Volume 7. Highway 61 Revisited

 

 

Baby What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)

First performed 26 March 1965, Ciro's Le Disc, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Sideman. Dylan plays harmonica

 

 

London Bridge Is Falling Down (Traditional)

First performed 26 April 1965, Arrival Hall, London Airport, London

 

 

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (Bob Dylan)

First performed 2 May 1965, De Montford Hall, Leicester

 

29 July 1965, New York City, New York, New York City, New York, New York City, New York, Studio A, The Highway 61 Revisited session #4. Released on Highway 61 Revisited

 

Well, I ride on a mail train, baby, can’t buy a thrill

Well, I’ve been up all night, leanin’ on the windowsill

Well, if I die on top of the hill

And if I don’t make it, you know my baby will

 

Don’t the moon look good, mama, shinin’ through the trees?

Don’t the brakeman look good, mama, flagging down the double E

Don’t the sun look good, goin’ down over the sea?

But don’t my gal look fine when she’s comin' after me?

 

Well, the wintertime is coming, the windows are filled with frost

I went to tell everybody but I could not get across

Well, I wanna be your lover, baby, I don’t wanna be your boss

Don't say I never warned you, when your train gets lost

 

VARIATIONS It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry. Compared with the take released on Highway 61 Revisited. Recorded 29 July 1965, The Highway 61 Revisited session #4

 

Well, I ride on a mail train, baby, can’t buy a thrill

     Well, I ride on a mail train, baby, but I can’t buy a thrill                                                         29 Jul 1965, H61RS #3R

Well, I’ve been up all night, leanin’ on the windowsill

     I’ve been up all night, baby, leanin’ on the windowsill                                                          15 Jun 1965, H61RS #12

Well, if I die on top of the hill

     Well, if I gone, babe                                                                                                   25 Jul 1965, Newport Folk Festival

And if I don’t make it, you know my baby will

 

Don’t the moon look good, mama, shinin’ through the trees?

     Don’t the moon look good, mama, shinin’ down through the trees?                1 Aug 1971. NYC, Bangladesh Eve

     Don’t the sun look good, honey, going down through the trees?                                         19 Nov 1975, Worcester

     Don’t the sun look good, baby, going down over the sea                                                    20 Nov 1975, Cambridge

     Don’t the brakeman look good, babe, flagging down the double E                15 Nov 1975, Niagara Falls, evening

     Don’t the sun look good, darling, shining through the sea                                                  15 April 1976, Clearwater

Don’t the brakeman look good, mama, flagging down the double E

     Don’t the angel look good, babe, sittin' on his daddy's knees                                               15 Jun 1965, H61RS #1

     Don’t the ghost look good, babe, sittin' on his mad man's knees                                         15 Jun 1965, H61RS #8

     Ah, don’t the sun look good, baby, shinin’ down through the trees                                      15 Jun 1965, H61RS #9

     Don’t the angel look good, babe, sittin' on his daddy's knees                                             15 Jun 1965, H61RS #12

     Don’t the brakeman look good, babe, being where he wants to be                                       29 Jul 1965, H61RS #3

     Don’t the brakeman look good, babe, flagging down the double E                                     29 Jul 1965, H61RS #3R

     Don’t the brakeman look good, darling, flagging down the double E                                   19 Nov 1975, Worcester

     Don’t the brakeman look good, honey, flagging down the double E                                  20 Nov 1975, Cambridge

     Don’t the moon look good, honey, shinin’ down through the trees?              15 Nov 1975, Niagara Falls, evening

Don’t the sun look good, goin’ down over the sea

     Don’t the moon look good, goin’ down over the sea                                                               19 Nov 1975, Worcester

     Don’t the sun moon look good, shinin' through the trees                                                     20 Nov 1975, Cambridge

     Don’t the sun moon look good, going down through the trees                                           15 April 1976, Clearwater

But don’t my gal look fine when she’s comin' after me

     Don’t my gal look fine when she’s runnin' after me                                                               15 Jun 1965, H61RS #12

     But don’t my gal look fine when she’s chasin' after me                                                          19 Nov 1975, Worcester

 

Well, the wintertime is coming, the windows are filled with frost

     Well, now, winter ‘s coming, the windows are filled with frost                                              29 Jul 1965, H61RS #3R

     I've been into the baggage room where the engineer’s being tossed                                15 Jun 1965, H61RS #12

     Well, I've just been into the baggage car                                                                 25 Jul 1965,Newport Folk Festival

I went to tell everybody but I could not get across

     I stumped out a hundred compasses, God knows what they cost                                     15 Jun 1965, H61RS #12

     I stumped out forty compasses                                                                                                   15 Jun 1965, H61RS #8

Well, I wanna be your lover, baby, I don’t wanna be your boss

     I wanna be your lover, baby, I don’t wanna be your boss                                                    15 Jun 1965, H61RS #12

     Now I wanna be your lover, baby, I never wanted to be your boss                                      19 Nov 1975, Worcester

Don't say I never warned you, when your train gets lost

     I sure can't help it if this train gets lost                                                                                    15 Jun 1965, H61RS #12

     I can't help it If your train gets lost                                                                                            29 Jul 1965, H61RS #3R

     Don't say I never warned you when this train gets lost                                                            29 Jul 1965, H61RS #4

     Don't say I never warned you, if your train gets lost                                            1 Aug 1971,NYC, Bangladesh Eve

 

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What A Friend I Have In Jesus (Instrumental) (Traditional)

First performed 4 May 1965, A Hotel Room, Savoy Hotel, London England

 

 

I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (Cecil A. Null)

First performed 4 May 1965, A Hotel Room, Savoy Hotel, London England

 

26 April 1969, Nashville, Tennessee, Columbia Recording Studio, 2nd Self Portrait session. Released on Self Portrait

 

I forgot more than you’ll ever know about her

 

You think you know the smile on her lips, the thrill at the touch of her fingertips

But I forgot more than you’ll ever know about her

 

You think you’ll find a heaven of bless, in each caress, in each tender kiss

But I forgot more than you’ll ever know about her

 

You stole her love from me one day, you didn’t care how it hurt me

But you can never steal away, memories of what used to be

 

You think she’s yours to have and to hold, someday you’ll learn when her love grows cold

That I forgot more than you’ll ever know about her

 

I forgot more than you’ll ever know. 19690426

 

Blues Stay Away From Me (Alton and Rabon Delmore, Raney)

First performed 4 May 1965, A Hotel Room, Savoy Hotel, London England

 

4 May 1965, London, England, Savoy Hotel, with Joan Baez. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 12, collector's Edition, Disc 18

 

Blues, stay away from me, blues, stay away from me, don't know why you keep a-haunting me

Trouble is all I know, trouble is all I see since the blues started haunting me

 

Tears I never seen before, tears I never seen before, ever since the blues came in the door

Blues, stay away from me, blues, stay away from me, don't know why you keep a-haunting me

 

Blues Stay Away From Me. 19650504

 

 

Weary Blues From Waitin' (Hank Williams)

First performed 4 May 1965, A Hotel Room, Savoy Hotel, London England

 

4 May 1965, London, England, Savoy Hotel, with Joan Baez. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 12, collector's Edition, Disc 18

 

I got the weary, weary blues from waiting, oh, Lord, I've been waiting too long

These blues have got me crying, sweet mama, please come home

 

The rain falls 'round my window, but it can't chill my heart

My dream world died the day you left my whole world fell apart

 

I got the weary, weary blues from waiting, oh, Lord, I've been waiting too long

These blues have got me crying, sweet mama, please come home

 

VARIATIONS Weary Blues From Waiting. Compared with the take released on The Bootleg Series Volume 12, recorded 4 May 1965, London, England, Savoy Hotel, with Joan Bae

 

I got the weary, weary blues from waiting, oh, Lord, I've been waiting too long

These blues have got me crying, sweet mama, please come home

 

The rain falls 'round my window, but it can't chill my heart

My dream world died the day you left my whole world fell apart

 

I got the weary, weary blues from waiting, oh, Lord, I've been waiting too long

These blues have got me crying, sweet mama, please come home

 

I got the weary, weary blues from waiting, oh, Lord, I've been waiting too long

These blues have got me crying, sweet mama, please come home

 

     The rain falls 'round my window, but it can't chill my heart                                                     18 April 1976, Lakeland

     My dream world died the day you left my whole world fell apart                                           18 April 1976, Lakeland

 

     I got the weary, weary blues from waiting, oh, Lord, I've been waiting too long                 18 April 1976, Lakeland

     These blues have got me crying, sweet mama, please come home                                    18 April 1976, Lakeland

 

Weary Blues From Waitin'. 19650504, 19760418

 

 

Lost Highway (Leon Payne)

First performed 4 May 1965, A Hotel Room, Savoy Hotel, London England

 

4 May 1965, London, England, Savoy Hotel, with Joan Baez. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 12, collector's Edition, Disc 18

 

Just a deck of cards and a jug of wine, and a woman's lies make a life like mine

And, [???] too late to pray, started rollin' down that lost highway

 

I was just a lad, nearly twenty two, neither good nor bad, just a kid like you

And I got lost, too late to pray, I started went way down that lost highway

 

Now, boys don't start to ramble around, on this road of sin or you're sorrow bound

And you get lost, too curse the day, you started going down that lost highway

 

[talking]

 

I'm a rollin' stone, all alone and lost, for a life of sin, I have paid the cost

Take my advice.. you, or you'll curse the day, you started going down that lost highway

 

Lost Highway. 19650504

 

 

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)

First performed 4 May 1965, A Hotel Room, Savoy Hotel, London England

 

4 May 1965, London, England, Savoy Hotel, with Joan Baez. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 12, collector's Edition, Disc 18

 

Hear that lonesome whippoorwill, sounds too blue to cry

That midnight train just rolled away, I'm so lonesome I could cry

 

[???]

The [???] is whining low, I'm so lonesome I could cry

 

11 May 1966, Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales, Backstage before the concert. Released in film No Direction Home

 

Duet with Johnny Cash

 

Hear that lonesome whippoorwill, sounds too blue to cry

It means he lost the will to live, I'm so lonesome I could cry

 

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry. 19650504, 19660511

 

 

All I've Got Is All I Want (Bob Dylan 1965, Jeff Leach2017)

Written by Bob Dylan in 1965, during the tour in England. In D A Pennebaker Don't Look Back. Song finished in 2017 by Jeff Leach. Mentioned in The Bridge

 

 

Church With No Upstairs

1965. Copyrighted in 1988, Mentioned By Paul Cable In Bob Dylan - His Unreleased Recordings

 

 

Cowboy Angel Blues (Bob Dylan)

1965. Song registered as part of Highway 61 Interactive Cd Rom.

 

 

Little Things (Booby Goldsboro)

First performed 4 May 1965, A Hotel Room, Savoy Hotel, London England

 

 

Bringdown (Bob Dylan)

1965. Lyrics In The Bob Dylan Archive, Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

 

Zebra (Bob Dylan)

1965. Lyrics In Bob Dylan Archive, Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

 

Slow Down (Larry Williams)

First performed 4 May 1965, A Hotel Room, Savoy Hotel, London England

 

9 May 1965, London, Royal Albert Hall, Backstage. On Youtube

 

[???]

