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Hurricane   Bob Dylan


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Artist: Bob Dylan
Song: Hurricane


Bob Dylan - Hurricane

Tabbed by: hoffel (hoffelh@gmx.de)   Tuning: Standard (E A D G)

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|----------------|-0-----0---0----|--3--0----------|--3--0----------||
E|----------------|----------------|-----------1----|------------1---||

G|-------------2--|----------------|---------2------|----------------||
D|--------0-2-----|--3-------------|------2-----2---|----------------||
A|-0---3----------|-----0--2--3-2--|-0--3---------3-|-----0--2--3----||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|--1-------------||

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------3-------||
A|--0-----0-------|-----3-----3----|--0-----0-------|-----3----3-----||
E|-----0-----3----|--1-----1----3--|-----0-----3----|--1----------3--||
 Pistol shots ring out in the barroom night Enter Patty Valentine from 
 the upper hall.

G|---------2------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----0-2-----2---|--------3-------|----------------|--3-----3-2-----||
A|-0------------0-|-----3----3-----|--0--3--0--3-5--|-----3------5-2-||
E|----------------|--1----------3--|----------------|----------------||
 She sees the bartender in a pool of blood, Cries out, "My God, they 
 killed them all!"

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|--3-------------|----------------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|--1-------------|----------------|--1-------------||
 Here comes the story of the Hurricane, The man the authorities came 
 to blame

G|----------7-----|----------------|--------2-------|----------------||
D|-----4-7-----7--|-----2--5----2--|--0--3-------2--|--------2----2--||
A|--5-------------|--3--------3----|-----------3----|--0--3-----3----||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
  For somethin' that he  never done. Put in a prison cell, but one 
  time he could-a been

G|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|--------3--3-0--|--------2--3----|--5--3--2-------||
A|--0--3----------|--3--5----------|-----------5----||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------||
  The champion of the world.

G|----------------|----------------|---------2------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|------2-----2---|----------------||
A|--0-----0-------|-----5--3----3--|-0--3---------3-|-----0--2--3----||
E|-----0-----3----|--1--------3----|----------------|--1-------------||

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----7--5-------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------7----||
A|--0-----0-------|-----3-----3----|--0-----0-------|----------------||
E|-----0-----3----|--1-----1----3--|-----0-----3----|--1-------------||
 Three bodies lyin' there does Patty see   and another man named Bello, 
 movin' around mysteriously.





G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|-----------2----|--3-----3-3--5--|-----------2----|--3-----3---0---||
A|--0--3--0-------|-----3----------|--0--3--0-------|-----3----3---2-||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
 "I didn't do it," he says, and he throws up his hands "I was only 
  robbin' the register, I hope you understand.

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|--3-------------|----------------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|--1-------------|----------------|--1-------------||
 I saw them leavin'," he says, and he stops "One of us had better 
 call up the cops."




G|---------7------|-----2--0-------|--------7-------|----------------||
D|----4-7-----7---|-----------2----|-----7-----7----|-----0--2--0----||
A|-5--------------|--3-------------|--5-------------|--3----------3--||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
 And so Patty calls the cops  And they arrive on the scene with their 
 red lights flashin'

G|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|---------3--2-0-|-----2--3--5----|----------------||
A|--0--0-3--------|--3-------------|---------2------||
E|----------------|----------------|---3--5-----3---||
  In the hot New Jersey night.

G|--------5--2----|----------------|--2-------------|----------------||
D|----------------|--3-----3-3--5--|-----2----------|--3-----3-3-5-5-||
A|--0-------------|-----3----------|--------0-------|-----3----------||
E|-----0----------|----------------|-----------3----|----------------||

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|--3-----3-3--5--|--------------2-|--3-----3-3--5--||
A|--0--3--0-------|-----3----------|--0--3-3-0--3---|-----3----------||
E|-----------0----|----------------|----------------|----------------||
 Meanwhile, far away in another part of town   Rubin Carter and a couple 
 of friends are drivin' around.

G|----------------|-----7--5-------|----------------|-----7--5-------||
D|----------------|--3--------5----|----------------|----------------||
A|-0--3-3--0--0-3-|----------------|--0--3--0-------|----------------||
E|----------------|----------------|-----------3----|--1---------3-5-||
 Number one contender for the middleweight crown Had no idea what kinda
 shit was about to go down

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|--3-------------|----------------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|--1-------------|----------------|--1-------------||
  When a cop pulled him over to the side of the road   Just like the 
  time before and the time before that.

G|----------7-----|----------------|--------2-------|----------------||
D|-----4-7-----7--|----------------|--0--3-----0-2--|------0--2--0---||
A|--5-------------|--3-----3-------|----------------|-3--3---------3-||
E|----------------|-----3----------|----------------|----------------||
 In Paterson that's just the way things go.      If you're black you might 
  as well not show up on the street

G|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|---------3--2-0-|-----2--3--5----|----------------||
A|-0--0-3---------|--3-------------|-----0--2-------||
E|----------------|----------------|--3--------3----||
   'Less you wanna draw the heat.

