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Belle Isle

Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan © 1970 Big Sky Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


3 Mar 1970
cd imgSELF PORTRAIT
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971]

  Self Portrait recording session 4, Columbia Studios, NYC - 3.mar.1970  

One evenin' for pleasure 
I rambled to view the fair fields all alone
Down by the banks of Loch Erin 
Where beauty an' pleasure were known
I spied a fair maid at her labor 
Which caused me to stay for a while
An' i thought of a goddess of beauty
The bloomin' bright star of bright isle.

I humbled myself to her beauty 
"Fair maiden where do you belong?
Are you from heaven descended 
Abidin' in Cupid's fair throng."
"Young man i will tell you a secret
It's true i'm a maid that is poor
And to part from my vows and my promise 
Is more that my heart can endure.
Therefore i'll remain at my service 
And go through all my hardship and toil
And wait for the life that has left me 
All alone on the banks of Belle Isle."

"Young maiden i which not to banter
'T'is true i've come here in disguise
I came here to fulfill our last promise 
An' hoped to give you a surprise
I own you're a maid i love dearly 
An' you've been in my heart all the while
For me there is no other damsel 
Than my bloomin' bright star of Belle Isle."  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

3 Mar 1970 1 SELF PORTRAIT
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971]