Fixin' to Die

(Booker White)
Played by Bob Dylan on Bob Dylan (1962)
Tabbed by Jeffrey Kokosinski


Drop D Tuning (DAdgbe')

prominent bass fills:
  D                 D/c      D/b
  Riff 1   Riff 2   Riff 3   Riff 4
e---------------------------------
B---------------------------------
G---------------------------------
D-------------0-------------------
A----------3b-------0h3------0h2--
D--5s0----------------------------

Intro:  Riff 1 x 4, Riff 2 x 2

D                               Riff 3      Riff 4   D     Riff 2  x 2
Feelin funny in my mind lord, I believe I'm fixin to die
D                               Riff 3      Riff 4   D     Riff 2  x 2
Feelin funny in my mind lord, I believe I'm fixin to die
D                             Riff 3           Riff 4   D     Riff 2  x 2
Well I don't mind dyin' but I hate to leave my children cryin'

Well look over yonder, to that buryin ground
Look over yonder, to that buryin ground
Sure seems lonesome, lord when the sun goes down
                                                           [Riff 1 x 2]
Feelin' funny in my eyes lord, I believe I'm fixin to die, fixin to die
Feelin' funny in my eyes lord, I believe I'm fixin to die
Well I don't mind dyin' but I hate to leave my children cryin'

Well there's black smoke risin' lord, it's risin' up above my head,
[Riff 1 x 2]
up above my head
Well there's black smoke risin' lord, it's risin' up above my head
Can tell Jesus, "Make up my dyin' bed"

Well I'm walkin' kinda funny lord, I believe I'm fixin' to die,
[Riff 1 x 2]
fixin' to die
Yes I'm walkin' kinda funny lord, I believe I'm fixin' to die,
[Riff 1 x 4]
fixin' to die, fixin' to die
Well I don't mind dyin' but I hate to leave my children cryin'