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North Country Blues chords

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There is one other tab/chord for this song and it's the same version and in fact every other site on the net has this same tab. The tab is incomplete it does not have the chords for all the verses. And I also corrected a few lyrics I picked up on , and the fill between each verse. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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North Country Blues
Bob Dylan 
by Daz

This is a great song and very simple,there is a little intro
and the fill at the end of each verse but you should also hit the G note Root
of each G chord on the beat throughout the song and you can also hammer on this
note as well. Don't worry too much about it I'm sure Dylan hardly played it the
same way too often.listen to the song and you should get the idea pretty quick.

Capo 3rd Fret


Fill at the end of each verse played over the Am


Am                                  G
Come gather 'round friends and I'll tell you a tale
            Am       G              Am
Of when the red iron-ore pits ran a-plenty
But the cardboard-filled windows and old men on the benches
         Am           G             Am
Tell you now that the whole town is empty

Am                             G
In the north end of town my own children are grown
   Am       G             Am
But I was raised on the other
In the wee hours of youth my mother took sick
    Am            G         Am
And I was brought up by my brother

Am                         G
All iron ore poured as the years passed the door
   Am              G                  Am
The drag lines and shovels they was a-humming
'Till one day my brother failed to come home
    Am         G         Am
The same as my father before him

Am                                  G                       
With, a long winter's wait from the window I watched
   Am           G                  Am
My friends they couldn't have been kinder
And my schooling was cut as I quit in the spring
   Am         G         Am
To marry John Thomas, a miner

Am                              G
the years passed again, and the giving was good
         Am           G            Am
With the lunch bucket filled every season
What with three babies born, the work was cut down
     Am           G             Am
To a half a day's shift with no reason

Am                                G
Then the shaft was soon shut, and more work was cut
        Am          G            Am
And the fire in the air, it felt frozen
'Till a man come to speak, and he said in one week
     Am       G        Am
That number eleven was closing

Am                             G
They say in the East, they are paying too high
     Am            G               Am
They say that your ore ain't worth digging
That it's much cheaper down in the South American towns
          Am          G          Am
Where the miners work almost for nothing

Am                                  G               
So the mining gates locked, and the red iron rotted
        Am           G          Am
And the room smelled heavy from drinking
And the sad, silent song made the hour twice as long
     Am             G         Am     
As I waited for the sun to go sinking

Am                          G
I lived by the window as he talked to himself
     Am         G              Am
This silence of tongues it was building
'Till one morning's wake, the bed it was bare
    Am          G               Am
And I was left alone with three children

Am                      G                    
The summer is gone, the ground's turning cold
    Am            G             Am 
The stores one by one they're a folding
My children will go as soon as they grow
            Am            G           Am
Well, there ain't nothing here now to hold them

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