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Bob Dylan - Jokerman (Chord)
Submitter: twizzle05 (7) on 12/12/05
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written by Bob Dylan
Album: "Infidels"


Standin' on the water, castin' your bread
          Bm                        E              A      D
While the eyes of the idol with the iron head are glowin'
Distant ships sailin' into the mist
         Bm                                 E                          A
You were born with a snake in both of your fists while a hurricane was blowin'
Bm        E                         A
Freedom, just around the corner for you
         Bm                E                 A   D
But with truth so far off, what good will it do

E                      D
Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune
A        E            D
Bird fly high by the light of the moon
A      D         E        A
Oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh jokerman

So swiftly the sun sets in the sky
You rise up and say goodbye to no one
Fools will rush in where angels fear to tread
Both of their futures so full of dread, you don't show on
Shedding off one more layer of skin
Keepin' one step ahead of the persecutor within


You're a man of the mountains, you can walk on the clouds
Manipulator of crowds you're a dream twister
You go to Sodom and Gomorrah but what do you care
Ain't nobody there would want to marry your sister
A friend to the marty, a friend to the woman of shame
You look into the fiery furnace see the rich man without any name



Well the book of Leviticus and Deuteronomy
The law of the jungle and the sea are your only teachers
In the smoke of the twilight on a milk-white steed
Michelangelo indeed could have carved out your features
Resting in the fields far from the turbulent space
Half asleep 'neath the stars with a small dog licking your face



Well the muffin man stalkin' the sick and the lame
Preacher seeks the same, who'll get there first is uncertain
Matchsticks, water cannons, tear gas, padlocks
Molotav cocktails and rocks behind every curtain
False-hearted judges dying in the webs that they spin
only a matter of time 'til night comes steppin' in



It's a shadowy world, skies are slippery gray
A woman just gave birth to a prince today and dressed him in scarlet
He'll put the priest in pocket, put the blade to the heat
Take the motherless children off of the street and place them at the feet of a harlot
Oh Jokerman, you know what he wants
Oh Jokerman, you don't show any response



CHORDS without capo:

A = A#
Bm = Cm
E = F
D = D# 
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