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I Shall Be Released chords

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The Band - I Shall Be Released
Written by Bob Dylan, Tabbed By Carlo Basso. (carlo6276@hotmail.com)
Released on the album "Music From Big Pink"

Same as Bob Dylan's version but in the key of E. 

--Capo on 4--

v = downstroke
^ = upstroke

Intro 
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Piano arranged for guitar. If you want it for piano, send me an e-mail. 

  1 2 3 + 4 +   1 2 + 3 4 +
e-------------|--------------|
B-1-1-1---1---|--------------|
G-------0-----|-0--------0---|
D-----------2-|---0-2------2-|
A-3-3-3---3---|-3-3---3------|
E-------------|--------------|


Verse (Each line of words = 2 bars)
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 1 2 3 4 1  2 3 4 1  2 3 4  1 2 3 + 4 +
|C      |Dm      |Em   F G |C       Csus4|
 v v v v v  v v v v  v v v  v v v ^ v ^

 1 2 3 4 1  2 3 4 1  2 3 4  1 2 3 + 4 +
|C      |Dm      |Em   F G |C     rest  |
 v v v v v  v v v v  v v v  v v v


They say everything can be replaced  
They say every distance is not near              
So I remember every face
Of every man who put me here

Chorus
------
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
|  C             |  Dm            |  Em      F   G |  C         Csus4|
   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^ v ^

 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4+     1234
|  C             |  Dm            |  Em    F G rest | rest |  
   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^ v v        
I see my light come shinin'
From the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now  
I shall be released 

Verse
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 1 2 3 4 1  2 3 4 1  2 3 4  1 2 3 4 +     a 
|C      |Dm      |Em   F G |C       Csus4 C|
 v v v v v  v v v v  v v v  v v v v ^     v 

 1 2 3 4 1  2 3 4 1  2 3 4  1 2 3 4 
|C      |Dm      |Em   F G |C       |
 v v v v v  v v v v  v v v  v v v v

They say ev'ry man needs protection  
They say that ev'ry man must fall  
Yet I swear I see my reflection  
Somewhere so high above this wall 

Chorus
------
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4     +
|  C             |  Dm            |  Em      F   G |  C         Csus4 C|
   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^ v     ^

 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4+     1234
|  C             |  Dm            |  Em    F G rest | rest |  
   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^ v v        

Verse 
-----

 1 2 3 4 1  2 3 4 1  2 3 4  1 2 3 + 4 +
|C      |Dm      |Em   F G |C       Csus4|
 v v v v v  v v v v  v v v  v v v ^ v ^

 1 2 3 4 1  2 3 4 1  2 3 4  1 2 3 + 4 +
|C      |Dm      |Em   F G |C     rest  |
 v v v v v  v v v v  v v v  v v v

Now yonder standing there in this lonely crowd  
A man who swears he's not to blame  
All day long I hear him shouting so loud  
Just crying out that he was framed

Chorus
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 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
|  C             |  Dm            |  Em      F   G |  C             |
   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^

 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4+     1234
|  C             |  Dm            |  Em    F G rest | rest ||  
   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^ v v        

            
            
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WONtothaG 40 Feb 09, 2007 09:43 AM

This song was written by Nina Simone.

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pkrickl 40 May 04, 2007 09:40 AM

you moron, this song was definitely not written by Nina Simone^^

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Jim a hendrix 10 Feb 23, 2008 06:39 AM

good tab, but Dm is slightly wrong should be this instead :
e-1--
B-1--
G-2--
D----
A----

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