENDS]

 Em9           Em9               D7/F#         G    C/G    G  
  So if you’re travelin’ in the  north country fair
 Em9                  Em9          D7     G   C/G    G   
  Where the winds hit heavy on the  borderline
  Em     Em    C/G           G      C/G   G  
Remember me to one who lives there
Em9        Em9   D7           C/G   G   G
  She once was a true love of mine

[HARMONICA STARTS]
Em9   Em9   Em9   Em9   Em9   Em9   Em9
D7/F#  D7/F#  D7/F#  D7/F#  G  D7/F#  G

[END]

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