Guitar lesson for

Like a Rolling Stone

by Bob Dylan

Video lesson

Chord progressions

VERSE

"Once upon a time you dressed so fine..."
C . . . Dm . . . Em . . . F . . .
G . . . G  . . . G  . . . G . . .

"People call, say beware doll..."
C . . . Dm . . . Em . . . F . . .
G . . . G  . . . G  . . . G . . .

PRE-CHORUS

"You used to laugh about..."
F . . . F . . . G . . . G . . . x2

"Now you don't talk so loud..."
F . . . Em . . . Dm . . . C . . . x2

"About having to be scrounging..."
Dm . . . Dm . . . F . . . F . . .
G  . . . G  . . . G . . . G . . .

CHORUS

"How does it feel..."
C . . . F . . . G . . . G . . .  x4

How to play the chords

Here’s how to use open chords (easiest way). See my video for some easier ways to play the F, if that’s tough for you.

E ––––0––––1––––0––––1––––3––––
B ––––1––––3––––0––––1––––0––––
G ––––0––––2––––0––––2––––0––––
D ––––2––––0––––2––––3––––0––––
A ––––3–––––––––2––––3––––2––––
E ––––––––––––––0––––1––––3––––
      C    Dm   Em   F    G

Or you can use barre chords:

E ––––––3–––––––5–––––––7–––––––8––––––10––––––––––
B ––––––5–––––––6–––––––8––––––10––––––12––––––––––
G ––––––5–––––––7–––––––9––––––10––––––12––––––––––
D ––––––5–––––––7–––––––9––––––10––––––12––––––––––
A ––––––3–––––––5–––––––7–––––––8––––––10––––––––––
E –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
        C       Dm      Em      F       G

Chords with lyrics

INTRO
C - Fmaj7 - C - Fmaj7

VERSE
C                    Dm
Once upon a time you dressed so fine...
Em                    F              G
Threw the bums a dime in your prime... didn't you?
C               Dm
...People call, say beware doll
       Em                         F              G
You're bound to fall, you thought they were all... kidding you

PRE-CHORUS
F               G
...You used to... laugh about
F                      G
...Everybody that was... hanging out
F          Em    Dm            C
...Now you don't talk so loud
F          Em    Dm            C
...Now you don't seem so proud
 Dm                           F            G
About having to be scrounging... your next meal

CHORUS
                  C   F   G                      C   F   G
....How does it feel.............. how does it feel...
                  C   F   G                      C   F   G
To be without a home.......... like a complete unknown....
                  C   F   G
Like a rolling stone...

(etc)

Intro strumming

E –––0–––––0––––0––0–––––0––0––0––0––0––0––0––0––––
B –––1–––––1––––1––1–––––1––1––1––1––1––1––1––1––––
G –––0–––––0––––0––0–––––2––2––2––2––2––2––2––2––––
D –––2–––––2––––2––2–––––3––3––3––3––3––3––3––3––––
A –––3–––––3––––3––3–––––3––3––3––3––3––3––3––3––––
E –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
     ↓     ↓    ↓  ↑     ↓  ↑  ↓  ↑  ↓  ↑  ↓  ↑
     C                   Fmaj7

Good luck!

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