Tell Me That It Isn't True

Words and music Bob Dylan
Released on Nashville Skyline (1969)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

Capo 3rd fret (sounding key F major)

The G/b in the last line of the verses does contain a Bm somewhere (which actually turns it into a Gmaj7 of some sort)


    D                 Dsus4
    :   .   .   .     .   .   .   .
||-(2)------2-2---2-|-3---2---3---2---||
||*(3)----------3---|----------------*||
||-(2)--------------|-----------------||
||--0---------------|-----------------||
||*-----------------|----------------*||
||------------------|-----------------||
D            A      Em       D
I have heard rumors all over town,
D                     A       Em         D
 They say that you're planning to put me down.
G           F#m          A
 All I would like you to do,
G/b                 Em    D
 Is tell me that it isn't true.

They say that you've been seen with some other man,
That he's tall, dark and handsome, and you're holding his hand.
Darlin', I'm a-countin' on you,
Tell me that it isn't true.
G                 F#m          Em          D
To know that some other man is holdin' you tight,
F#              Bm       Em           F#m    Em
It hurts me all over, it doesn't seem right.
All of those awful things that I have heard,
I don't want to believe them, all I want is your word.
So darlin', you better come through,
Tell me that it isn't true.
[instrumental break]
All of these awful things that I have heard,
I don't want to believe them, all I want is your word.
So darlin', I'm countin' on you,
Tell me that it isn't true.

F#   Bm   Em   F#m

[three suggestions for the ending:]
  D/g     G6               D           D       G6                D
  :   .   .   .     :   .    .   .     :   .   .   .      :   .    .   .
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------||
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------||
|-----------------|-0----------------|-----------------|2h4-2--------------||
|/4-2-0-2---0-----|---4-2-/4---------|-4-2-0-2---0-0---|------2-h4---------||
|-------------2---|------------------|-----------------|-------------------||
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------||

or:

  D/g     G6              D            D       G6                D
  :   .   .   .     :   .   .   .      :   .   .   .      :   .    .   .
|-2-0---0---------|-3-2-0-2----------|-----------------|-------------------||
|-3---3-0---3-0---|-------3----------|-------0---------|-------------------||
|-0-----0---------|-4-2-0-2----------|-2-----0---------|-2h4-2-------------||
|-----------------|-------0----------|-4-2-0-2---0-----|-------2-h4--------||
|-----------------|------------------|-------------2---|-------------------||
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------||

This is actually played on a guitar capoed on the 1st fret, something like:

  :   .   .   .     :   .    .   .     :   .   .   .      :   .    .   .
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-(0)---------------||
|-----------------|-0-0-0--0---------|-----------------|--------(0)--------||
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|4h6-4--------------||
|/6-4-2-4---2-----|-7-6-4-h6---------|-----------------|------4-h6---------||
|-------------4---|------------------|-----------------|-------------------||
|-----------------|------------------|-4-2-0-2---0-0---|-------------------||