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IT'S ALL RIGHT MA
words and music by Bob Dylan

Transcription contributions from

Paul Zimmerman (IFSXM@asuvm.inre.asu.edu),
John Blair (jwblair@ix.netcom.com), and
Jim Colletti (colletti@mail.sgi.net) 


Drop D (DADGBe) or Double drop D (DADGBd) tuning
capo on 2nd fret 

      DADGBe    DADGBd
      ++++++    ++++++
D:    000232    000230
D/A:  x00232    x00230
D/Bb: x1023x    x10030
G/B:  x20033    x20030  
D/C:  x3023x    x30230
Dm7:  000211    xxx560
Em7:  000433    xxx780
A:    x02220    x02222


The bluesy riff played now and then:

  D
d-------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------
D-----0------0---3b--0----------------
A-3----------------------3bp0---------
D-----------------------------3b--0---

b= bend up
p= pull off



D Dm7 Em7 Dm7 D

  G/B
  Darkness at the break of noon 
d-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
B-----3---3--3--3----|-----3---3--3--3----|
G-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
D-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
A-2------------------|-2------------------|
D--------------------|--------------------|

D
shadows even the silver spoon
d-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
B-----3---3--3--3----|-----3---3--3--3----|
G-----2---2--2--2----|-----2---2--2--2----|
D-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----| 
A-0------------------|-0------------------|
D--------------------|--------------------|

    D/C
The hand made blade, the child's balloon 
d-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
B-----3---3--3--3----|-----3---3--3--3----|
G-----2---2--2--2----|-----2---2--2--2----|
D-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
A-3------------------|-3------------------|
D--------------------|--------------------|

G/B
eclipses both the sun and moon
d-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
B-----3---3--3--3----|-----3---3--3--3----|
G-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
D-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
A-2------------------|-2------------------|
D--------------------|--------------------|

   D/Bb 
To understand you know too soon 
d-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
B-----3---3--3--3----|-----3---3--3--3----|
G-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
D-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
A-1------------------|-1------------------|
D--------------------|--------------------|


		      D
there is no sense in trying
d-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
B-----3---3--3--3----|-----3---3--3--3----|
G-----2---2--2--2----|-----2---2--2--2----|
D-----0---0--0--0----|-----0---0--0--0----|
A-1------------------|-0------------------|
D--------------------|--------------------|


D Dm7 Em7 Dm7 D

Pointed threats they bluff with scorn, 
suicide remarks are torn
From the fool's gold mouthpiece, the hollow horn
Plays wasted words, proves to warn 
that he not busy being born 
is busy dying

Temptation's page flies out the door 
You follow, find yourself at war 
Watch waterfalls of pity roar 
You feel to moan but unlike before 
You discover that you just be one more 
person crying.


D                     A         D                   G/B
So don't fear, if you hear, a foreign sound to your ear

D    G/B D     A            D        Dm7 Em7 Dm7 D
It's all right ma, I'm only sighing 
 
As some warn victory, some downfall, 
private reasons great or small
Can be seen in the eys of those that call
To make all that should be killed to crawl
While others say don't hate nothing at all 
except hatred

Disillusioned words like bullets bark 
as human gods aim for their mark
Make everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh colored Christs that glow in the dark
It's easy to see without looking too far 
that not much is really sacred

While preachers preach of evil fates, 
teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred dollar plates, 
goodness hides behind its gates
But even the president of the United States 
sometimes must have to stand naked

And though the rules of the road have been lodged
It's only people's games that you've got to dodge
And it's allright ma, I can make it
 
Advertising signs that con you 
into thinking you're the one
That can do what's never been done, 
that can win what's never been won
Meantime life outside goes on 
all around you

You lose yourself, you reappear 
you suddenly find you've got nothing to fear
Alone you stand with nobody near 
when a trembling distant voice unclear
Startles your sleeping ears to hear 
that somebody thinks they really found you

A question in your nerves is lit 
yet you know there is no answer fit
To satisfy, ensure you not to quit 
to keep it in your mind and not forget
That it is not he or she or them or it 
that you beling to

Although the masters make the rules 
for the wise men and the fools
I've got nothing ma, to live up to
 
For them that must obey authority 
that they do not respect in any degree
Who despise their jobs, their destinies 
Speak jealously of them that are free
Cultivate their flowers to be 
nothing more than something they invest in

While unprinciples baptize 
too strict party platform ties
Social clubs in drag disguise, 
outsiders they can freely criticize
Tell nothing except who to idolize 
and say 'God bless him'

While one who sings with his tongue on fire 
gargles in the rat race choir
Bent out of shape from society's pliers, 
cares not to come up any higher
But rather get you down in the hole 
that he's in

But I mean no harm nor put fault 
on anyone that lives in a vault
But it's allright ma, if I can't please him
 
Old lady judges watch people in pairs, 
limited in sex they dare
To push fake morals, insultant stares 
while money doesn't talk, it swears
Obscenity, who really cares, 
propaganda all is phony

While them that defend what they cannot see 
with a killer's pride, security
It blows the mind most bitterly 
for them that think death's honesty
Won't fall upon them naturally 
life sometimes must get lonely

My eyes collide head on with stuffed 
graveyards, false goals, I scuff
At pettiness which plays so rough, 
walk upside down inside handcuffs
Kick my legs to crash it off, 
say OK I've had enough
What else can you show me 

And if my thought dreams could be seen
They'd probably put my head in a guillotine
But it's allright ma, it's life and life only
 
  




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The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy

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