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Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 1

Bob Dylan © 1963 Warner Bros. Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


14 Nov 1962
cd imgTHE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN
cd imgGREATEST HITS Vol. 2
cd imgTHE BEST OF BOB DYLAN
cd imgTHE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN
cd imgDYLAN 2007

  The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan session 6, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 14.nov.1962, album version  

Well it ain't no use to sit an' wonder why babe
If you don't know by now
An' it ain't no use to sit an' wonder why babe
It will never do somehow
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window an' i'll be gone
You're the reason i'm a-travellin' on
But don't think twice, it's all right.

An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light babe
That light i never knowed
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light babe
I'm on the dark side of the road
But i wish there was something you would do or say
To try an' make me change my mind an' stay
But we never did too much talkin' anyway
But don't think twice, it's all right.

So it ain't no use in callin' out my name gal
Like you never done before
An' it ain't no use in callin' out my name gal
I can't hear you anymore
I'm a thinkin' an' a wonderin', walkin' down the road
I once loved a woman, a child i'm told
I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don't think twice, it's all right.

So long honey babe
Where i'm bound i can't tell
Goodbye's too good a word babe
So i'll just say fare thee well
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You coulda done better but i don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don't think twice, it's all right.  up
    

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Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 2


late 1962
free download from The Bob Dylan Center, Tulsa OK

 The home of Milton & Lillian Bailey, NYC - late 1962  

May 12, 2021 free download "heretofore unknown", courtesy of The Bob Dylan Center, Tulsa OK

Well it ain't no use to sit an' wonder why, babe
It don't make no difference now
An' it ain't no use to sit an' wonder why, babe
Even if you don't know by now
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window and i'll be gone
You're the reason i'm a-travellin' on
But don't think twice, it's all right.

Well it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
That light i never knowed
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
I'm on the dark side of the road
But i wish there was something you would do or say
To try an' make me change my mind an' stay
We never did too much talkin' anyway
But don't think twice, it's all right.

So it ain't no use in callin' out my name, babe
Like you never did before
An' it ain't no use in callin' out my name, babe
I can't hear you anymore
I'm a-thinkin' an' a-walkin' down the road
I once loved a woman, a child i'm told
I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don't think twice, it's all right.

So i'm walkin' down that long lonesome road, babe
Where i'm bound i can't tell
Goodbye's too good a word, gal
So i just say fare thee well
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You coulda done better but i don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don't think twice, it's all right.  up
    

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Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 3


15 Oct 1962
cd imgLIVE AT THE GASLIGHT 1962
cd imgFOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
cd imgGASLIGHT TAPES (T-104)


Live, Gaslight Cafˇ, NYC - 15.oct.1962
 

Well it ain't no use to sit an' wonder why, babe
...
An' it ain't no use to sit an' wonder why, babe
If you don't know by now
When the rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window i'll be travelin' on
You're the reason i'll be gone
But don't think twice, it's all right.

Well it ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
... maybe more
An' it ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
I can't hear you anymore
I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
To try an' make me change my mind an' stay
But we never did too much talkin' anyway
But don't think twice, 'cause it's all right.

Well it ain't no use in turnin' on your lights, babe
Lights i never knowed
An' it ain't no use in burnin' your lamp, babe
I'm on the dark side of the road
Well ... it's a lonesome travelin' down that lonesome road
I once loved a woman, a child i'm told
I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don't think twice, 'cause it's all right.

So i'm ramblin' all by myself, babe
This time maybe more
And i can't heal (?) nobody else, babe
Were you claimin'' for (?)
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You could've done better but i don't mind
Ah you just wasted my precious time
Don't think twice, 'cause it's all right.   up
    

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Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 4


Mar 1963
cd imgNO DIRECTION HOME THE SOUNDTRACK
    THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7
cd imgTHE WITMARK DEMOS 1962-1964
    THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9
cd imgTHROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (T-378)

12 Apr 1963
cd imgLIVE 1962-1966
     Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections
cd imgSTOLEN MOMENTS
     NEW YORK TOWN HALL 12TH APRIL 1963 (b) (T-978)

26 Oct 1963
cd imgUNRAVELLED TALES
    CARNEGIE HALL 26TH OCTOBER 1963 (T-992)

14 May 1964
cd img50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #1

17 May 1964
cd img50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #2

10 Oct 1964
cd img50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #3

31 Oct 1964
cd imgLIVE 1964 CONCERT AT PHILHARMONIC HALL
    THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 6

25 Nov 1964
cd img50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #4

27 Nov 1964
cd img50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #5

 Witmark Studio, NYC - march 1963
 Live Town Hall, NYC - 12.apr.1963
 Live Carnegie Hall, NYC - 26.oct.1963

 Dilbury Studio, Manchester England - 14.may.1964 (3 last verses)
 Live Royal Festival Hall, London England - 17.may.1964
 Live, Town Hall, Philadelphia PA - 10.oct.1964
 Live Philharmonic Hall, NYC - 31.oct.1964
 Live Civic Auditorium, San Josˇ CA - 25.nov.1964
 Live, Masonic Memorial Auditorium, San Francisco CA - 27.nov.1964

Well it ain't no use to sit an' wonder why, babe
[ It don't matter anyhow / Even if you don't know by now ]
An' it ain't no use to sit an' wonder why, babe
[ Even if you don't know by now / It don't matter anyhow ]
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window and i'll be gone
You're the reason i'm a-travelin' on
But don't think twice, it's all right.

