Volume 16. Blood On The Tracks

 

 

If You See Her, Say Hello (Bob Dylan)

First performed 16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York

 

30 December 1974, Sound 80 Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 6th and last Blood On The Tracks recording session, #2, released on Blood On The Tracks

 

If you see her, say hello, she might be in Tangier

She left here last early spring, is living there I hear

Say for me that I’m all right though things get kind of slow

She might think that I’ve forgotten her, don’t tell her it isn’t so

 

We had a falling-out, like lovers sometimes will

But to think of how she left that night, it still brings me a chill

And though our separation it pierced me to the heart

She still lives inside of me, we've never been apart

 

If you get close to her, kiss her once for me

Always have respected her for doing what she did and getting free

Oh, whatever makes her happy, I won't stand in the way

Though the bitter taste still lingers on, from the night I tried to her stay

 

I see a lot of people as I make the rounds

And I hear her name here and there as I go from town to town

And I’ve never gotten used to it, I’ve just learned to turn it off

Either I'm too sensitive ore else I'm getting soft

 

Sundown, yellow moon, I replay the past

I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast

If she’s passin’ back this way, I'm not that hard to find

Tell her she can look me if she's got the time

 

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

 

If you see her, say hello, she might be in Babylon

She left here last early spring, took a while to know that she  was gone

Say for me that I’m all right, things are kind of in a mess

She might wonder where I am by now, if she don't know let her guess

 

We had a falling-out, like lovers sometimes do

And the words that we said to each other that night it hurt me through and through

But I know it had to be that way, it was written in the cards

But the bitter taste still lingers on, it all came down so hard

 

I see a lot of people as I [???] a ride

But I only think her name at night when the sunlight has died

And I never really swallowed it, I kept it in my mouth

And she didn't know if I leave up north or so likely I'll go south

 

Sundown, yellow moon, I replay the past

I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast

If she’s passin’ back this way, most likely I'll be gone

But if she knocks just don't let me know, she best keep moving on

 

18 April 1976. Civic Center Theater, Lakeland, Florida. On bootleg UN1976TITLED

 

If you see her, say hello, she might be in North Saigon

She left here in a hurry, I don't know what she was on

You might say that I'm in disarray and for me time's standing still

Oh, I've never gotten over her, I don't think I ever will

 

A bright light from me, I saw a shattering of souls

Just one of them reckless situations which nobody controls

Well the menagerie of life rolls by, right before my eyes

And we will do the best we can which should come at no surprise

 

If you're makin' love to her, watch it from the rear

You never know when I'll be back or liable to appear

Oh it's as natural to dream of peace as it is for rules to break

But right now I got not much to lose so you better stay awake

 

Sundown, silver moon, hitting on the days

My head can't understand no more, what my heart don't tolerate

But I know she'll be back some day of that there is no doubt

And when that moment comes, Lord, give me that strength to keep her out

 

VARIATIONS If You See Her, Say Hello. Compared with the take released on Blood On The Tracks, recorded 27 December 1974, Sound 80 Studio, #2

 

If you see her, say hello, she might be in Tangier

     If you see her, say hello, she might be in Babylon                                                            21 Oct 1975, New York City

     If you see her, say hello, she might be in North Saigon                                                         18 April 1976, Lakeland

     If you see her, say hello, she might live here on the coast                                               27 April 1976, Tallahassee

She left here last early spring, is living there I hear

     She left here last early spring, took a while to know that she  was gone                      21 Oct 1975, New York City

     She left here in a hurry, I don't know what she was on                                                           18 April 1976, Lakeland

     She left here in a hurry, [???]                                                                                                 27 April 1976, Tallahassee

Say for me that I’m all right though things get kind of slow

     Say for me that I’m all right though new things come and go                                             16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Say for me that I’m all right, things are kind of in a mess                                                21 Oct 1975, New York City

     You might say that I'm in disarray and for me time's stands still                                           18 April 1976, Lakeland

She might think that I’ve forgotten her, don’t tell her it isn’t so

     She might think I’ve forgotten her, don’t tell her it isn’t so                                                   19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     She might wonder where I am by now, if she don't know let her guess                        21 Oct 1975, New York City

     Oh, I've never gotten over her, I don't think I ever will                                                            18 April 1976, Lakeland

     She might wonder what I'm doing by now, just tell het that you don't know                  ?? Jan 1978, Santa Monica

     If she's wonderin' what I'm doing right now, just tell her that you don't know               30 Jan 1978, Santa Monica

 

     A bright light from me, I saw a shattering of souls                                                                   18 April 1976, Lakeland

     Just one of them reckless situations which nobody controls                                                 18 April 1976, Lakeland

     Well the menagerie of life rolls by, right before my eyes                                                        18 April 1976, Lakeland

          A menagerie of life rolls by, [I travel here to know]                                                       27 April 1976, Tallahassee

     And we will do the best we can which should come at no surprise                                      18 April 1976, Lakeland

          [???] [and tomorrow I will know]                                                                                       27 April 1976, Tallahassee

 

We had a falling-out, like lovers sometimes will

     We had a falling-out, like lovers often will                                                                              16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     We had a falling-out, like lovers sometimes do                                                                 21 Oct 1975, New York City

But to think of how she left that night, it still brings me a chill

     And the words that we said to each other that night it hurt me through and through               21 Oct 1975, NYCity

And though our separation, it pierced me to the heart

     But I know it had to be that way, it was written in the cards                                            21 Oct 1975, New York City

She still lives inside of me, we've never been apart

     But the bitter taste still lingers on, it all came down so hard                                            21 Oct 1975, New York City

 

     We had a falling-out like lovers sometimes do                                                                        Jan 1978, Santa Monica

     But to think of how she left that night, it hurt me through and through                                Jan 1978, Santa Monica

     And though our situation, well it hurt me to the bone                                                             Jan 1978, Santa Monica

     She's better off with someone else and I'm better off alone                                                 Jan 1978, Santa Monica

 

If you get close to her, kiss her once for me

     If you're makin' love to her, kiss her for the kid                                                                     16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

Always have respected her for doing what she did and getting free

     Who always has respected her for doing what she did                                                       16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

Oh, whatever makes her happy, I won't stand in the way

     Oh I know it had to be that way, it was written in the cards                                                16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

Though the bitter taste still lingers on, from the night I tried to her stay

     Still the bitter taste still lingers on, it all came down so hard                                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

 

     If you're makin' love to her, watch it from the rear                                                                   18 April 1976, Lakeland

     You never know when I'll be back or liable to appear                                                             18 April 1976, Lakeland

     Oh it's as natural to dream of peace as it is for rules to break                                               18 April 1976, Lakeland

     But right now I got not much to lose so you better stay awake                                             18 April 1976, Lakeland

          But right now I don't have much to lose, you better stay awake                                 27 April 1976, Tallahassee

 

I see a lot of people as I make the rounds

     I see a lot of people as I [???] a ride                                                                                   21 Oct 1975, New York City

And I hear her name here and there as I go from town to town

     And I hear her name both here and there as I go from town to town                                16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     And hear her name here and there as I go from town to town                                           19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     But I only think her name at night when the sunlight has died                                        21 Oct 1975, New York City

     And I hear her name tonight as I [???]                                                                               ?A Oct 1975, New York City

And I’ve never gotten used to it, I’ve just learned to turn it off

     And I never really swallowed it, I kept it in my mouth                                                       21 Oct 1975, New York City

Either I'm too sensitive ore else I'm getting soft

     And she didn't know if I leave up north or so likely I'll go south                                      21 Oct 1975, New York City

 

Sundown, yellow moon, I replay the past

I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast

If she’s passin’ back this way, I'm not that hard to find

     But if she knocks just don't let me know, she best keep moving on                              21 Oct 1975, New York City

Tell her she can look me up if she's got the time

     But if I'm not, just let her go, it's best that she [stray on]                                                 ?A Oct 1975, New York City

     But if she knocks just don't let me know, she best keep moving on                              21 Oct 1975, New York City

     But if I'm not, just send her away, it's the best that she stay gone                                 ?? Jan 1978, Santa Monica

 

     Sundown, silver moon, hitting on the days

          Sundon, silver moon, shatters on the day                                                                      27 April 1976, Tallahassee

     My head can't understand no more, what my heart don't tolerate                                        18 April 1976, Lakeland

          My [heart] don't understand no more what my head don't tolerate                            27 April 1976, Tallahassee

     But I know she'll be back some day of that there is no doubt                                                18 April 1976, Lakeland

     And when that moment comes, Lord, give me that strength to keep her out                      18 April 1976, Lakeland

 

If You See Her, Say Hello. 741230#2, 740916#1#2, 740919#1, 7510?A, 751021, 760418, 760427, 7801??, 780130, 7804??, 780224

 

 

You're A Big Girl Now (Bob Dylan)

First performed 16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York

 

27 December 1974, Sound 80 Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 5th Blood On The Tracks recording session, #2, released on Blood On The Tracks

 

Our conversation was short and sweet, it nearly swept me off of my feet

And I’m back in the rain, oh, oh, and you are on dry land

You made it there somehow, you’re a big girl now

 

Bird on the horizon, sittin’ on a fence, he’s singin’ a song for me at his own expense

And I’m just like that bird, oh, singin’ just for you

I hope that you can hear, hear me singin’ through these tears

 

Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast, oh, but what a shame that all we’ve shared can’t last

I can change, I swear, oh, see what you can do

I can make it through, you can make it too

 

Love is so simple, to quote a phrase, you’ve known it all the time, I’m learnin’ it these days

Oh, I know where I can find you, oh, in somebody’s room

It’s a price I have to pay, you’re a big girl all the way

 

A change in the weather is known to be extreme, but what’s the sense of changing horses in midstream?

I’m going out of my mind, oh, with a pain that stops and starts

Like a corkscrew to my heart, ever since we’ve been apart

 

VARIATIONS You're A Big Girl Now. Compared with the take released on Blood On The Tracks, recorded 27 December 1974, Sound 80 Studio, #2, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Our conversation was short and sweet

It nearly swept me off of my feet

     It nearly put me right off of my feet                                                                                        11 May 1976, San Antonio

     It nearly blew me right off of my feet                                                                                                12 May 1976, Austin

     It nearly knocked me off of my feet                                                                                           16 May 1976, Fort Worth

     It nearly knocked me back off of my feet                                                                                          28 Feb 1978, Tokyo

     It nearly knocked me off my feet and into the street                                                             23 June 1978, Rotterdam

And I’m back in the rain, oh, oh, and you are on dry land

     And I’m back in the rain, mm, mm, and you are on dry land                                              16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

You made it there somehow, you’re a big girl now

     Oh, oh, you made it there somehow, you’re a big girl now                                                 17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Mm, mm, you made it there somehow, you’re a big girl now                                             16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

 

Bird on the horizon, sittin’ on a fence, he’s singin’ a song for me at his own expense

And I’m just like that bird, oh, singin’ just for you

     And I’m just like that bird, mm, singin’ just for you                                                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

I hope that you can hear, hear me singin’ through these tears

     Mm, I hope that you can hear, hear me singin’ through these tears                                 16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Oh, I hope that you can hear, hear me singin’ through these tears                                   16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

 

Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast

Oh, but what a shame that all we’ve shared can’t last

     Oh, but what a shame it is if all we’ve shared can’t last                                                      16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Ohoh what [is it] a shame that all we've shared can't last                                                   23 June 1978, Rotterdam

I can change, I swear, oh, see what you can do

     Mm, I can change, I swear, mm, see what you can do                                                       16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Oh, I can change, I swear, mm, see what you can do                                                         16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

I can make it through, you can make it too

     Mm, I can make it through, you can make it too                                                                   16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

 

Love is so simple, to quote a phrase

You’ve known it all the time, I’m learnin’ it these days

     You’ve known it all the while, I’m learnin’ it these days                                                       16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     You’ve known about all the while, I’m learnin’ it these days                                                       1 March 1978, Tokyo

     You've known about it all the time, I'm learning it too these days                                      23 June 1978, Rotterdam

Oh, I know where I can find you, oh, in somebody’s room

     Oh, I know where I can find you, mm, in somebody’s room                                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Well I know where I can find you, inside somebody's room                                                23 June 1978, Rotterdam

It’s a price I have to pay, you’re a big girl all the way

     Mm, it’s a price I have to pay, you’re a big girl all the way                                                  16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Oh, it’s a price I have to pay, you’re a big girl all the way                                                   16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

 

A change in the weather is known to be extreme

     A change in the weather can be extreme                                                                              16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     A change in the weather might be extreme                                                                           16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

     A change in the weather is always extreme                                                                        11 May 1976, San Antonio

     A change in the weather, you know, is always extreme                                                               12 May 1976, Austin

But what’s the sense of changing horses in midstream

     But it ain't like changing horses in midstream                                                                       16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     But what’s the sense of changing horses in the middle of the stream                            11 May 1976, San Antonio

I’m going out of my mind, oh, with a pain that stops and starts

     I’m going out of my mind, mm, with a pain that stops and starts                                       16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

Like a corkscrew to my heart, ever since we’ve been apart

     Mm, like a corkscrew to my heart, ever since we’ve been apart                                        16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Oh, like a corkscrew to my heart, ever since we’ve been apart                                         16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

 

Combination of the Love Is So Simple verse and the Time Is A Jet Plane verse in ?? January 1978 Santa Monica rehearsals

 

You're A Big Girl Now. 740916#1#2#3, 740917#1#2, 740919#1($1R2)#2($3-6R2), 741227#2, 760511, 760512, 760516, 760523, 7801??, 780130, 780228, 780301, 780302, 780607, 780623, 780701

 

 

Simple Twist Of Fate (Bob Dylan)

First performed 16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York

 

19 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 4th Blood On The Tracks recording session, #2($3R4), Released on Blood On The Tracks and on the test pressing

 

They sat together in the park, as the evening sky grew dark

She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones

’T was then he felt alone and wished that he’d gone straight

And watched out for a simple twist of fate

 

They walked along by the old canal, a little confused, I remember well

And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burnin’ bright

He felt the heat of the night hit him like a freight train

Moving with a simple twist of fate

 

A saxophone someplace far off played as she was walkin’ by the arcade

As the light bust through a beat-up shade where he was wakin’ up,

She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate

And forgot about a simple twist of fate

 

He woke up, the room was bare, he didn’t see her anywhere

He told himself he didn’t care, pushed the window open wide

Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate

Brought on by a simple twist of fate

 

He hears the ticking of the clocks and walks along with a parrot that talks

Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in

Maybe she’ll pick him out again, how long must he wait

Once more for a simple twist of fate

 

People tell me it’s a sin to know and feel too much within

I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring

She was born in spring, but I was born too late

Blame it on a simple twist of fate

 

10 September 1975, WTTW-TV Studios, Chicago, Illinois, John Hammond Tribute

 

They sat together in the park

As the evening sky got dark

She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones

Twas then he felt alone and wished that he'd gone straight

And watched out for a simple twist of fate.

