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Farewell 1

Bob Dylan © 1963, 1973 Warner Bros. Music, renewed 1991 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


19 Jan 1963
cd imgBROADSIDE (T-441)

  Folkways Studios - 19.jan.1963, backup vocals Gil Turner   

Oh, it's fare thee well, my darlin' true
I'm a-leavin' in the first hour of the morn
I'm bound off for the bay of Mexico
Or maybe the coast of Californ.

So it's fare thee well, my own true love
We'll meet another day another time
It's not the leavin' that's a-grievin' me
But my darling who's bound to stay behind.

Oh, the weather is against me an' the wind blows hard
An' the rain she's turnin' into hail
I still might strike it lucky on a highway goin' west
Though i'm travellin' on a path beaten trail.

So it's fare thee well, my own true love
We'll meet another day another time
It's not the leavin' that's grievin' me
But my darling who's bound to stay behind.

I will write you a letter form time to time
As i'm ramblin' you can travel with me too
With my head, my heart an' my hands, my love
I will send what i know back home to you.

So it's fare thee well, my own true love
We'll meet another day another time
It's not the leavin' that's a-grievin' me
But my darling who's bound to stay behind.

I will tell you of troubles an' of laughter
Be it somebody else's or my own
With my hands in my pocket and my coat collar high
I will travel unnoticed an' unknown.

So it's fare thee well, my own true love
We'll meet another day another time
It's not the leavin' that's a-grievin' me
But my darling who's bound to stay behind.  up
    

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Farewell 2


8 Feb 1963
cd imgTHE BANJO TAPE & NYC TOWN HALL (T-452)
cd imgGWW SEEMS LIKE A FREEZE OUT (vinyl bootleg)
cd imgBURN SOME MORE (vinyl bootleg)

26 Apr 1963
cd imgTHE ROAR OF A WAVE (T-966)
cd imgSTUDS TERKEL'S WAX MUSEUM
cd imgBEFORE THE FLOOD AND AFTER THE FIRE (T-305)

  Basement of Gerde's Folk City, NYC - 8.feb.1963  
  Studs Turkel Wax Museum, WFMT Radio, Chicago IL - 26.apr.1963  

Two lyrics with small differences 

Oh, it's fare thee well, my darlin' true
I'm leavin' in the first hour of the morn
I'm bound off for the bay of Mexico
Or maybe the coast of Californ.

So it's fare thee well, my own true love
We'll meet another day another time
[It's not | It ain't] the leavin' that's a-grievin' me
But my darling who's bound to stay behind.

Oh, the weather is against me an' the wind blows hard
The rain she's a-turnin' into hail
[Though i | I] still might strike it lucky on a highway goin' west
Though i'm travellin' on a path beaten trail.

So it's fare thee well, my own true love
We'll meet another day another time
[It's not | It ain't] the leavin' that's a-grievin' me
But [my darling | my true love] who's bound to stay behind.

I've heard tell of a town where i might [| as] well be bound
It's down [by | around] the old mexican plains
Oh, they say that the people are all friendly there
An' all they ask of you is your name.

So it's fare thee well, my own true love
We'll meet another day another time
[It's not | It ain't] the leavin' that's a-grievin' me
But my darling who's bound to stay behind.  up
    

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Farewell 3


Mar 1963
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 THE WITMARK DEMOS
cd imgGENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (T-636)
cd imgTHROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (T-378)

  Witmark Studio, NYC - march 1963  

Oh, it's fare thee well, my darlin' true
I'm leavin' in the first hour of the morn
I'm bound off for the bay of Mexico
Or maybe the coast of Californ.

So it's fare thee well, my own true love
We'll meet another day another time
It ain't the leavin' that's a-grievin' me
But my true love who's bound to stay behind.

Oh, the weather is against me an' the wind blows hard
The rain she's turnin' into hail
I still might strike it lucky on a highway goin' west
Though i'm travellin' on a path beaten trail.

So it's fare thee well, my own true love
We'll meet another day another time
It ain't the leavin' that's a-grievin' me
But my darling who's bound to stay behind.

I will write you letters form time to time
As i'm ramblin' you can travel with me too
With my head, my heart an' my hands, my love
I will send what i learn back home to you.

So it's fare thee well, my own true love
We'll meet another day another time
It ain't the leavin' that's a-grievin' me
But my true love who's bound to stay behind.

I will tell you of laughter an' of troubles
Be it somebody else's or my own
With my hands in my pocket and my coat collar high
I will travel unnoticed an' unknown.

So it's fare thee well, my own true love
We'll meet another day, another time
It ain't the leavin' that's a-grievin' me
But my true love who's bound to stay behind.

I've heard tell of a town where i might as well be bound
It's down around the old mexican plains
They say that the people are all friendly there
An' all they ask of you is your name.

So it's fare thee well, my own true love
We'll meet another day, another time
It ain't the leavin' that's grievin' me
But my true love who's bound to stay behind.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

19 Jan 1963 1 BROADSIDE (b)
8 Feb 1963 2 THE BANJO TAPE & NYC TOWN HALL (b)
GWW SEEMS LIKE A FREEZE OUT (vb)
BURN SOME MORE (vb)
Mar 1963 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 THE WITMARK DEMOS
GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b)
THROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (b)
26 Apr 1963 2 THE ROAR OF A WAVE (b)
STUDS TERKEL'S WAX MUSEUM
BEFORE THE FLOOD AND AFTER THE FIRE (b)