Ain't Talkin'

Words & Music:

Bob Dylan

Tabbed by: Mohamed Hassan


Play it with a Capo in the 4th fret.  Chords are relative to the capo.


Em : 022000  without capo G#m : 466444

Am : x02210  without capo C#m : x46654

D  : xx0232  Without capo F#  : 244344


Intro :


This is just how I pick it you can use it as a reference.


Intro :


 Em    Am  Em      Am   Em     Am  Em






|-0-------|-----------|-0--------|-0-----|  x2


Chords Picking Pattern : (also played with lots of vatiations throughout)

 Em                     Am








Em                                   Em 

As I walked out tonight in the mystic garden

    Em                                    Em

The wounded flowers were dangling from the vines

Am                                    Am

I was passing by yon cool and crystal fountain

Em                  Em

Someone hit me from behind



      Em            Em      Am                          Em

Ain't talkin', just walkin' through this weary world of woe

Em             Em              Am(strum) D(strum)         Em

Heart burnin', still yearnin'; no one on earth would ever know


They say prayer has the power to help; so pray from the mother

In the human heart an evil spirit can dwell

I'm trying to love my neighbor and do good unto others

But oh, mother, things ain't going well


Ain't talkin', just walkin'.  I'll burn that bridge before you can cross

Heart burnin', still yearnin'.  They'll be no mercy for you once you've lost


Now I'm all worn down by weepin'

My eyes are filled with tears, my lips are dry

If I catch my opponents ever sleepin'

I'll just slaughter them where they lie


Ain't talkin', just walkin' through the world mysterious and vague

Heart burnin', still yearnin', walking through the cities of the plague




The whole world is filled with speculation

The whole wide world which people say is round

They will tear your mind away from contemplation

They will jump on your misfortune when you're down


Ain't talkin', just walkin', eatin' hog eyed grease in hog eyed town

Heart burnin' – still yearnin', someday you'll be glad to have me around




They will crush you with wealth and power

Every waking moment you could crack

I'll make the most of one last extra hour

I'll avenge my father's death then I'll step back


Ain't talkin', just walkin', hand me down my walkin' cane

Heart burnin', still yearnin', got to get you out of my miserable brain




All my loyal and much loved companions

They approve of me and share my code

I practice a faith that's been long abandoned

Ain't no altars on this long and lonesome road

Ain't talkin', just walkin', my mule is sick, my horse is blind

Heart burnin', still yearnin', thinkin' 'bout that gal I left behind


It's bright in the heavens and the wheels are flying

Fame and honor never seem to fade

The fire's gone out but the light is never dying

Who says I can't get heavenly aid?


Ain't talkin', just walkin', carrying a dead man's shield

Heart burnin', still yearnin', walkin' with a toothache in my heel


The suffering is unending

Every nook and cranny has it's tears

I'm not playing, I'm not pretending

I'm not nursing any superfluous fears


Ain't talkin', just walkin', walkin' ever since the other night

Heart burnin', still yearnin', walkin' 'til I'm clean out of sight




As I walked out in the mystic garden

On a hot summer day, hot summer lawn

Excuse me, ma'am I beg your pardon

There's no one here, the gardener is gone


Ain't talkin', just walkin', up the road around the bend

Heart burnin', still yearnin', in the last outback, at the world's end


Outro : same as intro with strumming and cellos then end on









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