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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: Harlan L Thompson 

WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE- Bob Dylan

                    A         D           A
Oh, the streets of Rome are filled with rubble
D          A      E         A
Ancient footprints are everywhere
D         A                        D      A
You can almost think that you're seein' double
D     A          E                     A
On a cord, dark night on the Spanish Stairs
E7                                A    D
Got to hurry on back to my hotel room
E7                                          A
Where I've got me a date with Botticelli's niece
D       A                D               A
She promised that she'd be right there with me 
D        A   E          A
When I paint my masterpiece

Oh, the hours I've spent inside the Coliseum
Dodging lions and wastin' time
Oh, those mighty kings of the jungle
I could hardly stand to see 'em
Yes, it sure has been a long, hard climb
Train wheels runnin' through the back of my memory
When I ran on the hilltop following a pack of wild geese 
Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody
When I paint my masterpiece

BRIDGE:
 Dm                                 A
Sailin'round the world in a dirty gondola
C#m           D                    E     D  A  B7  E7
Oh to be back in the land of Coca Cola!

I left Rome and landed in Brussels
On a plane ride so bumpy that I almost cried
Clergymen in uniform and young girls pullin' muscles
Everyone was there to greet me when I stepped inside
Newspapermen eating candy had to be held down by big police Someday, 
everything is gonna be different
D A       E           D    A Bm A
When I paint my masterpiece

(from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2, done around 1971)
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)

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lcook1227 10 Jun 16, 2016 02:33 PM

The chords are perfect. I know there have been several versions of this song. I just listened to Greatest Hits Volume 2 and the words were somewhat different. He sings, "As the daylight hours do increase" instead of the line about following geese and in the last verse the second line is, "With a picture of a tall oak tree by my side" and the fourth line is "Everyone was there and nobody tried to hide". And he doesn't sing that bridge at all. None of the lyrics make much sense to me, so it doesn't really matter. I just thought I'd let you know as a matter of accuracy. Sorry if it seems like I'm nit-picking.

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