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Farewell Angelina

Bob Dylan © 1965 Warner Chapell Music, renewed 1993 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


13 Jan 1965
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 2
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)

  Bringing It All Back Home session 1 - 13 january 1965, take 1  

Farewell Angelina
The bells of the crown
Are being stolen by bandits
I must follow the sound
The triangle tingles
The trumpets play slow
But farewell Angelina
The night it is on fire 
An' i must go.

There is no use in talking
An' there's no need for blame
There is nothin' to prove
Everything still is  the same
A table stands empty 
By the edge of the stream
But farewell Angelina
The sky's changin' colors 
And i must leave.

The jacks an' the queens 
Have forsaked the courtyard
Fifty-two gypsies 
Now file past the guards
In the space where the deuce 
An' the ace once ran wild
Farewell Angelina
The sky is folding
I'll see you after a while.

See the cross-eyed pirates sit 
Perched in the sun
Shootin' tin cans 
With a sawed-off shotgun
An' the corporals an' neighbors 
Clap an' cheer with each blast
But farewell Angelina
The sky it is trembling
An' i must leave fast.

King Kong little elves 
On the roof top they dance
Valentino type tangos 
While the hero's clean hands
Shut the eyes of the dead 
Not to embarrass anyone
Farewell Angelina
The sky 's flooding over 
An' i must be gone.

The camouflaged parrot 
He flutters from fear
When something he doesn't know about
Suddenly appears
What cannot be imitated perfect must die
Farewell Angelina
The sky's flooding over 
An' i must go where it is dry.

Machine guns are roaring
Puppets heave rocks
At misunderstood visions 
An' at the faces of clocks
Call me any name you like 
I will never deny it
But farewell Angelina
The sky is erupting
An' i must go where it is quiet.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

13 Jan 1965 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 2
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)