Volume 19. Slow Train Coming

 

 

Slow Train (Bob Dylan)

First performed 5 October 1978, Capital Centre, Largo, Maryland, Soundcheck

 

5 October 1978, Capital Centre, Largo, Maryland, Soundcheck. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 13

 

Lost in a dream, wore no confection

I don't need to [??? my direction]

Walking out alone [???] [sue me]

And I do not believe it's gonna get any wonder

Yes there's a slow, slow train coming, up around the bend

 

I [ain't blind to seeing] you, you knew you thought I was blind

And I know what you telling me cause you couldn't make up your mind

Now it's all for, but for better, and I know for goodness' sake

Now that load you can be thinking that you made some kind of mistake

Cause there's a slow, slow train coming, around the bend

Yes there's a slow, slow train coming, around the bend

 

Now there's a slow, slow train coming, around the bend

Yes there's a slow, slow train coming up around the bend

 

3 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 4th Slow Train Coming session, Released on Slow Train Coming

 

Sometimes, feel so low-down and disgusted

Can't help but wonder what's happening to my companions

Are they lost or are they found, have they counted the cost it'll take to bring down

All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon

And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

 

I had a woman down in Alabama

She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic

She said, boy, without a doubt, have to quit your mess and straighten out

You could die down here, be just another accident statistic

And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

 

All that foreign oil, controlling American soil

Look around you, it's just bound to make you embarrassed

Sheiks walkin' around like kings, wearing fancy jewels and nose rings

Deciding America's future from Amsterdam and to Paris

And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

 

Man's ego's inflated, his laws are outdated, they don't apply no more

You can't rely no more to be standing' around waiting

In the home of the brave, Jefferson turning' over in his grave

Fools glorify themselves, trying to manipulate Satan

And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

 

Big-time negotiators, false healers and woman haters

Masters of the bluff and masters of the proposition

But the enemy I see wears a cloak of decency

All non-believers and men stealers talking' in the name of religion

And there's a slow, there's a slow train comin' up around the bend

 

People starving and thirsting, grain elevators are bursting

Oh, you know it costs more to store the food than it do to give it

They say lose your inhibitions, follow your own ambitions

They talk about a life of brotherly love, show me someone who knows how to live it

There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

 

Well, my baby went to Illinois with some bad-talking boy she could destroy

A real suicide case, but there was nothin' I could do to stop it

I don't care about economy, I don't care about astronomy

But it sure do bother me to see my loved ones turning into puppets

And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

 

VARIATIONS Slow Train. Compared with the take released on Slow Train Coming, recorded 3 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 4th Slow Train Coming session

 

Sometimes, feel so low-down and disgusted

Can't help but wonder what's happening to my companions

Are they lost or are they found, have they counted the cost it'll take to bring down

All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon

And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

 

I had a woman down in Alabama

She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic

She said, boy, without a doubt, have to quit your mess and straightened out

You could die down here, be just another accident statistic

     You could die down here, be another accident statistic                                                    7 Nov 1979, San Francisco

And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

 

All that foreign oil, controlling American soil

Look around you, it's just bound to make you embarrassed

Sheiks walkin' around like kings, wearing fancy jewels and nose rings

Deciding America's future from Amsterdam and to Paris

And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

 

Man's ego's inflated, his laws are outdated, they don't apply no more

     Man's ego is inflated, you know his laws are outdated, they don't apply no more         2 Oct 1979, Santa Monica

     Man's ego's inflated, you know his laws are outdated                                                                 22 Jan 1980, Denver

You can't rely no more to be standing' around waiting

     You can't rely to be standing around and waiting                                                                2 Oct 1979, Santa Monica

In the home of the brave, Jefferson turning' over in his grave

Fools glorify themselves, trying to manipulate Satan

And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

 

     Man's ego's inflated, you know his laws are outdated                                                                 22 Jan 1980, Denver

     Look around you it's just bound to make you embarrassed                                                        22 Jan 1980, Denver

     [They don't believe] in the book of decency                                                                                   22 Jan 1980, Denver

    All non believers are masters of talking in the name of religion                                                  22 Jan 1980, Denver

 

Big-time negotiators, false healers and woman haters

Masters of the bluff and masters of the proposition

But the enemy I see wears a cloak of decency

     Wears a cloak of decency                                                                                                                 22 Jan 1980, Denver

All non-believers and men stealers talking' in the name of religion

    All non believers are masters of talking in the name of religion                                                  22 Jan 1980, Denver

And there's a slow, there's a slow train comin' up around the bend

 

People starving and thirsting, grain elevators are bursting

Oh, you know it costs more to store the food than it do to give it

They say, lose your inhibitions, follow your own ambitions

They talk about a life of brotherly love

     Well you know they talk about a life of brotherly love                                                         2 Oct 1979, Santa Monica

Show me someone who knows how to live it

There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

 

Well, my baby went to Illinois with some bad-talking boy she could destroy

A real suicide case, but there was nothin' I could do to stop it

I don't care about economy, I don't care about astronomy

     I don't care bout ecology, I don't care about astrology                                                                 14 Jan 1980, Seattle

But it sure do bother me to see my loved ones turning into puppets

And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

 

Final lines

 

And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend

But there's a slow, I said, there is a slow train, there is a slow train coming                                 29 Nov 1980, Seattle

But there's a slow train, there's a slow train, there's a slow train coming                                     25 July 1981, Avignon

 

Slow train. 781005, 781202, 790503, 791002, 791107, 791108, 791116, 791118, 791126, 791128, 800114, 800122, 800419, 800420, 801116, 801129, 810627, 810629, 810710, 810725, 811111

 

 

Help Me Understand (Hank Williams)

First performed 5 October 1978, Capital Centre, Largo, Maryland, Soundcheck

 

5 October 1978, Capital Centre, Largo, Maryland, Soundcheck. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 13

 

Take me and leave me and hold to my hand, heavenly father help me understand

Take me and leave me and hold to my hand, heavenly father help me understand

 

Friends I like to tell you a story about a family I once knew

We call them William and Mary and their little daughter Sue

Little Sue, eh Mary was just an average housewife but Bill was just a usual dad

And the had their little family arguments but neither one ever got mad

 

Then one day something happened, it was [nothing] of course

But one word led to another, and the last word led to a divorce

Now here's two grown up people who failed to use common sense

The straightened their own selfish [path] at little Sue's expense

 

You know she didn't ask to be brought to this world, to drift from pillar to post

But a divorce never stops to come to consider the one that is hurting the most

There'll be a lot more earnest loving in this cruel world today

If just e few parting parents could hear little Sue say

 

Take me and leave me and hold to my hand, heavenly father help me understand

 

Take me and leave me and hold to my hand, heavenly father help me understand

Take me and leave me and hold to my hand, heavenly father (help me understand)

 

Help Me Understand. 19781005

 

 

Legionnaire's Disease (Bob Dylan)

First performed 13 October 1978, Detroit, Michigan, The Olympia. Soundcheck before concert. No Dylan recording available

 

1981, recorded by Billy Cross and the Delta Cross Band, released on their album Up Front

 

Vocal Billy Cross and the Delta Cross Band

 

Some say it was radiation, some said: acid on the microphone

And some say it was a combination of things that turned their hearts to stone

But whatever it was, it drove them to their knees

Oh, that Legionnaire's disease

 

I wish I had a dollar for everyone that died within that year

Got 'em grabbed by the collar, and plenty a maiden shed a tear

Now beneath my heart, it sure put on a squeeze

Oh, that Legionnaire's disease, it was Legionnaire's disease

 

Now beneath my heart, it sure put on a squeeze

Oh, that Legionnaire's disease, it was Legionnaire's disease, it was Legionnaire's disease

 

Granddad fought in a revolutionary war, father in the War of 1812

Uncle fought down in Vietnam and then he fought a war all by himself

But whatever it was, it hit him like a tree

Oh, that Legionnaire's disease, it was Legionnaire's disease

It was Legionnaire's disease, it was Legionnaire's disease

 

Legionnaire's Disease. 1981????

