Like A Rolling Stone - Ukulele Chords - Bob Dylan

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30 Apr 2013

Like A Rolling Stone - Ukulele Chords - Bob Dylan

Here is a song I love - but also a song that our band The N'Ukes raise their eyebrows at when I play it (because its a long one!).. But it is pretty straightforward to play and works well on the ukulele (despite it being from his change to electric.) Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan.


That Csus4 is the only chord that may seem new to beginners, but its simply 0013 (ie a C chord with the finger on the C string, first fret). The rest of the song is a kind of rolling pattern, and the real trick is getting some driving beat into those C F G chords at the end of each line of the chorus.

Video at the end (sorry best I could find!)


INTRO [C] [Csus4] x4

[C] Once upon a time you [Dm] dressed so fine
You [Em] threw the bums a dime [F] in your prime [G] Didn't you?
[C] People call to say [Dm] "Beware doll, you're
[Em] bound to fall" you thought [F] they were all [G] kidding you.

[F] You used to [G] laugh about
[F] Everybody that was [G] hanging out
[F] Now you [Em] don't [Dm] talk so loud [C]
[F] Now you [Em] don't [Dm] seem so proud [C]
[F] About having to be scrounging [C] your next [G] meal

How does it feel [C] [F] [G]
How does it feel [C] [F] [G]
To be without a home [C] [F] [G]
Like a complete unknown [C] [F] [G]
Like a rolling stone [C] [F] [G] (hold strumming the G)

Awwww you've [C] gone to the [Dm] finest school all right [Em] Miss Lonely
But you [F] know you only used to get [G] juiced in it
[C] Nobodys ever taught you [Dm] how to live out on the [Em] street
And now you're [F] gonna have to get [G] used to it

[F] you said you'd never [G] compromise
[F] With the mystery tramp but now you [G] realise
[F] He's not [Em] selling any [Dm] Alibi [C] s
[F] As you stare into the [Em] vacuum [Dm] of his [C] eyes
And [F] say do you want to [C] make a [G] deal?

How does it feel [C] [F] [G]
How does it feel [C] [F] [G]
To be on your own [C] [F] [G]
With no direction home [C] [F] [G]
A complete unknown [C] [F] [G]
Like a rolling stone [C] [F] [G] (hold strumming the G)

Awww you [C] never turned [Dm] around to see the [Em] frowns
On the jugglers and the [F] clowns as they all did [G] tricks for you
[C] You never understood  that it [Dm] ain't no good
You [Em] shouldn't let other [F] people get your [G] kicks for you

[F] You used to ride on a chrome horse with your [G] diplomat
[F] Who carried on his shoulder a [G] Siamese cat
[F] Aint it [Em] hard when you [Dm] discovered [C] that
[F] He really [Em] wasn't [Dm] where it's [C] at
[F] After he took from you everything [C] he could [G] steal

How does it feel [C] [F] [G]
How does it feel [C] [F] [G]
Ah, to be on your own [C] [F] [G]
With no direction home [C] [F] [G]
A complete unknown [C] [F] [G]
Like a rolling stone [C] [F] [G] (hold strumming the G)

Awwww [C] Princess on the [Dm] steeple and all the [Em] pretty people
They're all [F] drinkin thinkin that they [G] got it made
[C] Exchanging all [Dm] precious gifts
[Em] But you'd better [F] take your diamond ring [G] you better pawn it babe

[F] You used to be [G] so amused
[F] At Napoleon in rags and the [G] language that he used
[F] Go to him now he [Em] calls you, you [Dm] can't refuse [C]
[F] When you got [Em] nothing you got [Dm] nothing to [C] lose
[F] You're invisible now you got no secrets [C] to con [G] deal

How does it feel [C] [F] [G]
Ahh how does it feel [C] [F] [G]
To be on your own [C] [F] [G]
With no direction home [C] [F] [G]
A complete unknown [C] [F] [G]
Like a rolling stone [C] [F] [G] (hold strumming the G)

Fade to end with C F G repeated





1 comments :

  1. wrong chords on "about having to be scrounge your next meal"

    should be: (Dm) about having to be scrounging (F) your next (G) meal.

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