“World Gone Wrong” (Traditional) – Chords, Lyrics, & How to Play

Originally posted 2010-03-10 23:51:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

To see how it’s played in the cover song music video, CLICK HERE!

“World Gone Wrong”
Traditional

D
Strange things have happened, like never before;
My baby told me I would have to go.
D            G
I can’t be good no more, once like I did before.
G            A7
I can’t be good, baby,
Dmaj7                    A7                      D
Honey because the world’s gone wrong.

Feel bad this morning, ain’t got no home.
No use in worrying, ’cause the world’s gone wrong.
I can’t be good no more, once like I did before.
I can’t be good, baby,
Honey because the world’s gone wrong.

I told you, baby, right to your head,
If I didn’t leave you I would have to kill you dead.
I can’t be good no more, once like I did before.
I can’t be good, baby,
Honey because the world’s gone wrong.

I tried to be loving and treat you kind,
But it seems like you never right; you got no loyal mind.
I can’t be good no more, once like I did before.
I can’t be good, baby,
Honey because the world’s gone wrong.

If you have a woman and she don’t treat you kind,
Praise the Good Lord to get her out of your mind.
I can’t be good no more, once like I did before.
I can’t be good, baby,
Honey because the world’s gone wrong.

Said, when you been good now, can’t do no more,
Just tell her kindly, “There is the front door.”
I can’t be good no more, once like I did before.
I can’t be good, baby,
Honey because the world’s gone wrong.

Pack up my suitcase, give me my hat,
No use to ask me, baby, ’cause I’ll never be back.
I can’t be good no more, once like I did before.
I can’t be good, baby,
Honey because the world’s gone wrong.

This is one in a series of acoustic cover songs, original music, and free mp3 downloads here on the Laptop Sessions Music Video Blog.

3 thoughts on ““World Gone Wrong” (Traditional) – Chords, Lyrics, & How to Play

  1. A big thank you goes to YouTube viewer of the Laptop Sessions doranchristopher, who asked me to post these chords. This was going way back for me, as “World Gone Wrong” was only my #17 Laptop Session. I just posted #190 a couple days ago!

    Anyway, thank you for your compliments, and as requested, here are the chords and lyrics. Enjoy!

  2. Hey Chris,
    Nice cover of “World Gone Wrong”, I just discovered the CD a couple of months ago and got into it. (I need to get out more…hadn’t even heard of it-ha ha!) Dylan doing an album of nothing but covers? Wow…Anyway, I’m wondering if it’s just me but I hear a Dmaj7 that Dylan uses for first part of the line “Honey because the World’s Gone Wrong” instead of the G. It gives it an interesting tinge.

  3. Have you heard the “Good As I Been to You” album yet? That’s another set of folk/traditional covers released just before WGW. I think WGW is by far the superior record, and it’s interesting to listen to beside “Time Out of Mind.” (And regardless, they’re both a heck of a lot better than 1973’s “Dylan”!)

    On to your point about the chords — I listened to Dylan performance again, and I absolutely agree. At the time I learned the song, I worked from the official Bob Dylan chord book. Then, when I posted my chords, I went from what I knew/remembered. His chord book is notoriously unreliable because he does so many interesting things with the chord progressions and even the chord configurations, tuning, etc.

    I just updated this chord post, and I thank you for tuning me into this! Hope to hear from you again in the future,

    – Chris

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