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Bob Dylan - Changing Of The Guards (Chord)
Submitter: josielittle (1) on 1/5/05
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Bob Dylan- "Changing Of The Guards"

come in with- 
 G          C/G   G

          D  EM
sixteen year
   AM  G  G/D          D                 EM
sixteen banners united over the field
                     C                         D
where the good shepherd grieves
desperate men
AM  C   G/D               D                                 EM
desperate women divided, spreading their wings
                C  D     G
neath the falling leaves

        D      EM
fortune calls
 AM  C     G/D                    D  
i stepped forth from the shadows 
to the market place
merchants and thieves
                       D                                 Em
hungry for power, my last deal gone down
Am      C            G/D                     D
she's smelling sweet like the meadows 
where she was born
                           C     D         G
on midsummer's eve near the tow'r

C   G/B     D       C           G/B   D   C
G/B    D     C    D   G  D/G   C/G   G   D

the cold-blooded moon
the captain waits above the celebration
sending his thoughts to a beloved maid
whose ebony face is beyond communication
the captain is down but still believing that his love will be repaid

they shaved her head
she was torn between Jupiter and Apollo
a messenger arrived with a black nightinggale
i seen her on the stairs and i couldn't help but follow
follow her down past the fountain where they lifted her veil

i stumbled to my feet
i rode past destruction in the ditches
with the stiches still mending neath a heart-shaped tattoo
renegade priests and treacherous young witches
were handing out the flowers that i'd given to you

the palace of mirrors
where dog soldiers are reflected
the endless road and the wailing of chimes
the empty rooms where her memory is protected
where the angels' voices whisper tothe souls of previous times

she wakes him up 
forty-eight hours later; the sun is breaking
near broken chains, moutian laurel and rolling rocks
she's begging to know what measureshe now will be taking
he's pulling her down and she's clutching onto his long golden locks

"gentlemen," he said
"i don't need your organization, i've shined your shoes,
i've moved your mountains and marked your cards, 
but Eden is burning. Either brace yourself for elimination,
or else your hearts must have the courage for the changing of the guards."

peace will come
with tranquility and splendor on the wheels of fire
but will bring no reward than her false idols fall
and cruel death surrenders with its pale ghost retreating
between the king and the queen of swords


C   G/B     D       C           G/B   D   C
G/B    D     C    D   G  D/G   C/G   G   G
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