Volume 1. Early Recordings

 

 

The Drunkard's Son (Writer unknown)

1955. Information in Clinton Heylin's Bob Dylan Behind the shades: The Biography Take Two

 

 

Song To Brigit (Bob Dylan)

1955. Song for Brigitte Bardot. No Lyrics. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

The Good Times Roll (Shirley Goodman, Leonard Lee)

First performed 24 December 1956, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Boppin' The Blues (Carl Perkins, Howard Griffin)

First performed 24 December 1956, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Won't You Be My Girl (Writer unknown)

First performed 24 December 1956, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price)

First performed 24 December 1956, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Ready Teddy (John Marascalco, Robert Blackwel)

First performed 24 December 1956, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Confidential (Dolinda Morgan)

First performed 24 December 1956, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

March-May 1967, Red Room, Byrdcliffe, New York, Bob Dylan's Home, #1. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 11

 

Confidential as a baby's care

[??? rose] like a baby bare

Your love for me will always be confidential to me

 

March-May 1967, Red Room, Byrdcliffe, New York, Bob Dylan's Home, #2. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 11 (The hidden track, CD 6, nr. 22)

 

Confidential as a motherís prayer

Sentimental like a babyís bare

Your love for me will always be confidential to me

 

Sentimental as a bumble bee

Southing and moving like a newborn melody

Your love for you will always be confidential to me

 

Confidential. 196703>10#1#2

 

 

In The Still Of The Night (Cole Porter)

First performed 24 December 1956, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Earth Angel (Dootsie Williams, Curtis Williams)

First performed 24 December 1956, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Little Buddy (Hank Snow, Arranged Bob Dylan)

1957. Lyrics published In Summer Camp Newspaper

 

Broken hearted and so sad, big blue eyes all covered with tears was a picture of sorrow to see

Kneeling close to the side of his pal and only pride, a little lad, these words he told me

 

He was such a lovely doggy and to me he was such fun, but today as we played by the way

A drunken man got mad at him because he barked in joy, he beat him and heís dying here today

 

Will you call the doctor please and tell him if he comes right now, heíll save my precious doggy here he lay

Then he left the fluffy head, but his little dog was dead, just a shiver and he slowly passed away

 

He didnít know his dog had died, so I told him as he cried, come with me son weíll get that doctor right away

But when I returned, he had his little pal upon his knee and the teardrops, they were blinding his big blue eyes

 

Your too late sir my doggyís dead and no one can save him now but Iíll meet my precious buddy up in the sky

By a tiny narrow grave where the willows sadly wave are the words so clear youíre sure to find

Little Buddy Rest In Peace, God will watch you thru the tears cause I told you in my dreams that you were mine

 

 

Big Black Train (Bob Dylan, Monte Edwardson)

1957 or1958. Lyrics partly published In Isis: A Bob Dylan anthology

 

 

Hey Little Richard (Bob Dylan)

First performed Spring 1958, Hibbing, Minnesota

 

Spring 1958, Hibbing, Minnesota, The Home of Bob Dylan. John Bucklen Tapes. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

Little Richard in a two-story house, hey Little Richard, poor Little Richard

Little Richardís gonna climb on out, hey Little Richard, poor Little Richard

Little Richardís gonna climb with me, hey Little Richard, poor Little Richard

Little Richard is fine with me

 

Hey Little Richard. 1958spring

 

 

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz (John Gray, Bobby Day)

First performed Spring 1958, Hibbing, Minnesota

 

Spring 1958, Hibbing, Minnesota, The Home of Bob Dylan. John Bucklen Tape. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

With Buzz buzz, buzz go with the bumblebee, [???]

But besides you sweetest darlin', it is the sweetest sound I ever heard

 

Well, I seen the bee on the red, red rose, was weary of the sky's a-blue

Was weary of the evening sunset, dear, all but the beauty of you

 

You as sweet as the honey from the honeycomb, sweet as a little grape from the vine

We would love to be free in silence, and hope someday you'll be mine

 

Buzz, buzz, buzz. 1958spring

 

 

Jenny, Jenny (Little Richard, Enotris Johnson)

First performed Spring 1958, Hibbing, Minnesota

 

Spring 1958, Hibbing, Minnesota, The Home of Bob Dylan. John Bucklen Tape. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

Jenny, Jenny, Jenny, won't you come along on me? Jenny, Jenny, oh, Jenny, Jenny

Jenny, Jenny, Jenny, won't you come along on me? Jenny, Jenny, ooh, Jenny, Jenny

The dearest girl, we could live so happily / Jenny, Jenny, oh

 

Jenny, Jenny. 1958spring

 

 

We Belong Together (Robert Carr, Johnny Mitchell, Sammy Weiss)

First performed Spring 1958, Hibbing, Minnesota

 

Spring 1958, Hibbing, Minnesota, The Home of Bob Dylan. John Bucklen Tape. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

(Aye, aye) And we belong together / (Aye, aye) Yes, we belong together

(Aye, aye) Yes / You're mine, and we belong together / (Oh, oh)

 

We Belong Together. 1958spring

 

 

Lilly Lou (Joe T. Cook)

First performed Spring 1958, Hibbing, Minnesota

 

 

When I Got Troubles (Bob Dylan)

First performed May 1959, Hibbing, Minnesota

 

May 1959, Hibbing, Minnesota, The Home of Ric Kangas. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol 7

 

Well, I got trouble, trouble's on my mind

Yep, when I got trouble, trouble's on my mind

Well, I'm gonna forget my trouble, leave my trouble behind, behind

 

I'm gonna swing the troubles up, swing it down

Got the fever, then wham, wham wham!

 

Well, swing your troubles, swing your troubles away

Yeah, well, swing baby, swing your troubles today

Yea, yea, yea, yeah!

 

When I got Troubles 195905??

 

 

I Wish I Knew (Ric Kangas)

First performed May 1959, Hibbing, Minnesota

 

 

I Got A New Girl (Teen Love Serenade) (Writer unknown)

First performed May 1959, Hibbing, Minnesota

 

May 1959, Hibbing, Minnesota, the home of Rick Kangas

 

But my new girl, she won't gome home

Come on now, baby, say you'll be mine always

And our love, little one, for [???]

 

Along little darling, it'l take a little, give a litle love

Along little darling, it'l take a little, give a litle love

 

Well I got a new girl, she said she's my own

But my new girl, she won't gome home

Come on now, baby, say you'll be mine always

And our love, little one, for [???]

 

I Got A New Girl. 195905??

 

 

The Frog Song (Writer unknown)

First performed May 1959, Hibbing, Minnesota, The Home of Ric Kangas

 

May 1959, Hibbing, Minnesota, the home of Rick Kangas

 

Well I got a baby, she's still in her teen

Yeah I got a baby, she's still in het teen

And I love my baby, you know what I mean

 

well,

 

The Frog Song. 195905??

 

 

Gotta Travel On (Clayton, Seeger, Gilbert, Hays, Helleman, Lazar, Six)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

Done laid around, done stayed around, this old town too long

Summer's almost gone, summer's almost gone

Done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long, oh, yes I have to travel on

 

I will one day just walk away, away far from this town

walk away from this town, lleave this old here town

Some day I walk away, away far from this town

[???] have to travel on

 

[???]

 

5 March 1970, New York, New York City, Columbia Recording Studios, Studia B, 6th Self Portrait session. Released on Self Portrait

 

Done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long, summer's almost gone, winter's coming on

Done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long

And it seems like I've got to travel on, and it seems like I've got to travel on

 

Papa writes to Johnny, Johnny, can't you come home?

Johnny, can't you come home? Johnny, can't you come home?

Papa writes to Johnny, Johnny, can't you come home? Johnny's been out on the road too long

 

So I done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long, summer's almost gone, winter's coming on

I done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long and it seems like I've got to travel on

 

That chilly wind will soon begin and I'll be on my way, going home to stay, going home to stay

That chilly wind will soon begin and I'll be on my way and I feel like I just want to travel on

 

So, I done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long, summer's almost gone, winter's coming on

Oh, yes, I done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long

And it seems like I want to travel on

 

There's a lonesome freight at 6.08 coming through the town, I'll be homeward bound, I'll be homeward bound

A lonesome freight at 6.08 coming on through the town and I feel like I just want to travel on

 

Well, I done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long, summer's almost gone, winter's coming on

Yes, it is. Done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long and it seems like I want to travel on

 

VARIATIONS Gotta Travel On. Compared with the take released on Selfportrait, recorded 5 March 1970, New York, New York City, Columbia Recording Studios, Studia B, 6th Self Portrait session.

 

Done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long, summer's almost gone, winter's coming on

Done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long

And it seems like I've got to travel on, and it seems like I've got to travel on

 

Papa writes to Johnny, Johnny, can't you come home?

Johnny, can't you come home? Johnny, can't you come home?

Papa writes to Johnny, Johnny, can't you come home? Johnny's been out on the road too long

     Papa writes to Johnny, Johnny, can't you come home? Johnny's been out on the chain gang too long††† 29 4 76

 

So I done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long, summer's almost gone, winter's coming on

I done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long and it seems like I've got to travel on

 

That chilly wind will soon begin and I'll be on my way, going home to stay, going home to stay

That chilly wind will soon begin and I'll be on my way and I feel like I just want to travel on

 

So, I done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long, summer's almost gone, winter's coming on

Oh, yes, I done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long

And it seems like I want to travel on

 

There's a lonesome freight at 6.08 coming through the town, I'll be homeward bound, I'll be homeward bound

A lonesome freight at 6.08 coming on through the town and I feel like I just want to travel on

 

Well, I done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long, summer's almost gone, winter's coming on

Yes, it is. Done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long and it seems like I want to travel on

 

 

Gotta Travel On. 196005??, 19700305, 19760429eve, 19760503eve

 

 

Doney Gal (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Roving Gambler (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

I am a rovin' gambler, I've gambled all around

Wherever I meet with a deck of cards, I lay my money down

I Lay my money down, lay my money down

 

I gambled up in [???], gambled over in Spain

I'm on my way to [Boston] town to knock down my last game

knock down my last game; knock down my last game

 

[???] I rocked the town for many more days than three

I fell in love with a pretty little girl and she fell in love with me

Fell in love with me, fell in love with me

 

She took me in her parlor, she cooled me with a fan

She whispered low in her mama's ear, I love this gamblin' man.

Love this gamblin' man, love this gamblin' man

 

Mother, oh dear mother, let me tell you so

I'm leaving all [???]

I'll go down with the gambling man

Go down with the gambling man, go down with the gambling man

 

Mother, oh dear mother, let me tell you so

I love the [???] gamblin' man and with the gambler I go

With a gambler go, with a gambler go

 

[???], [???], [???], [???]

 

I wouldn't marry a railroad man, there's a reason why

I never seen a railroad man That wouldn't tell a lie

That wouldn't tell a lie

 

[???], [???]

 

Put the gambler down, put the gambler down

 

[???], [???], [???]

 

Rovin' Gambler. 196505??

 

 

Go Down You Murderers (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

They took him out [???] into a flowery dell

And day by day two screws was there awaiting by his cell

And go down, you murderers, go down

 

Go Down You Murderers. 19600501

 

 

Bay Of Mexico (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

The Two Sisters (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

There was an old lady lived by the seashore, bow and balance to be

There was an old lady lived by the seashore, number of daughters was one two three four

I'll be true to my love, my love will be true to me

 

There was a young man who came courting them, bow and balanced to be

There was a young man who came courting them, the oldest one get struck on him

I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me

 

He gave the youngest a beaver hat, bow and balance to be

He gave the youngest a beaver hat, the oldest one got mad at that

I'll be true to my love, if my love will be true to me

 

O sister, o sister let's walk the seashore, bow and balance to be

O sister, o sister let's walk the seashore, walk or sit and maybe some more

I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me

 

And as the sisters walked on the seashore, bow and balance to be

And as the sisters walked on the seashore, the oldest pushed the youngest o'er

I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me

 

The Two Sisters. 19600501

 

 

Go Way From My Window (John Jacob Niles)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

Go away from my window, go away from my door

Go away, way, way from my bedside and bother me no more, and bother me no more

 

I go tell all my brothers and all my shipmates too

The reason that my heart is broke is on account of you, is on account of you

 

I'll give you all the letters, I'll give you back your ring

[Forever I will still lovin' you] As long [???], As long as songbirds sing

 

Go on your way, be happy, Go on your way and love

But remember where you [???]

 

Go Way From My Window, 19600501

 

 

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

And all around me this voice kept saying, saying this land was made for you and me

 

This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York

 

     land was made for you and me

 

     as I was ramblin'

Along your rivers and inside your deserts

And all around me this voice kept saying....

