Minstrel Boy

Written by Bob Dylan
Performed live on the Isle of Wight festival, and released on Self Portrait (1970)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

The chords in the chorus are approximations only; the last line could be played with F - Em - Dm - C as well.
The lyrics are the official ones – I didn't see any reason to change them to whatever he sings live.


C                      F6       G11   C
Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
            F      C
Who's gonna let it roll?
C           Em         F6       G11   C
Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
            F           C       G7       C
Who's gonna let it down easy to save his soul?

    F       C         F          C
Oh, Lucky's drivin' a long, long time
    F        C        G
And now he's stuck on top of the hill.
F                   C           F                C
With twelve forward gears, it's been a long hard climb,
         F           C                    G
And with all of them ladies, though, he's lonely still.

Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna let it roll?
Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna let it down easy to save his soul?

Well, he deep in number and heavy in toil,
Mighty Mockingbird, he still has such a heavy load.
Beneath his bound'ries, what more can I tell,
With all of his trav'lin', but I'm still on that road.

Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna let it roll?
Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna let it down easy to save his soul?