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It Ain't Me Babe  Bob Dylan

Album version
Chords:
[G] [C/G] [G]  
D' C
Go 'way from my window
D' G
Leave at your own chosen speed
D' C
I'm not the one you want, babe
D' G
I'm not the one you need
Bm7' Am7
You say you're lookin' for someone
Bm7' Am7
Who's never weak but always strong
Bm7' Am
To protect you an' defend you
Bm7' Am
Whether you are right or wrong
Some[C]one to open each and every [D]door
But it ain't [G]me, babe
[C]No, no, [D]no, it ain't [G]me babe
It ain't [C]me you're [D]lookin' [G]for, babe.
Go lightly from the ledge, babe
Go lightly on the ground
I'm not the one you want, babe
I will only let your down
You say you're lookin' for someone
Who will promise never to part
Someone to close his eyes for you
Someone to close his heart
Someone who will die for you an' more
But it ain't me, babe
No, no, no, it ain't me babe
It ain't me you're lookin' for, babe.
Go melt back in the night
Everything inside is made of stone
There's nothing in here moving
An' anyway I'm not alone
You say you're looking for someone
Who'll pick you up each time you fall
To gather flowers constantly
An' to come each time you call
A lover for you life an' nothing more
But it ain't me, babe
No, no, no, it ain't me, babe
It ain't me you're lookin' for, babe.
Version from the Isle of Wight concert, 31 Aug 1969
Very remarkable version, this. Played with barre chords throughout, so:
[E]  
B . . . | F#m . . . |
| B . G#m . . . | E . . Em-E |
| E . . . | . . . E' | A . | E . . . |
[B]Go 'way from my [F#m]window
B . G#m . . . E Esus4 E
Leave at your own chosen speed
[B] I'm not the one you [F#m]want, babe
B G#m . . . E A'/E E
I'm not the one you need
[G#m] You say you're lookin' fo[F#m]r someone
[G#m] never weak but always st[F#m]rong
[G#m] To protect you an' defend[F#m] you
G#m G . . . F#m . . .
Whether you are right or wrong
A G#m . . . G . . . F#m
Someone to open each and every door
. E
But it ain't me, babe
[A]No, [G#m]no, [F#m]no, it ain't [E]me babe
A G#m F#m E A' E
It ain't me you're lookin' for.
[B] Go lightly from the [F#m]ledge, babe
[B] Go lightly [G#m]on the [E]ground[Esus4] [E]
[B] I'm not the one you [F#m]want, babe
[B] I will only [G#m]let your [E]down[Esus4] [E]
[G#m] You say you're lookin' [F#m]for someone
[G#m] Who will promise never to [F#m]part
[G#m] Someone to close his [F#m]eyes for you
[G#m] Someone to close his [G]heart[F#m]
Some[A]one who will [G#m]die for you an' [F#m]more[B7]
But it ain't [E]me, babe
[A]No, [G#m]no, [F#m]no, it ain't [E]me babe
A G#m F#m E . . .
It ain't me you're lookin' for.
A . . . | . . . . | C (free strumming, approx. one measure) | E
[B] Go melt back into the [F#m]night
[B]Everything in[G#m]side is made of [E]stone
There's [B]nothing in here [G#m]moving
[F#m] An' anyway I'm not [E]alone
[G#m]You say you're looking [F#m]for someone
Who'll [G#m]pick you up every time you [F#m]fall
[G#m] Someone to gather flowers for you [F#m]constantly
An' to [A]come [G#m]every [G]time you [F#m]call
A [A]lover for you life but [G#m]nothing [B]more
But it ain't [E]me, babe
[A]No, [G#m]no, [F#m]no, it ain't [E]me, babe
It ain't [A]me [G#m]you're [F#m]lookin' [E]for.
Version from Before the Flood w/The Band (1974)
Go '[G]way from my [D]window
[D7]Leave at your own chosen [G]speed
I'm not the one you [D]want, babe
[D7]I'm not the one you [G]need
[Bm]You say you're lookin' [Am]for someone
[Bm]never weak but always [Am]strong
[Bm]To protect you an' de[Am]fend you
[Bm]Whether you are right or [Am]wrong
Some[C]one to open each and every [D]door
But it ain't [G]me, babe
[C]No, no, [D/A]no, it ain't [G]me babe
It ain't [C]me you're [D/A]lookin' [G]for, babe.
Version from Real Live (1984)
This version is basically the same as the original album version.
D' C
Go 'way from my window
D' C G C/G G
Leave at your own chosen speed
D' C
I'm not the one you want, babe
D' C G C/G G
I'm not the one you need
Bm7' Am7
You say you're lookin' for someone
Bm7' Am7
Who's never weak but always strong
Bm7' Am7
To protect you an' defend you
Bm7' Am7
Whether you are right or wrong
Some[C]one to open each and every [D]door
But it ain't [G]me, babe
[C]No, [/B]no, [Am]no, it ain't [G]me babe
It ain't [C]me [/B]you're [Am]lookin' [G]for, babe.
Live version from the Rolling Thunder Revue 1975
Intro: C
[Em]Go 'way from my [Dm]window
[Em]Leave at your [Dm]own chosen [C]speed
[Em]I'm not the one you [Dm]want, babe
[Em]I'm [Dm]not the one you [C]need
[Em]You say you're lookin' [Dm]for someone
Who's never [Em]weak but always [Dm]strong
[Em]To protect you an' de[Dm]fend you
[Em]Whether you are right or [Dm]wrong
Some[F]one to open each and every [G]door
But it ain't [C]me, babe
[F]No, no, no, [G]no, it ain't [C]me babe
It ain't [F]me you're [G]lookin' [Am]for, [F]babe.
It ain't [C]me you're [G]lookin' [C]for.
(final instrumental verse ends on Am instead of C)
Live version, 2004
Based on the version from March 6, 2004
Capo 1st fret (sounding key Db major)
Chord suggestions:
These are merely suggestions how to reproduce the full band sound on
one guitar. All the chords in the chorus part could be played
differently.
[Em]Go 'way from my [C]window *) Or, as Dylan sings it: You must leave now take what you need,
Em C (mumble mumble)
Leave at your own chosen speed Leave at your own chosen speed
[Em]I'm not the one you want, [C]babe
I'm [Em]not the one you need[C]
You [Em]say you're lookin' for some[C]one
never [Em]weak but always [C]strong
To pro[Em]tect you an' de[C]fend you
Whether [Em]you are right or [C]wrong
Some[Fadd9]one to open [G7add11]each and [Fadd9]every [G7/D]door
But it ain't [C]me, babe
[F]No, no, [F6]no, it ain't [C]me babe
It ain't [F]me you're lookin' [C]for, babe.
It ain't [G11]me you're [G]lookin' [C]for.
Tabbed by Eyolf √?strem - dylanchords.info

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A Am B B7 Bm C C/G D D7 Dm E Em Esus4 F F#m F6 Fadd9 G G#m G11 G7/D
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