Bob Dylan - Mississippi Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: C, C/D, C/E, C/F, C/G, G, Csus4, F, G/A, G/B, G/C, G/D, G/E
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                  Mississippi – Bob Dylan
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Written by: Bob Dylan
From: "Love and Theft" (2001)

Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

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INTRO / TURNAROUND
  C  C/D C/E C/F  C/G G  C   
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|----------------|0---------------|
B|--1---1---1---1-|1-3---1---------|
G|--0---0---0---0-|0-0---0---------|
D|----0----2--3---|--0---2---------|
A|3---------------|------3---------|
E|----------------|3-3-------------|

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CHORDS

      E-A-D-G-B-e
C/D   x-x-0-0-1-0
C/E   x-x-2-0-1-0
C/F   x-x-3-0-1-0
C/G   3-x-2-0-1-0

Csus4 x-3-3-0-1-1

G/A   x-0-0-0-0-3
G/B   x-2-0-0-0-3
G/C   x-3-x-0-0-3
G/D   x-x-0-0-0-3
G/E   x-x-2-0-0-3

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INTRO
| C C/D C/E C/F | C/G G   C    |


VERSE
C                  Csus4
 Every step of the way
C            Csus4
 We walk the line
C              Csus4
 Your days are numbered
C      F
So are mine
C              F      C                    F
Time is pilin’ up, we struggle and we scrape
      C   C/D   C/E C/F C/G   G    C    
We’re all boxed in, no- where to escape


VERSE
C              Csus4
 City’s just a jungle
C              Csus4
 More games to play
C               Csus4
 Trapped in the heart of it
C              F
Tryin' to get away
C                   F               C              F
I was raised in the country, I been workin’ in the town
C          C/D          C/E         C/F C/G G    C    
 I been in trouble ever since I set my  suitcase down


BRIDGE
G            G/A     G/B              G/C
 Got nothin' for you, I had nothin' before
G/D              G/E            F       G
 Don’t even have anything for myself anymore
G            G/A  G/B           G/C
 Sky full of fire, pain pourin’ down
G/D              G/E           F        G
 Nothing you can sell me, I’ll see you around


VERSE (chorus)
C                   Csus4
 All my powers of expression
C                  Csus4
 And thoughts so sublime
C                   Csus4
 Could never do you justice
   C         F
In reason or rhyme
C        F     C     F
Only one thing I did wrong
C         C/D  C/E   C/F C/G G   C    
Stayed in Mississippi a  day too long

| C C/D C/E C/F | C/G G   C    |


VERSE
C                         Csus4
 Well, the devil’s in the alley
C              Csus4
 Mule’s in the stall
C                 Csus4
 Say anything you wanna
C               F
I have heard it all
C                         F          C      F
 I was thinkin’ 'bout the things that Rosie said
C      C/D            C/E      C/F C/G  G     C    
 I was dreaming I was sleepin' in  Ro - sie’s bed


VERSE
C                    Csus4
 Walkin' through the leaves
C                 Csus4
 Falling from the trees
C               Csus4
 Feelin' like a stranger
C      F
Nobody sees
C       F     C                     F
So many things that we never will undo
C  C/D         C/E    C/F C/G   G  C    
 I know you’re sorry, I’m sor - ry too


BRIDGE
G                 G/A             G/B           G/C
 Some people will offer you their hand and some won’t
G/D           G/E         F     C G
 Last night I knew you, tonight I don’t
G                 G/A       G/B         G/C
 I need somethin’ strong to distract my mind
G/D             G/E            F    C  G
 I’m gonna look at you ’til my eyes go blind


VERSE (chorus)
C                Csus4
 Well I got here followin'
C             Csus4
 The southern star
C               Csus4
 I crossed that river
        C            F
Just to be where you are
C        F    C      F
Only one thing I did wrong
C         C/D  C/E   C/F C/G G   C    
Stayed in Mississippi a  day too long

| C C/D C/E C/F | C/G G   C    |


VERSE
        C                    Csus4
Well my ship’s been split to splinters 
C                 Csus4
 And it’s sinkin' fast
C                    Csus4
 I’m drownin’ in the poison
       C              F
Got no future, got no past
       C            F           C              F
But my heart is not weary, it’s light and it’s free
C         C/D          C/E              C/F          C/G    G    C    
 I’ve got nothin’ but affection for all those who’ve sailed with me


VERSE
C          Csus4
 Everybody movin’ 
C                      Csus4
 If they ain’t already there
C                  Csus4
  Everybody got to move
C    F
 Somewhere
C             F     C                F
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
C             C/D          C/E   C/F   C/G    G    C    
Things should start to get interestin' right about now


BRIDGE
G               G/A G/B          G/C
 My clothes are wet, tight on my skin
G/D                  G/E           F         C    G
 Not as tight as the corner that I painted myself in
G            G/A        G/B           G/C
 I know that fortune is waitin’ to be kind
G/D              G/E      F    C        G
 So give me your hand and say you’ll be mine


VERSE (chorus)
C                       Csus4
 Well, the emptiness is endless
C            Csus4
 Cold as the clay
C               Csus4
 You can always come back, 
              C                 F
But you can’t come back all the way
C        F    C      F
Only one thing I did wrong
C         C/D  C/E   C/F C/G G   C    
Stayed in Mississippi a  day too long

| C C/D C/E C/F | C/G G   C 


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