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If You Gotta Go, Go Now 1 (uncomplete)

Bob Dylan © 1965 Warner Chapell Music, renewed 1993 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


31 Oct 1964
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 6 LIVE 1964 CONCERT AT PHILHARMONIC HALL
cd imgGENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (T-636)
cd imgALL HALLOW'S EVE & MORE (T-067)
cd imgLIVE IN NEW YORK 1964 [DOCUMENT] (T-112)

  Live, Philharmonic Hall, NYC - 31.oct.1964  

I've my Bob Dylan mask on, I'm masquerading

Listen to me, baby
There's somethin' you might see
I want to be with you, gal
If you wanna be with me.

But if you gotta go, it's alright
But if you gotta go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.

It ain't that i'm questionin' you
To take part in any quizz
It's just that i ain't got no watch
An' you keep askin' me what time it is.

So if you gotta go, it's alright
But if you gotta go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.

I am just a poor boy, baby
Lookin' to connect
But i certainly don't want you thinkin'
That i ain't got any respect.

So if you gotta go, it's alright
But if you gotta go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.

You know I'd have a guilty conscience
And I'd save a ???  too
If I kept you from anything
That you really wanna do.

So if you gotta go, it's alright
But if you gotta go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.

It ain't that i'm wantin'
Anythin' you never gave before
It's just that i'll be sleepin' soon
An' it'll be too dark for you to find the door.

So if you gotta go, it's alright
But if you gotta go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.  up
    

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If You Gotta Go, Go Now 2


13 Jan 1965
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)

  Bringing It All Back Home session 1 - 13.jan.1965, take 1  

Listen to me, baby
There's something you might see
I wanna be with you, girl
If you wanna be with me.

But if you gotta go, it's alright
But if you gotta go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.

It ain't that i'm questionin' you
To take part in any kind of quizz
It's just that i ain't got no watch
An' you keep askin' me what time it is.

So if you got to go, it's alright
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.

I am just a poor boy, baby
Tryin' to connect
But i certainly don't want you thinking
That i haven't got any respect.

So if you got to go, it's alright
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.

You know that i have nightmares
And a guilty conscience, too
If i kept you from doin' anything
That you really wanna to.

So if you got to go, it's alright
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.

It ain't that i'm askin' you
To do anything you never did before
It's just that i'll be sleeping soon
An' it'll be too dark for you to find the door.

So if you gotta go, it's alright
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you gotta stay all night.  up
    

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If You Gotta Go, Go Now 3


15 Jan 1965
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 2
cd imgGREAT WHITE WONDER (vinyl bootleg)

15 Jan 1965
cd imgTHE LONESOME SPARROW SINGS (T-349)
cd imgIN THE PINES (T-645)
cd imgMIDNIGHT TRAIN
cd imgTHIN WILD MERCURY MUSIC (T-350)
cd imgSTEALIN (vinyl bootleg)

15 Jan 1965
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #2

  Bringing It All Back Home session 3, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 15.jan.1965, take 2   
  Bringing It All Back Home session 3, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 15.jan.1965, take 3  
  Bringing It All Back Home session 3, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 15.jan.1965, take 4  

Same lyrics but with verses 2 and 3 exchanged 

Listen to me, baby
There's somethin' you might see
I wanna be with you, girl
If you wanna be with me.

But if you gotta go, it's alright
But if you gotta go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.

I am just a poor boy, baby
Tryin' to connect
But i certainly don't want you thinking
That i haven't got any respect.

So if you gotta go, it's alright
But if you gotta go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.

It ain't that i'm questionin' you
To take part in any kind of quizz
It's just that i ain't got no watch
An' you keep askin' me what time it is.

So if you gotta go, it's alright
But if you gotta go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.

It ain't that i'm wanting
Anything you never gave before
It's just that i'll be sleeping soon
An' it'll be too dark for you to find the door.

So if you gotta go, it's alright
But if you gotta go, go now
Or else you got to stay all night.  up
    

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If You Gotta Go, Go Now 4


12 May 1965
cd imgTHE LONESOME SPARROW SINGS #2 (T-349)
cd imgTHIN WILD MERCURY MUSIC #2 (T-350)

  Bluesbreakers session, Levy's recording studio, London - 12.may.1965, 1 verse  

I'll just do one verse, OK 

Listen to me, baby
There's something you must see.
I want to be with you, gal
If you want to be with me.

But if you gotta go, it's alright
If you gotta go, go now,
Or else you gotta stay all night.

Okay, we'll fade it out here, stop, fade it out, ade it out.  up
    

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If You Gotta Go, Go Now 5


1 June 1965
cd imgONE PUSH OF THE BUTTON: TV SHOWS (PART 1) (T-993)
cd imgGWW BBC BROADCAST (vinyl bootleg)

  BBC studio, London - 1.jun.1965  



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 Recording dates & record list

31 Oct 1964 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 6 LIVE 1964 CONCERT AT PHILHARMONIC HALL
GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b)
ALL HALLOW'S EVE & MORE (b)
LIVE IN NEW YORK 1964 [DOCUMENT] (b)
25 Nov 1964 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #2
27 Nov 1964 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964
13 Jan 1965 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)
15 Jan 1965 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 2
GREAT WHITE WONDER (vb)
THE LONESOME SPARROW SINGS (b)
IN THE PINES (b)
MIDNIGHT TRAIN
THIN WILD MERCURY MUSIC (b)
STEALIN (vb)
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #2
7 May 1965 NOW AIN'T THE TIME FOR YOUR TEARS (vb)
12 May 1965 4 THE LONESOME SPARROW SINGS (b) #2
THIN WILD MERCURY MUSIC (b) #2
1 June 1965 5 ONE PUSH OF THE BUTTON: TV SHOWS (PART 1) (b)
GWW BBC BROADCAST (vb)