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Senor Chords
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Date: Fri, 29 Sep 95 16:39:38 EDT
From: Winston Campbell 
Subject: SENOR (Tales of Yankee Power) by Bob Dylan


This is the sixth song off of Dylan~s underrated -Street Legal- album.  I
happen to love the song (and some of the album, itself) to death.  Anyway,
what one should remember about this is that there are a lot of bass walk-
downs in this song, and they are slow, as is the song.  What I mean, for
example, is that, say the song moves from C to Am, the bass goes C, B, A 
(like with what any normal bassist would do).  I know you may be thinking,
what does this have to do with chord progression that he is about to
transcribe.  Well, sometimes there is a feeling in the song that more than 
one chord is being played and that is normally the bass walking down.  I may
seem silly stating this but trust me...  Or you could just ignore this whole
paragraph (as would what I would do if I were reading it).  Another thing
about this transcription is that I had a very hard time understanding Mr.
Dylan~s lyrics especially in the bridges.  So the lyrics are not exactly what
they appear to be.  For a more better interpretation of the lyrics, one 
should buy or take out of the library the Bob Dylan lyric book (which was
featured in that awful movie, you know what I~m talking about).  Anyway:


Am
Senor,
Em
Senor,
        F                C
Can you tell me where we heading?
                              Am
Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?
                  G               F
Seems like I been down this way before
Dm                          Am
Is there any truth in that, Senor?

Am
Senor,
Em
Senor,
       F                C
Do you know where she~s hiding?
                         Am
How long are we gonna be riding?
                        G                 F
How long must I keep my eyes glued to the door?
Dm                              Am
Will there be any comfort here, Senor?

          C                                 Em
There~s a wicked wind still blowing on that upper deck
           F                                  Am*
There~s an iron cross still hanging down from around her neck
          C                                    Em
There~s a marching band still playing in their vacant lot
          F                                      Am*
Where she held me in her arms one time and said -forget what we got-

Am
Senor,
Em
Senor,
      F               C
I can see the painted wagon
                    Am
Smell the tail of a dragon
                G           F
Can~t stand the suspense anymore
        Dm                           Am
Can you tell me who to contact here, Senor?


Instrumental:  all of the verse chords with the cool mandolin


         C                                 Em
Well the last thing I remember before they stripped and kneeled
      F                                  Am*
Was a train load of fools born down in a Maganatic(?) field
    C                                  Em
The gypsy, where he broke a pike and a flashing ring
         F                                        Am*
He say, -Son this ain~t a dream no more, it~s the real thing-

Am
Senor,
Em
Senor,
               F                       C
You know their hearts here are hard as leather
                              Am
Well give me a minute, let me get it together
           G                      F
Just gotta pick myself up off the floor
Dm                      Am
I~m ready when you are, Senor?


Another Instrumental like the First Instrumental


Am
Senor,
Em
Senor,
      F              C
Let~s overturn these tables
                 Am
Disconnect these cables
G                                    F
This place don~t make sense to me no more
        Dm                              Am
Can you tell me what we~re waiting for, Senor?


The song fades out and ends on the verse chords and that is about it.  
The Am* chords are played by striking the Am chord, then you release all your
fingers so that you strike all open strings (except for the low E and A
strings), then you strike back on the Am chord.  It may not be accurate but
that is how I make sense out of that part of the song).

Feel free to email me and we can discuss why Bob Dylan rushes his lyrics 
while playing in concert, making his songs lose all of their bite.  (Or maybe
it's just me).  Oh yeah, I must not disrespect the Spanish language by not
nothing that there is a tilda over the "n" in Senor.  That is all.



 
 
Bob Dylan - Senor Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Senor tabs @ 911Tabs

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Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and a poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. Much of Dylan's most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he became an informal chronicler and a reluctant figurehead of American unrest. A number of his songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'",[1] became anthems of the anti-war and civil rights movements. His most recent studio album, Modern Times, released on August 29, 2006, entered the U.S. album chart at number one, and that same year was named Album of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine.[2]

Dylan's early lyrics incorporated politics, social commentary, philosophy and literary influences, defying existing pop music conventions and appealing widely to the counterculture. While expanding and personalizing musical styles, he has shown steadfast devotion to many traditions of American song, from folk and country/blues to gospel, rock and roll and rockabilly, to English, Scottish and Irish folk music, and even jazz and swing.[3][4]

Dylan performs with the guitar, keyboard and harmonica. Backed by a changing lineup of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the "Never Ending Tour". Although his accomplishments as performer and recording artist have been central to his career, his songwriting is generally regarded as his greatest contribution.[5]

Over many years, Dylan has been recognized and honored for his songwriting, performing, and recording. His records have earned Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards, and he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1999, Dylan was included in TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people of the 20th century, and in 2004, he was ranked number two in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "Greatest Artists of All Time", second only to The Beatles.[6] In January 1990, Dylan was made a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang; in 2000, he was awarded the Polar Music Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music;[7] and in 2007, Dylan was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award in Arts in Spain by the Fundación Príncipe de Asturias. He has been nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.[8][9][10]

In 2008, Dylan was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."[11] Previous recipients of this award include Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.[12]

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