Simple Twist of Fate, Mark Urso

Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan), covered by Mark Urso. G&L Bluesboy tele-style guitar, Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer, Shure Beta 87A microphone.

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This one’s Capo 4. Here are the EZ Chords for musicians (below). You’ll see a pattern of four lines, which repeats. It’s not necessary to have the chords showing on all the verses, but it’s nice to be able to glance across to see them, and it doesn’t look cluttered. Just be advised the chords do NOT change; it’s the same four chord patterns for every verse … and, in Dylan style, there is nothing but verse, no chorus, no bridge! Have fun!

And the lyrics:

They sat together in the park as the evening sky grew dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones
It was then he felt alone and wished that he’d gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate

They walked along by the old canal, a little confused, I remember well
And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burning bright
He felt the heat of the night hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate

A saxophone someplace far off played as she was walking on by the arcade
As the light bust through a beat-up shade where he was waking up
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about his simple twist of fate

He woke up, the room was bare, he didn’t see her anywhere
He told himself he didn’t care, pushed the window open wide
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate

He hears the ticking of the clocks and walks along with a parrot that talks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in
Maybe she’ll pick him out again, how long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate

People tell me its a sin to know and feel too much within
I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring
She was born in spring, but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate


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