Bob Dylan - Po Boy Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Song versions: 1 2 3
Chords: Fmaj7, F6, C, F#m7-5, D9, G, F/G, G6, Bm7-5, E7, Am, G/B, Em, B7, C/G
          Po’ Boy – Bob Dylan

Written by: Bob Dylan
From: “Love and Theft” (2001)

Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard


[Intro] / [Coda]
  Fmaj7 F6         C     F#m7-5     D9      G        C         F/G
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

  F6     G6 G   C
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

[Link] Middle 8 ==> Verse
[ F/G ]
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Fmaj7   1-x-3-2-1-0
F6      1-x-3-2-3-x
F#m7-5  2-x-2-2-1-x
D9      x-5-4-5-5-x
F/G     3-x-3-2-1-x
Bm7-5   x-2-3-2-3-x
G/B     x-2-0-0-0-x
Em      0-2-2-0-0-3


| Fmaj7 F6 | C F#m7-5 | F6   G6 G | C F/G |

[Verse 1]
C                                 Bm7-5        E7
Man comes to the door—I say, “For whom are you looking?”
               Am                   D9
He says, “Your wife,” I say, “She’s busy in the kitchen cookin’”
Fmaj7 F6    C         F#m7-5
 Poor boy — where you been?
    F6                     G6   G    C
I already tol’ you — won’t tell you again

[Verse 2]
  C                                    Bm7-5       E7
I say, “How much you want for that?” I go into the store
Am                              D9
Man says, “Three dollars.” “All right,” I say, “Will you take four?”
Fmaj7 F6    C         F#m7-5
 Poor boy — never say die
F6                 G6   G       C
Things will be all right by and by

[Verse 3]
C                         Bm7-5            E7
Workin’ on the mainline — workin’ like the devil
    Am                              D9
The game is the same — it’s just up on another level
Fmaj7 F6    C          F#m7-5
 Poor boy — dressed in black
F6      G6 G   | C   G/B |
 Police at your back

[Middle 8]
Em    B7       Em      B7
 Poor boy in a red hot town
Em    B7       Em        B7
Out beyond the twinklin’ stars
E7                 Am       E7         Am
Ridin’ first-class trains — making the rounds
E7                  Am        D9        F/G
Tryin’ to keep from fallin’ between the cars   (LINK]

[Verse 4]
        C                          Bm7-5           E7
Othello told Desdemona, “I’m cold, cover me with a blanket
       Am                                      D9
By the way, what happened to that poison wine?” She says, “I gave it to you, you drank it”
Fmaj7 F6   C          F#m7-5
 Poor boy, layin’ ’em straight
F6                      G6      G       C
Pickin’ up the cherries fallin’ off the plate

[Verse 5]
C                         Bm7-5       E7
Time and love has branded me with its claws
Am                            D9
Had to go to Florida, dodgin’ them Georgia laws
Fmaj7  F6                         C         C/G
Poor boy, in the hotel called the Palace of Gloom
             F6                 G6   G    | C   G/B |
Call down to room service, says send up a room

[Middle 8]
Em               B7           Em       B7
 My mother was a daughter of a wealthy farmer
   Em                     B7                Em        B7
My father was a traveling salesman, I never met him
E7             Am             E7         Am
When my mother died, my uncle took me in—he ran a funeral parlor
E7                   Am                D9         F/G
He did a lot of nice things for me and I won’t forget him  (LINK]

[Verse 6]
C                      Bm7-5            E7
All I know is that I’m thrilled by your kiss
Am                D9
 I don’t know any more than this
Fmaj7 F6   C          F#m7-5
 Poor boy, pickin’ up sticks
F6                      G6 G       C
Build ya a house out of mortar and bricks

[Verse 7]
C                              Bm7-5                       E7
 Knockin’ on the door, I say, “Who is it and where are you from?”
Am                                                 D9
Man says, “Freddy!” I say, “Freddy who?” He says, “Freddy or not here I come”
Fmaj7 F6             C          F#m7-5
 Poor boy ’neath the stars that shine
F6                   G6      G    C
Washin’ them dishes, feedin’ them swine

| Fmaj7 F6 | C F#m7-5 | F6  G6 G | C

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