[???] baby, you're movin' way too fast

You gotta gimme little lovin', gimme little lovin'

I think you gonna love to dance

 

[???]

[???] baby what you're trying to do, slow down

[???] baby, you're movin' way too fast

You gotta gimme little lovin', gimme little lovin'

I think you gonna love to dance

 

Slow Down. 19650509

 

 

Sitting On A Barbed-Wire Fence (Bob Dylan)

First performed 15 June 1965, New York City, New York

 

15 June 1965, New York City, New York, Studio A, The Highway 61 Revisited session #2. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 12

 

I paid one thousand twenty-seven hundred dollars and nineteen cents

I paid one million nineteen hundred and twenty-two dollars and fifteen cents

See my bulldog bite a rabbit and my hound dog is sitting on a barbed wire fence

 

Well a, this gal I got, I swear she's killing me alive

Yes, this gal I got, I swear she's killing me alive

She's makin' me into an old man and I am hardly even twenty-five

 

Well, my temperature rises and my feet you know they get so hot

Well, my temperature rises and my feet you know they get so hot

I went to the doctor, he gave me a shot but he wouldn't tell me what it is that I've got

 

Now if you go down to Houston, watch this girl her hair's pearly blue

Yes if you go down to Houston, watch this girl her hair's pearly blue

She's a hungry woman and she 'll really make a mess out of you

 

All right

 

I got this woman in L.A., she really makes the sweat run down my brow

I got this woman out L.A., she makes the sweat run down my brow

well, she's good alright, but she ain't as good as this guitar player I got right now

 

fade it out

 

15 June 1965, New York City, New York, New York City, New York, New York City, New York, Studio A, The Highway 61 Revisited session #3. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 2

 

I paid fifteen million dollars, twelve hundred and seventy-two cents

I paid one thousand two hundred twenty-seven dollars and fifty-five cents

See my bull dog bite a rabbit and my hound dog is sittin’ on a barbed-wire fence

 

Well, my temperature rises and my feet can't walk so hot

Yes, my temperature rises and my feet can't walk so hot

Well, this Arabian doctor comes in, gave me a shot but he wouldn’t tell me what it was that I got

 

Well, this woman I got, she's killing me alive

Yes, this woman I got, she's killing me alive

She's makin' me into an old man and man, I am not even twenty-five

 

Of course, you’re gonna think this song is a riff

I know you’re gonna think this song is just a cliff

Unless you’ve been inside a tunnel and fell down 69, 70 feet over a barbed-wire fence

 

VARIATIONS Sitting On A Barbed-Wire Fence. Compared to the version released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 2. Recorded 15 June 1965, The Highway 61 Revisited session #3

 

I paid fifteen million dollars, twelve hundred and seventy-two cents

     I paid one thousand twenty-seven hundred dollars and nineteen cents                              15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

I paid one thousand two hundred twenty-seven dollars and fifty-five cents

     I paid one million nineteen hundred and twenty-two dollars and fifteen cents                    15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

See my bull dog bite a rabbit and my hound dog is sittin’ on a barbed-wire fence

 

Well, my temperature rises and my feet can't walk so hot

     Well, my temperature rises and my feet you know they get so hot                                      15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

Yes, my temperature rises and my feet can't walk so hot

     Well, my temperature rises and my feet you know they get so hot                                      15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

Well, this Arabian doctor comes in, gave me a shot but he wouldn’t tell me what it was that I got

     I went to the doctor, he gave me a shot but he wouldn't tell me what it is that I've got     15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

 

Well, this woman I got, she's killing me alive

     Well a, this gal I got, I swear she's killing me alive                                                                  15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

Yes, this woman I got, she's killing me alive

     Yes, this gal I got, I swear she's killing me alive                                                                      15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

She's makin' me into an old man and man, I am not even twenty-five

     She's makin' me into an old man and I am hardly even twenty-five                                     15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

 

     Now if you go down to Houston, watch this girl her hair's pearly blue                                 15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

     Yes if you go down to Houston, watch this girl her hair's pearly blue                                  15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

     She's a hungry woman and she 'll really make a mess out of you                                       15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

 

     I got this woman in L.A., she really makes the sweat run down my brow                           15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

     I got this woman out L.A., she makes the sweat run down my brow                                    15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

     well, she's good alright, but she ain't as good as this guitar player I got right now            15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

 

Of course, you’re gonna think this song is a riff

I know you’re gonna think this song is just a cliff

Unless you’ve been inside a tunnel and fell down 69, 70 feet over a barbed-wire fence

     [Verse not sung]                                                                                                                            15 Jun 1965, H61RS #2

 

Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence. 19650615#2#3

 

 

Like A Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)

First performed 15 June 1965, New York City, New York

 

16 June 1965, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studios, Studio A, The 2nd Highway 61 Revisited session #4. Released on Highway 61 Revisited

 

Once upon a time you dressed so fine, threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?

People ’d call, say, Beware doll, you’re bound to fall, you thought they were all kiddin’ you

You used to laugh about everybody that was hangin’ out, now you don’t talk so loud

Now you don’t seem so proud about having to be scrounging your next meal

 

How does it feel, how does it feel, to be without a home

Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?

 

Ah, you’ve gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely but you know you only used to get juiced in it

Nobody 's ever taught you how to live out on the street and now you gonna have to get used to it

You said you’d never compromise with the mystery tramp, but now you realize

He’s not selling any alibis as you stare into the vacuum of his eyes and say, Do you want to make a deal?

 

How does it feel, how does it feel, to be on your own

With no direction home, a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?

 

Ah, you never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you

You never understood that it ain’t no good, you shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you

You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat, who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat

Ain’t it hard when you discover that he really wasn’t where it’s at after he took from you everything he could steal

 

How does it feel, how does it feel

To am on your own, with no direction home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?

 

Ah, princess on the steeple and all the pretty people they are drinkin’, thinkin’ that they got it made

Exchanging all precious gifts but you’d better take your diamond ring, you’d better pawn it babe

You used to be so amused at Napoleon in rags and the language that he used

Go to him now, he calls you, you can’t refuse

When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose, you’re invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal

 

How does it feel, ah, how does it feel

To be on your own, with no direction home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?

 

31 August 1969, Isle of Wight. Released on The Bootleg Series Volume 10

 

Once upon a time you dressed so fine, threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?

People ’d call, say, Beware doll, you’re bound to fall, you thought they were all kiddin’ you

Now you don't seem so proud, about everybody that was hangin’ out

Now you don’t talk so loud, now you don't [???] so loud

About having to be scrounging around, scrounging around for your next meal

 

How does it feel, how does it feel, to be without a home, with no direction home

Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?

 

Ah, you’ve gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely but you know you only used to get juiced in it

Nobody 's ever taught you how to live out on the street and now you better how you gonna have to get used to it

You said you’d never compromise with the mystery tramp, [???] in his eyes

into the vacuum of his eyes, and you stare in the vacuum of his eyes

And say would you like to, come on now would you like to come on to make a deal

 

How does it feel, how does it feel, to be without a home, like a complete unknown

With no direction home, like a rolling stone?

 

Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people they are thinkin’ that they got it made

Exchanging all precious gifts and things but you’d better take your diamond ring now, you’d better pawn it babe

You used to be so amused at Napoleon in rags and the language that he used

Go to him now, he calls you, you can’t refuse

When you ain't got nothing, girl, you aint got nothing to lose, you’re invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal

 

How does it feel, how does it feel, to be without a home, with no direction home

Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone, like a rolling stone, just like a rolling stone

like a rolling stone, like a rolling stone

 

VARIATIONS Like A Rolling Stone. Compared with the take released on Highway 61 Revisited. Recorded 16 June 1965, The 2nd Highway 61 Revisited session #4

 

Once upon a time you dressed so fine

Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you

People ’d call, say, beware doll, you’re bound to fall

You thought they were all kiddin’ you

     You thought they were all, [what]                                                                                               11 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

You used to laugh about everybody that was hangin’ out

     You used to make fun about everybody that was hangin’ out                                               15 Jun 1965, H61RS #4

Now you don’t talk so loud, now you don’t seem so proud

About having to be scrounging your next meal

     About having to be scrounging around for your next meal                                                 17 May 1966, Manchester

     About having to be scrounging around to make your next meal                                   9 Feb 1974, Seattle evening

 

How does it feel, how does it feel

To be without a home, like a complete unknown

     To be out on your own, so unknown                                                                                          15 Jun 1965, H61RS #4

     To be on your own, without a home, like a complete unknown                                             16 Jun 1965, H61RS #1

     To be on your own, with no direction home, like a complete unknown                                    6 Feb 1966, Pittsburg

     To be without a home, with no direction home, like a complete unknown                               10 Jan 1974, Toronto

     To be without a home, like a complete unknown, with no direction home                   9 Feb 1974, Seattle evening

Like a rolling stone

 

Ah, you’ve gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely

But you know you only used to get juiced in it

Nobody 's ever taught you how to live out on the street

     You never [???] on the street                                                                                                       19 May 1966, Glasgow

     No one 's ever taught you how to live out on the street                                                               10 Nov 1978, Seattle

And now you gonna have to get used to it

     And you find out now, you gonna have to get used to it                                                                 5 May 1966, Dublin

You said you’d never compromise

     You used to a [???mise]                                                                                                          1 Jan 1972, New York City

     Used to say you never compromise                                                                                             12 Nov 1981, Houston

With the mystery tramp, but now you realize

     With the mystery tramp with [???] in his eyes                                                                     1 Jan 1972, New York City

He’s not selling any alibis as you stare into the vacuum of his eyes

     Now you [???], he’s not selling any alibis [???]                                                                   1 Jan 1972, New York City

And say, do you want to make a deal

     To you like you earned your next meal                                                                                 1 Jan 1972, New York City

     would you like to, would you like to make a deal                                                14 Feb 1974 Los Angeles afternoon

     And say are you ready to make a deal                                                                                Jan 1978 #1, Santa Monica

How does it feel, how does it feel, to be on your own

With no direction home, a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?, Like a rolling stone?                   Many variations

 

Ah, you never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns

     [Oh you gonna] see the frown on the jugglers and the clows                                                   25 July 1981, Avignon

When they all did tricks for you

     When they come down to do tricks for you                                                                               16 Jun 1965, H61RS #8

     When they all come down to do tricks for you                                                                        21 May 1966, Newcastle

You never understood that it ain’t no good

You shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you

     You can't let other people get your kicks for you                                                             4 Jan 1974, Chicago, Illinois

     You should never let other people get your kicks for you                                                         20 June 1978, London

You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat

Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat

     Carrying on his shoulder a Siamese cat                                                                16 November 1980, San Francisco

