Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Song versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Chords: Am, C#m7, Gm, Bm7, E, A, C#m, Bm, G, G#
LAY LADY LAY by Bob Dylan

Play to reggae beat and rythm.
This is the way I've played this song for 40 years, both in bands and solo.

The chords as shown by default are wrong.  You want barred chords:
Am 5th fret
Cm#7 4th fret
Gm 3rd fret
Bm7 2nd fret
E 7th fret
A 5th fret
C#m 4th fret
Bm 2nd fret

and so on.

If you pull off/hammer on the barre finger, you'll get nice extra bass notes in too.  Enjoy


[Verse 1]

Am            C#m7 Gm           Bm7           Am C#m7  Gm  Bm7
Lay lady lay, lay across my big brass bed
Am              C#m7 Gm           Bm7           Am C#m7  Gm  Bm7
Lay lady lay, lay across my big brass bed
E                A
Whatever colours you have in your mind
E                     A
I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine
Am         C#m7  Gm            Bm7          Am C#m7 Gm Bm7
Lay lady lay, lay across my big brass bed


[Verse 2]

Am            C#m7 Gm        Bm7           Am C#m7  Gm  Bm7
Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Am                 C#m7 Gm              Bm7           Am C#m7  Gm  Bm7
Until the break of day, let me see you make him smile
C#m                              A
His clothes are dirty but his hands are clean
C#m                                   A
And you're the best thing that he's ever seen
Am          C#m7   Gm        Bm7           Am C#m7  Gm  Bm7
Stay, lady, stay,  stay with your man awhile


[Bridge]

C#m                                A
Why wait any longer for the world to begin
C#m                               A
You can have your cake and eat it too
C#m                         A
Why wait any longer for the one you love
              C#m              Bm  G G#
When he's standing in front of you


[Verse 3]

Am         C#m7 Gm           Bm7           Am C#m7  Gm  Bm7
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Am            C#m7 Gm        Bm7                   Am C#m7  Gm  Bm7
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead
 C#m                        A
I long to see you in the morning light
 C#m                     A
I long to reach for you in the night
 Am          C#m7    Gm             Bm7
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead


[Outro]

Am         C#m7 Gm           Bm7  x 4

G - A slide to finish

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