Gli accordi di Hurricane di Bob Dylan per chitarra.
Hurricane è un singolo di Bob Dylan. Scritta a quattro mani con Jacques Levy, la canzone parla dell’imprigionamento di Rubin “Hurricane” Carter. È la traccia di apertura di Desire e probabilmente la più nota dell’intero album. La canzone venne anche stampata su disco 45 giri, divisa sulle due facciate.
INTRO ACCORDI: LAm FA LAm FA (X2) LAm FA Pistol shots ring out in the barroom night LAm FA Enter Patty Valentine from the upper hall. LAm FA She sees the bartender in a pool of blood, LAm FA Cries out, "My God, they killed them all!" DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA Here comes the story of the Hurricane, DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA The man the authorities came to blame REm DO For somethin' that he never done. REm DO MI LAm Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been FA DO SOL The champion of the world. LAm FA LAm FA LAm FA Three bodies lyin' there does Patty see LAm FA And another man named Bello, movin' around mysteriously. LAm FA "I didn't do it," he says, and he throws up his hands LAm FA "I was only robbin' the register, I hope you understand. DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA I saw them leavin'," he says, and he stops DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA "One of us had better call up the cops." REm DO And so Patty calls the cops REm DO MI LAm And they arrive on the scene with their red lights flashin' FA DO SOL In the hot New Jersey night. LAm FA LAm FA LAm FA Meanwhile, far away in another part of town LAm FA Rubin Carter and a couple of friends are drivin' around. LAm FA Number one contender for the middleweight crown LAm FA Had no idea what kinda shit was about to go down DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA When a cop pulled him over to the side of the road DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA Just like the time before and the time before that. REm DO In Paterson that's just the way things go. REm DO MI LAm If you're black you might as well not show up on the street FA DO SOL 'Less you wanna draw the heat. LAm FA LAm FA LAm FA Alfred Bello had a partner and he had a rap for the cops. LAm FA Him and Arthur Dexter Bradley were just out prowlin' around LAm FA He said, "I saw two men runnin' out, they looked like middleweights LAm FA They jumped into a white car with out-of-state plates." DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA And Miss Patty Valentine just nodded her head. DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA Cop said, "Wait a minute, boys, this one's not dead" REm DO So they took him to the infirmary REm DO And though this man could hardly see MI LAm FA DO SOL They told him that he could i - dentify the guilty men. LAm FA LAm FA LAm FA Four in the mornin' and they haul Rubin in, LAm FA Take him to the hospital and they bring him upstairs. LAm FA The wounded man looks up through his one dyin' eye LAm FA Says, "Wha'd you bring him in here for? He ain't the guy!" DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA Yes, here's the story of the Hurricane, DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA The man the authorities came to blame REm DO For somethin' that he never done. REm DO MI LAm Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been FA DO SOL The champion of the world. LAm FA LAm FA LAm FA Four months later, the ghettos are in flame, LAm FA Rubin's in South America, fightin' for his name LAm FA While Arthur Dexter Bradley's still in the robbery game LAm FA And the cops are puttin' the screws to him, lookin' for somebody to blame. DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA "Remember that murder that happened in a bar?" DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA "Remember you said you saw the getaway car?" REm DO "You think you'd like to play ball with the law?" REm "Think it might-a been that fighter DO MI LAm That you saw runnin' that night?" FA DO SOL "Don't forget that you are white." LAm FA LAm FA LAm FA Arthur Dexter Bradley said, "I'm really not sure." LAm FA Cops said, "A poor boy like you Could use a break LAm FA We got you for the motel job End we're talkin' to your friend Bello LAm FA Now you don't wanta have to go back to jail, be a nice fellow. DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA You'll be doin' society a favor. DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA That sonofabitch is brave and gettin' braver. REm DO We want to put his ass in stir REm DO MI LAm We want to pin this triple mur - der on him FA DO SOL He ain't no Gentleman Jim. LAm FA LAm FA LAm FA "Rubin could take a man out with just one punch LAm FA But he never did like to talk about it all that much. LAm FA It's my work, he'd say, and I do it for pay LAm FA And when it's over I'd just as soon go on my way DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA Up to some paradise DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA Where the trout streams flow and the air is nice REm DO And ride a horse along a trail. REm DO MI But then they took him to the jail house LAm FA DO SOL Where they try to turn a man into a mouse. LAm FA LAm FA LAm FA All of Rubin's cards were marked in advance LAm FA The trial was a pig-circus, he never had a chance. LAm FA The judge made Rubin's witnesses drunkards from the slums LAm FA To the white folks who watched he was a revolutionary bum DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA And to the black folks he was just a crazy nigger. DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA No one doubted that he pulled the trigger. REm DO And though they could not produce the gun, REm DO MI LAm The D.A. said he was the one who who did the deed FA DO SOL And the all-white jury agreed. LAm FA LAm FA LAm FA Rubin Carter was falsely tried. LAm FA The crime was murder "one," guess who testified? LAm FA Bello and Bradley and they both baldly lied LAm FA And the newspapers, they all went along for the ride. DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA How can the life of such a man DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA Be in the palm of some fool's hand? REm DO To see him obviously framed REm DO MI LAm Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land FA DO SOL Where justice is a game. LAm FA LAm FA LAm FA Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties LAm FA Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise LAm FA While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell LAm FA An innocent man in a living hell. DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA That's the story of the Hurricane, DO (Stop) FA (Stop) FA But it won't be over till they clear his name REm DO And give him back the time he's done. REm DO MI LAm Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been FA DO SOL The champion of the world. LAm FA LAm FA (X2) DO FA / DO FA / REm DO / REm DO MI LAm FA DO / SOL