G|--5--2--0-------|----------------|---------2------|-----7--5-------||
D|-----------2----|--3-----3--5-5--|------2-----2---|--3--------5----||
A|----------------|-----3----------|-0--3---------3-|----------------||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||



G|----------------|----------------|----------2-----|----------------||
D|----------------|--3-----3-3---5-|-------2----2---|-3----3--3-5--3-||
A|--0-----0-------|-----3------3---|--0--3--------3-|----3-----------||
E|-----0-----3----|----------------|----------------|----------------||
 Alfred Bello had a partner and he had a rap for the cops. Him and 
 Arthur Dexter Bradley were just out prowlin' around

G|----------------|-----7--5-5-----|----------------|----------------||
D|-----------2----|--3----------5--|----------------|--3-----3-3-2---||
A|--0--3--0-------|----------------|--0--3--0-------|-----3--------2-||
E|----------------|----------------|-----------0----|----------------||
 He said, "I saw two men runnin' out, they looked like middleweights 
 They jumped into a white car with out-of-state plates."

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|--3-------------|----------------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|--1-------------|----------------|--1-------------||
 And Miss Patty Valentine just nodded her head.  Cop said, "Wait a 
 minute, boys, this one's not dead"



G|----------7-----|----------------|--------7-------|----------------||
D|-----4-7-----7--|----------------|-----7-----7----|-----0--2--0----||
A|--5-------------|--3-----3-3-----|--5-------------|--3----------3--||
E|----------------|-----3-------3--|----------------|----------------||
  So they took him to the infirmary And though this man could hardly see

G|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|---------3--3-0-|-----2--3--5----|-5-5-3-3-2-2-0--||
A|-0--0-3---------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------||
  They told him that he could identify the guilty men.

G|----------------|-----7--5-------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|--3-------------|----------------|--3-----3-3--5--||
A|--0--3--0-------|-----------0-3--|--0--3--0-------|-----3----------||
E|-----------3----|----------------|-----------3----|----------------||

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|--3-----3-3--5--||
A|--0--3--0-------|-----3-----3----|--0-----0-------|-----3----------||
E|-----------3----|--1-----1----3--|-----0-----3----|----------------||
  four in the mornin' and they haul Rubin in, Take him to the hospital 
  and they bring him upstairs.

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|--3-----3-3-5---||
A|--0--3--0-------|-----3-----3----|--0--3--0-------|-----3--------2-||
E|-----------3----|--1-----1----3--|-----------3----|----------------||
 The wounded man looks up through his one dyin' eye Says, "Wha'd you
 bring him in here for? He ain't the guy!"

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|--3-------------|----------------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|--1-------------|----------------|--1-------------||
Yes, here's the story of the Hurricane,The man the authorities came to blame

G|----------7-----|-----14-12------|--------2-------|----------------||
D|-----4-7----7---|------------14-|--0--3-----3----|----------------||
A|--5-------------|----------------|----------------|--3--------2----||
E|----------------|--8-------------|----------------|-----3--0-------||
  For somethin' that he never done.  Put in a prison cell, but one time 
 he could-a been

G|----------------|--------0-------|--0-------------||
D|------0--3--3-0-|-----2-----2----|-----3--2--0----||
A|-0--3-----------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------||
   The champion of the world.




G|-----------0----|----------------|---------2------|-----7-5--------||
D|--------2-------|--3-------------|------2-----2---|---------7------||
A|--0--3----------|-----0--2--3----|-0--3---------0-|-----------8-7--||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|--3-------------||

G|-----------2----|----------5---2-|---------2------|----------------||
D|--------2-------|--3-----3---3---|------2-----2---|--3-----3-3--5--||
A|--0--3----------|-----3----------|-0--3---------3-|-----3----------||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
 Four months later, the ghettos are in flame,   Rubin's in South America, 
  fightin' for his name

G|--------2--0----|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|-----2----------|--3-----3-3--5--|--------2-------|-3----3-3--0----||
A|--0-------------|-----3----------|--0--3-----0----|----3--------2--||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
   While Arthur Dexter Bradley's still in the robbery game And the cops 
   are puttin' the screws to him, lookin' for somebody to blame.
 
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|--3-------------|----------------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|--1-------------|----------------|--1-------------||
  "Remember that murder that happened in a bar?"   "Remember you said 
  you saw the getaway car?" 