 

 

Carry Me, Carrie (Shel Silverstein)

First performed 28 October 1978, Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University

 

28 October 1978, Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University, S.I.U. Arena. Soundcheck before concert. On You Tube 1978 Tour Compilation

 

Second Street and Broadway, stting in a door way, hat held in his hands

Looked to all the world like he was praying

foot wrapped in an old rag, bottle in a brown bag, then I see him try to stand

Then I heard the words that he was saying

 

He said come on Carrie, carry me a little farther, come on Carrie, carry me one more mile

I don't know where it's leading to but I know I can make it if I lean on you

So come on Carrie, carry me a little, I carried you, now carry me a little

Come on Carrie, carry me a little while

 

Struggled to his feet, staggered down the street to the window of five-and-dime

He stood and laughed at his reflection and then I heard him shoutin'

Something about that mountain that he could surely climb

If always she was pointing the direction

 

He said, Come on Carrie, carry me a little farther, come on Carrie, carry me one more mile

Well I don't know where it's leading to but I can make it if I lean on you

So come on Carrie, carry me a little

I carried you, now carry me a little, come on Carrie, carry me a little while

 

Come on Carrie, carry me a little while, come on Carrie

 

Carry me, Carry. 781028

 

 

Daddy's Going On One More Ride (Shel Silverstein)

First performed 28 October 1978, Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University

 

28 October 1978, Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University, S.I.U. Arena. Soundcheck before concert. On You Tube 1978 Tour Compilation

 

Well I [???] about you, [this is all way back]

The fair truth is [this girl] [is trying to get you back]

This is all [???], there's no [???]

 

[Been seeing her sister, seventeen years have past when she's been gone]

[???] not even to [???], [seen her son]

[It's way down] [???], [???]

[???] [I am cheating], [daddy's going on for the ride]

 

Daddy's Going On One More Ride. 781028

 

 

St Louis Blues (W.C. Handy)

First performed 29 October 1978, St. Louis, Missouri

 

 

(One More Year Of) Daddy's Little Girl (Hazel Smith)

First performed 29 October 1978, St. Louis, Missouri

 

29 October 1978, St. Louis, Missouri, The Checkerdome. Soundcheck before concert. On You Tube The 1978 Tour Compilation

 

[???] and talk to me

Each night as I watched TV

I'd teasingly call her Chatterbox

 

Then she said one evening, Don't be scared

I see an angel on the stairs

Daddy, can you hear the angel talk

 

One more year of lollipops, ice cream cones and soda pop

One more year of Daddy's little girl

One more year of Crackerjacks, bubble gum and sugar smacks

One more year of Daddy's little girl

 

[I took her in my arms] upstairs

[???] her nighttime prayers

[???]

 

[???]

[???]

Daddy, what you hear that angel say

 

One more year of soda pops, ice cream cones and lollipop

One more year of Daddy's little girl

One more year of Crackerjacks, bubble gum and sugar smacks

One more year of Daddy's little girl

 

(One More Year Of) Daddy's Little Girl. 781029sc

 

 

Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (Bob Dylan)

First performed 16 December 1978, Hollywood, Florida, Hollywood Sportatorium

 

16 December 1978, Hollywood, Florida, Hollywood Sportatorium. On bootleg The Complete 1978 Rundown rehearsals

 

Don't wanna judge nobody, don't wanna be judged

Don't wanna touch nobody, don't wanna be touched

Don't wanna hurt nobody, don't wanna be hurt

Don't wanna treat nobody like they was dirt

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

Ya got to do unto others like you'd have them, like you'd have them, do unto you

 

Don't wanna deceive nobody, don't wanna be deceived

Don't wanna [treat] nobody, don't wanna be believed

Don't wanna [back] nobody, don't wanna be [backed] too

Don't wanna be decided, unless I decide too

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

Ya got to do unto others like you'd have them, like you'd have them, do unto you

 

Don't wanna burn nobody, don't wanna be burned

Don't wanna learn from nobody what I gotta unlearn

Don't wanna hold nobody, don't wanna be held

Don't wanna [tie] somebody unless I do it myself

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

Ya got to do unto others like you'd have them, like you'd have them, do unto you

 

4 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 5th and last Slow Train Coming session, #4. Released on Slow Train Coming

 

Don't wanna judge nobody, don't wanna be judged

Don't wanna touch nobody, don't wanna be touched

Don't wanna hurt nobody, don't wanna be hurt

Don't wanna treat nobody like they was dirt

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

Got to do unto others like you'd have them, like you'd have them, do unto you

 

Don't wanna shoot nobody, don't wanna be shot

Don't wanna buy nobody, don't wanna be bought

Don't wanna bury nobody, don't wanna be buried

Don't wanna marry nobody if they're already married

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

Got to do unto others like you'd have them, like you'd have them, do unto you

 

Don't wanna burn nobody, don't wanna be burned

Don't wanna learn from nobody what I gotta unlearn

Don't wanna cheat nobody, don't wanna be cheated

Don't wanna defeat nobody if they already been defeated

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

Got to do unto others like you'd have them, like you'd have them, do unto you

 

Don't wanna wink at nobody, don't wanna be winked at

Don't wanna be used by nobody for a doormat

Don't wanna confuse nobody, don't wanna be confused

Don't wanna amuse nobody, don't wanna be amused

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

Got to do unto others like you'd have them, said like you'd have them, do unto you

 

Don't wanna betray nobody, don't wanna be betrayed

Don't wanna play with nobody, don't wanna be waylaid

Don't wanna miss nobody, don't wanna be missed

Don't put my faith in nobody, not even a scientist

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

You got to do unto others like you'd have them, like you'd have them, do unto you

 

VARIATIONS Do Right To Me Baby. Compared with the take released on Slow Train Coming, recorded 4 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 5th and last Slow Train Coming session, #4

 

Don't wanna judge nobody, don't wanna be judged

Don't wanna touch nobody, don't wanna be touched

     Don't wanna touch nobody, without being touched                                        7 Dec 1978, Greensboro, soundcheck

Don't wanna hurt nobody, don't wanna be hurt

Don't wanna treat nobody like they was dirt

     Don't wanna treat nobody like dirt                                                                     7 Dec 1978, Greensboro, soundcheck

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

Got to do unto others like you'd have them, like you'd have them, do unto you

 

     Don't wanna deceive nobody, don't wanna be deceived                                                      16 Dec 1978, Hollywood

     Don't wanna [believe] nobody, don't wanna be believed                                                      16 Dec 1978, Hollywood

     Don't wanna [back] nobody, don't wanna be [backed] too                                                    16 Dec 1978, Hollywood

     Don't wanna be decided, unless I decide too                                                                         16 Dec 1978, Hollywood

 

     Don't wanna burn nobody, don't wanna be burned                                                                16 Dec 1978, Hollywood

     Don't wanna learn from nobody what I gotta unlearn                                                            16 Dec 1978, Hollywood

     Don't wanna hold nobody, don't wanna be held                                                                     16 Dec 1978, Hollywood

     Don't wanna [tie] somebody unless I do it myself                                                                  16 Dec 1978, Hollywood

 

     Don't wanna define nobody, don't wanna be defined                                    7 Dec 1978, Greensboro, soundcheck

     Don't wanna [???], don't wanna be [a lie]                                                        7 Dec 1978, Greensboro, soundcheck

     Don't wanna lie at nobody, don't wanna be lied to                                         7 Dec 1978, Greensboro, soundcheck

     Don't wanna [fine] nobody, don't wanna [fined] to                                          7 Dec 1978, Greensboro, soundcheck

 

     Don't wanna [prank] nobody, don't wanna be lied                                          7 Dec 1978, Greensboro, soundcheck

     Don't wanna [end] nobody, don't wanna be lied                                             7 Dec 1978, Greensboro, soundcheck

     Don't wanna fake nobody, don't wanna be a fake                                          7 Dec 1978, Greensboro, soundcheck

     Don't wanna [ban] nobody, don't wanna be betrayed                                    7 Dec 1978, Greensboro, soundcheck

 

     Don't wanna miss nobody, don't even will be missed                                                       8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't need to [defend] nobody, don't need to be [defended]                                           8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't wanna use nobody, don't wanna be used                                                                 8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't wanna [fuse] nobody, don't wanna be [fused]                                                          8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

     Don't wanna [???] nobody, nor had to [betrayed] with                                                      8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't wanna play with nobody, don't wanna be played with                                            8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't wanna [link] to nobody, don't wanna be [linked]                                                      8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't wanna betray nobody, don't wanna be betrayed                                                     8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

     [???]                                                                                                                                           8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     [???]                                                                                                                                           8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     [???]                                                                                                                                           8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     [???]                                                                                                                                           8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

     [???], [???]

