Bob Dylan - Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Chords: A5, G5/A, D5, C5, C5/D, G5, F, E5, D5/E, A, G/A, D, E
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          Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking – Bob Dylan
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Bob Dylan
Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
(Dylan)

From: “Slow Train Coming” (1979)

The song follows a blues pattern.  As far as I can tell, the guitars do not 
play the 3rd, so strictly speaking the chords are A5, D5 and E5 (see tab).

I put the basic chords with the lyrics for novice players. These chords, 
however, aren’t really played, the accompaniment is mostly riff (see tab).
Only here and there, there's an organ playing the actual chords and from
the organ one can tell that all the chords are actually major chords and 
can be played as A7, D7 and E7.  Playing the riff and singing at the same 
time is more of an intermediate job.

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Basic Riff

 A5 G5/A A5          D5  C5  D5    A5 G5/A A5          D5  C5  A5
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|--3---1---3-----|----------------|--3---1---------|
G|2-2-0-2---------|--2---0---2-----|2-2-0-2---------|--2---0---2-----|
D|2-2-0-2---------|--0-------0-----|2-2-0-2---------|--0-------2-----|
A|0---------------|------3---------|0---------------|------3---0-----|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 D5 C5/D D5          G5  F   D5    A5 G5/A A5          D5  C5  A5
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|--3---1---------|----------------|----------------|
B|3-3-1-3---------|--3---1---3-----|----------------|--3---1---------|
G|2-2-0-2---------|--0---2---2-----|2-2-0-2---------|--2---0---2-----|
D|0---------------|------3---0-----|2-2-0-2---------|--0-------2-----|
A|----------------|----------------|0---------------|------3---0-----|
E|----------------|--3-------------|----------------|----------------|
 E5 D5/E E5       D5 C5/D D5        A G/A A5 G5 C5 G5 A5 G5/A A5
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|3-3-1-3---------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|2-2-0-2---------|2-2-0-2---0-5-0-|2-2---0-2-2-----|
D|2-2-0-2---------|0---------------|2-2-0-2---0-5-0-|2-2---0-2-2-----|
A|2-2-0-2---------|----------------|0---------------|0-------0-------|
E|0---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

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[Verse 1]
A 
Change my way of thinking
D                              | A | % |
 Make myself a different set of rules
      D 
Gonna change my way of thinking
D                              | A | % |
 Make myself a different set of rules
      E 
Gonna put my good foot forward
D                              | A | % |
 And stop being influenced by fools


[Verse 2]
A 
 So much oppression
D                              | A | % |
 Can’t keep track of it no more
D 
 So much oppression
D                              | A | % |
 Can’t keep track of it no more
              E 
Sons becoming husbands to their mothers
    D                                      | A | % |
Old men turning their young daughters into whores



[Verse 2]
A 
 Stripes on your shoulders
D                                   | A | % |
 Stripes on your back and on your hands
D 
 Stripes on your shoulders
D                                 | A | % |
 Stripes on your back and on your hands
E 
 Swords piercing your side
D                                    | A | % |
 Blood and water flowing through the land



[Verse 2]
           A 
Well don’t know which one is worse
D                                   | A | % |
 Doing your own thing or just being cool
      D 
Don’t know which one is worse
D                                   | A | % |
 Doing your own thing or just being cool
      E 
You remember only about the brass ring
D                                   | A | % |
 You forget all about the golden rule


[Verse 3]
        A 
You can mislead a man
D                                           | A | % |
 You can take a hold of his heart with your eyes
        D 
You can mislead a man
D                                            | A | % |
 You can take a hold of his heart with your eyes
                 E 
But there’s only one authority
D                              | A | % |
 And that’s the authority on high


[Solo]
| A | % | % | % |
| D | % | A | % |
| E | D | A | % |


[Verse 4]
        A 
I got a God-fearing woman
D                     | A | % |
 One I can easily afford
        D 
I got a God-fearing woman
D                      | A | % |
 One I can easily afford
        E 
She can do the Georgia crawl
D                                  | A | % |
 She can walk in the spirit of the Lord


[Verse 5]
A 
Jesus said, “Be ready
D                                    | A | % |
 For you know not the hour in which I come”
D 
Jesus said, “Be ready
D                                    | A | % |
 For you know not the hour in which I come”
             E 
He said, “He who’s not for Me is against Me”
D                                   | A | % |
 Just so you know where He’s coming from


[Solo]
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| D | % | A | % |
| E | D | A | % |


 [Verse 6]
          A 
There’s a kingdom called Heaven
D                                  | A | % |
 A place where there is no pain of birth
          D 
There’s a place they called Heaven
D                                 | A | % |
 A place where there is no pain of birth
         E 
Well the Lord created it, mister
D                                | A | % |
 About the same time He made the earth


[Outro]
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| D | % | A | % |
| E | D | A | % |

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| D | % | A | % |
| E | D | A | % |

(fade out)


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Lately Dylan has been using a different set of lyrics live.


ALTERNATE VERSION

Change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of rules
Change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of rules
Put my best foot forward, stop being influenced by fools

I’m sittin’ at the welcome table, I’m so hungry I could eat a horse
I’m sittin’ at the welcome table, I’m so hungry I could eat a horse
I’m gonna revitalize my thinking, I’m gonna let the law take its course

Jesus is calling, He’s coming back to gather up his jewels
Jesus is calling, He’s coming back to gather up his jewels
We living by the golden rule, whoever got the gold rules

The sun is shining, ain’t but one train on this track
The sun is shining, ain’t but one train on this track
I’m stepping out of the dark woods, I’m jumping on the monkey’s back

I’m all dressed up, I’m going to the county dance
I’m all dressed up, I’m going to the county dance
Every day you got to pray for guidance
Every day you got to give yourself a chance

Storms are on the ocean, storms out on the mountain, too
Storms are on the ocean, storms out on the mountain, too
Oh Lord, you know I have no friend like you

I’ll tell you something, things you never had you’ll never miss
I’ll tell you something, things you never had you’ll never miss
A brave man will kill you with a sword, a coward with a kiss

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