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party tape

 

As I went walking that ribbon of highway, I saw above me that golden skyway

I saw below me endless valley, this land was made for you and me

 

This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York Island

From the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters, this land was made for you and me

 

As I, As I was strollin', the sun come shinin', saw the weed fields wavin' and the dust clouds rolling

As the fog was lifting, a voice come singing, this land was made for you and me

 

This land is your land, and this land is my land, from California to the New York Island

From the redwood forest to the Canadian waters, this land was made for you and me

 

Well, I roamed and rambled, followed my footsteps, all along the sands of the diamond deserts

And as I rambled, a voice came chanting, this land was made for you and me

 

Nobody living can make me turn back, as I go walking this freedom highway

Nobody living can make me go back, this land was made for you and me

 

4 November 1961, New York City, New York, Carnegie Chapter Hall. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7

 

As I went walking that ribbon of highway,† saw above me that endless skyway

I saw below me that golden valley, this land was made for you and me

 

This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York Island

From the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters, this land was made for you and me

 

I roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps, to the sunny bright sands of the diamond deserts

And all around me a voice came singing, tinging, this land was made for you and me

 

This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York Island

From the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters, this land was made for you and me

 

It was early one morning, I was strolling, with the weed fields waving and the dust clouds rolling

As the fog was lifting, a voice come chanting

 

This land is your land, and this land is my land, from California to the New York Island

From the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters, this land was made for you and me

 

Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking my freedom highway

Nobody living can make me turn back, this land was made for you and me

 

This land is your land, and this land is my land, from California to the New York Island

From the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters, this land was made for you and me

 

19 October 1975, New York City, New York, Studio Instrumental Rentals. Rolling Thunder Revue rehearsals. Released on The 1975 Live Recordings

 

As I went walking that ribbon of highway, I saw a sign that say [???] skyway

I saw the [???] a voice kept singing, this land was made for you and me

 

This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York Island

From the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters, this land was made for you and me

 

I roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps, to the sunny bright sands your diamond deserts

And all around me a voice came chanting, this land was made for you and me

 

This land is your land, and this land is my land, from California to the New York Island

From the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters, this land was made for you and me

 

This Land Is Your Land. 19600501, 196105??, 19611104, 19611123, 19611204, 19751019, 19751031, 19751111, 19751115eve, 19751119, 19751120, 19751121aft, 19751121eve, 19751126, 19751204, 19751208

 

 

Go Tell It To The Mountain (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Fare Thee Well (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Pastures Of Plenty (Woody Guthrie)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey, The Home of Bob and Sid Gleason. On bootleg Man On The Street vol. 1, disc 1

 

It's a mighty rough row my poor hands have hoed, my poor feet have traveled hot dusty road

Out of your Dust Bowl, westward we rolled and your deserts were hot, your mountains were cold

 

California, Arizona, [weed] all your crops, then north to Oregon to gather your hops

Take the beets from the ground, pull the grapes from the vine, to set on your table light sparkling wine

 

Well, I slept on the ground in the light of your moon,† worked in your orchards of peaches and prunes

Wherever your crops are, I'll lend you my hand, I'll ramble all over your green growing land

 

Green pastures of plenty from dry desert ground from the Grand Coulee Dam where your waters run down

Every state in this Union us migrants have been, we work and we fight, and we fight 'till we win

 

It's always we rambled, that river and I, I'll wander your valleys, till the day that I die

[I'm rich of] your cities, you'll see us and then we're gone with the dust and we're gone with the wind

 

Green pastures of plenty from dry desert ground, from the Grand Coulee Dam where your waters run down

This land I'll defend with my life if it be, 'cause my pastures of plenty must always be free

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

It's a mighty rough row my poor hands have hoed, my poor feet have traveled hot dusty road

Out of your Dust Bowl, Westward we rolled and your deserts were hot, and your mountains were cold

 

California, Arizona, we make all your crops, then up north to Oregon to gather your hops

Take the beets from the ground, pull the grapes from the vine to set on your table light sparkling wine

 

Well, I worked in your orchards the peaches and prunes and I slept on the ground 'neath the light of your moon

Every state in this union us migrants have been, we will work in this fight, and we fight 'till we win

 

Green pastures of plenty from dry desert ground, from the Grand Coulee Dam where your waters run down

Every state in this Union us migrants have been, well, we come with the dust and we're gone with the wind

 

Well, It's always we rambled, that river and I, all along your green valleys, I'll work till die

This land I'll defend with my life if it be, 'cause my pastures of plenty must always be free

 

Yes, my pastures of plenty, they must always be free

 

Pastures Of Plenty. 19600501, 196102>>, 196105??

 

 

Saro Jane (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

I've got a wife and five little children, I'm gonna take a trip on the big McMillan

With Sarah Jane, [What should I say], ain't nothin' to do but to sit down and sing and rock about my Sarah Jane

 

[What should I say], ain't nothin' to do but to sit down and sing and rock about my Sarah Jane

 

Whistle blows [???], [???]

Oh, Sarah Jane, ainít nothin' to do but to set down and sing and rock about my Sarah Jane

 

1 June 1970, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studios, Studio E, 2nd New Morning recording session #9 (or #6). Released on Dylan (A Fool Such As I)

 

La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la

 

I got a wife and five little children, I'm gonna take a trip on the big McMillan

Saro Jane, Saro Jane, ain't nothing to do, but to set down and sing and rock about my Saro Jane

La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la

 

The boiler busted and the whistle squall, the captain has gone through the hole-in-the-wall

Oh, Saro Jane, Saro Jane, ain't† nothing to do but to set down and sing and rock about my Saro Jane

La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la

 

The engine give a crack and the whistle gave a squall, the engineer gone to the hole-in-the-wall

Saro Jane, Saro Jane, ain't nothing to do but to set down and sing and rock about my Saro Jane

 

Yankee built boats to shoot them Rebels,my gun's steady going to hold it level

Saro Jane, Saro Jane, ain't nothing to do but to set down and sing and rock about my Saro Jane

La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la

 

I got a wife and five little chilling, I'm going to take a trip on the big McMillan

Saro Jane, Saro Jane, ain't nothing to do but to set down and sing and rock about my Saro Jane

La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la

La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la

 

VARIATIONS Saro Jane

 

Verse 2

The boiler busted and the whistle squall††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1 Jun 1970, On A Fool Such As I #9(6)

The captain has gone through the hole-in-the-wall

The boiler busted and the whistle blow†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1 Jun 1970, On Bob Dylan 1970 #2?

The captain had a fall over board

The boiler busted and the whistle blew cold††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1 Jun 1970, On Bob Dylan 1970 #6?

The captain [???] fell overboard, oh

 

Saro Jane. 19600501, 19700601#9or(#6), 19700601#2, 19700601#6(or#9)

 

 

Take This Hammer (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (Jimmie Cox)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

Once I lived the life of a millionaire, spending my money and I didnít care

Taking my friends out for a big fine time, [???] the booze, champagne and wine

When I [???] I had to sink so low I [got a heavy ???] to go

If I ever get my one dollar again, Iím gonna hold on to it till the [???]

 

Nobody knows you when youíre down and out

In your pocket, not a penny and as for your friends, you havenít got nobody

But as soon as you get on your feet again everybody wants to be your long-lost friend

Itís mighty strange, without a doubt, nobody knows you when youíre down and out

 

Nobody knows you when youíre down and out

In your pocket, not one penny and as for your friends, you havenít got any

But as soon as you get on your feet again, everybody wants to be your long-lost friend

Itís mighty strange, God, without a doubt

Nobody knows you when youíre down and out, nobody knows you when youíre down and out

 

Oh, nobody needs you when you're down and out

In your pocket not a penny and as for your friends, you just ain't got any

When you get back on your feet up. [...]

It's better payed back without a doubt. Nobody wants you when you're down and out

Oh, yes, when you're down and out

 

Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out. 19600501

 

 

Great Historical Bum (Woody Guthrie)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

I saw [???] ring around the door

when I looked out the [???]

I saw Adam and Eve driven from the door

I saw Nathan when he looked the garden o'er

From behind the pushing people saw the apple [???]

And I was clear I was the guy that ain't before

Me neither.[...] for I got hired to [???] him

[???] general [???]

Fight the Indian way down into the [???]

Oh, I'm just a lonesome traveler, The Great Historical Bum

[???????????????]

 

Great Historical Bum. 19600501

 

Mary Ann (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

I [have a love the world will fly]

work all time, be mine to die

I got to know, God, make me understand

Give to me my Mary Ann

 

Oh, my love, Mary, Mary Ann

I'm gonna marry you

[???????????????]

 

2 June 1970, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studio, the 3rd New Morning session, #6. Released on Dylan (A Fool Such As I)

 

Oh very well, my own true love, very well for a while

The ship is waiting and the wind blows high

And I am bound away for the sea, Mary Ann

 

Ten tousand miles away from home, ten thousand miles or more

The sea may freeze and the earth may burn

If I never no more return to you, Mary Ann

 

Oh, don't you see that crow flow high, she'll surely turn to white

If ever I grew false to you

Let the day turn to night, my dear, Mary Ann

 

Oh, if I had a flask of gin and sugar here or two

And a great big bowl for to mix it in

I'd poor a drink for you my dear, Mary Ann

 

Yes, I poor a drink for you my dear, May Ann

 

Mary Ann. 196005??, 19700602#6

 

 

Every Night When The Sun Goes Down (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

Every night when the sun goes down, every night when the sun goes down, every night when the sun goes down

I hang my head and mournful cry

 

My own Suzanne, my poor Suzanne, my own Suzanne, my poor Suzanne, my own Suzanne, my poor Suzanne

I travel back, where I come from

 

[???], [???], [???]

 

Every Night When The Sun Goes Down. 196505??

 

 

Sinner Man (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

Oh, sinner man, where are you run to? oh, sinner man, where are you run to?

Oh, sinner man, where are you run to? all along your day

 

Well, run to the sea, sea, won't you hide me? Run to the sea, sea, won't you hide me?

Run to the sea, sea, won't you hide me? On our my day?

 

Well, the Lord said, sinner man, sea 'll be a sinking, the Lord said, sinner man, sea 'll be a sinking

The Lord said, sinner man, sea' ll be a sinking. All on my day

 

Well, run, run, run, runna, won't you hide me? Well, run, run, run, runna, won't you hide me?

Well, run, run, run, runna, won't you hide me? On...

 

Sinner Man. 19600501

 

 

Delia (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Wop De Alano (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet? (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Abner Young (Writer unknown)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

[     ], [     ]

I saw this great thick fast Grizzly bear. He's coming after. Oh, is coming after me

 

Oh, some money that I got for the very first year. [???]

And had it had. Oh, had it had last year

 

Oh, I went up for the mountain, the mountain by and by

A wolf came 'round with lightning speed, I'll take a ride [...]

 

Oh, I rode on top of the moon, he took us by a twirl

I lost my thumbs and I fell off and I landed in this, oh, I landed in this world

 

Boys and girls were scheming, [???]

 

[???] broke through and they all fell in, and the rest they ran. Oh, the rest they ran away

 

[???]

 

His name is Abner Young. If you can tell a bigger lie

I swear you ought to be. Oh, I swear you ought to be hung

 

Abner Young. 19600501

 

 

500 Miles (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

I'm down here stuck, with no shirt on my back, selling the land that I own

[???], [???], Lord I'm 500 miles from my home

 

If my old lady she says so then I'll railroad no more

I took my bag and go home, yes I've given [???]

[???] I've gladly given it all Ďcause I'm 500 miles from my home

 

[???] or if I go a hundred thousand miles

If this train rolls away

[???] and I'm 900 miles from my home

 

[???], [???], [???], [???], [???]

 

900 Miles. 19600501

 

 

Blues Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues) (J. Rodgers, G. Vaughan)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

Good mornin' captain, good mornin' sun. Good mornin' captain, good mornin' sun

Do you need another mule skinner on you new day run

 

Well, I'm working on the railroad, I got a dollar dime a day

I'm working on the railroad, I got a dime a day, [???]

 

Oh, hey there little water boy, come and lay your bucket down

Hey there little water boy, go your old bucket down

It was a long wait ago when you bring that bucket round

 

Good morning, Captain, good morning sun. Good morning, Captain, good morning sun

Do you need another mule skinner On your new day run

 

September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bob Dylan. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

Hey, little water boy, please bring that can round

Hey, little water boy, bring that bucket round

If you don't like your job, please put that water bucket down

 

Yo-del-lay-ee-ee, yo-del-lay-ee-ee-ee

 

2 July 1962, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Finjan Club. Released on The 50th Anniversary Collection 1962

 

Good mornin' captain, good mornin' sun. Good mornin' captain, good mornin' sun

Do you need another mule skinner ride on you new day run

 

Yodeleiiiii

I don't know man, I won't do this anymore

 

Oh, yodeleiiii, ho, ho, ho

Yodeleiiiii, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho

 

Blues Yodel No. 8. 19600501, 196009??, 19620702#1#2

 

 

One-Eyed Jacks (Bob Dylan?) or Twenty-One Years (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

I'm twenty years old and twenty years gone, I can't go on

I know that's awfully long but I can't go on

 

I'm pray [???]

 

[So I stayed for a while], I never reached where they run

Mother, mother, I', coming on home, can't you hear me cry

[???]

 

One-Eyed Jacks, 19600501

 

 

Columbus Stockade Blues (Woody Guthrie)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

Oh, go away and leave me if you want to, I'll never make up my mind

Deep in your heart you love another, keep me down and out of the line

 

This time I'm leaving, kept I have you in my eyes

But now, Oh, I'm so aching, [???]

 

So, go away and leave me if you want to, I'll never make up your mind

Deep in your heart you love another, keep me down and out of the line

 

Without you beside me, [???]

[???], [???], [???]

 

So, go and leave me if you want to, I'll never make up my mind

Deep in your heart you love another, keep me down and out of the line

 

Last night as I lay sleeping, I dreamed I held you in my arms

When I woke I was mistaken, [Lord, I was still behind these bars]

 

So, go away and leave me if you want to, I'll never make up my mind

Deep in your heart you love another, keep me down and out of the line

 

Columbus Stockade Blues. 19600501

 

 

Payday At Coal Creek (Traditional)

First performed May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota, The Home Of Karen Wallace. On bootleg: I Was So Much Older Then Vol. 2

 

Oh, it's payday, oh, payday. Oh, payday at Coal Creek in the morning. Oh, it's payday at Coal Creek in the morning

 

I'm a poor boy, I'm a poor boy, I'm a poor boy, long way from home, I'm a poor boy, long way from home

 

Get bye-bye, oh, bye-bye. Oh, bye-bye, oh, baby I am gone. Oh, bye-bye, bye baby I am gone

 

[???] oh, baby, [???], [???], [???]

 

Payday At Coal Creek. 19600501

 

 

Well It's Early (Bob Dylan)

Early 1960. Lyrics From Dylan At Harvard. Mentioned In Boston Globe

 

 

Blackjack Blues (Ray Charles)

May 1960. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

Blackjack blues, yea, yea, yea. How unlucky can one man be?

