Words and music Gordon Lightfoot
Performed by Bob Dylan three times in May 1998
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem
A beautiful tune! Much of the effect lies in the hypnotically ever-descending bass line, with subtly changing chords above it. Also, the ornaments in the band turn a quite simple country(ish) ballad into something quite complex.
D xx0232 or xx0775 D+ xx0332 or xx0776 D6 xx0432 or xx0777 D7 xx0532 or xx0778 Gm/Bb x10333 A11 x05433 A6 x02222
D . . |D /c# /b |A11 . . |A6 . A7 | D . . |(d f# a) |A11 . . |A . . | D D+ I think you have somebody waiting D6 outside in the rain D7 to take you away G You got places to go, you got people to see A still I'm gonna miss you (D/a) A Ah, but anyway D /c# I wish you good spaces Bm /a G . . /f# . . C/e . . G/d . . in the far away places you go A(7) /g /f# *) *) or F#m If it rains or it snows /e D /c# may you be safe and warm Bm A and never grow old G A And if you need somebody sometime **) G/a-D/a (x05433 x04232) D C G Gm/Bb you know I will always be there A11 A6 A7 D D/a **) A ***) D ***)|-3---3-2---0--|----- I'll do it although I'm not supposed to care |(3---3-2---2)-|-3--- |-4---4-2---0--|(2)-- A11 . . A |(5-----2---2)-|-4--- |-0-----0------|-5--- I'll give you the keys for my flying machine |--------------|----- if you'd like I will show you the light and when you call I'm gonna come a-running to you And if you need somebody sometime I know you would treat me the same Just lie there, you're not supposed to care [instrumental verse] I think you got somebody waiting outside in the rain to take you away. It's some kind of a game but I'm glad that it came down to the final round Ah, but anyway If you need somebody sometime you know I will always be there D . . I'll do it although I'm not supposed to care C . . G(/b) . . Gm/Bb . . D/a **) A ***) D I'll do it although I'm not supposed to care /c G/b Gm/Bb D