     Don't wanna play with nobody, don't wanna be played with                                          18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't wanna [???] nobody, don't wanna be recommended                                           18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't need to defend nobody, don't need to be defended                                              18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

     I don't wanna [be] with nobody, don't wanna be [???]                                                    18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't wanna betray nobody, don't wanna be betrayed                                                   18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't wanna use nobody, don't wanna be used                                                               18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't have to amuse nobody, don't wanna be amused                                                  18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

     Don't wanna relieve nobody, can't be relieved                                                                 18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't wanna believe nobody, that ain't supposed to be believed                                  18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Don't wanna miss nobody, don't wanna be missed                                                         18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     Put my faith in nobody, not even a scientist                                                                     18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

     Don't wanna believe in nobody, don't wanna be [misread]                                                         26 Nov 1979, Tempe

     Don't wanna leave nobody, don't wanna mislead                                                                         26 Nov 1979, Tempe

     Don't wanna forgive nobody, don't wanna be forgiven'                                                               26 Nov 1979, Tempe

     Don't wanna amuse nobody, don't wanna be amused                                                                26 Nov 1979, Tempe

 

     Don't wanna believe in nobody, don't wanna be recommended                                                26 Nov 1979, Tempe

     Don’t wanna defend nobody, don't need to be defended                                                            26 Nov 1979, Tempe

     Don't wanna [lay] with nobody, don't wanna be in bed with                                                        26 Nov 1979, Tempe

     Don't wanna play with nobody, don't wanna be played with                                                       26 Nov 1979, Tempe

 

     Don't wanna [lay] with nobody, or [bade] with them                                                                     26 Nov 1979, Tempe

     Don't wanna betray nobody, don't wanna be betrayed                                                                26 Nov 1979, Tempe

     Don't wanna miss nobody, I don't wanna be missed                                                                   26 Nov 1979, Tempe

     Put my whole faith in nobody, certainly not a scientist                                                                26 Nov 1979, Tempe

 

     Don't wanna [lie] to nobody, [???]                                                                                             28 Nov 1978, San Diego

     Don't wanna lie to nobody, don't wanna be lied to                                                                 28 Nov 1978, San Diego

     Don't wanna [marry] nobody, don't wanna be recommended                                              28 Nov 1978, San Diego

     Don't wanna defend nobody, don't need to be defended                                                      28 Nov 1978, San Diego

 

     Don't wanna bury nobody, don't wanna be buried                                                                 28 Nov 1978, San Diego

     Don't wanna marry nobody, if they're already married                                                          28 Nov 1978, San Diego

     Don't wanna cheat nobody, don't wanna be cheated                                                            28 Nov 1978, San Diego

     Don't wanna defeat nobody, if they're already defeated                                                       28 Nov 1978, San Diego

 

     Don't wanna confuse nobody, don't wanna be confused                                                      28 Nov 1978, San Diego

     Don't wanna amuse nobody, don't wanna be amused                                                          28 Nov 1978, San Diego

     Don't wanna miss nobody, don't wanna be missed                                                               28 Nov 1978, San Diego

     Don't put my fate in nobody, not even a scientist                                                                   28 Nov 1978, San Diego

 

     Don't wanna lose nobody, don't want my faith to [lose]                                                                14 Jan 1980, Seattle

     Don’t' wanna be with nobody unless I decide to                                                                            14 Jan 1980, Seattle

     Don't wanna amuse nobody, I don't care to be amused                                                              14 Jan 1980, Seattle

     Don't wanna confuse nobody, don't wanna be confused                                                             14 Jan 1980, Seattle

 

     Don't wanna [be] nobody, don't wanna be [???]                                                                            14 Jan 1980, Seattle

     Don't wanna betray nobody, don't wanna be betrayed                                                                 14 Jan 1980, Seattle

     Don't wanna [be] nobody, don't wanna be [???]                                                                            14 Jan 1980, Seattle

     Don't wanna [???] nobody, I don't know why to be with them                                                     14 Jan 1980, Seattle

 

     Don't wanna be [with] nobody, [I don't need to]                                                                             14 Jan 1980, Seattle

     Don't wanna [see] nobody, don't want to be [taken ???]                                                              14 Jan 1980, Seattle

     Don't wanna miss nobody, don't wanna be missed                                                                      14 Jan 1980, Seattle

     Put my faith in nobody, not even a scientist                                                                                   14 Jan 1980, Seattle

 

     Don't wanna [blink] at nobody, why 'm I be [blinked] at                                                               22 Jan 1980, Denver

     Don't wanna wink at nobody, don't wanna be winked at                                                             22 Jan 1980, Denver

     Don't wanna [???] nobody, don't wanna be [lied with]                                                                 22 Jan 1980, Denver

     Don't wanna betray nobody, don't wanna be betrayed                                                                22 Jan 1980, Denver

 

     Don't wanna bury nobody, don't wanna be buried                                                                        22 Jan 1980, Denver

     Don't wanna marry nobody, she may already be married                                                           22 Jan 1980, Denver

     Don't wanna amuse nobody, don't wanna be amused                                                                22 Jan 1980, Denver

     Don't wanna confuse nobody, don't wanna be confused                                                            22 Jan 1980, Denver

 

     Don't wanna drive nobody, don't wanna be driven                                                                       22 Jan 1980, Denver

     Don't wanna riding nobody, don't wanna be ridden                                                                      22 Jan 1980, Denver

     Don't wanna miss nobody, don't wanna be missed                                                                      22 Jan 1980, Denver

     Don't put my fait in nobody, not even a scientist                                                                           22 Jan 1980, Denver

 

     Don't wanna bury nobody, don't wanna be buried                                                                28 Jan 1980, Kansas City

     Don't wanna marry nobody if they're already married                                                          28 Jan 1980, Kansas City

     Don't wanna use nobody, don't wanna be used                                                                    28 Jan 1980, Kansas City

     Don't wanna amuse nobody, I don't need to be amused                                                     28 Jan 1980, Kansas City

 

     I don't wanna [???] listen to [???] to                                                                                       28 Jan 1980, Kansas City

     Don't wanna lie to nobody, don't wanna be lied to                                                                28 Jan 1980, Kansas City

     Don't wanna [???] nobody, don't wanna be [slayed]                                                            28 Jan 1980, Kansas City

     Don't wanna betray nobody, don't wanna be betrayed                                                        28 Jan 1980, Kansas City

 

     Don't wanna [leavin'] nobody, don't wanna be [the same]                                                   28 Jan 1980, Kansas City

     Don't wanna [???] nobody, don't wanna [???]                                                                      28 Jan 1980, Kansas City

     Don't wanna miss nobody, don't wanna be missed                                                              28 Jan 1980, Kansas City

     Put my faith in nobody, not even a scientist                                                                          28 Jan 1980, Kansas City

 

     Don't wanna burn nobody, don't wanna be burned                                                                     5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

     Don't wanna learn from nobody, nothing that I gotta unlearn                                                    5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

     Don't wanna accuse nobody, don't wanna be accused                                                              5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

     Don't wanna amuse nobody, I don't wanna be amused                                                             5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

 

     Don't wanna beside nobody, unless I decide to                                                                           5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

     Don't wanna lie to nobody, don't wanna be lied to                                                                      5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

     Don't wanna [be???] nobody, don't wanna be [be???]                                                               5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

     Don't wanna [betray] nobody, don't need to be [betrayed]                                                         5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

 

     Don't wanna cheat nobody, don't need to be cheated                                                                5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

     Don't need to defeat nobody, when he's already been defeated                                              5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

     Don't wanna miss nobody, don't wanna be missed                                                                    5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

     Don't put my faith in nobody, not even a scientist                                                                       5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

 

     Don't wanna confuse nobody, don't wanna be confused                                                          20 April 1980, Toronto

     Don't wanna amuse nobody, I don't wanna be amused                                                            20 April 1980, Toronto

     Don't wanna use nobody, don't wanna be used                                                                          20 April 1980, Toronto

     Don't wanna abuse nobody, don't wanna be abused                                                                 20 April 1980, Toronto

 

     Don't wanna burn nobody, don't wanna be burned                                                                    20 April 1980, Toronto

     Don't wanna learn from nobody nothing that I got to unlearn                                                   20 April 1980, Toronto

     Don't wanna be [???] nobody, gonna [decide to]                                                                        20 April 1980, Toronto

     Don't wanna lie to nobody, don't wanna be lied to                                                                      20 April 1980, Toronto

 

     Don't wanna [waylay] nobody, don't wanna be waylaid                                                             20 April 1980, Toronto

     Don't wanna [betray] nobody, don't wanna be betrayed                                                            20 April 1980, Toronto

     Don't wanna miss nobody, don't wanna be missed                                                                    20 April 1980, Toronto

     Put my faith in somebody, not even a scientist                                                                           20 April 1980, Toronto