Every quarter I make, Blackjack takes away from me

 

 

Bob Dylan's Blues [1960] (Bob Dylan)

1960. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Every Time I Hear The Spirit

May 1960. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

House Of The Risin' Sun (Traditional)

First performed June 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

20 November 1961, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studios. Released on: Bob Dylan

 

There is a house down in New Orleans they call the rising sun

And it's been the ruin of many poor girl and me, oh, God, I'm one

 

My mother was a tailor, she sowed these new blue jeans

My sweetheart was a gambler, Lord, down in New Orleans

 

Now the only thing a gambler needs is a suitcase and a trunk

And the only time he's satisfied is when he's on a drunk

 

He fills his glasses up to the brim and he'll pass the cards around

And the only pleasure he gets out of life is rambling from town to town

 

Oh, tell my baby sister not to do what I have done

But shun that house in New Orleans they call the rising sun

 

Well, it's one foot on the platform and the other foot on the train

I'm going back to New Orleans to wear that ball and chain

 

I'm a-going back to New Orleans my race is almost run

I'm going back to end my life down in the rising sun

 

There is a house down in New Orleans they call the rising sun

And it's been the ruin of many poor girl and me, oh, God, I'm one

 

VARIATIONS House Of The Risin' Sun. Compared with the take released on Bob Dylan. Recorded 20 November 1961

 

There is a house down in New Orleans they call the rising sun

And it's been the ruin of many poor girl and me, oh, God, I'm one

     It's been the ruin of many poor soul and me, oh, God, I'm one††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 19 Apr 1963, McKenzie Home

     And it's been the ruin of many poor boy and me, oh, Lord, I'm one††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Nov 1973, PWRS#2, on GBS2

 

My mother was a tailor, she sowed these new blue jeans

     If I had listened to what my mama said, I been at home today††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 19 Apr 1963, McKenzie Home

My sweetheart was a gambler, Lord, down in New Orleans

     But being so young and foolish, I let gamblin' lead me astray††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 19 Apr 1963, McKenzie Home

 

Now the only thing a gambler needs is a suitcase and a trunk

And the only time he's satisfied is when he's on a drunk

 

He fills his glasses up to the brim and he'll pass the cards around

And the only pleasure he gets out of life is rambling from town to town

     And the only time he's satisfied he's rambling from town to town††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 19 Apr 1963, McKenzie Home

 

Oh, tell my baby sister not to do what I have done

But shun that house in New Orleans they call the rising sun

 

Well, it's one foot on the platform and the other foot on the train

I'm going back to New Orleans to wear that ball and chain

 

I'm a-going back to New Orleans my race is almost run

I'm going back to end my life down in the rising sun

 

There is a house down in New Orleans they call the rising sun

And it's been the ruin of many poor girl and me, oh, God, I'm one

     [Verse not sung] ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 19 Apr 1963, McKenzie Home

 

House Of The Risin' Sun 19611120, 19611123, 19630412b, 19630419, 19731102#2, 19751128

 

 

Timber (Traditional)

First performed June 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Jerry (Traditional)

First performed June 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Another Man Done Gone (Traditional)

First performed June 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Black Jack Blues (Traditional)

First performed June 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Man Of Constant Sorrow (Dick Burnett, arr. Bob Dylan

First performed June 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

I am a man of constant sorrow, I've seen trouble all my days

I'll bid farewell to Oklahoma where I was born and partly raised

 

Through this whole world I'm a-bound to ramble, through sun and wind, through the snow and rain

I'm a-bound to ride that mornin' railroad, perhaps I'll die upon that train

 

Now, you say I'm a stranger, my face you'll never see no more

But remember darlin', we will meet in the God's golden shore

 

I'm, well, I've been in trouble, I've been seeing these since I've been born

I been loved and hated, I've been crazed and I've been scorn

 

I am a man of constant sorrow, I've seen trouble all my days

I'll say goodbye to Oklahoma, where I was born and partly raised

 

22 November 1961, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studios. Released on album: Bob Dylan

 

I am a man of constant sorrow, I've seen trouble all my days

I'll say goodbye to Colorado, where I was born and partly raised

 

Your mother says I'm a stranger, my face you'll never see no more

But there's one promise darliní, I'll see you on God's golden shore

 

Through this open world I'm a-bound to ramble, through ice and snow, sleet and rain

Iím a-bound to ride that mornin' railroad, perhaps I'll die on that train

 

I'm goin' back to Colorado, the place that I've started from

If I'd knowed how bad you'd treat me, Honey, I never would have come

 

2 May 2002, The Netherlands, Rotterdam, Ahoy. On bootleg Rotterdam 2002

 

I am a man of constant sorrow, I've seen trouble all my days

I'll say farewell to Old Kentucky, the place that I was born and raised.

(The place that he was born and raised)

 

For six long years I've been in trouble, no pleasure here on Earth I find

For I'm bound to ride that Northern Railroad, perhaps I'll die upon that train.

(Perhaps He'll die upon that train)

 

Oh, you, you can't see, that I'm a stranger, my face you never ever will see no more

But there's one promise given, we'll meet again on that golden

(We'll meet again on that golden shore)

 

They bury me in some fine valley, for many years, I'll lay dead

You may learn to love another, but I am sleepin' in my grave

(He is sleeping in his grave)

 

See, I'm a man of constant sorrow, I've seen trouble all my days

I, I'll say farewell to Old Kentucky, the place that I was born and raised

(The place that he was born and raised

The place that he was born and raised

The place that he was born and raised)

 

VARIATIONS Man Of Constant Sorrow. Compared with the take released on Bob Dylan. Recorded 22 November 1961

 

I am a man of constant sorrow, I've seen trouble all my days

I'll say goodbye to Colorado, where I was born and partly raised

     I'll bid farewell to Oklahoma where I was born and partly raised††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

     I'll say farewell to Old Kentucky, the place that I was born and raised.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 May 2002, Rotterdam

 

     For six long years I've been in trouble, no pleasure here on Earth I find††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 May 2002, Rotterdam

     For I'm bound to ride that Northern Railroad, perhaps I'll die upon that train.†††††††††††††††††††† 2 May 2002, Rotterdam

 

Your mother says I'm a stranger, my face you'll never see no more

     Now, you say I'm a stranger, my face you'll never see no more†††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

     Oh, you, you can't see, that I'm a stranger, my face you never ever will see no more††††† 2 May 2002, Rotterdam

But there's one promise darliní, I'll see you on God's golden shore

     But remember darlin', we will meet in the God's golden shore††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

     But there's one promise given, we'll meet again on that golden shore†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 May 2002, Rotterdam

 

Through this open world I'm a-bound to ramble, through ice and snow, sleet and rain

     Through this whole world I'm a-bound to ramble, through sun and wind, through the snow and rain†††† May 1961

Iím a-bound to ride that mornin' railroad, perhaps I'll die on that train

 

     I'm, well, I've been in trouble, I've been seeing these since I've been born††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

     I been loved and hated, I've been crazed and I've been scorn†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

 

     They bury me in some fine valley, for many years, I'll lay dead†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 May 2002, Rotterdam

     You may learn to love another, but I am sleepin' in my grave††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 May 2002, Rotterdam

 

I'm goin' back to Colorado, the place that I've started from

If I'd knowed how bad you'd treat me, Honey, I never would have come

 

     I am a man of constant sorrow, I've seen trouble all my days†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

     I'll say goodbye to Oklahoma, where I was born and partly raised†††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

 

     See, I'm a man of constant sorrow, I've seen trouble all my days†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 May 2002, Rotterdam

     I, I'll say farewell to Old Kentucky, the place that I was born and raised††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 May 2002, Rotterdam

 

Man Of Constant Sorrow 196105??, 19611122, 19611222, 19630303

 

 

Greyhound Blues (Bob Dylan)

First performed June 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Every Time I Hear The Spirit (Writer unknown)

First performed June 1960, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

 

Red Rosey Bush (Traditional)

First performed September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bob Dylan. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

I wish I was a red, rosy bush by the banks of the sea

And every time my true love pass, she take a rose of me

 

[I wish I had her go one time] of golden [?]

I'd take her out, and kiss her there, I put her back again

 

I wish I was in some dark hollow where the sun don't ever shine

If your heart belongs to another,† know she never be mine

 

I wish I was a red, rosy bush by the banks of the sea

And every time my true love pass, she take a rose of me

 

Red Rosey Bush.196009??r

 

 

Johnny I Hardly Knew You (Traditional)

First performed September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bob Dylan. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

With your guns and drums and your guns and your drums, hurroo, hurroo

With your drums and your guns and your drums and your guns, hurroo, hurroo

With your guns and drums and drums and guns, the enemy nearly slew ye

Oh, my darling dear, Ye look so queer, Johnny I hardly knew ye

 

You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo

You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo

You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg, you're an Irish boy that's taken the [?]

We have to put you with a bowl to beg, Johnny I hardly knew ye

 

Where are your eyes that shone so mild, hurroo, hurroo

Where are your eyes that shone so mild, hurroo, hurroo

Where are your eyes that shone so mild

When you first my heart beguiled

Why did you run for me and the child, Johnny I hardly knew ye

 

Where are your legs that used to run, huroo, hurroo

Where are your legs that used to run, huroo, hurroo

Where are your legs that used to run, but you quick went off to carry a gun

Indeed your dancing days are done, Oh, Johnny, I hardly knew ye

 

Where is your face that shone so bright, hurroo, hurroo

Where is your face that shone so bright, hurroo, hurroo

Where is your face that shone so bright, when you went off to fight that night

Oh, darling dear, you are out of sight, Johnny, I hardly knew ye

 

We're rolling out our guns again, hurroo, hurroo

We're rolling out our guns again, hurroo, hurroo

We're rolling out our guns again, so, they never take our sons again

Lord, they never takes us down again, Johnny, I hardly knew ye

 

Johnny I Hardly Knew You. 196009??

 

 

Jesus Christ (Woody Guthrie)

First performed September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bob Dylan. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

Jesus Christ was a man that traveled through the land, a carpenter true and brave

But that dirty little coward named Judas Iscariot, he laid Jesus Christ in His grave

 

One day Jesus knocked on a rich man's door, what must I do to be seen

Tell all your good things you gonna to the poor, so they laid Jesus Christ in his grave

 

Jesus Christ was a man that traveled through the land, a carpenter true and brave

But that dirty little coward named Judas Iscariot, he laid Jesus Christ in His grave

 

People of the land took Jesus by the hand, followed him far and wide

Put to the rich as the poor will in the world, so they killed Jesus Christ in on the fly

 

When the love of the poor showed someday turned hate, and the patience of the workers gives away

Just the [???] rich [?], so they laid Jesus Christ in his grave

 

This song was written in New York City, a carpenter [?]

If Jesus was to preach what He preached in Galilee, they would lay poor Jesus in His grave

 

Jesus Christ was a man that traveled through the land, a carpenter true and brave

But that dirty little coward named Judas Iscariot, he laid Jesus Christ in His grave

 

Jesus Christ. 196009??

 

 

Streets Of Glory (Traditional)

First performed September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bob Dylan. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

I'm gonna walk these streets of glory. I'm gonna walk these streets of glory. One of these days, hallelujah

I'm gonna walk these streets of glory. Gonna walk these streets of glory. One of these days

 

I'm gonna sing and never get tired. I'm gonna sing and never get tired. One of these days, hallelujah

I'm gonna sing and never get tired. Gonna sing and never get tired. One of these days

 

Singing, I'm gonna see my loving mother. I'm gonna see my loving mother. One of these days, hallelujah

I'm gonna see my loving mother. Gonna see my loving mother. One of these days

 

Streets Of Glory. 196009??

 

 

K.C. Moan (Memphis Jug Band)

First performed September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bob Dylan. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow, Lord, I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow

Lord, I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow, she blow like my woman's on board

 

When I get back on that K. C. Road. Lord, when I get back on that K. C. Road

Lord, when I get back on that K. C. Road. Gonna love my woman like I never loved before

 

I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow. Lord, I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow

Lord, I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow. She blow like my woman's on board

 

Got a gal down in Alabama, Lord, I got a gal down in Alabama

I got a gal down in Alabama, this gal means a whole lot to me

 

And I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow. Lord, I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow

Lord, I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow. She blow like my woman's on board

 

I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow. Lord, I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow

Lord, I thought I heard that K. C. when she blow. She blow like my woman's on board

 

K.C. Moan. 196009??

 

 

Rambler, Gambler (I'm A gambler) (Traditional)

First performed September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bob Dylan. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7

 

Iím a rambler, Iím a gambler, Iím a long way from my home

If the people donít like me, they can leave me alone

 

Come sit down beside me, come sit down right here

Come sit down, love, I want you, love you boldly, so dear

 

When you get to Wyoming, a letter youíll see

If you get into trouble just you write and tell me

 

For I once had a lover. her age was sixteen

Sheís a flower of velvet and the rose of Celine

 

Her parents was against me, now she is the same

If I writ on your book, love, just you blot out my name

 

Oh, thereís changes in the ocean, thereís changes in the sea

Thereís changes in my true love, ainít no change in me

 

Rambler, Gambler. 196009??

 

 

Talking Columbia (Woody Guthrie)

First performed September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bob Dylan. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

Well, down along the river just a-sittin' on a rock, I watch the boats in the Bonneville lock

Gate swings open, the boat sails in, she toots her whistle, she's gone again

 

6 May 1961, Branford, Connecticut, Montewese Hotel, Indian Neck Folk Festival. On bootleg I Was So Much Younger Then Vol. 4

 

Well, down along the river just a-sittin' on a rock, I'm a-lookin' at the boats in the Bonneville lock

Gate swings open, the boat sails in, she toots her whistle, she's gone again

Gasoline goin' up. Wheat comin' down

 

Well, I filled up my hat brim, drunk a little taste. Thought about a river just a-goin' to waste

Thought about the dust, an' thought about the sand, thought about the people, an' thought about the land

Folks runnin' round all over creation. Lookin' for some kind of little place to live in

 

Well, I pulled out my pencil, scribbled this song, figured all them salmon just couldn't be wrong

Them salmon fish is mighty shrewd, they got senators and politicians, too

Just about like the president. They run every four years

 

You just watch this river, though, pretty soon, everybody's gonna be changin' their tune

The big Grand Coulee and the Bonneville dams run a thousand factories for Uncle Sam

And everybody else in the world turnin' out everything from sewing machines

To atomic bedrooms and plastic. Everything's gonna be made out of plastic

 

Uncle Sam needs wool, and Uncle Sam needs wheat. Uncle Sam need houses and stuff to eat

Uncle Sam needs water and power dams, Uncle Sam needs people, and the people need land

'Course I don't like dictators very much myself

I think the whole country had ought to be run by e-lec-trici-ty

 

Talking Columbia. 196009??, 19610506

 

 

Talking Merchant Marine (Woody Guthrie)

First performed September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bob Dylan. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

In bed with my woman, just singin' the blues, heard the radio tellin' the news:

That the big Red Army took a hundred towns, allies droppin' them two-ton bombs

Started, yellin', screemin' hops up and down like a bullfrog!

 

Doorbell rung and in come a man, I signed my name, I got a telegram

If you wanna take a vacation trip, got a dish-washin' job on a Liberty ship

Woman a-cryin .[Yells, talks]

 

'Bout two minutes I run ten blocks I come to my ship, down at the dock

Walked up the plank, and I signed my name, blowed that whistle, was gone again!

