Legionnaire's disease

Written by Bob Dylan
Recorded by Billy Cross and the Delta Cross Band and released on their 1981 album Up Front
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem


The riff between the verses is suspiciously similar to the thing in the refrain of “Like a Rolling Stone”.

The lyrics differ slightly from the official lyrics at bobdylan.com


    A                 D/a               E(/a)             D/a
    :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
||*---------2-------|-------3---------|---------5-------|-------3--------*||
||------------------|----(2)----2-----|-----4-----------|-----------2-----||
||------2-------2---|-2h4---------4---|-4/6-6-------6---|-6\4-4-------4---||
||*-0---------------|(0)--------------|(0)--------------|(0)-------------*||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|: A . . . | D/a . . . | E . . . | . . . .  :|
     A                     D           E                A         D  E
Some say it was radiation,  some said: acid on the microphone
    A                             D                E                      A      D  E
And some say it was a combination   of things that turned their hearts to stone
    D                                       E
But whatever it was, it drove them to their knees
E7                     |: A . . .  D . . .  E . . . | . . . .  :|
Oh, that Legionnaire's disease


I wish I had a dollar for everyone that died within that year
Got 'em grabbed by the collar, and plenty a maiden shed a tear
Now beneath my heart, it sure put on a squeeze,
Oh, that Legionnaire's disease
It was Legionnaire's disease

Granddad fought in a revolutionary war, father in the War of 1812
Uncle fought down in Vietnam and then he fought a war all by himself
But whatever it was, it hit him like a tree
Oh, that Legionnaire's disease
It was Legionnaire's disease
It was Legionnaire's disease
It was Legionnaire's disease