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  • Positively 4th Street

    Sharon Baird posted on November 12, 2012 08:00

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    Positively 4th Street

    Bob Dylan


    Intro:   G Am C G

    [G] You got a [Am] lotta nerve to [C] say you are my [G] friend
    When [G] I was [D] down [C] you just [Em] stood there [D] grinning   [Dsus4, D]

    [G] You got a [Am] lotta nerve to [C] say you got a helping hand to [G] lend
    [G] You just [D] want to [C] be on the [Em] side that's [D] winning   [Dsus4, D]

    [G] You say I [Am] let you down you [C] know it's not like [G] that
    If [G] you're so [D] hurt [C] why then [Em] don't you [D] show it   [Dsus4, D]

    [G] You say you [Am] lost your faith but [C] that's not where it's [G] at
    You [G] had no [D] faith to [C] lose [Em] and you [D] know it   [Dsus4, D]

    [G] I know the [Am] reason that you [C] talk behind my [G] back
    I [G] used to [D] be a[C] mong the [Em] crowd you're [D] in with   [Dsus4, D]

    [G] Do you take me for [Am] such a fool to [C] think I'd make con[G] tact
    With the [G]one who [D] tries to[C] hide what he [Em]don't know to [D]begin with [Dsus4,D]

    [G] You see me [Am]on the street you [C] always act [G]surprised
    You [G]say "How are [D]you? Good [C] luck" but[Em] you don't [D] mean it [Dsus4, D]

    [G] When you know as [Am]well as me you'd [C]  rather see me [G] paralyzed
    [G]Why don't [D] you just [C] come out [Em]once and [D] scream it   [Dsus4, D]

    [G] No, I do not feel that [Am]good when I [C] see the heartbreaks you em[G]brace
    If [G] I was a [D] master [C] thief per[Em]haps I'd [D] rob them   [Dsus4, D]

    [G] And now I know you're [Am]dissatisfied with your [C] position and your [G] place
    [G] Don't you [D] under[C]stand it's [Em]not my [D] problem   [Dsus4, D]

    [G] I wish that for [Am] just one time you could [C] stand inside my [G] shoes
    And [G] just for [D] that one [C] moment [Em] I could [D] be you   [Dsus4, D]

    [G] Yes, I wish that for [Am] just one time you could [C] stand inside my [G] shoes
    [G] You'd know [D] what a [C] drag it [Em] is to [D] see you   [Dsus4, D]

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    Posted in: Individual Songs, November 2012 - Bob Dylan, Neil Young & more. (5 Comments)


Mike Cox
# Mike Cox
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:48 PM
An angry song, I have always loved this song. My daughter heard me singing this and asked what it was. She has been feeling jilted by a friend and posted this to her facebook wall. lol
Sharon Baird
# Sharon Baird
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 6:07 PM
haha! good for her, sends a message back that's loud and clear :)
Sue Rogers
# Sue Rogers
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:09 PM
Great song! And I remember this one too - I know way more Dylan and Young then I thought! Weeelll...you know what was happening back then! I've just enlarged your version to be bigger in the poor lighting of the pub and added chord boxes and some [] to the in text chords. Thanks Sharon!

Mike Cox
# Mike Cox
Saturday, November 17, 2012 1:45 PM
This is one of those songs where I could really use some vocal training or tips. No problem playing the chords, but I cannot get to a comfortable place vocally. Either too high or too low and I wind up all over the place with my voice cracking. Maybe I should try falsetto ;) Don't get me wrong, I love the song and really look forward to it at Jam, but I may have to hum or harp.
Sharon Baird
# Sharon Baird
Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:11 PM
As sexy as falsetto is :) I agree, some songs are just like that. I'd love to be able to do some Adele songs, but can't pull it off.