Sign Language

Written by Bob Dylan
Recorded by Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan March 1976, released on Clapton's Sign Language (1976)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem


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G             D   C        Em
 You speak to me   in sign language
                D                   Em
As I'm eatin' a sandwich in a small cafe
C                G
 At a quarter to three.

But I can't respond to your sign language.
You're taking advantage, bringing me down
Can't you make any sound?

'Twas there by the bakery, surrounded by fakery
Tell her my story, still I'm still there
Does she know I still care?
[instr. verse, followed by a verse sung by Dylan]
Link Wray was playin' on a jukebox I was payin'
For the words I was sayin' so misunderstood
He didn't do me no good.

You speak to me in sign language
As I'm eatin' a sandwich in a small cafe
At a quarter to three.

But I can't respond to your sign language.
You're taking advantage, bringing me down
Can't you make any sound?