San Francisco Bay Blues

Words and music Jesse Fuller
Performed by Bob Dylan at Gerdes Folk City (New York, NY), Sept. 1961 w/ Jim Kweskin, and occasionally during the late 80s
Tabbed by Jeffrey Kokosinsky

It has been said (don't remember by who) that whereas Chuck Berry has three different songs that he puts different texts to, Jesse Fuller had one. He wrote She's (or You're) no good on Bob Dylan as well.

C/g    332010
C/b    x22010
E-em-E 022100-022000-022100 (hammering on and off the G string)

C/g . . . F . . . C . /b . A7 . . . F . . . G . . . C . . . C . . .

          C                         F                    C
I got the blues from my baby livin' by the San Francisco Bay
    F                        C
The ocean liners not so far away
  F                                            C           C/b       A7
I didn't mean to treat her so bad; she was the best girl I ever have had
D7/f#                               G7
I said goodbye; I can take a cry, I wanna lay down and die
  C                        F                 C
I ain't got a nickle and I ain't got a lousy dime
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She don't come back, think I'm gonna lose my mind
       F                                C/g        C/b       A7
If she ever get back to stay it's gonna be another brand new day
D7/f#                G7                        C
Walkin' with my baby down by San Francisco Bay
Sittin' down lookin' from the back door wondrin' which way to go
Woman I'm so crazy 'bout she don't love me no more
Think I'll catch me a freight train cause I'm feelin' blue
Ride all the way to the end of the line thinkin' only you
Meanwhile livin' in the city just about to go insane
All I heard my baby Lord the way she used to call my name
If she ever get back to stay it's gonna be another brand new day
Walkin with my baby down by San Francisco Bay
Walkin with my baby down by San Francisco Bay
Yeah, walkin with my baby down by San Francisco Bay