 

     Don't wanna abuse nobody, don't wanna be abused                                                                    1 May 1980, Buffalo

     Don't wanna confuse nobody, don’t no wanna be confused                                                        1 May 1980, Buffalo

     Don't wanna amuse nobody, don't wanna be amused                                                                  1 May 1980, Buffalo

     Don't wanna use nobody, don’t no wanna be used                                                                       1 May 1980, Buffalo

 

     Don't wanna cheat nobody, don't wanna be cheated                                                                    1 May 1980, Buffalo

     Don't wanna defeat nobody that's already been defeated                                                            1 May 1980, Buffalo

     Don't wanna burn nobody, don't wanna be burned                                                                        1 May 1980, Buffalo

     Don't wanna learn from nobody nothing that I got to unlearn                                                       1 May 1980, Buffalo

 

     Don't wanna be nobody [???] decide to                                                                                           1 May 1980, Buffalo

     Don't wanna lie to nobody, don't wanna be lied to                                                                         1 May 1980, Buffalo

     Don't wanna miss nobody, don't wanna be missed                                                                       1 May 1980, Buffalo

     Put my fate in nobody, not even a doctor, lawyer or a scientist                                                   1 May 1980, Buffalo

 

Don't wanna shoot nobody, don't wanna be shot

Don't wanna buy nobody, don't wanna be bought

Don't wanna bury nobody, don't wanna be buried

Don't wanna marry nobody if they're already married

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

Got to do unto others like you'd have them, like you'd have them, do unto you

 

Don't wanna burn nobody, don't wanna be burned

Don't wanna learn from nobody what I gotta unlearn

Don't wanna cheat nobody, don't wanna be cheated

Don't wanna defeat nobody if they already been defeated

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

Got to do unto others like you'd have them, like you'd have them, do unto you

 

Don't wanna wink at nobody, don't wanna be winked at

Don't wanna be used by nobody for a doormat

Don't wanna confuse nobody, don't wanna be confused

Don't wanna amuse nobody, don't wanna be amused

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

Got to do unto others like you'd have them, said like you'd have them, do unto you

 

Don't wanna betray nobody, don't wanna be betrayed

Don't wanna play with nobody, don't wanna be waylaid

Don't wanna miss nobody, don't wanna be missed

Don't put my faith in nobody, not even a scientist

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

You got to do unto others like you'd have them, like you'd have them, do unto you

 

Final Lines

 

But if you do right to me, baby, I'll do right to you, too

     But if you thru to me baby, I'll be thru onto you                                               7 Dec 1978, Greensboro, soundcheck

Got to do unto others like you'd have them, like you'd have them, do unto you

     Got to do unto others like you'd have them do unto you                               7 Dec 1978, Greensboro, soundcheck

 

Do Right To Me Baby. 781207, 781216, 790504#4, 791108, 791118, 791126, 791128, 800114, 800122, 800205, 800420, 800501

 

 

Trouble In Mind (Bob Dylan)

First performed 30 April 1979, Sheffield, Alabama

 

30 April 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio,. 1st Slow Train Coming session. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 13, disc 3 take 8

 

I got to know, Lord, when to pull back on the reins

Death can be the result of the most underrated pain

Satan whispers to you, Well, I don't want to bore you

When you get tired of that Miss So-and-so I got another woman for you

 

Trouble in mind, Lord, trouble in mind, Lord, take away this trouble in mind

 

Well the deeds that you do they don't add up to zero

It's what's inside that counts, ask any war hero

You think you can hide but you're never alone

Ask Lot what he thought when his wife turned to stone

 

Trouble in mind, Lord, trouble in mind, Lord, take away this trouble in mind

 

Well, here comes Satan, prince of the power of the air

He's gonna make you think he don't exist, he's gonna make a bird's nest in your hair

He'll make you a [law] unto yourself and make you worship the work of your own hands

Until you'll be serving strangers in a strange forsaken land

 

Trouble in mind, Lord, trouble in mind, Lord, take away this trouble in mind

 

Now, your true love has caught you where you do not belong

You say, everybody's doing it so I guess it can't be wrong

The truth is far from you, so you conveniently lie

Then you're all the time defending what you can never justify

 

Trouble in mind, Lord, trouble in mind, Lord, take away this trouble in mind

 

So many of my brothers, they still want to be the boss

They can't relate to the Lord's kingdom, they can't relate to the cross

They self-inflict punishment on their own broken lives

Put their faith in their possessions, in their jobs or their wives

 

Trouble in mind, Lord, trouble in mind, Lord, take away this trouble in mind

 

When my life is over, it'll be like a puff of smoke

How long must I suffer, Lord, how long must I be provoked

Satan will give you a little taste, then he'll move in with rapid speed

Lord keep my blind side covered, see that I don't bleed

 

Trouble in mind, Lord, trouble in mind, Lord, take away this trouble in mind

 

Trouble in Mind. 790430

 

 

Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One (Bob Dylan)

First performed 1 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama

 

1 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 2nd Slow Train Coming session, #6. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 13, disc 3 track 7

 

When a man he serves the Lord, it makes his life worthwhile

It don't matter about his position, it don't matter about his lifestyle

Talk about perfection, I ain't never seen none

And there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one

 

Sometimes the devil likes to drive you from the neighborhood

He'll even work his ways through those whose intentions are good

Some like to worship the moon, others worship the sun

And there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one

 

Look around, you see so many social hypocrites

Making rules for others while they do just the opposite

 

You can't get to glory by the raising and the lowering of no flag

Put your goodness next to God's and it comes out like a filthy rag

In a city of darkness there's no need of the sun

And there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one

 

Done so many evil things in the name of love that it's a crying shame

I never did see no fire that could put out a flame

 

Pull your hat down, baby, pull the wool down over your eyes

Keep talking, baby, 'til you run right out of alibis

Someday you'll account for the deeds that you done

Well, there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one

 

God got the power, man has got his vanity

Man gotta choose to let God set him free

Don’t you know there’s nothing new that’s under the sun

And then there ain’t no man that's righteous, no not one

 

When I’m gone don’t wonder where I be

Just say that I trusted in God and that Christ was in me

Say He defeated the devil, He was God’s chosen Son

And that there ain’t no man that's righteous, no not one

 

VARIATIONS Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One. Compared with the take released on The Bootleg Series Volume 13, disc 3 track 7, recorded 1 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 2nd Slow Train Coming session, #6

 

When a man he serves the Lord, it makes his life worthwhile

It don't matter about his position, it don't matter about his lifestyle

Talk about perfection, I ain't never seen none

And there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one

     And there ain't no man righteous, no not one                                                                   16 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

Sometimes the devil likes to drive you from the neighborhood

He'll even work his ways through those whose intentions are good

Some like to worship the moon, others worship the sun

     Some like to worship on the moon, others are worshipping the sun                            16 Nov 1979, San Francisco

And there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one

     And there ain't no man righteous, no not one                                                                   16 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

Look around, you see so many social hypocrites

Making rules for others while they do just the opposite

 

You can't get to glory by the raising and the lowering of no flag

Put your goodness next to God's and it comes out like a filthy rag

In a city of darkness there's no need of the sun

And there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one

     And there ain't no man righteous, no not one                                                                   16 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

Done so many evil things in the name of love that it's a crying shame

I never did see no fire that could put out a flame

 

Pull your hat down, baby, pull the wool down over your eyes

Keep talking, baby, 'til you run right out of alibis

Someday you'll account for the deeds that you done

Well, there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one

     And there ain't no man righteous, no not one                                                                   16 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

God got the power, man has got his vanity

Man gotta choose to let God set him free

Don’t you know there’s nothing new that’s under the sun

And then there ain’t no man that's righteous, no not one

     And there ain't no man righteous, no not one                                                                   16 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

When I’m gone don’t wonder where I be

Just say that I trusted in God and that Christ was in me

Say He defeated the devil, He was God’s chosen Son

And that there ain’t no man that's righteous, no not one

     And there ain't no man righteous, no not one                                                                   16 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

 

Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One. 790501#6, 791116

 

 

Precious Angel (Bob Dylan)

First performed 1 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama

 

1 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 2nd Slow Train Coming session. Released on Slow Train Coming

 

Precious angel, under the sun

How was I to know you'd be the one

To show me I was blinded, to show me I was gone

How weak was the foundation I was standing upon

 

Now there's spiritual warfare, flesh and blood breaking down

You either got faith or you got unbelief and there ain't no neutral ground

The enemy is subtle, how be it we are so deceived

When the truth 's in our hearts and we still don't believe

 

