Blind Sight

March 5, 2015

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Let the corruptible seed fall on the well-trodden path. Bring out the people who are blind, yet have eyes.

I’ve always had a special thing for this song.

yt post by : Gabi Gofres

Blind Willie McTell – Bob Dylan 1983

Learn it and play it: (more fun if you play using barre chords)

Blind Willie Mctell
Bob Dylan

Dm Am Dm
Seen the arrow o n the doorpost

Dm Am Dm
Saying this land is condemned

Am C G Bb C Dm
All the wa y from New Or leans to Jeru sel em

Dm Am Dm
I travelled to East Texas

Dm Am Dm
Where many martyrs fell

Am C G
And I know thing no one can sing the blues

Bb C Dm
Like Blind Willie McTell

Well I heard that hoot owl singing

As they were taking down the tents

The stars above the barren trees

Were his only audience

Them charcoal gypsy maidens

Can strut their feathers well

But nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell

See them big plantations burning

Hear the cracking of the whips

Smell that sweet magnolia blooming

See the ghosts of slavery ships

I can hear them tribes a moaning

Hear that undertaker’s bell

Nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell

There’s a woman by the river

With some fine young handsome man

He’s dressed up like a squire

Bootleg whiskey in his hand

There’s a chain gang on a highway

I can hear them rebels yell

But I know no one can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell

Well God is up in Heaven

And we are what was his

But power, greed and corruptible seed

Seem to be all that there is

I’m gazing out the window

of the St. James Hotel

And I know no one can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell

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