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If You See Her, Say Hello 1

Bob Dylan © 1974 Ram's Horn Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


30 Dec 1974
cd imgBLOOD ON THE TRACKS
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #4
cd imgPURE DYLAN - AN INTIMATE LOOK AT BOB DYLAN

  Blood On The Tracks session 6, Sound 80 Studio, Minneapolis - 30.dec.1974, album version  

If you see her, say hello, she might be in Tangiers
She left here last early spring, is livin' there, i hear
Say for me that i'm all right though things get kind of slow
She might think that i've forgotten her, don't tell her it isn't so.

We had a fallin' out like lovers often will
An' to think of how she left that night, it still brings me a chill
An' though our separation it pierced me to the heart
She still lives inside of me, we've never been apart.

If you get close to her, kiss her once for me
I always have respected her for doin' what she did an' gettin' free
Oh whatever makes her happy i won't stand in the way
Though the bitter taste still lingers on from, the night i tried to make her stay.

I see a lot of people as i make the rounds
An' i hear her name here an' there as i go from town to town
An' i've never got used to it, i've just learned to turn it off
Either i'm too sensitive or else i'm gettin soft.

Sundown, yellow moon, i replay the past
I know every scene by heart they all went by so fast
If she's passin back this way i'm not that hard to find
Tell her she can look me up if she's got the time.  up
    

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If You See Her, Say Hello 2


16 Sep 1974
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #2
cd imgBLOOD ON THE TAPES (T-520)
cd imgMORE BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
cd imgBLOOD TAKES (vinyl bootleg)

16 Sep 1974
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition)

  Blood On The Tracks session 1, A & R Studios, NYC - 16.sep.1974, take 1  
  Blood On The Tracks session 1, A & R Studios, NYC - 16.sep.1974, take 2  

If you see her, say hello, she might be in Tangiers
She left here last early spring, is livin' there, i hear
Say for me that i'm alright though new things come and go
She might think that i've forgotten her, don't tell her it isn't so.

We had a fallin' out like lovers often will
But to think of how she left that night, it still brings me a chill
An' though our separation it pierced me to the heart
She still lives inside of me, we've never been apart.

If you're making love to her, kiss her for the kid
Who always has respected her for doin' what she did
Oh i know it had to be that way, it was written in the cards
[Still/But] the bitter taste still lingers on, it all came down so hard.

I see a lot of people as i make the rounds
An' i hear her name [both] here an' there as i go from town to town
An' i've never got used to it, i've just learned to turn it off
Either i'm too sensitive or else I'm gettin' soft.

Sundown, yellow moon, i replay the past
I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast
If she's passin' back this way, i'm not that hard to find
Tell her she can look me up if she's got the time.  up
    

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If You See Her, Say Hello 3


19 Sep 1974
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #3
cd imgGENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (T-636)
cd imgBLOOD ON THE TAPES #2 (T-520)
cd imgMORE BLOOD ON THE TRACKS #2

  Blood On The Tracks session 4, A & R Studios, NYC - 19.sep.1974, take 1 remake, test pressing  

If you see her, say hello, she might be in Tangiers
She left here last early spring, is livin' there, i hear
Say for me that I'm alright though new things come and go
She might think i've forgotten her, don't tell her it isn't so.

We had a fallin' out like lovers often will
But to think of how she left that night still brings me a chill
An' though our separation it pierced me to the heart
She still lives inside of me, we've never been apart.

If you're making love to her, kiss her for the kid
Who always has respected her for doin' what she did
Oh i know it had to be that way, it was written in the cards
Still the bitter taste still lingers on, it all came down so hard.

I see a lot of people as i make the rounds
I hear her name here an' there as i go from town to town
An' i've never got used to it, i've just learned to turn it off
Either i'm too sensitive or else I'm gettin' soft.

Sundown, yellow moon, i replay the past
I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast
If she's passin' back this way, i'm not that hard to find
Tell her she can look me up if she's got the time.  up
    

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If You See Her, Say Hello 4


  alternate re-written version - spring 1976 
As on Rolling Thunder Revue 2, April/May 1976,
taken from Les Kokay's Songs of the Underground (2003)
or Andrew Muir's Troubador (Woodstock Prod., 2003) e.g. Lakeland FL April 18th, 1976 

If you see her, say hello, she might be in North Saigon
She left here in a hurry, i don't know what she was on
You might say that i'm in disarray and for me time's standing still
Oh i've never gotten over her, i don't think i ever will.

A bright light from me i saw a scattering of souls
Just one of those reckless situations which nobody controls
Well the menagerie of life goes by right before my eyes
We all do the best we can which should come as no surprise.

If you're making love to her, watch it from the rear
You'll never know when i'll be back or liable to reappear
For it's natural to dream of peace as it is for rules to break
And right now i've got not much to lose, so you'd better stay away.

Sundown, silver moon, hitting on the days
My head can't stand no more what my heart don't tolerate
Well i know she'll be back someday of that there is no doubt
And when that moment comes lord give me the strength to keep her out.  up
    

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If You See Her, Say Hello 5 (uncomplete)


Jan 1978
cd imgTHE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (T-746)
cd imgDARKNESS AT THE BREAK OF NOON #2 (T-016)
cd imgRUNDOWN TO MAGGIE #2 (T-131)

27-30 Jan 1978
cd imgTHE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES #2 (T-746)
cd imgDARKNESS AT THE BREAK OF NOON (T-016)
cd imgRUNDOWN TO MAGGIE (T-131)

  Rehearsal for the '78 Tour, Rundown Studios, Santa Monica Ca - january.1978 or april.1978  
  Rehearsal for the '78 Tour, Rundown Studios, Santa Monica Ca - 30.jan.1978  

Two slightly differents lyrics 

If you see her, say hello, she might be in Tangiers
She left here last early spring, she's livin' there, i hear
Say for me that I'm alright though things are kind of slow
[She might wonder / If she's wondered] what i'm doin' by now, just tell her that you don't know.

We had a fallin' out like lovers sometimes do
But to think of how [ / that] she left that night, it still hurts me [ / ???] through and through
An' though our situation [well / m-m] it hurts me to the bone
She's better off with someone else and i'm better off alone.

I see a lot of people as i make the rounds
And i hear her name here and there as i go from town to town
And i've never [just / ] gotten used to it but i've just learned to turn it off
Either i'm too sensitive or else I'm [ / just] gettin' soft.

Sundown, yellow moon, i replay the past
I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast
If she's passin' back this way, most likely [i'll / i will] be gone
[But if i'm not just standin' her way, it's the best that she's be gone.
 / But if i'm not, just let her go, it's best that she stay gone.]  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

16 Sep 1974 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #2
BLOOD ON THE TAPES (b)
MORE BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (b)
BLOOD TAKES (vb)
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition)
19 Sep 1974 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #3
GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b)
BLOOD ON THE TAPES (b) #2
MORE BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (b) #2
30 Dec 1974 1 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #4
PURE DYLAN - AN INTIMATE LOOK AT BOB DYLAN
Jan 1978 5 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b)
DARKNESS AT THE BREAK OF NOON (b) #2
RUNDOWN TO MAGGIE (b) #2
Jan 1978 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b) #3
27-30 Jan 1978 5 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b) #2
DARKNESS AT THE BREAK OF NOON (b)
RUNDOWN TO MAGGIE (b)
5 Feb 1994 THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (b)
3 July 1994 NAPOLEON IN RAGS (b)
28 Apr 2002 BRUSSELS 2002 (b)