The Lady Came From Baltimore

Written by Tim Hardin (1967)
Performed by Bob Dylan in 1992 (once) and 1994 (three times)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem (based on the version from Apr 13 1994)


Capo 1st fret (sounding key C# major), or a fast tape.

The G at the beginning of the chorus is tinted with a c, i.e. it could basically be played as a Gsus4 (e.g. 320013), although it may also be the outcome of two different chords (C and G) being played on two different guitars.


C              G
Lady came from Baltimore,
F                C
All she wore was lace.
F                    C
 She never knew that I was poor,
G(sus4       G)
never saw my face.
Am             G
I was there to take her money,
F                   C
Steal her rings and run.
F              C
Then I fell in love
         G                   C
with the lady, got away with none.

[1 verse/refrain interlude]
The lady's name was Susan Moore,
Her daddy read the law.
She never knew that I was poor,
And lived outside the law.
Her daddy said, I was a thief
Never married her for love.
It was Susan's true belief
I married her for love.

I was there to take her money,
Steal her rings and run.
Then I fell in love
with the lady,  got away with none.

[1 verse/refrain interlude]
Outside her house there was a wall
To keep the robbers out.
She'd never stop to think at all
If that's what I'm about.
I was there to take her money,
Steal her rings and run.
Then I fell in love
with the lady, got away with none.