I Ain't Got No Home

Written by Woody Guthrie to the tune “This World is not My Home” (See Manfred Helfert's site for details: http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/3448/iaint.html)
Performed by Bob Dylan and The Band at the Woody Guthrie tribute concert, Carnegie Hall, NY, Jan 20, 1968.

Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

The chorus is a cappella – the chords indicate which harmonies they sing.

The guitar part is probably played with a capo on the 5th fret (see below).


C                   F                          C
I ain't got no home, I'm just a-ramblin' 'round,
C                                  D               G
A hard working ramblin' man, and I go from town to town.
C                   F
police make it hard  wherever I may go
    C                           G        C
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.
[C          F  C            F        C]
I ain't got no home in this world anymore.
I was farmin' on the shares, always I was poor;
My crops I'd lay away into the banker's store.
My wife she took down and died upon the cabin floor,
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.
I ain't got no home in this world anymore.
I ain't got no home, I'm just a-ramblin' 'round,
A hard working ramblin' man, and I go from town to town.
police make it hard  wherever I may go
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.
I ain't got no home in this world anymore.
Well, as I look around, it's mighty plain to see
This wide open world, she's a funny old place to be;
The gamblin' man is rich, the workin' man is poor,
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.
[                                     B-C]
I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

Additional verse, not sung by Dylan:

My brothers and my sisters are stranded on this road,
A hot and dusty road that a million feet have trod;
Rich man took my home and drove me from my door
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

Version with capo 5th fret

G                   C                        G
I ain't got no home, I'm just a-ramblin' 'round,
G                                  A               D
A hard working ramblin' man, and I go from town to town.
G                   C
police make it hard  wherever I may go
    G                           D        G
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.
[G          C  G            C        G]
I ain't got no home in this world anymore.