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Idiot Wind chords

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[Verse]
Cm                                  D                       G
Someone's got it in for me, they're planting stories in the press
Cm
Whoever it is I wish they'd cut it out 
    D                D/C       G        D/F#
but when they will I can only guess.
Em                 Bm                 Am              G  
They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy,
Em              Bm                Am               G
She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me.
        Bm             C6
I can't help it if I'm lucky.

Cm                             D                 D/C            G
People see me all the time and they just can't remember how to act
Cm                                     D       D/C          G         D/F#
Their minds are filled with big ideas, images and distorted facts.
Em        Bm            Am            G             D/F#
Even you, yesterday you had to ask me where it was at,
Em                       Bm                Am                G
I couldn't believe after all these years, you didn't know me better than that
Bm     C6
Sweet lady.

[Chorus]
G           C                                G
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth,
C                                  D6     D7
Blowing down the backroads headin' south.
G           C                                G
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth,
                 C
You're an idiot, babe.
       D                D7               G         C/G   G    C/G
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe.

[Verse]
   Cm                              D              D/C
I ran into the fortune-teller, who said beware of lightning that might 
G
strike
Cm                              D             D/C                      G
I haven't known peace and quiet for so long I can't remember what it's like.
           Em           Bm           Am                     G
There's a lone soldier on the cross, smoke pourin' out of a boxcar door,
Em                       Bm                                   Am
You didn't know it, you didn't think it could be done, in the final end he 
G
won the wars
      Bm           C6
After losin' every battle.

Cm                         D                     D/C                  G
I woke up on the roadside, daydreamin' 'bout the way things sometimes are
Cm                                  D                       D/C
Visions of your chestnut mare shoot through my head and are makin' me see 
G        D/F#
stars.
Em                     Bm               Am           G
You hurt the ones that I love best and cover up the truth with lies.
Em                Bm            Am                G
One day you'll be in the ditch, flies buzzin' a - round your eyes,
Bm             C6
Blood on your saddle.

[Chorus]
G           C                                   G
Idiot wind, blowing through the flowers on your tomb,
C                                    D6
Blowing through the curtains in your room.
G           C                                G
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth,
                 C
You're an idiot, babe.
       D                D7               G        C/G   G   C/G
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe.

[Verse]
       Cm                               D             D/C           G
It was gravity which pulled us down and destiny which broke us a - part
Cm                                D                   D/C
You tamed the lion in my cage but it just wasn't e - nough to change my 
G       D/F#
heart.
    Em                    Bm                Am                 G
Now everything's a little upside down, as a matter of fact the wheels have 

stopped,
       Em                  Bm           Am                       G
What's good is bad, what's bad is good, you'll find out when you reach the 

top
Bm            C6
You're on the bottom.

Cm                                    D               D/C            G
I noticed at the ceremony, your cor - rupt ways had finally made you blind
Cm                                       D                       D/C
I can't remember your face anymore, your mouth has changed, your eyes
                G       D/F#
don't look into mine.
Em                           Bm              Am 
The priest wore black on the seventh day and sat stone-faced while the 
G
building burned.
  Em                    Bm                       Am
I waited for you on the running boards, near the cypress trees, while the 
G                 Bm          C6
springtime turned slowly into autumn.

[Chorus]
G           C                               G
Idiot wind, blowing like a circle around my skull,
         C                                D6   D7
From the Grand Coulee Dam to the Capit - ol.
G           C                                G
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth,
                 C
You're an idiot, babe.
       D                D7               G         C/G   G    C/G
It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe.

[Verse]
Cm                        D            D/C                    G
I can't feel you anymore, I can't even touch the books you've read
Cm                                        D              D/C
Every time I crawl past your door, I been wishin' I'd been  somebody else 
G       D/F#
instead.
Dm                Bm               Am               G
Down the highway, down the tracks, down the road to ecstasy,
  Em                 Bm              Am              G
I followed you be - neath the stars, hounded by your memory
    Bm        C6
And all your ragin' glory.

Cm                                 D                 D/C             G
I been double-crossed now for the very last time and now I'm finally free,
  Cm                                       D                D/C
I kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you 
     G     D/F#
from me.
Em                     Bm                     Am          G
You'll never know the hurt I suffered nor the pain I rise above,
    Em                  Bm              Am                    G
And I'll never know the same about you, your holiness or your kind of love,
       Bm               C6
And it makes me feel so sorry.

[Chorus]
G           C                                  G
Idiot wind, blowing through the buttons of our coats,
C                                   D6    D7
Blowing through the letters that we wrote.
G           C                                  G
Idiot wind, blowing through the dust upon our shelves,
              C
We're idiots, babe.
       D             D7         G          C/G    G    C/G
It's a wonder we can even feed ourselves.

            
            
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Kratos Aurion 205 Feb 22, 2008 06:55 AM

A good tab actually but some suggestions:

use G/F# instead of D/F# in the 2nd line of each verse (guess, facts)
and G/C (3x2013) in the end of each 1st line in the verses (press, act) as "ornament" after the "G" chord (Dylan's favourite "trick")

and please don't play 6th or 7th chords!!! Dylan almost only used 7th chords in alternative tunings. Play a standard C or D, that should be good enough

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skux 142 Jun 18, 2008 02:10 AM

and u wrote all the lyrics out, good job!

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Rocker1994 247 Mar 02, 2010 11:47 AM

Good good XD, thanks to your awesome tab here, it saved me from working on more tabs by Dylan.

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