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Bob Dylan's Dream 1

Bob Dylan © 1963 Warner Bros. Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


24 Apr 1963
cd imgTHE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN

  The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan session 8, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 24.apr.1963, take 2, album version  

While ridin' on a train goin' west
I fell asleep for to take my rest.
I dreamed a dream that made me sad
Concernin' myself an' the first few friends i had.

With half damp eyes i stared to the room
Where my friends an' i spent many an afternoon.
Where we together weathered many a storm
Laughin' an' singin' till the early hours of the morn.

By the old wooden stove where our hats was hung
Our words was told, our songs was sung
Where we longed for nothin' an' were satisfied
Jokin' an' talkin' about the world outside.

With hungry hearts thru the heat an' cold
We never much thought we could get very old
We thought we could sit forever in fun
An' our chances really was a million to one.

As easy it was to tell black from white
It was all that easy to tell wrong from right
An' our choices they was few so the thoughts never hit
That the one road we travelled would ever shatter or split.

How many a year has passed an' gone
Many a gamble has been lost an' won
An' many a road taken by many a first friend
An' each one i've never seen again.

I wish, i wish, i wish in vain
That we could sit simply in that room again
Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat
I'd give it all gladly if our lives could be like that.  up
    

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Bob Dylan's Dream 2


8 Feb 1963
cd imgTHE BANJO TAPE & NYC TOWN HALL (T-452)
cd imgBURN SOME MORE (vinyl bootleg)

  Basement of Gerde's Folk City, NYC - 8.feb.1963  

While ridin' on a train going west
I fell asleep for to take my rest.
I dreamed a dream that made me sad
Concerning myself and the first few friends I had.

With half damp eyes I stared to the room
Where my friends and I'd spent many an afternoon.
Where my friends an' I weathered many a storm,
Laughin' and singin' till the early hours of the morn.

By the old wooden stove where our hats was hung
Our words were told, our songs were sung
[mumbling]
Making jokes about the world outside.

With hungry hearts through the heat and cold
We never much thought we could ever get old
We thought we could sit there forever in fun
But our chances really was a million to one.

How many a year has passed and gone,
An' many a gamble has been lost and won
And many a road taken by many a friend
And each one I have never, ever seen again.

I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
That we could sit simply in that room again.
Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat,
I'd give it gladly if our lives could be like that.  up
    

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Bob Dylan's Dream 3


Apr 1963
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 THE WITMARK DEMOS
cd imgTHROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (T-378)

12 Apr 1963
cd imgLIVE 1962-1966 Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections
cd imgTHE BANJO TAPE & NYC TOWN HALL #2 (T-452)
cd imgSTOLEN MOMENTS: NEW YORK TOWN HALL 12TH APRIL 1963 (T-978)
cd imgACOUSTIC SET N.Y.C. 1963 (T-109)
cd imgBLACK NITE CRASH (vinyl bootleg)

  Witmark Studio, NYC - april 1963  
  Live, Town Hall, NYC - 12.apr.1963 

While ridin' on a train goin' west
I fell asleep for to take my rest
I dreamed a dream that made me sad
Concernin' myself an' the first few friends i've had.

With half damp eyes i stared to the room
Where my friends an' i spent many an afternoon
Where we together weathered many a storm
Laughin' an' singin' till the early hours of the morn.

By the old wooden stove where our hats was hung
Our words were told, our songs was sung
Where we longed for nothin' an' were quite satisfied
Talkin' an jokin' an'  about world outside.

With hungry hearts thru the heat an' cold
We never much thought we could ever get old
We thought we could sit forever in fun
An' our chances really was a million to one.

As easy it was to tell black from white
It was all that easy to tell wrong from right
An' our choices were few and the thoughts never hit
That the one road we travelled would ever shatter and split.

How many a year has passed an' gone
An' many a gamble has been lost an' won
An' many a road taken by many a friend
An' each one i've never seen again.

I wish, i wish, i wish in vain
That we could sit simply in that room again
Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat
I'd give it all gladly if our lives could be like that.  up
    

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Bob Dylan's Dream 4


25 Apr 1963
cd imgIN THE PINES (T-645)

  Live, The Bear, Chicago IL - 25.apr.1963  

While ridin' on a train goin' west
I fell asleep for to take my rest.
I dreamed a dream that made me sad
Concernin' myself an' the first few friends i had.

With half damp eyes i stared to the room
Where my friends an' i spent many an afternoon.
Where we together weathered many a storm
Laughin' an' singin' till the early hours of the morn.

By the old wooden stove where our hats was hung
Our words was told 'n' our songs was sung
Where we longed for nothin' an' were quite satisfied
Laughin' an' talkin' about the world outside.

As easy it was to tell black from white
It was all that easy to tell wrong from right
An' our choices they was few an' the thoughts never hit
That the one road we travelled would ever shatter or split.

How many a year has passed an' gone
Many a gamble has been lost an' won
An' many a road taken by many a friend
An' each one i've never seen again.

I wish, i wish, i wish in vain
That we could sit simply in that room again
Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat
I'd give it all gladly if our lives could be like that.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

8 Feb 1963 2 THE BANJO TAPE & NYC TOWN HALL (b)
BURN SOME MORE (vb)
Apr 1963 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 THE WITMARK DEMOS
THROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (b)
12 Apr 1963 3 LIVE 1962-1966 Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections
THE BANJO TAPE & NYC TOWN HALL (b) #2
STOLEN MOMENTS: NEW YORK TOWN HALL 12TH APRIL 1963 (b)
ACOUSTIC SET N.Y.C. 1963 (b)
BLACK NITE CRASH (vb)
24 Apr 1963 1 THE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN
25 Apr 1963 4 IN THE PINES (b)
26 Apr 1963 THE ROAR OF A WAVE (b)
STUDS TERKEL'S WAX MUSEUM
26 Apr 1963 BEFORE THE FLOOD AND AFTER THE FIRE (b)
10 May 1963 IN CONCERT BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 1963
29 June 1991 THE NEVER ENDING TOUR (b)