prev next
home  B
 | 1 | 2 |

Big River 1

Johnny Cash

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


May/Oct 1967
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
cd imgA TREE WITH ROOTS (T-731)
cd imgTHE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 5 (T-224)

May/Oct 1967
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE #2
cd imgA TREE WITH ROOTS #2 (T-731)

  The Basement Tapes - may/october 1967, #1  
  The Basement Tapes - may/october 1967, #2  

[Well, i taught weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry
And i showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
But the tears i've shed for that woman are gonna flood you, Big River
And i'm gonna sit right here until I die.]

[Well, i] taught weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry
I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
But the tears i've shed for that woman are gonna flood you, Big River
And I'm gonna sit right here until I die.

Well, I met her accidentally in St Paul, Minnesota
And she tore me up every time I heard her drawl, southern drawl
Now, I heard my dream way back down stream, cavorting in Davonport
And I followed you, Big River, when you called.

Well, they took me on down to St Louis, later on down the river
Frieda said she'd been here but she's gone, boy she's gone
Well, I found her trail in Memphis but she just walked up the block
She raised a few eye-brows as she walked down alone.

Why won't you better die by Baton Rouge, River Queen, rolling on
Take that woman on down to New Orleans, New Orleans
But won't I have had enough, left my blues gone down in the gulf
She loves you, Big River, more than me.  up
    

home  B
 | 1 | 2 |

Big River 2


18 Feb 1969
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 15: TRAVELIN' THRU 1967-1969

18 Feb 1969
cd imgTHE DYLAN/CASH SESSIONS (T-351)
cd imgMEETS GEORGE HARRISON AND JOHNNY CASH (T-126)

  DYLAN/CASH recording session, Nashville TN - 18.feb.1969, take 1  
  DYLAN/CASH recording session, Nashville TN - 18.feb.1969, take 2  

Two different takes 

Now, I taught weeping willow how to cry (cry, cry)
Then i showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
But the tears I've cried for that woman are gonna flood you, Big River
And I'm gonna sit right here until I die.

I met her accidentally in St Paul, Minnesota
And it tore me up every time I heard her drawl, southern drawl
And I heard my dream way back downstream cavorting in Davonport
And I followed you Big River, when you called.

They took me on down to St Louis, later on down the river
Frieda said she'd been here but she's gone, boy she's gone
I found her trail in Memphis but she just walked up the block
She raised a few eye-brows an' went on down alone.

Now won't you better die by Baton Rouge, River Queen, rollin' on
Take that woman on down to New Orleans, New Orleans
Won't I've had enough, left my blues down in the gulf  
She loves you Big River, more than me.

Now I taught weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
And the tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you, Big River
And I'm gonna sit right here until I die.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

May/Oct 1967 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
A TREE WITH ROOTS (b)
THE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 5 (b)
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE #2
A TREE WITH ROOTS (b) #2
18 Feb 1969 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 15: TRAVELIN' THRU 1967-1969
THE DYLAN/CASH SESSIONS (b)
MEETS GEORGE HARRISON AND JOHNNY CASH (b)