Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine

Words and music Bob Dylan
Released on Blonde on Blonde (1966) and in a live version on Before the Flood (1974) (also found on Biograph (1985))

Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem


Album version

The intro figure can be played:

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G7

Am
  You say you love me

And you're thinkin' of me,
                          G(7)
But you know you could be wrong.
Am
  You say you told me

That you wanna hold me,
                             G(7)
But you know you're not that strong.
Bm
I just can't do what I done before,
Am
I just can't beg you any more.
          G(7)
I'm gonna let you pass
    D7
And I'll go last.
     G         Bm/f#     C/e     G
Then time will tell just who has fell
    Am(/c)            D7
And who's been left behind,
n.c.                          G
When you go your way and I go mine.


You say you disturb me
And you don't deserve me,
But you know sometimes you lie.
You say you're shakin'
And you're always achin',
But you know how hard you try.
Sometimes it gets so hard to care,
It can't be this way ev'rywhere.
And I'm gonna let you pass,
Yes, and I'll go last.
Then time will tell just who has fell
And who's been left behind,
When you go your way and I go mine.
    Em
The judge, he holds a grudge,
           D
He's gonna call on you.
         Em
But he's badly built

And he walks on stilts,
                   D7           D7sus4
Watch out he don't fall on you.
You say you're sorry
For tellin' stories
That you know I believe are true.
You say ya got some
Other kinda lover
And yes, I believe you do.
You say my kisses are not like his,
But this time I'm not gonna tell you why that is.
I'm just gonna let you pass,
Yes, and I'll go last.
Then time will tell who fell
And who's been left behind,
When you go your way and I go mine.

Before the Flood version (live, 1974)

Same as above, only faster, more intensive, and (in my opinion:) better, and with the intro figure played rather like this (on Garth's organ, though):

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