Words and music Bob Dylan
Recorded jan 13 1965 and released on The Bootleg Series 1-3 (1991)
The melody is based on an old standard, sung by Pete Seeger called "Wagoners Lad" on "Americas Favorite Ballads Vol. 1" released on Smithsonian Folkways. Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem
The melody is clearly based upon his earlier unfinished I Rode Out One Morning.
Dropped C tuning (C-A-d-g-b-e')
Capo 7th fret (sounding key G major)
C 032010 Csus4 033010 Fmaj7 003210 F 003211 Em/b (0)22000
C C Fmaj7 C Farewell Angeli - na Fmaj7 C The bells of the crown C Fmaj7 C Are being stolen by ban - dits Fmaj7 C I must follow the sound C The triangle tingles Fmaj7 C the music play slow C Am But farewell Angelina C Em/b The night is on fire F C Csus4 C And I must go. C There is no use in talkin' Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 C and there's no need for blame There is nothing to prove, Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 C Ev'rything still is the same C A table stands empty Fmaj7 C Csus4 C By the edge of the stream C Em/b But farewell Angelina C Am The sky's changing colours Fmaj7 C Csus4 C And I must leave. C The jacks and the queens Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 C they forsake the courtyard C Fifty-two gypsies Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 C Now file past the guards C In the space where the deuce Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 C And the ace once ran wild C Em/b Farewell Angelina C Am The sky is folding Fmaj7 C Csus4 C I'll see you after a while. C See the cross-eyed pirates sit Fmaj7 C Csus4 C Perched in the sun C Fmaj7 Shooting tin cans C Fmaj7 C With a sawed-off shotgun C And the corporals and neighbors Fmaj7 C Csus4 C clap and cheer with each blast C Em/b But farewell Angelina C Am The sky it is trembling Fmaj7 C And I must leave fast. C King Kong, little elves Fmaj7 C Csus4 C In the rooftoops they dance C Valentino-type tangos Fmaj7 C Csus4 C While the hero's clean hands Shut the eyes of the dead Fmaj7 C Csus4 C Not to embarrass anyone C Am Farewell Angelina C Am The sky is flooding over Fmaj7 C Csus4 C And I must be gone. C The camouflaged parrot Fmaj7 C Csus4 C He flutters from fear C Am when something he doesn't know about Fmaj7 C Csus4 C suddenly appears C What cannot be imitated Fmaj7 C Csus4 C perfect must die C Am Farewell Angelina C Am The sky's flooding over Fmaj7 C Csus4 C and I must go where it is dry C Am Machine guns are roaring Fmaj7 C Csus4 C Puppets heave rocks C At misunderstood visions F C F C and at the faces of clocks C Am Call me any name you like F(maj7) C F C I will never deny it C Am But farewell Angelina C Am The sky is erupting F(maj7) C And I must go where it's quiet. Am F C