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 #3132  by jck_strw
 Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:13 pm
Nothing to add execpt that there is a fantastic version of this on the "bonus" disc that came with the Fillmore 10-CD box set.

 #3133  by fum84
 Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:16 pm
i love early dylans versions

 #3210  by Cosmic C
 Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:58 pm
I asked the same request a little while ago and never got any response. I was inspired to ask by that version on the bonus disc. Great one!

 #3217  by goofydrummer
 Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:44 pm
darn, ive been looking for this tab for a while. As for versions of this song, all I can say is 1966-07-03 ...AMAZING!

 #3234  by tigerstrat
 Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:19 pm
My fave is definitely the aforementioned LDBS bonus track, Dancin'> He Was from 6/8/1969. Which of course is described so beautifully by Phil in Searching For The Sound!

I've never felt this song needed a tab! So plaintive and folky. It goes A A E D E D E D A D A D A D A
 #3286  by jpecorino
 Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:58 pm
enjoy!!!!!!

Capo 2nd fret (original key D major)


C
G7 C
He was a friend of mine
G7 C
He was a friend of mine
F C
Every time I think about him now
E Am
Lord I just can't keep from cryin'
C/g G7 C
'Cause he was a friend of mine

He died on the road
He died on the road
He never had enough money
To pay his room or board
And he was a friend of mine

I stole away and cried
I stole away and cried
'Cause I never had too much money
And I never been quite satisfied
And he was a friend of mine

He never done no wrong
He never done no wrong
A thousand miles from home
And he never harmed no one
And he was a friend of mine

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time I hear his name
Lord I just can't keep from cryin'
'Cause he was a friend of mine.