Shine your light, shine your light on me, shine your light, shine your light on me

Shine your light, shine your light on me, You know I just couldn't make it by myself, I'm a little too blind to see

 

My so-called friends have fallen under a spell

They look me squarely in the eye and they say, well, all is well

Can they imagine the darkness that will fall from on high

When men will beg God to kill them and they won't be able to die

 

Sister, let me tell you about a vision I saw

You were drawing water for your husband, you were suffering under the law

You were telling him about Buddha, you were telling him about Mohammed in one breath

You never mentioned one time the Man who came and died a criminal's death

 

Shine your light, shine your light on me, shine your light, shine your light on me

Shine your light, shine your light on me, You know I just couldn't make it by myself, I'm a little too blind to see

 

Precious angel, you believe me when I say

What God has given to us no man can take away

We are covered in blood, girl, you know both our forefathers were slaves

Let us hope they've found mercy in their bone-filled graves

 

You're the queen of my flesh, girl, you're my woman, you're my delight

You're the lamp of my soul, girl, and you torch up the night

But there's violence in the eyes, girl, so let us not be enticed

On the way out of Egypt, through Ethiopia, to the judgment hall of Christ

 

Shine your light, shine your light on me, shine your light, shine your light on me

Shine your light, shine your light on me, You know I just couldn't make it by myself, I'm a little too blind to see

 

VARIATIONS Precious Angel. Compared with the take released on Slow Train Coming, recorded 1 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 2nd Slow Train Coming session

 

Precious angel, under the sun

How was I to know you'd be the one

To show me I was blinded, to show me I was gone

How weak was the foundation I was standing upon

 

Now there's spiritual warfare, flesh and blood breaking down

You either got faith or you got unbelief and there ain't no neutral ground

The enemy is subtle, how be it we are so deceived

When the truth's in our hearts and we still don't believe

 

Shine your light, shine your light on me, shine your light, shine your light on me

Shine your light, shine your light on me, You know I just couldn't make it by myself, I'm a little too blind to see

 

My so-called friends have fallen under a spell

They look me squarely in the eye and they say, well, all is well

Can they imagine the darkness that will fall from on high

When men will beg God to kill them and they won't be able to die

 

Sister, let me tell you about a vision I saw

You were drawing water for your husband, you were suffering under the law

You were telling him about Buddha, you were telling him about Mohammed in one breath

     Telling him about Buddha and Mohammed in the same breath                                      8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

You never mentioned one time the Man who came and died a criminal's death

 

Shine your light, shine your light on me, shine your light, shine your light on me

Shine your light, shine your light on me, You know I just couldn't make it by myself, I'm a little too blind to see

 

Precious angel, you believe me when I say

What God has given to us no man can take away

We are covered in blood, girl, you know both our forefathers were slaves

     We are covered in blood girl, both our forefathers were slaves                                      8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

Let us hope they've found mercy in their bone-filled graves

 

You're the queen of my flesh, girl, you're my woman, you're my delight

You're the lamp of my soul, girl, and you torch up the night

But there's violence in the eyes, girl, so let us not be enticed

On the way out of Egypt, through Ethiopia, to the judgment hall of Christ

 

Shine your light, shine your light on me, shine your light, shine your light on me

Shine your light, shine your light on me, You know I just couldn't make it by myself, I'm a little too blind to see

 

Precious Angel. 790501, 791108, 791116, 791118, 791126, 791128, 800114, 800122, 800419, 800420, 801112

 

 

When You Gonna Wake Up (Bob Dylan)

First performed 2 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama

 

2 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 3rd Slow Train Coming session,#3. Released on Slow Train Coming

 

God don't make promises that He don't keep

You got some big dreams, baby, but in order to dream you gotta still be asleep

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

Counterfeit philosophies have polluted all of your thoughts

Karl Marx has got you by the throat and Henry Kissinger's got you tied up into knots

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

You got innocent men in jail, your insane asylums are filled

You got unrighteous doctors dealing drugs that'll never cure your ills

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

You got men who can't hold their peace, women who can't control their tongues

The rich seduce the poor and the old are seduced by the young

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools

You got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain

 

Spiritual advisors and gurus to guide your every move

Instant inner peace and every step you take has got to be approved

When you gonna wake up, said when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

Do you ever wonder just what God requires

You think He's just an errand boy to satisfy your wandering desires

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

You can't take it with you and you know that it's too worthless to be sold

They tell you, time is money as if your life was worth its weight in gold

 

There a Man on a cross and He's been crucified for you

Believe in His power, that's about all you got to do

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

VARIATIONS When You Gonna Wake Up. Compared with the take released on Slow Train Coming, recorded 2 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 3rd Slow Train Coming session,#3

 

God don't make promises that He don't keep

You got some big dreams, baby

But in order to dream you gotta still be asleep

     But to dream you must still be asleep                                                                                 20 Oct 1979, New York City

     But to dream, you better still be asleep                                                                                       9 July 1981, Drammen

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

Counterfeit philosophies have polluted all of your thoughts

Karl Marx has got you by the throat

And Henry Kissinger's got you tied up into knots

     Henry Kissinger's still got you wrapped up into knots                                                              9 July 1981, Drammen

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

     [???] and doctors [???] girls                                                                                                          27 June 1981, London

     Innocent men in jails, [???] men in hospitals                                                                              27 June 1981, London

 

You got innocent men in jail, your insane asylums are filled

     Innocent men in jail, your insane asylums are filled                                                        18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

You got unrighteous doctors dealing drugs that'll never cure your ills

     Unrighteous doctors dealing drugs that'll never cure your ills                                        18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     You got unrighteous doctors taking money for the [???] that need to be [filled]

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

You got men who can't hold their peace, women who can't control their tongues

     Men who can't hold their piece and women who can't control their tongues                           26 Nov 1979, Tempe

The rich seduce the poor and the old are seduced by the young

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools

     [Mental pollution] and pornography in the schools                                                                      5 Feb 1980, Knoxville

You got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules

     Gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules                                                                      14 Jan 1980, Seattle

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain

 

Spiritual advisors and gurus to guide your every move

     Spiritual advisors and gurus to make you hold your breath                                                         14 Jan 1980, Seattle

     Spiritual advisers, they're make you hold your breath                                                               19 April 1980, Toronto

     Spiritual advisors and gurus to guide your every breath                                                           27 June 1981, London

     Spiritual advisors and guru's to make you hold your breath                                                     29 June 1981, London

Instant inner peace and every step you take has got to be approved

     Instant inner peace but every step you take leads down to death                                              14 Jan 1980, Seattle

     Every step you take lead to peace right down to death                                                               18 Apr 1980, Toronto

     Give you instant inner peace but every step you take it lead right down to death                27 June 1981, London

When you gonna wake up, said when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

Do you ever wonder just what God requires

You think He's just an errand boy to satisfy your wandering desires

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

You can't take it with you and you know that it's too worthless to be sold

They tell you, time is money as if your life was worth its weight in gold

 

There's a Man on a cross and He's been crucified for you

     There is a man on the cross and He's been crucified                                                      20 Oct 1979, New York City

Believe in His power, that's about all you got to do

     You know who He is and you know why He died                                                              20 Oct 1979, New York City

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up, strengthen the things that remain

 

When You Gonna Wake Up. 790502#3, 791020, 791108, 791118, 791126, 791128, 800114, 800205, 800418, 800419, 801116, 810627, 810629, 810709, 810710, 810725, 811104, 811112

 

 

Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking (Bob Dylan)

First performed 2 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama

 

2 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 3rd Slow Train Coming session. Released on Slow Train Coming

 

Change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of rules

Gonna change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of rules

Gonna put my good foot forward, stop being influenced by fools

 

So much oppression, can't keep track of it no more

Said there's so much oppression, can't keep track of it no more

Sons becoming husbands to their mothers, old men turning young daughters into whores

 

Stripes on your shoulders, stripes on your back and on your hands

Stripes on your shoulders, stripes on your back and on your hands

Swords piercing your side, blood and water flowing through the land

 

Well don't know which one is worse, doing your own thing or just being cool

Don't know which is worse, doing your own thing or being cool

You remember only about the brass ring, you forget all about the golden rule

 

You can mislead a man, you can take ahold of his heart with your eyes

You can mislead a man, take hold of his heart with your eyes

But there's only one authority, that's the authority on high

 

I got a God-fearing woman, one I can easily afford

I got a God-fearing woman, one I can easily afford

She can do the Georgia crawl, she can walk in the spirit of the Lord

 