Ain’t it hard when you discover that he really wasn’t where it’s at

     Ain’t it hard now you discover that he really wasn’t where it’s at                                          16 Jun 1965, H61RS #8

After he took from you everything he could steal

     After he's taken everything, he can steal                                                                                  16 Jun 1965, H61RS #8

     After he's taken off you everything he could steal                                                           4 Jan 1974, Chicago, Illinois

     After he's taken everything away that he can steal                                                          Jan 1978, #1, Santa Monica

     After he's taken everything from you that he can steal                                                           28 Feb 1978, #1, Tokyo

     After he's taken everything he can possibly steal                                                                      29 June 1981, London

How does it feel, how does it feel, to be on your own

With no direction home, a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?, Like a rolling stone?                   Many variations

 

Ah, princess on the steeple and all the pretty people they are drinkin’, thinkin’ that they got it made

Exchanging all precious gifts

     Exchanging all precious gifts and things                                                                                     6 Feb 1966, Pittsburgh

     you’d better take your diamond ring and things babe                                          25 Jul 1965, Newport Folk Festival

     you’d better take your diamond ring down                                                                              20 May 1966, Edinburgh

     Exchanging all precious gifts and things                                                                           3 Jan 1974, Chicago, Illinois

But you’d better take your diamond ring down

You’d better pawn it babe

     And pawn it babe                                                                                                                   4 Jan 1974, Chicago, Illinois

     [Making money babe]                                                                                                                   11 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

You used to be so amused at Napoleon in rags and the language that he used

Go to him now, he calls you, you can’t refuse

When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose, you’re invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal

 

How does it feel, how does it feel, to be on your own

With no direction home, a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?, Like a rolling stone?                   Many variations

 

How does it feel, how does it feel                                                                     16 Jun 1965, on Highway 61 Revisited #4

To be without a home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?

 

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Tombstone Blues (Bob Dylan)

First performed 24 July 1965, Newport, Rhode Islandk

 

29 July 1965, New York City, New York, New York City, New York, New York City, New York, Studio A, The Highway 61 Revisited session #12. Released on Highway 61 Revisited

 

The sweet pretty things are in bed now of course. The city fathers they are trying to endorse

The reincarnation of Paul Revere’s horse but the town has no need to be nervous

 

The ghost of Belle Starr she hands down her wits to Jezebel the nun she violently knits

A bald wig for Jack the Ripper who sits at the head of the chamber of commerce

 

Mama ’s in the fact’ry, she ain't got no shoes, daddy ’s in the alley, he’s lookin' for food

I’m in the kitchen with the tombstone blues

 

The hysterical bride in the penny arcade, screaming she moans, I’ve just been made

Then sends out for the doctor who pulls down the shade and says, My advice is to not let the boys in

 

Now the medicine man comes and he shuffles inside, he walks with a swagger and he says to the bride

Stop all this weeping, swallow your pride, you will not die, it’s not poison

 

Mama 's in the fact’ry, she ain’t got no shoes, daddy 's in the alley, he's looking for food

I’m in the kitchen with the tombstone blues

 

Well, John the Baptist after torturing a thief looks up at his hero the Commander-in-Chief

Saying, Tell me great hero, but please make it brief, is there a hole for me to get sick in?

 

The Commander-in-Chief answers him while chasing a fly

Saying, Death to all those who would whimper and cry

And dropping a barbell he points to the sky, saying, The sun’s not yellow it’s chicken

 

Mama ’s in the factory, she ain’t got no shoes, daddy ’s in the ally, he’s looking for food

I’m in the kitchen with the tombstone blues

 

The king of the Philistines his soldiers to save puts jawbones on their tombstones and flatters their graves

Puts the pied pipers in prison and fattens the slaves, then sends them out to the jungle

 

Gypsy Davey with a blowtorch he burns out their camps with his faithful slave Pedro behind him he tramps

With a fantastic collection of stamps to win friends and influence his uncle

 

Mama 's in the fact’ry, she ain’t got no shoes, daddy 's in the alley, he's looking for food

I’m in trouble wWith the tombstone blues

 

The geometry of innocent flesh on the bone causes Galileo’s math book to get thrown

At Delilah who 's sitting worthlessly alone, but the tears on her cheeks are from laughter

 

I wish I could give Brother Bill his great thrill, I would set him in chains at the top of the hill

Then send out for some pillars and Cecil B. DeMille, he could die happily ever after

 

Mama’s in the factory, she ain’t got no shoes,daddy’s in the ally, he’s looking for food

I’m in the kitchen with the tombstone blues

 

Where Ma Rainey and Beethoven once unwrapped their bedroll, tuba players now rehearse around the flagpole

And the National Bank had a profit, sells road maps for the soul to the old folks home and the college

 

I wish I could write you a melody so plain that could hold you dear lady from going insane

That could ease you and cool you and cease the pain of your useless and pointless knowledge

 

Mama 's in the factory, she ain’t got no shoes, daddy 's on the ally, he’s looking for food

I’m in the kitchen with the tombstone blues

 

VARIATIONS Tombstone Blues. Compared with the take released on Highway 61 Revisited. Recorded 29 July 1965, The Highway 61 Revisited session #12

 

The sweet pretty things are in bed now of course

The city fathers they are trying to endorse

     The city fathers they are planning to endorse                                                          24 Jul 1965, Newport (workshop)

     The city fathers they are planning to endorse                                                                           29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

The reincarnation of Paul Revere’s horse

But the town has no need to be nervous

 

The ghost of Belle Starr she hands down her wits

To Jezebel the nun she violently knits

A bald wig for Jack the Ripper who sits

At the head of the chamber of commerce

 

Mama ’s in the fact’ry, she ain't got no shoes

     [All Choruses left out]                                                                                                   24 Jul 1965, Newport (workshop)

     Mama ’s in the kitchen, she ain't got no shoes                                                             28 Jul 1965, Forrest Hills, NYC

     Mama ’s in the fact’ry, she's carrrying  a fuse                                                                           29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

Daddy ’s in the alley, he’s ain't got no shoes

     Daddy ’s in the factory, he’s lookin' for food                                                                 28 Jul 1965, Forrest Hills, NYC

     Daddy ’s in the alley, he’s lookin' for food                                                                             29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1 #9

     Daddy’s in the alley, he’s looking for the fuse                                                                           12 Dec 1965, San José

I’m in the kitchen with the tombstone blues

     I’m in the streets with the tombstone blues                                                                                12 Dec 1965, San José

 

The hysterical bride in the penny arcade

     The screaming bride in the penny arcade                                                                24 Jul 1965, Newport (workshop)

Screaming she moans, I’ve just been made

Then sends out for the doctor who pulls down the shade

     Sends out for the doctor who pulls down the shade                                                                 29 Jul 1965, H61RS #9

And says, My advice is to not let the boys in

 

Now the medicine man comes and he shuffles inside

     Then the medicine man comes and he shuffles inside                                                            29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

He walks with a swagger and he says to the bride

Stop all this weeping, swallow your pride

You will not die, it’s not poison

 

Mama 's in the fact’ry, she ain’t got no shoes

     Daddy's 's in the fact’ry, he ain’t got no shoes                                                                          29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

Daddy 's in the alley, he's looking for food

     Mamma 's in the alley, she's lighting the fuse                                                                           29 Jul 1965, H61RS #9

     Daddy’s [vanished, Venus], he’s looking for the fuse

I’m in the kitchen with the tombstone blues

     I’m in the street with the Tombstone blues                                                                                12 Dec 1965, San José

 

Well, John the Baptist after torturing a thief

     The blacksmith and the boy scout after torturing a thief                                         24 Jul 1965, Newport(workshop)

     The blacksmith with fracles after torturing a thief                                                                      29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     Ah, John the Blacksmith, he's torturing a thief                                                                          29 Jul 1965, H61RS #9

Looks up at his hero the Commander-in-Chief

     Says to the hero, the Commander-in-Chief                                                                               29 Jul 1965, H61RS #9

Saying, Tell me great hero, but please make it brief

     Tell me great hero, but please make it brief                                                                              29 Jul 1965, H61RS #9

Is there a hole for me to get sick in?

     Is there a hole for us to get sick in?                                                                           24 Jul 1965, Newport (workshop)

 

The Commander-in-Chief answers him while chasing a fly

     The Commander-in-Chief answers while pounding a fly                                        24 Jul 1965, Newport(workshop)

Saying, Death to all those who would whimper and cry

     Saying, Death to all those that whimper and cry                                                                       29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

And dropping a barbell he points to the sky

Saying, The sun’s not yellow it’s chicken

 

Mama ’s in the factory, she ain’t got no shoes

     Mama 's in the kitchen she ain't wearing no shoes                                                                  29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

Daddy ’s in the ally, he’s looking for food

     Daddy ’s in the factory, he’s lighting the fuse                                                                            29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     Daddy ’s in the ally, he’s looking for the food                                                                            29 Jul 1965, H61RS #9

I'm in the alley with the tombstone blues

     I’m in the alley, I [can not do]                                                                                                        29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

 

The king of the Philistines his soldiers to save

Puts jawbones on their tombstones and flatters their graves

Puts the pied pipers in prison and fattens the slaves

     Puts the pied pipers in prison and he fattens the slaves                                                         29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     Sends the pied pipers to prison and fattens the slaves                                           24 Jul 1965,Newport (workshop)

Then sends them out to the jungle

 

Gypsy Davey with a blowtorch he burns out their camps

With his faithful slave Pedro behind him he tramps

With a fantastic collection of stamps

     With a thousand-dollar collection of stamps                                                             24 Jul 1965, Newport(workshop)

To win friends and influence his uncle

 

Mama 's in the fact’ry, she ain’t got no shoes

    Daddy 's in the fact’ry, he ain’t wearing no shoes                                                                      29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

Daddy 's in the alley, he's looking for food

     Mama 's in the alley, she's ligting the fuse                                                                                 29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

I’m in trouble wWith the tombstone blues

     I’m in the kitchen with the tombstone blues                                                                               29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

 

The geometry of innocent flesh on the bone

Causes Galileo’s math book to get thrown

     Keeps Galileo busy while his math book gets thrown                                            24 Jul 1965, Newport (workshop)

     Gets Galileo’s math book is thrown                                                                                             29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

At Delilah who 's sitting worthlessly alone

     In lazy Delilah lap who sits worthlessly alone                                                          24 Jul 1965, Newport (workshop)

     At Delilah who sits there worthlessly alone                                                                                12 Dec 1965, San José

But the tears on her cheeks are from laughter

 

I wish I could give Brother Bill his great thrill

     She wishes she could give Brother Bill his great thrill                                                            24 Jul 1965, (workshop)

     I wish I could give you your wish Brother Bill                                                                         3 Sep 1965, Los Angeles

I would set him in chains at the top of the hill

     I would set you in chains at the top of the hill                                                                        3 Sep 1965, Los Angeles

Then send out for some pillars and Cecil B. DeMille

He could die happily ever after

 

