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Bob Dylan - The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (Chord)
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The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll.
Bob Dylan.
Album: Bootleg Vol. 5, Live In 75.
(Times They Are a-Changin')
No Capo on this version, 
for others Capo 4.

Intro: C Am7 Em7

Cmaj7      Am                 Em7           
William Zantzinger killed poor Hattie Carroll,
       Cmaj7        Am       Em7
With a cane that he twirled around his diamond ring finger,
     Cmaj7     Am    Em7
At a Baltimore hotel society gathering,
        Cmaj7           Am         Em7
And the cops was called in and his weapon took from him,
        Cmaj7       Am      Em7
As they rode him in custody down to the station,
           Cmaj7      Am          Em7         G
And booked William Zantzinger for first-degree murder,
    F   G   Cmaj7        Am           F    G        C
But you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears,
F        G   Cmaj7          Am
Take the rag away from your face.
F             G             C    Am7 Em7 Cmaj7 Am Em7
Now ain't the time for your tears.

Cmaj7      Am             Em7
William Zantzinger, who at twenty-four years,
Cmaj7          Am      Em7           
Owns a tobacco farm of six hundred acres,
     Cmaj7        Am          Em7
With rich wealthy parents who provide and protect him,
         Cmaj7    Am             Em7
And high office relations in the politics of Maryland,
Cmaj7          Am                       Em7
Reacted to his deed with a shrug of his shoulders,
    Cmaj7        Am                Em7
And swearing and sneering, and his tongue it was a-snarling,
         Cmaj7     Am         Em7
And in a matter of minutes on bail was out walking,
    F   G   Cmaj7        Am           F    G    C
But you who philosophize disgrace and criticize fears,
F        G   Cmaj7          Am
Take the rag away from your face,
F             G             Cmaj7 
Now ain't the time for your tears.

Break: Am Em7 Cmaj7 Am Em7 Cmaj7 Am Em7 Cmaj7 Am Em7

Cmaj7  Am            Em7
Hattie Carroll was a maid in the kitchen,
              Cmaj7     Am           Em7
She was fifty-one years old and gave birth to ten children,
Cmaj7       Am7            Em7 
She cleaned up the dishes, hauled out the garbage,
    Cmaj7     Am          Em7
And never sat once at the head of the table,
Cmaj7    Am                 Em7
She just cleaned up all the food from the table,
Cmaj7           Am            Em7
And emptied the ashtrays on a whole other level,
Cmaj7           Am        Em7
Got killed by a blow, lay slain by a cane,
Cmaj7       Am                       Em7
That sailed through the air and came down through the room,
Cmaj7      Am                    Em7
Doomed and determined to destroy all the gentle,
Cmaj7   Am                 Em7           G
And she never done nothing to William Zantzinger,
    F   G   Cmaj7        Am           F    G        Cmaj7
And you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears,
F        G   Cmaj7          Am7
Take the rag away from your face,
F             G             Cmaj7 
Now ain't the time for your tears.

Am7 Em Em7 Cmaj7 Am Em7 Am7 Em G Cmaj7 A7 Em7 Cmaj7 Am Em7

       Cmaj7        Am               Em7       
In the courtroom of honor, the judge pounded his gavel
   Cmaj7                Am           Em7
To show that all's equal and that the courts are on the level
             Cmaj7          Am          Em7
And that the strings in the books ain't pulled and persuaded
         Cmaj7    Am         Em7
And that even the nobles get properly handled
Cmaj7                   Am     Em7
Once that the cops have chased after and caught 'em
             Cmaj7     Am         Em7
And that the ladder of law has no top and no bottom,
Cmaj7         Am         Em7
Stared at the person who killed for no reason
         Cmaj7                  Am       Em7
Who just happened to be feeling that way without warning.
       Cmaj7             Am          Em7
And he spoke through his cloak, most deep and distinguished,
    Cmaj7      Am            Em7
And handed out strongly, for penalty and repentance,
Cmaj7       Am           Em7       G
William Zantzinger with a six-month sentence.
    F   G   Cmaj7            Am7          F    G/A      Cmaj7 Em7
Oh, but you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears,
F        G   Cmaj7        Am7
Bury the rag deep in your face
F            G/A           Cmaj7 Am Em C Am7 Em7
For now's the time for your tears.

(Hattie Carroll 51 years old was killed at Hotel Emerson, 
Baltimore, Maryland in 1963, the Hotel was demolished 1971.
William Zantzinger died 2009.) 
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