Whistle down the wind    (video)

 

    G - D - G - C - Am - D - G - D (2x)

 

   G                   D     G           C

1.    I grew up here all of my life,

               Am                  D        G    - D

    but I dreamed someday I'd go.

                        G             D                 G        C

    where the blue-eyed girls and the red guitars

                  Am      D        G    - G7

    and the naked rivers flow.

C                                                        G

    I'm not all I thought I'd be, I've always stayed around,

C                                                                A      - A7                D

    I've been as far as Mercy and Grand frozen          to the ground.

 

   G                      D                   G            C

2.    I can't stay here and I'm scared to leave,

          - Am               D               G    - D

    so          kiss me once and then

     G                - D      G           C

    I'll go to hell,      I might as well be

Am              D              G      - G7

    whistlin' down the wind.

C                                     G  - C                                    - G

    The bus is at the corner,        the clock on the wall,

C                         G                            A              A7   - D

    broken down windmill, there ain't no wind at all.

C                                           - G - C                            G

    And I yelled and I cursed,             if I stay here I'll rust,

C                                     G            A                       - A7 - D

    I'm stuck like a shipwreck out here in the dust.

 

+  G - D - G - C - Am - D - G - D (2x)

 

   G                    D                  G             C

3.    The sky is red and the world is on fire,

                  Am      D               G    - D

    and the corn is taller than me.

                   G        D            G           C

    And the dog is tied to a wagon of rain,

                  Am        D               G    - G7

    and the road is wet as the sea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C                                                                   G

    Sometimes the music from a dance will carry across the plains,

C                                                                   A              A7      - D

    the places that I'm dreaming of dream only of your face.

 

                       G       - D                      G         C

4. There are places        where they never sleep,

                  Am      - D             G        - D

    and the circus          never ends.

         G      D              G                 C

    So I will take the Marleybone coach

                 - Am                D            Em

    and be          whistlin' down the wind.

         G      D              G                C

    So I will take the Marleybone coach

                  - Am                 D                           Em

    and be            whistlin' down the wind the wind.

 

+  G - D - G - C - Am - D - G

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)    (Joan Baez)