Mama’s in the factory, she ain’t got no shoes

     Mama’s in the kitchen, she ain’t wearing no shoes                                                                  29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

Daddy’s in the [???], he’s lighting the fuse

     I’m in the [street with Venus], looking for the fuse                                                                    12 Dec 1965, San José

I’m in the factory with the tombstone blues

     I’m in the street with the tombstone blues                                                                                  12 Dec 1965, San José

 

Where Ma Rainey and Beethoven once unwrapped their bedroll

Tuba players now rehearse around the flagpole

And the National Bank had a profit, sells road maps for the soul

     And the National Bank 's selling road maps for the soul                                                         29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

To the old folks home and the college

 

I wish I could write you a melody so plain

That could hold you dear lady from going insane

That could ease you and cool you and cease the pain

     That could ease you and calm you and cease the pain                                          24 Jul 1965, Newport(workshop)

     That could cool you and ease you and cease the pain                                                            29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

Of your useless and pointless knowledge

     Of your pointless and useless knowledge                                                                                  29 Jul 1965, H61RS #9

 

Mama 's in the factory, she ain’t got no shoes

     Daddy 's in the kitchen, he ain't got no shoes                                                                           29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

Daddy 's on the ally, he’s looking for food

     Mama's on the factory, she is lighting the fuse                                                                         29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     Daddy’s in the ice box, he’s looking for the fuse                                                                       12 Dec 1965, San José

I’m in the kitchen with the tombstone blues

 

Tombstone Blues. 19650724, 19650729#1#9#12, 19650828, 19650309inc, 19651030, 19651029or31, 19651212      20210518

 

 

Positively 4th Street (Bob Dylan)

First performed 29 July 1965, New York City, New York

 

29 July 1965, New York City, New York, New York City, New York, New York City, New York, Studio A, The Highway 61 Revisited session #12. Released on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits

 

You got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend

When I was down you just stood there grinning

You got a lotta nerve to say you got a helping hand to lend

You just want to be on the side that’s winning

 

You say I let you down, you know it’s not like that

If you’re so hurt why then don’t you show it

You say you lost your faith but that’s not where it’s at

You have no faith to lose and you know it

 

I know the reason that you talk behind my back

I used to be among the crowd you’re in with

Do you take me for such a fool to think I'd make contact

With the one who tries to hide what he don't know to begin with

 

You see me on the street, you always act surprised

You say, How are you? Good luck, but you don’t mean it

When you know as well as me you’d rather see me paralyzed

Why don’t you just come out once and scream it

 

No I do not feel that good when I see the heartbreaks you embrace

If I was a master thief, perhaps I’d rob them

And 'though I know you are dissatisfied with your position and your place

Don’t you understand, it’s not my problem

 

I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes

And just for that moment I could be you

Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes

You’d know what a drag it is to see you

 

VARIATIONS Positively 4th Street. Compared with the take released on Highway 61 Revisited, recorded 29 July 1965, The Highway 61 Revisited session #12

 

You got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend

When I was down you just stood there grinning

You got a lotta nerve to say you got a helping hand to lend

You just want to be on the side that’s winning

 

You say I let you down, you know it’s not like that

     You say I let you down, but that's not like that                                                                      29 July 1965, H61RRS #7

     You say I let you down, but it's not like that                                                                          29 July 1965, H61RRS #8

     You say you lost your faith in me, I can not be thee..                                                       29 July 1965, H61RRS #10

If you’re so hurt why then don’t you show it

You say you lost your faith but that’s not where it’s at

     You say you lost your faith, but you know it’s not like that                                                         30 Oct 1965, Hartford

     You [???], it’s not where it is                                                                                                          25 Jan 1976, Houston

You have no faith to lose and you know it

     You have no faith in yourself                                                                                                     29 Jul 1965, H61RRS #4

 

I know the reason that you talk behind my back

I used to be among the crowd you’re in with

Do you take me for such a fool to think I'd make contact

     Do you think I'm such a fool to think I'd make contact                                                           29 Jul 1965, H61RRS #4

     Do you take me for such a fool as to make contact                                                             29 July 1965, H61RRS #8

     Do you think I go around making contact                                                                                   12 Dec 1965, San José

With the one who tries to hide what he don't know to begin with

 

You see me on the street, you always act surprised

     You see me on the streets and you always act surprised                                                  29 July 1965, H61RRS #8

You say, How are you, Good luck, but you don’t mean it

When you know as well as me

You’d rather see me paralyzed

     You'd like to see me paralyzed                                                                                               29 July 1965, H61RRS #8

     You just want to see me paralyzed                                                                                              6 Feb 1966, Pittsburgh

     You’d just as soon see me paralyzed                                                                                         12 Dec 1965, San José

Why don’t you just come out once and scream it

     Why don’t you just come out one time and scream it                                                                 25 Jan 1976, Houston

 

No I do not feel that good when I see the heartbreaks you embrace

     Ni I don't feel that good when I the problems that you…                                                    29 July 1965, H61RRS #8

If I was a master thief, perhaps I’d rob them

And 'though I know you are dissatisfied with your position and your place

Don’t you understand, it’s not my problem

 

I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes

And just for that moment I could be you

     And just for that minute                                                                                                               29 Jul 1965, H61RRS #5

     And just for one little moment, just one moment I could be you                                          23 Jan 1976, Clearwater

Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes

     Yes, I wish there's oh one time you could stand inside my shoes                                       23 Jan 1976, Clearwater

You’d know what a drag it is to see you

 

Positively 4th Street. 19650729#1-#16, 19651030, 19651212, 19660205, 19660206, 19660413, 19760123, 19760125

 

 

Desolation Row (Bob Dylan)

First performed 29 July 1965, New York City, New York

 

4 August 1965, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studios, Studia A #5, The 6th Highway 61 Revisited session. Released on Highway 61 Revisited

 

They’re selling postcards of the hanging, they’re painting the passports brown

The beauty parlor is filled with sailors, the circus is in town

Here comes the blind commissioner, they’ve got him in a trance

One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker, the other is in his pants

And the riot squad they’re restless, they need somewhere to go

As Lady and I look out tonight from Desolation Row

 

Cinderella, she seems so easy, It takes one to know one, she smiles

And puts her hands in her back pockets, Bette Davis style

And in comes Romeo, he's moaning, You Belong to Me I Believe

And someone says you're in the wrong place my friend, you better leave

And the only sound that’s left, after the ambulances go

Is Cinderella sweeping up on Desolation Row

 

Now the moon is almost hidden, the stars are beginning to hide

The fortune-telling lady has even taken all her things inside

All except for Cain and Abel and the hunchback of Notre Dame

Everybody is making love or else expecting rain

And the Good Samaritan he's dressing, he’s getting ready for the show

He’s going to the carnival tonight on Desolation Row

 

Ophelia, she’s ’neath the window, for her I feel afraid

On her twenty-second birthday she already is an old maid

To her, death is quite romantic, she wears an iron vest

Her profession 's her religion, her sin is her lifelessness

And though her eyes are fixed upon Noah’s great rainbow

She spends her time peeking into Desolation Row

 

Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood with his memories in a trunk

Passed this way an hour ago with his friend, a jealous monk

Now, he looked so immaculately frightful as he bummed a cigarette

And he went off sniffing drainpipes and reciting the alphabet

You would not think to look at him but he was famous long ago

For playing the electric violin upon Desolation Row

 

Dr. Filth, he keeps his world inside of a leather cup

But all his sexless patients they are trying to blow it up

Now his nurse, some local loser, she’s in charge of the cyanide hole

And she also keeps the cards that read, have Mercy on his Soul

They all play on the pennywhistle, you can hear them blow

If you lean your head out far enough from Desolation Row

 

Across the street they have nailed the curtains, they are getting ready for the feast

The Phantom of the Opera in a perfect image of a priest

He is spoon feeding Casanova to get him to feel more assured

Then they'll kill him with self-confidence after poisoning him with words

And the Phantom’s shouting to skinny girls, Get Out A Here if You Don’t Know

Casanova is just being punished for going to Desolation Row

 

At midnight all the agents and the superhuman crew

Come out and round up everyone that knows more than they do

Then they bring them to the factory where the heart-attack machine

Is strapped across their shoulders and then the kerosene

Is brought down from the castles by insurance men who go

Check to see that nobody is escaping to Desolation Row

 

Praise be to Nero’s Neptune the Titanic sails at dawn

Everybody is shouting, Which Side Are You On?

And Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot, fighting in the captain’s tower

While calypso singers laugh at them and fishermen hold flowers

Between the windows of the sea where lovely mermaids flow

And nobody has to think too much about Desolation Row

 

Yes, I received your letter yesterday about the time the doorknob broke

When you asked me how I was doing, was that some kind of joke?

All these people that you mention, yes, I know them, they’re quite lame

I had to rearrange their faces and give them all another name

Right now, I can't read too good don't send me no more letters, no

Not unless you mail them from Desolation Row

 

VARIATIONS Desolation Row. Compared with the take released on Highway 61 Revisited. Recorded 4 August 1965, The 6th Highway 61 Revisited sessions #5

 

They’re selling postcards of the hanging, they’re painting the passports brown

The beauty parlor is filled with sailors, the circus is in town

Here comes the blind commissioner, they’ve got him in a trance

One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker, the other is in his pants

     One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker, the other is nailed in his pants                            29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker, [?] under his pants                                             26 Feb 1966, New York ?

And the riot squad they’re restless, they need somewhere to go

     And the riot squad they’re restless, they do somewhere to go                                           26 Feb 1966, New York ?

As Lady and I look out tonight from Desolation Row

 

Cinderella, she seems so easy, It takes one to know one, she smiles

And puts her hands in her back pockets, Bette Davis style

     And puts her hands into her back pockets, Bette Davis style                                                 16 May 1966, Sheffield

And in comes Romeo, he's moaning, You Belong to Me I Believe

     And someone comes in, screaming, You Belong to Me I Believe                                          29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     And here comes Romeo, moaning, You Belong to Me I Believe                                            2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

And someone says you're in the wrong place my friend, you better leave

     And someone says, I'm sorry my friend, but I'm afraid you'd better leave                            29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     And someone turns and says to him, my friend you better leave                                           2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

And the only sound that’s left, after the ambulances go

Is Cinderella sweeping up on Desolation Row

 

Now the moon is almost hidden, the stars are beginning to hide

     Now the moon is almost hidden, the stars they pretend to hide                                             29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     Now the moon is almost hidden, the stars they begin to hide                                                 2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

     Now the moon is almost hidden, the stars they just pretending to hide                                16 May 1966, Sheffield

The fortune-telling lady has even taken all her things inside

     Even the fortune-telling lady has taken all her things inside                                                   2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

All except for Cain and Abel and the hunchback of Notre Dame

Everybody is making love or else expecting rain

     Everybody else is a making love or else expecting rain                                                          29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     Everybody else is making love or else expecting rain                   2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5, 4 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     Everybody is making love or else expecting rain                                    4 Aug 1965, on Highway 61 Revisited #5 ?

