Tell Me

Words and music Bob Dylan
Recorded spring 1983 during the Infidels sessions, released on The Bootleg Series 1-3 (1991)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

The Bs are tinted with B7.
The Es at the end of the three-line verses glide into E7 when more of these verses follow eachother.


E   B   E   B

     E               B
Tell me, I've got to know.
     E                    B
Tell me, tell me before I go.
          A
Does that fire still burn? Does that flame still glow?
   E
Or has it died out and melted like the snow.
     B        E     (E7)
Tell me. Tell me.
Tell me, what are you focused upon?
Tell me, will it come to me after you're gone? *)
Tell me now with a glance on the side.
Shall I hold you close or let you go by?
Tell me. Tell me.

Is that the heat and the beat of your pulse that I feel?
If it's not that, then what is it that you're trying to conceal?
Do you have any secrets that will only come out in time?

Do you lie in your bed do you stare at the stars?
Is your main friend someone who's an old acquaintance of ours?
Tell me. Yes, tell me.
Tell me, are those rock 'n' roll dreams in your eyes?
Tell me behind what door your treasure lies.
Ever gone broke in a big way?
Ever done the opposite of what the experts say?
Tell me. Tell me.

Is it some kind of game that you're playin' with my heart
How deep must I go, where do I start?
Do you have any morals? Do you have any point of view?

Is that a smile that I see on your face?
Will it lead me to glory or lead me to disgrace?
Tell me. Tell me.
Tell me, is that my name in your book?
Tell me, will you go back and take another look?
Tell me the truth, don't tell me no lies.
Are you anybody, someone, prays for, or cries?
Tell me. Tell me.

*) Played:

      A/e E          A/e       E            B
Tell me,    will it come to me after you're gone?