Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
Intro/ G Gsus4 / (x4) GEarly one morning the Fsun was shining I was laying in bed Wondering if she'd changed at all CIf her hair was still red GHer folks, they said oFur lives together Sure was gonna be rough They never did like mama's homemade dress CPapa's bank book wasn't big enough DAnd I was standing on Emthe side of the road GRain falling on my Cshoes DHeading out for theEm East coast GLord knows I've paiCd some dues getting Dthrough FTangled Cup in blue / G F / (x4) She was married when we first meet Soon to be divorced I helped her out of a jam I guess - But I used a little too much force We drove that car as far as we could Abandoned it out West Splitting up on a dark sad night - Both agreeing it was best She turned around to look at me As I was walkin away Sayin over her shoulder "We'll meet again someday on the avenue" Tangled up in blue. I had a job in Santa Fe Working in an old hotel But I never did like it all that much - And one day the ax just fell So I drifted down to New Orleans Lucky not to be destroyed Where I got me a job on a fishin boat - Right outside of Delacroix But all the while I was alone The past was close behind I seen a lot of women But she never escaped my mind and I just grew Tangled up in blue. She was working in a topless place And I stopped in for a beer I just kept looking at the side of her face - In the spotlight so clear And later on when the crowd thinned out I was just about to do the same She was standing there right beside my chair - She said "Don't tell me let me guess your name" I muttered something underneath my breath She studied the lines on my face I must admit I felt a little uneasy When she bent down to tie the laces of my shoes Tangled up in blue. I lived with them on Montague Street In a basement down the stairs There was music in the cafes at night - And revolution in the air Then he started into dealing with slaves And something inside of him died She had to sell everything she owned - And froze up inside And when it all came crashing down I became withdrawn The only thing I knew how to do Was keep on keeping on like a bird that flew Tangled up in blue. So now I'm going on back again I got to get her somehow All the faces we used to know - They're an illusion to me now Some are mathematicians Some are truck driver's wives Don't know how it all got started - I don't what they're doing with their lives But me I'm still on the road Heading for another joint We always did feel the same We just saw it from a different point of view Tangled up in Blue. Notes: For the 2nd and 6th lines in every verse and 2nd and 4th lines inbetween verses, I on the C note on the B sting for the Gsus4 (G X D G C G). It is otherwise played as an F chord. For ease of reading while playing, the indentions show the change to the D chord.