All I Really Want to Do

Words and music Bob Dylan
Released on Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964) and Greatest Hits II (1971). Live versions on At Budokan (1978) and Live 1964 (2004)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

Album version

Capo 2nd fret (sounding key A major)

Chords:

C/d    xx0553
G/d    xx0433
C/g    3x2013
G'/d   xxx430 (or – occasionally (i.e. accidentally) – xx0430)
D7'    xxx210 (or xx0210)

Intro: G

C/d     G/d        D            G
I ain't lookin' to compete with you
C/g     G        D7       G
Beat or cheat or mistreat you
C/d   G/d     D     G
Simplify you, classify you
C/g     G     D7   G
Deny, defy or crucify you
G'/d  D7' (G'/d D7') G   C/g  G'/d
All I really want to do
    D7'      G            C/g
Is, baby, be friends with you.

G   C/g   G   C/g   G   D7   G   C/g   G   G

No, and I ain't lookin' to fight with you
Frighten you or uptighten you
Drag you down or drain you down
Chain you down or bring you down
All I really want to do
Is, baby, be friends with you.

I ain't lookin' to block you up
Shock or knock or lock you up
Analyze you, categorize you
Finalize you or advertise you
All I really want to do
Is, baby, be friends with you.

I don't want to straight-face you
Race or chase you, track or trace you
Or disgrace you or displace you
Or define you or confine you
All I really want to do
Is, baby, be friends with you.

I don't want to meet your kin
Make you spin or do you in
Or select you or dissect you
Or inspect you or reject you
All I really want to do
Is, baby, be friends with you.

I don't want to fake you out
Take or shake or forsake you out
I ain't lookin' for you to feel like me
See like me or be like me
All I really want to do
Is, baby, be friends with you.

Budokan version

Capo 6th fret (sounding key Db major)
Played in a very square rhythm

C       G             D         G
I ain't lookin' to compete with you
C       G        D        G
Beat or cheat or mistreat you
C     G       D     G
Simplify you, classify you
C       G     D7   G
Deny, defy or crucify you
G     Am7            G   Am7
All I really want to do
G     Am7            G   Am7
All I really want to do
G     Am7            G   Am7
All I really want to do
             D            G
Is, baby, be friends with you.