Telephone Wire

Written – I presume – by Bob Dylan
Recorded May 1, 1970 (George Harrison session)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem


Plain 12-bar blues, with this little riff played a few times as an intro, and wherever there is an A:

  Ab
  :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .
|-------5-----3-----------|-------------------------|
|(2)----------------------|-5-----3-----------------|
|(2)----------------------|-----------5-------2-----|
|(2)----------------------|-------------------------|
|-0-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

Or with this variation:

  A
  :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .
|-------5-----3-----------|-5---3-------------------|
|-------------------------|-------5---3-------------|
|-------------------------|-------------5---2-------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-0-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

That's just about all there is to say.


A                                                          [riff]
Wonderin', I'm Wonderin', when will my swamp catch on fire
    D                                                   A  [riff]
I'm wonderin', I'm wonderin: Is my swamp gonna catch on fire
E                            E7                A           [riff] x 2
Sittin' here lookin' at that old bad telephone wire.

Well, I'm goin' to Las Vegas, goin' by the evening sun
I'm goin' to Las Vegas, goin' just as fast as I can run
Gonna win some money, give it to my hon.