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He Was A Friend Of Mine 1

Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan © 1962 Music Corp. of America

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


20 Nov 1961
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 1
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG (T-286)
cd imgIN THE PINES (T-645)

2 July 1962
cd imgTHE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
cd imgFINJAN CLUB 1962
cd imgMONTREAL 1962 NEW YORK 1961 #2 (T-103)
cd imgLIVE / FINJAN CLUB MONTREAL QUEBEC JULY 2 1962 (T-156)
cd imgHISTORICAL ARCHIVES Vol. 2 (vinyl bootleg)

  Bob Dylan recording session 1, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 20.nov.1961  
  Live, Finjan club, MontrŽal, QuŽbec - 2.jul.1962  

Two lyrics with small differences, and an extra verse for the Finjan version 

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time i think [about him now | his name]
[Lord | God], i [just |] can't keep from cryin'
'Cause he was a friend of mine.

He died on the road
He died on the road
He never had ['nough | that much] money
To pay his room [or | and] board
An' he was a friend of mine.

I stole away an' cried
I stole away an' cried
'Cause i never had [too | that] much money
An' i never been quite satisfied
An' he was a friend of mine.

[|
He was never that bad
He was never that bad
He was a friend of mine
One of the very best i had
Yes 'n' he was a friend of mine.]

He never done no wrong
He never done no wrong
A thousand miles [from home | away]
An' he never harmed no one
[| Yes] An' he was a friend of mine.

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Every time i [hear | think] his name
[Lord | God], i just can't keep from cryin'
['Cause | An'] he was a friend of mine.  up
    

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He Was A Friend Of Mine 2


6 Sep 1961
cd imgTHE MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL TAPE & THE GASLIGHT CAFE
cd imgMONTREAL 1962 NEW YORK 1961 (T-103)
cd imgHISTORICAL ARCHIVES Vol. 1 (vinyl bootleg)
cd imgGWW A THOUSAND MILES BEHIND (vinyl bootleg)

  First Gaslight tape, Gaslight CafŽ, NYC - September 1961  

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Never had 'nough money
To pay his fine
An' he was a friend of mine.

He died on the road
He died on the road
Never had enough money
Or sufficient clothes
An' he was a friend of mine.

I stole away an' cried
I stole away an' cried
Cause i never had 'nough money
An' i never been satisfied
An' he was a friend of mine.

He never done no wrong
He never done no wrong
A thousand miles from home
Lord, he never harmed no one
An' he was a friend of mine.

He was a friend of mine
He was a friend of mine
Never had 'nough money
To pay his fine
An' he was a friend of mine.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

6 Sep 1961 2 THE MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL TAPE & THE GASLIGHT CAFE
MONTREAL 1962 NEW YORK 1961 (b)
HISTORICAL ARCHIVES Vol. 1 (vb)
GWW A THOUSAND MILES BEHIND (vb)
20 Nov 1961 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 1
THE BOOTLEG (b)
IN THE PINES (b)
2 July 1962 1 THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
FINJAN CLUB 1962
MONTREAL 1962 NEW YORK 1961 (b) #2
LIVE / FINJAN CLUB MONTREAL QUEBEC JULY 2 1962 (b)
HISTORICAL ARCHIVES Vol. 2 (vb)