     Everybody is either making love or else expecting rain                                                         19 Apr 1966, Melbourne

     Everyone is either making love or else expecting rain                                                                    5 May 1966, Dublin

And the Good Samaritan he's dressing, he’s getting ready for the show

He’s going to the carnival tonight on Desolation Row

     He’s going to the carnival on Desolation Row                                                                           2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

 

Ophelia, she’s ’neath the window, for her I feel so afraid

On her twenty-second birthday she already is an old maid

     On her twentieth birthday she already is an old maid                                                              29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

To her, death is quite romantic, she wears an iron vest

Her profession 's her religion, her sin is her lifelessness

And though her eyes are fixed upon Noah’s great rainbow

     And though she always looks upon Noah’s rainbow                     29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1, 2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

She spends her time peeking into Desolation Row

 

Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood with his memories in a trunk

     Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood with his memories in his trunk                                        29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

Passed this way an hour ago with his friend, a jealous monk

     Passed this way an hour ago with his friend, some jealous monk                                                5 May 1966, Dublin

Now, he looked so immaculately frightful as he bummed a cigarette

     He looked so immaculate                                                                                                              29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     He looks so immaculately frightful                                                                                               2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

     He looked so immaculately frightful                                                                                             4 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

And he went off sniffing drainpipes and reciting the alphabet

You would not think to look at him but he was famous long ago

For playing the electric violin upon Desolation Row

     For playing the electric violin on Desolation Row                                                                      19 May 1966, Glasgow

 

Dr. Filth, he keeps his world inside of a leather cup

     Dr. Filth, he keeps his world inside of his leather cup                                                              29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     Dr. Filth, he keeps his world locked inside of his leather cup                                                 14 May 1966, Liverpool

But all his sexless patients, they are trying to blow it up

     But all his sexless patients, they’re planning to blow it up                                                       29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

Now his nurse, some local loser, she’s in charge of the cyanide hole

And she also keeps the cards that read, Have Mercy on his Soul

     She's also in charge of the cards that read, Have Mercy on his Soul                                   29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

They all play on the pennywhistle, you can hear them blow

     They all play the pennywhistle, you can hear them blow                                                        29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

If you lean your head out far enough from Desolation Row

 

Across the street they have nailed the curtains, they are getting ready for the feast

     Across the street they’ve closed the curtains…                                                                        29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

The Phantom of the Opera in a perfect image of a priest

     The Phantom of the Opera, a perfect image of a priest                                                           29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     A Phantom of the Opera in a perfect image of a priest                                                            4 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

He is spoon feeding Casanova to get him to feel more assured

     Now, he's spoon feeding Casanova the boiled guts of birds                                                  29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     He is spoon feeding Casanova the guts of birds                                                                       2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

     They are spoon feeding Casanova to get him to feel more assured                                 26 Feb 1966, Hempstead

Then they'll kill him with self-confidence after poisoning him with words

     Then he'll torture him with self-confidence after poisoning him with words                          29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     Then he'll club him with self-confidence and poison him with words                                     2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

     He will kill him with self-confidence after poisoning him with words                                       4 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

And the Phantom’s shouting to skinny girls, get out a here if you don’t know

     And the Phantom shouts to skinny girls, get out if you don’t know                                        29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     And the Phantom shouts to skinny girls, get out of here if you don’t know                           2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

Casanova is just being punished for going to Desolation Row

     Casanova he is just being punished for going to Desolation Row                                                24 May 1966, Paris

 

At midnight all the agents and the superhuman crew

Come out and round up everyone that knows more than they do

     Come out and round up everybody…                                              29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1, 2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

Then they bring them to the factory where the heart-attack machine

     Then they bring them to the factory and the heart-attack machine             29-7-65, H61RS #1, 2-8-65 H61RS #5

     Then they take them to the factory and the heart-attack machine                                         4 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

Is strapped across their shoulders and then the kerosene

     Is strapped across their bosoms and then the kerosene                                                         29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

Is brought down from the castles by insurance men who go

     Is brought down from the factories by insurance men who go                                               16 May 1966, Sheffield

Check to see that nobody is escaping to Desolation Row

     Check to see that nobody escapes to Desolation Row                                                     3 Sep 1965, Los Angeles ?

     Check to see that no one is escaping to Desolation Row                                                       16 May 1966, Sheffield

 

Praise be to Nero’s Neptune, the Titanic sails at dawn

Everybody is shouting, Which Side Are You On?

And Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot, fighting in the captain’s tower

While calypso singers laugh at them and fishermen hold flowers

Between the windows of the sea where lovely mermaids flow

And nobody has to think too much about Desolation Row

     And nobody ever thinks too much about Desolation Row                                                       29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

     And nobody ever has to thinks too much about Desolation Row                                           2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

 

Yes, I received your letter yesterday about the time the doorknob broke

     Now, I got your letter yesterday about the time the doorknob broke                                     29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

When you asked me how I was doing, was that some kind of joke?

All these people that you mention, yes, I know them, they’re quite lame

I had to rearrange their faces and give them all another name

Right now, I can't read too good don't send me no more letters, no

      Right now, I don't feel so good, I don't want your letters no more, no                                  29 Jul 1965, H61RS #1

      Right now, I'm just walking by myself, don't wright me no more letters, no                         2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

      Right now, my head is braking, don't sent me no more letters, no                                        4 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

      Right now, I can't read too well, don't send me no more letters, no                                  5 Feb 1966, White Plains

      Right now, I cannot read too well, don't send me no more letters, no                                 16 May 1966, Sheffield

Not unless you mail them from Desolation Row

 

Desolation Row. 19650729#1, 19650802#5, 19650804#2#3frag#5 19650828, 19650903, 19651030inc, 19660205, 19660206, 19660226, 19660413, 19660419inc, 19660420, 19660429inc, 19660505, 19660506, 19660510, 19660512, 19660514, 19660515, 19660516, 19660517, 19660519, 19660520Inc, 19660521inc, 19660524inc, 19660526, 19660527, 19740204

 

 

From A Buick 6 (Bob Dylan)

First performed 30 July 1965, New York City, New York

 

30 July 1965, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studios, Studio A, The 4th Highway 61 Revisited session #5. Released on Highway 61 Revisited

 

I got this graveyard women, you know she keeps my kids

But my soulful mama, you know she keeps me hid

She’s a junkyard angel and she always gives me bread

Well, if I go down dyin’, you know she's bound to put a blanket on my bed

 

Well, when the pipeline gets broken and I'm lost on the river bridge

I'm cracked up on the highway and on the water's edge

Here she comes down the thruway ready to sew me up with her thread

Well, if I go down dyin', you know she bound to put a blanket on my bed

 

Well, she don’t make me nervous, she don’t talk too much

She walks like Bo Diddley and she don’t need no crutch

She keeps this four-ten all loaded with lead

Well, if I go down dyin’, you know she bound to put a blanket on my bed

 

Come on

 

Well, you know I need a steam shovel, mama, to keep away the dead

I need a dump truck baby to unload my head

She brings me everything and more, and just like I said

Well, if I go down dyin’, you know she bound to put a blanket on my bed.

 

VARIATIONS From A Buick 6. Compared with the take released on Highway 61 Revisited. Recorded 30 July 1965, The 4th Highway 61 Revisited session #5.

 

I got this graveyard women, you know she keeps my kids

     I got graveyard women, you know they keeps the kids                                                           30 Jul 1965, H61RS #4

But my soulful mama, you know she keeps me hid

She’s a junkyard angel and she always gives me bread

     She’s a junkyard angel and she also gives me bread                                                              30 Jul 1965, H61RS #4

Well, if I go down dyin’, you know she's bound to put a blanket on my bed

 

Well, when the pipeline gets broken and I'm lost on the river bridge

     Well, when the pipeline gets lost, you know by the river bridge                                             30 Jul 1965, H61RS #4

I'm cracked up on the highway and on the water's edge

     And I’m all cracked up by the water’s edge                                                                               30 Jul 1965, H61RS #4

Here she comes down the thruway ready to sew me up with her thread

     She comes running down the thruway with her dynamite and her threats                           30 Jul 1965, H61RS #4

Well, if I go down dyin', you know she bound to put a blanket on my bed

 

Well, she don’t make me nervous, she don’t talk too much

She walks like Bo Diddley and she don’t need no crutch

     She walks like Bo Diddley and she don’t need no crutch                               30 Jul 1965, on Highway 62 Revisited

     She walks like Rimbaud and she don’t need no crutch                                            28 Aug 1965, Forrest Hills, NYC

She keeps this four-ten all loaded with lead

     She keeps this four-ten loaded underneath her bed                                                 28 Aug 1965, Forrest Hills, NYC

Well, if I go down dyin’, you know she bound to put a blanket on my bed

 

Come on

 

Well, you know I need a steam shovel, mama, to keep away the dead

I need a dump truck baby to unload my head

She brings me everything and more, and just like I said

Well, if I go down dyin’, you know she bound to put a blanket on my bed.

 

From A Buick 6. 19650730#4#5, 19650828, 19650903

 

 

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (Bob Dylan)

First performed 30 July 1965, New York City, New York

 

30 July 1965, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studios, Studio A, The 4th Highway 61 Revisited session #1. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 12

 

He sits in your room, his tomb, with his fist full of tacks, preoccupied with his vengeance

Cursing the dead that can’t answer him back, you know that he has no intentions

Of looking your way, unless it’s to say, he needs you to test his inventions

Hey, come out your window?, come on, it won't ruin you

Don't say that he'll haunt you? You can go back any time you want to

 

He looks so truthful, is this how he feels when he tries to peel the moon and expose it

With his businesslike anger and his bloodhounds that kneel, if he needs a third eye he just grows it

He just needs you to talk or to pick up his chalk or remember where he throws it

Hey, crawl out your window?, come on, it won't ruin you

Don't say that he will haunt you? You can go back to him any time you want to

 

Why does he look so righteous while your face looks so changed

You must be awful frightened of the box, you where you keep him

While his genocide fools and his friends rearrange their religion of little tin women

To back up their views but your face is so bruised Come out the dark is beginning

Hey, crawl out your window? Come on, don't say it'll ruin you

Don't say that he will haunt you? You can go back to him any time you want to

 

VARIATIONS Can You Please Crauwl Out Your Window. Compared with the take from 30 July 1965, The 4th Highway 61 Revisited session #1. Released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 12

 

He sits in your room, his tomb, with his fist full of tacks, preoccupied with his vengeance

Cursing the dead that can’t answer him back, you know that he has no intentions

Of looking your way, unless it’s to say, he needs you to test his inventions

Hey, come out your window? Come on, it won't ruin you

     Hey, crawl out your window? Come on, don't say it'll ruin you                                             30 Jul 1965, H61RS #17

     Ah, come crawl out your window? Use you hands and legs, it won't ruin you                             30 Nov, H61RS #6

