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Desolation Row Chords

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Just repeat the chords from the first verse all the way through the song
And use CSUS and FSUS where you think appropite

CAPO forth fret

CSUS                 Fsus
|--1--|              |--1--|
|--1--|              |--1--|
|--0--|              |--3--|
|--3--|              |--3--|
|--3--|              |--x--|
|--x--|              |--x--|

Intro: C  CSUS  C  CSUS  C  CSUS

C
They're selling postcards of the hanging
F                               C
They're painting the passports brown
G
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
F
The circus is in town
C
Here comes the blind commissioner
F   FSUS               C
They've got him in a trance
G
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
F                    C
The other is in his pants
F
And the riot squad they're restless
C                      F
They need somewhere to go
C             G
As Lady and I look out tonight
F                C   CSUS  C  CSUS
From Desolation Row

(Instrumental verse with harmonica in the key of E)

Well thats the song. If you have the altranate version a few lines are
different for mainly, "Their spoon feeding casonova the boiled guts of birds"
Well keep on grooving
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guth 20 wrote on March 17 2006, 05:51 pm

Not bad, but an easier way to do it is to drop-tune the top E string to C, so when you capo the fourth fret, you have an E on the top again, so you can hit it as a bass note.

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Velvet_Craig 20 wrote on October 19 2007, 07:51 am

To save de-tuning, I just leave the capo off the low E string. Easy peasy.

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