You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

Words & Music:

Bob Dylan


D                 D/F#             D/B

I've seen love go by my door, it's never been this close before,

D             D/F#       A

Never been so easy or so slow.

D                         D/F#                G

I've been shooting in the dark too long, when something isn't right it's wrong.

D                    A                  D

You're gonna make me lonesome when you go.


Dragon clouds so high above, I've only known careless love,

It's always hit me from below

But this time around it's more correct, right on target, so direct,

You're gonna make me lonesome when you go.


Purple clover, Queen Anne lace, crimson hair across your face,

You could make me cry if you don't know

Can't remember what I was thinkin' of, you might be spoilin' me too much love,

You're gonna make me lonesome when you go.



Em                                   D   Em                                 D

Flowers on the hillside, bloomin' crazy, crickets talkin' back and forth in rhyme.


Blue river runnin' slow and lazy

A9                                       A

I could stay with you forever, and never realize the time.


Situations have ended sad, relationships have all been bad

Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud

But there's no way I can compare all those scenes to this affair

You're gonna make me lonesome when you go.


CHORUS:  [new words]

You're gonna make me wonder what I'm doin'

Stayin' far behind without you

You're gonna make me wonder what I'm sayin'

You're gonna make me give myself a good talkin' to.


I'll look for you in old Honolulu, San Francisco, and Ashtabula

You're gonna have to leave me now, I know.

But I'll see you in the sky above, in the tall grass, and in the ones I love,

You're gonna make me lonesome when you go.







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