Bob Dylan - Simple Twist Of Fate Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Song versions: 1 2 3
Chords: C, Cmaj7/B, C/Bb, F, Fm, G/B, Fsus2, F/G, Fsus2/G, E, G#, Emaj7, E7, A, Am, B/D#, Aadd9, A/B, Aadd9/B
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                Simple Twist of Fate – Bob Dylan
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Written by: Bob Dylan
From: "Blood on the Tracks" (1975)

Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard / Open E

Two versions:
VERSION 1: standard tuning, capo 4th fret
VERSION 2: open-E / open-D with capo 2nd fret

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VERSION 1

tuning: standard
capo: 4th fret
play: C
key: E

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CHORDS

          E-A-D-G-B-E
C         x-3-2-0-1-0
Cmaj7/B   x-2-2-0-1-0
C/Bb      x-1-2-0-1-0
F      (t)1-3-3-2-1-1
Fm     (t)1-3-3-1-1-1
G/B       x-2-0-0-0-x
Fsus2  (t)1-3-3-0-1-1
F/G       3-x-3-2-1-1
Fsus2/G   3-x-3-0-1-1

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[Intro] / [Verse]
  C                                 Cmaj7/B
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e(0)--------------|----------------(0)--------------|----------------|
B|1---------------|----------------|0---------------|----------------|
G|0---------------|----------------|0---------------|----------------|
D|2---------------|----------------|2---------------|----------------|
A|3---------------|----------------|2---------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

  C/Bb                              F
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e(0)--------------|----------------(1)--------------|---------(1)----|
B|1---------------|----------------|1---------------|----------1-----|
G|0---------------|----------------|2---------------|----------0-----|
D|2---------------|----------------|3---------------|----------3-----|
A|1---------------|----------------|3---------------|----------3-----|
E|----------------|----------------|1---------------|----------1-----|
  Fm               C     G/B        F         Fsus2
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e(1)--------------(0)--------------(1)-------(1)----|
B|1---------------|1------0--------|1---------1-----|
G|1---------------|0------0--------|2---------0-----|
D|3---------------|2------0--------|3---------3-----|
A|3---------------|3------2--------|3---------3-----|
E|1---------------|------(3)-------|1---------1-----|
  C                 F/G   Fsus2/G   C
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e(0)--------------|-(1)-----(1)----(0)--------------|----------------|
B|1---------------|--1-------1-----|1---------------|----------------|
G|0---------------|--2-------0-----|0---------------|----------------|
D|2---------------|--3-------3-----|2---------------|----------------|
A|3---------------|----------------|3---------------|----------------|
E|----------------|--3-------3-----|----------------|----------------|

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[Intro]
| C | % | Cmaj7/B | % | C/Bb | % | 
| F | F   Fsus2| Fm | % | C G/B | F Fsus2 |
| C | F/G Fsus2/G | C | % |


[Verse] 1
C
 They sat together in the park
Cmaj7/B
 As the evening sky grew dark
C/Bb                                   F                    Fsus2
 She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones
      Fm                     C           G/B       F         Fsus2
’Twas then he felt alone and wished that he’d gone straight
    C                 F/G        Fsus2/G C
And watched out for a simple twist of    fate


[Verse] 2
C
 They walked along by the old canal
Cmaj7/B
 A little confused, I remember well
C/Bb                                     F                     
 And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burnin’ bright
   Fm                         C       G/B    F        Fsus2
He felt the heat of the night hit him like a frei---ght  train
C             F/G                Fsus2/G C
Moving with a simple twist of fate


[Verse] 3
C
 A saxophone someplace far off played
Cmaj7/B
 As she was walkin’ on by the arcade
       C/Bb                                     F                  Fsus2
As the light bust through a beat-up shade where he was wakin’ up,
              Fm                     C     G/B        F         Fsus2
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
       C           F/G            Fsus2/G C
And forgot about a simple twist of fate


[Solo]
| C | % | Cmaj7/B | % | C/Bb | % | 
| F | % | Fm | % | C G/B | F |
| C | F/G | C | % |


[Verse] 4
C
 He woke up, the room was bare
Cmaj7/B
 He didn’t see her anywhere
C/Bb                                        F
 He told himself he didn’t care, pushed the window open wide
        Fm                           C          G/B   F        Fsus2
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate
C                  F/G         Fsus2/G C
 Brought on by his simple twist of     fate


[Verse] 5
C
 He hears the ticking of the clocks
Cmaj7/B
 And walks along with a parrot that talks
C/Bb                                              F         
 Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in
             Fm                      C    G/B     F         Fsus2
Maybe she’ll pick him out again, how long must he wait
C                   F/G        Fsus2/G C
One more time for a simple twist of    fate


