Bob Dylan - Shelter From The Storm Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Song versions: 1 2 3 4
Chords: E, Bsus4/D#, A/C#, Aadd9/C#, A, Asus2, B
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                Shelter from the Storm – Bob Dylan
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Written by: Bob Dylan
From: "Blood on the Tracks" (1975)
      Alternate version on the “Jerry Maguire” soundtrack 
      (a 1975 outtake with an extra verse, see below)

Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Open D / Standard

I offer two versions here:
1. open tuning (D-A-D-F#-A-D + capo 2nd fret)
2. standard tuning

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CHORDS
         1. open tuning               2. standard tuning
          + capo 2nd fret
           D-A-D-F#-A-D                  E-A-D-G-B-E
E          0-0-0-0 -0-0       E          0-2-2-1-0-0 or: x-x-2-1-0-0
Bsus4/D#   x-4-2-3 -0-0       Bsus4/D#   x-6-4-4-0-0 or: x-x-1-4-0-0
A/C#       x-2-0-1 -2-0       A          x-0-2-2-2-0
Aadd9/C#   x-2-0-1 -0-0       Asus2      x-0-2-2-0-0

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This is the basic pattern of the changes in the verse and the instrumental 
interludes. Whatever your strumming pattern may be, try to change the 
chords where indicated. I tabbed it out for the open tuning here, but the 
rhythm is the same if you use the standard tuning, of course.


[Verse]
                                            Aadd9C#
   E                Bsus4/D#         A/C#             E
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
d |0---------------|0---------------|0---------0-----|0---------------|
A |0---------------|0---------------|2---------0-----|0---------------|
F#|0---------------|3---------------|1---------1-----|0---------------|
D |0---------------|2---------------|0---------0-----|0---------------|
A |0---------------|4---------------|2---------2-----|0---------------|
D |0---------------|----------------|----------------|0---------------|

   E                Bsus4/D#         A/C#                    Aadd9/C#  
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
d |0---------------|0---------------|0---------------|0---------0-----|
A |0---------------|0---------------|2---------------|2---------0-----|
F#|0---------------|3---------------|1---------------|1---------1-----|
D |0---------------|2---------------|0---------------|0---------0-----|
A |0---------------|4---------------|2---------------|2---------2-----|
D |0---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

   E                Bsus4/D#         A/C#                    Aadd9/C#  
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
d |0---------------|0---------------|0---------------|0---------0-----|
A |0---------------|0---------------|2---------------|2---------0-----|
F#|0---------------|3---------------|1---------------|1---------1-----|
D |0---------------|2---------------|0---------------|0---------0-----|
A |0---------------|4---------------|2---------------|2---------2-----|
D |0---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

                                            Aadd9/C#  
   E                Bsus4/D#         A/C#            [E = first chord of
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + [1]   instrumental
d |0---------------|0---------------|0---------0-----[0]     interlude]
A |0---------------|0---------------|2---------0-----[0]
F#|0---------------|3---------------|1---------1-----[0]
D |0---------------|2---------------|0---------0-----[0]
A |0---------------|4---------------|2---------2-----[0]
D |0---------------|----------------|----------------[0]

[Instrumental interlude] (mostly played twice)
                                            Aadd9/C#  
   E                Bsus4/D#         A/C#             E
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
d |0---------------|0---------------|0---------0-----|0---------------|
A |0---------------|0---------------|2---------0-----|0---------------|
F#|0---------------|3---------------|1---------1-----|0---------------|
D |0---------------|2---------------|0---------0-----|0---------------|
A |0---------------|4---------------|2---------2-----|0---------------|
D |0---------------|----------------|----------------|0---------------|

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[Intro]
| E | % | % | % |
| E | % | % | % |


[Verse 1]
      E          Bsus4/D# A            Asus2 E
’Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and   blood
     E               Bsus4/D#       A                     Asus2
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
  E                Bsus4/D#      A                       Asus2
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
      E                    Bsus4/D# A            Asus2 [ E ]
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the    storm”


[Instrumental interlude]
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |


[Verse 2]
    E              Bsus4/D#   A            Asus2 E
And if I pass this way again, you can rest a-    ssured
     E            Bsus4/D#         A                     Asus2
I’ll always do my best for her, on that I give my word
     E                   Bsus4/D#               A                     Asus2
In a world of steel-eyed death, and men who are fighting to be warm
      E                    Bsus4/D# A            Asus2 [ E ]
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the    storm”