Well it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
The light i never knowed
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
I'm on the dark side of the road
Still i wish there was somethin' you would do or say
To try an' make me change my mind an' stay
But we never did too much talkin' anyway
So don't think twice, it's all right.

An' it ain't no use in callin' out my name, [ gal / babe ]
Like you never [ did / done ] before
An' it ain't no use in callin' out my name, [ gal / babe ]
I can't hear you anymore
I'm a-thinkin' an' a-wonderin' [ all the way / a-walkin'] down the road
I once loved a woman, a child i'm told
[ I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul 
/ I gave to her my heart and she asked for my soul ]
But don't think twice, it's all right.

So i'm walkin' down that long lonesome road, babe
Where i'm bound i can't tell
But goodbye's too good a word, [ gal / babe ]
So i'll just say fare thee well
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You coulda done better but i don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don't think twice, it's all right.   up
    

 Recording dates & record list

late 1962 2free mp3 download from THE BOB DYLAN CENTER, TULSA OK, May 2021
15 Oct 1962 3 LIVE AT THE GASLIGHT 1962
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
GASLIGHT TAPES (b)
14 Nov 1962 1 THE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN
GREATEST HITS Vol. 2
THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN
THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN
DYLAN 2007
Mar 1963 4NO DIRECTION HOME THE SOUNDTRACK THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7
THE WITMARK DEMOS 1962-1964 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9
THROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (b)
12 Apr 1963 4 LIVE 1962-1966 Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections
STOLEN MOMENTS: NEW YORK TOWN HALL 12TH APRIL 1963 (b)
26 Oct 1963 4 UNRAVELLED TALES: CARNEGIE HALL 26TH OCTOBER 1963 (b)
14 May 19644 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964
ONE PUSH OF THE BUTTON: TV SHOWS (PART 1) (b)
17 May 1964 4 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #2
10 Oct 1964 4 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #3
31 Oct 1964 4LIVE 1964 CONCERT AT PHILHARMONIC HALL THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 6
ALL HALLOW'S EVE & MORE (b)
LIVE IN NEWPORT 1965 (b) #2
25 Nov 1964 4 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #5
27 Nov 1964 4 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #4
6 May 1965 THE EMMETT GROGAN ACETATES & OTHER RARITIES (b)
LIVE IN NEWPORT 1965 (b)
7 May 1965 NOW AIN'T THE TIME FOR YOUR TEARS (vb)
1 May 1970 POSSUM BELLY OVERALLS (b)
MEETS GEORGE HARRISON AND JOHNNY CASH (b)
ALMOST WENT TO SEE ELVIS (b)
14 Jan 1974 LOVE SONGS FOR AMERICA (b)
17 Jan 1974 BOB DYLAN / THE BAND (vb)
14 Feb 1974 BEFORE THE FLOOD
Jan 1978 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b)
28 Feb 1978 BOB DYLAN AT BUDOKAN
6 July 1978 BORDER BENEATH THE SUN (b)
15 July 1978 THE PICNIC AT BLACKBUSHE (b)
29 Nov 1980 RISE AGAIN (b)
A MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE (b)
28 May 1984 THE JOKERMAN PLAYS IN THE ARENA (vb)
8 Oct 1987 FLASHING FOR THE REFUGEES (b)
4 Sep 1988 WANTED MAN (b)
10 June 1989 BUFFALO SKINNERS (b)
8 Feb 1993 TOMORROW NIGHTS (b)
23 Feb 1993 NEVER ENDING TOUR IN FRANCE Vol. 1 - PARIS (b)
16 Feb 1994 THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (b)
20 Feb 1994 TRIPLE NIGHT (b)
3 July 1994 NAPOLEON IN RAGS (b)
15 Nov 1994 THE UNPLUGGED REHEARSALS
17 Nov 1994 COMPLETELY UNPLUGGED (b)
UNPLUGS IT ONCE MORE (b)
16 Dec 1997 OH BABE IT AIN'T NO LIE (b)
22 Feb 1999 THE LONELY GRAVEYARD OF MY MIND (b)
14 Nov 1999 HIGHLANDS OF WORCESTER (b)
5 Apr 2002 STOCKHOLM 2002 (b)
29 Apr 2002 PARIS FIRST 2002 (b)
30 Apr 2002 PARIS SECOND 2002 (b)