Ships as far as my eye could see, woman a-waitin'

 

Ship loaded down with TNT, all out across the rollin' sea

Stood on the deck, watched the fishes swim, I'se a-prayin' them fish wasn't made of tin

Sharks, porpoises, [???]

 

This convoy's the biggest I ever did see, all out across the rolling sea

Ring that whistles and blow that bells, blow them fascists all to hell!

Win some freedom, liberty, stuff like that

 

Oh, hell, I can't do it....

 

4 November 1961, New York City, New York, Carnegie Chapter Hall. On bootleg Man On The Street Vol.1, cd 3

 

In bed with my woman, just singin' the blues, heard the radio tellin' the news:

That the big Red Army took a hundred towns, allies droppin' them two-ton bombs

Started, yellin', screemin', dancing up and down like a bullfrog!

 

Doorbell rung and in come a man, I signed my name, I got a telegram

If you wanna take a vacation trip, you got a dish-washin' job on a Liberty ship

Woman a-cryin, me a-flyin', out the door, down the line

 

'Bout two minutes I run ten blocks I come to my ship, down at the docks

Up the plank, I signed my name when they blowed that whistle, she was gone again!

Ships ride on up and down the stream, ships so far as I could see, woman waiting

 

Ship loaded down with TNT all out across the rollin' sea

Stood on the deck, watched the fishes swim, I'se a-prayin' them fish wasn't made of tin

Sharks, porpoises, mud cats, rainbow trout, [chew]gars, jellybeans, all over that water

 

Convoy's the biggest I ever did see all out across the rolling sea

Ship ring the whistles and blow that bells, blow them fascists all to hell!

Win some freedom, liberty, stuff like that, stood on the deck, walked to the stern

Lookin' at the big brass screw blade turn

Listened to the sound of the engine pound, gained sixteen feet every time she went around

Gettin' closer and closer, look out, you fascists

 

Well, I'm just one of the merchant crew, belong to union called the N. M. U

I'm a union man from head to toe, I'm U. S. A. and C. I. O

Fightin' out here on the waters, tryin' to win some freedom back there on the land

 

Talking Merchant Marine. 196009??, 19611104

 

 

Talking Hugh Brown (Bob Dylan)

First performed September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bob Dylan. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

I knew a boy named Hugh Brown, he's the laziest man in town

Got up this morning and combed his hair, he's so lazy, he just don't go anywhere

He just kinda opens his door and walks out and looks around and walks away

Well, he sprained his arm combing his hair, I don't think that's quite really fair

He lays in bed all the time

 

I don't think that's very right, he's such a lazy bastard

You know, it was raining the other day, I mean the other night

And Hugh Brown said, and Hugh Brown, so lazy that

He said to me, Bob, it's raining on my bed

And I says Oh, and he says Yeah, and I says Oh

Hugh Brown never closed the window

 

Talking Hugh Brown. 196009??

 

 

Talking Inflation (Talking Lobbyist) (Tom Glazer)

First performed September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bob Dylan. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

Well, friends and neighbors of the United States, come listen to a story that's hard to relate

Takes place in a town where the hot air blows over the lobbies where the filibuster grows

Hardy Perennial. Evergreen. Stinkweed

 

Now, [???], down in that town there's a feller working there

He's a barber but he get not paid for hair

He gets paid to squeeze, gets paid to twist, they call this critter a lobbyist

 

He's high pressure. All thumbs. Fits any size buttonhole. But he's only doing his job

Then he get's a paid bonus from the National Association of Manufacturers

From the National Association of Real Estate Boards, from the National Association of Dry Goods Merchants

Big shots

 

This here feller, I'm sorry to say he's trying to kill the O.P.A

He's trying to kill the housing bill and other good things he's trying to kill

He's a killer. But he's only doing his job

 

He gets a big bonus from the National Association of Manufacturers

National Association of Real Estate Boards, National Association of [???]

Big shots

 

Friends and neighbors of the United States, you know what'll happen if they kill O.P.A

Your beat-up buck won't be worth a cent, prices 'll fly to the firmament

Sky high rent. Sky high food. Sky high everything

 

Oh, but the lobbyist, he's doing his job, he gets a big bonus

From the National Association of Manufacturers

From the National Association of Real Estate Boards

From the National Association of Dry Goods Merchants

Big shots

 

Fourteen dollars for a pound of steak, thirty dollars for a pound of cake

[???]

 

Write a card to your congressman now, today, tell him to save that O.P.A

Tell him to fight just as hard as he's able

For the National Association of American People. Biggest shots!

 

Talking Inflation. 196009??

 

 

Come See Jerusalem (Traditional)

First performed September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

 

San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller)

First performed September 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey, The Home of Bob and Sid Gleason. On bootleg Man On The Street vol. 1, disc 1

 

I got the blues from my baby, livin' by the San Francisco Bay

Ocean liners gone so far away

Didn't mean to treat her so bad, the best girl I ever has had

Made me cry liked to make me die, I wanna lay down and die

 

I ain't got a nickel and I ain't got a lousy dime

If she don't come back Lord I think I'm gonna lose my mind

If she ever come back and stay, see me on a brand-new day

Walkin' with my baby down by San Francisco Bay

 

Sittin' down lookin' through my back door, wondrin' which way to go

That woman I'm so crazy about now she don't love me no more

Think I'll take me a freight train cause I'm feelin' blue

Ride all night to the end of the line thinkin' only of you

 

Just about to go on the city, just about to go insane

I think I lose that woman 'cause the way she used to call my name

If she ever come back to stay to me on a brand-new day

Walkin with my baby down by San Francisco Bay

 

Meanwhile livin' in the city, just about to go insane

I think I lose that woman 'cause the way she used to call my name

If she ever come back to stay to me on a brand-new day

Walkin with my baby down by San Francisco Bay, hey

Walkin with my baby down by San Francisco Bay

 

VARIATIONS San Francisco Bay Blues. Compared with the take om bootleg Man On The Street vol. 1, disc 1. Recorded February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey, The Home of Bob and Sid Gleason.

 

I got the blues from my baby, livin' by the San Francisco Bay

Ocean liners gone so far away

     The ocean liners got far away†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Late Sep 1961, Gerde's

Didn't mean to treat her so bad, the best girl I ever has had

     Didn't mean to treat her so bad, she was the best girl I ever have had††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Late Sep 1961, Gerde's

Made me cry liked to make me die, I wanna lay down and die

     Made me cry liked to say goodbye, I wanna lay down and die††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minneapolis

 

I ain't got a nickel and I ain't got a lousy dime

If she don't come back Lord I think I'm gonna lose my mind

     If she don't come back I think I'm gonna lose my mind†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Late Sep 1961, Gerde's

If she ever come back and stay, see me on a brand-new day

Walkin' with my baby down by San Francisco Bay

 

Sittin' down lookin' through my back door, wondrin' which way to go

That woman I'm so crazy about now she don't love me no more

     That woman I'm so crazy 'bout she don't love me no more††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Late Sep 1961, Gerde's

Think I'll take me a freight train cause I'm feelin' blue

Ride all night to the end of the line thinkin' only of you

 

Just about to go on the city, just about to go insane

I think I lose that woman 'cause the way she used to call my name

If she ever come back to stay to me on a brand-new day

Walkin with my baby down by San Francisco Bay

     [Verse left out] †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Late Sep 1961, Gerde's

 

Meanwhile livin' in the city, just about to go insane

I think I lose that woman 'cause the way she used to call my name

     Sound like I heard my baby the way she used to call my name††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Late Sep 1961, Gerde's

If she ever come back to stay to me on a brand-new day

Walkin with my baby down by San Francisco Bay, hey

Walkin with my baby down by San Francisco Bay

     [Verse left out] †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minneapolis

 

San Francisco Bay Blues. 196102>>, 196105??, 196109?b, 19611123

 

 

Jesus Met The Woman At The Well (Traditional)

First performed February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey

 

February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey, The Home of Bob and Sid Gleason. On bootleg Man On The Street vol. 1, disc 1

 

Jesus met the woman at the well, at the well, Jesus met the woman at the well, at the well

And he told her everything she ever done

 

[Start over]

 

Jesus met the woman at the well, at the well, yes, Jesus met the woman at the well, at the well

And she told him everything she'd ever done

 

He said, Woman, He said, Woman, tell me, where is your husband?

He said, Woman, He said, Woman, tell me, where is your husband?

And the woman said to Jesus, I have none

 

Oh, woman, oh, woman, you have three husbands, woman, woman, you have three husbands

And the one that you have is not your own

 

Oh, this man, she said, this man, she said, this man is a prophet. This man, this man, this man he's a prophet

Cause he told me everything I ever done

 

16 October 1980, Rundown Studios. 1980 fall rehearsals. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 13, disc DVD film track 1

 

Jesus met the woman at the well, oh, yeah

Jesus met the woman at the well, oh, yeah

And he told her everything she'd ever done

 

He said, woman, woman, tell me, where is your husband?

Woman, woman, where is your husband?

And the woman told Jesus, I have none

 

Well, the woman she went running, this man he be a prophet

 

16 October 1980, Rundown Studios. 1980 fall rehearsals. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 13, disc 9 DVD extra's track 3

 

Jesus met the woman at the well, yeah

Jesus met the woman at the well, yeah

And he told her everything she'd ever done

 

He said, woman, woman, tell me, where is your husband?

Woman, woman, tell me, where is your husband?

And the woman tell Jesus, I have none

 

He said, woman, woman, you have five husbands

Woman, woman, you have five husbands

And the one you have now is not your own

 

Woman she went running, she said, this man he be a prophet

Woman, she went unning, she said, this man must be a prophet

Cause he told me everything I ever done

 

Jesus met the woman at the well, oh, yes

Jesus met the woman at the well, oh, yes

And he told her everything she'd ever done

 

16 October 1980, Rundown Studios. 1980 fall rehearsals. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 16

 

Jesus met the woman at the well, oh, yeah

Jesus met the woman at the well, oh, yeah

And he told her everything she'd ever done

 

He said, woman, woman, tell me, where is your husband?

Woman, woman, where is your husband?

And the woman said to Jesus, I have none

 

Well, woman, he said, woman, you have five husbands

Woman, woman, you have five husbands

And the one you have now is not your own

 

Well, the woman she went running, this man he be a prophet

Woman went a running, she said, this man must be a prophet

Cause he told me everything I ever done

 

Jesus met the woman at the well, oh, yes. Jesus met the woman at the well, oh, yes

And he told her everything she'd ever done

 

Jesus Met The Woman At The Well. 196102>>, 19801016#1#2#3,

 

 

Gypsy Davey (Traditional, arr. Woody Guthrie)

First performed February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey

 

February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey, The Home of Bob and Sid Gleason. On bootleg Man On The Street vol. 1, disc 1

 

It was late last night when the lord came in

 

[...]

 

It was late last night when the boss came home askin' 'bout his lady

The only answer that he got, she's gone with the Gypsy Davey, sheís gone with the Gypsy Dave

 

Go saddle for me a buckskin horse a hundred-dollar saddle

Point out to me their wagon tracks and after them I'll travel, and after them I'll ride

 

Well, I had not rode to the midnight moon when I saw the campfire gleaming

He heard the notes of the big guitar and the voice of the gypsies singing, that song of the Gypsy Dave

 

And then there by the light of the camping fire I saw her fair face beaming

Her heart in tune to the big guitar and the sound of the gypsies singing, that song of the Gypsy Dave

 

Have you forsaken your house and home? Have you forsaken your baby?

Have you forsaken your husband dear to go with the Gypsy Davy? To go of the Gypsy Dave?

 

Yes, I've forsaken my husband dear to go with the Gypsy Davy

And I've forsaken my mansion high but not my blue-eyed baby, but not my blue-eyed babe

 

She turned to ga away from him and go with the Gypsy Davy

But the tears come a-trickling down her cheeks to think of the blue-eyed baby, to go the blue-eyed baby

 

Take off, take off your buckskin gloves made of Spanish leather

And give to me your lily-white hand and we'll ride home together, and we'll ride home again

 

I'm† not take off my buckskin gloves made of Spanish leather

I'll go on my way from day to day to be with the Gypsy Davy, to go with the Gypsy Dave

Sing with the Gypsy Davy, go with the Gypsy Dave

 

Gypsy Davey. 196102>>

 

 

Trail Of The Buffalo (The Hills Of Mexico) (Traditional, arr. Woody Guthrie)

First performed February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey

 

February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey, The Home of Bob and Sid Gleason. On bootleg Man On The Street vol. 1, disc 1

 

Come 'round you old-time cowboys and listen to my song

Please do not grow weary, I'll not detain you long

Concerning some young cowboy who did agree to go

To spend the summer pleasantly on the trail of the buffalo

 

I found myself in Griffin in the year of '83

When a well-known famous drover came walkin' up to me

Saying, how do you do, young cowboy, how would you like to go

and spend the summer pleasantly on the trail of the buffalo?

 

Well, me being out of work right then, to this drover I did say

This a-going out on the buffalo range depends upon your pay

But if you pay good wages, transportation to and fro

Think I might go with you on the hunt of the buffalo

 

Yes, I will pay good wages and transportation too

If you agree to work for me until the season's through

But if you do get homesick and try to run away

You'll starve to death on the prairie and also lose your pay

 

With all this flattering talking he signed up quite a train

Some ten of twelve in numbers, some able-bodied men

Our trip it was a pleasant one as we hit the west-ward road

Until we hit old Boggy Creek in old New Mexico

 

Well, there our pleasures ended and our troubles they begun

A lightning storm it hit us, it made the cattle run

I got all full of stickers from the cactus that did grow

Outlaws watching to pick us off from the hills of the buffalo

 

Well, now, the working season ended but the drover would not pay

He said You went and drunk too much, you're all in debt to me

But the cowboys never did hear of such a thing as a bankrupt law

So we left that drover's bones to bleach on the hills of the buffalo

 

VARIATIONS Trail Of The Buffalo. Compared with the take on bootleg Man On The Street, Volume 1, CD 1, recorded February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey, The Home of Bob and Sid Gleason

 

Come 'round you old-time cowboys and listen to my song

Please do not grow weary, I'll not detain you long

Concerning some young cowboy who did agree to go†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

To spend the summer pleasantly on the trail of the buffalo

 

I found myself in Griffin in the year of '83

     'T was in the town of Griffin in the year of 65††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar-May 1967, BT#1, #2, BS11

     'T was in the town of Jacksboro in the year of '73†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Aug 1988, Los Angeles

When a well-known famous drover came walkin' up to me

     A well known famous [driller]††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar-May 1967, BT#1, BS11

     A well known famous [driller] stepped up to me and talked††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar-May 1967, BT#2, BS11

Saying, how do you do, young cowboy, how would you like to go

and spend the summer pleasantly on the trail of the buffalo?

