Ballad of a Thin Man - chords, tab and comments
From "Highway 61 Revisited" (1965) the thin man "Mr. Jones" appears as a clueless person who cannot face the real world. Dylan himself once identified him as Max Jones, a former Melody Maker critic. Probably because that certain Mr. Jones - among other critics - slaughtered Dylans surreal songs of the sixties. Well, who cares?
You walk into the room with your pencil in your hand
You see somebody naked and you say "who is that man?"
You try so hard but you just don't understand
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Just what you will say when you get home
Because something is happening here
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And you don't know what it is, do you, Mister Jones
You have many contacts among the lumberjacks
To get you facts when someone attacks your imagination
But nobody has any respect, anyway they already expect you
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To all give a check to tax-deductable charity organizations
The slash / symbol means playing the following note on a bass string.