Bob Dylan - Lay Down Your Weary Tune Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: D, C, G, Em
[Chorus]
D    C        G     C         G
Lay down your weary tune, lay down,
             Em       D
Lay down the song you strum,
     C        G   D          G           C
And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
             G  D      G   D     
No voice can hope to   hum.

[Verse 1]
D    C        G     C         G
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
           Em        D
I knew the night had gone.
     C        G    D      G     C
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
            G  D     G   D
Against the drums of dawn.

[Chorus]
D    C        G     C         G
Lay down your weary tune, lay down,
             Em       D
Lay down the song you strum,
     C        G   D          G           C
And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
             G  D      G   D     
No voice can hope to   hum.

[Verse 2]
D    C    G            C     G
The ocean wild like an organ played
              Em       D
The seaweed’s wove its strands
     C       G     D    G       C
The crashin’ waves like cymbals clashed
            G  D      G   D     
Against the rocks and sands

[Chorus]
D    C        G     C         G
Lay down your weary tune, lay down,
             Em       D
Lay down the song you strum,
     C        G   D          G           C
And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
             G  D      G   D     
No voice can hope to   hum. 

[Verse 3]
D C     G       C           G
I stood unwound beneath the skies
             Em       D
And clouds unbound by laws
     C     G    D      G       C
The cryin’ rain like a trumpet sang
              G  D   G   D     
And asked for no applause
 
[Chorus]
D    C        G     C         G
Lay down your weary tune, lay down,
             Em       D
Lay down the song you strum,
     C        G   D          G           C
And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
             G  D      G   D     
No voice can hope to   hum. 

[Verse 4]
D    C        G     C         G
The last of leaves fell from the trees
               Em         D
And clung to a new love’s breast
    C        G    D      G     C
The branches bare like a banjo played
                  G  D     G   D     
To the winds that listened best

[Verse 5]
D    C        G     C       G
I gazed down in the river’s mirror
                Em      D
And watched its winding strum
     C    G      D   G      C
The water smooth ran like a hymn
             G  D   G   D     
And like a harp did hum

[Chorus]
D    C        G     C         G
Lay down your weary tune, lay down,
             Em       D
Lay down the song you strum,
     C        G   D          G           C
And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
             G  D      G   D     
No voice can hope to   hum.

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