     Spend the summer pleasantly in the hills of Mexico††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar-May 1967, BT#2, BS11

 

Well, me being out of work right then, to this drover I did say

This a-going out on the buffalo range depends upon your pay

But if you pay good wages, transportation to and fro

Think I might go with you on the hunt of the buffalo

     I think I might go with you to the hills of Mexico††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar-May 1967, BT#2, BS11

 

Yes, I will pay good wages and transportation too

If you agree to work for me until the season's through

But if you do get homesick and try to run away

You'll starve to death on the prairie and also lose your pay

 

With all this flattering talking he signed up quite a train

Some ten of twelve in numbers, some able-bodied men

Our trip it was a pleasant one as we hit the west-ward road

Until we hit old Boggy Creek in old New Mexico

 

Well, there our pleasures ended and our troubles they begun

     Well, we crossed the [Loftin] river, boys, our troubles thеy begun†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar-May 1967, BT#2, BS11

A lightning storm it hit us, it made the cattle run

     Lightning, flashed like hell-fire had madе the cattle run†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar-May 1967, BT#2, BS11

I got all full of stickers from the cactus that did grow

     I tread towards the hiding place sun is hot as snow†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar-May 1967, BT#2, BS11

Outlaws watching to pick us off from the hills of the buffalo

     Comanches waiting to pick us off on the hills of Mexico††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar-May 1967, BT#2, BS11

 

     Our souls were cased in a buffalo [weed], and our hearts were cased in steel†††††††††††††† 2 Aug 1988, Los Angeles

     The hardships on the prairie, they make your poor heart [real]††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Aug 1988, Los Angeles

     Couldn't drink the water, oh boys it was no [go?]††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Aug 1988, Los Angeles

     Of us on the buffalo range in the hills of the buffalo†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Aug 1988, Los Angeles

 

Well, now, the working season ended but the drover would not pay

He said You went and drunk too much, you're all in debt to me

But the cowboys never did hear of such a thing as a bankrupt law

So we left that drover's bones to bleach on the hills of the buffalo

 

     Now we crossed Pease River, and homeward we are bound†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Aug 1988, Los Angeles

     No more on the buffalo range will we ever be found††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Aug 1988, Los Angeles

     Go home to our wives and sweethearts and tell others not to go†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Aug 1988, Los Angeles

     For God has forsaken the buffalo range and the damned old buffalo†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Aug 1988, Los Angeles

 

Trail Of The Buffalo.196102>>, 196703>10#1#2, 19880802,

 

 

Jesse James (Traditional)

First performed February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey

 

February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey, The Home of Bob and Sid Gleason. On bootleg Man On The Street vol. 1, disc 1

 

This song was made by Billy Gashade

As soon as the news did arrive

He said there was no man with the gun in his hand

Who could take Jesse James when alive

[...]

 

5 December 1975, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Montreal Stables. Released on The 1975 Live Recordings

 

'T was on a Sunday night, the moon shines bright

[     ]

And the people they did say for many miles away

[     ] Frank and Jesse James

 

Well Jesse had a wife to mourn for his life, to mourn for his life

Three children, they were brave

But that dirty little coward who shot Mister Howard

He laid poor Jesse in his grave

 

It was with his brother Frank that he robbed the Gallatin bank

Held up the Glendale train

And the people they did say for many miles away

'T was they outlaws Frank and Jesse James

 

Oh Jesse had a wife to mourn for his life, to mourn for his life

Three children, they were brave

But that dirty little coward who shot Mister Howard

He laid poor Jesse in his grave

 

Jesse James. 196102>>, 19751204

 

 

Car, Car (Car Song, Riding In My Car) (Woody Guthrie)

First performed February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey

 

February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey, The Home of Bob and Sid Gleason. On bootleg Man On The Street vol. 1, disc 1

 

Brp, brp brp-a-brp, brp, brp brp / Brp, brp brp-a-brp, brp, brp brp / huh...

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party tape

 

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brb, brb. Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brb, brb.

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brb, brb, brb. Brrrb brb brb brb. brb

 

Take me riding in the car, car, take me ride in the car, car, take me a ride

I'll take you a ride, we're, going for a ride in the car

 

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brb, brb. Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brb, brb

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brb, brb, brb. Brrrb brb brb brb. brb

 

Click clack, open up door, boys, click clack, open the door, girls

Front door, back door, boys and girls, we're going for a ride in the car

 

Spree out spraddle on the front seat, [crowd] brattle on the back seat

Back seat, front seat, [eight o-clock], we're going for a ride in the car

 

Engine it goes brrrb brb brb brb. Engine it goes brrrb brb brb brb

Engine it goes brrrb brb brb. Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brb, brb

 

Ships and the little boats chuk along, dogs and the kitty cat walking along

Ships in the sky and over see, we're going for a ride in the car

 

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brb, brb. Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brb, brb

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brb, brb, brb. Brrrb brb brb brb. brb

 

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brb, brb. Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brb, brb

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brb, brb, brb. Brrrb brb brb brb. brb

 

I'm a gonna zoom you home again, I'm a gonna zoom you home again

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr. Brrrb brb brb brb brb

 

I'm a gonna let you blow the horn, I'm a gonna let you blow the horn

A oorah, a oorah, a oogah. Go home for a ride in my car

 

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brb, brb. Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brb, brb

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brb, brb, brb. Brrrb brb brb brb. brb

 

September 1961, New York City, New York, Gaslight Cafť. The First Gaslight Tape. On bootleg Man On The Street Vol.1, disk 2

 

With Dave van Ronk

 

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr,brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr

 

Take me riding in the car, car, take you ride in the car, car

Take the ride, I'll take the ride, oh, going for a ride in the car

 

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr,brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr

 

Click clack, open up door, boys, click clack, open the door, girls

Front door, back door, boys and girls, going for a ride in the car

 

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr,brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr

 

Ships in the sky go sailing by, dogs and the kitty cat walking a-by

Ships in the sky and the bowling ball, we're going for a ride in the car

 

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr,brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr

 

Engine it goes brrrb brb brb brb, engine it goes brrrb brb brb brb

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr,brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr

 

Well, I'm a gonna zoom you home again, I'm a gonna zoom you home again

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb brb

 

I'm a gonna let you blow the horn, I'm a gonna let you blow the horn

A oorah, a oorah, a oogah, whoo, go home for a ride in my car

 

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr,brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr

 

I'm gonna take the ride in the car, car, take you riding the car, car

Take you ride, I'll take for a ride. all going for a ride in the car

 

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr,brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr

 

Brrrb brb brb brb. brb brr, brrrb brb brb brb. brb

 

Car, Car. 196102>>, 196105??, 196109??

 

 

Southern Cannonball (R. Hall and Jimmie Rodgers)

First performed February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey

 

February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey, The Home of Bob and Sid Gleason. On bootleg Man On The Street vol. 1, disc 1

 

I had to quit railroading

We didn't agree at all

I just didn't get along

With Southern Cannonball

 

Southern Cannonball. 196102>>

 

 

Bring Me Back, My Blue-Eyed Boy (Traditional, arr. Guthrie, Hall)

First performed February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey

 

February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey, The Home of Bob and Sid Gleason. On bootleg Man On The Street vol. 1, disc 1

 

Oh, bring back my blue-eyed boy

 

No I can't think of anything...

 

Bring Me Back, My Blue-Eyed Boy. 196102>>

 

 

Remember Me (Scott Wiseman)

First performed February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey

 

February or March 1961, East Orange, New Jersey, The Home of Bob and Sid Gleason. On bootleg Man On The Street vol. 1, disc 1

 

The sweetest songs are sung by lovers in the moonlight, the sweetest days are the days that used to be

The saddest words I ever heard were words of parting, when you said Sweetheart, remember me

Remember me when the candle lights are gleamin', remember me at the close of a long, long day

Just be so sweet when all alone you're dreamin', just to know you still remember me

 

A brighter face may take my place when we're apart, dear

A brighter smile an' a love more bold and free

But in the end, fair weather friends may break your heart, dear, an' if they do, sweetheart, remember me

Remember me when the candle lights are gleamin', remember me at the close of a long, long day

Just to be so sweet when all alone you're dreamin', just to know you still remember me

 

You told me once you were mine alone forever, you were mine till the end of eternity

But now it's over, dear, and we can never be the same except in memory

Remember me when the candle lights are gleamin', remember me at the close of a long, long day

Just be so sweet when all alone you're dreamin', just to know you still remember me

 

4 May 1965, London, England, Savoy Hotel, with Joan Baez. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 12, collector's Edition, Disc 18

 

The saddest song I sung by lovers in the [???], the saddest words of the days of used to be

The saddest words I ever heard were words of parting, when you said Sweetheart, remember me

Remember me when the candle lights are gleamin', remember me at the close of a long, long day

Just be so sweet when all alone you're dreamin', just to know you still remember me

 

Remember Me. 196102>>, 19650504

 

 

On, Wisconsin (Bob Dylan 1960, Trapper Schoepp 2017)

Written in 1961, finished by Trapper Schoepp in 2017, on his album Primetime Illusion

Lyrics below are written by Dylan.

 

Wisconsin is the dairy state, I guess you all know well

I was in Wow Wow Toaster there, the truth to you Iíll tell

Itís milk & cheese & cream, Iíve known íem all my days

Iím going back to my hometown Iím leaving right aways

 

Iím a heading out Wisconsin ways, 2000 miles to go

Madison, Milwaukee, setís my heart aglow

Iím a coming to that dairy state, my heartís a beating fast

Iíll jerk my banjo gently there and twiddle my mustache

 

Thereís thoughts I left there long ago, one a coming now it seems

Iíll tune my banjo in the hills and feast on milk and cream

And stamp my foot all thru the grass and never know a care

My homes in Wow Wow Toaster and Iím a going there

 

These people with you city ways are driving me insane to drink

My homeís in Wisconsin itís a better place I think

Iíve been in California

My homeís in Wisconsin and Iím gonna own the town

 

 

Down At Washington Square (Bob Dylan)

April 1961. Lyrics Auctioned On The Internet On 24 June 2006. Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Hangknot, Slipknot (Woody Guthrie)

First performed 6 May 1961, Branford, Connecticut

 

6 May 1961, Branford, Connecticut, Montewese Hotel, Indian Neck Folk Festival. On bootleg I Was So Much Younger Then Vol. 4

 

Did you ever see a hangman tie a slipknot? Did you ever see a hangman tie a slipknot?

Yes, I've seen it many times and he winds and he winds after thirteen times he's got a slipknot

 

Tell me will that slipknot slip, no it will not, tell me will that slipknot slip, no it will not

Well, it slips around your neck, but it won't slip back again. Slipknot, Lord, Lord, slipknot

 

Tell me did you lose your father on that slipknot? Tell me did you lose your father on that slipknot?

Yes, my father was a slave, but he tried to escape and they took him to his grave on that slipknot

 

Tell me did you lose your brother on that slipknot? Tell me did you lose your brother on that slipknot?

Yes, they hung him on a pole, and they shot him full of holes and they left him there to rot on that slipknot

 

Tell me who makes those laws for that slipknot? Tell me who makes the laws for the slipknot?

Tell me who says who will go to the calaboose? To get the hangman's noose over a slipknot

 

I don't know who makes the laws for that slipknot. I don't know who makes the laws for that slipknot

But the bones of many men have been whistling in the wind because they tied their laws with a slipknot

 

Hangknot, Slipknot. 19610506

 

 

Talking Fish Blues (Woody Guthrie)

First performed 6 May 1961, Branford, Connecticut

 

6 May 1961, Branford, Connecticut, Montewese Hotel, Indian Neck Folk Festival. On bootleg I Was So Much Younger Then Vol. 4

 

I went down to the fishing hole, took along my fishing pole

Something jerked my hook and got my bait and jerked me out in the middle of the lake

Some junk got sunk, was baptized on credit

 

Fishing down on the muddy bank, felt a pull an' give a big yank

I drug out three old muddy boots, a Ford radiator an' a Chevrolet coop

Handed it in for National Defense

 

Sitting in a boat with a bucket of beer, hadn't caught nothing but didn't much care

I guess I was pretty well satisfied, had my little woman right by my side

Taking it easy, been gone off-a that hook. For a couple of hours, I was busy

 

When you go fishing, let me tell you what to do, you go down by a grassy slew

Little pieces of string, tie it on your pole, throw it out in the middle of the hole

Find you a shade tree, sit down, go to sleep, forget all about it

 

Well, I jumped in the river and I went down deep. A hundred pound cat-fish lying there asleep

I jumped on his back and rode him aroun', saddled him up and I came into town

Women crying, dogs a-barking, little children-squalling, fathers coming, policemen coming, me a-running

 

Waited out at a sandy bar and I caught myself a big alligator gar

Drug him home across my back, tail was dragging a mile and a half

Flipping and flopping, I sold him for a quarter

Shot crabs, got in jail, [???] maybe catch alligators

 

One time I took me a notion to go out fishing in the middle of the ocean

Threw out a line, I got me a shark, I didn't bring him home till way past dark

He's a man-eater, tough customer, just wasn't quite tough enough

 

One night I had me a dream, I dreamt I was fishing in a whiskey stream

Baited my hook with applejack, threw out a drink, drug a gallon back

Done pretty good till the creek run dry, so, I'd give the fish back to the finance company

 

VARIATIONS Talking Fish Blues. Compared with the take on bootleg I Was So Much Younger Then Vol. 4. Recorded 6 May 1961, Branford, Indian Neck Folk Festival.

