Isis Bob Dylan
[Bb]I married [Ab]Isis on the [Eb]fifth day of [Bb]May
But I could not hold [Ab]on to her[Eb] very long[Bb]
So I cut off my [Ab]hair and I ro[Eb]de straight aw[Bb]ay
For the wild unkown co[Ab]untry where I co[Eb]uld not go wr[Bb]ong
I came to a high place of darkness and light
The dividing line ran through the centre of town
So I hitched up my pony to a post on the right
Went into a laundry to wash my clothes down
A man in the corner approached me for a match
I knew right away he was not ordinary
He said, "Are you lookin' for something easy to catch?"
I said, "I ain't got no money." He said, "That ain't necessary".
We set out that night for the cold in the North.
I gave him my blanket, he gave me his word
I said, "Where are we goin'?" He said we'd be back by the fourth.
I said, "That's the best news I ever heard."
I was thinking about turquiose I was thinking about gold.
I was thinking about diamonds and the world's biggest necklace.
As we rode through the canyons, through the devilish cold,
I was thinking about Isis, how she thought I was so reckless.
How she told me that one day we'd meet up again,
And things would be different the next time we wed,
If only I'd hang on and just be her friend.
I still can't remember all the best things she said.
We came to the pyramids all embeded in ice.
He said, "There's a body I'm trying to find.
If I carry it out, it'll fetch a good price."
'Twas then that I knew what he had on his mind.
The wind it was howling and the snow was outrageous.
We chopped through the night, and we chopped through the dawn.
When he died I was hoping that it wasn't contagious,
But I made up my mind that I had to go on.
I broke into the tomb, but the casket was empty
There were no jewels, no nothing. I felt I'd been had.
Then I saw that my partner was just being friendly.
When I took up his offer I must-a been mad.
I picked up his body and I dragged it inside,
Threw it down into the hole, and I put back the cover.
I said a quick prayer, and I felt satified.
Then I rode back to find Isis just to tell her I love her.
She was there in the meadow where the creek used to rise.
Blinded by sleep and in need of a bed,
I came in from the east with the sun in my eyes.
I cursed her one time then I rode on ahead.
She said, "Where ya been?" I said, "No place special."
She said, "You look different." I said, "Well I guess."
She said, "You been gone." I said, "That's only natural."
She said, "You gonna stay?" I said, "Well if you want me to, yes."
Isis oh Isis you're a mystical child
What drives me to you is what drives me insane
I still can remember the way that you smiled
On the fifth day of May in the drizziling rain.
This song is from PJ's Guitar Chords & Lyrics site
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The G-F-C-G method sounds easier... great job on the lyrics.