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Tough Mama
Jerry Garcia Band 
Bob Dylan Cover
(live versions also played by Garcia and Saunders & Legion of Mary)

Note* Instrumental Verse Chords measures may vary - depending on how heavy Jerry throws on the Jam!


Intro:    D  Bm    A       D  Bm   A 

D     Bm       A       
Tough Mama -- meat shaking on your bones
D     Bm     A
I'm gonna  take you down to the river and get you stoned.
Bm                              A
Sister's on the highway with that steel driving crew
Bm                            F#m      Em       G
Papa's in the big house her working days are through
C      G      A
Tough Mama -- can I blow a little smoke on you?


D  Bm    A       D  Bm   A       Bm      A

Bm     F#m  Em  G       C   G   A 


D     Bm        A                    
Dark Beauty -- Won't you move it on over and make some room?
D     Bm         A
It's my duty to bring you down to the field where the flowers bloom.
Bm                              A
Ashes in the furnace, dust on the rise,
Bm                            F#m      Em       G
You came through it all the way, flyin' through the skies.
C      G       A
Dark Beauty --  with that long night's journey in your eyes.


D  Bm    A       D  Bm   A       Bm      A

Bm     F#m  Em  G       C   G   A


D      Bm        A                     
Sweet Goddess -- born of a blinding light and a changing wind, 
D     Bm          A
Now, don't be modest, you know who you are and where you've been.
Bm                              A
Jack the Cowboy went up north He's buried in your past.
Bm                            F#m      Em       G
The Lone Wolf went out drinking That was over pretty fast.
C      G          A
Sweet Goddess  --  Your perfect stranger's comin' in at last.


D  Bm    A       D  Bm   A       Bm      A

Bm     F#m  Em  G       C   G   A


D      Bm        A                     
Silver Angel  --  with the badge of the lonesome road sewed in your sleeve,
D       Bm          A
I'd be grateful if this golden ring you would receive.
Bm                              A
Today on the countryside it was a-hotter than a crotch,
Bm                            F#m      Em       G
I stood alone upon the ridge and all I did was watch.
C      G    A
Sweet Goddess It must be time to carve another notch.


D  Bm    A       D  Bm   A       Bm      A

Bm     F#m  Em  G       C   G   A


D      Bm           A            
I'm crestfallen  --  the world of illusion is at my door,
D       Bm           A
I ain't haulin' any of my lambs to the marketplace anymore.
Bm                              A
The prison walls are crumblin', there is no end in sight,
Bm                            F#m      Em       G
I've gained some recognition but I lost my appetite.
C      G       A
Dark Beauty  -- meet me at the border late tonight.


D  Bm    A       D  Bm   A       Bm      A

Bm     F#m  Em  G       C   G   A

            
            
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