Jesus said, be ready, for you know not the hour which I come

Jesus said, be ready, for you know not the hour which I come

He said, who is not for Me is against Me, just you know where He's coming from

 

There's a kingdom called Heaven, a place where there is no pain of birth

There's a kingdom called Heaven, a place where there is no pain of birth

Well the Lord created it, mister, about the same time He made the earth

 

4 March 2002, Unidentified Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California. Released on Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan

 

Shared vocals Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples

 

Change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of rules

I'm gonna change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of rules

Gonna put my best foot forward, stop being influenced by fools

 

[Conversation with Mavis Staples]

 

Gonna sit at the welcome table, I'm as hungry as a horse

Sittin' at the welcome table, I'm so hungry I could eat a horse

I'm gonna revitalize my thinkin', I'm gonna let the law take its course

 

Jesus is coming, he's coming back to gather his jewels

Jesus is coming, he's coming back to gather his jewels

Well, we live by the golden rule: Whoever got the gold rules

 

The sun is shining, ain't but one train on this track

The sun is shining, ain't but one train on this track

I'm stepping out of the dark woods, I'm jumping on the monkey's back

 

Yes, I'm all dressed up, going to the country dance

Said, I'm all dressed up, going to the country dance

Every day you gotta pray for guidance, every day you gotta give yourself a chance

 

There be storms on the ocean, storms out on the mountain too

Storms on the ocean, storms out on the mountain too

O, Lord, you know I have no friend without you

 

I'll tell you something: things you never had, you'll never miss

I'll tell you something: things you never had, you'll never miss

Tell you something else, A great man will kill you with a sword, a coward with a kiss

 

VARIATIONS Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking, compared with the take released on Slow Train Coming. Recorded 2 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 3rd Slow Train Coming session

 

Change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of rules

     Gonna change my way of thinking, I must have a different set of rules                       18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

Gonna change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of rules

Gonna put my good foot forward, stop being influenced by fools

     I'll put my goof foot forwards, stop being influenced by fools                                               28 Nov 1978, San Diego

 

So much oppression, can't keep track of it no more

Said there's so much oppression, can't keep track of it no more

     So much oppression, can't keep track of it no more                                                            2 Oct 1979, Santa Monica

Sons becoming husbands to their mothers, old men turning young daughters into whores

 

Stripes on your shoulders, stripes on your back and on your hands

Stripes on your shoulders, stripes on your back and on your hands

Swords piercing your side, blood and water flowing through the land

 

Well don't know which one is worse, doing your own thing or just being cool

     I don't know which is worse, doing your own thing or being cool                                  18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

Don't know which is worse, doing your own thing or being cool

You remember only about the brass ring, you forget all about the golden rule

     You remember all about the brass ring, don't you know about the golden rule          16 Nov 1979, San Francisco

 

You can mislead a man, you can take ahold of his heart with your eyes

     You can mislead a man, make him [???] with your eyes                                                   2 Oct 1979, Santa Monica

You can mislead a man, take hold of his heart with your eyes

     You can mislead a man, make [???] with your eyes                                                           2 Oct 1979, Santa Monica

But there's only one authority, that's the authority on high

 

I got a God-fearing woman, one I can easily afford

I got a God-fearing woman, one I can easily afford

She can do the Georgia crawl, she can walk in the spirit of the Lord

 

Jesus said, be ready, for you know not the hour which I come

     Jesus said, be ready, you know not the hour which I come                                                 28 Nov 1978, San Diego

Jesus said, be ready, for you know not the hour which I come

He said, who is not for Me is against Me, just you know where He's coming from

     He said, who's not for me is against me, just so you know where He's coming from       28 Nov 1978, San Diego

 

There's a kingdom called Heaven, a place where there is no pain of birth

There's a kingdom called Heaven, a place where there is no pain of birth

Well the Lord created it, mister, about the same time He made the earth

 

Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking. 790502, 791002, 791108, 791116, 791118, 791126, 791128, 800114, 800122, 800131,          20030304

 

 

Ye Shall Be Changed (Bob Dylan)

First performed 2 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama

 

2 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 3rd Slow Train Coming session. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 13, disc 3 take 9

 

You harbor resentment

You know there ain’t too much of a thrill

You wish for contentment

But you got an emptiness that can’t be filled

You’ve had enough of hatred

Your bones are breaking, can’t find nothing sacred

 

Ye shall be changed, ye shall be changed

In a twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet blows

The dead will arise and burst out of your clothes

And ye shall be changed

 

Everything you’ve gotten

You’ve gotten by sweat, blood and muscle

From early in the morning ’til way past dark

All you ever do is hustle

All your loved ones have walked out the door

You’re not even sure about your wife and kids no more, but

 

Ye shall be changed, ye shall be changed

In a twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet blows

The dead will arise and burst out of your clothes

And ye shall be changed

 

The past don’t control you

But the future’s like a roulette wheel spinning

Deep down inside

You know you need a whole new beginning

Don’t have to go to Russia or Iran

Just surrender to God and He’ll move you right here where you stand, and

 

Ye shall be changed, ye shall be changed

In a twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet blows

The dead will arise and burst out of your clothes

And ye shall be changed

 

You drink bitter water

And you been eating the bread of sorrow

Can’t live for today

When all you’re thinking of is tomorrow

The path you’ve endured has been rough

When you’ve decided that you’ve had enough

 

Ye shall be changed, ye shall be changed

In a twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet blows

The dead will arise and burst out of your clothes

And ye shall be changed

 

Ye shall be changed. 790502

 

 

I Believe In You (Bob Dylan)

First performed 3 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama

 

3 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 4th Slow Train Coming session. Released on Slow Train Coming

 

They ask me how I feel and if my love is real and how I know I'll make it through

And they, they look at me and frown, they'd like to drive me from this town, they don't want me around

'Cause I believe in you

 

They show me to the door, they say don't come back no more  'cause I don't be like they'd like me to

And I walk out on my own, a thousand miles from home but I don't feel alone

'Cause I believe in you

 

I believe in you even through the tears and the laughter

I believe in you even though we be apart

I believe in you even on the morning after

Oh, when the dawn is nearing, oh, when the night is disappearing

Oh, this feeling is still here in my heart

 

Don't let me drift too far, keep me where you are, where I will always be renewed

And that which you've given me today is worth more than I could pay and no matter what they say

I believe in you

 

I believe in you when winter turn to summer

I believe in you when white turn to black

I believe in you even though I be outnumbered

Oh, though the earth may shake me, oh, though my friends forsake me

Oh, even that couldn't make me go back

 

Don't let me change my heart, keep me set apart from all the plans they do pursue

And I, I don't mind the pain, don't mind the driving rain, I know I will sustain

'Cause I believe in you

 

VARIATIONS I Believe In You. Compared with the take released on Slow Train Coming, recorded 3 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 4th Slow Train Coming session

 

They ask me how I feel and if my love is real and how I know I'll make it through

And they, they look at me and frown, they'd like to drive me from this town, they don't want me around

'Cause I believe in you

 

They show me to the door, they say don't come back no more 'cause I don't be like they'd like me to

And I walk out on my own, a thousand miles from home but I don't feel alone

'Cause I believe in you

 

I believe in you even through the tears and the laughter

I believe in you even though we be apart

I believe in you even on the morning after

Oh, when the dawn is nearing, oh, when the night is disappearing

     Ah, though the dawn is breaking, oh, when the night is disappearing                                       14 Jan 1980, Seattle

Oh, this feeling is still here in my heart

 

Don't let me drift too far, keep me where you are, where I will always be renewed

     Don't let me slip too far, what more can I say [??? never knew my ???] for you                  12 Nov 1981, Houston

And that which you've given me today

     And what you have given me today                                                                                     7 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     And I, I adore all what you give today                                                                                           25 July 1981, Avignon

     And I, [ I adore what you say]                                                                                                     11 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

Is worth more than I could pay and no matter what they say

     And no matter what they say, they can't take that away, because                                       11 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

I believe in you

 

I believe in you when winter turn to summer

I believe in you when white turn to black

     I believe in you when [???]                                                                                                            12 Nov 1981, Houston

I believe in you even though I be outnumbered

Oh, though the earth may shake me, oh, though my friends forsake me

     Oh, though the earth may shake me, oh, and my friends forsake me                                       14 Jan 1980, Seattle

Oh, even that couldn't make me go back

 

Don't let me change my heart, keep me set apart from all the plans they do pursue

And I, I don't mind the pain, don't mind the driving rain, I know I will sustain

'Cause I believe in you

 

