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Changing Of The Guards

Bob Dylan

 Fm
Sixteen years,
 AbEbFm
Sixteen banners united over the fields
 DbEb
While the good shepherd grieves
 FmAbEb
Desperate men, desperate women divided,
 FmDbEbAb
Spreading their wings 'neath the falling leaves.

 Fm
Fortune calls.
 AbEbFm
I stepped forth from the shadows, to the marketplace,
 DbEbFm
Merchants and thieves, hungry for power, my last deal gone down.
 AbEbFm
She's smelling sweet like the meadows where she was born,
 DbEbAb
On midsummer's eve, near the tower.

(Interlude)

 Fm
The cold-blooded moon.
 AbEb
The captain waits above the celebration
 FmDbEb
Sending his thoughts to a beloved maid
 FmAbEb
Whose ebony face is beyond communication.
 FmDbEbAb
The captain is down but still believing that his love will be repaid.

 Fm
They shaved her head.
 AbEb
She was torn between Jupiter and Apollo.
 FmDbEb
A messenger arrived with a black nightingale.
 FmAbEb
I seen her on the stairs and I couldn't help but follow,
 FmDbEbAb
Follow her down past the fountain where they lifted her veil.

(Interlude)

 Fm
I stumbled to my feet.
 AbEb
I rode past destruction in the ditches
 FmDbEb
With the stitches still mending 'neath a heart-shaped tattoo.
 FmAbEb
Renegade priests and treacherous young witches
 FmDbEbAb
Were handing out the flowers that I'd given to you.

 Fm
The palace of mirrors
 AbEb
Where dog soldiers are reflected,
 FmDbEb
The endless road and the wailing of chimes,
 FmAbEb
The empty rooms where her memory is protected,
 FmDbEbAb
Where the angels' voices whisper to the souls of previous times.

(Interlude)

 Fm
She wakes him up
 AbEb
Forty-eight hours later, the sun is breaking
 FmDbEb
Near broken chains, mountain laurel and rolling rocks.
 FmAbEb
She's begging to know what measures he now will be taking
 FmDbEbAb
He's pulling her down and she's clutching on to his long golden locks.

 Fm
Gentlemen, he said,
 AbEbFm
I don't need your organization, I've shined your shoes,
 DbEb
I've moved your mountains and marked your cards
 FmAbEb
But Eden is burning, either get brave for elimination
 FmDbEbAb
Or else your hearts must have the courage for the changing of the guards.

(Interlude)

 Fm
Peace will come
 AbEbFm
With tranquility and splendor on the wheels of fire
 DbEbFm
But will offer no reward when her false idols fall
 AbEbFm
And cruel death surrenders with its pale ghost retreating
 DbEbAb
Between the King and the Queen of Swords.

 FmAbEb
 Fm...       

The "Interlude" (that the sax plays) is:

 AbEbDbAb
E -6-8-9-8-8~----6-6~----4-4~--(repeat 3 times)---||-6p4-4---4~--||
B ------------------------------------------------||-------6-----||
G ------------------------------------------------||-------------||
D ------------------------------------------------||-------------||
A ------------------------------------------------||-------------||
E ------------------------------------------------||-------------||


One word of note: It is much easier to play this song with a capo on the
first fret (i.e. play Em G D Em C D... while the 1st fret is fretted). This
makes it more easier and does not make the guitar sound too choppy.

Also:
(DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THOSE LYRICS)

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