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Moonlight  Bob Dylan

Chords:
A more logical (or at least euphonious) progression at the end of the
intro and other places, would be Bb Bo Cm C#o. Bb/B matches what
Dylan sings... Euphony never was his middle name anyway.
The Dm7 at “meet me” sounds like a Dm7-5 in some verses, but since
that clashes with the singing, I'd recommend a plain Dm7.
The figure at the end of the bridge is transcribed according to what
is played. The chord names in the tab are more or less what results if
the bass and the song are considered; in the text I've suggested a
simpler version that does more or less the same (Dm/F - F+ - F7 -
F+).
And remember: the bass notes that are played too early, which gives
the swing character.
 
 : . . . : . . . : . . .
 |-------------------------|-1---3-4-----------3-----|-------------------------|
 |-------3-----------3-----|-1-----------3-----3-----|-4---6-4-----3-----1-----|
 |-------0-----3-----3-----|-1-----------4-----4-----|-3-----------2-----2-----|
 |-----3-----3-5-----5---0-|-------------3-----------|-4-----------3-----3-----|
 |-1-----------------------|-------------5---------3-|----------------------(1)|
 |-------------------------|-----------3-------------|-------------------------|
 : . . .
 |-------------------------|
 |-3-----3-----4-----2-----|
 |-3-----3-----3-----2-----|
 |-3-----3-----5-----3-----|
 |-1-----2---3-------4-----|
 |-------------------------|

Bb Bo
The seasons, they are turning
Cm7 C#o
And my sad heart is yearning : . : .
 
 Bb/D Bb C9 |--------------------3-----|
 To hear again the songbird's sweet melodious tone |-3------------------3-----|
 Bb Gm7 |-3------------------3-----|
 Won't you |-5-----5-4-3--------5-----|
 Dm7 G7 |-3-----------7------------|
 meet me |--------------------------|

Cm7-5 Dm/F F Bb /B Cm7 F tone
out in the moonlight alone
The dusky light, the day is losing
Orchids, poppies, black-eyed Susan
The earth and sky that melts with flesh and bone
Won't you meet me
[Cm7-5]out in the [Dm/F]moonl[F]ight [Bb]alone[F+]
The air is thick and heavy
All along the levee
Where the geese into the countryside have flown
Won't you meet me
[Cm7-5]out in the [Dm/F]moonli[F]ght a[Bb]lone
Well, I'm [Gm]preaching peace and harmony
The [Cm]blessings of tranquility
Yet [Gm]I know when the time is right to [C7]strike
I [Bb]take you 'cross the river, dear
[C7]You've no need to linger here
[Dm/F]I know the ki[F+]nds of things you [F]like[F+]
Dm/F Eo F9 Fm7+5
: . . . : . . .
 
 |-10--10--9---9---|-8---8---9---9---|
 |-10--10--8---8---|-8---8---9---9---|
 |-10--10--9---9---|-8---8---8---8---|
 |(10)-------------|-----------------|
 |(8)--(implied throughout)----------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|

The clouds are turning crimson
The leaves fall from the limbs an'
The branches cast their shadows over stone
Won't you meet me
out in the moonlight alone
The boulevards of cypress trees
The masquerades of birds and bees
The petals, pink and white, the wind has blown
Won't you meet me
out in the moonlight alone
The trailing moss and mystic glow
The purple blossoms soft as snow
My tears keep flowing to the sea.
Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief
It takes a thief to catch a thief
For whom does the bell toll for, love?
It tolls for you and me. *)
My pulse is runnin' through my palm
The sharp hills are rising from
Yellow fields with twisted oaks that groan
Won't you meet me
out in the moonlight alone
(instr. verse, ending with:)
 
 freely
 |-------------------------------------------------5----||
 |----------------------------------------4-(3)----3----||
 |---------------------------------5--3------------3----||
 |------------------------/5---3-------------------3----||
 |------------------3--1--------------------------------||
 |-2-2-2-2/4-2-0-1--------------------------------------||

*) In recent shows (August 2002) these lines have been changed to:
The trailing moss and mystic glow
Purple blossoms soft as snow
My tears keep flowing without end
Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief
It takes a thief to catch a thief
For whom does the bell toll for, love? It tolls for you, my friend
(reported to pool.dylantree.com by Minstrel Boy and Marcel)
Tabbed by Eyolf ?strem - dylanchords.info

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Bb C7 Cm Cm7-5 Dm/F F F+ Gm
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