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Gotta Serve Somebody (Bob Dylan)

First performed 4 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama

 

4 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 5th and last Slow Train Coming session, #3, Released on Slow Train Coming

 

You may be an ambassador to England or France

You may like to gamble, you might like to dance

You may be the heavyweight champion of the world

You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls

 

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed, you're gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

Might be a rock 'n' roll addict prancing on the stage

Might have drugs at your command, women in a cage

You may be a business man or some high degree thief

They may call you Doctor or they may call you chief

 

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are, you're gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

You may be a state trooper, you might be a young Turk

You may be the head of some big TV network

You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame

May be living in another country under another name

 

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are, you're gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

May be you're a construction worker working on a home

Might be living in a mansion, you might live in a dome

You may own guns and you may even own tanks

You may be somebody's landlord, you may even own banks

 

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes, you're gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

You may be a preacher preach your spiritual pride

May be a city councilman taking bribes on the side

May be workin' in a barbershop, you may know how to cut hair

You may be somebody's mistress, may be somebody's heir

 

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes, you're gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

Might like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk

Might like to drink whiskey, might like to drink milk

Might like to eat caviar, you might like to eat bread

May be sleeping on the floor, sleeping in a king-sized bed

 

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed, you're have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

Now you may call me Terry, or you may call me Timmy

You may call me Bobby, or you may call me Zimmy

You may call me R. J., you may call me Ray

You may call me anything, no matter what you say

 

Your still gonna have to serve somebody, yes, you're gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

VARIATIONS Gotta Serve Somebody. Compared with the take released on Slow Train Coming, recorded 4 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 5th and last Slow Train Coming session, #3

 

You may be an ambassador to England or France

You may like to gamble, you might like to dance

You may be the heavyweight champion of the world

You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls

 

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed, you're gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

Might be a rock 'n' roll addict prancing on the stage

     Well, you may be a rock 'n' roll addict, prancing around the stage                                       4 May 1979, STCRS #1

Might have drugs at your command, women in a cage

     You may have drugs at your command and women in a cage                                              4 May 1979, STCRS #1

     Might have drugs in your pocket, women in a cage                                                        15 Nov 1979, San Francisco

You may be a business man or some high degree thief

     You may be some business man or some high degree thief                                            27 Feb 1980, Los Angeles

They may call you Doctor or they may call you Chief

 

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are, you're gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

You may be a state trooper, you might be a young Turk

     Well you may be a state trooper or you may be a young Turk                                              4 May 1979, STCRS #1

     May be you're livin' in a box car, man, sleepin' all over the train                                  15 July 1981, Bad Segeberg

You may be the head of some big TV network

     Or by the side of a mule, beg for your [gain]                                                                    15 July 1981, Bad Segeberg

You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame

May be living in another country under another name

     You may be living in another country under another name                                                    4 May 1979, STCRS #1

 

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are, you're gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

Maybe you're a construction worker working on a home

     You may be a construction worker working on a home                                                          4 May 1979, STCRS #1

     Maybe working on a construction job, working on a home                                                       27 June 1980, London

Might be living in a mansion, you might live in a dome

     You may live in a mansion, you may living in a dome                                                             4 May 1979, STCRS #1

     Might be livin' in a mansion, maybe live in it all alone                                                                  18 Apr 1980, Toronto

     May be working in a coal mine, man, might be livin' [????]                                                     27 June 1980, London

You may own guns and you may even own tanks

     You may own guns and might own tanks                                                                                  4 May 1979, STCRS #1

     You may be rich or poor, you mey be blind or lame                                                          8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     You may own tanks and knives, you may even own tanks                                                         18 Apr 1980, Toronto

You may be somebody's landlord, you may even own banks

     May be somebody's landlord, you might even own banks                                                     4 May 1979, STCRS #1

     You may be somebody's landlord, you may even own a few banks                                       19 April 1980, Toronto

     You may be living in another country under another name                                              8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes, you're gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

You may be a preacher preach your spiritual pride

     Now you may be a preacher put a spiritual pride                                                                     4 May 1979, STCRS #1

May be a city councilman taking bribes on the side

     You may be a city councilman taking bribes on the side                                                        4 May 1979, STCRS #1

     You may be working as a dish washer, you maybe a young bride                                  27 Feb 1980, Los Angeles

May be workin' in a barbershop, you may know how to cut hair

     You may be working in a barbershop and know how to cut hair                                           4 May 1979, STCRS #1

     You may be rich or poor, you may be a blind or lame                                                                  14 Jan 1980, Seattle

You may be somebody's mistress, may be somebody's heir

     You may be somebody's mistress, you may be somebody's heir                                         4 May 1979, STCRS #1

     May be living in another country, under another name                                                                14 Jan 1980, Seattle

 

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes, you're gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

Might like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk

     You may like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk                                                                4 May 1979, STCRS #1

     Might like to drink whiskey, might like to drink milk                                                           8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

Might like to drink whiskey, might like to drink milk

     Might like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk                                                                8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

Might like to eat caviar, you might like to eat bread

     You may be eating caviar or you may be eating bread                                                           4 May 1979, STCRS #1

     You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame                                                         20 Oct 1979, New York City

May be sleeping on the floor, sleeping in a king-sized bed

     You may be sleeping on the ground or sleeping in a king sized bed                                    4 May 1979, STCRS #1

     May be living in another country, under another name                                                    20 Oct 1979, New York City

 

     You may like to drink whiskey, might like to blow smoke                                                   27 Feb 1980, Los Angeles

     You might have money power and you might be broke                                                     27 Feb 1980, Los Angeles

     You may think you're livin', you may think you're dead                                                      27 Feb 1980, Los Angeles

     May be sleeping on the floor, sleeping in a feather bed                                                     27 Feb 1980, Los Angeles

          May be sleepin' on nails, may be sleepin' in a feather bed                                                   18 Apr 1980, Toronto

 

     You may be a [menace], and you may [bless home]                                                                 19 April 1980, Toronto

     You might have money power, you might be broke                                                                   19 April 1980, Toronto

     You may think you're living, maybe think you're dead                                                               19 April 1980, Toronto

     May be thinking of meals, may be sleeping in a feather bed                                                    19 April 1980, Toronto

 

     [May be sleeping in your bed], [???] your head                                                    16 November 1980, San Francisco

     [Maybe you're doing a club drive], [???? In bed]                                                  16 November 1980, San Francisco

     You may be rich or poor,  you may be blind or lame                                           16 November 1980, San Francisco

     May be living in a foreign country, under another name                                     16 November 1980, San Francisco

 

     [???], [???]                                                                                                                  16 November 1980, San Francisco

     [???], [??? kind of loving]                                                                                         16 November 1980, San Francisco

     [???], [???]                                                                                                                  16 November 1980, San Francisco

     [???], is it something she said                                                                                 16 November 1980, San Francisco

 

     Maybe you done time again, maybe [???] in your back twice                                                  27 June 1981, London

     [???], maybe walking on ice                                                                                                          27 June 1981, London

     May be thinkin' you're livin', ah, may be thinking you're dead                                                  27 June 1981, London

     May be sleeping on nails, sleeping in a feather bed                                                                  27 June 1981, London

 

     [???]                                                                                                                                                   29 June 1981, London

     May be [???] looking for a home                                                                                                   29 June 1981, London

     May be think you're livin',  bay be thinking you're dead                                                            29 June 1981, London

     May be sleeping on nails, sleeping in a feather bed                                                                  29 June 1981, London

 

     Well maybe [sign or walk], [sleeping by your bed]                                                                     29 June 1981, London

     Mabey [???] [underneath your head                                                                                            29 June 1981, London

     You may be rich or poor, [may be trying to leave]                                                                      29 June 1981, London

     May be living in another country, under another name                                                             29 June 1981, London

 

     [Maybe your back's bad], [??? to sleep]                                                                                   10 July 1981, Drammen

     Maybe some banker, [???] [greed ??? deep]                                                                          10 July 1981, Drammen

     You may be rich or poor, may be blind or lame                                                                       10 July 1981, Drammen

     May be living in another country under another name                                                           10 July 1981, Drammen

 

     Maybe you go around [???], thinking, So What                                                                       10 July 1981, Drammen

     May be sleeping on the roadside, maybe in a [rent]                                                               10 July 1981, Drammen

     You may think you're living, oh, yeah, maybe think you're dead                                          10 July 1981, Drammen

     May be sleeping on nails, or sleeping in a feather bed                                                          10 July 1981, Drammen

 

