This is just a great song, especially the version performed at Columbia Records’ 30th Anniversary Tribute for Bob Dylan that seems to have been ripped off the Net, but here’s a close version in rehearsal.
It is also the version I tabbed. I never thought I’d say it but thank goodness for Chinese video sites that still holds videos like the one above as YouTube has grown up and wimped out to copyright threats.
My Back Pages, Bob Dylan Guitar Tabs Letter Sized PDF
My Back Pages, Bob Dylan Guitar Tabs Tabloid Sized PDF
My Back Pages, Bob Dylan Ukulele Tabs Letter Sized PDF
My Back Pages, Bob Dylan Ukulele Tabs Tabloid Sized PDF
These tabs all fit on one page to avoid the inconvenience of page turns. However, the letter size tabs (8.5″ x 11″) may be too small for your eyes. If so, you can either enlarge to tabloid size (11″ x 17″) using an automatic enlarge feature on many photocopiers, or download the tabloid sized versions for printing. The tabloid size tabs can be inserted into a typical letter sized binder on the 11″ size, and folded almost in half to fit. You just open each tab to use it.
Just a few notes to the tabs. In verses 4-6, there is a slight change in one of the lines from the same line for verses 1-3, so I have highlighted the note in red. It’s a little thing, but gives the song a little “ooomph” after 3 go arounds of the verse and chorus. Despite having 6 verses, a great song doesn’t get boring with repetition. You just find ways to lift it even more, like with that little note in red.
On the ukulele tab, I have added a little chord modification for that note. I have labeled the chord with an asterisk and denoted it as basically a C chord but with the finger on the bottom A string to be on the 5th fret instead of the 3rd fret. Written out in fret and string numbers, it is 0005 (fifth fret fourth string from top down) rather 0003 for a regular C chord. The labeling is in the tab sheet. I have not done this for the guitar tabs because there isn’t anything similar and the C chord on the guitar handles the slight disharmony (C chord, D note) just fine.
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Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 8.1
2 thoughts on “Guitar and Ukulele Tabs for My Back Pages (Bob Dylan)”
That’s the original version. Great. Tom Petty forgot to entry but, quickly do it. Thanks for upload. Does not exist a more quality sound version???
Hi Roberto, perhaps there is another version, but the one I have posted is the one I created the tab from. Posting another version gives a different impression of the way the song tabbed would sound. You can Google it or search it on YouTube and find another version if you need another one. Glad you like the tab and thanks for the comps.