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Absolutely Sweet Marie 1

Bob Dylan © 1966 by Dwarf Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


8 Mar 1966
cd imgBLONDE ON BLONDE
cd imgROCK & FOLK LE SAMPLER (CD single)

  Blonde on Blonde session 10, Columbia Music Row Studios, Nashville TN - 7.mar.1966, take 3, album version  

Well your railroad gate, you know i just can't jump it
Sometimes it gets so hard, you see
I'm just sittin' here, beatin' on my trumpet
With all those promises you left for me
But where are you tonight, sweet Marie?

Well i waited for you when i was half sick
Yes i waited for you when you hated me
Well i waited for you inside of the frozen traffic
When you knew i had some other place to be
Now where are you tonight, sweet Marie?

Well anybody can be just like me, obviously
But then on again, not too many can be like you, fortunately.

Well six white horses that you did promise
Were finally delivered down to the penitentiary
But to live outside the law, you must be honest
I know you always say that you agree 
Alright so where are you tonight, sweet Marie?

Well i dont know how it happened, but the river boat captain, he knows my fate
But everybody else, even yourself they're just gonna have to wait.

Well i got the fever down inside my pockets
The persian drunkard he follows me
Yes i can take him to your house but i can't unlock it
You see you forgot to leave me with the key
Ah where are you tonight, sweet Marie?

Well i been in jail when all the mail showed
That a man can't give his address out to bad company
An' now i stand here, lookin' at your yellow railroad
In the ruins of your balcony
Wondering where are you tonight, sweet Marie.  up
    

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Absolutely Sweet Marie 2


7 Mar 1966
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)

  Blonde on Blonde session 10, Columbia Music Row Studios, Nashville TN - 7.mar.1966, take 1  

Now the railroad gate, i just can't jump it
Sometimes it gets so hard for me, you see
And the captain there beatin' on his trumpet
He now has got the memories you left for me
But where are you tonight, sweet Marie?

Well i waited for you when i was half sick
I waited for you when you hated me
I waited for you inside of the frozen traffic
You know i had some other place to be
Now where are you tonight, sweet Marie?

Well anybody can be just like me, obviously
But hardly many can be like you, fortunately.

Well the six white horses that you did promise
Finally arrived down at the penitentiary
But to live outside of the law you must be honest
I know you always say that you agree 
So now where are you tonight, sweet Marie?

Well i don't know how it happened, but the river boat captains they all know my fate
But everybody else, even yourself, they're just gonna have to wait.

Well i got the fever down inside my pockets
The persian drunkard he follows me
I can take him to your house but i can't unlock it
You see you forgot to leave me with the key
Yeah where are you tonight, sweet Marie?

Well i been in jail when all the mail showed
That a man can't give his address out to bad company
An' now while i stand here, lookin' at your yellow railroad
Standing in the ruins of your balcony
Yes i can't help but wonder where you are, sweet Marie.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

7 Mar 1966 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)
8 Mar 1966 1 BLONDE ON BLONDE
ROCK & FOLK LE SAMPLER (single)
10 June 1988 SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES (b)
9 May 1992 SAN JOSE REVISITED (b)
16 Nov 1993 THE COMPLETE SUPPER CLUB RECORDINGS (b)
18 Nov 1994 COMPLETELY UNPLUGGED (b)
UNPLUGS IT ONCE MORE (b)
19 May 1998 SAN JOSE CALLING (b)