     [Maybe it's right on time], maybe it's seven 'o' clock                                                       15 July 1981, Bad Segeberg

     Maybe it's after midnight, [well the time is [???] right]                                                    15 July 1981, Bad Segeberg

     You may be think your livin', may be you think you're dead                                          15 July 1981, Bad Segeberg

     Me be you sleepin' on hard nails, sleepin' in a feather bed                                           15 July 1981, Bad Segeberg

 

     You might be rocking on nails, man, sleeping in the wind                                                        12 Nov 1981, Houston

     Maybe you're a-gonna dance then, tapping on your gyms                                                       12 Nov 1981, Houston

     You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame                                                                  12 Nov 1981, Houston

     You may living in another country, under another name                                                          12 Nov 1981, Houston

 

     Maybe high on nails, rocking in the breeze                                                                                 12 Nov 1981, Houston

     Maybe struck a higher time on your knees                                                                                  12 Nov 1981, Houston

     Maybe think you're living, maybe even think you're dead                                                         12 Nov 1981, Houston

     Maybe sleeping on nails, sleeping in a feather bed                                                                   12 Nov 1981, Houston

 

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed, you're have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

Now you may call me Terry, or you may call me Timmy

You may call me Bobby, or you may call me Zimmy

You may call me R. J., you may call me Ray

You may call me anything, no matter what you say

 

Your still gonna have to serve somebody, yes, you're gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you're gonna have to serve somebody

 

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When He Returns (Bob Dylan)

First performed 4 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama

 

4 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 5th and last Slow Train Coming session. #9. Released on Slow Train Coming

 

The iron hand it ain't no match for the iron rod

The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God

For all those who have eyes and all those who have ears

It is only He who can reduce me to tears

Don't you cry and don't you die and don't you burn

Like a thief in the night, He'll replace wrong with right

When He returns

 

Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through

He unleashed His power at an unknown hour that no one knew

How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice

How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness

Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride, will I ever learn

That there'll be no peace, that the war won't cease

Until He returns

 

Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask

He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask

How long can you falsify and deny what is real

How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal

Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned

He's got plans of His own to set up His throne

When He returns

 

VARIATIONS When He Returns. Compared with the take released on Slow Train Coming, recorded 4 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 5th and last Slow Train Coming session. #9

 

The iron hand it ain't no match for the iron rod

The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God

For all those who have eyes and all those who have ears

     For all those who have eyes and for all those who have ears                                               4 May 1979, STCRS $2

It is only He who can reduce me to tears

     It is only He that can reduce me to tears                                                                                   4 May 1979, STCRS $2

Don't you cry and don't you die and don't you burn

Like a thief in the night, He'll replace wrong with right

     For like a thief in the night, He'll replace wrong with right                                                       4 May 1979, STCRS $2

When He returns

 

Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through

He unleashed His power at an unknown hour that no one knew

     At an unknown hour he unleashes his power that nobody knew                                            4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice

     How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness                                                          4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness

     How long can I [??? out in] the prejudice                                                                                    4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride, will I ever learn

     Will I cast it aside, this loyalty and this pride, will I ever learn                                                4 May 1979, STCRS $2

     I will believe [it ???], will I ever learn                                                                                            4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

That there'll be no peace, that the war won't cease

     Like a thief in the night [he will cast his light]                                                                             4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

Until He returns

 

Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask

He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask

How long can you falsify and deny what is real

     How long can you falsify and deny what is true                                                                         4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal

     How long can you [???] what I need                                                                                            4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned

     [???]                                                                                                                                                  4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

He's got plans of His own to set up His throne

     Like a thief in the night [there's a wrong way of right]                                                               4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

When He returns

 

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Man Gave Names To All The Animals (Bob Dylan

First performed 4 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama

 

4 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 5th and last Slow Train Coming session, #6. Released on Slow Train Coming

 

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, in the beginning

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago

 

He saw an animal that liked to growl, big furry paws and he liked to howl

Great big furry back and furry hair, ah, think I'll call it a bear

 

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, in the beginning

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago

 

He saw an animal up on a hill chewing up so much grass until he was filled

He saw milk comin' out but he didn't know how, ah, think I'll call it a cow

 

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, in the beginning

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago

 

He saw an animal that liked to snort, horns on his head and they weren't too short

It looked like there wasn't nothin' that he couldn't pull, ah, think I'll call it a bull

 

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, in the beginning

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago

 

He saw an animal leaving a muddy trail, real dirty face and a curly tail

He wasn't too small and he wasn't too big, ah, think I'll call it a pig

 

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, in the beginning

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago

 

Next animal that he did meet, had wool on his back and hooves on his feet

Eating grass on a mountainside so steep, ah, think I'll call it a sheep

 

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, in the beginning

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago

 

He saw an animal as smooth as glass, slithering his way through the grass

Saw him disappear by a tree near a lake…

 

VARIATIONS Man Gave Names To All The Animals. Compared with the take released on Slow Train Coming, recorded 4 May 1979, Sheffield, Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 5th and last Slow Train Coming session, #6

 

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, in the beginning

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago

 

He saw an animal that liked to growl, big furry paws and he liked to howl

     He saw an animal that liked to howl, great big furry paws and he liked to growl              28 Nov 1979, San Diego

     He saw an animal that liked to growl, big feet, furry paws and he liked to howl                    19 April 1980, Toronto

     He saw an animal that liked to growl, great big furry paws and furry hair                              27 June 1980, London

     Well he saw an animal that liked to growl, great big furry back and he liked to howl           25 July 1981, Avignon

     He saw an animal walking down a stream, big furry paw on his feet                                     4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

Great big furry back and furry hair, ah, think I'll call it a bear

     Great big furry paws and [???], mm, I gonna call it a bear                                                       27 June 1981, London

     Great big furry legs and furry hair, oh, I think I call it a bear                                                     29 June 1981, London

     Great big furry paws and furry hair                                                                                               25 July 1981, Avignon

     [???], oh, I think I call it a bear                                                                                                      4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

     [Hair hung down his back], but he couldn't stay their, mm, I think I call it a bear                  12 Nov 1981, Houston

 

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, in the beginning

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago

 

He saw an animal up on a hill, chewing up so much grass until he was filled

     He saw an animal up on a hill, chewing up grass until he was filled                              8 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     He saw an animal up on a hill, smoking up so much grass until he was filled                      27 June 1981, London

     He saw an animal upon a hill, chewing up so much grass he couldn't sit still                       12 Nov 1981, Houston

He saw milk comin' out but he didn't know how, ah, think I'll call it a cow

     He saw a big [balloon] and he didn't know how, oh, I'm gonna call it a cow                          27 June 1981, London

 

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, in the beginning

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago

 

He saw an animal that liked to snort, horns on his head and they weren't too short

     [???]                                                                                                                                                  4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

     He saw an animal [???], he looked just like a horse but he wasn't that                                 12 Nov 1981, Houston

It looked like there wasn't nothin' that he couldn't pull, ah, think I'll call it a bull

 

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, in the beginning

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago

 

He saw an animal leaving a muddy trail, real dirty face and a curly tail

     He saw an animal leaving a muddy trail, real dirty face and a real curly tail                          19 April 1980, Toronto

He wasn't too small and he wasn't too big, ah, think I'll call it a pig

     He wasn't too small and he wasn't too big, ah, I think I call it an elephant                  18 Nov 1979, San Francisco

     He wasn't too small and he wasn't too big, oh, I think I call it a wolf                                         26 Nov 1979, Tempe

     He wasn't too small and he wasn't too big, mm, think I'll call it a dog                                      16 Jan 1980, Portland

 

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, in the beginning

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago

 

Next animal that he did meet, had wool on his back and hooves on his feet

Eating grass on a mountainside so steep, ah, think I'll call it a sheep

 

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, in the beginning

Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago

 

He saw an animal as smooth as glass, slithering his way through the grass

     He saw an animal slither by glass, slithering his way through the grass                                19 April 1980, Toronto

     He saw an animal slithering through the grass, looks [???] just like glass                            27 June 1980, London

Saw him disappear by a tree near a lake

     Saw him disappear by a tree near a lake                     ssssssssssssssss                         28 Nov 1979, San Diego

 

     Man gave name to all the animals, in the beginning                                                                  27 June 1981, London

     Man gave name to all the animals, in the beginning, long time ago                                       27 June 1981, London

     In the beginning, (iaiao), in the beginning (iaiao), in the beginning (iaiao)….                       27 June 1981, London

 

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