G|----------7-----|----------------|--------2----2--|----------------||
D|-----4-7-----7--|----------------|--0--3-----3----|-------2--2-----||
A|--5-------------|--3-----3-------|----------------|-3--3-----------||
E|----------------|-----3----------|----------------|----------------||
   "You think you'd like to play ball with the law?"   
   "Think it might-a been that fighter that you saw runnin' that night?"

G|----------------|--------2--5----|--0--2--4--0----||
D|----------------|-----2----------|----------------||
A|--0--0----------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|--------1--1----|----------------|----------------||
    "Don't forget that you are white."

G|-----7----------|-----7--5-------|-----5----------|-----7-5--------||
D|--------7--5----|-----------7----|--------7-7-----|---------7-5----||
A|--0-------------|--8-------------|--0----------7--|--8----------8--||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|-----------2----|--3-----3-3--5--|-----------2----|--3-----3----5--||
A|--0--3--0-------|-----3----------|--0--3--0-------|-----3----3-----||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
   Arthur Dexter Bradley said, "I'm really not sure."  Cops said, 
  "A poor boy like you could use a break

G|---------2------|----------------|---------2------|----------------||
D|------2-----2---|--3-----3-3--5--|------2-----2---|--3---3-3-0-----||
A|-0--3---------3-|-----3----------|-0--3---------3-|----3-------2---||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
We got you for the motel job and we're talkin' to your friend Bello Now 
  you don't wanta have to go back to jail, be a nice fellow.

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D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|--3-------------|----------------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|--1-------------|----------------|--1-------------||
  You'll be doin' society a favor.That sonofabitch is brave and gettin' braver.

G|---------7------|-----2--0-------|----------7-----|-----------5----||
D|----4-7-----7---|-----------2----|-----4-7-----7--|----------------||
A|--5-------------|--3-------------|--5-------------|--3-------------||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----3--0-------||
  We want to put his ass in stir We want to pin this triple murder on him

G|--2-------------|----------------|----------------||
D|--------3--2-0--|-----2--3--5----|-5-5-3-3-2-2-0--||
A|-----0----------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------||
     He ain't no Gentleman Jim."

G|----------------|----------------|---------2------|----7-5---------||
D|----------------|--3-----3-3--5--|------2-----2---|-3------7-5-----||
A|--0--3--0-------|-----3----------|-0--3---------3-|------------8---||
E|-----------0----|----------------|----------------|----------------||

G|--------2-------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|-----------2----|--3-----3-3--5--|-----------2----|--3-----3----5--||
A|--0--3----------|-----3----------|--0--3--0-------|-----3----3-----||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
   Rubin could take a man out with just one punch  But he never did 
  like to talk about it all that much.

G|---------2------|-----7--5-------|----------------|-----5----------||
D|------2-----2---|--3--------7----|----------------|--3-----3-3--5--||
A|-0--3---------3-|----------------|--0--3--0-------|----------------||
E|----------------|----------------|-----------3----|----------------||
 It's my work, he'd say, and I do it for pay And when it's over I'd 
  just as soon go on my way

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|--3-------------|----------------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|--1-------------|----------------|--1-------------||
 Up to some paradise       Where the trout streams flow and the air is nice



G|----------7-----|-----2--0-------|--------2-------|----------------||
D|-----4-7-----7--|-----------2----|--0--3-----0-2--|-----2----------||
A|--5-------------|--3-------------|----------------|--3--------3----||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------0-------||
  And ride a horse along a trail.  But then they took him to the jailhouse

G|----------------|--------------0-|----------------||
D|------------3---|--------2--3----|----------------||
A|--0--3--0-------|-----3----------|-----0--2--3----||??
E|----------------|----------------|--3-------------||
   Where they try to turn a man into a mouse.

G|-----10---------|--7--5----------|----------2-----|----------------||
D|--0------7------|--------7--3----|-------2----2---|--3--------0----||
A|------------10--|----------------|--0--3--------3-|-----0--3-------||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||

G|----------------|----------------|-------2---0----|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|-----2---2------|--3----3---5----||
A|--0-----0-------|-----3----------|--0-------------|-----3---3------||
E|-----0-----3----|--1------1---3--|----------------|----------------||
    All of Rubin's cards were marked in advance The trial was a pig-circus, 
 he never had a chance.
  
G|--------2-2-----|----------------|---------2------|----------------||
D|-------------2--|--3-----3-3--5--|------2-----2---|--3-3--3-2--0---||
A|--0-------------|-----3----------|-0--3---------3-|--------------2-||
E|-----0----------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
 The judge made Rubin's witnesses drunkards from the slums To the 
 white folks who watched he was a revolutionary bum

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|--3-------------|----------------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|--1-------------|----------------|--1-------------||
   And to the black folks he was just a crazy nigger.  No one doubted 
   that he pulled the trigger.

