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Girl from The North Country (v1) - Bob Dylan

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 Standard Tuning - 4/4 Time
 Audio File: willc's Music Library
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From: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)

Tablature: [NOTE: Lyrics and Chords below]
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Chord Shapes:
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Em9 shape   = 0x403x
D7/F# shape = 2x021x
G shape     = 3x0x0x + 3x2x1x
G intro     = 3x0x03 + 3x2x1x


Intro:
-----

   G intro
        _   _       _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|---3---------|-------------3-|-----------3-|
B|---0-------1-|---1-----------|---1---------|
G|-------0-----|---------0-----|-------0-----|
D|---0-----2---|---0h2-----0---|---2-----0---|
A|-------------|---------------|-------------|
E|-3---3-------|-3-----3-------|-3---3-------|

        _   _         _           _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |
e|-----------3-|-----------|-----------|
B|---1---------|-----------|-----------|
G|-------0-----|-------0---|-------0---|
D|---2-----0---|---2-----0-|---0-----0-|
A|-------------|-----------|-----------|
E|-3---3-------|-3---3-----|-3---3-----|

 
Verses:
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  Em9 shape                    D7/F# shape
        _   _         _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|---3-------3-|---3-------0-|---1-------1-|
G|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------2-----|
D|---4-----4---|---4-----0---|---0-----0---|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-0---0-------|-0---0-------|-2---2-------|
   If you're travelin' in the north country

   G shape
        _   _         _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|---0-------1-|---1-------0-|---0-------0-|
G|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|
D|---0-----2---|---2-----0---|---0-----0---|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|
 fair

  Em9 shape                   D7/F# shape
        _   _         _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|---3-------3-|---3-------0-|---1-------1-|
G|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------2-----|
D|---4-----4---|---4-----0---|---0-----0---|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-0---0-------|-0---0-------|-2---2-------|
   Where the winds hit heavy on the  border

   G shape
        _   _         _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|---0-------1-|---1-------0-|---0-------0-|
G|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|
D|---0-----2---|---2-----0---|---0-----0---|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|
 line

   Em shape                   C/G shape
        _   _         _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---1-------0-|
G|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|
D|---2-----2---|---2-----0---|---2-----0---|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-0---0-------|-0---0-------|-3---3-------|
 Remember       me to         one who lives

   G shape
        _   _         _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|---0-------1-|---1-------0-|---0-------0-|
G|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|
D|---0-----2---|---2-----0---|---0-----0---|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|
 there.
 
  Em9 shape                  C/G  D7/F# shape
        _   _         _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|---3-------3-|---3-------0-|---1-------0-|
G|-------2-----|-------0-----|-------2-----|
D|---4-----4---|---4-----0---|---0-----0---|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-0---0-------|-0---0-------|-3---2-------|
   She once was a             true love of

   G shape
        _   _         _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|---0-------1-|---1-------0-|---0-------0-|
G|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|
D|---0-----2---|---2-----0---|---0-----0---|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|
 mine

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Lyrics and Chords:
-----------------

Verse 1:
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 Em9         '               D7/F#          G  '  '
If you're travelin' in the north country fair,
 Em9                '          D7/F#    G      '  '
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline,
 Em       '    C/G           G    '    '
Remember me to one who lives there.
 Em9     '    [C/G  D7/F#]   G    '    '
She once was a true love of mine.


Verse 2:
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 Em9         '               D7/F#      G  '  '
If you go when the snowflakes storm
 Em9                '          D7/F#    G  '  '
Where the rivers freeze as the summer ends
 Em       '    C/G           G    '    '
Please see that she has a coat so warm
 Em9     '    [C/G  D7/F#]   G    '    '
To keep her from the howling wind


Verse 3:
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 Em9         '               D7/F#      G  '  '
Please see that her hair hangs long
 Em9                '          D7/F#    G  '  '
It rolls, flows all down her dress
 Em       '    C/G           G    '    '
Please see for me that her hair's hanging long
 Em9     '    [C/G  D7/F#]   G    '    '
For that's the way I remember her best


Verse 4:
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 Em9         '               D7/F#      G  '  '
I'm wonderin' if she remembers me at all
 Em9                '          D7/F#    G  '  '
Many times I've hoped and prayed
 Em       '    C/G           G  '  '
In the darkness of my night,
 Em9     '    [C/G  D7/F#]   G  '  '
In the the brightness of my day


Verse 5:
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 Em9         '               D7/F#      G    '    '
If you're travellin' in the north the north country far
 Em9                '          D7/F#    G    '    '
Where the winds beat heavy on the borderline
 Em       '    C/G           G  '  '
Remember me to the one who lives there
 Em9     '    [C/G  D7/F#]   G  '  '
She once was a true love of mine
        
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Girl from The North Country... - Bob Dylan




Girl from The North Country... - Bob Dylan
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 10/10/2019
Updated: 10/14/2019
Audio: willc's Music Library
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Genre: Folk
 
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Girl from The North Country (v1) - Bob Dylan
Girl from The North Country (v1)

Girl from The North Country was written following Dylan's first trip to England in December, 1962, upon what he thought to be the completion of his second album. It is debated as to whom this song is a tribute; some claim former girlfriend, Echo Helstrom, and some Bonnie Beecher, both of whom Dylan knew before leaving for New York. However, it is suspected that this song could have been inspired by his then girlfriend, Suze Rotolo. Dylan left England for Italy to search for Suze, whose continuation of studies there had caused a serious rift in their relationship. Unbeknownst to Dylan, Rotolo had already returned to the United States, leaving about the same time that Dylan arrived in Italy. It was here that he finished the song, ostensibly inspired by the apparent end of his relationship with Rotolo. Upon his return to New York in mid-January, he convinced Rotolo to get back together, and to move back into his apartment on 4th Street. Suze Rotolo is the woman featured on the album cover, walking arm in arm with Dylan down Jones Street, not far from their apartment.

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