 

They walked along by the old canal

A little confused, I remember well

And stopped into an old hotel with the neon burning bright

He felt the heat of the night hit him like a freight train

Moving with a simple twist of fate.

 

A clarinet some place softly played as she was walking on by the arcade

She heard the melody rise and fade, the sun was comin' up

She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate

And forgot about a simple twist of fate.

 

He woke up and she was gone, he didn't see nothin' but the dawn

He got out of bed and put his clothes back on, pushed back the blinds

Found a note she'd left behind, to which he just could not relate

All about a simple twist of fate.

 

He hears the ticking of the clocks, walks alone through the city blocks

Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in

Maybe she'll see him once again, how long must he wait

One more time for a simple twist of fate.

 

People tell me it's a crime to feel too much at any one time

She should have caught me in my prime, she would have stayed with me

Instead of goin' off to sea and leavin' me to meditate

Upon a simple twist of fate.

 

10 November 1981, New Orleans, Louisiana, Saenger Performing Arts Center, Saenger Theater.On E-Bootleg In The Summertime

 

They sat together in the park, as the evening sky got dark

She looked at him and felt a spark tingle to her bones

’T was then he felt alone and wished that she’d gone straight

And watched out for a simple twist of fate

 

They walked along by the old canal, down Grand Street I remember well

Stopped into the Hill Central Hotel into his wife being had on the bed

 [Then he listened to] something that she said and it just could not wait

To take advantage of that simple twist of fate

 

A saxophone someplace quietly played as she was walkin’ on by the arcade

She heared the melody rise and fade, the sun was coming up

She knocked a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate

And forgot about a simple twist of fate

 

He woke up and she was gone, he didn't see nothin' but the dawn

Got out of bed and put his white burned hat back on, pushed back the blinds

He found a note she left behind, but it had no name except the date

All about that simple twist of fate

 

He walks along to the city blocks, hunts her down by the bus     [???] she talks

Next to her by the waterfront docks where the sailors all roll in

Maybe he'll see her once again, how long must he wait

One more for a simple twist of fate

 

People tell me it's a crime to remember her name for too long of a time

She should have caught me in my prime, she would have stayed with me

Instead of going back off to sea and leavin' me to meditate

All upon that simple twist of fate

 

VARIATIONS. Simple Twist Of Fate. Compared with the take released on Blood On The Tracks, recorded 19 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, #2($3R4)

 

They sat together in the park, as the evening sky grew dark

     They sat together in the park, as the evening sky got dark                                                     28 Oct 1975, Falmouth

She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones

     She looked at him he felt a spark tingle to her bones                                                                    28 Feb 1978, Tokyo

     She looked at him and felt a spark tingle to her bones                                                     10 Nov 1981, New Orleans

’T was then he felt alone and wished that he’d gone straight

     ’T was then she felt alone and wished that she’d gone straight                                      ?? Jan 1978, Santa Monica

And watched out for a simple twist of fate

 

They walked along by the old canal, a little confused, I remember well

     They walked along by the old canal, a little mixed-up, I remember well                           16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     They walked along by the old canal, way down, I remember well                                16 Nov 1980, San Francisco

     Thay walked along by the old canal, [beyond ???] I remember well                                      29 June 1981, London

     They walked along by the old canal, [??? doubted] I remember well                                    4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

     They walked along by the old canal, down Grand Street I remember well                    10 Nov 1981, New Orleans

And stopped into a strange hotel with the neon burning bright

     And stopped into an old hotel with the neon burning bright                                      10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

     And stopped into a renovated hotel with the neon burning bright                              Early Jan 1978, Santa Monica

     Stopped into a Universe hotel with the neon burning thin                                              16 Nov 1980, San Francisco

     Stopped into the Hill Central Hotel into his wife being had on the bed                           10 Nov 1981, New Orleans

He felt the heat of the night hit him like a freight train

     He felt the heat of the night hit him like a freight, freight train                                                 28 Oct 1975, Falmouth

     She felt the heat of the night hit her like a freight  train                                                    ?? Jan 1978, Santa Monica

     He looked at her and she, she looked at him but he just could no retaliate                16 Nov 1980, San Francisco

     He felt the heat of the night hit him down like a freight                                                              29 June 1981, London

     She felt the heat of the night going down like a freight                                                           11 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

     [Then he listened to] something that she said and it just could not wait                        10 Nov 1981, New Orleans

Moving with a simple twist of fate

     Or [???] a simple twit of fate                                                                                                16 Nov 1980, San Francisco

     [???] like a simple twist of fate                                                                                                      29 June 1981, London

     Just like a [???] like a simple twist of fate                                                                                 11 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

     To take advantage of that simple twist of fate                                                                    10 Nov 1981, New Orleans

 

A saxophone someplace far off played as she was walkin’ by the arcade

     A saxophone someplace far off played as she was walkin’ on by the arcade                 19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     A clarinet some place softly played as she was walking on by the arcade            10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

     A saxophone someplace softly played as she was walking on by the arcade                 20 Nov 1975, Cambridge

     A saxophone someplace played  she was walking on by the arcade                                          28 Feb 1978, Tokyo

     A saxophone somewhere played, she was walking on by the arcade                             7 June 1978, Los Angeles

     A saxophone somewhere quietly played, she was walking on by the arcade                       20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     A Saxophone someplace quietly played, she was walking on by the arcade                        29 June 1981, London

As the light bust through a beat-up shade where he was wakin’ up

     She heard the melody rise and fade, the sun was comin' up                                   10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

     As the light beat through a busted shade where he was waking up                                 16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     As the light came through a beat of shade where he was waking up                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate

     She dropped a coin into a cup of a blind man at the gate                                                   16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

     She knocked a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate                                             10 Nov 1981, New Orleans

And forgot about a simple twist of fate

 

He woke up, the room was bare, he didn’t see her anywhere

     He woke up and she was gone, he didn't see nothin' but the dawn                        10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

     He woke up, she was gone, she didn't see noting but the dawn                                         1 May 1976, Hattiesburg

     He woke up and she was gone, he didn't see anything but the dawn                                    20 Oct 1978, Richfield

He told himself he didn’t care, pushed the window open wide

     He got out of bed and put his clothes back on, pushed back the blinds                10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

     He got across the room put his clothes back on, pushed [???] pushed back the blinds    28 Oct 1975, Falmouth

     He got out of bed and put his face back on, pushed back the blinds                                        2 March 1878, Tokyo

     He got out of bed and screwed his head back on, pushed back the blinds                     7 June 1978, Los Angeles

     He got out of bed and put his shoes on, pushed back the blinds                                       15 July 1978, Camberley

     Got out of bed and put his shoes back on and kicked back the blinds                                   29 June 1981, London

     Got out of bed and put his wide brim hat back on, pushed back the blinds                   10 Nov 1981, New Orleans

Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate

     Found a note she'd left behind, to which he just could not relate                            10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

     Found a note she'd left behind, to which he could not concentrate                                 ?? Jan 1978 Santa Monica

     Found a note she'd left behind, but he could not concentrate                                                      28 Feb 1978, Tokyo

     He found a note she left behind, but it had no name [except the date]                          10 Nov 1981, New Orleans

Brought on by a simple twist of fate

     All about a simple twist of fate                                                                                       10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

     On anything 'cept a simple twist of fate                                                                               ?? Jan 1978, Santa Monica

 

He hears the ticking of the clocks and walks along with a parrot that talks

     He hears the ticking of the clocks, walks alone through the city blocks                 10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

     She walks alone to the city blocks, [???] hears the ticking of the clocks                              28 Oct 1975, Falmouth

     Well she [searched him] down by the city blocks                                                             16 Nov 1980, San Francisco

     He's walking down through the city blocks, [???]                                                                       29 June 1981, London

     He walks along to the city blocks, hunts her down by the [???] she talks                      10 Nov 1981, New Orleans

     He walks along to the city blocks, hunts her down by the way she talks                       12 Nov 1981, New Orleans

Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in

     Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all roll in                                 20 Nov 1975, Cambridge

     Hunts for her down by the waterfront docks, where the sailors all roll in                            1 May 1976, Hattiesburg

     Next to her by the waterfront docks where the sailors all roll in                                       10 Nov 1981, New Orleans

Maybe she’ll pick him out again, how long must he wait

     Maybe she'll see him once again, how long must he wait                                        10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

     Maybe she'll spot him once again, how long must he wait                                                 16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Maybe he'll pick her out again, how long must he wait                                                        16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Maybe he'll find her once again, how long must he wait                                                           20 Oct 1975, Richfield

     Maybe he'll see her there once again, how long must he wait                                                28 Oct 1975, Falmouth

     Maybe he'll spot her once again, how long must he wait                                                     20 Nov 1975, Cambridge

     Maybe down by the city docks where the sailors all come in                                         16 Nov 1980, San Francisco

                                    maybe he'll find her once again, how long must he wait              16 Nov 1980, San Francisco

One more for a simple twist of fate

     One more time for a simple twist of fate                                                                                 16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

 

People tell me it’s a sin to know and feel too much within

     People tell me it's a crime to feel too much at any one time                                    10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

     People tell me it's a crime to know and feel too much at any one time                                 28 Oct 1975, Falmouth

     People tell me it's a crime to feel too much for too long a time                                            11 Nov 1975, Waterbury

     People tell me it's a crime to know too much for too long a time                                        20 Nov 1975, Cambridge

     People tell me it's a crime to know and feel too much too long a time                                    26 Nov 1975, Augusta

     People tell me it's a crime to know and feel for too long a time                                       8 Dec 1975, New York City

     People tell me it's a crime to hold on for too long a time                                                  ?? Jan 1978, Santa Monica

     People tell me it's a crime to remember her for too long a time                                                   28 Feb 1978, Tokyo

     People tell me it's a crime, remember her name for too long of a time                                  29 June 1981, London

     People tell me it's a crime, to [???] for too long of a time                                                         12 Nov 1981, Houston

I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring

     She should have caught me in my prime, she would have stayed with me           10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

She was born in spring, but I was born too late

     Instead of goin' off to sea and leavin' me to meditate                                                10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

     Instead of drifting off to sea and leavin' me to meditate                                                            20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     Instead of going back off to sea and leavin' me to meditate                                                     29 June 1981, London

Blame it on a simple twist of fate

     Upon a simple twist of fate                                                                                             10 Sep 1975, Hammond tribute

 

Simple Twist Of Fate. 740916#1#2#3, 741219#1($2R4)#2($3R4), 750910, 751028, 751111, 751120, 751126, 751208, 760501, 771230, 7801EARLY, 7801??, 780228, 780302, 7804??, 780607, 780715, 781020, 80116, 810629, 811104, 811110, 811112

 

 

Up To Me (Bob Dylan)

First performed 16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York

 

19 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 4th Blood On The Tracks recording session, #7, Released on Biograph

 

Everything went from bad to worse, money never changed a thing

Death kept followin’, trackin’ us down, at least I heard your bluebird sing

Now somebody’s got to show their hand, time is an enemy

I know you’re long gone, I guess it must be up to me

 

If I’d thought about it I never would’ve done it, I guess I would’ve let it slide

If I’d have paid attention to what others were thinkin’, the heart inside me would’ve died

But I was just too stubborn to ever be governed by enforced insanity

Someone had to reach for the risin’ star, I guess it was up to me

 

Now the Union Central is pullin’ out, the orchids are in bloom

I’ve only got me one good shirt left and it smells of stale perfume

In fourteen months I’ve only smiled once and I didn’t do it consciously

Somebody’s got to find your trail, I guess it's gonna be up to me

 

It was like a revelation when you betrayed me with your touch

I’d just about convinced myself nothin’ had changed that much

The old Rounder in the iron mask, he slipped me the master key

Somebody had to unlock your heart, he said it was up to me

 

Now I watched you slowly disappear down into the officers’ club

I would’ve followed you in the door but I didn’t have a ticket stub

So I waited all night ’til the break of day, hopin’ one of us could get free

When the dawn came over the river bridge, I knew it was up to me

 

The only decent thing I did when I worked as a postal clerk

Was to haul your picture down off the wall near the cage where I used to work

Was I a fool or not to protect your real identity?