Don't say that he'll haunt you? You can go back any time you want to

     Come on, don't say he will haunt you? You can go back to him any time you want to       30-7-1965, H61RS #17

     How can you say he will haunt you / You can go back to him any time you want to           30-11-1965, H61RS #6

 

 

He looks so truthful, is this how he feels, when he tries to peel the moon and expose it

     He looks so truthful, is this how he feels, trying to peel the moon and expose it              30 Jul 1965, H61RS #17

With his businesslike anger and his bloodhounds that kneel, if he needs a third eye he just grows it

He just needs you to talk or to pick up his chalk or remember where he throws it

Hey, crawl out your window?, come on, it won't ruin you

     Hey, crawl out your window? Come on, don't say it'll ruin you                                             30 Jul 1965, H61RS #17

     Ah, come crawl out your window? Use you hands and legs, it won't ruin you                             30 Nov, H61RS #6

Don't say that he will haunt you? You can go back to him any time you want to

     Come on, don't say he will haunt you? You can go back to him any time you want to       30-7-1965, H61RS #17

     How can you say he will haunt you / You can go back to him any time you want to           30-11-1965, H61RS #6

 

Why does he look so righteous while your face looks so changed

     He looks so righteous while your face is so changed                                                              30 Nov1965, H61RS #6

You must be awful frightened of the box, you where you keep him

     Are you frightened of the box you keep him in                                                                        30 Jul 1965, H61RS #17

     While you're sitting on the box you keep him in                                                                       30 Nov1965, H61RS #6

     As you sit on the box you keep him in                                                                                     30 Nov1965, H61RS #10

While his genocide fools and his friends rearrange their religion of little tin women

To back up their views but your face is so bruised Come out the dark is beginning

Hey, crawl out your window? Come on, don't say it'll ruin you

     Hey, crawl out your window? Come on, don't say it'll ruin you                                             30 Jul 1965, H61RS #17

     Ah, come crawl out your window? Use you hands and legs, it won't ruin you                             30 Nov, H61RS #6

Don't say that he will haunt you? You can go back to him any time you want to

     Come on, don't say he will haunt you? You can go back to him any time you want to       30-7-1965, H61RS #17

     How can you say he will haunt you / You can go back to him any time you want to           30-11-1965, H61RS #6

 

     Whooo ... Where's the window ... Come out the window                                                         30-11-1965, H61RS #6

     You gotta lot of nerve to say you are my friend                                                                      30 Nov1965, H61RS #10

     If you won't come out your window, yes, come out your window                                        30 Nov1965, H61RS #10

 

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? 19650730#1#17, 19651130#6#10

 

 

Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan)

First performed 2 August 1965, New York City, New York

 

2 August 1965, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studios, Studio A,The 5th Highway 61 Revisited session #9, Released on Highway 61 Revisited

 

Well, God said to Abraham, Kill me a son,. Abraham said, Man, you must be puttin’ me on

God said, No, Abe say, What? God say, You can do what you want Abe, but

The next time you see me comin’ you better run

Well, Abe said, Where you want this killin’ done? God said, Out on Highway 61

 

Well Georgia Sam he had a bloody nose. The Welfare Department they wouldn’t give him no clothes

He asked poor Howard where can I go, Howard said there’s only one place I know

Sam said tell me quick man I got to run

Ol' Howard just pointed with his gun and said, that way down Highway 61

 

Well, Mack the Finger said to Louie the King, I got a forty red, white and blue shoestrings

And a thousand of telephones that don’t to ring, do you know where I can get rid of these things

And Louie the King said let me think for a second son

Then he said, yes I think it can be easily done, just take everything down to Highway 61

 

Now the fifth daughter on the twelfth night told the first father that things weren’t right

My complexion she said is much too white, he said come here and step into the light

He says hmm you’re right

Let me tell the second mother this has been done

But the second mother was with the seventh son and they were both out on Highway 61

 

Now, the rovin’ gambler he was very bored tryin’ to arrange a next world war

He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor, he said I've never engaged in this kind of thing before

But yes, I think it can be very easily done

We’ll just put some bleachers out in the sun and have it on Highway 61

 

VARIATIONS Highway 61 Revisited. Compared with the take released on Highway 61 Revisited. Recorded 2 August 1965, H61RS,  #9

 

Well, God said to Abraham, Kill me a son. Abraham said, Man, you must be puttin’ me on

     Well, God said to Abraham, Kill me a son, Abe says, What, man, you must be puttin’ me on         2 Aug 1965 #3

God said, No, Abe say, What? God say, You can do what you want Abe, but

     God said, No, Abe said, What?, God said, You can do what you want Abe, but                 2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

The next time you see me comin’ you better run

Well, Abe said, Where you want this killin’ done? God said, Out on Highway 61

     Well all right, where you want this killin’ done? God said, Out on Highway 61                    2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     God said Where you want this killin’ done?, Out on Highway 61                                        1 Aug 1969, Isle of Wight

 

Well Georgia Sam he had a bloody nose, the Welfare Department they wouldn’t give him no clothes

He asked poor Howard where can I go, Howard said there’s only one place I know

Sam said, tell me quick man I got to run

Ol' Howard just pointed with his gun and said, that way down Highway 61

     Old poor Howard just pointed with his gun. He said that way down Highway 61                2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     He pointed waving with his gun…                                                                                                2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

     And then he pointed waving with his gun…                                                                               2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

 

Well, Mack the Finger said to Louie the King

     Oh Mack the Finger said to Louie the King                                                                                                   2-8-1965 #3

I got a forty red, white and blue shoestrings

     I got a thousand red, white and blue shoestrings                                                                                         2-8-1965 #3

And a thousand of telephones that don’t to ring

     And a bunch of telephones that don’t ring                                                                                  2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     And a hundred of telephones that don’t seem to ring,                                                              2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

Do you know where I can get rid of these things

     I simply gotta get rid of these things                                                                                            2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     do you know where I can possibly get rid of these things                                                    1 Aug 1969, Isle of Wight

And Louie the King said let me think for a second son

     Louie the King said let me think for a second son                                                                     2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     Then he said, yes I think it can be easily done                                                                       1 Aug 1969, Isle of Wight

     Louie the King said let me think for a minute son                                                            9 Feb 1974, Seattle evening

Then he said, yes I think it can be easily done

     And then he said, Oh, yes I think it can be easily done                                                                               2-8-1965 #3

     [Been on thinking on the telephone], out on Highway 61                                                     1 Aug 1969, Isle of Wight

Just take everything down to Highway 61

     Take it on down to Highway 61                                                                                  14 Feb 1974, Inglewood evening

 

Now the fifth daughter on the twelfth night told the first father that things weren’t right

     The holy daughter on the twelfth night, she told the first father that things weren’t right            1 Aug 1969, Wight

My complexion she said is much too white

He said, Come here and step into the light

     He said, Come over here girl and step into this light                                                       9 Feb 1974, Seattle evening

     He said, Come over here girl and step into this kind of light                                                 13 Feb 1974, Inglewood

He says hmm you’re right

Let me tell the second mother this has been done

     Better tell the second mother this has been done                                                                     2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

But the second mother was with the seventh son and they were both out on Highway 61

 

Now, the rovin’ gambler he was very bored tryin’ to arrange a next world war

     Ah, the rovin’ gambler he was very bored, he 's tryin’ to arrange the next world war         2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     Now, the rovin’ gambler he was very bored tryin’ to create a next world war                   1 Aug 1969, Isle of Wight

He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor, he said I've never engaged in this kind of thing before

     He found a promoter who nearly fell on the floor…                                                 14 Feb 1974, Inglewood evening

But yes, I think it can be very easily done

    But I see, yes, how it can be very easily done                                                                            2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

We’ll just put some bleachers out in the sun and have it on Highway 61

     We’ll just set some bleachers out in the sun and have it on Highway 61                              2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

We’ll just put some bleachers out in the sun, out on Highway 61

 

Highway 61 Revisited. 650802#3#5#6#7, 690831, 740209eve, 740211, 740213, 740214aft, 740214eve

 

 

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Bob Dylan)

First performed 2 August 1965, New York City, New York

 

2 August 1965, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studios, Studio A, The 5th Highway 61 Revisited session #16. Released on Highway 61 Revisited

 

When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez and it’s Eastertime too

And your gravity fails and negativity don’t pull you through

Don’t put on any airs when you’re down on Rue Morgue Avenue

They got some hungry women there and they really make a mess outta you

 

Now, if you see Saint Annie, please tell her thanks a lot

I cannot move, my fingers are all in a knot

I don't have the strength to get up and take another shot

And my best friend my doctor won’t even say what it is I’ve got

 

Sweet Melinda, the peasants call her the goddess of gloom

She speaks good English and she invites you up into her room

And you’re so kind and careful not to go to her too soon

And she takes your voice and leaves you howling at the moon

 

Up on Housing Project Hill, it’s either fortune or fame

You must pick one or the other, though neither of them are what they claim

If you’re lookin’ to get silly you better go back to from where you came

Because the cops don’t need you and man they expect the same

 

Now all the authorities they just stand around and boast

How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms in to leaving his post

And pickin' up Angel who just arrived here from the coast

Who looked so fine at first but left here looking just like a ghost

 

I started out on burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff

Everybody said they’d stand behind me when the game got rough

But the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to bluff

I’m going back to New York City, I do believe I’ve had enough                       

 

VARIATIONS Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues. Compared with the take released on Highway 61 Revisited. Recorded 2 August 1965, The 5th Highway 61 Revisited session #16. See also Volume 13

 

When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez and it’s Eastertime too

     When you’re lost in Juarez, raining and it’s Easter too                                                            2 Aug 1965, H61RS #1

     When you’re lost in the rain, down in Juarez and it’s Easter too                                            2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     When you're lost in the rain in Juarez when it's Easter time too                                        29 July 1965, H61RRS #5

     When you're lost down in Juarez, it's raining and it's Easter time too                              29 July 1965, H61RRS #9

And your gravity fails and negativity don’t pull you through

     And your gravity drops and negativity don’t pull you through                                                  2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     And your gravity ‘s down and negativity don’t get you through                                              14 May 1966, Liverpool

Don’t put on any airs when you’re down on Rue Morgue Avenue

     Don’t put on any airs when you’re walking on Rue Morgue Avenue                                      2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     Just don't put on no airs when you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue                               29 July 1965, H61RRS #5

     Just don't put on any airs when you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue                             29 July 1965, H61RRS #9

     Just don’t put on any airs when you’re walking on Rue Morgue Avenue                         17 May 1966, Manchester

     Just don’t put on any airs on Rue Morgue Avenue                                                                     1 May 1970, NMRS#1

They got some hungry women there and they really make a mess outta you

     They got some hungry women thee and man they make a mess outta you                   29 July 1965, H61RRS #5

     They got some hungry women there really make a mess outta you                                        1 May 1970, NMRS#1

 

Now, if you see Saint Annie, please tell her, thanks a lot

     Well, if you see Saint Annie, please tell her, thanks a lot                                                        2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