 

I went down to the fishing hole, took along my fishing pole

Something jerked my hook and got my bait and jerked me out in the middle of the lake

     Something grabbed my hook and got my bait††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

Some junk got sunk, was baptized on credit

 

Fishing down on the muddy bank, felt a pull an' give a big yank

I drug out three old muddy boots, a Ford radiator an' a Chevrolet coop

Handed it in for National Defense

 

Sitting in a boat with a bucket of beer, hadn't caught nothing but didn't much care

I guess I was pretty well satisfied, had my little woman right by my side

Taking it easy, been gone off-a that hook. For a couple of hours, I was busy

     For just about an hour, I was busy†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

 

When you go fishing, let me tell you what to do, you go down by a grassy slew

Little pieces of string, tie it on your pole, throw it out in the middle of the hole

Find you a shade tree, sit down, go to sleep, forget all about it

     Go to sleep, nobody catches fish anyway / Just a legend†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

 

Well, I jumped in the river and I went down deep. A hundred pound cat-fish lying there asleep

I jumped on his back and rode him aroun', saddled him up and I came into town

Women crying, dogs a-barking, little children-squalling, fathers coming

     Dogs a-barking, kids are squalling, women are crying†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

Policemen coming, me a-running

     cops a-coming, me a-running ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

 

Waited out at a sandy bar and I caught myself a big alligator gar

     Nobody will catch any of them alligators no more†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 1961, Minnesota Party Tape

Drug him home across my back, tail was dragging a mile and a half

Flipping and flopping, I sold him for a quarter

Shot crabs, got in jail, [???] maybe catch alligators

 

One time I took me a notion to go out fishing in the middle of the ocean

Threw out a line, I got me a shark, I didn't bring him home till way past dark

He's a man-eater, tough customer, just wasn't quite tough enough

 

One night I had me a dream, I dreamt I was fishing in a whiskey stream

Baited my hook with applejack, threw out a drink, drug a gallon back

Done pretty good till the creek run dry, so, I'd give the fish back to the finance company

 

Talking Fish Blues, 19610506, 196105??

 

 

Ramblin' Round (Woody Guthrie)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape 1961. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

I'm ramblin' through your cities, I'm ramblin' through your towns.

I never meet a friend I know, as I go ramblin' 'round boys, as I go ramblin' 'round

 

My Sweetheart and my family I've left in my hometown.

I'm out to do the best I can as I go ramblin' 'round boys, as I go ramblin' 'round

 

My mother hoped I might be a man of some renown

But I am just a refugee as I go a ramblin' 'round boys, as I go a ramblin' 'round

 

The peach trees they are loaded, they fall down to the ground

I pick 'em all day for a dollar as I go a ramblin' 'round, as I go a ramblin' 'round

 

Sometimes the peaches get rotten, they fall down to the ground

There's a hungry mouth for every peach that falls down to the ground boys, that falls down to the ground

 

Sometimes I wish I could marry, marry and settle down

But I can't save a penny as I go a ramblin' 'round boys, as I go a ramblin' 'round

 

22 December 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bonnie Beecher. Minnesota Hotel Tape. On bootleg Ramblin' Round Minneapolis

 

Round Minneapolis

Ramblin' around your cities, ramblin' around your towns

I never see a friend I know as I go ramblin' 'round boys, as I go ramblin' 'round

 

My Sweetheart and my family, I've left in my old hometown

I'm out to do the best I can as I go ramblin' 'round boys, as I go ramblin' 'round

 

My mother prayed that I might be a man of some renown

But I am just a refugee as I go a ramblin' 'round boys, as I go a ramblin' 'round

 

The peach trees they are loaded, their limbs are bending down

I pick 'em all day for a dollar as I go a ramblin' 'round, as I go a ramblin' 'round

 

Sometimes the peaches get rotten, their fruit falls on the ground

There's a hungry mouth for every peach that falls down on the ground boys, that falls down on the ground

 

Sometimes I wish I could marry, marry and settle down

But I can't save a penny as I go a ramblin' 'round boys, as I go a ramblin' 'round

 

Ramblin' Round. 196105??, 19611222

 

 

Death Don't Have No Mercy (Gary Davis)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape 1961. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

Death don't have no mercy in this land, death don't have no mercy in this land

When i come in your house someday and i'll take your mother away, death don't have no mercy in this land

 

Death don't have no judgement in this land, death don't have no judgement in this land

When I come in your house someday and i'll take your father away, death don't have no judgement in this land

 

Death Don't Have No Mercy. 196105??

 

 

It's Hard To Be Blind (Traditional)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape 1961. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

Lord, it's hard to be blind, Lord, it's hard, it's hard to be blind.

If I could see, how happy I would be, nobody cares about me, nobody cares about me

 

Lord, I cried the day I went blind. I said, Lord, what's happened to me?

I lost my friends when I lost my sight, nobody cares about me, and nobody cares about me

 

Lord, it's hard, it's hard to be blind. Lord, it's hard, it's hard to be blind

If I could see, how happy I would be, nobody cares about me, nobody cares about me

 

Lord, it's hard to be blind

If I could see, how happy I would be, nobody, nobody cares about me

 

22 December 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bonnie Beecher. Minnesota Hotel Tape. On bootleg Ramblin' Round Minneapolis

 

Lord, I cried the day I went blind. I said, Lord, what's happened to me?

Lost my friends when I lost my sight, nobody cares about me,and nobody cares about me

 

Lord, it's hard and it's hard to be blind. And it's hard and it's hard to be blind

If I could see, how happy I would be, nobody cares about me, nobody cares about me

 

There was a time when I went blind. Lord what's happened to me?

I lost my friends and I lost my sight, nobody, nobody, nobody cares about me

 

It's hard and hardest to be blind. Lord, it's hard, it's hard to be blind

If I could see, how happy I would be, nobody cares about me, nobody cares about me, nobody cares about me.

 

It's Hard To Be Blind. 196105??, 19611222

 

 

This Train Is Bound For Glory (Bill Broonzy, arr. Woody Guthrie)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape 1961. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

This train is bound for glory, this train, this train is bound for glory, this train

This train is bound for glory, if you're not on it you must be holy, this train is bound for glory, this train

 

This train don't carry no gamblers, this train, this train don't carry no gamblers, this train

This train don't carry no gamblers, two-bit whores and midnight ramblers, this train is bound for glory, this train

 

This train don't carry no [extra], this train, this train don't carry no [extra], this train

This train don't carry no [extra], don't carry none but the [never less] special, this train is bound for glory, this train

 

This train don't pull no jokers, this train, this train don't pull no jokers, this train

This train don't pull no jokers, little cigarette smokers, this train is bound for glory, this train

 

This train is bound for glory, this train, this train is bound for glory, this train

This train is bound for glory, if you're not on it you must be holy, this train is bound for glory, this train

 

This Train Is Bound For Glory. 196105??

 

 

Two Trains Runnin' (McKinley Morganfield)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

Well, there's two trains running. And they're running this way

One leaves at midnight and the other at the break of day

At the, at the break of day, at the break of day, at theÖwell

 

Well, if you don't love me, honey, tell me so

'Cause I ain't like a man who ain't got nowhere to go

Ain't got nowhere to go, ain't got nowhere to go, ain't got nowhere to go, well, now.

 

Ah, there's two trains running, and they're running this way

One leaves at midnight and the other at the break of day

At the break of, at the     day, at the break

 

2 July 1962, Montreal, Canada, Finjan Club. Released on The 50th Anniversary Collection

 

Well, there's two trains running and they're running this way

One leaves at midnight, the other at the break of day

At the break of day, at the break of day, oh Lordy, oh Lordy

 

I've been troubled, I've been a fool, I've been crazy my whole life

Well, I done fell in love with another man's wife, with another man's wife, oh, Lordy

 

I'm gonna find me a woman who shines like a morning star

I'm gonna find me a woman, ride like a Cadillac car, ride like a Cadillac car, ride like a Cadillac car. Oh, Lordy, oh, Lordy

 

Well, I'm afraid of everybody and I can't trust myself

Well, the woman I love has put me on top of the shelf

Put me on top of the shelf, put me on top of the shelf, oh, Lordy, oh, Lordy

 

Well, there's two trains running and they're running this a-way

One leaves at midnight, other at the break of day

At the break of day, at the break of day, at the break of day

 

Two Trains Runnin'. 196105??, 19620702

 

 

Wild Mountain Thyme (Traditional)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

Oh, the summertime is coming and the leaves are slowly blooming

And the wild mountain thymes blooms around the blooming heather, will you go, laddie, go?

 

And we'll all go together to pull wild mountain thymes

From all around the blooming heather, will you go, laddie, go

 

If my true love she won't go, I will surely find another

To pull the wild mountain thyme from all around the blooming heather, will you go, laddie, go?

 

4 May 1965, London, England, Savoy Hotel, with Joan Baez. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 12, collector's Edition, Disc 18

 

Oh, the summertime is a-coming and the leaves are sweetly blooming

And the wild mountain thyme blooms around the purple heather, will you go, laddie, go?

 

And we'll all go together to pull wild mountain thyme

From all around the purple heather, will you go, laddie, go?

 

Why my true love she won't go, I'll surely find another

To pull wild mountain thyme from all around the purple heather, will you go, laddie, go?

 

I will build my love a tower at the foot of yonder fountain

And on it I will put all the flowers of the mountain, will you go, laddie, go?

 

And we'll all go together to pull wild mountain thyme

From all around the purple heather, will you go, laddie, go?

 

31 August 1969, Woodside Bay, Near Ryde, Isle Of Wight, England. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 10

 

Oh, the summertime is a-coming and the leaves are sweetly blooming

And the wild mountain thyme blooms around the purple heather, will you go, lassie, go?

 

And we'll all go together to pull wild mountain thyme

From all around the purple heather, will you go, lassie, go?

 

If my true love she won't go, you know, I'll surely find another

To pull wild mountain thyme from all around the purple heather, will you go, lassie, go?

 

I will build my love a tower at the foot of the fountain

And then on it I will put all the flowers of the mountain, will you go, lassie, go?

 

Oh, the springtime is a-coming and the wee birds are sweetly singing

And the wild mountain thyme blooms around the purple heather, will you go, lassie, go?

 

19 November 1975, Worcester, Massachusetts, Memorial Auditorium. Released on The 1975 Live Recordings

 

Duet with Joan Baez

 

Oh, the summertime is a-coming and the leaves are sweetly blooming

And the wild mountain thyme blooms around the purple heather, will you go, lassie, go

 

If my true love she won't go, I' will surely find another

To pull wild mountain thyme from all around the purple heather, will you go, lassie, go

 

And we'll all go together to pull wild mountain thyme

From all around the purple heather, will you go, lassie, go

 

I will build my love a tower at the foot of yonder mountain

And on it I will put all the flowers of the mountain, will you go, lassie, go, will you go, lassie, go

 

Wild Mountain Thyme. 196105??, 19650504, 19690831, 19751119, 19751120, 19751202

 

 

Howdido (Woody Guthrie)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

He would have stuck a helping hand to every woman, kid and man

Ad you shake it up and down, howjido, howjido, howdy doozle doodle doozie doozle doo

 

On the sidewalk, in the street, everybody that you meet

Then you waving up and down, howjido, howjido, howdy hoodle hoozy heedjy, howyou

 

When you get up out of bed, out your window goes your head

And you waving up and down, howjido, howjido

Howdy hoodjy doozle doozie

Doo

 

When then you walk out on the street, everybody that you† meet

All you waving up and down, howjido, howjido

Howdyoo howdoozy doo

 

Howji heejie hojie hojie, howji doodle doozle doodjie

Howji doodle hoodjie hadjie, howjido

 

Howdido. 196105??

 

 

Don't Push Me Down (Woody Guthrie)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

Don't you push me, push me, push me

Don't you push me down, don't you push me down, don't you push me down

 

You can play with me, we can play all day, you can use my dishes, If you put them away

 

We can skip with me down to the pretzel stand

And you can even laugh at me but don't you push me down

Don't you push me, push me, push me

Don't you push me down, don't you push me down, don't you push me down

 

You can play with me, we can play all day, we can play together all time all day

 

Well, Iím mm....we can build a house and you can skate all around and you can even use my ball

But don't you push me down, don't you push me, push me, push me

Don't you push me down, don't you push me down, don't you push me down

 

Don't Push Me Down. 196105??

 

 

Come See (Woody Guthrie)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

Mama 's got a baby, goes' wowdy, wowdy, wowdy. But if you don't believe me, come see,c

Come see my mama's baby go wowdy, wowdy, wowdy. Well, if you don't believe me, come see

 

Daddy 's got a penny, goes jingle, jingle, jangle. Well, if you don't believe me, come see

Come see my daddy's penny, go jingle, jingle, jangle. Well, if you don't believe me, come see

 

Brother 's got a doggy, goes whooo, kewooky bow wow. Well, if you don't believe me, come see

Come see my brother's doggy go whooo, kewooky bow wow. Well, if you don't believe me, come see

 

Now my sister's got a kitty goes purdy, purdy, purdy. Well, if you don't believe me, come see

Come see my sister's kitty go purdy, purdy, purdy. Well, if you don't believe me, come see

 

Grandpa 's got a donkey goes hiieho, hieeo. Well, if you don't believe me, come see

Come see my brother's dog. See my grandpaís donkey go hieahha. Well, if you don't believe me, come see

 

You see ma mothersí baby, come see my daddy's penny. If you don't believe me, come see

Come see my brotherís doggy, come see my grandpa's donkey. Well, if you don't believe me, come see

 

Yes, come on a hopscotch and come on a tiptoe. If you don't believe me, come see

And come on you run-run and come on a-skip-skip. Well, if you don't believe me, come see

 

Come See. 196105??

 

 

I Want My Milk (Woody Guthrie)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

I want my milk and I want it now. I want my milk and I want it now

I want my milk and I want it now. I want my milk and I want it now

 

I want my bath and I want it now. I want my bath and I want it now.

Rubbery rub, a dubbadee, three men in a tubatubatubady, I want my bath and I want it now

 

I want my rattle and I want it now. I want my rattle and I want it now

If you don't give me my rattle I don't wanna tuddle, tuddle, tuddle, tuddle, And I want my rattle and I want it now

 

I want my food and I want it now. I want my food and I want it now

Give me, give me food, food, skip the giver and the bubblegum man, I want my food and I want it now

 

I want my bottle and I want it now. I want my bottle and I want it now

I want my bottle and I want it now. I want my bottle and I want it now

 

I want my nipple and I want it now. I want my nipple and I want it now

I want big nipple, little nipples, middle-sized nipples,† all kind of nipples, I want my nipple and I want it now

 

I Want My Milk. 196105??

