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Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie by Bob Dylan

Performed by Jack Johnson

Tabbed by Tyler Dickerson (tdickerson@gmail.com)

This is the way I’ve heard it played most often.

 C                               F
e|----------------------------- e|---------------------------
B|--1-------------------------- B|--1-----3-----4-----3------
G|--------3-----2-----0h2p0---- G|---------------------------
D|----------------------------- D|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---
A|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----3--- A|---------------------------
E|----------------------------- E|---------------------------

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

C
When yer head gets twisted and yer mind grows numb
C
When you think you're too old, too young, too smart or too dumb
C
When yer laggin' behind an' losin' yer pace
C
In a slow-motion crawl of life's busy race
F
No matter what yer doing if you start givin' up
C
If the wine don't come to the top of yer cup
G
If the wind's got you sideways with with one hand holdin' on
F
And the other starts slipping and the feeling is gone
C
And yer train engine fire needs a new spark to catch it
G
And the wood's easy findin' but yer lazy to fetch it
C
And lonesome comes up as down goes the day
C
And tomorrow's mornin' seems so far away
C
And you feel the reins from yer pony are slippin'
C
And yer rope is a-slidin' 'cause yer hands are a-drippin'
C
And you start walkin' backwards though you know its wrong
C
And yer sidewalk starts curlin' and the street gets too long
C
And yer sun-decked desert and evergreen valleys
C
Turn to broken down slums and trash-can alleys
F
And yer sky cries water and yer drain pipe's a-pourin'
C
And the lightnin's a-flashing and the thunder's a-crashin'
G
And the windows are rattlin' and breakin'
F
and the roof tops a-shakin'
C
And yer whole world's
G
a-slammin' and bangin'

Riff:
e|--3p0-------------------------
B|----------3p1-------------3---
G|------------------3p0---------
D|------------------------------
A|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---
E|------------------------------

C
And yer minutes of sun turn to hours of storm
C
And you ask your self “why did they tell me when I was born"
C
And you start gettin' chills and yer jumping from sweat
C
And you're lookin' for somethin' you ain't quite found yet
C
And yer knee-deep in the dark water with yer hands in the air
C
And the whole world's a-watchin' with a window peek stare
C
And yer good gal leaves and she's long gone a-flying
C
And yer heart feels sick like fish when they're fryin'
F
And yer jackhammer falls from yer hand to yer feet
C
And you need it badly but it lays on the street
G
And yer bell's bangin' loudly but you can't hear its beat
C
And your bells
C
And yer whole world's
G
a-slammin' and bangin'

Riff

Tabbed by Darrin Roberts (updated on 3/5/05)

I have been playing it this way for a long time, but it seems to be only part of it. C and F chords. Finger pick with two fingers. Repeat the C part and go to F. After that I don't know how it progresses. Sounds like four C riffs and two Fs?

I believe Jack only sings the first two verses and repeats the part he made into the chorus, but to see the whole song in there is great.  I have a faint memory of a show where he did the whole thing, but maybe I only read that on his forum.

C part (four times) F part

e|----------------------------------------------------------
B|-------1----------------------------1-----3-----4-----3---
G|-------------3-----2-----0h2p0----------------------------
D|------------------------------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3
A|-------3--3--3--3--3--3--3----3---------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------

Lyrics: http://bobdylan.com/songs/guthrie.html

(note: more to come when available)