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Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One 1

Bob Dylan © 1981 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


1 May 1979
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition) #2

  Slow Train Coming session 2, Muscle Shoals Studio, Sheffield AL - 1.may.1979, take 6  

When a man he serves the Lord, it makes his life worthwhile
It don't matter 'bout his position, it don't matter 'bout his lifestyle
Talk about perfection, i ain't never seen none
And there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one.

Sometimes the devil likes to drive you from the neighborhood
He'll even work his ways through those whose intentions are good
Some like to worship the moon, others are worshipping the sun
And there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one.

Look around ya, see so many social hypocrites
Making rules for others while they do just the opposite.

You can't get to glory by the raising and the lowering of no flag
Put your goodness next to God's and it comes out like a filthy rag
In a city of darkness there's no need of the sun
And there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one.

Done so many evil things in the name of love, it's a crying shame
Never did see no fire that could put out a flame.

Pull your hat down, baby, pull the wool down over your eyes
Keep talking, baby, 'til you run right out of alibis
Someday you'll account for the deeds that you done
And there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one.

God got the power, man has got his vanity
Man gotta choose to let God set him free
Don't you know there's nothing new that's under the sun?
Well, there ain't no man righteous, no not one.

When i'm gone i don't wonder where i be
Just say that i trusted in God and Christ was in me
Say He defeated the devil, He was God's chosen son
And there ain't no man that's righteous, no not one.  up
    

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Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One 2


16 Nov 1979
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)
cd imgYOU DON'T KNOW ME (T-309)
cd imgCONTRACT WITH THE LORD PART 1 (T-182)

  Live, Fox Warfield, San Francisco CA - 16.nov.1979  

When a man he serves the Lord, it makes his life worthwhile
It don't matter 'bout his position, don't matter 'bout his lifestyle
Talk about perfection, i ain't never seen none
And there ain't no man righteous, no not one.

Sometimes the devil likes to drive you from the neighborhood
He'll even work his ways through those whose intentions are good
Some like to worship the moon, others are worshipping the sun
And there ain't no man righteous, no not one.

Look around ya, see so many social hypocrites
Makin' rules for others while they do just the opposite.

You can't get to glory by the raising and the lowering of a flag
Put your goodness next to God's and it'll come out like a filthy rag
In a city of darkness there's no need of the sun
And there ain't no man righteous, no not one.

Done so many evil things in the name of love, it's a crying shame
Never did see no fire that could put out a flame.

Pull your hat down, baby, pull the wool down over your eyes
Keep a-talking baby, 'til you run right out of alibis
Someday you'll account for the all deeds that you have done
Now there ain't no man righteous, no not one.

When I'm gone don't wonder where I be
Just say that I trusted in God and that Christ was in me
Say he defeated the devil and he was God's chosen son
And there ain't no man righteous, no not one.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

1 May 1979 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition) #2
16 Nov 1979 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)
YOU DON'T KNOW ME (b)
CONTRACT WITH THE LORD PART 1 (b)