 

 

A Long Time A-Growin' (Young But Daily Growing) (Traditional)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Original title is The Trees They Grow So High

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

Oh, the trees they grow tall and the leaves they are green

And many a-time my true love I've seen

And many a-night how I walked all alone

When my Johnny was a long-time a-growing

 

I remember so well over my father's wall I heard the boys a-singing,

I could hear them dance and call

And my own true love was the fairest of them all

He's young, but he's daily a-growing

 

Oh, father, dear father, you've done me great wrong

You married me off to a boy that's much too young

Oh, I am twice twelve, and he is but fourteen

He's young, but he's daily a-growing

 

Oh, daughter, dear daughter, I've done you no wrong

I've married you to a rich man's son

Oh, he will be a lord for you to wait upon

Yes, he's young, but he's daily a-growing

 

At the age of fourteen he was a married man

At the age of fifteen the father of a son

At the age of sixteen his grave, it was green

And death put a stop to his growing

 

But he born me one son, so I can pass the time

Watching my boy rise a great a-year

And I will watch him rise, till he becomes a man

He's young now, but he's daily a-growing

 

4 November 1961, New York City, New York, Carnegie Chapter Hall. On bootleg Man On The Street Vol.1, cd 3

 

Oh, the trees they do grow tall and the leaves are green

And there's many a-day that you and I have seen

Oh, it's once I had a true love, but now I walk alone

He's a bonnie lad, he's daily a-growing

 

Oh, father, dearest father, you've done me great wrong

You've married me to a boy who' s much too young

Oh, I am twice twelve, and he is but fourteen

He's a bonnie lad, he's young but he's growing

 

Oh, father, dearest father, oh, and if it pleases you

I sent my man off to a school for a year or two

And on top of his college cap, he'll wear a ribbon bold

So the other girls might know that he's married

 

One day, when I was walking all along, down by the school wall

I saw the boys a-playing at the bouncing of the ball

And my own true love was the fairest of them all

He's a bonnie lad, he's daily a-growing

 

At the age of fourteen he was a married man

At the age of fifteen the father of a son

At the age of sixteen his grave, the grass grew green

For death put a end to his growin'

 

I'll buy my love a shroud of the ornamental ground

And place it on his grave while the tears come trickling down

Oh, it's once I had a true love, but now I have none

But I'll watch his bonnie son, while he's growin'

 

4 May 1965, London, England, Savoy Hotel, with Joan Baez. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 12, collector's Edition, Disc 18

 

Oh, the trees they do grow high and the leaves are green

And there's many a-day that we, my own true love and I have seen

Oh, it's once I had a true love, but now he and I are alone

He was young but he's daily a-growing

 

Oh, father, dearest father, you have done me mighty wrong

For you have thought and wed me to a boy who's much too young

For he is but fourteen, and I am twenty four

He was young and daily a-growing

 

One day, when I was walking all along, down by the school wall

I saw the boys they were playing at ball

...

 

May-October 1967, West Saugerties, New York, Stoll Road, Big Pink's Basement. Released on The Basement Tapes

 

He's young but he's daily growin'

 

Oh, daughter, dearest daughter, I have done you no wrong

I've wed you to non other than a wealthy man's son

And he will be a man to you when I am dead and gone

He's young but he's daily growin'

 

Well, one day as I was walking all alone down by the school wall

I saw the boys, they were playing at the ball

And my own true love was the fairest of them all

He was young, but he was daily growin'

 

At the age of sixteen years he was a married man

At the age of seventeen he was the father of a son

At the age of eighteen years, 'round his grave the grass grew long

Cruel death had put an end to his growin'

 

Oh, the springtime is leavin' now, and summer's comin' on

With ornaments and fans the ladies all pass on

Oh, yes, once I had a true love, but now I have none

But I'll watch his bonnie son, while he's growin

 

A Long Time A-Growin'. 196105??, 19611104, 19650504, 196703>10

 

 

Devilish Mary (Bess Lomax Hawes)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

I'm a-going back to mama cause I'm a too young to marry. Going back to mama cause I'm a too young to marry

Come a-ring tomma tinga tomma terry

Name was devilish Mary, prettiest little girl I ever did see and her name was devilish Mary

 

I'm leaving town oh, babe, I'm leaving town tomorrow. I'm leaving town, oh, baby, I'm leaving town tomorrow

Come a-ring tomma tinga tomma terry

Name was devilish Mary, prettiest little girl I ever did see and her name was devilish Mary

 

Devilish Mary.196105??

 

 

Railroad Bill (Traditional)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

Railroad Bill, he ain't so bad, killed his mom, shot a round in his dad

Ride old Railroad Bill

 

Railroad Bill took my wife, if I'd said a word, he'd have taken my life, well

Ride old Railroad Bill

 

Railroad Bill he was comin' down the hill, lightin' cigars with a ten-dollar bill

Come a ride old Railroad Bill

 

Ten policemen, all dressed in black coming out of nowhere

walking down the tracks and they're looking for Railroad Bill

 

Railroad Bill, comin' round the bend, robbin' a passenger train for 16 cents

I'm gonna ride old Railroad Bill

 

Railroad Bill got in a gamblin' game, shot a man down, thought he was to blame

When you lose your money, let him too loose

 

He's down in a jailhouse singin' railer's blues, [Same] old pants on your passenger shoes

When you lose your mind, let him too loose

 

Railroad Bill he's a mighty bad man, shot the lamp from a brakeman's hand

Just to see that man suffer pain

 

ride, ride, ride, ride

 

4 March 1970, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studios, Studio B, 5th Self Portrait recording session. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 10

 

Railroad Bill, Railroad Bill, he never worked, and he never will and it's ride, ride, ride

 

Railroad Bill he was a mighty mean man, he shot the midnight lantern out of the brakeman's hand

And it's ride, ride, ride

 

Railroad Bill, you know he took a wife, said, if I didn't like it, he would take my life, I'm gonna ride, ride, ride

 

Goin' up the mountain, goin' out west, .38 special stickin' out of my vest

 

I'm gonna ride, ride, ride, find me a pistol just as long as my arm and shoot anybody who does me any harm

I'm gonna ride, ride, ride

 

Railroad Bill, Railroad Bill, he never worked, and he never will, ride, ride, ride

 

Honey, honey, honey, think that I'm a fool? Think I would quit you when the weather is cool? Ride, ride, ride

 

Railroad Bill. 196105??, 19700304

 

 

Will The Circle Be Unbroken (A.P Carter)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

I was standing at my window one cold and cloudy day

When I saw that hearse come rolling for to take my mother away

Will the circle be unbroken, by and by Lord, by and by

There's a better home awaiting in the sky, Lord, in the sky

 

Summer 1963, New York City, New York, Unidentified Recording Studio. Released on Jack Elliot

 

Sideman. With Jack Elliott guitar & vocal, Erik Darling banjo, William E. Lee bass, Bob Dylan as Tedham Porterhouse Harmonica

 

March-May 1967, Red Room, Byrdcliffe, New York, Bob Dylan's Home. The Basement tapes. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

 

I was standing in my [???] one hard, cold and cloudy day

When I saw the hearse come rolling for take my mother away

Will the circle be unbroken, by and by, Lord, by and by

There's a better home awaiting in the sky, in the sky

 

There I followed close behind her, tried to hold up and be brave

But I could not hold my sorrow when they lowered her down in the grave

Will the circle be unbroken, by and by, Lord, by and by

There's a better home awaiting in the sky, in the sky

 

Will The Circle Be Unbroken. 196105??, 19630114-15, 196703>10, 19750323

 

 

Pretty Polly (Traditional)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

I used to be a rambler, I've rambled all around. I used to be a rambler, I've rambled all around

I courted Pretty Polly, her body has never been found

 

Oh, Polly, pretty Polly, come go along with me. Polly, oh, pretty Polly, come go along with me

Before we get married some place us will see

 

She jumped up behind him and away they did ride. She jumped up behind him and away they did ride

To the wild running rivers of the wide countryside

 

They rode a little farther and what did they spy. They rode a little farther and what did they spy

But a newly grave. Newly dug grave with a spade lying by

 

Oh, Willie, oh, Willie, I'm scared of your ways. Oh Willie, oh Willie, I'm scared of your ways

I'm a scared you will lead my poor body astray

 

Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, you guessed just about right. Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, you guessed just about right

For I dug on your grave the best part of last night

 

He stabbed her in the breast and her heart blood did flow.

He stabbed her in the breast and her heart blood did flow

And into her grave Pretty Polly did go

 

He threw the dirt over her and left her alone. Ye, he covered her up and he left her alone

With nobody there but the wild birds to moan

 

A debt to the devil Willie must pay. A debt to the devil Willie must pay

For killing Pretty Polly and running away

 

Oh, where is Pretty Polly, yonder she stands. Oh, where is Pretty Polly, yonder she stands

No rings on the fingers of her lilywhite hand

 

Oh, remember Pretty Polly, remember it well. Remember her name boys, remember it well

Remember her name boys, remember it well

 

September 1961, New York City, New York, Gaslight Cafť. The First Gaslight Tape. On bootleg Man On The Steet Vol.1, disc 2

 

Oh Willie, oh Willie, I'm scared of your ways. I'm a scared you will lead my poor body astray

Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, you guessed just about right. Oh, Polly, Pretty Polly, you guessed just about right

For I dug on your grave the best part of last night

 

She drew her arms around him and she began to cry. She drew her arms around him and she began to cry

How can you kill a woman that loves you such as I

 

There's no time to talk now, there's no time to stand. There's no time to talk now, there's no time to stand

He drew out his dagger all in his right hand

 

He pierced her in the breast and her life blood did run. He pierced her in the heart and her life blood did flow

Deep in her grave Pretty Polly did go

 

He threw the dirt around her and then he went home. He threw the dirt around her and then he went home

Leaving nobody there but the wild birds to moan

 

A debt to the devil Willie must pay. A debt to the devil Willie must pay

For killing Pretty Polly and running away

 

Oh, where is Pretty Polly, oh, yonder she stands. Oh, where is Pretty Polly, oh, yonder she stands

No rings on the fingers of her lilywhite hand

 

No rings on the fingers of her lilywhite hand

 

Pretty Polly. 196105??, 196109??

 

 

Railroad Boy (Traditional)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

She went upstairs to make her bed and not one word to her mother said

Her mother seeing her daughter's fear, went upstairs to comfort her

 

Oh daughter, oh daughter, what can it mean, tell me what in thee mind will be

Oh, mother oh mother I cannot tell, that railroad boy that I love so well

 

There he's now in yonder town, that's where he goes and sets him down

He takes the lover on his knee and he tells to her what he won't tell me

 

Her father he came home from work, saying', Why is my daughter hurt

He went upstairs to give her hope. found her hanging from a rope

 

He took his knife and cut her down and in her bosom this note was found:

Go dig my grave both wide and deep, put a marble stone at my head and feet

 

And on my breast put a turtle dove to warn this world that I died of love

 

23 May 1976, Fort Collins, Colorado, Colorado State University, Hughes Stadium. Released in TV film Hard Rain

 

Duet with Joan Baez

 

She went upstairs to make her bed and not one word to her mother said

Her mother she went upstairs too, saying' daughter oh daughter, what's troubling you

 

Oh, mother oh mother I cannot tell, that railroad boy that I love so well

He courted me my life away, and now at home I no longer stay

 

There is a place in yonder town, where my love goes and he sets him down

And he takes this strange girl on his knee, and he tells to her what he won't tell me

 

Her father he came home from work, saying', Where's my daughter, she seems so hurt

He went upstairs to give her hope and he found her hanging by a rope

 

He took his knife and he cut her down and on her bosom these words he found

Go dig my grave both wide and deep, put a marble stone at my head and feet

 

And on my breast put a snow-white dove to warn the world that I died of love

 

Railroad Boy. 6105??, 760429eve, 760503, 760512, 19760516, 760523

 

 

James Alley Blues (Richard Brown)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

Times ain't what they used to be. Times ain't what they used to be

Well, I'm a-tellin' it, people, Lord, you can take it from me

 

Lord, I've seen better days but I'm puttin' up with these

Lord, I've seen better days, I'm puttin' up with these

Well, there's too many people, they're all too hard to please

 

'Cause I was born in the country she thinks I'm easy to use

'Cause I was born in the country she thinks I'm easy to use

'Cause I was born in the country. you know I'm easy to lose

 

I gave you sugar for sugar, you want salt for salt

I gave you sugar for sugar, yet you want salt for salt

And if you can't get along, Honey, it's your own damn fault

 

Sometimes I'm thinkin' you're too good to die

Sometimes I'm thinkin' you're too good to die

Other times I'm thinkin' you ought to be buried alive

 

These are the bluest blues that a man could ever has

These are the bluest blues a man could ever have

These are the darndest hard-luck blues a man could bear

 

20 September 1962, New York City, New York, The Home Of Eve and Mac McKenzie. On bootleg I Was So Much Younger Then Vol. 3

 

Times ain't what they used to be. Times ain't what they used to be

There's just too many people and they're all too hard to please

 

Well, take me, baby, take me if you can. Take me, baby, take me if you can

Don't take me baby if you have won't have horses [???]

 

I'm walking down the highway, I believe I'm graveyard bound

Yes, I'm walking down the highway, I believe I'm graveyard bound

I found that undertake you woman drive me six feet under ground

 

18 April 1963, New York City, New York, The Home Of Eve and Mac McKenzie. Released on The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963

 

Times ain't what they used to be. Times ain't what they used to be

There's just too many people ahey're all too hard to please

 

Well, take me, baby take me if you can, take me, baby, take me if you can

Don't take me baby if you have won't have fortune telling man

 

I'm walking down the highway, I believe I'm graveyard bound

Yes, I'm walking down the highway, I believe I'm graveyard bound

I found that undertaking woman drive me six feet under ground

 

James Alley Blues. 196105??, 19620920, 19630418

 

 

Bonnie, Why'd You Cut My Hair? (Bob Dylan)

First performed May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

May 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Unidentified coffeehouse. Minnesota Party Tape. On bootleg The Minneapolis Party Tape

 

Bonnie why d'you cut my hair. Bonnie why d'you cut my hair. Bonnie why d'you cut my hair

I can't go nowhere

 

Sitting down all alone. Sitting down all alone. I ain't got no hair on my head

I aint got enough to use a comb

You should hear, Bonnie's no [reggie], [Dubbelabalababam]

Hey hey ho

 

Bonnie, Why'd You Cut My Hair? 196105??

