Words and music Bob Dylan
Released on Saved (1980) and on Biograph (1985)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

Opening riff:
Play on the 6th string while holding a barre A (-0222x):

.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
| 0 3 5 . 5 . 3 5 . 5 3 . 5 . . . |

(Or hire a bass player…)

          C   D   A
Well, I'm hangin' on
     C D   A
to a solid rock
D E F#m
D E F#m
    D E F#m
the foundation
D E F#m
the world
And I won't let go, and I can't let go, won't let go
And I can't let go, won't let go, and I can't let go no more.

     C  D      A              C  D      A
For me He was chastised, for me He was hated,
     C     D     A           E
For me he was rejected by a world that He created.
C  D        A      C      D   A
Nations are angry, cursed are some,
C      D      A        E
People are expecting a false peace to come.

          G       A
Well I'm hangin' on ...

It's the ways of the flesh to war against the spirit,
Twenty-four hours a day you can feel it and you can hear it
Using all the devices under the sun.
And He never give up 'til the battle's lost or won.