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Down In The Flood 1

(Crash On The Levee)

Bob Dylan © 1967, 1975 Dwarf Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


May/Oct 1967
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
cd imgA TREE WITH ROOTS (T-731)
cd imgTHE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 3 (T-222)

  The Basement Tapes - may/october 1967, #1  

Crash on the levee mama, water's gonna overflow
Swamps gonna rise, no boats gonna row
Now you can train on down to William's point
You can bust your feet, you can rock this joint
But oh mama, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now
You gonna have to find yourself another good friend somehow.

Now don't you try 'n' move me, you just gonna lose
There's a crash on the levee, mama, you been refused
Well, it's sugar for sugar, salt for salt
If you go down in the flood, it's your own true fault
Oh ma, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now
You gonna have to find yourself another good friend somehow.

Well the high tide's risin', mama don't you let me down
Pack up your suitcase, mama don't you make a sound
Well it's king for king, queen for queen 
It's gonna be the meanest flood that anybody seen
Oh mama, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now
Yes, you gonna have to find yourself another good friend somehow.
    

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Down In The Flood 2


May/Oct 1967
cd imgTHE BASEMENT TAPES
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE #2
cd imgMIXIN' UP THE MEDICINE: THE SAFETY TAPE (T-1034)
cd imgA TREE WITH ROOTS #2 (T-731)
cd imgTHE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 3 #2 (T-222)
cd imgGREAT WHITE WONDER Part 2 (vinyl bootleg)
cd imgLITTLE WHITE WONDER (vinyl bootleg)

  The Basement Tapes - may/october 1967, #2  

Crash on the levee mama, water's gonna overflow
Swamps gonna rise, no boats gonna row
Now you can train on down to William's point
You can bust your feet, you can rock this joint
But oh mama, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now
You gonna have to find yourself another best friend somehow.

Now don't you try 'n' move me, you just gonna lose
There's a crash on the levee an' mama you been refused
An' it's sugar for sugar an' salt for salt 
If you go down in the flood, it's gonna be your fault
Oh mama, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now
Yes, you gonna have to find yourself another best friend somehow.

Well, the high tide's risin', mama don't  you let me down
Pack up your suitcase, mama don't you make a sound
Now it's king for king, queen for queen
That's gonna be the meanest flood that anybody seen
Oh mama, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now
Yes you gonna have to find yourself another best friend somehow.
    

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Down In The Flood 3


24 Sep 1971
cd imgGREATEST HITS Vol. 2

  Greatest Hits Vol. 2 session, Columbia Studio B, NYC - 24.sep.1971, take 1 or 2  

Crash on the levee mama, water's gonna overflow
Swamps gonna rise an' no boats gonna row
You can train on down to William's point
You can bust your feet, you can rock this joint
But oh mama, you gonna miss your best friend now
You're gonna have to find yourself another best friend somehow.

Now don't you try 'n' move me, mama you just gonna lose
There's been a crash on the levee an' mama you been refused
Well it's king for king, queen for queen 
It's gonna be the meanest flood that anybody has ever seen
Oh mama, you gonna miss your best friend now
You gonna have to find yourself another best friend somehow.

Well the high tide's risin', mama don't  you let me down
Pack up your suitcase mama don't you make a sound
Well, it's sugar for sugar an'it's salt for salt
If you go down in the flood, it's gonna be your fault
Oh mama, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now
You gonna have to find yourself another best friend somehow.
    

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Down In The Flood 4


16 July 2002
cd imgMASKED AND ANONYMOUS Soundtrack

  Masked & Anonymous session - 22 july 2002  

Crash on the levee, water's gonna overflow
Swamps gonna rise, no boats gonna row
Can train on down to William's point
You can bust your feet, you can rock this joint
But eh, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now
You'll have to find yourself another best friend somehow.

High tide's risin', mama don't you make it [...] sound
There's been a crash on the levee an' mama don't you let me down
Sugar for sugar, salt for salt
If you go down in the flood, it's gonna be your fault
Eh, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now
You gonna have to find yourself another best friend somehow.

Don't you try an' move me, mama you just gonna lose
There's a crash on the levee an' mama you been refused
King for king, queen for queen 
It's gonna be the meanest flood that anybody has ever seen
Eh, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now
You gonna have to find yourself another best friend somehow.
    

 Recording dates & record list

May/Oct 1967 2 THE BASEMENT TAPES
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE #2
MIXIN' UP THE MEDICINE: THE SAFETY TAPE (b)
A TREE WITH ROOTS (b) #2
THE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 3 (b) #2
GREAT WHITE WONDER Part 2 (vb)
LITTLE WHITE WONDER (vb)
May/Oct 1967 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
A TREE WITH ROOTS (b)
THE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 3 (b)
24 Sep 1971 3 GREATEST HITS Vol. 2
31 Mar 1995 BOB'S FULL HOUSE BRIXTON III (b)
27 May 1995 LOUD AND STRONG (b)
21 June 1995 THE PEDLAR NOW SPEAKS (b)
20 Apr 1996 THE MAINE EVENT (b)
Sep 2000 SCEWG 2000 COMPILATION (b)
16 July 2002 4 MASKED AND ANONYMOUS Soundtrack