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Baby Let Me Follow You Down 1

Traditional (Ric Von Schmidt), arranged by Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


20 Nov 1961
cd imgBOB DYLAN
cd imgBIOGRAPH
cd imgFOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG (T-286)

  Bob Dylan recording session 1, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 20.nov.1961  

I first heard this from Eric Von Schmidt, he lives in Cambridge.
Ric's a blues guitar player  
I met him one day in the green pastures of Harvard University

Baby let me follow you down
Baby let me follow you down
Well i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me follow you down.

Can i come home with you
Baby can i come home with you
Yes i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me come home with you.

Baby let me follow you down
Baby let me follow you down
Well i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me follow you down
Yes i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me follow you down
    

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Baby Let Me Follow You Down 2


29 Jan 1962
cd imgTHE MCKENZIE TAPES - HOME RECORDINGS 1961-62
cd imgI WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 3 (Do It The Old Way!) (T-676)

  First McKenzie tape part 1, Home of Eve and Mac McKenzie, NYC - 23.nov.1962  

Baby let me follow you down,
baby let me follow you down,
I'd do anything in this godalmighty world
If you just let me follow you down.

Can I come home with you,
Baby can I come home with you?
Well I'd do anything in this godalmighty world
If you just let me come home with you.

I'm gonna buy you a ring,
I'm gonna buy you a diamond ring.
Well I'd do anything in this godalmighty world
And I'll buy you a diamond ring.
    

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Baby Let Me Follow You Down 3


22 Dec 1961
cd imgTHE MINNESOTA TAPES (T-318)
cd imgTHE MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL TAPE & THE GASLIGHT CAFE
cd imgBLIND BOY GRUNT (vinyl bootleg)
cd imgPORTRAIT (vinyl bootleg)

  The Minnesota Hotel Tape: Home of Bonnie Beecher, Minneapolis MN - 22.dec.1961  

Baby let me follow you down
Baby let me follow you down
Well i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me follow you down.

Baby let me follow you down
Baby let me follow you down
Well i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me follow you down.

I'll do anything for you
I'll do anything in this world for you
Well i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me follow you down.

I'll buy you a diamond ring
I'll buy you a weddin' gown
I'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me follow you down.
    

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Baby Let Me Follow You Down 4


9 Oct 1962
cd imgTHE ROAR OF A WAVE (T-966)
cd imgPARANOID BLUES (T-106)

  Billy Faier Show, WBAI-FM radio, NYC - 9.oct.1962  

Baby let me follow you down,
baby let me follow you down,
I'd do anything in this godalmighty world
If you just let me follow you down.

Can I come home with you,
Baby can I come home with you?
I'd do anything in this godalmighty world
If you just let me come home with you.

I want to be your man,
Baby, I want to be your man.
I'd do anything in this godalmighty world
If you just would understand.

I'll buy you a diamond ring,
Baby I'll buy you a wedding gown.
I'd do anything in this godalmighty world
If you just let me follow you down.

Baby let me follow you down,
baby let me follow you down.
And I'd do anything in this godalmighty world
If you just let me follow you down.
Yes I'd do anything in this godalmighty world
If you just let me follow you down.
    

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Baby Let Me Follow You Down 5


Jan 1964
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 THE WITMARK DEMOS
cd imgTHROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (T-378)

  Witmark demo, NYC - december 1962  

Baby let me follow you down
Baby let me follow you down
Lord i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me follow you down.

Can i come home with you?
Baby can i come home with you?
And i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me come home with you.

I'll buy you a diamond ring
I'll buy you a weddin' gown
And i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me follow you down.

Baby let me follow you down
Baby let me follow you down
And i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me follow you down.

I just want you to understand
Baby please understand
Well i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me be your man.

Baby let me follow you down
Baby let me follow you down
And i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me follow you down.
Yes, i'll do anythin' in this god almighty world
If you just let me follow you down.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

20 Nov 1961 1 BOB DYLAN
BIOGRAPH
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
THE BOOTLEG (b)
22 Dec 1961 3 THE MINNESOTA TAPES (b)
THE MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL TAPE & THE GASLIGHT CAFE
BLIND BOY GRUNT (vb)
PORTRAIT (vb)
29 Jan 1962 2 THE MCKENZIE TAPES - HOME RECORDINGS 1961-62
I WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 3 (Do It The Old Way!) (b)
9 Oct 1962 4 THE ROAR OF A WAVE (b)
PARANOID BLUES (b)
Jan 1964 5 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 THE WITMARK DEMOS
THROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (b)
4 Dec 1965 LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR (b)
13 Apr 1966 HAPPY DYLENNIUM (b)
19 Apr 1966 BOB DYLAN'S DREAM Vol. 1 (b)
14 May 1966 A WEEK IN THE LIFE (b) #2
15 May 1966 LEICESTER '66 (b)
17 May 1966 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 4 BOB DYLAN LIVE 1966
LIVE IN ENGLAND MAY 1966 (b)
A WEEK IN THE LIFE (b)
GUITARS KISSING & THE CONTEMPORARY FIX (b)
LONDON MAY 26 1966 (b)
IN 1966 THERE WAS --- (vb)
25 Nov 1976 THE LAST WALTZ The Band
25 Nov 1976 THE LAST WALTZ The Band #2