Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache

(Thompson – May)
Played live by Bob Dylan three times summer 1986
A studio version was recorded for the Sun Records tribute album ”Good Rockin' Tonight (The Legacy of Sun Records)”, released Oct 30 2001.
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

The intro contains some of the licks and figures that recur in the rest of the song. I've indicated the different guitars with different brackets.

The live version from 1986 is virtually the same as the studio version, except that it's more rocking, less love-and-theft-ishly swingy.


[Intro:]
                            C                         Am
  :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------4-|/5---------------------4-|/5------------------------|
|----------------------(4-|/5)-------------------(4-|/5)-----------------------|
|-----------------------4-|/5---------------------6-|/7------------------------|
|-------------0-----2-----|-3]----------------------|--------------------------|
|----[3-3-----------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
  F                         G                         C
  :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .
|-------------------------|----<3-----3-----3>------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|----<3-----5-----3>----4-|/5----------------------4/|
|-------------------------|----------------------(4-|/5)--------------------(4/|
|-------------------------|-----------------------4-|/5----------------------6/|
|-----------------3-5---3-|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------3-5-----------|-5-----------------------|--------------------------|
  Am                        F                         G
  :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .
|-----------5-------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|/5---------------5-------|-------------------------|(8)-------(8)-------------|
|/5)----------------------|-----5-7---5-7---5-------|-9---------7--------------|
|/7-----------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
C                         Am
Who you been lovin' since I been gone?
F                      G
A long tall man with a red coat on
C                                 Am
Good-for-nothing-baby you've been doing me wrong
F                         G      C     Am
Who you been lovin' since I been gone
F                         G      C   . . .  C . . .
Who you been lovin' since I been gone

Who's been playin' around with you?
A real cool cat with eyes of blue
Triflin' baby are you being true?
Who's been fooling around with you?
Who's been fooling around with you?     C7
F
Somebody saw you at the break of day         *)  C#9 D9     C#9  D9
C                                                     :      .      .      .
Dining and dancing at the cabaret                -4-|/5------4---/5---------------|
       D9                 *)                     -4-|/5------4---/5---------------|
He was long and tall, had plenty of cash         -4-|/5------4---/5---------------|
         G [n.c.]                                -3-|/4------3---/4---------------|
He had a red cadillac and a black moustache **)  ---|-----------------------------|
                                                 ---|-----------------------------|
He held your hand and he sang you a song
Who you been lovin' since I been gone?
Who you been lovin' since I been gone?
     C                         Am                        F
     :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .
---|-------------------------|-----------5-------------|-------------5-----------|
---|-------5-----5-----------|-----5-----------5-------|-------6---------6-----7/|
-4-|/5-----5-----5---5-------|-------5-----------------|-----5-------------------|
---|-------------------------|-----------------------6-|h7---------7-----------8/|
-6-|/7-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
---|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
  G                         C                          Am
  :     .     .     .       :     .     .      .       :     .     .     .
|-----7-------7---10------|-------8-----8---10-8-----|-5---5------/5-----------|
|/8---8-------8---8-------|-------8-----8---8--8-----|-5---5------/5-----------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|/9-----------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------0-|
  F                         G                         C    [2nd guitar]
  :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .
|-------------------------|-------------------------|----||-------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|----||-----5-------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|----||-----5-------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------0---0-|----||-------------------|
|-----3-----------3-5---3-|-------------------------|-3--||-------------------|
|h1-----1---3/5-----------|-3---3-1---1-0---0-------|----||-------------------|
  Am                        F                         G
  :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .
|-------------5---7-------|-------------1-----------|-------------------------|
|-------------5-----------|-------1---------1-----1-|/3---3-1---1-0---0-------|
|-------------5-----------|------2----------------2-|/4---4-2---2-0---0-------|
|-------------------------|-----3-------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
  C                         C7
  :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------4--/5-----------3-|-----3-----1-------------||
|-------4--/5-----------3-|-----3-----3-------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
Somebody saw you at the break of day
Dining and dancing at the cabaret
He was long and tall, had plenty of cash
He had a red cadillac and a black moustache
He held your hand and he sang you a song
Who you been lovin' since I been gone?
Who you been lovin' since I been gone?
[repeat and fade]

**) The bridge in the 1986 version:

F
Somebody saw you in the cabaret
C
Dining and dancing to the break of day
       D
He had big blue eyes and plenty of cash
  G
A red cadillac and a black moustache