G|----------7-----|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|-----4-7-----7--|-----5-----5----|--0--0--2--0----|-----------3----||
A|--5-------------|--3-----3-------|----------------|--3-----0-------||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----0----------||
 And though they could not produce the gun, The D.A. said he was the 
  one who did the deed




G|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|--3--0----------|----------------|----------------||
A|----------------|--3--3--3--3----|-----0--2--3----||??
E|----------------|----------------|--3-------------||
   And the all-white jury agreed.

G|--5--2--0-------|----------------|----------2-----|----------------||
D|-----------2----|--3-------------|-------2-----2--|----------------||
A|----------------|-----0--2--3----|--0--3----------|-----0--2--3----||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|--1-------------||

G|----------------|----------------|----------2-----|----------------||
D|-----------2----|--3-----3-3--5--|-------2-----2--|----------------||
A|--0--3--0-------|-----3----------|--0--3----------|-----0--2--3----||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|--1-------------||
    Rubin Carter was falsely tried. The crime was murder "one," guess 
   who testified?

G|----------------|-----7--5-------|----------------|----------------||
D|------2-------3-|-----------7----|----------------|----------------||
A|-0--3----0--3---|--3-------------|-0-----0--------|----------------||
E|----------------|----------------|----0------3----|--1--1--1--3----||
  Bello and Bradley and they both baldly lied And the newspapers, they 
 all went along for the ride.

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|--3-------------|----------------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|--1-------------|----------------|--1-------------||
    How can the life of such a man Be in the palm of some fool's hand?


G|----------7-----|----------------|--------7-------|----------------||
D|-----4-7-----7--|----------------|-----7-----7----|--------2-------||
A|--5-------------|--3--------3----|--5-------------|--3--3-----3----||
E|----------------|-----3--0-------|----------------|----------------||
   To see him obviously framed  Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed 
  to live in a land

G|----------------|----------------|-0-0------------||
D|--------3--2-0--|-----0-0-2-2-3-3|-----3-3-2-2-0-0||
A|--0--0----------|-3-3------------|----------------||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------||
   Where justice is a game.

G|----------2-----|---7-5----------|----------------|----------------||
D|-------2----2---|-------7-5---5-7|----------------|----------------||
A|--0--3----------|-3---------8----|--0-----0-------|----3-0---3-----||
E|----------------|----------------|-----0-----3----|-1------1---1-3-||

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----0----------||
A|--0-----0-------|-----3----------|--0-----0-------|--------3-------||
E|-----0-----3----|--1-----1--3----|-----0-----3----|--1--------3----||
    Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties   
   Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|--3-----3--5----|----------------|--3--3--3-3-0---||
A|--0-----0-------|-----3----------|--0-----0-------|--------------2-||
E|-----0-----3----|----------------|-----0-----3----|----------------||
   While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell   An innocent man 
  in a living hell.

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|--3-------------|----------------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|--1-------------|----------------|--1-------------||
   That's the story of the Hurricane, But it won't be over till they 
  clear his name






G|----------7-----|-----14--12-----|--------2----2--|-----2-0-----4--||
D|-----4-7----7---|-------------14|--0--3-----3----|----------2-----||
A|--5-------------|----------------|----------------|--3-------------||
E|----------------|--8-------------|----------------|----------------||
 And give him back the time he's done. Put in a prison cell, but one
 time he could-a been

G|----------------|----------------|--0--2--4--5----||
D|------2--3--2-0-|-----0--2--3----|----------------||
A|-0--3-----------|--3-------------|----------------||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------||
    The champion of the world.

G|---------14--12-|----------------|----------2-----|----------------||
D|-----14---------|-13-------------|-------2----2---|--3-------------||
A|-12-------------|-----12---------|--0--3--------3-|-----0--2--3----||
E|----------------|---------13--14-|----------------|----------------||

G|-----14---------|----------------|-----14---------|----------------||
D|---------14-----|-----14---------|---------14-----|-----14---------||
A|/12----------12-|----------------|-12----------12-|----------------||
E|----------------|-13------13--14-|----------------|-13------13--14||

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|----------------|--8-----8-------|------------7---|--8-----8--7----||
E|--8--8--8--8----|-----8-----5----|--8--8--10------|-----8----------||

G|--------7-------|----------------|---------7------|----------------||
D|-----------7----|-----2--5--3----|-------4----7---|----------------||
A|--5--8----------|--3-------------|--5--8----------|-------------0--||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|--93--0--3-----||

G|----------------|----------------|--------4--5----|--------2-------||
D|--2-3--2-0------|-----2--3--5----|--5--7----------|----------------||
A|----------------|--3-------------|----------------|--0--3-----0----||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
                                              fade out  
G|----------------||-------2-------|----------------||
D|--3-------------||.--------------|--3------------.||
A|-----0--2--3----||.0--3-----0----|-----0--2--3---.||
E|----------------||---------------|----------------||

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