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# 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. #
Visions of Johanna chords
Bob Dylan

A D E7 A

         A                           D                  E7              A
Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're trying to be so quiet?
                                   D             E7        A
We sit here stranded, though we're all doing our best to deny it
        E                                    E7       A
And Louise holds a handful of rain, tempting you to defy it
       D                         A
Lights flicker from the opposite loft,
   D                             A
in this room the heat pipes just cough,
    D                           A
the country music station plays soft,
but there's nothing, really nothing to turn off
         A          D     E7   A
Just Louise and her lover so entwined,
          D             A         E7         A    D E7 A
and these visions of Johanna that conquer my mind.

             A                         D           E7             A
In the empty lot where the ladies play blind man's bluff with the key chain
                              D              E7                A
And the all night girls, they whisper of escapades out on the "D" train
We can hear the night watchman click his flashlight,
ask himself if it's him or them that's really insane
   D                                A
Louise, she's all right, she's just near
      D                           A
She's delicate and seems like the mirror
             D                                A
But she just makes it all too concise and too clear,
that Johanna's not here
    A                    D            E7           A
The ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face,
            D             A             E7       A     D E7 A
where these visions of Johanna have now taken my place.

     A                   D                E7     A
Now, little boy lost, he takes himself so seriously
                           D             E7       A
He brags of his misery, he likes to live dangerously
         E                                                    A
And when bringing her name up he speaks of a farewell kiss to me
     D                A
He's sure got a lotta gall,
   D                 A
to be so useless and all,
D                           A
muttering small talk at the wall,
while I'm in the hall
    A                          D       E7  A
Oh, how can I explain, it's so hard to get on?
          D             A                  E7          A    D E7 A
And these visions of Johanna, they kept me up past the dawn.

           A        D        E7         A
Inside the museums, infinity goes up on trial
                            D              E7           A
Voices echo this is what salvation must be like after a while
         E                                                                 A
But Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues, you can tell by the way she smiles
        D                    A
See the primitive wallflower freeze,
         D                     A
when the jelly faced women all sneeze,
         D                           A                      E7
hear the one with the mustache say, "Jeeze, I can't find my knees"
    A                     D             E7          A
Oh, jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule
          D            A                  E7          A    D E7 A
But these visions of Johanna they make it all seem so cruel.

    A                         D                 E7                  A
The peddler now speaks to the countess who's pretending to care for him
Saying' "Name me someone that's not a parasite,
            D             E7         A
and I'll go out and say a prayer for him." But like Louise
always says, "Ya can't look at much, can ya man?" as she, herself, 
prepares for him
      D                        A
And Madonna, she still has not showed
            D                 A
We see this empty cage now corrode
          D                          A
Where her cape of the stage once had flowed
    D                            A
The fiddler, he now steps to the road,
          D                                    A
he writes everything s been returned which was owed,
       D                           A                           E7
on the back of the fish truck that loads while my conscience explodes
       A                D        E            A
The harmonicas play the skeleton keys and the rain,
          D             A            E7         A
and these visions of Johanna are now all that remain.

D E7 A



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wortdanny2 10 Sep 21, 2017 09:48 PM

this tab rocks

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typicalhero 10 Oct 21, 2017 07:14 PM

One of my favorite Dylan songs of all time. Thanks!

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