Words and music Bob Dylan Released on Under The Red Sky (1990) Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem
Sounding key Bb major. I’d suggest a capo somewhere – 1st or 3rd frets are good suggestions.
Plain Capo 1st Capo 3rd Bb A G Eb D C F E D Cm Bm Am Fsus4 Esus4 Dsus4
The “Fsus4” in the last line of the bridge is a chord with a lot of tones in it – play e.g. Fsus4, F11 or Bb/f.
Bb Eb F Eb Bb Eb F Eb Handy dandy, controversy surrounds him Bb Eb He been around the world and back again F Eb Bb Eb F Eb Something in the moonlight still hounds him Bb Eb F Eb Bb Eb F Handy dandy, just like sugar and candy Handy dandy, if every bone in his body was broken he would never admit it He got an all girl orchestra and when he says "Strike up the band", they hit it Handy dandy, handy dandy Cm You say, "What are ya made of?" Bb He says, "Can you repeat what you said?" Cm You'll say, "What are you afraid of?" Fsus4 F He'll say, "Nothin' neither 'live nor dead." Handy dandy, he got a stick in his hand and a pocket full of money He says, "Darling, tell me the truth, how much time I got?" She says, "You got all the time in the world, honey." Handy dandy, Handy dandy He's got that clear crystal fountain He's got that soft silky skin He's got that fortress on the mountain With no doors, no windows, no thieves can break in Handy dandy, sitting with a girl named Nancy in a garden feelin' kind of lazy He says, "Ya want a gun? I'll give you one." She says, "Boy, you talking crazy." Handy dandy, just like sugar and candy Handy dandy, pour him another brandy Handy dandy, he got a basket of flowers and a bag full or sorrow He finishes his drink, he gets up from the table he says, "Okay, boys, I'll see you tomorrow." Handy dandy, handy dandy, just like sugar and candy Handy dandy, just like sugar and candy