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Fixin' To Die 1

Bukka White

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


20 Nov 1961
cd imgBOB DYLAN
cd imgFOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG (T-286)

  Bob Dylan recording session 1, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 20.nov.1961  

Feelin' funny in my mind, lord, i believe i'm fixin' to die
Feelin' funny in my mind, lord, i believe i'm fixin' to die
Well i don't mind dyin'
But i hate to leave my children cryin'.

Well look over yonder to the buryin' ground
Look over yonder to the buryin' ground
Sure seems lonesome, lord
When the sun goes down.

Fellin' funny in my eyes, lord, i believe i'm fixin' to die, fixin' to die
Fellin' funny in my eyes, lord, i believe i'm fixin' to die
Well i don't mind dyin'
But i hate to leave my children cryin'.

There's black smoke risin', lord, it's risin' up above my head up above my head
There's black smoke risin', lord it's risin' up above my head
And tell jesus t'
Make up my dyin' bed.

I'm walkin' kinda funny, lord, i believe i'm fixin' to die
I'm walkin' kinda funny, lord, i believe i'm fixin' to die, fixin' to die, fixin' to die
I don't mind dyin'
But i hate to leave my children cryin'.  up
    

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Fixin' To Die 2


4 Nov 1961
cd imgCARNEGIE CHAPTER HALL 1961
cd imgTHE DYLAN'S ROOT (T-101)
cd imgHARD TIMES IN NEW YORK CITY (T-518)

  Live, Carnegie Chapter Hall, NYC - 4.nov.1961  

Well I'm feelin' funny in my eyes, lord, i believe I'm fixin' to die.
Feelin' funny in my eyes, lord, i believe I'm fixin' to die.
Well I don't mind dyin'
But I hate to leave my children cryin'.

Well look over yonder to that buryin' ground.
Look over yonder to that buryin' ground.
Well yonder stands 
The grave of King Salomon.

Well I had aches in my back, lord, I believe I'm fixin' to die, fixin' to die.
Well I had aches in my back, lord, I believe I'm fixin' to die, fixin' to die.
Well I don't mind dyin'
But I hate to leave my children cryin'.

It's a funny old road, lord, I just can't see no end.
It's a funny old road, lord, I just can't see no end.
Well I just can't help believe I'm fixin' to die.

Feelin' funny in my mind, Lord, I believe I'm fixin' to die, fixin' to die, fixin' to die.
Feelin' funny in my mind, Lord, i believe I'm fixin' to die, fixin' to die.
Well I don't mind dyin'
But I hate to leave my friends behind.  up
    

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Fixin' To Die 3


13 Jan 1962
cd imgTHE ROAR OF A WAVE (T-966)
cd imgFOLKSINGER'S CHOICE 1962
cd imgFOLKSINGERS CHOICE (T-200)
cd imgYOU DON'T KNOW ME (T-309)

  Cynthia Gooding's radio show - 13.jan.1962  

Well I'm looking for a mama, i believe I'm fixin' to die.
Well I'm looking for a mama, i believe I'm fixin' to die.
Well I don't mind dyin' 
But I hate to leave my children cryin'.

Well look over yonder to that buryin' ground, to that buryin' ground.
Well look over yonder to that buryin' ground.
Yonder stands the grave of king Solomon,
I'm sure he won't let me down.

Well I'm looking for a mama, i believe I'm fixin' to die, fixin' to die.
Well I'm looking for a mama, i believe I'm fixin' to die, believe I'm fixin' to die.
Well I don't mind dyin'
But I hate to leave my children cryin'.

There's black smoke risin', lord, it's risin' up above my head, up above my head.
Well there's black smoke risin', lord, risin' up above my head, up above my head.
I'm running to Jesus
Make up my dyin' bed.

Well I'm looking for a mama, i believe I'm fixin' to die, fixin' to die.
Well I'm looking for a mama, i believe I'm fixin' to die, believe I'm flixin' to die.
Well I don't mind dyin'
But I hate to leave my children cryin'.

Your mama treated me like I was a baby child, like I was a baby child, baby child.
Well your mama treated me like I was a baby child, like I was a baby child, like I was a baby child.
But I can't wait to come home to die
Can't wait to come home to die
Can't wait to come home to die,
Let me come home to die,
Let me come home to die.

Yes I'm looking for a mama, i believe I'm fixin' to die, fixin' to die.
Yes I'm looking for a mama, i believe I'm fixin' to die.
Well I don't mind dyin'
But I hate to leave my children cryin'.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

4 Nov 1961 2 CARNEGIE CHAPTER HALL 1961
THE DYLAN'S ROOT (b)
HARD TIMES IN NEW YORK CITY (b)
20 Nov 1961 1 BOB DYLAN
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
THE BOOTLEG (b)
23 Nov 1961 THE MCKENZIE TAPES - HOME RECORDINGS 1961-62
13 Jan 1962 3 THE ROAR OF A WAVE (b)
FOLKSINGER'S CHOICE 1962
FOLKSINGERS CHOICE (b)
YOU DON'T KNOW ME (b)