 

 

Handsome Molly (Traditional)

First performed 29 July 1961, New York City, New York

 

29 July 1961, New York City, New York, Riverside Church. 12-hour Hootenanny Special: Saturday Of Folk Music. On bootleg Man On The Street Vol. 1, cd 2

 

Oh, I wish I was in London or some other seaport town

Get myself a steamboat, sail the ocean 'round

 

While sailing 'round the ocean, while sailing 'round the sea

I'd think of handsome Molly wherever you might be

 

Don't you remember, Molly, you gave me your right hand?

Said if ever you'd marry, I would be your man

 

But you broke your promise, go with whom you please

My poor heart is aching and you are at your ease

 

I'll go down to the river while everyone's asleep

I'll think of handsome Molly an' I'll begin ta weep

 

And I'll never will get married, [Not as long as to give]

And I'll never look at another man as long I live

 

So I wish I was in London or some other seaport town

Get myself a steamboat, sail the ocean 'round

 

15 October 1962, New York City, New York, Gaslight Cafť. The Second Gaslight Tape. Released on Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000

 

Oh, I wish I was in London or some other seaport town.

I'll put my foot on a steamboat, sail the ocean 'round

 

While sailing 'round the ocean, while sailing 'round the sea

I'd think of handsome Molly wherever you might be

 

Don't you remember, Molly, you gave me your right hand?

You said if ever you'd marry, I would be the man

 

But you broke your promise, go with whom you please

My poor heart is aching and you are at your ease

 

I went to church last Sunday, Molly came ridin' by

I could tell her mind was changin' by the rovin' of het eyes

 

I'll go down to the river while everyone's asleep

I'll think of handsome Molly an' I'll begin ta weep

 

So I wish I was in London or some other seaport town

I'll put my foot on a steamboat and sail the ocean 'round

 

VARIATIONS Handsome Molly

 

Verse 5

I went to church last Sunday, Molly came ridin' by††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15 Oct 1962, 2nd Gaslight Tape (Verse 5)

I could tell her mind was changin' by the rovin' of het eyes

 

Verse 6

And I'll never will get married, [Not as long as to give]†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 29 Jul 1961, Riverside Church. (Verse 6)

And I'll never look at another man as long I live

 

Handsome Molly. 19610729, 19621015

 

 

Naomi Wise (Traditional)

First performed 29 July 1961, New York City, New York

 

29 July 1961, New York City, New York, Riverside Church. 12-hour Hootenanny Special: Saturday Of Folk Music. On bootleg Man On The Street Vol. 1, cd 2

 

She promised to meet him at Adams' Spring, expecting some money or some other fine things

No money, no money to flatter the case, we'll have to get married so there'll be no disgrace

 

So jump you up Omie, and away we will ride, to yonder fair country and I'll make you my bride

She jumped up behind him and away they did go, to yonder far country where the deep waters flow

 

Now jump you down Omie and I'll tell you my mind, my mind is to drown you and to leave you behind

Oh no, oh no, please don't take my life, oh I will deny you and I'll not be your wife

 

But he kicked and he cuffed her to the worst understand and he threw her in deep water that flows through the land

They found the poor body the following day, run up on the river on the banks full of clay

 

And up spoke her mother with a voice such a-sting, no one but John Lewis could have done such a thing

They traced him up the river to Dutch Charlie's bend, where they found him in jail for killing a man

 

Go hang him, go hang him was the mother's command. Throw him in deep water that flows through the land

Go hang him, go hang him was the judge's command. Throw him in deep water that flows through the land

 

22 December 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bonnie Beecher. Minnesota Hotel Tape. On bootleg Ramblin' Round Minneapolis

 

Well, she met him as she promised up at Adams' Spring, expecting some money or some other fine things

No money, no money to flatter the case, we'll have to get married so there'll be no disgrace

 

So jump you up Omie, and away we will ride, to yonder fair country where the cool waters glide

She jumped up behind him and away they did ride, to yonder far country where the deep waters glide

 

Now jump you down Omie and I'll tell you my mind, my mind is to drown you and to leave you behind

She begged and she pleaded, oh don't take my life, and I will deny you and I'll not be your wife

 

Well, there she kicked and he cuffed her to the worst understand

and he threw her in deep water that flows through the land

They found the poor body the following day. The preacher and the reverend, Lord, they all began to pray

 

And up spoke her mother with a voice so a-sting. No one but John Lewis could have done such a thing

They traced him up the waters to Dutch Charlie's bend, [....] jail for killing a man

 

Go hang him, go hang him was the mother's command, and throw him in deep water that flows through the land

 

VARIATIONS Naomi Wise

 

Verse 1

She promised to meet him at Adams' Spring††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 29 Jul 1961, Riverside Church

Well, she met him as she promised up at Adams' Spring††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 22 Dec 1961, Minnesota Hotel Tape

 

Verse 2

So jump you up Omie, and away we will ride†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 29 Jul 1961, Riverside Church

To yonder fair country and I'll make you my bride

She jumped up behind him and away they did go

to yonder far country where the deep waters flow

 

So jump you up Omie, and away we will ride†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 22 Dec 1961, Minnesota Hotel Tape

To yonder fair country where the cool waters glide

She jumped up behind him and away they did ride

to yonder far country where the deep waters glide

 

Verse 3

Oh no, oh no, please don't take my life††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 29 Jul 1961, Riverside Church

She begged and she pleaded, oh don't take my life†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 22 Dec 1961, Minnesota Hotel Tape

 

Verse 4

They found the poor body the following day†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 29 Jul 1961, Riverside Church

Run up on the river on the banks full of clay

 

They found the poor body the following day†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 22 Dec 1961, Minnesota Hotel Tape

The preacher and the reverend, Lord, they all began to pray

 

Naomi Wise. 19610729. 19611222

 

 

Poor Lazarus (Traditional)

First performed 29 July 1961, New York City, New York

 

29 July 1961, New York City, New York, Riverside Church. 12-hour Hootenanny Special: Saturday Of Folk Music. On bootleg Man On The Street Vol. 1, cd 2

 

Oh, the new sheriff sent a letter, go out en get me Lazarus, dead or alive. Dead or alive

 

Oh, the high sheriff and he wondered, where should I find him, I don't know, great God, I just don't know

 

Well, they found poor Lazarus between two mountains and they blowed him down, and they blowed him down

 

Oh, they killed poor Lazarus with a mighty number. Number forty-five, number forty-five

 

And they took poor Lazarus to the commissary office and they walked away, and they walked away

 

Poor Lazarus, his little sister, she come to the funeral, Lord, didn't have no shoes. Didn't have no shoes

 

And Lazarus, his poor mother come a-walking down the road, crying: my only son, my only son

 

Poor Lazarus, Lazarus's father when he heard his son was a-dying said: let the fool go down.

Let the fool go down

 

Oh, captain, have you heard the news? Your men are gonna leave you next pay day. On next pay day

 

Well, the high sheriff told the deputy, go out and get me Lazarus dead or alive. Dead or alive

 

22 December 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Home Of Bonnie Beecher. Minnesota Hotel Tape. On bootleg Ramblin' Round Minneapolis

 

Well, the high sheriff told the deputy, go out and get me Lazarus dead or alive. Dead or alive

 

Oh, the deputy and he wondered where in the world to find him, I donít know. Great God I just don't no

 

Well, they found poor Lazarus in between two mountains, blowed him down, great God.

Great God, they blowed him down

 

Oh, they killed poor Lazarus with a mighty number, number forty-five.

 

Poor Lazarus, they took his body to the commissary office, walked away, great God, they walked away

 

Poor Lazarus, Lazarus's father when he heard his son was a-dying, said, let that fool go down

Let the fool go down

 

And Lazarus, Lazarus's little sister, she could not come to the funeral, didn't have no shoes, Lord, on her feet

 

And Lazarus, Lazarus's old mother, walking down the road, crying: my only son, he killed my only son

 

Oh, captain, did you hear the news? Your men are gonna leave you next pay day. All on next pay day

 

Well, the high sheriff told the deputy, go out and get me Lazarus, dead or alive. Dead or alive

 

April or Early May 1967, Big Pink's Basement, Stoll Road, West Saugerties, New York (Info Sid Griffin)

Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 11

 

Oh, well, the high sheriff told his deputy, go out and bring me Lazarus

 

Oh, where the high sheriff told his deputy, syin', Go out and find me Lazarus, find dead or alive...

 

poor Lazarus. 19610729, 19611222, 196703>10

 

 

Mean Old Southern railroad (Danny Kalb)

First performed 29 July 1961, New York City, New York

 

29 July 1961, New York City, New York, Riverside Church. 12-hour Hootenanny Special: Saturday Of Folk Music. On bootleg: man On The Streets Vol.1, Disk 2

 

Sideman, Dylan plays harmonica for Danny Calb

 

Mean Old Southern Railroad. 19610729

 

 

Acne (Eric von Schmidt)

First performed 29 July 1961, New York City, New York

 

29 July 1961, New York City, New York, Riverside Church. 12-hour Hootenanny Special: Saturday Of Folk Music. On bootleg: man On The Streets Vol.1, Disk 2

 

With Danny Calb

 

Doo wop, doo wop, doo doo doo wop. Doo doo doo wop, doo doo doo wop

Doo doo doo wop, doo doo doo wop. Doo doo doo wop, doo doo doo wop

 

You say you'd ask me. You said you'd ask me. You said you'd ask me, to the senior prom

 

Found out I had acne. Now you won't ask me, Ďcause I have acne, to the senior prom. Oooh.

 

HuhÖGet me a shotgun. Twenty-two riffle. I got it for my birthday. Iíll kill my parents

'Cause they don't understand. They don't think a teenager at all

 

February or March 1962, New York City, New York, Cynthia Gooding's Apartment. On bootleg: I Was So Much Younger Then, Vol. 1

 

You said you'd ask me. You said you'd ask me. You said you'd ask me. To the senior prom

 

Found out I had acne. Now you won't ask me. Found I had acne. Don't you know God put it there

 

She walks alone. We walk alone. We walk alone. Please, God let me

 

Oh, wee, ahh, yeahh

Come along with me. You would be so cripple. I love prize out to every cripple

wee-eee. Ah, yeah, my darlin'. Ah, yeah

 

Now give me a riffle, a twenty-two riffle and I kill my parents for they don't dig a teenager in love

Wee-eee, ah, yeah

 

Oh, my darling, you know. You know I have acne. But you come with me. I want you to

My acne will be all for you and we'll have no problem and we walk to our parents. and come along with me now

woo-eee, ahhh, yeah. wee-eeee

 

Acne. 19610729, 196202>>

 

 

Donít Let Anyone Write Your Story (Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Bob Dylan)

1960s. Mentioned by Carole King, lyrics on her Website

 

Don't let anyone write your story, write a story of your own

The greatest thing we have to live for is seeking the unknown

 

Don't let anyone write your story or tell you how to love

Save it for the one who really loves you or as written in the stars above

 

I am just the humble one, coming home from work when the day is done

But it's love and lovin' that makes the world go 'roundm here with both feet on the ground

 

Don't let anyone write your story, nowadays it's not that hard

Don't let anyone write your story, I'm still not too old to do the job

 

 

B.U.P. (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Title of song Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac McKenzie In book Clinton Heylin, Revolution In The Air, The Songs Of Bob Dylan Volume 1

 

 

California Brown-Eyed Baby (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Also mentioned by Izzy Young. Performed by Peter McKenzie and broadcasted WBAI 23 May 1992. Below is the actual text

 

The rain is falling at my window, my thoughts are sad forever.

Thinking about my fair haired baby, the one I really do adore

 

She's my California brown eyed baby, she's the one I think about today,

She's my California brown eyed baby, livin' down San Francisco way

 

Sadly I look out my window, where I can hear the raindrops fall.

My heart is sayin' many thousand miles away where I can hear my true love call.

 

Now boys don't start to ramble, you better stay in your hometown

Get you a gal that really loves you, stay right there and settle down.

 

 

Dead For A Dollar (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Don't Let My Deal Go Down (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Dope Fiend Robber (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

I got shot from a gatling gun [---] of your land

I was doing nothing else but fighting for uncle sam

 

[---]

They had to give me something for my pain, it was morphine

 

[---] hospital till í45, [---]

[---] and I am glad [---]

 

It caused me ruin and it caused me shame, my wife donít even want my name

I was buying high day by day, all I do is pay and pay

 

I donít want to harm no man, hope that you can understand

[---] need food to get along, I need dust inside inside my bones

 

I tried to rob the jewelry store, the [---] grabbed me at the door

They soon found out [---] morphine, the papers [---] a dope fiend

 

Nobody would go my bail [---]

I didnít mean to kill that man but he held the keys right in his hand

 

[---], [---]

The headlines on the Morning Star

Mad dope fiend killer back behind bars

 

They found me guilty at the trial, the Judge condemned me to die

[---], [---]

 

I donít want your sympathy, [---]

[---], Youíll take my life and [???] go free

 

 

The Great Chicagoan (Bob Dylan?)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

East Colorado Blues (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Iíll Be A Bachelor Till I Die (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie

 

 

Iíll Get Where Iím Going Some Day (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Just As Long As I'm In This World (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Mean Ol' Mississippi Blues (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

NYC Blues (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie

 

 

The Preacherís Folly (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Red Travelliní Shoes (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Rocky Mountain Belle #2 (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Vd Seamanís Last Letter (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Big City Blues (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Lyrics from Bob Dylan: lyrics 1962-2001

 

I been thinkin 'about you darlin', you been on my mind

But I can't stay long in this here town, I ain't the settlin' kind

Rain is crashing on the roof, my boots feel hat as coal

Got to keep movin' on, you know I got to go

 

Goin' to New York City, gonna find my way

Gonna play in the biggest nightclub underneath the lights of ol' Broadway

Heard lots a things about that big town, heard the streets are full of gold

Gonna dig me up a brick, take it to the bank, gonna roll, jelly roll

 

 

Rocking Chair (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

I Hear A Train A-rolling (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Ramblin' Gamblin' Blues (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Left by Bob Dylan at the Home of eve and Mac Mckenzie. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

 

Come All You Ramblers (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1961. Lyrics Auctioned On The Internet On 24 Jun 2006

 

 

Song To Bonny (Bob Dylan)

Lyrics Published In The Telegraph. Information in Clinton Heylin's Revolution in the air: the songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973

 

Hey, hey, Bonny, I'm singing to you now, the song I'm singing is the best I know how

 

Hey Bonny Beecher, I think that you know what I'm doing and where I must go

 

Hey, hey, Bonny I wrote you a song, 'cause I don't know if I'll see you again