John Wesley Harding recording session 3, Nashville TN - 29.nov.1967, album version
Dear landlord please don't put a price on my soul
My burden is heavy, my dreams are beyond control
When that steamboat whistle blows, i'm gonna give you all i got to give
An' i do hope you'll receive it well, depending on the way you feel that you live.
Dear landlord please heed these words that i speak
I know you've suffered much but in this you are not so unique
All of us at times we might work to hard to have it too fast and too much
An' anyone can fill his life up with things he can see but he just cannot touch.
Dear landlord please don't dismiss my case
I'm not about to argue, i'm not about to move to no other place
Now each of us has his own special gift an' you know this was meant to be true
An' if you don't underestimate me, i won't underestimate you.