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Subterranean Homesick Blues chords

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Wrote out the whole song with all th chords easier to play on auto scroll. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Tempo= 172 bpm


       A7   D   A7   D  x3

[Verse 1]

A7                 D    A7                D7
Johny's in the basement,Mixing up the medicine
A7             D     A7                       D7 
I'm on the pavement, Thinking about the government
    A7                D     A7              D7
The man in the trench coat, Badge out, laid off
A7                  D      A7                   D7
Says he's got a bad cough, Wants to get it paid off
Look out kid   It's somethin' you did
A7               D          A7 
God knows when,  But you're doin' it again
    D7     A7                  D
You better duck down the alley way
A7                D7
Lookin' for a new friend
The man in the coon-skip cap, In the big pen
      A7                  D    A7           D7
Wants eleven dollar bills,     You only got ten.

[Verse 2]

A7                 D       A7                 D7
Maggie comes fleet foot,   Face full of black soot
A7                    D     A7                D7
Talkin' that the heat put,  Plants in the bed but
    A7                D     A7                    D7
The phone's tapped anyway,  Maggie says that many say
     A7                 D     A7              D7
They must bust in early May,  Orders from the da
Look out kid,   Don't matter what you did
A7               D       A7             D7
Walk on your tip toes,   Don't try, 'No Doz'
A7                    D
Better stay away from those
     A7                  D7
That carry around a fire hose
Keep a clean nose,    Watch the plain clothes
    A7                   D
You don't need a weather man
   A7                      D7
To know which way the wind blows

[Verse 3]

A7            D       A7                 D7
Get sick, get well,   Hang around an ink well
A7                 D       A7                      D7
Ring bell, hard to tell,   If anything is goin' to sell
A7               D       A7               D7
Try hard, get barred,    Get back, write Braille
A7               D    A7                    D7
Get jailed, jump bail Join the army, if you fail
Look out kid,  You're gonna get hit
   A7          D       A7       D7
By losers, cheaters,   Six-time users
Hang around the theaters
Girl by the whirlpool lookin' for a new fool
A7           D           A7 
Don't follow leaders,    Watch the parkin' meters.

[Verse 4]

   A7             D 
Ah get born, keep warm
A7           D7       A7
Short pants, romance, learn to dance
    D        A7                    D7   A7
Get dressed, get blessed,   Try to be a success
       D    A7              D7
Please her, please him, buy gifts
A7                 D
Don't steal, don't lift
Twenty years of schoolin'
D7       A7                 D
And they put you on the day shift

Look out kid,   They keep it all hid
       A7             D
Better jump down a manhole
A7               D7        A7            D
Light yourself a candle,   Don't wear sandals
A7                   D7
Try to avoid the scandals
Don't wanna be a bum,   You better chew gum
The pump don't work
D          A7
'Cause the vandals took the handles.

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akeyboarder 10 May 29, 2017 12:16 PM

Third line: "badge out" should be "bad job"

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