[Instrumental interlude]
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |


[Verse 3]
      E                Bsus4/D#            A           Asus2 E
Not a word was spoke between us, there was little risk in-   volved
E              Bsus4/D#               A                 Asus2
 Everything up to that point had been left unresolved
E         Bsus4/D#                A                     Asus2
 Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm
      E                    Bsus4/D# A            Asus2 [ E ]
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the    storm”


[Instrumental interlude]
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E | % |


[Verse 4]
      E                 Bsus4/D#  A         Asus2 E
I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the   hail
E                Bsus4/D#   A                       Asus2
 Poisoned in the bushes an’ blown out on the trail
E              Bsus4/D#   A                     Asus2
 Hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn
      E                    Bsus4/D# A            Asus2 [ E ]
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the    storm”


[Instrumental interlude]
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |


[Verse 5]
E          Bsus4/D#          A           Asus2 E
Suddenly I turned around and she was standin’  there
     E                Bsus4/D#          A                     Asus2
With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair
    E                  Bsus4/D#       A                       Asus2
She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns
      E                    Bsus4/D# A            Asus2 [ E ]
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the    storm”


[Instrumental interlude]
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |


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 [Extra verse] – Alternate version from “Jerry Maguire – OST”)
E                 Bsus4/D#   A           Asus2 E
Now the bonds are broken but they can be re-   tied
E                Bsus4/D#             A                        Asus2
One more journey to the woods and the holes where spirits hide
       E            Bsus4/D#     A                          Asus2
It’s a never ending battle for a peace that’s always torn
      E                    Bsus4/D# A            Asus2 [ E ]
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the    storm”


[Instrumental interlude]
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |
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[Verse 6]
     E               Bsus4/D#  A                 Asus2 E
Now there’s a wall between us, somethin’ there’s been  lost
  E                 Bsus4/D#   A                       Asus2
I took too much for granted, I got my signals crossed
E                     Bsus4/D#       A                     Asus2
Just to think that it all began on a long-forgotten morn
      E                    Bsus4/D# A            Asus2 [ E ]
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the    storm”


[Instrumental interlude]
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |


[Verse 7]
          E               Bsus4/D#           A              Asus2 E
Well, the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a     mount
    E              Bsus4/D#           A                       Asus2
But nothing really matters much, it’s doom alone that counts
        E             Bsus4/D#  A                     Asus2
And the one-eyed undertaker, he blows a futile horn
      E                    Bsus4/D# A            Asus2 [ E ]
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the    storm”


[Instrumental interlude]
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |


[Verse 8]
E                  Bsus4/D#       A          Asus2 E
I’ve heard newborn babies wailin’ like a mournin’  dove
    E            Bsus4/D#     A                      Asus2
And old men with broken teeth stranded without love
     E               Bsus4/D#             A                     Asus2
Do I understand your question, man, is it hopeless and forlorn?
      E                    Bsus4/D# A            Asus2 [ E ]
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the    storm”


[Instrumental interlude]
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |


[Verse 9]
     E              Bsus4/D#      A           Asus2 E
In a little hilltop village, they gambled for my    clothes
  E                Bsus4/D#       A                     Asus2
I bargained for salvation an’ she gave me a lethal dose
  E             Bsus4/D#      A                     Asus2
I offered up my innocence and got repaid with scorn
      E                    Bsus4/D# A            Asus2 [ E ]
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the    storm”


[Instrumental interlude]
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |


[Verse 10]
          E                   Bsus4/D#        A              Asus2 E
Well, I’m livin’ in a foreign country but I’m bound to cross the   line
E              Bsus4/D#          A                     Asus2
Beauty walks a razor’s edge, someday I’ll make it mine
           E         Bsus4/D#               A                     Asus2
If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born
      E                    Bsus4/D# A            Asus2 [ E ]
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the    storm”


[Coda] (harp)
| E | B | A   Asus2 | 
| E | B | A | A   Asus2 |
| E | B | A | A   Asus2 | 
| E | B | A | A   Asus2 | 
| E | B | A   Asus2 | E |


[Coda] (instrumental)
| E | B | A | A   Asus2 | 
| E | B | A | A   Asus2 | 
| E | B | A | A   Asus2 | 
| E | B | A | E
          (freely)

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