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Subterranean Homesick Blues  Bob Dylan

[A7]Johnny's in the basement mixin up the medicine
I'm on the pavement thinkin bout the goverment
man in a trenchcoat badge out laid off
says he's got a bad cough
want's to get it paid off
[D7]look out kid somthin ya did
[A7]god knows when
but your doin it again
better duck down the alleyway
lookin for a new friend
[E7]man in a coonskin cap and a pigpen
wants
[A7]11 dollar bills
you only got ten

Maggie comes fleet foot
Face full of black soot
Talkin' that the heat put
Plants in the bed but
The phone's tapped anyway
Maggie says that many say
They must bust in early May
Orders from the D.A.
Look out kid
Don't matter what you did
Walk on your tip toes
Don't try "No Doz"
Better stay away from those
That carry around a fire hose
Keep a clean nose
Watch the plain clothes
You don't need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows

Get sick, get well
Hang around a ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell
If anything is goin' to sell
Try hard, get barred
Get back, write braille
Get jailed, jump bail
Join the army, if you fail
Look out kid
You're gonna get hit
But users, cheaters
Six-time losers
Hang around the theaters
Girl by the whirlpool
Lookin' for a new fool
Don't follow leaders
Watch the parkin' meters

Ah get born, keep warm
Short pants, romance, learn to dance
Get dressed, get blessed
Try to be a success
Please her, please him, buy gifts
Don't steal, don't lift
Twenty years of schoolin'
And they put you on the day shift
Look out kid
They keep it all hid
Better jump down a manhole
Light yourself a candle
Don't wear sandals
Try to avoid the scandals
Don't want to be a bum
You better chew gum
The pump don't work
'Cause the vandals took the handles

Songwriters: BOB DYLAN

Subterranean Homesick Blues lyrics © BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO


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