I cannot move, my fingers are all in a knot

     I cannot move so good today, my fingers are all in a knot                                                 1 May 1966, Copenhagen

     I cannot move, my fingers they are all in a…, tied in a knot                                                  20 Apr 1966, Melbourne

     I cannot move, my fingers they are all even in a knot                                                             14 May 1966, Liverpool

     I cannot move, my fingers they are all tied in a knot                                                              20 May 1966, Edinburgh

     I cannot move, my fingers they’re all in a tiding knot                                                             21 May 1966, Newcastle

     I can’t move too good                                                                                            Mid May 2021, On Shadow Kingdom

     I cannot move so well, my fingers are all in a knot                                                                     1 May 1970, NMRS#1

     I cannot move so good today, my fingers are all wrapped up in a knot              11 Feb 1974, Oakland, California

     I cannot move to well, my fingers they're all up in a knot                                                    17 April 1976, Clearwater

I don't have the strength to get up and take another shot

     I do not have the strength to get up and take another shot                                                     2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     I don't have the strength to get up and get another shot                                                            1 May 1970, NMRS#1

And my best friend my doctor won’t even say what it is I’ve got

     And the doctor who's my best friend won’t even tell me what it is I’ve got                            2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     And my good friend the doctor won't even say what it is I got                                           29 July 1965, H61RRS #5

     And my best friend the doctor, he won’t even tell me what it is I’ve got                             21 May 1966, Newcastle

     And my best friend my doctor won’t say what it is that I’ve got                                                 1 May 1970, NMRS#1

 

Sweet Melinda, the peasants call her the goddess of gloom

She speaks good English and she invites you up into her room

And you’re so kind and careful not to go to her too soon

And she takes your voice and leaves you howling at the moon

     And later on you're left howling at the moon                                                                              2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     And she steals your voice and leaves you howling at the moon                                       29 July 1965, H61RRS #5

     And leaves you screaming at the moon                                                                                     12 Dec 1965, San José

     And she steals your voice and leaves you screaming at the moon                                       16 May 1966, Sheffield

     And she takes your voice and leaves you screaming at the moon                                     21 May 1966, Newcastle

     She steals your voice and leaves you scowling at the moon                                                   11 Feb 1974, Oakland

 

Up on Housing Project Hill, it’s either fortune or fame

You must pick one or the other, though neither of them are what they claim

     You must pick one or the other, neither of them are what they claim                                      1 May 1970, NMRS#1

     You must pick one or the other, but neither of them are to be what they claim              29 July 1965, H61RRS #5

If you’re lookin’ to get silly you better go back to from where you came

     If you’re lookin’ to get silly you better beat it on go back to from where you came               11 Feb 1974, Oakland

     If you’re lookin’ to get silly you better getting on back to from where you came                        9 Feb 1974, Seattle

     If you're lookin' to get silly, get on back to from where you came                      14 Feb 1974, Inglewood afternoon

Because the cops don’t need you and man they expect the same

     Because the cops don’t need you here and man they expect the same                               2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

 

Now all the authorities they just stand around and boast

How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms in to leaving his post

     How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms up in leaving his post                                       2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms to getting up and to leave his post            29 July 1965, H61RRS #5

     How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms in to getting up and leaving his post           12 May 1965, Newcastle

And pickin' up Angel who just arrived here from the coast

     To go bust Angel who just arrived here from the coast                                                            2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     And pickin' up Angel who just arrived down here from the coast                                      29 July 1965, H61RRS #5

     And pickin' up Angel who just arrived from the coast                                                          17 May 1966, Manchester

     And poking up Angel who just here arrived from the coast                                                       26 May 1966, London

     And piking up Angel who just got here from the coast                                         14 Feb 1974, Inglewood afternoon

Who looked so fine at first but left here looking just like a ghost

     Who looked so fine at first but left looking just like a ghost                                                17 May 1966, Manchester

     [???] but left to be just like a ghost                                                                            11 Feb 1974, Oakland, California

 

I started out on burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff

     I started out on burgundy then I hit the harder stuff                                                   28 Aug 1965, Forrest Hills, NYC

     Then I started on burgundy, soon hit the harder stuff                                                                 1 May 1970, NMRS#1

Everybody said they’d stand behind me when the game got rough

     Everybody said they'd be behind me when the game got rough                                       29 July 1965, H61RRS #5

     Everybody said they’re right behind me when the game got rough               Mid May 2021, On Shadow Kingdom

     But the [game] get rough when the game finally got rough                                                       1 May 1970, NMRS#1

     Everybody said they’re right behind me when the game got a little too rough     31 Jan 1974, New York City eve

     Everybody said they’re right behind me when the game got a little bit rough                        11 Feb 1974, Oakland

     Everybody said they’re right behind me if the game got rough                                      4 Feb 1974, Los Angeles aft

     Everybody said they’re be right there when the game got rough                                  15 April 1976, Clearwater#1

     Everybody said they’re be right there when the game got too rough                                  14 June 1981, Columbia

But the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to bluff

     But it was all a laugh because there was no one there to call my bluff                                 2 Aug 1965, H61RS #3

     But it was all a big laugh, there was nobody even there to call my bluff                          29 July 1965, H61RRS #5

     But the joke was on me, there was nobody even to call my bluff                                      26 Feb 1966, Hempstead

     Yes, but the joke was on me, there was nobody even there to call my bluff                     20 May 1966, Edinburgh

     Everybody was my friend but the going got tough                                                                      1 May 1970, NMRS#1

     There was nobody even there to call my bluff                                                                9 Jan 1974, Toronto, Canada

     But the joke was all on me, there was nobody even there to call my bluff          14 Jan 19174, Boston, Afternoon

     But the joke was on me, there was no one even there to call my bluff                         15 April 1976, Clearwater#1

     But the joke was on me, there was, wasn't even anybody there to bluff                            14 June 1981, Columbia

I’m going back to New York City, I do believe I’ve had enough

     I’m going back to New York City, I believe I’ve had almost enough                                         1 May 1970, NMRS#1

 

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues. 650802#1-#16, 650828, 650903, 651030inc, 651212, 660226, 660413, 660419, 660420, 660429frag, 660501, 660505, 660506, 660510, 660511, 660512, 660514, 660515, 660516, 660517Sndchck, 660517, 660519, 660520, 660521, 660524, 660526, 660527, 700501#1, 740104, 740109, 740110, 740211, 740114aft, 740131eve, 740209eve, 740214aft, 740214eve, 760415#1#2, 760417, 780715, 780929, 810614

 

 

Queen Jane Approximately (Bob Dylan)

First performed 2 August 1965, New York City, New York

 

2 August 1965, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studios, Studio A,The 5th Highway 61 Revisited session #7. Released on Highway 61 Revisited

 

When your mother sends back all your invitations and your father to your sister he explains

That you’re tired of yourself and all your creations

Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane? Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

 

Now when all of the flower ladies want back what they have lent you and the smell of their roses does not remain

And all of your children start to resent you

Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane? Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

 

Now, when all of the clowns that you have commissioned have died in battle or in vain

And you're sick of all this repetition

Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane? Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

 

Oh, when all of your advisors heave their plastics at your feet to convince you of your pain

Trying to prove that your conclusions should be more drastic

Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane? Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

 

Now when all of the bandits that you turned your other cheek to all lay down their bandanas and complain

And you want somebody you don't have to speak to

Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane? Ah, won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

 

VARIATIONS Queen Jane Approximately. Compared with the take released on Highway 61 Revisited. The 5th Highway 61 Revisited session #7

 

When your mother sends back all your invitations and your father to your sister he explains

     When your mother rips up all your invitations  and your father to your sister he explains      2-8-1965, H61RS #2

That you’re tired of yourself and all your creations

     That you’re tired of yourself and your creations                                                                        2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane? Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

 

Now when all of the flower ladies want back what they have lent you

     Now when the flower ladies want back what they have lent you                                            2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

And the smell of their roses does not remain

     And the smelling of the roses does not remain                                                                         2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

And all of your children start to resent you

     And all of your children turn against you                                                                                     2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

     And all of your children they resent you                                                                                      2 Aug 1965, H61RS #5

Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane? Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

 

Now, when all of the clowns that you have commissioned have died in battle or in vain

And you're sick of all this repetition

Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane? Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

 

Oh, when all of your advisors heave their plastics

     And when all of your advisors start to neglect you                                           Mid May 2021, On Shadow Kingdom

At your feet to convince you of your pain

     And you cannot convince them of your pain                                                     Mid May 2021, On Shadow Kingdom

Trying to prove that your conclusions should be more drastic

     And you want someone to protect you                                                               Mid May 2021, On Shadow Kingdom

Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane? Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

 

Now when all of the bandits that you turned your other cheek to

….. When all the vandalists that you turned your other cheek to                        Mid May 2021, On Shadow Kingdom

All lay down their bandanas and complain

And you want somebody you don't have to speak to

Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane? Ah, won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

 

Queen Jane Approximately. 19650802#2#5#7           2021MidMay

 

 

Ballad Of A Thin Man (Bob Dylan)

First performed 2 August 1965, New York City, New York

 

2 August 1965, New York City, New York, Columbia Recording Studios, Studio A,The 5th Highway 61 Revisited session #3. Released on Highway 61 Revisited

 

You walk into the room, with your pencil in your hand

You see somebody naked and you say, who is that man?

You try so hard but you don’t understand

Just what you’ll will say when you get home

Because something is happening here but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

You raise up your head and you ask, Is this where it is?

And somebody points to you and says, It’s his

And you say, what’s mine?, and somebody else says, Where what is?

And you say, oh my God, am I here all alone?

But something is happening and you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

You hand in your ticket and you go watch the geek

Who immediately walks up to you when he hears you speak

And says, how does it feel to be such a freak?

And you say, Impossible, as he hands you a bone

And something is happening here but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

You have many contacts among the lumberjacks to get you facts

When someone attacks your imagination

But nobody has any respect, anyway they already expect you to all give a check

To tax-deductible charity organizations

 

Ah, you’ve been with the professors and they’ve all liked your looks

With great lawyers you have discussed lepers and crooks

You’ve been through all of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s books

You’re very well read, it’s well known

But something is happening here, and you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

Well, the sword swallower, he comes up to you and then he kneels

He crosses himself and then he clicks his high heels

And without further notice he asks you how it feels

And he says, Here is your throat back, thanks for the loan

And you know something is happening, but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

Now you see this one-eyed midget shouting the word NOW

And you say, for what reason? and he says, how?

And you say, what does this mean? and he screams back, You’re a cow

Give me some milk or else go home

And you know something is happening but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

Well, you walk into the room like a camel and then you frown

You put your eyes in your pocket and your nose on the ground

There ought to be a law against you comin’ around

You should be made to wear earphones

'Cause something is happening and you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

VARIATIONS Ballad of a thin man. Compared with the take released on Highway 61 Revisited. Recorded 2 August 1965, the 5th Highway 61 Revisited session #3

 

You walk into the room, with your pencil in your hand

     You come intothe room with your pencil in your hand                                                        2 June 1978, Los Angeles

You see somebody naked and you say, who is that man?

