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The Grooms Still Waiting At The Altar Chords - Bob Dylan


 
The Grooms Still Waiting At The Altar Chords
This is Dylan's #1 song off his 1981 album 'Shot Of Love'.

A
Prayed in the ghetto with my face in the cement,

Heard the last moan of a boxer, seen the massacre of the innocent

Felt around for the light switch, became nauseated.

She was walking down the hallway while the walls deteriorated.



D                                               A
East of the Jordan, hard as the Rock of Gibraltar,
            E                           D
I see the burning of the page, Curtain risin' on a new age,
          A    C     D       Em       A
See the groom still waitin' at the altar.



A
Try to be pure at heart, they arrest you for robbery,
                                         
Mistake your shyness for aloofness, your shyness for snobbery,
           
Got the message this morning, the one that was sent to me

About the madness of becomin' what one was never meant to be.



D                                             A 
West of the Jordan, east of the Rock of Gibraltar,
           E               D
I see the burning of the stage,

Curtain risin' on a new age,
          A    C      D      Em       A
See the groom still waitin' at the altar.



A
Don't know what I can say about Claudette that wouldn't come back to haunt me, 

Finally had to give her up 'bout the time she began to want me.

But I know God has mercy on them who are slandered and humiliated.

I'd a-done anything for that woman if she didn't make me feel so obligated.



               A                          D
West of the Jordan, west of the Rock of Gibraltar,
              E           D
I see the burning of the cage,

Curtain risin' on a new stage,
         Am     C    D       Em      A   
See the groom still waitin' at the altar.



A
Put your hand on my head, baby, do I have a temperature?

I see people who are supposed to know better standin' around like furniture.

There's a wall between you and what you want and you got to leap it,

Tonight you got the power to take it, tomorrow you won't have the power to 
keep it.



             A                             D
West of the Jordan, east of the Rock of Gibraltar,
                          E                              D
I see the burning of the stage, Curtain risin' on a new age,
          A     C     D      Em      A
See the groom still waitin' at the altar.



A
Cities on fire, phones out of order,

They're killing nuns and soldiers, there's fighting on the border.

What can I say about Claudette?

Ain't seen her since January,

She could be respectably married or running a whorehouse in Buenos Aires.



             A                               D
West of the Jordan, west of the Rock of Gibraltar,
         E                D
I see the burning of the stage,

Curtain risin' on a new age,
          A    C     D       Em       A
See the groom still waitin' at the altar.

Enjoy!


 
 
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About the artist behind The Grooms Still Waiting At The Altar Chords:

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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