You looked a little burned out, my friend, I thought it might be up to me

 

I met somebody face to face and I had to remove my hat

She’s everything I need and love but I can’t be swayed by that

It frightens me, the awful truth of how sweet life can be

But she ain’t gonna make a move, I guess it must be up to me

 

Now we heard the Sermon on the Mount and I knew it was too complex

It didn’t amount to anything more than what the broken glass reflects

When you bite off more than you can chew you got to pay the penalty

Somebody’s got to tell the tale, I guess it must be up to me

 

Well, Dupree came in pimpin’ tonight to the Thunderbird Café

Crystal wanted to talk to him, I had to look the other way

Now I just can’t rest without you, love, I need your company

You ain’t gonna cross the line, I guess it must be up to me

 

There’s a note left in the bottle, you can give it to Estelle

She’s the one you been wond’rin’ about, but there’s really nothin’ much to tell

We both heard voices for a while, now the rest is history

Somebody’s got to cry some tears, I guess it must be up to me

 

So go on, boys, and play your hands, life is a pantomime

The ringleaders from the county seat say you don’t have all that much time

And the girl with me behind the shades, she ain’t my property

One of us has got to hit the road, I guess it must be up to me

 

If we never meet again, baby, remember me

How my lone guitar played sweet for you that old-time melody

And the harmonica around my neck, I blew it for you, free

No one else could play that tune, you know it was up to me

 

VARIATIONS Up To Me. Compared with the take released on Biograph, recorded 19 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 4th Blood On The Tracks recording session, #7

 

Everything went from bad to worse, money never changed a thing

Death kept followin’, trackin’ us down, at least I heard your bluebird sing

Now somebody’s got to show their hand, time is an enemy

     Somebody’s got to show their hand, time is an enemy                                                       19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#6

     Now Someone’s got to show their hand, time is an enemy                                            19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#6-2

I know you’re long gone, I guess it must be up to me

 

If I’d thought about it I never would’ve done it, I guess I would’ve let it slide

If I’d have paid attention to what others were thinkin’, the heart inside me would’ve died

     If I’d lived my life by what others were thinkin’, the heart inside me would’ve died                         19 Sep 1974, #2

But I was just too stubborn to ever be governed by enforced insanity

     I was just too stubborn to ever be governed by enforced insanity                                     16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     I was a bit too stubborn to ever be governed by enforced insanity                                   19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

Someone had to reach for the risin’ star, I guess it was up to me

 

Now the Union Central is pullin’ out, the orchids are in bloom

     Well, the Union Central is pullin’ out, the orchids are in bloom                                          16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     The Union Central is pullin’ out and the orchids are in bloom                                            19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     The Union Central is pullin’ out, the orchids are in bloom                                                   19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

I’ve only got me one good shirt left and it smells of stale perfume

     I’ve only got one shirt left and it smells of stale perfume                                                     19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     I’ve only got one good shirt left, it smells of stale perfume                                                 19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     I’ve only got one good shirt left and it smells of stale perfume                                           19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

In fourteen months I’ve only smiled once and I didn’t do it consciously

     In fourteen months I’ve never smiled once and I didn’t do it consciously                     19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#6-2

Somebody’s got to find your trail, I guess it's gonna be up to me

     Somebody’s got to find your trail, I guess it must be up to me                                           19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

 

It was like a revelation when you betrayed me with your touch

I’d just about convinced myself nothin’ had changed that much

     I’d just about convinced myself that nothin’ had changed that much                                16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

The old Rounder in the iron mask, he slipped me the master key

     The old Rounder in the iron mask slipped me the master key                                           16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

Somebody had to unlock your heart, he said it was up to me

 

Now I watched you slowly disappear down into the officers’ club

     Well I watched you slowly disappear down into the officers’ club                                      16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     Well I watched you slowly disappearing down into the officers’ club                                19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     I watched you slowly disappear down into the officers’ club                                               19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#5

I would’ve followed you in the door but I didn’t have a ticket stub

     I would have followed you right in the door, I didn’t have a ticket stub                             19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

     I would have followed you in the door, I didn’t have a ticket stub                                      19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#5

So I waited all night ’til the break of day, hopin’ one of us could get free

     So I waited all night ’til the break of day, hopin’ one of us could break free                     19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

When the dawn came over the river bridge, I knew it was up to me

 

The only decent thing I did when I worked as a postal clerk

     Well the only decent thing I did when I worked as a postal clerk                                       16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

Was to haul your picture down off the wall near the cage where I used to work

Was I a fool or not to protect your real identity?

     Was I a fool or not try to protect your identity?                                                                     16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

You looked a little burned out, my friend, I thought it might be up to me

 

I met somebody face to face and I had to remove my hat

     Well I met somebody face to face and I had to remove my hat                                         16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     Well I met somebody face to face, I had to remove my hat                                                19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     Now I met somebody face to face, I had to remove my hat                                                19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

     Well I finally met someone face to face, I had to remove my hat                                       19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#5

She’s everything I need and love but I can’t be swayed by that

It frightens me, the awful truth of how sweet life can be

But she ain’t gonna make a move, I guess it must be up to me

     She ain’t gonna make a move, I guess it must be up to me                                               19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

 

Now we heard the Sermon on the Mount and I knew it was too complex

     We heard the Sermon on the Mount and I knew it was too complex                                16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     We heard the Sermon on the Mount, I knew it was too complex                                       19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

It didn’t amount to anything more than what the broken glass reflects

When you bite off more than you can chew you got to pay the penalty

     When you bite off more than you can chew you pay the penalty                                       16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

Somebody’s got to tell the tale, I guess it must be up to me

 

Well, Dupree came in pimpin’ tonight to the Thunderbird Café

     Dupree came in pimpin’ tonight to the Thunderbird Café                                                    19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

Crystal wanted to talk to him, I had to look the other way

Now I just can’t rest without you, love, I need your company

     Well I just can’t rest without you, love, I need your company                                             16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

You ain’t gonna cross the line, I guess it must be up to me

     But you ain’t gonna cross the line, I guess it must be up to me                                         16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     But I see you ain’t gonna cross the line, I guess it must be up to me                               19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     I see you ain’t gonna cross the line, I guess it must be up to me                                      19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#5

 

There’s a note left in the bottle, you can give it to Estelle

She’s the one you been wond’rin’ about, but there’s really nothin’ much to tell

We both heard voices for a while, now the rest is history

Somebody’s got to cry some tears, I guess it must be up to me

 

So go on, boys, and play your hands, life is a pantomime

The ringleaders from the county seat say you don’t have all that much time

And the girl with me behind the shades, she ain’t my property

One of us has got to hit the road, I guess it must be up to me

 

If we never meet again, baby, remember me

     And if we never meet again, baby, remember me                                                                16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

How my lone guitar played sweet for you that old-time melody

And the harmonica around my neck, I blew it for you, free

No one else could play that tune, you know it was up to me

 

Up To Me. 19740916#1($reh)#2($1), 19740919#1#2#3($1R2)#4($2R2)#5($3R2)#6($1R3#7($2R3)

 

Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts (Bob Dylan)

First performed 16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York

 

30 December 1974, Sound 80 Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 6th and last Blood On The Tracks recording session, #2, released on Blood On The Tracks

 

The festival was over and the boys were all plannin’ for a fall

The cabaret was quiet except for the drillin’ in the wall

The curfew had been lifted and the gamblin’ wheel shut down

Anyone with any sense had already left town

He was standin’ in the doorway lookin’ like the Jack of Hearts

 

He moved across the mirrored room, Set it up for everyone, he said

Then everyone commenced to do what they were doin’ before he turned their heads

Then he walked up to a stranger and he asked him with a grin

Could you kindly tell me, friend, what time the show begins?

Then he moved into the corner, face down like the Jack of Hearts

 

Backstage the girls were playin’ five-card stud by the stairs

Lily had two queens, she was hopin’ for a third to match her pair

Outside the streets were fillin’ up, the window was open wide

A gentle breeze was blowin’, you could feel it from inside

Lily called another bet and drew up the Jack of Hearts

 

Big Jim was no one’s fool, he owned the town’s only diamond mine

He made his usual entrance lookin’ so dandy and so fine

With his bodyguards and silver cane and every hair in place

He took whatever he wanted to and he laid it all to waste

But his bodyguards and silver cane were no match for the Jack of Hearts

 

Rosemary combed her hair and took a carriage into town

She slipped in through the side door lookin’ like a queen without a crown

She fluttered her false eyelashes and whispered in his ear

Sorry, darlin’, that I’m late, but he didn’t seem to hear

He was starin’ into space over at the Jack of Hearts

 

I know I’ve seen that face somewhere, Big Jim was thinkin’ to himself

Maybe down in Mexico or a picture up on somebody’s shelf

But then the crowd began to stamp their feet and the houselights did dim

And in the darkness of the room there was only Jim and him

Starin’ at the butterfly who just drew the Jack of Hearts

 

Lily was a princess, she was fair-skinned and precious as a child

She did whatever she had to do, she had that certain flash every time she smiled

She had come away from a broken home, had lots of strange affairs

With men in every walk of life which took her everywhere

But she’d never met anyone quite like the Jack of Hearts

 

The hangin’ judge came in unnoticed and was being wined and dined

The drillin’ in the wall kept up but no one seemed to pay it any mind

It was known all around that Lily had Jim’s ring

And nothing would ever come between Lily and the king

No, nothin’ ever would except maybe the Jack of Hearts

 

Rosemary started drinkin’ hard and seein’ her reflection in the knife

She was tired of the attention, tired of playin’ the role of Big Jim’s wife

She had done a lot of bad things, even once tried suicide

Was lookin’ to do just one good deed before she died

She was gazin’ to the future, riding on the Jack of Hearts

 

Lily took her dress off, buried it away

Has your luck run out? she laughed at him, Well, I guess you must have known it would someday

Be careful not to touch the wall, there’s a brand-new coat of paint

I’m glad to see you’re still alive, you’re lookin’ like a saint”

Down the hallway footsteps were comin’ for the Jack of Hearts

 

The backstage manager was pacing all around by his chair

There’s something funny going on, he said, I can just feel it in the air

He went to get the hangin’ judge, but the hangin’ judge was drunk

As the leading actor hurried by in the costume of a monk

There was no actor anywhere better than the Jack of Hearts

 

No one knew the circumstance but they say that it happened pretty quick

The door to the dressing room burst open and a cold revolver clicked

And Big Jim was standin’ there, you couldn’t say surprised

Rosemary right beside him, steady in her eyes

She was with Big Jim but she was leanin’ to the Jack of Hearts

 

Two doors down the boys finally made it through the wall

And cleaned out the bank safe, it’s said that they got off with quite a haul

In the darkness by the riverbed they waited on the ground

For one more member who had business back in town

But they couldn’t go no further without the Jack of Hearts

 

The next day was hangin’ day, the sky was overcast and black

Big Jim lay covered up, killed by a penknife in the back

And Rosemary on the gallows, she didn’t even blink

The hangin’ judge he was sober, he hadn’t had a drink

The only person on the scene missin’ was the Jack of Hearts

 

The cabaret was empty now, a sign said, Closed for repair

Lily had already taken all of the dye out of her hair

She was thinkin’ ’bout her father, who she very rarely saw

Thinkin’ about Rosemary and thinkin’ about the law

But most of all she was thinkin’ about the Jack of Hearts

 

VARIATIONS Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts. Compared with the take released on Blood On The Tracks, recorded 30 December 1974, Sound 80 Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 6th and last Blood On The Tracks recording session, #2

 

The festival was over and the boys were all plannin’ for a fall

     The festival was over, the boys were all plannin’ for a fall                                                  16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

The cabaret was quiet except for the drillin’ in the wall

The curfew had been lifted and the gamblin’ wheel shut down

Anyone with any sense had already left town

He was standin’ in the doorway lookin’ like the Jack of Hearts

 

He moved across the mirrored room, Set it up for everyone, he said

Then everyone commenced to do what they were doin’ before he turned their heads

Then he walked up to a stranger and he asked him with a grin

Could you kindly tell me, friend, what time the show begins?

