Long Time Man

Trad. arr Alan Lomax
Played by Bob Dylan on Cynthia Gooding's Folksinger's Choice show (Jan/March 1962)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem


The chord I've called Bb' is played in two different ways: x03301 and x03330, possibly even x03331. It is cheating of course: a technical problem (the full barre Bb is hard to finger especially in quick succession with other chords) is solved in an unsuccessful way (lots of discords whichever way you play it) in a way which parades as a conscious choice (“Sounds wicked, eh?”). It's not. But hey, it's Dylan so we all love it, right? Right!


Bb'

        C         Bb' F      C
Makes a long time man   feel bad
        C         Bb' F      C
Makes a long time man   feel bad
            C        E
When you're out all alone
   F                D/f#
No letter from your home
        C         F        C
Makes a long time man feel bad

G

I believe my dear old mother's gone
I believe my dear old mother's gone
I believe she's gone on to a better land
It makes a long time man feel bad

Go tell all my friends goodbye
You can tell all my friends so long
You can tell my friends so long,
I'll see you next time around
It makes a long time man feel bad

It makes a long time man feel bad
It makes a long time man feel bad
When you're out all alone
and you get no letter from your home
It makes a long time man feel bad