     You see someone naked and you ask, who is that man?                                                       2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

You try so hard but you don’t understand

     You're trying hard but you don’t understand                                                                              2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

Just what you’ll will say when you get home

     Just what you’ll gonna say when you get home                                                                           11 May 1966, Cardiff

Because something is happening here but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

You raise up your head and you ask, Is this where it is?

     Now, you raise up your head and you ask, Is this where it is?                                               2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

     You walk in so politely and say, Is this where it is?                                                   28 Aug 1965, Forrest Hills, NYC

     You walk in your head, you ask, Is this where it is?                                                                     4 Jan 1974, Chicago

     You raise up your head, say, Is this where it is?                                                                          10 Jan 1974, Toronto

     You come in through the back door and you say, Is this where it is                                            28 Feb 1978, Tokyo

     You sneak in through the window and you say, Is this where it is                                              1 March 1978,Tokyo

     You crawl through a window and he says, Is this where it is                                                      2 March 1978, Tokyo

     You crawl through the back door and you say, Is this where it is                                            20 June 1978, London

     You sneak through the back door and you say, Is this where it is                                     23 June 1978, Rotterdam

     You [???] through the back door and you say, Is this where it is                                       15 July 1978, Camberley

     You come in through the side door, say is this where it is                                                       19 Sep 1978, Montreal

     You slip through the side door and you say, I this where it is                                                   20 Oct 1978, Richfield

     You sneak through the side door and you say, Is this where it is                                              10 Nov 1978, Seattle

     You slip through the back door, say, Is this where it is                                                            10 Dec 1978, Charlotte

     You walk in through the back door, you say, is this where it is                                                27 June 1980, London

     You walk in to the [restaurant], say is this where it is                                                               4 Nov 1981, Cincinnati

     You walk in through the back door, you say, is this where it is                                                12 Nov 1981, Houston

And somebody points to you and says, It’s his

     Somebody points to you and says, It’s his                                                                                 2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

     Somebody points his finger at you and says, it’s his                                                                29 Oct 1975, Falmouth

And you say, what’s mine?, and somebody else says, where what is

     You say, what’s mine? and somebody else says, where what is                                           2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

     And you say, what’s mine? somebody else says, what is?                                                  20 May 1966, Edinburgh

     You say, what's mine, someone else says, where what is                                                  4 July 1981, Birmingham

And you say, oh my God, am I here all alone

     Oh my God, am I here all alone                                                                                                 10 July 1981, Drammen

But something is happening and you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

You hand in your ticket and you go watch the geek

     Now, you hand in your ticket to go watch the geek                                                                   2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

     You hand in your money to go watch the geek                                                                             13 Apr 1966, Sydney

     You hand in your ticket to go meet the geek                                                                   9 Feb 1974, Seattle, evening

     You hand in your ticket to go see the geek                                                           14 Feb 1974, Inglewood afternoon

Who immediately walks up to you when he hears you speak

     Who something comes up to you when he hears you speak                 28 Aug 1965, Forrest Hills, New York City

     Who suddenly walks up to you when he hears you speak                                                  3 Sep 1965, Los Angeles

     Who walks up to you when he hears you speak                                                             9 Feb 1974, Seattle, evening

And says, how does it feel to be such a freak

     And he says, how does it feel to be such a freak                                                                      2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

     Saying, how does it feel to be such a freak                                                                               14 May 1966, Liverpool

     Asking, how does it feel to be such a freak                                                                                 1 July 1978, Nürnberg

And you say, Impossible, as he hands you a bone

     You say, Impossible, as he hands you a bone                                                                          2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

And something is happening here but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

You have many contacts among the lumberjacks to get your facts

     Now, you have many contacts among the lumberjacks, to get your facts                            2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

     You have many contacts out there among the lumberjacks to get your facts                            5 May 1966, Dublin

When someone attacks your imagination

But nobody has any respect

Anyway they already expect you to all give a check

     In fact, they expect you to give you a check                                                                              2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

     Anyway, they already expect you to sign over a check                                 28-8-1965 Forrest Hills, New York City

     Anyway, they just expect you take your check and give it                                                      16 May 1966, Sheffield

     Anyway, they already expect you just to give away your check                                        12 May 1966, Manchester

     Anyway, they already expect you just to take your check over                                               19 May 1966, Glasgow

     Anyway, they just expect you to give your check                                                                             24 May 1966, Paris

     Anyway, they already expect you just to sign over a check                                                      26 May 1966, London

     Anyway, they already just expect you do to take your checks and give it                               27 May 1966, London

     Anyway, they already expect you to just sign a royal check                                                          9 jan 1974, Toronto

     They just already expect you to give your check                                                       31 Jan 1974, New York City eve

     Anyway, they expect you to give your check                                                                           13 Feb 1974, Inglewood

     Anyway they can't connect, because can't make a spec                                                         29 Oct 1975, Falmouth

     Anyway, they just expect you to hand over your check                                                    ?? Jan 1978, Santa Monica

     Anyway, the just expect you to sign your check                                                                         20 June 1978, London

     Anyway they just [came to wait] when you sing your check to                                           23 June 1978, Rotterdam

To tax-deductible charity organizations

 

Ah, you’ve been with the professors and they’ve all liked your looks

     Ah, you’ve been with professors and they’ve liked your looks                                                2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

With great lawyers you have discussed lepers and crooks

     With great scholars you have discussed lepers and crooks                                              29 or 31 Oct 1965, Boston

     Great lawyers and scholars, you discussed lepers and crooks                                                   10 May 1966, Bristol

You’ve been through all of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s books

You’re very well read, it’s well known

     Ah, you’re well read and it’s very well-known                                                                            2 Aug 1965, H61RS #2

     You’re very well read, yes, it’s well known                                                                                        24 May 1966, Paris

But something is happening here, and you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

Well, the sword swallower, he comes up to you and then he kneels

     The sword swallower walks up to you and then he kneels                                                     14 May 1966, Liverpool

     The sword swallower steps up to you and then he kneels                                                         10 Jan 1974, Toronto

     You've seen the sword swallower walk up to you and kneel                                                    27 June 1980, London

He crosses himself and then he clicks his high heels

And without further notice he asks you how it feels

     And without further notice he tells you how it feels                                                                       13 Apr 1966, Sydney

     And you say [???] further notice he ask you how it feels                                                          27 June 1980, London

And he says, here is your throat back, thanks for the loan

     And he says, here is your mouth back, thanks for the loan                                                           5 May 1966, Dublin

     And he says, here is your mouth back, thank you for the loan                                                 16 May 1966, London

     And says, what did you say, here is your throat back, thanks for the lone                     15 Nov 1978, Los Angeles

And you know something is happening, but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

Now you see this one-eyed midget shouting the word, now

     The one-eyed midget calling the word, Now                                                                          4 July 1981, Birmingham

     The one-eyed midget shouting the word, now                                                                         10 July 1981, Drammen

And you say, for what reason and he says, how?

And you say, what does this mean and he screams back, you’re a cow

     And you say, good God, what does this mean and he screams back,                            29 or 31 Oct 1965, Boston

     And you say, oh, my God, what does that mean? and he screams back                            14 May 1966, Liverpool

Give me some milk or else go home

And you know something is happening but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

Well, you walk into the room like a camel and then you frown

     You crawl into the room like a camel and then you frown                                                     13 Feb 1974, Inglewood

     You crawl through the back door and you, like a camel and you frown                                  1 July 1978, Nürnberg

You put your eyes in your pocket and your nose on the ground

     You put your eyes in your pocket and your nose inside the ground                                             5 May 1966, Dublin

     You put your eyes in your pocket, your nose into the ground                                                    11 May 1966, Cardiff

There ought to be a law against you comin’ around

     There ought to be an ordonnance against you coming around                                                 10 Jan 1974, Toronto

You should be made to wear earphones

     You should be made to be carrying at all times a telephone                                                      13 Apr 1966, Sydney

     You should be made to be wearing at all times a telephone                                                         5 May 1966, Dublin

     You should be made to be wearing a telephone                                                                         27 May 1966, London

     Next time you do Please remember first don’t forget you got to remember to telephone       9-8-2011, Evansville

     You should be made to be carrying at all times a earphones                                        3 Jan 1974, Chicago, Illinois

     You got to call up on the telephone                                                                                     ?? Jan 1978, Santa Monica

     You got to be made to be wearing a telephone                                                                              28 Feb 1978, Tokyo

'Cause something is happening and you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?

 

CHORUSLINE

 

Because something is happening here but you don’t know what it is

But something is happening here, and you don’t know what it is

Now you’re positive something is happening and you wish you knew  what to do about it         13 Apr 1966, Sydney

And now you’re positive something is happening                                                                     1 May 1966, Copenhagen

but you know something is happening and you don’t know what it is                                                5 May 1966, Dublin

but you know something is happening here, it’s just that you don’t know what it is                        5 May 1966, Dublin

Then you really know something is happening now but you don’t know what it is                         6 May 1966, Belfast

and now you're positive something is happening and you whish you knew what it was,              6 May 1966, Belfast

because you know something is happening but you don’t know what it is,                               16 May 1966, Sheffield

but you know by that that something is happening and you don’t know what it is                    16 May 1966, Sheffield

but something still is happening, and you don’t know what it is                                                  16 May 1966, Sheffield

and you know something is happening now, but you still don’t know what it is                        16 May 1966, Sheffield

and you see something happening but you don’t know what is is,                                         16 May 1966, Manchester

and now you're positive something is happening and you better find out what it is,                 19 May 1966, Glasgow

and you begin to really know something is happening and you wish you knew what it        20 May-1966, Edinburgh

and you're positive something is happening and you know you know you gotta find out what it is,        20 May 1966

but you know something is happening, it’s just that you don’t know what it is, isn’t that right      21 May 1966, Newc

but still something is happening, and you don’t know what it is                                                 21 May1966, Newcastle

and you know something is happening, but you don’t know what it is                                                           21 May1966

and now you know something is happening, and it’s happening to you, isn’t it                       21 May1966, Newcastle

and you're positive something is happening and you know you must find out what it is       21 May 1966, Newcastle

but something is happening and you got nothing to do with it and you don’t know what that is    24 May 1966, Paris

you immediate begin to wonder what’s happening, why it don’t include you                                    24 May 1966, Paris

and now you know something is happening, and it’s happening without you, isn’t it                  26 May1966, London

you really know something is happening and you got to find out what is                                     26 May 1966, London

something is still happening now, it’s happening without you, ain’t it Mister Jones                    27 May 1966, London

then you really know for sure, something is happening but you don't know                     3 Jan 1974, Chicago, Illinois

Do you Mr. Jones

     Ain’t it Mister Jones                                                                                                                          27 May 1966, London

 

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