New Minglewood Blues

Written by Noah Lewis
Peformed by Bob Dylan twice in 1996 (Århus, Denmark, 15 June 1996 and Differdange, Luxembourg, 24 June 1996)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem from the performance in Århus, June 15 1996


A

      A
I was born in a desert, Raised in a lion's den
      D7                A
I was born in a desert, Raised in a lion's den
       E                                                        A
And my number one occupation is stealing women from their other men

D7                   C7                         A
Busted down in Texas, busted jail, I'm gone for good
D7                   C7                            A
Busted down in Texas, busted jail and I'm gone for good
         E                                                              A
Well the sheriff couldn't catch me but his little girl sure wished they could

[instr. verse]

Doc says I'm crazy, some says I am some says I ain't
Doctor says I'm crazy, some says I am some says I ain't
The little girl says I'm [a sinner]**), but the preacherman calls me a saint

[instr. verse]

Got lots of whiskey, [...] start lookin' good  *)
Got lots of whiskey, [...] start lookin' good
Couple more shots of whiskey, I'm goin' back to Minglewood

Doc says I'm crazy, some says I am some says I ain't
Doctor says I'm crazy, some says I am some says I ain't
The preacher calls me a sinner, but the little girl she calls me a saint

*) Dylan's lyrics are inaudible (to me anyway). The Grateful Dead's version goes:

“Well, a couple shots of whiskey, women round here start looking good

 Well, a couple shots of whiskey, women round here start looking good

 A couple more shots of whiskey, I'm going down to Minglewood”

**) Dylan sings something else – probably intending to sing the same as in the last verse.