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Brownsville Girl Chords

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Bob Dylan - Brownsville Girl
Knocked Out Loaded (1986)

[Intro]

D  A/C#  Bm  E  A Asus2 x2

[Verse]

A                                      D
Well, there was this movie I seen one time
 Bm                                         E                A
About a man riding 'cross the desert and it starred Gregory Peck
A                                                 D
He was shot down by a hungry kid trying to make a name for himself
    Bm                                             E                   A
The townspeople wanted to crush that kid down and string him up by the neck

A                                                    D
Well, the marshal, now he beat that kid to a bloody pulp
Bm                                          E                   A
As the dying gunfighter lay in the sun and gasped for his last breath
A                                                             D
Turn him loose, let him go, let him say he outdrew me fair and square
Bm                                               E            A
I want him to feel what it's like to every moment face his death

A                                                        D
Well, I keep seeing this stuff and it just comes a-rolling in
Bm                                            E           A
And you know it blows right through me like a ball and chain
A                                                                D
You know I can't believe we've lived so long and are still so far apart
Bm                                            E            A
The memory of you keeps callin' after me like a rollin' train

A                                                       D
I can still see the day that you came to me on the painted desert
Bm                                  E          A
In your busted down Ford and your platform heels
A                                                                D
I could never figure out why you chose that particular place to meet
Bm                                                E               A
Ah, but you were right, it was perfect as I got in behind the wheel

A                                            D
Well, we drove that car all night into San Anton'
Bm                                         E              A
And we slept near the Alamo, your skin was so tender and soft
A                                                         D
Way down in Mexico you went out to find a doctor and you never came back
Bm                                                        E                  A
I would have gone on after you but I didn't feel like letting my head get blown off

A                                                             D
Well, we're drivin' this car and the sun is comin' up over the Rockies
Bm                                                        E                   A
Now I know she ain't you but she's here and she's got that dark rhythm in her soul
A                                                                                            
But I'm too over the edge and I ain't in the mood anymore to remember 
                         D
the times when I was your only man
Bm                                                       E              A
And she don't want to remind me, she knows this car would go out of control

[Chorus]

A                                D
Brownsville girl with your Brownsville curls
Bm                    E                  A
Teeth like pearls shining like the moon above
A                                       D
Brownsville girl, show me all around the world
Bm                   E             A
Brownsville girl, you're my honey love

[Verse]

A                                                          D
Well, we crossed the panhandle and then we headed towards Amarillo
Bm                                               E                                       A
We pulled up where Henry Porter used to live, he owned a wreckin' lot outside of town about a mile
A                                                 
Ruby was in the backyard hanging clothes, she had her red hair tied back 
                   D
She saw us come rolling up in a trail of dust
Bm                                                E                         A
She said, Henry ain't here but you can come on in, he'll be back in a little while

A                                                          
Then she told us how times were tough and about how she was thinkin' of
                            A
bummin' a ride back to where she started
Bm                                    E            A
But she changed the subject every time money came up
A                                                                              A
She said, welcome to the land of the living dead, you could tell she was so broken-hearted
Bm                                              E              A
She said, even the swap meets around here are getting pretty corrupt

A                                               D
How far are y'all going, Ruby asked us with a sigh
Bm                                       E             A
We're going all the way 'til the wheels fall off and burn
A                                                                     D
'Til the sun peels the paint and the seat covers fade and the water moccasin dies
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Ruby just smiled and said, ah, you know some babies never learn

A                                                                D
Something about that movie though, well I just can't get it out of my head
Bm                                                   E               A
But I can't remember why I was in it or what part I was supposed to play
A                                                         D
All I remember about it was Gregory Peck and the way people moved
Bm                                E         A
And a lot of them seemed to be lookin' my way

[Chorus]

A                                D
Brownsville girl with your Brownsville curls
Bm                    E                  A
Teeth like pearls shining like the moon above
A                                       D
Brownsville girl, show me all around the world
Bm                   E             A
Brownsville girl, you're my honey love

[Verse]

A                                             D
Well, they were looking for somebody with a pompadour
Bm                               E             A
I was crossin' the street when shots rang out
A                                              D
I didn't know whether to duck or to run, so I ran
Bm                                       E                 A
We got him cornered in the churchyard, I heard somebody shout

A                                                                                     D           
Well, you saw my picture in the Corpus Christi Tribune, underneath it, it said, a man with no alibi
Bm                                         E                  A
You went out on a limb to testify for me, you said I was with you
A                                                                D
Then when I saw you break down in front of the judge and cry real tears
Bm                           E           A
It was the best acting I saw anybody do

A                                              
Now I've always been the kind of person that doesn't like to trespass,
                                             D
but sometimes you just find yourself over the line
Bm                                                    E            A
Oh if there's an original thought out there, I could use it right now
A                                                                        D
You know, I feel pretty good, but that ain't sayin' much, I could feel a whole lot better
Bm                           E                A
If you were just here by my side to show me how

A                                                                  D
Well, I'm standin' in line in the rain to see a movie starring Gregory Peck
Bm                                    E             A
Yeah, but you know it's not the one that I had in mind
A                                                      D
He's got a new one out now, I don't even know what it's about
Bm                                E             A
But I'll see him in anything so I'll stand in line

[Chorus]

A                                D
Brownsville girl with your Brownsville curls
Bm                    E                  A
Teeth like pearls shining like the moon above
A                                       D
Brownsville girl, show me all around the world
Bm                   E             A
Brownsville girl, you're my honey love

A                                                                     D
You know, it's funny how things never turn out the way you had 'em planned
Bm                                                   E                            A
The only thing we knew for sure about Henry Porter is that his name wasn't Henry Porter
A                                                                                     D
And you know there was somethin' about you baby that I liked that was always too good for this world
Bm                                                      E                                  
Just like you always said there was something about me you liked 
                               A
that I left behind in the French Quarter

A                                                                                  D
Strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections than people who are most content
Bm                                            E                     A
I don't have any regrets, they can talk about me plenty when I'm gone
A                                                         
You always said people don't do what they believe in 
                                         D
they just do what's most convenient, then they repent
Bm                                       E                               A
And I always said, hang on to me, baby, and let's hope that the roof stays on

A                                                          D
There was a movie I seen one time, I think I sat through it twice
Bm                             E             A
I don't remember who I was or where I was bound
A                                                                                        D
All I remember about it was it starred Gregory Peck, he wore a gun and he was shot in the back
Bm                                         E                   A
Seems like a long time ago, long before the stars were torn down

[Chorus]

A                                D
Brownsville girl with your Brownsville curls
Bm                    E                  A
Teeth like pearls shining like the moon above
A                                       D
Brownsville girl, show me all around the world
Bm                   E             A
Brownsville girl, you're my honey love

A                                D
Brownsville girl with your Brownsville curls
Bm                    E                  A
Teeth like pearls shining like the moon above
A                                       D
Brownsville girl, show me all around the world
Bm                   E             A
Brownsville girl, you're my honey love

A                                D
Brownsville girl with your Brownsville curls
Bm                    E                  A
Teeth like pearls shining like the moon above

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