Then he moved into the corner, face down like the Jack of Hearts

 

Backstage the girls were playin’ five-card stud by the stairs

Lily had two queens, she was hopin’ for a third to match her pair

Outside the streets were fillin’ up, the window was open wide

     Outside the streets were fillin’ up, the window open wide                                                   16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

A gentle breeze was blowin’, you could feel it from inside

Lily called another bet and drew up the Jack of Hearts

 

Big Jim was no one’s fool, he owned the town’s only diamond mine

He made his usual entrance lookin’ so dandy and so fine

With his bodyguards and silver cane and every hair in place

He took whatever he wanted to and he laid it all to waste

But his bodyguards and silver cane were no match for the Jack of Hearts

 

Rosemary combed her hair and took a carriage into town

She slipped in through the side door lookin’ like a queen without a crown

     Slipped in through the side door lookin’ like a queen without a crown                              16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

She fluttered her false eyelashes and whispered in his ear

Sorry, darlin’, that I’m late, but he didn’t seem to hear

He was starin’ into space over at the Jack of Hearts

     He was looking over yonder, staring at the Jack of Hearts                                             21 Oct 1975, New York City

 

I know I’ve seen that face somewhere, Big Jim was thinkin’ to himself

Maybe down in Mexico or a picture up on somebody’s shelf

But then the crowd began to stamp their feet and the houselights did dim

     But then the houselights began to dim …                                                                              16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

And in the darkness of the room there was only Jim and him

Starin’ at the butterfly who just drew the Jack of Hearts

     Starin’ at the butterfly who once held the Jack of Hearts                                                    16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

 

Lily was a princess, she was fair-skinned and precious as a child

She did whatever she had to do, she had that certain flash every time she smiled

     She did whatever she had to do, she had that certain kinda flash every time she smiled                      16 9 74, #2

She had come away from a broken home, had lots of strange affairs

With men in every walk of life which took her everywhere

But she’d never met anyone quite like the Jack of Hearts

 

The hangin’ judge came in unnoticed and was being wined and dined

The drillin’ in the wall kept up but no one seemed to pay it any mind

It was known all around that Lily had Jim’s ring

     It was known all around that Lily wore Jim’s ring                                                                  16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

And nothing would ever come between Lily and the king

No, nothin’ ever would except maybe the Jack of Hearts

 

Rosemary started drinkin’ hard and seein’ her reflection in the knife

She was tired of the attention, tired of playin’ the role of Big Jim’s wife

She had done a lot of bad things, even once tried suicide

Was lookin’ to do just one good deed before she died

She was gazin’ to the future, riding on the Jack of Hearts

 

Lily took her dress off, buried it away

     Lily washed her face, took her dress off and buried it away                                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

Has your luck run out? she laughed at him, well, I guess you must have known it would someday

Be careful not to touch the wall, there’s a brand-new coat of paint

I’m glad to see you’re still alive, you’re lookin’ like a saint

Down the hallway footsteps were comin’ for the Jack of Hearts

 

The backstage manager was pacing all around by his chair

     The backstage manager was pacing around by his chair                                                   16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

There’s something funny going on, he said, I can just feel it in the air

He went to get the hangin’ judge, but the hangin’ judge was drunk

As the leading actor hurried by in the costume of a monk

There was no actor anywhere better than the Jack of Hearts

 

     Lilly's arms were locked around the man that she dearly loved to touch                          16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     She forgot all about the man she couldn't stand, who hounded her so much                 16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     I've missed you so, she said to him and he felt she was sincere                                       16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     But just beyond the door he felt jealousy and fear                                                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     It was just another night in the life of the Jack of Hearts                                                     16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

 

No one knew the circumstance but they say that it happened pretty quick

The door to the dressing room burst open and a cold revolver clicked

And Big Jim was standin’ there, you couldn’t say surprised

Rosemary right beside him, steady in her eyes

She was with Big Jim but she was leanin’ to the Jack of Hearts

 

Two doors down the boys finally made it through the wall

And cleaned out the bank safe, it’s said that they got off with quite a haul

In the darkness by the riverbed they waited on the ground

     By the darkness on the riverbed they waited on the ground

For one more member who had business back in town

But they couldn’t go no further without the Jack of Hearts

 

The next day was hangin’ day, the sky was overcast and black

Big Jim lay covered up, killed by a penknife in the back

And Rosemary on the gallows, she didn’t even blink

The hangin’ judge he was sober, he hadn’t had a drink

     And he hangin’ judge he was sober, he hadn’t had a drink

The only person on the scene missin’ was the Jack of Hearts

 

The cabaret was empty now, a sign said, Closed for repair

Lily had already taken all of the dye out of her hair

She was thinkin’ ’bout her father, who she very rarely saw

Thinkin’ about Rosemary and thinkin’ about the law

But most of all she was thinkin’ about the Jack of Hearts

 

Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts. 19741230, 19740916#1#2, 19751021, 19760525

 

 

Call Letter Blues (Bob Dylan)

First performed 16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York

 

16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 1st Blood On The Tracks recording session, #1, released on The Bootleg Series volume 14

 

Well, I walked all night long listenin’ to them church bells tone

But I walked all night long listenin’ to them church bells tone

Either someone needing mercy, maybe something I’ve done wrong

 

Well, your friends come by for you and I don’t know what to say

Well, your friends come by for you, I don’t know what to say

I just can’t face up to tell ’em, Honey you just went away

 

Children cry for mother, tell them, Mother took a trip

Children cry for mother, I tell them, Mother took a trip

Well, I walk on pins and needles, I hope my tongue don’t slip

 

I gaze at passing strangers in case I might see you

Well I gaze at passing strangers in case I might see you

But the sun goes around the heavens and another day just drives on through

 

Way out in the distance, I know you're with some other man

Way out in the distance, I know you're with some other man

Well but that's alright, babe, you know I always did understand

 

Poor girls in the doorway are givin' me the eye

Poor girls in the doorway are givin' me the eye

But my heart's just not in it, I might as well pass right on by

 

My ears are ringin', ringin' like empty shells

My ears are ringin', ringin' like empty shells

Well it can't be no guitar player, it must be combat bells

 

VARIATIONS Call Letter Blues. Compared with the take 1, released o, The Bootleg Series Volume 14, recorded 16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 1st Blood On The Tracks recording session

 

Well, I walked all night long listenin’ to them church bells tone

     Well, I walked all night long hearing them church bells tone                                              16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

But I walked all night long listenin’ to them church bells tone

     Yes, I walked all night long [hearing] to them church bells tone                                        16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

Either someone needing mercy, maybe something I’ve done wrong

     Either someone needing mercy, or maybe something I’ve done wrong                           16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

 

Well, your friends come by for you and I don’t know what to say

     Well, your friends come by for you, I don’t know what to say                                             16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     Well, your friends come by for you, Honey I don’t know what to say                                     17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS

Well, your friends come by for you, I don’t know what to say

     Well, your friends come by for you, and I don’t know what to say                                          17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS

I just can’t face up to tell ’em, Honey you just went away

     I just can’t face to tell ’em, Honey you just went away                                                         16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     I just can’t get face to tell ’em, Honey you just went away                                                       17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS

 

Children cry for mother, tell them, Mother took a trip

     The children cry for mother, I tell them, Mother took a trip                                                 16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     When our children cry for mother, I tell them, Mother took a trip                                            17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS

Children cry for mother, I tell them, Mother took a trip

     The children cry for mother, I tell them, Mother took a trip                                                 16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     When our children cry for mother, I tell them, Mother took a trip                                            17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS

Well, I walk on pins and needles, I hope my tongue don’t slip

 

I gaze at passing strangers in case I might see you

     Well I gaze at passing strangers in case I might see you                                                   16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

Well I gaze at passing strangers in case I might see you

     Yes I gaze at passing strangers in case I might see you                                                    16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

But the sun goes around the heavens and another day just drives on through

 

Way out in the distance, I know you're with some other man

Way out in the distance, I know you're with some other man

Well but that's alright, babe, you know I always did understand

     But that's alright, babe, you know I always understand                                                       16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

 

Poor girls in the doorway are givin' me the eye

Poor girls in the doorway are givin' me the eye

But my heart's just not in it, I might as well pass right on by

 

My ears are ringin', ringin' like empty shells

My ears are ringin', ringin' like empty shells

Well it can't be no guitar player, it must be combat bells

 

Call Letter Blues. 1740916#1#2, 19740917#R

 

 

Meet Me In The Morning (Bob Dylan)

First performed 16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York

 

16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 1st Blood On The Tracks recording session, #1, released on Blood On The Tracks and on testpressing

 

Meet me in the morning, 56th and Wabasha

Meet me in the morning, 56th and Wabasha

Honey, we could be in Kansas by time the snow begins to thaw

 

They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn

They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn

Honey, you wouldn’t know it by me, every day’s been darkness since you been gone

 

Little rooster crowin’, there must be something on his mind

Little rooster crowin’, there must be something on his mind

Well, I feel just like that rooster, honey, ya treat me so unkind

 

The birds are flyin’ low babe, honey I feel so exposed

Well, the birds are flyin’ low babe, honey I feel so exposed

Well now, I ain’t got any matches and the station doors are closed

 

Well, I struggled through barbed wire, felt the hail fall from above

Well, I struggled through barbed wire, felt the hail fall from above

Well, you know I even outran the hound dogs, honey, you know I’ve earned your love

 

Look at the sun sinkin’ like a ship

Look at that sun sinkin’ like a ship

Ain’t that just like my heart, babe, when you kissed my lips?

 

VARIATIONS Meet Me In The Morning. Compared with the take released Blood On The Tracks, recorded 16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 1st Blood On The Tracks recording session, #1

 

Meet me in the morning, 56th and Wabasha

     Meet me in the morning at 56th and Wabasha                                                                     19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

Meet me in the morning, 56th and Wabasha

     Meet me in the morning on 56th and Wabasha                                                                    19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     Meet me in the morning at 56th and Wabasha                                                                     19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

Honey, we could be in Kansas by time the snow begins to thaw

 

They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn

     They say the darkest hour right before the dawn                                                                 19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn

     They say the darkest hour right before the dawn                                                                 19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

Honey, you wouldn’t know it by me, every day’s been darkness since you been gone

     Honey, every day’s been darkness ever since you been gone                                          19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     But Honey, you wouldn’t know it by me, every day’s been darkness since you been gone              19-9-1974, #3

 

Little rooster crowin’, there must be something on his mind

Little rooster crowin’, there must be something on his mind

Well, I feel just like that rooster, honey, ya treat me so unkind

     You're just like that rooster, honey, y' know treat me so unkind                                        19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Honey, y' know I feel just like that rooster, baby, you treat me so unkind                        19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     Honey, I feel just like that rooster, baby, you treat me so unkind                                      19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

 

     Verse left out                                                                                                                                                   on other takes

The birds are flyin’ low babe, honey I feel so exposed

Well, the birds are flyin’ low babe, honey I feel so exposed

Well now, I ain’t got any matches and the station doors are closed

 

Well, I struggled through barbed wire, felt the hail fall from above

     I struggled through barbed wire, felt the hail fall from above                                              19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Struggled through barbed wire, I felt the hail fall from above                                             19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

Well, I struggled through barbed wire, felt the hail fall from above

     I struggled through barbed wire, felt the hail fall from above                                              19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Struggled through barbed wire, I felt the hail fall from above                                             19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

Well, you know I even outran the hound dogs, honey, you know I’ve earned your love

     Honey, y' know I even outran the hound dogs, baby, you know I’ve earned your love                  19 Sep 1974, #1

     Y' know I even outran the hound dogs, honey, you know I’ve earned your love                             19 Sep 1974, #2

     I even outran the hound dogs, honey I know I’ve earned your love                                                  19 Sep 1974, #3

 

Look at the sun sinkin’ like a ship

     Look at that sun sinkin’ like a ship                                                                                           19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

Look at that sun sinkin’ like a ship

     Look at the sun sinkin’ like a ship                                                                                            19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

Ain’t that just like my heart, babe, when you kissed my lips?

 

Meet Me In The Morning. 19740916#1, 19740919#1#2#3($1R2)#4($2/3R2)

 

 

Idiot Wind (Bob Dylan)

First performed 16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York

 

27 December 1974, Sound 80 Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 5th Blood On The Tracks recording session, #5, released on Blood On The Tracks

 

Someone’s got it in for me, they’re planting stories in the press

Whoever it is I wish they’d cut it out quick but when they will I can only guess

They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy

She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me

I can’t help it if I’m lucky

 

People see me all the time and they just can’t remember how to act

Their minds are filled with big ideas, images and distorted facts

Even you, yesterday you had to ask me where it was at

I couldn’t believe after all these years, you didn’t know me better than that

Sweet lady

 

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth

Going down the backroads headin’ south

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth

You’re an idiot, babe, it’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe

 

I ran into the fortune-teller, who said beware of lightning that might strike

I haven’t known peace and quiet for so long I can’t remember what it’s like

There’s a lone soldier on the cross, smoke pourin’ out of a boxcar door

You didn’t know it, you didn’t think it could be done, in the final end he won the wars

After losin’ every battle

 

I woke up on the roadside, daydreamin’ ’bout the way things sometimes are

Visions of your chestnut mare shoot through my head and are makin’ me see stars

You hurt the ones that I love best and cover up the truth with lies

One day you’ll be in the ditch, flies buzzin’ around your eyes

Blood on your saddle

 

Idiot wind, blowing through the flowers on your tomb

Blowing through the curtains in your room

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth

You’re an idiot, babe, it’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe

 

It was gravity which pulled us down and destiny which broke us apart

You tamed the lion in my cage but it just wasn’t enough to change my heart

Now everything’s a little upside down, as a matter of fact the wheels have stopped

What’s good is bad, what’s bad is good, you’ll find out when you reach the top

You’re on the bottom

 

I noticed at the ceremony, your corrupt ways had finally made you blind

I can’t remember your face anymore, your mouth has changed, your eyes don’t look into mine

The priest wore black on the seventh day and sat stone-faced while the building burned

I waited for you on the running boards, near the cypress trees, while the springtime turned