[Verse] 6
C
 People tell me it’s a sin
Cmaj7/B
 To know and feel too much within
C/Bb                              F                    
 I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring
Fm                          C     G/B      F      Fsus2
She was born in spring, but I was born too late
C              F/G        Fsus2/G C
 Blame it on a simple twist of    fate


[Solo]
| C | % | Cmaj7/B | % | C/Bb | % | 
| F | % | Fm | % | C G/B | F |
| C | F/G | C 


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VERSION 2

tuning: open D        open E
capo: 2nd fret        no capo
key: E                E

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CHORDS (open E / open D + capo 2nd fret)
              G#
        E-B-E- -B-E
E       0-5-4-0-0-0  or 0-0-0-0-0-0
Emaj7   0-4-4-0-0-0
E7      0-3-4-0-0-0
A      (0)2-0-1-2-0
Aadd9  (0)2-0-1-0-0
Am     (0-1)0-1-1-0
B/D#    x-4-2-x-x-x
A/B     x-0-2-1-2-0
Aadd9/B x-0-2-1-0-0


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[Intro] / [Verse]
   E                                 Emaj7
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e |0---------------|----------------|0---------------|----------------|
B |0---------------|----------------|0---------------|----------------|
G#|0---------------|----------------|0---------------|----------------|
E |4---------------|----------------|4---------------|----------------|
B |5---------------|----------------|4---------------|----------------|
E |0---------------|----------------|0---------------|----------------|

   E7                                A
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e |0---------------|----------------|0---------------|----------0-----|
B |0---------------|----------------|2---------------|----------0-----|
G#|0---------------|----------------|1---------------|----------1-----|
E |4---------------|----------------|0---------------|----------0-----|
B |3---------------|----------------|2---------------|----------2-----|
E |0---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
   Am               E      B/D#      A       Aadd9
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e |0---------------|0---------------|0---------0-----|
B |1---------------|0---------------|2---------0-----|
G#|1---------------|0---------------|1---------1-----|
E |0---------------|4-------2-------|0---------0-----|
B (1)--------------|5-------4-------|2---------2-----|
E (0)--------------|0---------------|----------------|
   E                 A/B   Aadd9/B   E
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e |0---------------|--0-------0-----|0---------------|----------------|
B |0---------------|--2-------0-----|0---------------|----------------|
G#|0---------------|--1-------1-----|0---------------|----------------|
E |0---------------|--2-------2-----|0---------------|----------------|
B |0---------------|--0-------0-----|0---------------|----------------|
E |0---------------|----------------|0---------------|----------------|

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[Intro]
| E | % | Emaj7 | % | E7  | % | 
| A | A   Aadd9 | Am | % | E B/D# | A Aadd9 |
| E | A/B Aadd9/B | E | % |


[Verse] 1
E
 They sat together in the park
Emaj7
 As the evening sky grew dark
E7                                     A                    Aadd9
 She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones
      Am                     E           B/D#      A         Aadd9
’Twas then he felt alone and wished that he’d gone straight
    E                 A/B        Aadd9/B E
And watched out for a simple twist of    fate


[Verse] 2
E
 They walked along by the old canal
Emaj7
 A little confused, I remember well
E7                                       A                     
 And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burnin’ bright
   Am                         E       B/D#   A        Aadd9
He felt the heat of the night hit him like a frei---ght  train
E             A/B                Aadd9/B E
Moving with a simple twist of fate


[Verse] 3
E
 A saxophone someplace far off played
Emaj7
 As she was walkin’ on by the arcade
       E7                                       A                  Aadd9
As the light bust through a beat-up shade where he was wakin’ up,
              Am                     E     B/D#       A         Aadd9
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
       E           A/B            Aadd9/B E
And forgot about a simple twist of fate


[Solo]
| E | % | Emaj7 | % | E7 | % | 
| A | % | Am | % | E B/D# | A |
| E | A/B | E | % |


[Verse] 4
E
 He woke up, the room was bare
Emaj7
 He didn’t see her anywhere
E7                                          A
 He told himself he didn’t care, pushed the window open wide
        Am                           E          B/D#  A        Aadd9
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate
E                  A/B         Aadd9/B E
 Brought on by his simple twist of     fate


[Verse] 5
E
 He hears the ticking of the clocks
Emaj7
 And walks along with a parrot that talks
E7                                                A         
 Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in
             Am                      E    B/D#    A         Aadd9
Maybe she’ll pick him out again, how long must he wait
E                   A/B        Aadd9/B E
One more time for a simple twist of    fate


[Verse] 6
E
 People tell me it’s a sin
Emaj7
 To know and feel too much within
E7                                A                    
 I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring
Am                          E     B/D#     A      Aadd9
She was born in spring, but I was born too late
E              A/B        Aadd9/B E
 Blame it on a simple twist of    fate


[Solo]
| E | % | Emaj7 | % | E7 | % | 
| A | % | Am | % | E B/D# | A |
| E | A/B | E 

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