Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Ballad Of A Thin Man Chords

ver2
ver2

Whole song

Interactive

More versions @911Tabs.com
70,287 views 247 this week
3 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
excellent!
x 24
add to favorites launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
transpose
0
reset
highlight chords
display chords
Autoscroll
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
WARNING: You are trying to view
                                    content from Ultimate-Guitar.com
                                    in an unauthorized application,
                                    which is prohibited.

                                    Please use an official Ultimate
                                    Guitar Tabs application for iPhone,
                                    iPad or Android to access legitimate
                                    chords, guitar, bass, and drum tabs
                                    from Ultimate-Guitar.com database.

                                    Type "ultimate guitar tabs" in Apple
                                    App Store's or Android Market's
                                    search to find the application.
Bob Dylan - Ballad of a Thin Man
Arr. Jack Davis 
jack_davis104@hotmail.com

Chords are arranged to simulate the bass line and guitar chords when playing
solo guitar.  Suggested chord fingerings:
  
   Bm   F#aug5/Bb  D/A  D   E7/G#  G   Em   F#m   A7
1| 2	2	   2	2   0	   3   0    2     0
2| 3    3          3    3   0      0   0    2     2
3| 4    3          2    2   1      0   0    2     0
4| 4    0          0    0   0      0   2    4     2
5| 2    1          0    X   2      X   2    4     0
6| X    X          X    X   4      3   0    2     X


To simplify, you can substitue with "normal" chord fingerings
(F#aug5/Bb for F#aug5, D/A for plain D, E7/G# for plain E7)

In 4, slow swing beat

 1          2          3           4	     1          2         3        4     

|Bm					   |Bm					|


|Bm					   |Bm					|


|Bm					   |F#aug5/Bb				|
      You walk into the room		        with your pencil in your hand

|D/A					   |E7/G#				|
      You see somebody naked and you            you say who is that man?

|G					   |Em					|
      You try so hard but you                   Don't understand

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
 Just what you will  say when you get           home                         Be-

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
-cause something is happening here but you  don't know what it is

|G					   |Bm					|
    Do you?                         Mister  Jones

|Bm					   | (GO TO NEXT VERSE - NOT A MEASURE)


**VERSE 2**

|Bm					   |F#aug5/Bb				|
    You raise up your head                     and you ask "is this where it is?"

|D/A					   |E7/G#				|
   And somebody points to you and           Says,        "It's his"

|G					   |Em					|
  And you say "what's mine" and somebody  else says "well, what is?"  and you

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
 Say,   "Oh my    god  am I here all  a  -  lone?"                          But

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
  Something is    happening  and you     don't know what it is

|G					   |Bm					|
     Do you?                        Mister  Jones

|Bm					   | (GO TO NEXT VERSE - NOT A MEASURE)


**VERSE 3**

|Bm					   |F#aug5/Bb				|
    You hand in your ticket                     and you go watch the geek

|D/A					   |E7/G#				|
   Who immediately walks up to you             when he hears you speak

|G					   |Em					|
  and says, "how does it feel to              be such a freak?" and you say "im-

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
 -possible" as he    hands you a            bone                             And

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
  something is happening here but you       don't know what it is  

|G					   |Bm					|
    do you?                         Mister  Jones

|Bm					   | (GO TO NEXT VERSE - NOT A MEASURE)


**VERSE 4**

|Bm					     |D/A				        |
      You have many contacts		          Among the lumberjacks    to

|G					     |Bm					|
 Get you facts when someone attacks your imagination            

|Bm					     |D/A				        |
      But nobody has any respect		 Anyway they already expect you

|G					     |Em					|
 To all give a check to                      Tax-deductible      charity         organi-

|A7					     |A7					|
-zations                                                              Ahhhhhh..........


**VERSE 5**

|Bm					   |F#aug5/Bb				|
     You've been with the professors and     they've all liked your looks

|D/A					   |E7/G#				|
     With great lawyers you have dis -      cussed lepers and crooks

|G					   |Em					|
    You've been through all of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
  You're very well   read it's well         known                           But

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
  something  is    happening here and ya    don't know what it is

|G					   |Bm					|
     do you?                        Mister  Jones

|Bm					   | (GO TO NEXT VERSE - NOT A MEASURE)
                                  Well the
 
**VERSE 6**

|Bm					   |F#aug5/Bb				|
    sword swallower he comes up to          you and then he kneels

|D/A					   |E7/G#				|
    He crosses himself and then he             clicks his high heels        and 

|G					   |Em					|
without further notice he asks you             how it feels           and he says

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
 Here is your throat back thanks for the    loan

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
  and you know something is happening but you don't know what it is

|G					   |Bm					|
     do you?                       Mister   Jones

|Bm			 	  Now..... | (GO TO NEXT VERSE - NOT A MEASURE)


**VERSE 7**

|Bm					   |F#aug5/Bb				|
    you see this one-eyed midget              shouting the word "now"

|D/A					   |E7/G#				|
    and you say "for what reason"              and he says "how?"

|G					   |Em					|
 and you say "what does this mean?" and he screams back "you're a cow"

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
 Give me some        milk or else    go        home                     and you

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
know something's happening but you don't   know what it is 

|G					   |Bm					|
     do you?                      Mister    Jones 

|Bm			 		   | (GO TO NEXT VERSE - NOT A MEASURE)
                                   Well...

**VERSE 8**

|Bm					   |F#aug5/Bb				|
 You walk into the room like a              camel and then you frown  

|D/A					   |E7/G#				|
    You put your eyes in your pocket and your   nose on the ground  

|G					   |Em					|
    There oughtta be a law            a -   gainst you comin' around        You

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
 Should be made to   wear ear               phones

|D                   F#m		   |Bm					|
   Cause something is happening and you     don't know what it is

|G					   |Bm					|
      do you?                      Mister   Jones  

|Bm			 		   | Bm					|

|Bm					   | Bm					|
                                   Whoaaaaaoooooh!
comments
print report bad tab
3 comments total.
+2 reply
theroguecellist wrote on May 19 2010, 09:09 pm

Spectacular job; simply spectacular. Thank you for taking the time to tab this amazing song.

0 reply
kalnoky7 wrote on March 27 2011, 10:18 am

Awesome, thank you very much

+1 reply
apieroR wrote on September 27 2011, 12:17 pm

after Bm is played you can play E(XXX453)e and quickly back to Bm... sounds a bit like the piano for me.

I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!