Slowly into Autumn

 

Idiot wind, blowing like a circle around my skull

From the Grand Coulee Dam to the Capitol

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth

You’re an idiot, babe, it’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe

 

I can’t feel you anymore, I can’t even touch the books you’ve read

Every time I crawl past your door, I been wishin’ I been somebody else instead

Down the highway, down the tracks, down the road to ecstasy

I followed you beneath the stars, hounded by your memory

And all your ragin’ glory

 

I been double-crossed now for the very last time and now I’m finally free

I kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you from me

You’ll never know the hurt I suffered nor the pain I rise above

And I’ll never know the same about you, your holiness or your kind of love

And it makes me feel so sorry

 

Idiot wind, blowing through the buttons of our coats

Blowing through the letters that we wrote

Idiot wind, blowing through the dust upon our shelves

We’re idiots, babe, t’s a wonder we can even feed ourselves

 

16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 1st Blood On The Tracks recording session, #6, released on The Bootleg Series Volume 14

 

Someone’s got it in for me, they’re planting stories in the press

Whoever it is I wish they’d cut it out, when they will I can only guess

They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy

She inherited a billion bucks and when she died it came to me

I can’t help it if I’m lucky

 

People see me all the time and they just can’t remember how to act

Their minds are filled with big ideas, images and distorted facts

Even you, yesterday you had to ask me where it was at

I couldn’t believe after all these years, you didn’t know me any better than that

Sweet lady

 

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth

Going down the backroads headin’ south

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth

You’re an idiot, babe, it’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe

 

I threw the I Ching yesterday, it said there'd some thunder at the well

I haven’t tasted peace and quiet for so long, it seems like living hell

There’s a lone soldier on the hill, watching falling raindrops pour

You'd never know it to look at him, at the final shot he won the war

After losin’ every battle

 

I woke up on the roadside, daydreamin’ about the way things sometimes are

Hoofbeats pounding in my head, at break-neck speed and making me see stars

You hurt the ones that I love best and cover up the truth with lies

One day you’ll be in the ditch, flies buzzin’ around your eyes

Blood on your saddle

 

Idiot wind, blowing through the flowers on your tomb

Blowing through the curtains in your room

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth

You're an idiot babe, it's a wonder that you still know how to breath

 

It was gravity which pulled us in and destiny which broke us apart

You tamed the lion in my cage but it just wasn’t enough to change my heart

Now everything’s a little upside down, as a matter of fact the wheels have stopped

What’s good is bad, what’s bad is good, you’ll find out when you reach the top

You’re on the bottom

 

I noticed at the ceremony, that you left your bags behind

The driver came in after you left, he gave them all to me and then he resigned

The priest wore black on the seventh day and waltzed around while the building burnt

You didn't trust me for a minute babe, I've never known the spring to turn

So quickly into autumn

 

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your jaw

From the Grand Coulee Dam to the Mardi Gras

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth

You’re an idiot, babe, it’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe

 

We pushed each other a little too far and one day it just turned into a raging storm

A hound dog bayed beyond your trees as I was packing up my uniform

For I figured I'd lost you anyway, why go on, what's the use

In order to getting a word with you I had to come up with some excuse

It just struck me kinda funny

 

I been double-crossed too much, at times I think I've almost lost my mind

Lady killers load dice on me behind my back while imitators steal me blind

You close your eyes and pout your lips and slip your fingers from your glove

You can have the best there is but it gonna cost you all your love

You won't get it for money

 

Idiot wind, blowing through the buttons of our coats

Blowing through the letters that we wrote

Idiot wind, blowing through the dust upon our shelves

We’re idiots, babe, t’s a wonder we can even feed ourselves

 

VARIATIONS Idiot Wind. Compared with the take released on Blood On The Tracks, recorded 27 December 1974, Sound 80 Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 5th Blood On The Tracks recording session, #5

 

Someone’s got it in for me, they’re planting stories in the press

Whoever it is I wish they’d cut it out quick but when they will I can only guess

     Whoever it is I wish they’d cut it out, when they will I can only guess                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy

She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me

     He inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me                                           16 May 1976, Fort Worth

I can’t help it if I’m lucky

 

People see me all the time and they just can’t remember how to act

     People see me all the time and they just don't know how to act                                        16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     People see me all the time, they don't know how to act                                     3 May 1976, New Orleans, evening

     People see me all the time, and I guess they can't remember how to act                      11 May 1976, San Antonio

     People see me all the time, I guess they just can't know how to act                                23 May 1976, Fort Collins

Their minds are filled with big ideas, images and distorted facts

     Their minds are filled with bad ideas, images and recorded facts                                     16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Their minds are filled with falls ideas, images and distorted facts                                   21 May 1976, San Antonio

Even you, yesterday you had to ask me where it was at

     And even you, yesterday you had to ask me where it was at                                          16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1R

I couldn’t believe after all these years, you didn’t know me better than that

     I couldn’t believe after all these years, you didn’t know me any better than that                 16-9-1974, BOOTRS#3

Sweet lady

 

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth

     Blowing by the corners of your mouth                                                                                    15 April 1976, Clearwater

Going down the backroads headin’ south

     Heading down the backroads going south                                                                             16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Blowing down the backroads heading south                                                                       11 May 1976, San Antonio

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth

You’re an idiot, babe, it’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe

     You’re an idiot, babe, it’s a wonder that you still can even breathe                                   16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

 

I ran into the fortune-teller

     I threw the I Ching yesterday                                                                                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1#5

     I [???] into the fortune teller                                                                                                            29 4 1976, Mobile eve

     I bumped into the fortune-teller                                                                                       3 May 1976, New Orleans, eve

Who said beware of lightning that might strike

     It said there might be some thunder at the well                                                                    16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     It said there'd some thunder at the well                                                                                  16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#5

     Who said that lightning might strike                                                                                        15 April 1976, Clearwater

     Yesterday who said to me, a little lightning it might strike                                                   29 April 1976, Mobile eve

     She said beware of some lightning that might strike                                                   3 May 1976, New Orleans, eve

     who told me beware of some lightning because it might strike                                        11 May 1976, San Antonio

     She said beware cause of lightning that might strike                                                          23 May 1976, Fort Collins

I haven’t known peace and quiet for so long I can’t remember what it’s like

     I haven’t tasted peace and quiet for so long, it seems like living hell                                16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     I haven’t tasted peace and quiet for so long, now it seems like living hell                    19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1-3

     Piece and quiet's been avoiding me for so long it seems like living hell                           19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     I haven’t known about peace and quiet now for so long I don't even remember what it’s like            23 May 1976

There’s a lone soldier on the cross, smoke pourin’ out of a boxcar door

     There’s a lone soldier on the hill, watching falling raindrops pour                                     16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     There’s a lone soldier on the hill, watching silent raindrops pour                                   19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1-3

     There’s a lone soldier on the cross, smoke pourin’ from a boxcar door                  3 May 1976, New Orleans, eve

     There’s a lone soldier on the hill, smoke pourin’ out of a boxcar door                                16 May 1976, Fort Worth

You didn’t know it, you didn’t think it could be done, in the final end

     You'd never know it to look at him, at the final shot                                                             16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     You'd never knowed when the smoke had cleared with the final shot                              15 April 1976, Clearwater

     You didn't know and you never thought it could be done that at the final shot               29 April 1976, Mobile, eve

     He didn't know it, never thought it could be done, but after a final shot                   3 May 1976, New Orleans, eve

He won the war after losin’ every battle

 

I woke up on the roadside, daydreamin’ about the way things sometimes are

     I woke up on the roadside, daydreamin’ about the way things are                                    15 April 1976, Clearwater

     I woke up on the roadside, daydreamin’ about the way things really are                 29 April 1976, Mobile, evening

     I woke up on the roadside once again, daydreamin’ about the way things really are   11 May 1976, San Antonio

Visions of your chestnut mare shoot through my head and are makin’ me see stars

     Hoofbeats pounding in my head, at break-neck speed and making me see stars                          16 Sep 1974, #1

     Hoofbeats pounding through my head, at break-neck speed and making me see stars                 16 Sep 74, #1R

     Visions of the flaming town shoot through my head and are making me see stars              29 4 1976, Mobile eve

     Visions of your smoking town shoot through my head and are making me see stars                          23 May 1976

You hurt the ones that I love best and cover up the truth with lies

One day you’ll be in the ditch, flies buzzin’ around your eyes

     One day you’ll be in the grave, oh won't you be surprised                                                  15 April 1976, Clearwater

     One day you’ll be in the grave, flies buzzin’ around your eyes                                  29 April 1976, Mobile, evening

Blood on your saddle

     I hear your dead bones rattle                                                                                                   15 April 1976, Clearwater

 

Idiot wind, blowing through the flowers on your tomb

     Idiot wind, blowing through the [???] when you're old                                                         15 April 1976, Clearwater

Blowing through the curtains in your room

     Blowing through the [???] at your [toes]                                                                                 15 April 1976, Clearwater

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth

     Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth                                                          16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

You're an idiot babe, it's a wonder that you still know how to breath

     You’re an idiot, babe,….   [end of take]                                                                                  16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

 

It was gravity which pulled us down and destiny which broke us apart

     It was gravity which pulled us in and destiny which broke us apart                                16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1R

     It was gravity which pulled us in and destiny I guess which broke us apart                     29 April 1976, Mobile eve

     It was gravity which pulled us down, destiny broke us apart                                                       12 May 1976, Austin

You tamed the lion in my cage but it just wasn’t enough to change my heart

Now everything’s a little upside down, as a matter of fact the wheels have stopped

What’s good is bad, what’s bad is good, you’ll find out when you reach the top

You’re on the bottom

 

I noticed at the ceremony, your corrupt ways had finally made you blind

     I noticed at the ceremony, that you left your bags behind                                                                16 Sep 1974, #1R

     I noticed at the ceremony, that you left all your bags behind                                             19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

I can’t remember your face anymore, your mouth has changed, your eyes don’t look into mine

     The driver came in after you left, he gave them all to me and then resigned                                16 Sep 1974, #1R

     The driver came in after you left, he gave them all to me and then he resigned                             16 Sep 1974, #5

     I can’t recall your face no more, your mouth has changed, your eyes don’t look into mine     29 4 76, Mobile eve

The priest wore black on the seventh day and sat stone-faced while the building burned

     The priest wore black on the seventh day and waltzed around on a tilting floor                           16 Sep 1974, #1R

     The priest wore black on the seventh day and waltzed around while the building burnt                16 Sep 1974, #3

I waited for you on the running boards, near the cypress trees, while the springtime turned

     You didn't trust me for a minute babe, I've never known the spring before                                   16 Sep 1974, #1R

     You didn't trust me for a minute babe, I've never known the spring to turn                                      16 Sep 1974, #3

Slowly into Autumn

     To turn so quickly into autumn                                                                                              16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1R

     So quickly into autumn                                                                                                              16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

 

Idiot wind, blowing like a circle around my skull

     Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your jaw                                                             16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1R

     Idiot wind, blowing through the [circle] of my skull                                                                 16 May 1976, Fort Worth

From the Grand Coulee Dam to the Capitol

     From the Grand Coulee Dam to the Mardi Gras                                                                16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1R

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth

     Idiot wind, blowing through the [???] of your mouth                                                              16 May 1976, Fort Worth

You’re an idiot, babe, it’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe

     You’re an idiot, babe, it’s a wonder that you still can even breath                                                  16 Sep 1974, $1R

     You're an idiot, babe, it's a wonder that you still can breathe at all                                     16 May 1976, Fort Worth

 

I can’t feel you anymore, I can’t even touch the books you’ve read

     We pushed each other a little too far and one day it just jumped into a raging storm                    16 Sep 1974, #3

     We pushed each other a little too far and one day it just turned into a raging storm                      16 Sep 1974, #5

     I can’t feel you anymore, I can’t even touch the clothes you wear                                    23 May 1976, Fort Collins

     I can’t recall you anymore, I can’t even touch the clothes you wear                        3 May 1976, New Orleans, eve

Every time I crawl past your door, I been wishin’ I been somebody else instead

     A hound dog bayed behind your trees as I was packing up my uniform                          16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

     A hound dog bayed beyond your trees as I was packing up my uniform                         16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#5

     Every time I step inside your door, I feel standing [???] the edge                             29 April 1976, Mobile, evening

     Every time I come into your door you leave me standing in the middle air                      23 May 1976, Fort Collins

     Every time I come into your door I've been left standing in the middle air              3 May 1976, New Orleans, eve

     Every time you call me in your door I feel standing in the middle air                               11 May 1976, San Antonio

     Every time you call me in your door I feel standing some place in the middle of the air       16 5 1976, Fort Worth

Down the highway, down the tracks, down the road to ecstasy

     For I figured I'd lost you anyway, why go on, what's the use                                              16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

I followed you beneath the stars, hounded by your memory

     In order to getting a word with you I had to come up with some excuse                          16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

And all your ragin’ glory

     It just struck me kinda funny                                                                                                     16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

 

I been double-crossed now for the very last time and now I’m finally free

     I been double-crossed too much, at times I think I've almost lost my mind                     16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

     I been double-crossed now for the very last time and I think I finally see                 29 April 1976, Mobile evening

I kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you from me

     Lady killers load dice on me behind my back while imitators steal me blind                   16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

     I waved goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you from me    29 April 1976, Mobile eve

