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Chimes Of Freedom Chords

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Fixed the lyrics in several places. Added intro and outro. Extended the chords out through the entire song. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Chords by: Sliver24

"Chimes of Freedom" by Bob Dylan

CAPO: None

[Intro]
G  C D G  G


[Verse 1]
      G               D          G                 C
Far between sundown's finish and midnight's broken toll
   G                 C          D            G
We ducked inside the doorway as thunder went crashing
     G               D            G              C
As majestic bells of bolts struck shadows in the sounds
G                 D                 G
Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing
D                               G
Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight
C                G               Am              D
Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight
        G              D        G              C
And for each and every underdog soldier in the night
       G              C         D       G
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing


[Verse 2]
G                         D             G          C
Through the city's melted furnace, unexpectedly we watched
     G            D                 G           D
With faces hidden as the walls were tightening
       G           D             G                  C
As the echo of the wedding bells before the blowing rain
G                  D            G
Dissolved into the bells of the lighting
D                      G
Tolling for the rebel, tolling for the rake
C               G             Am            D
Tolling for the luckless, the abandoned and forsaked
G               D               G             C
Tolling for the outcast burnin' constantly at stake
       G              C         D       G        
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing


[Verse 3]
G                      D                G            C
Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail
     G               D                 G    D
The sky cracked its poems in naked wonder
         G               D                 G            C
That the clinging of the church bells blew far into the breeze
G                     D                 G
Leaving only bells of lightning and its thunder
D                         G
 Striking for the gentle, striking for the kind
C                G             Am                D
Striking for the guardians and protectors of the mind
        G            D             G                 C
And the poet and the painter far behind his rightful time
       G              C         D       G        
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing


[Verse 4]
       G              D           G              C
In the wild cathedral evening the rain unraveled tales
        G                 D            G        D
For the disrobed faceless forms of no position
G               D               G                    C
Tolling for the tongues with no place to bring their thoughts
    G                  D      G
All down in taken-for-granted situations
D                               G
Tolling for the deaf and blind, tolling for the mute
        C                    G              Am           D
For the mistreated, mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute
        G              D                G             C
For the misdemeanor outlaw, chained and cheated by pursuit
       G              C         D       G        
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing


[Verse 5]
     G                      D            G              C
Even though a cloud's white curtain in a far-off corner flared
        G                   D               G        D
And the hypnotic splattered mist was slowly lifting
         G                       D       G                 C
Electric light still struck like arrows, fired but for the ones
G                     D                 G
Condemned to drift or else be kept from drifting
D                                        G
Tolling for the searching ones, on their speechless, seeking trail
        C                G               Am         D
For the lonesome-hearted lovers with too personal a tale
        G               D              G               C
And for each unharmful, gentle soul misplaced inside a jail
       G              C         D       G        
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing


[Verse 6]
G               D                G                 C
Starry-eyed and laughing, as I recall when we were caught
G                      D                        G       D
Trapped by no track of hours for they hanged suspended
      G                 D           G                     C
As we listened one last time and we watched with one last look
G              D                          G
Spellbound and swallowed 'til the tolling ended
D                             G
Tolling for the aching, whose wounds cannot be nursed
        C                   G                 Am                  D
For the countless confused, accused, misused, strung-out ones and worse
        G             D             G             C
And for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe
       G              C         D       G        
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing


[Outro]
G  C D G

/Sliver24
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