Words and music Bob Dylan
Released on Self Portrait (1970)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem
No comment . . . *)
G . A . G . . . . . . . G Went out last night just to take a little round. F# I met my little Sadie and I brought her down. G# I ran right home and I went to bed A With a forty-four smokeless under my head. A I began to think what a deed I'd done. I grabbed my hat and I began to run. I made a god run but I ran too slow; Bb They overtook me down in Jericho F Standing on a corner I's ringin' my bell, F# Up stepped the sheriff from Thomasville. G G# He says 'Young man is your name Brown? C#m Remember you blowed Sadie down." [from this point there is some kind of regular rhythm] C#m "Oh yes sir, my name is Lee. G#m I murdered little Sadie in the first degree. F#m First degree and second degree. Bm F# If you've got any papers will you serve them to me?" D A Well they took me down town and they dressed me in black, G D They put me on a train and they sent me back. A I had no one for to go my bail; G D |: Dsus4 D Dsus2 D :| They crammed me back into the county jail. Oh, yes they did. C Now, the judge and the jury they took their stand. F Fm The judge had the papers in his right hand. C Am Forty-one days, forty-one nights; F Fm Forty-one years to wear the ball and the stripes; Oh, no! C Am Went out last night to take a little round. Em G7 I met little Sadie and I blowed her down. C Em I ran right home and I went to bed, F Dm Fm C A forty-four smokeless under my head.
*) . . . except: who’s the craziest: the one who recorded this, the moron who tabbed it, or you, who’ve actually came your way here to find it?)