You’ll never know the hurt I suffered nor the pain I rise above

     You close your eyes and pout your lips and slip your fingers from your glove                16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

And I’ll never know the same about you, your holiness or your kind of love

     You can have the best there is but it gonna cost you all your love                                    16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

And it makes me feel so sorry

     You won't get it for money                                                                                                        16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

 

Idiot wind, blowing through the buttons of our coats

Blowing through the letters that we wrote

Idiot wind, blowing through the dust upon our shelves

We’re idiots, babe, t’s a wonder we can even feed ourselves

 

Idiot Wind. 19740916#1frag($1)#2($1R)#3($3+ins)#4($5)#5($6), 19740919#1(Reh$1-3)#2($4R9)#3($4R9), 19741227#5, 19760330, 19760415, 19760417, 19760429eve, 19760503eve, 19760511, 19760512, 19760516, 19760523

 

 

You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Bob Dylan)

First performed 16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York

 

17 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 2nd Blood On The Tracks recording session, #3, released on Blood On The Tracks

 

I’ve seen love go by my door, it’s never been this close before

Never been so easy or so slow

I've been shooting in the dark too long, when somethin’s not right it’s wrong

You gonna make me lonesome when you go

 

Dragon clouds so high above, I’ve only known careless love

It’s always has hit me from below

But this time around it’s more correct, right on target, so direct

You gonna make me lonesome when you go

 

Purple clover, Queen Anne’s lace, Crimson hair across your face

You could make me cry if you don’t know

Can’t remember what I was thinkin’ of, you might be spoilin’ me too much, love

You gonna make me lonesome when you go

 

Flowers on the hillside, bloomin’ crazy, crickets talkin’ back and forth in rhyme

Blue river runnin’ slow and lazy, I could stay with you forever and never realize the time

 

Situations have ended sad, relationships have all been bad

Mine’ve been like Verlaine’s and Rimbaud

But there’s no way I can compare, all them scenes to this affair

You gonna make me lonesome when you go

 

You gonna make me wonder what I’m doin’

Stayin’ far behind without you

You gonna make me wonder what I’m sayin’

You gonna make me give myself a good talkin’ to

 

I’ll look for you in old Honolula, San Francisco, Ashtabula

You gonna have to leave me now, I know

But I’ll see you in the sky above, in the tall grass, in the ones I love

You gonna make me lonesome when you go

 

VARIATIONS You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go. Compared with the take released on Blood On The Tracks, recorded 17 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 2nd Blood On The Tracks recording session, #3

 

I’ve seen love go by my door, it’s never been this close before

Never been so easy or so slow

     Never seems so easy or so slow                                                                                             16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#5

I've been shooting in the dark too long, when somethin’s not right it’s wrong

     I've been shooting in the dark too long, when somethin’s not right it must be wrong                     16 Sep 1974, #3

     I'm shooting in the dark too long, when somethin’s not right it's wrong                                            16 Sep 1974, #6

You gonna make me lonesome when you go

 

Dragon clouds so high above, I’ve only known careless love

     Dragon clouds so high above, so far I’ve only tasted careless love                                  16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

     Dragon clouds up tall above, so far I’ve known careless love                                            16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#6

     Dragon clouds so high above, I’ve only known about careless love                           18 May 1976, Oklahoma City

It’s always has hit me from below

     And it’s always has hit me from below                                                                                   16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

But this time around it’s more correct, right on target, so direct

     But there's no way I can compare… no, lets try again                                                        16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#6

You gonna make me lonesome when you go

 

Purple clover, Queen Anne’s lace, Crimson hair across your face

You could make me cry if you don’t know

Can’t remember what I was thinkin’ of, you might be spoilin’ me too much, love

     I can’t remember what I'm a thinkin’ of, you might be spoilin’ me too much, love                    16 Sep 1974, #4, 14

     I can’t remember what I was dreaming of, you might be spoilin’ me with too much, love      11 5 1976, S Antonio

You gonna make me lonesome when you go

 

Flowers on the hillside, bloomin’ crazy

     While river [rolls in] hazy                                                                                                           16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#5

     River running slow and lazy                                                                                             29 April 1976, Mobile, evening

     Blue river running and making me crazy                                                                              11 May 1976, San Antonio

     [???] and making it crazy                                                                                                    18 May 1976, Oklahoma City

     [??? river] is driving me crazy                                                                                                    16 May 1976, Fort Worth

Crickets talkin’ back and forth in rhyme

     Chirpin' rickets talkin’ back in rhyme                                                                                       16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

Blue river runnin’ slow and lazy

     Blue river runnin’ slow and hazy                                                                                              16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

I could stay with you forever and never realize the time

 

Situations have ended sad, relationships have all been bad

     Relationships have all been bad, situations have ended sad                                             16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

Mine ’ve been like Verlaine’s and Rimbaud

But there’s no way I can compare, all them scenes to this affair

     But there is no way I can compare, all those scenes to this affair                                     16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

     There is no way I can compare, all those scenes to this affair                                           16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#5

You gonna make me lonesome when you go

 

You gonna make me wonder what I’m doin’

     You make me wonder what I'm doing                                                                                    16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#5

Stayin’ far behind without you

     Strayin’ far behind without you                                                                                                 16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#5

You gonna make me wonder what I’m sayin’

You gonna make me give myself a good talkin’ too

 

I’ll look for you in old Honolula, San Francisco, Ashtabula

You gonna have to leave me now, I know

     You gonna leave me now, I know                                                                                           16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

But I’ll see you in the sky above, in the tall grass, in the ones I love

     But I look for you in the sky above, in the tall grass, in the ones I love                             16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#5

You gonna make me lonesome when you go

 

You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go. 19740916#1-#8, 19740917#-#3, 19760429eve, 19760511, 19760512, 19760516, 19760518, 197801EARLY,

 

 

Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan)

First performed 16 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York

 

30 December 1974, Sound 80 Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 6th and last Blood On The Tracks recording session, #3, released on Blood On The Tracks

 

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’, I was layin’ in bed

Wond’rin’ if she’d changed at all, if her hair was still red

Her folks they said our lives together, sure was gonna be rough

They never did like Mama’s homemade dress, Papa’s bankbook wasn’t big enough

And I was standin’ on the side of the road, rain fallin’ on my shoes

Heading out for the East Coast, Lord knows I’ve paid some dues gettin’ through

Tangled up in blue

 

She was married when we first met, soon to be divorced

I helped her out of a jam, I guess, but I used a little too much force

We drove that car as far as we could, abandoned it out West

Split up on a dark sad night, both agreeing it was best

She turned around to look at me as I was walkin’ away

I heard her say over my shoulder, We’ll meet again someday on the avenue

Tangled up in blue

 

I had a job in the great north woods, working as a cook for a spell

But I never did like it all that much and one day the ax just fell

So I drifted down to New Orleans where I lucky was to be employed

Workin’ for a while on a fishin’ boat right outside of Delacroix

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind

I seen a lot of women but she never escaped my mind, and I just grew

Tangled up in blue

 

She was workin’ in a topless place and I stopped in for a beer

I just kept lookin’ at the side of her face in the spotlight so clear

And later on when the crowd thinned out, I’s just about to do the same

She was standing there in back of my chair, said to me, Don’t I know your name?

I muttered somethin’ underneath my breath, she studied the lines on my face

I must admit I felt a little uneasy when she bent down to tie the laces of my shoe

Tangled up in blue

 

She lit a burner on the stove and offered me a pipe

I thought you’d never say hello, she said, You look like the silent type

Then she opened up a book of poems and handed it to me

Written by an Italian poet from the thirteenth century

And every one of them words rang true and glowed like burnin’ coal

Pourin’ off of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you

Tangled up in blue

 

I lived with them on Montague Street in a basement down the stairs

There was music in the cafés at night and revolution in the air

Then he started into dealing with slaves and something inside of him died

She had to sell everything she owned and froze up inside

And when it finally the bottom fell out, I became withdrawn

The only thing I knew how to do was to keep on keepin’ on like a bird that flew

Tangled up in blue

 

So now I’m goin’ back again, I got to get to her somehow

All the people we used to know they’re an illusion to me now

Some are mathematicians, some are carpenters’ wives

Don’t know how it all got started, I don’t know what they’re doin’ with their lives

But me, I’m still on the road, headin’ for another joint

We always did feel the same, we just saw it from a different point of view

Tangled up in blue

 

16 September 1974, Sound 80 Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1st Blood On The Tracks recording session, #1, released on The Bootleg series Volume 14

 

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’, he was layin’ in bed

Wond’rin’ if she’d changed at all, if her hair was still red

Her folks said that their lives together, sure was gonna be rough

They never did like Mama’s homemade dress, Papa’s bankbook wasn’t big enough

And he was standin’ on the side of the road, rain fallin’ on my shoes

Heading out for the old East Coast, Lord knows he's paid some dues gettin’ through

Tangled up in blue

 

She was married when they first met, soon to be divorced

He helped her out of a jam, I guess, but he used a little too much force

And they drove that car as far as they could, abandoned it out West

And split up on a dark sad night, both agreeing it was best

And she turned around to look at him as he was walkin’ away

And she said, This can't be the end, we'll meet another day on the avenue

Tangled up in blue

 

He had a job in the great north woods, working as a cook for a spell

But he never did like it all that much and one day the ax just fell

So he drifted down to L.A. where he reckoned to try his luck

Working for a while in an airplane plant loading cargo on to a truck

But all the while he was alone, the past was close behind

He'd seen a lot of women but she never escaped his mind, and he just grew

Tangled up in blue

 

She was workin’ in a topless place and I stopped in for a beer

I just kept lookin’ at the side of her face in the spotlight so clear

And later on as the crowd thinned out, I’s just about to do the same

She was standing there on the back of behind my chair

Said to me, What's your name

I muttered somethin’ underneath my breath, she studied the lines on my face

I must admit I felt a little uneasy when she bent down to tie the laces of my shoe

Tangled up in blue

 

She lit a burner on the stove and offered me a pipe

I thought you’d never say hello, she said, You look like the silent type

Then she opened up a book of poems and offered it to me

Written by an Italian poet from the thirteenth century

And every one of them words rang true and glowed like burnin’ coal

Pourin’ out of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you

Tangled up in blue

 

He was always in a hurry, too busy or to stoned

Everything she ever did plan just had to be postponed

He thought they were successful, she thought they were blessed

With objects and material things but I never was impressed

And when it all came crashing down, I became withdrawn

The only thing I knew how to do was keep on keepin’ on like a bird that flew

Tangled up in blue

 

So now I’m goin’ back again, I got to get to her somehow

All the people we used to know they’re an illusion to me now

Some are mathematicians, some are doctor's wives

Don’t know how it all got started, I don’t know what they’re doin’ with their lives

But me, I’m still on the road, headin’ for another joint

We always did feel the same, we just saw it from a different point of view

Tangled up in blue

 

10 December 1978, Charlotte, North Carolina, on bootleg Hush, Hush Sweet Carolina

 

Early one morning the sun was shinin' and I was layin' in bed

Wond'ring if she'd changed at all, if her hair was still red

Her folks they said that our lives together, well, it sure was gonna be rough

They never did like Mama's homemade dress,Papa's bankbook wasn't big enough

And I was standin' on the side of the road, rain fallin' on my shoes

Heading out for the East Coast, ready to pay some dues, gettin' through

Tangled up in blue

 

She was married when we first met, soon to be divorced

I helped her out of a jam I guess but I used a little too much force

And we drove that car as far as we could, we abandoned it way out west

Splittin' up on a dark sad night,both agreeing that it was best

She turned around to look at me, one more time as I was walking away

Sayin' over her shoulder, Boy, we're bound to meet again some day, on the avenue

Tangled up in blue

 

I remember stayin' in the north woods, livin' in a vagabond hotel

One day during the pourin' rain, I could feel how the ax just fell

So I drifted down to New Orleans, I was lucky not to be destroyed

I almost died from the boiling flat two miles outside of Delacroix

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind

I seen a lot of women but she never escaped my mind and I just grew

Tangled up in blue

 

She was dancin' in the Flamingo Club and I was passing by, so I stopped in for a beer

I just kept starin' at the side of her face in the spotlight so clear

And later on as the crowd thinned out, i was just about to do the same

She was standing there right behind my chair, touchin' me, said, You know, it ain't no accident that you came

I muttered something underneath my breath, she studied the lines on my face

I must admit I felt a little uneasy when she bent down to tie the laces of my shoes

Tangled up in blue

 

She lit a burner on the stove, wearin' a dress made out of stars and stripes

Thought you'd never say hello, she said, You know, you look like you could be the silent type

And she opened up the Bible and she started quoting it to me

Jeremiah, chapter 17, from verses 21 and 33

And every one of them words rang true and glowed like burning coal

Pouring off of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you

Tangled up in blue

 

I lived with them on Montague Street in a basement down the stairs

There was music in the cafes at night, there was revolution in the air

Then he started into dealing with slaves and something inside of her froze

She had to sell everything she owned, even her jewellery and her clothes

And when it all came crashing down, I became withdrawn

The only thing I knew how to do was keep on keeping on like a bird that flew

Tangled up in blue

 

So now I'm going on back again, I got to get to her and be brave

All the people we used to know, at least the ones that ain't in the grave

Some are bricklayers, some are bank robbers, some are burglars and some are truck drivers' wives

