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Workingman’s Blues #2 Bob Dylan Modern Times Pattern Verse (chord/Note) Walk the Bass Down CAPO II (actual key D) Chords shapes notes mentioned relative to the capo. Start the bass run with the open G string and proceed to F# on the D string. G G/F# G/E G/D C/C G/B(pinky on the D) A/Am7 D/D7 G G/F# There's an evenin' haze settlin' over town G/E G/D Starlight by the edge of the creek C/C G/B The buyin' power of the proletariat's gone down Am7/A D7/D Money's gettin' shallow and weak G G/F# Well, the place I love best is a sweet memory G/E G/D It's a new path that we trod C/C B/D They say low wages are a reality A/Am7 D/D7 If we want to compete abroad G G/F# My cruel weapons have been put on the shelf G/E G/D Come sit down on my knee C/C G/B You are dearer to me than myself Am7/A D7/D As you yourself can see G G/F# While I'm listening to the steel rails hum G/E G/D Got both eyes tight shut C/C G/B Just sitting here trying to keep the hunger from Am7/A D7/D Creeping it's way into my gut Chorus: C G Meet me at the bottom, don't lag behind Am G Bring me my boots and shoes C G You can hang back or fight your best on the frontline Am D7 G Sing a little bit of these workingman's blues G G/F# Well, I'm sailin' on back, ready for the long haul G/E G/D Tossed by the winds and the seas C/C G/B I'll drag 'em all down to hell and I'll stand 'em at the wall Am7/A D7/D I'll sell 'em to their enemies G G/F# I'm tryin' to feed my soul with thought G/E G/D Gonna sleep off the rest of the day C/C G/B Sometimes no one wants what we got Am7/A D7/D Sometimes you can't give it away G G/F# Now the place is ringed with countless foes G/E G/D Some of them may be deaf and dumb C/C G/B No man, no woman knows Am7/A D7/D The hour that sorrow will come G G/F# In the dark I hear the night birds call G/E G/D I can feel a lover's breath C/C G/B I sleep in the kitchen with my feet in the hall Am7/A D7/D Sleep is like a temporary death (repeat chorus) G G/F# Well, they burned my barn, and they stole my horse G/E G/D I can't save a dime C/C G/B I got to be careful, I don't want to be forced Am7/A D7/D Into a life of continual crime G G/F# I can see for myself that the sun is sinking G/E G/D How I wish you were here to see C/C G/B Tell me now, am I wrong in thinking Am7/A D7/D That you have forgotten me? G G/F# Now they worry and they hurry and they fuss and they fret G/E G/D They waste your nights and days C/C G/B Them I will forget Am7/A D7/D But you I'll remember always G G/F# Old memories of you to me have clung G/E G/D You've wounded me with your words C/C G/B Gonna have to straighten out your tongue Am7/A D7/D It's all true, everything you've heard (repeat chorus) G G/F# In you, my friend, I find no blame G/E G/D Wanna look in my eyes, please do C/C G/B No one can ever claim Am7/A D7/D That I took up arms against you G G/F# All across the peaceful sacred fields G/E G/D They will lay you low C/C G/B They'll break your horns and slash you with steel Am7/A D7/D I say it so it must be so G G/F# Now I'm down on my luck and I'm black and blue G/E G/D Gonna give you another chance C/C G/B I'm all alone and I'm expecting you Am7/A D7/D To lead me off in a cheerful dance G G/F# I got a brand new suit and a brand new wife G/E G/D I can live on rice and beans C/C G/B Some people never worked a day in their life Am7/A D7/D Don't know what work even means (repeat chorus)