A few hours early, but here is your birthday present, @drjones106 — one of your greatest hits.
I knew there was a pretty good remix potential in Dylan’s Ballad of a Thin Man (from Highway 61 Revisited).
The tabs were a bit all over, I munged together a few, this was closest to what I played.
And had to generate a quality album cover!
And if you cannot follow along, the words and sort of chords… I used a C/G (G bass note) for the G, and a G#7 (bar chord). I also do a funky D9 instead of the Dm
2nd fret capo (Am intro with addon D and F on top strings) Am You walk into the Sound Lab G#7 With your mic in your hand C/G You see somebody sleeping D9 And you say, "Is that a listener, man ?" F You mix so fast Dm But they don't understand C Em Just what you'll play Am When you get home. C Em Because something is broadcasting here Am C/G But you don't know what it is F Am Do you, Dr Jones ? Am You click on broadcast G#7 And you ask, "Is this thing even on?" C/G And somebody tweets and says "We do" D9 And you say, "My levels ok?" F And somebody else tweets, "Can't hear ya?" C Em And you say, "Oh my God Am Am I casting to no one ?" C Em Because something is broadcasting here Am C/G But you don't know what it is F Am Do you, Dr Jones ? Am They turn up their volume G#7 And you go catch a puff C/G Some scheduled old rock n roll D9 With that 1 4 5 riff F They tweet, "How does it feel Dm To be such a freak ?" C Em And you say, "Lovely" C They retweet your moan. C Em Because something is broadcasting here Am C/G But you don't know what it is F Am Do you, Dr Jones ? Am You have many contacts C Among the ds106 F To tweet requests Am And none questions your repertoire But we all have respect C Anyway they already expect you F To do a mic check Dm C/G And remix a brand new opening intro. Am You've played for Noiseprofessor G#7 And partied with Grant Potter C/G Sang duets with Dr G D9 Drank with Brian's father F You've been through all of Dm The boom box collectors trove C Em You're very well listened Am It's well known. C Em Because something is broadcasting here Am C/G But you don't know what it is F Am Do you, Dr Jones ?
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The post "Ballad of a Radio Man" was originally pulled charred and crispy from a smoky charred oven at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2015/05/ballad-of-a-radio-man/) on May 12, 2015.