I don't know how it all got started, I have no idea what they're doin' with their lives

But me, I'm still on the road, heading for another joint

We always did feel the same, we just saw it from a different point, different point of view

Tangled up in blue

 

VARIATIONS. Tangled Up In Blue. Compared with the take released on Blood on the Tracks, recorded 30 December 1974, Sound 80 Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’, I was layin’ in bed

     Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’, he was layin’ in bed                                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’, she was layin’ in bed                                     21 Nov 1975, Boston, evening

Wond’rin’ if she’d changed at all, if her hair was still red

Her folks they said our lives together, sure was gonna be rough

     Her folks said that their lives together, sure was gonna be rough                                     16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Her folks said their lives together, sure was gonna be rough                                             19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#6

     Her folks they said that our lives together, well, it sure was gonna be rough                      10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

They never did like Mama’s homemade dress

Papa’s bankbook wasn’t big enough

     Papa’s bankbook was never quite big enough                                                                           20 Oct 1978, Richfield

And I was standin’ on the side of the road, rain fallin’ on my shoes

     And he was standin’ on the side of the road, rain fallin’ on his shoes                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

Heading out for the East Coast, Lord knows I’ve paid some dues gettin’ through

     Heading out for the old East Coast, Lord knows he's paid some dues gettin’ through                   16 Sep 1974, #1

     Heading out for the East Coast, ready to pay dues gettin’ through                                         1 July 1978, Nürnberg

Tangled up in blue

 

She was married when we first met, soon to be divorced

     She was married when they first met, soon to be divorced                                                16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     She was married when we first met, she was soon to be divorced                                  13 Dec 1978, Jacksonville

I helped her out of a jam, I guess, but I used a little too much force

     He helped her out of a jam, I guess, but he used a little too much force                          16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     He straightened her live out I guess, but he used a little too much force                        15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

We drove that car as far as we could, abandoned it out West

     And they drove that car as far as they could, abandoned it out West                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     And they drove that car as far as they could and they abandoned it way out West            19 Sep 1978, Montreal

     And we drove that car as far as we could until we had to abandon it out west              13 Dec 1978, Jacksonville

Split up on a dark sad night, both agreeing it was best

     And split up on a dark sad night, both agreeing it was best                                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     And they split up on a dark sad night, both agreeing it was best                                       19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

     Splitting up on a dark sad night, both agreeing it was best                                                   19 Nov 1975, Worcester

She turned around to look at me as I was walkin’ away

     And she turned around to look at him as he was walkin’ away                                          16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     She turned around to look at him as he was slippin' away                                                       26 Nov 1978, Houston

     She turned around to look at me one more time as I was walkin’ away                               10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

I heard her say over my shoulder, We’ll meet again someday on the avenue

     And she said, This can't be the end, we'll meet another day on the avenue                   16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     She said this can't be the end, we'll meet another day on the avenue                             17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

     And she said, This ain't the end, we'll meet another day on the avenue                          19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

     And she said, This can't be the end, we'll meet on another day on the avenue                              19 Sep 1974, #6

     Saying over her shoulder, we’ll to meet again someday on the avenue                             19 Nov 1975, Worcester

     Saying over her shoulder, we’ll gonna meet again someday on the avenue                          4 Dec 1975, Montreal

     Saying over her shoulder, we’ll to meet again someday, we'll do                                     2 June 1978, Los Angeles

     Saying over her shoulder, we're bound to meet again someday on the avenue                   20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     Saying over her shoulder, baby, we're gonna meet again someday on the avenue     15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

     Saying over her shoulder, boy, we’ll bound to meet again someday on the avenue           26 Nov 1978, Houston

Tangled up in blue

 

I had a job in the great north woods, working as a cook for a spell

     He had a job in the great north woods, working as a cook for a spell                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     He had a job in Santa Fe, working in an old hotel                                                                   19 Nov 1975, Worcester

     We had a job in Santa Fe, working in an old hotel                                                                  19 Nov 1975, Worcester

     He stayed a while in the great North Wood, in the Vagabond hotel                                  28 Oct 1978, Carbondale

     He was staying in the great North Wood, in the Vagabond hotel                                     15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

     I remember stayin' in the north woods, livin' in a vagabond hotel                                          10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

     I was staying in the great North Wood, in the vagabond hotel                                          13 Dec 1978, Jacksonville

But I never did like it all that much and one day the ax just fell

     But he never did like it all that much and one day the ax just fell                                      16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     But then one day during the pourin' rain he could fee how the exe for [???] just fell              10 Nov 1978, Seattle

     But he never did like it all that much so one day he just went to hell                                   19 Nov 1975, Worcester

     One day during the pourin' rain he could feel how the ax just fell                                    15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

     But one day during the pouring rain I could feel how the axe just fell                              13 Dec 1978, Jacksonville

So I drifted down to New Orleans where I lucky was to be employed

     So he drifted down to L.A. where he reckoned to try his luck                                             16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     When he drifted down to L.A. where he reckoned to try his luck                                       17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

     So he drifted down to New Orleans, just to be employed                                                      19 Nov 1975, Worcester

     So he drifted down to New Orleans, lucky just to be employed                                        2 June 1978, Los Angeles

     So he drifted down to New Orleans, lucky not to be destroyed                                          23 June 1978, Rotterdam

     So he drifted down to New Orleans, he was lucky that he wasn't destroyed                         20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     So he worked it down to New Orleans, he was lucky just to be not destroyed                        10 Nov 1978, Seattle

     So I drifted down to New Orleans, I was lucky not to be destroyed                                       10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

Workin’ for a while on a fishin’ boat right outside of Delacroix

     Working for a while in an airplane plant loading cargo on to a truck                                 16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Where he got him a job on a fishing boat, docked outside Delacroix                                  19 Nov 1975, Worcester

     Where he worked for a while on a fishing boat, docked outside Delacroix                             4 Dec 1975, Montreal

     Where he got him a job on a fishing boat, docked two miles outside Delacroix                   19 June 1978, London

     Where he almost died from a bulldozed [ramp] two miles outside of Delacroix              28 Oct 1978, Carbondale

     Where he almost died from the [bulldog ??? two miles right outside of Delacroix        15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

     I almost died from the boiling flat two miles outside of Delacroix                                           10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind

     But all the while he was alone, the past was close behind                                                 16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

I seen a lot of women but she never escaped my mind, and I just grew

     He'd seen a lot of women but she never escaped his mind, and he just grew                16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     He'd seen a lot of women but she never escaped from his mind, and he just grew            19 Sep 1978, Montreal

Tangled up in blue

 

She was workin’ in a topless place and I stopped in for a beer

     She was working in a topless place and I was passing by, I stopped in for a beer              20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     She was dancin' in the Flamingo Club and I was passing by, so I stopped in for a beer    26 Nov 1978, Houston

I just kept lookin’ at the side of her face in the spotlight so clear

     Just kept looking at the side of her face, it was there in the spotlight so clear                      20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     I just kept looking at the side of her face, it looked so familiar with the spotlight so clear      10 Nov 1978, Seattle

     I just kept starin' at the side of her face in the spotlight so clear                                            10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

And later on when the crowd thinned out, I’s just about to do the same

     And later on as the crowd thinned out, I’s just about to do the same                                16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     And later on when the crowd was going home, I was about to do the same                           10 Nov 1978, Seattle

     Later on when thee crowd came out, I was just gonna do the same                               15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

She was standing there in back of my chair

     She was standing there on the back of behind my chair                                                     16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     She was standing there right beside my chair                                                              21 Nov 1975, Boston, evening

     She was standing there right behind my chair                                                                     15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

     She was standing there right behind my chair, touchin' me                                                    10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

Said to me, Don’t I know your name?

     Said to me, What's your name                                                                                                 16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Said, Don't tell me, let me guess your name                                                                            19 Nov 1975, Worcester

     Said, Don't tell me, don't I know your name                                                                                19 June 1978, London

     She said, Don't tell me now, but don't you remember my name                                              20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     Said, Don't tell me now but don't I know your game                                                                     10 Nov 1978, Seattle

     She said, Don't tell me now, but don't you know I know your game                                15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

     She said, It's no accident that you came                                                                                     26 Nov 1978, Houston

     Said, You know, it ain't no accident that you came                                                                  10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

     She said, don't tell me now but it ain't no accident that you came                                   13 Dec 1978, Jacksonville

I muttered somethin’ underneath my breath, she studied the lines on my face

I must admit I felt a little uneasy when she bent down to tie the laces of my shoe

Tangled up in blue

 

She lit a burner on the stove and offered me a pipe

She lit a burner on the stove

     And made me a pipe                                                                                                                  28 Oct 1978, Carbondale

     Wearin a house coat made out of stars and stripes'                                                                  26 Nov 1978, Houston

     Wearin' a dress made out of stars and stripes                                                                          10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

     She was dressed in a dress that had stars and stripes                                                      15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

     She was wearing a house coat made out of stars and stripes                                          13 Dec 1978, Jacksonville

I thought you’d never say hello, she said, You look like the silent type

     I thought you’d never say hello, she said, You look like you could be the silent type   15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

     Thought you'd never say hello, she said, You know, you look like you could be the silent type         10 Dec 1978

     Thought you forgot how [???], you look like the silent type                                               13 Dec 1978, Jacksonville

Then she opened up a book of poems and handed it to me

     Then she opened up a book of poems and offered it to me                                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Then she opened up a book of poems and showed it to me                                                    19 June 1978, London

     Then she opened up a book of poems she had and showed it to me                                     20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     Then she opened up a book of poems and started quoting it to me                                  28 Oct 1978, Carbondale

     Then she opened up the Bible and started quoting it to me                                                     26 Nov 1978, Houston

Written by an Italian poet from the thirteenth century

     It was written by some Italian poet from the thirteenth century                                                20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     It was either written by a [Charles van Lear] or some poet from the thirteenth century  15 11 1978, Los Angeles

     'T was Genesis and Matthew, 6th chapter 33                                                                             26 Nov 1978, Houston

     Jeremiah, chapter 17, from verses 21 and 33                                                                           10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

     Jeremiah, chapter 7, 20 [???]                                                                                                 13 Dec 1978, Jacksonville

And every one of them words rang true and glowed like burnin’ coal

Pourin’ off of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you

     Pourin’ out of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you                           16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

Tangled up in blue

 

I lived with them on Montague Street in a basement down the stairs

     He was always in a hurry, too busy or to stoned                                                                  16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     I was staying with them on Montague street in a basement down the stairs                           10 Nov 1978, Seattle

There was music in the cafés at night and revolution in the air

     And everything she ever did plan just had to be postponed                                               16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     And everything that she ever planned just had to be postponed                                       17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     There was music in the cafés all night long, there was revolution in the air                          20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     There was music in the cafes at night, there was revolution in the air                                  10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

Then he started into dealing with slaves and something inside of him died

     He thought they were successful, she thought they were blessed                                    16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     She thought they were successful, he thought they were blessed                                    19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

     Till he started into dealing with slaves and something inside of them died                             4 Dec 1975, Montreal

     Then he started into dealing with slaves and something inside of her froze                        10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

She had to sell everything she owned and froze up inside

     With objects and material things but I never was impressed                                              16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     He had to sell everything she owned and froze up inside                                                   28 Oct 1978, Carbondale

     She wound up selling everything she owned and froze up inside                                           26 Nov 1978, Houston

     She had to sell everything she owned, even her jewelry and her clothes                            10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

     She wound up selling everything she had, even her jewelry and her clothes                13 Dec 1978, Jacksonville

And when it finally the bottom fell out, I became withdrawn

     And when it all came crashing down, I became withdrawn                                                     10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

The only thing I knew how to do was to keep on keepin’ on like a bird that flew

Tangled up in blue

 

So now I’m goin’ back again, I got to get to her somehow

     So now I'm going on back again cause I got to get to her somehow                                      20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     So now I'm going on back again, I got to get to them somehow                                          19 Nov 1975, Worcester

     So now I'm going on back again, I got to get to her and be brave                                          26 Nov 1978, Houston

All the people we used to know they’re an illusion to me now

     All the people we used to know are in their grave or an illusion to me now                   15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

     All the people that we used to know, at least the ones that ain't in the grave                       26 Nov 1978, Houston

     All the faces we used to know they’re an illusion to me now                                      21 Nov 1975, Boston, evening

Some are

     Mathematicians, some are carpenters’ wives

     Mathematicians, some are doctor's wives                                                                             16 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Mathematicians alright and some are truck driver's wives                                                       19 Sep 1978, Montreal

      [???] librarians, and some are truck driver's wives                                                                   20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     Bank robbers and burglars and some are truck driver's wives                                           28 Oct 1978, Carbondale

     Bricklayers, some are bank robbers, some are burglars and some are truckdrivers' wives                       10-11-78

     Burglars, some are bank robbers, some are bricklayers and some are truckdriver's wives                   15 11 1978

     Mathematicians, some are truck driver's wives                                                            21 Nov 1975, Boston, evening

     Bank robbers, some are burglars, some are bricklayers and some are truck driver's wives                    13 Dec 78

Don’t know how it all got started, I don’t know what they’re doin’ with their lives

     I don't know how it all got started, I got no idea what they're doin' with their lives              10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

But me, I’m still on the road, headin’ for another joint

We always did feel the same, we just saw it from a different point of view

     We always did feel the same way, we just saw it from a different point, different point of view           28 Oct 1978

Tangled up in blue

 

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Shelter From The Storm (Bob Dylan)

First performed 17 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York

 

17 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 2nd Blood On The Tracks recording session, #4, released on Blood On The Tracks

 

’T was in another lifetime, one of toil and blood

When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud

I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

And if I pass this way again, you can rest assured

I’ll always do my best for her, on that I give my word

In a world of steel-eyed death, and men who are fighting to be warm

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

Not a word was spoke between us, there was little risk involved

Everything up to that point had been left unresolved

Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail

Poisoned in the bushes an’ blown out on the trail

Hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

Suddenly I turned around and she was standin’ there

With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair

She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

Now there’s a wall between us, somethin’ there’s been lost

I took too much for granted, I got my signals crossed

Just to think that it all began on a uneventful morn

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

Well, the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount

But nothing really matters much, it’s doom alone that counts

And the one-eyed undertaker, he blows a futile horn

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

I’ve heard newborn babies wailin’ like a mournin’ dove

And old men with broken teeth stranded without love

Do I understand your question, man, is it hopeless and forlorn?

