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Changing Of The Guards Chords
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Date: Sun, 28 Jan 96 15:33:49 EST
From: Winston Campbell 
Subject: CHANGING OF THE GUARDS by Bob Dylan


Intro:  Ab

        Fm
Sixteen years,
       Ab        Eb             Fm
Sixteen banners united over the fields
          Db            Eb
While the good shepherd grieves
          Fm        Ab          Eb
Desperate men, desperate women divided,
                Fm               Db Eb   Ab
Spreading their wings 'neath the falling leaves.

        Fm
Fortune calls.
        Ab               Eb                    Fm
I stepped forth from the shadows, to the marketplace,
              Db                  Eb                       Fm
Merchants and thieves, hungry for power, my last deal gone down.
              Ab              Eb                    Fm
She's smelling sweet like the meadows where she was born,
               Db   Eb        Ab
On midsummer's eve, near the tower.


(Interlude)

                 Fm
The cold-blooded moon.
            Ab                  Eb
The captain waits above the celebration
            Fm            Db      Eb
Sending his thoughts to a beloved maid
            Fm            Ab      Eb
Whose ebony face is beyond communication.
               Fm                                Db        Eb      Ab
The captain is down but still believing that his love will be repaid.

                Fm
They shaved her head.
                     Ab              Eb
She was torn between Jupiter and Apollo.
            Fm             Db           Eb
A messenger arrived with a black nightingale.
                  Fm          Ab                 Eb
I seen her on the stairs and I couldn't help but follow,
           Fm                                Db Eb      Ab
Follow her down past the fountain where they lifted her veil.


(Interlude)

                 Fm
I stumbled to my feet.
            Ab                 Eb
I rode past destruction in the ditches
         Fm                              Db              Eb
With the stitches still mending 'neath a heart-shaped tattoo.
         Fm          Ab                   Eb
Renegade priests and treacherous young witches
     Fm                              Db  Eb    Ab
Were handing out the flowers that I'd given to you.

              Fm
The palace of mirrors
          Ab             Eb
Where dog soldiers are reflected,
            Fm           Db         Eb
The endless road and the wailing of chimes,
          Fm              Ab           Eb
The empty rooms where her memory is protected,
          Fm                            Db       Eb         Ab
Where the angels' voices whisper to the souls of previous times.


(Interlude)

              Fm
She wakes him up
                  Ab                Eb
Forty-eight hours later, the sun is breaking
            Fm                 Db               Eb
Near broken chains, mountain laurel and rolling rocks.
                 Fm            Ab                  Eb
She's begging to know what measures he now will be taking
                 Fm                               Db     Eb      Ab
He's pulling her down and she's clutching on to his long golden locks.

              Fm
Gentlemen, he said,
        Ab              Eb                       Fm
I don't need your organization, I've shined your shoes,
                Db                        Eb
I've moved your mountains and marked your cards
               Fm                   Ab         Eb
But Eden is burning, either get brave for elimination
              Fm                                  Db       Eb      Ab
Or else your hearts must have the courage for the changing of the guards.


(Interlude)

           Fm
Peace will come
         Ab          Eb                        Fm
With tranquility and splendor on the wheels of fire
         Db         Eb                        Fm
But will offer no reward when her false idols fall
    Ab             Eb               Fm
And cruel death surrenders with its pale ghost retreating
            Db           Eb          Ab
Between the King and the Queen of Swords.


Fm     Ab  Eb
Fm...


The "Interlude" (that the sax plays) is:

           Ab    Eb      Db                          Ab           

E -6-8-9-8-8~----6-6~----4-4~--(repeat 3 times)---||-6p4-4---4~--||
B ------------------------------------------------||-------6-----||
G ------------------------------------------------||-------------||
D ------------------------------------------------||-------------||
A ------------------------------------------------||-------------||
E ------------------------------------------------||-------------||


One word of note:  It is much easier to play this song with a capo on the
first fret (i.e. play Em G D Em C D... while the 1st fret is fretted).  This
makes it more easier and does not make the guitar sound too choppy.


Also:
(DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THOSE LYRICS)




 
 
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About the artist behind Changing Of The Guards 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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