Enough is Enough

Written by Bob Dylan
Performed occasionally during the European 1984 tour, always with a different set of lyrics
Tabbed and transcribed by Eyolf Østrem


I present attempts at transcriptions of three different performances. The lyrics changed from night to night, so perhaps one shouldn't expect to be able to make a perfect transcription. Still, if you have additions/corrections to the lyrics below, please send them in.

The prominent descent in the verses can be played like this:

  G7   Gdim  Cm6/g   G
|--7--|--6--|--5--|--3--|
|--6--|--5--|--4--|--3--|
|--7--|--6--|--5--|--4--|
|--5--|--5--|--5--|--5--|
|-----|-----|-----|-----|
|-----|-----|-----|-----|

Since the whole sequence is simply a dragged-out turnaround over a sustained bass, any turnaround figure will do.

Barcelona, June 28, 1984

G7
Hands off your feet, baby,
Gdim
listen to this
Cm6/g                G
This is what I can't be
G7
Often it hurt me honey, I'm
Gdim
looking at you but
Cm6/g                G
You're looking at me too.
          C
Because a dollar is a dollar
                           G
And the downtown boys play rough
   D
Go all the way back, baby
          C         G     D
Tell 'em enough is enough.
Face on the gutter baby,
which is which but I'd
rather be lucky than be rich
Off with the money honey
that is true, but I'm
Satisfied with you.
'cause a dollar is a dollar
And the downtown boys play rough
Go all the way back, baby
Tell 'em enough is enough.
All cities, honey, hard, is
soakin' wet, but there's
no more gold you can get
[...] I'm
facin' the wall, but
baby you took it all.
Because a dollar is a dollar
And the downtown boys play rough
You tell 'em baby,
That enough is enough.
Got a gold mining fever, baby, but, ah
which is which, but I'd
Rather be lucky than be rich
[...]
that is true, but I'm
satisfied with you
Because a dollar is a dollar
And the downtown boys play rough
Go all the way back, baby
Tell 'em enough is enough.
Got a gold mining fever baby, which is which but
I'd rather be lucky than be rich
Go off with the money honey, that is true, but I'm
Satisfied with you.

Paris, Jul 1 1984

Well, I don't mind eating funny honey,
sleep down in the ditch, but I'd
rather be lucky than be rich
[well, all the time I'm]
soakin' wet, but
you got all the gold that you gonna get
Because a dollar is a dollar
And the downtown boys play rough
Go all the way back, baby
Tell 'em enough is enough.
[Fall through the sugar, I
Fall through the glue], but I'm
Satisfied with you
[oh, Moneypenny, I
should let it go, so I
just wanna know our show]
Because a dollar is a dollar
And the downtown boys play rough
Go all the way back, baby
Tell 'em enough is enough.
[...
...show]
Go back as far as you can go
I don't mind honey, 'bout
Sleepin' in the ditch, tell 'em you'd
rather be lucky than be rich
Because a dollar is a dollar
And the downtown boys play rough
Go all the way back, baby
Tell 'em enough is enough.

Wembley, Jul 7, 1984

Hold your seat, honey,
back in the ditch, cause I'd
rather be lucky than be rich
Oh, yeah, [...
...]
I love you, and that is all.
Because a dollar is a dollar
And the downtown boys play rough
Go all the way back, baby,
tell 'em enough is enough.
[...] motor, honey,
up and down the line,
you tell them that you are mine
[if they heard of you I
must obey,]
you tell them you belong to me
Because a dollar is a dollar
And the downtown boys play rough
Go all the way back, baby,
tell 'em enough is enough.
She's from love, honey,
back against the wall, but
you all had it done, got it all.
Oh, pretty honey, I
tell her you're sick but I
wish you'd do it mighty quick
Because a dollar is a dollar
And the downtown boys sure play rough
Go all the way back, baby,
tell 'em enough is enough.
Oh let me see if the
face is soaking wet,
you already got what you gonna get
If they ever ask you to
sleep in the ditch, you tell 'em
you'd rather be lucky than be rich.
Because a dollar is a dollar
And the downtown boys sure play rough
Now, go all the way back, baby,
tell 'em enough is enough.