You Don't Know Me

Written by Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold
Performed live by Bob Dylan 11 times in 1989 and 1991
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem, based on the version from Nov 5, 1991


The following tab of the intro is a conflation of the bass and what the guitar does in the intro. In some of the verses the break between the lines is drawn out so that even the A and the A#dim last for 4 bars.

Chords

A#dim     x12020 or xx2323
C#m       x46654
F#m       244222
G#m       466444
F#        244322
    E                           A
    :     .     .     .      x4 :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .
||---------------------------||-------------------------|------------------------|
||o-------------------------o||-------------------------|------------------------|
||---------------------------||-------------------------|------------------------|
||---------------------------||-------------2-----4-2---|-------------2----------|
||o-------------2-----4-2---o||-0---------4-----------4-|-0---------4------------|
||--0---------4-----------4--||-------------------------|------------------------|
  A#dim                                               E           C#m
  :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .
|-------3-----------3-----|-------3-----3-----3-----|-------------------------|
|-----2---2-------2---2---|-----2---2-----2---2-----|-------------------------|
|---3-------3---3-------3-|---3-------3-----3-3-----|-------------------------|
|-2-----------2-----------|-2-----------------2-----|-2-----------------------|
|(1)----------------------|-------------------------|---------2-3-4-------2---|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------4-|
  F#m         B             E           A             E           B
  :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .       :     .     .     .
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----
|---------4---------------|-----------------------2-|-------------------------|-----
|-----------4-2-----------|-------------0-------4---|-----------0-2-----4-2---|-----
|-2-------------------4-2-|-0-------2-4-------------|-0-------4-------------4-|-0---
                                                                        You give your . . .
              E
You give your hand to me

and then you say hello
                 A          (D/a   A)
And I can hardly speak
                    A#dim
my heart is beating so
                E      C#m
That anyone can tell:
              F#m               B
You think you know me well,
              E           A     E    B
but you don't know me                               Original lyrics:

No you don't know the one
(that) lay awake at night                           Who dreams of you at night;
Dreams to hold you close                            And longs to kiss your lips
And longs to hold you tight
To you I'm just a friend
That's all I ever been
No, you don't know me

E      /f# /g#  A         /g# /f# E    /d    /c#   /b
A                G#m                  /g
I never knew the art of making love
F#m         B         E
My heart it burns for you                      Though my heart aches with love for you.
C#m             G#m
Alone and shy I let my chance go by            Afraid and shy, I let my chance go by.
F#                      B      Bsus4
Hoping that you love me too                    A chance that you might love me too.
You give your hand to me
and then you say goodbye
I watch you walk away
Beside the lucky guy
anyone can tell:                                    Oh, you'll never ever know
You think you know me well,                         The one who loved you so.
But you don't know me                               Well, you don't know me