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

In a little hilltop village, they gambled for my clothes

I bargained for salvation an’ they gave me a lethal dose

I offered up my innocence and got repaid with scorn

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

Well, I’m livin’ in a foreign country but I’m bound to cross the line

Beauty walks a razor’s edge, someday I’ll make it mine

If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

VARIATIONS Shelter From The Storm. Compared with the take released on Blood On The Tracks, recorded 17 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 2nd Blood On The Tracks recording session, #4

 

’T was in another lifetime, one of toil and blood

When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud

     Blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud                                                                20 Oct 1978, Richfield

I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

And if I pass this way again, you can rest assured

     If I pass this way again, you can rest assured                                                                      17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

I’ll always do my best for her, on that I give my word

In a world of steel-eyed death and men who are fighting to be warm

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

Not a word was spoke between us, there was little risk involved

     Not a word was spoke between us, there was no risk involved                                         17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     There was little spoke between us, no risk involved                                                                     12 May 1976, Austin

Everything up to that point had been left unresolved

     Nothing up to that point had even been resolved                                                                 17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm

     In a world of steel-eyed death and men who are fighting to be warm                                16 May 1976, Fort Worth

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail

Poisoned in the bushes an’ blown out on the trail

Hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

Suddenly I turned around and she was standin’ there

With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair

     With silver flowers in her wrist and flowers in her hair                                                                  12 May 1976, Austin

She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns

     She came up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns                                         15 April 1976, Clearwater

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

          [Only sung at:]                                                                                                                       17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Now the bonds are broken, but they can be retied

     By one more journey to the woods, the holes where spirits hide

     It's a never-ending battle for a piece that's always thorn

     Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

Now there’s a wall between us, somethin’ there’s been lost

     And now there’s a wall between us, somethin’ there’s been lost                                       17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

I took too much for granted, I got my signals crossed

     I took too much for granted, I guess, got my signals crossed                           3 May 1976, New Orleans, evening

Just to think that it all began on a uneventful morn

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

Well, the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount

But nothing really matters much, it’s doom alone that counts

     Nothing much really matters, it's doom alone that counts                                           19 September 1978, Montreal

     Nothing really matters too much, it's doom alone that counts                                           15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

And the one-eyed undertaker, he blows a futile horn

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

I’ve heard newborn babies wailin’ like a mournin’ dove

     Well I’ve heard newborn babies crying like a mournin’ dove                                              17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

And old men with broken teeth stranded without love

Do I understand your question, man, is it hopeless and forlorn

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

In a little hilltop village, they gambled for my clothes

I bargained for salvation an’ she gave me a lethal dose

     I bargained for salvation, they gave me a lethal dose                                        3 May 1976, New Orleans, evening

     I offered for salvation, they gave me a lethal dose                                                                         28 Feb 1978, Tokyo

I offered up my innocence and got repaid with scorn

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

Well, I’m livin’ in a foreign country but I’m bound to cross the line

Beauty walks a razor’s edge, someday I’ll make it mine

     Beauty walks on a razor’s edge, someday I’ll make it mine                                               17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

 

Final lines

 

Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm

     Come in, she said, I'll be glad to give you shelter from the storm                                              10 Nov 1978, Seattle

     Come in, she said, I'll give you honey, shelter from the storm                                          15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

 

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Buckets Of Rain (Bob Dylan)

First performed 17 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York

 

19 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 4th Blood On The Tracks recording session, #4, Released on Blood On The Tracks and on the test pressing

 

Buckets of rain, buckets of tears, got all them buckets comin’ out of my ears

Buckets of moonbeams in my hand, you got all the love, honey baby I could stand

 

I been meek and hard like an oak, I've seen pretty people disappear like smoke

Friends will arrive, friends will disappear, if you want me, honey baby I’ll be here

 

I like your smile and your fingertips, I like the way that you move your hips

I like the cool way you look at me, everything about you is bringing me misery

 

Little red wagon, little red bike, I ain’t no monkey but I know what I like

I like the way you love me strong and slow, I’m takin’ you with me, honey baby when I go

 

Life is sad, life is a bust, all you can do is do what you must

You do what you must do and you do it well, I’ll do it for you, honey baby, can’t you tell?

 

VARIATIONS Buckets Of Rain. Compared with the take released on Blood On The Tracks, recorded

19 September 1974, A & R Studios, New York City, New York, 4th Blood On The Tracks recording session, #4

 

(oh, oh oh oh oh, sing to me baby, baby, nuggets, nuggets of rain)                 Bette Midler, Oct 1975, New York City

 

Buckets of rain, buckets of tears

     Nuggets of rain, buckets of tears                                                                                               Oct 1975, New York City

Got all them buckets comin’ out of my ears

     Got all them nuggets comin’ out of my ears                                                                            Oct 1975, New York City

Buckets of moonbeams in my hand

     Nuggets of moonbeams in my hand                                                                                         Oct 1975, New York City

You got all the love, honey baby I could stand

     You got all the love, honey baby I can stand                                                                      17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS, #1

 

I been meek and hard like an oak

     I've been down and hard like an oak                                                                                        Oct 1975, New York City

I've seen pretty people disappear like smoke

Friends will arrive, friends will disappear

     Friends will arrive and friends will disappear                                                                         19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#3

If you want me, honey baby I’ll be here

 

I like your smile and your fingertips

     I like the way, I like your lips                                                                                                    17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS,#1

     I like your smile and I like your lips                                                                                         19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#6

I like the way that you move your hips

     I like the way that you move your lips                                                                                  17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS, #2

I like the cool way you look at me

     I like the way you love at me strong and slow                                                                    17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS, #1

     I like the heavenly way you look at me                                                                                     Oct 1975, New York City

Everything about you is bringing me misery

     I’m takin’ you with me, honey baby when I go                                                                    17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS, #1

     Everything about you is brining me ecstasy                                                                            Oct 1975, New York City

 

Little red wagon, little red bike

I ain’t no monkey but I know what I like

I like the way you love me strong and slow

     I like the way cool way you look at me                                                                                 17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS, #1

     I like the way you monkey around                                                                                             Oct 1975, New York City

I’m takin’ you with me, honey baby when I go

     Everything about you is bringing me misery                                                                       17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS, #1

     Stay with me baby, everything 'll ever be found                                                                     Oct 1975, New York City

 

Life is sad, life is a bust

     Life is happy, live is sad                                                                                                              Oct 1975, New York City

All you can do is do what you must

     Life is a bust when you think you been had                                                                            Oct 1975, New York City

You do what you must do and you do it well

     You must do what you do and do it well                                                                                 18 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     You must do what you do and you do it well                                                                         18 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#2

     All you do wat you do, you…. noo, do what you must do                                                   18 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#4

     All you can do is you must do it well                                                                                       19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#1

     Do what you must do and you do it well                                                                                 19 Sep 1974, BOOTRS#6

     Live is what you must do and you do it bad                                                                             Oct 1975, New York City

I’ll do it for you, honey baby, can’t you tell?

     I'll do it for you and honey, baby, ain't you glad                                                                      Oct 1975, New York City

 

     Buckets of rain, buckets of tears                                                                                           17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS, #2

     Got all them buckets comin’ out of my ears                                                                        17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS, #2

     Buckets of moonbeams in my hand                                                                                     17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS, #2

     You got all the love, honey baby I could stand                                                                   17 Sep 1974, BOOTRS, #2

 

Buckets Of Rain. 740917#1, 740918#1#2#3#4, 740919#1($1R2)#2($2R2)#3($3R2)#4$4R2)#5($Reh)#6($5R2), 197510??

 

 

Belltower Blues (Bob Dylan)

17 September 1974, Information in Clinton Heylin's Still on the Road - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2: 1974-2008

 

Ain’t It Funny (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1974, Information in Clinton Heylin's Still on the Road - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2: 1974-2008

 

There Ain’t Gonna Be Any Next Time (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1974, Information in Clinton Heylin's Still on the Road - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2: 1974-2008

 

Where Do You Turn (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1974, Information in Clinton Heylin's Still on the Road - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2: 1974-2008

 

It’s Breaking Me Up (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1974, Information in Clinton Heylin's Still on the Road - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2: 1974-2008

 

Don’t Want No Married Woman

Summer 1974, Information in Clinton Heylin's Still on the Road - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2: 1974-2008

 

Little Bit Of Rain (Bob Dylan)

Summer 1974, Information in Clinton Heylin's Still on the Road - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2: 1974-2008

 

Come To Krishna (Bob Dylan)

September - November 1974. Hare Krishna Temple Denver, Co, Mentioned By Donald Delaney in his book If You See Him Say Hello

 

Footprints In The Sand (Bob Dylan)

Winter 1975, Information in Clinton Heylin's Still on the Road - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2: 1974-2008

 

Are You Ready For The Country? (Neil Young)

First performed 23 March 1975, San Francisco, California

 

23 March 1975, Kezar Stadium, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, S.N.A.C.K. Benefit. (Students need Athletic and Cultural Kicks) On bootleg The Prophet And The Clown

 

Neil Young, vocals, Bob Dylan guitar, harmonica, vocal

 

(Slipping and sliding and playing domino)

(Slipping and sliding it's not a crime you know)

(You gotta tell your story, boy, before it's time to go)

(Both) Are you ready for the country), because it's time to go

(Both) Are you ready for the country), because it's time to go

 

(I was talkin' to the preacher, said God was on my side)

(Then I ran into the hangman, he said it's time to die)

(You gotta tell your story, boy, you know the reason why)

(Both) Are you ready for the country), because it's time to go

(Both) Are you ready for the country), because it's time to go

 

Are You Ready For The Country? 19750323

 

 

Ain't That A Lot Of Love (Homer Banks & William Parker)

First performed 23 March 1975, San Francisco, California

 

23 March 1975, Kezar Stadium, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, S.N.A.C.K. Benefit. (Students need Athletic and Cultural Kicks) On bootleg The Prophet And The Clown

 

Sideman. Bob Dylan piano, Levon Helm vocal

 

Ain't That A Lot Of Love. 19750323

 

 

Looking For A Love (Neil Young)

First performed 23 March 1975, San Francisco, California

 

23 March 1975, Kezar Stadium, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, S.N.A.C.K. Benefit. (Students need Athletic and Cultural Kicks) On bootleg The Prophet And The Clown

 

Sideman. Bob Dylan guitar, Neil Young vocal

 

Looking For A Love. 19750323

 

 

Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Ivy Hunter, Stevie Wonder)

First performed 23 March 1975, San Francisco, California

 

23 March 1975, Kezar Stadium, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, S.N.A.C.K. Benefit. (Students need Athletic and Cultural Kicks) On bootleg The Prophet And The Clown

 

Sideman. Bob Dylan guitar, Levon Helm & Rick Danko vocals

 

Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever.19750323

 

 

The Weight (Robbie Robertson)

First performed 23 March 1975, San Francisco, California

 

23 March 1975, Kezar Stadium, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, S.N.A.C.K. Benefit. (Students need Athletic and Cultural Kicks) On bootleg The Prophet And The Clown

 

Sideman. Bob Dylan guitar, Levon Helm & Rick Danko vocals

 

The Weight. 19750323

 

 

Helpless (Neil Young)

First performed 23 March 1975, San Francisco, California

 

23 March 1975, Kezar Stadium, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, S.N.A.C.K. Benefit. (Students need Athletic and Cultural Kicks) On bootleg The Prophet And The Clown

Bob Dylan guitar, harmonica, vocal

Bob Dylan guitar, Neil Young vocal

 

There is a town in north Ontario, this dream comfort memory to spare

And in my mind I still need a place to go, all my changes were there.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars, yellow moon on the rise

The big birds flying across the sky, throwing shadows on our eyes.

(Together) Leave us helpless, helpless, helpless

 

Baby can you hear me now?

Chains are locked and tied across the door, baby, sing with me somehow.

(Both) Leave us helpless, helpless, help….

 

Blue, blue windows behind the stars, yellow moon on the rise

The big birds flying across the sky, throwing shadows on our eyes.

(Both) Leave us helpless, helpless, helpless

(Both) Helpless, helpless, helpless

(Both) Helpless, helpless, helpless

(Both) Helpless, helpless, helpless

 

Helpless. 19750323