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Bob Dylan - Blind Willie Mctell (Chord)
Submitter: bluerabbit10 (71) on 8/4/09
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Blind Willie McTell (Bob Dylan)
From: Amos - PM MudCat Cafe

Songwriters: Dylan, Bob
(St James Infirmary)
Banjo tuned E, Capo 3, Key Em


Blind Willie McTell


        Em      B7       Em
Seen the arrow on the doorpost
         Am               Em
Saying, "This land is condemned
                  B7               Em
All the way from New Orleans To Jerusalem."
                        B7
I traveled through East Texas
   Em      Am        Em
Where many martyrs fell
        Am         Em        B7
And I know no one can sing the blues
                    Em
Like Blind Willie McTell

Well, I heard the hoot owl singing
As they were taking down the tents
The stars above the barren trees
Were his only audience
Them charcoal gypsy maidens
Can strut their feathers well

But nobody can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell
                             
See them big plantations burning
Hear the cracking of the whips
Smell that sweet magnolia blooming
And) see the ghosts of slavery ships
I can hear them tribes a-moaning
(I can) hear the undertaker's bell
(Yeah), nobody can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell

There's a woman by the river
With some fine young handsome man
He's dressed up like a squire
Bootlegged whiskey in his hand
There's a chain gang on the highway
I can hear them rebels yell
And I know no one can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell

Well, God is in heaven
And we all want what's his
But power and greed and corruptible seed
Seem to be all that there is
I'm gazing out the window
Of the St. James Hotel
And I know no one can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell
 
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