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Highway 61 Revisited 1

Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


2 Aug 1965
cd imgHIGHWAY 61 REVISITED
cd imgTHE BEST OF BOB DYLAN Vol. 2
cd imgCAN YOU PLEASE CRAWL OUT YOUR WINDOW (Vinyl EP)
cd imgHIGHWAY 61 REVISTED AGAIN (T-174)

  Highway 61 Revisited session 5, Columbia Studio A - 2.aug.1965, take 9, album version  

Oh, God said to Abraham, ''Kill me a son''
Abe said, ''Man you must be puttin' me on!''
God said, ''No'', Abe said ''What?''
God said, ''You can do what you want Abe but
The next time you see me comin' you better run''
Well, Abe said ''Where do you want this killin' done?''
God said, ''Out on highway 61.''

Well, Georgia Sam he had a bloody nose
Welfare department they wouldn't give him no clothes
He asked poor Howard, ''Where can i go?''
Howard said, ''There's only one place i know''
Sam said, ''Tell me quick man, i've got to run''
Ol' Howard just pointed with his gun
An' said, ''That way down on highway 61.''

Well, Mack the finger said to Louie the king
''I got forty red white an' blue shoestrings
An' a thousand telephones that don't ring
Do you know where i can get rid of these things''
An' Louie the king said, ''Let me think for a minute son''
An' he said, ''Yes, i think it can be very done
Just take everything down to highway 61.''

Now the fifth daughter on the twelfth night
Told the first father that things weren't right
''My complexion'', she said, ''is much too white''
He said, ''Come here an' step into the light''
He said, ''Hum, you're right, let me tell the second mother this has been done''
But the second mother was with the seventh son
An' they were both out on highway 61.

Now the rovin' gambler he was very bored
Tryin to create a next world war
He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor
He said, ''I never engaged in this kind of thing before
But yes, i think i can very easily done
We'll just put some bleachers out in the sun
An' have it on highway 61.''  up
    

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Highway 61 Revisited 2


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

2 Aug 1965
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #3

2 Aug 1965
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7 NO DIRECTION HOME

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

  Highway 61 Revisited session 5, Columbia Studio A - 2.aug.1965, take 3  
  Highway 61 Revisited session 5, Columbia Studio A - 2.aug.1965, take 5  
  Highway 61 Revisited session 5, Columbia Studio A - 2.aug.1965, take 6  

Three slightly different lyrics

Well, God said to Abraham, ''Kill me a son''
Abe said, ''Man you must be puttin' me on!''
God said, ''No'', Abe said ''What?''
God said, ''You can do what you want Abe but
The next time you see me comin' you better run.''
Well [| he said] all right, ''Where you want this killin' done?''
God said, ''Out on highway 61.''

[Oh | Well], Georgia Sam he had a bloody nose
The welfare department wouldn't give him no clothes
He asked poor Howard, ''Where can i go?''
Howard said, ''There's only one place i know''
Sam said, ''Tell me quick man, i got to run''
Oh poor Howard just pointed with his gun  / He pointed out with his gun
He said, ''That way down on highway 61.'' / Out to Highway 61

Well, Mack the finger said to Louie the king
''I got a thousand red white 'n' blue shoestrings
An' a [bunch of | hundred] telephones that don't [seem |] to ring
[I simply got to | Do you know where i can] get rid of these things''
[| An'] Louie the king said, ''Let me think for a [second | minute], son''
He said, ''Yes, i think it can be [| very] easily done
Just take everything down to highway 61.''

[Now | Well], the fifth daughter on the twelfth night
Told the first father that things weren't right
''My complexion'', she says, ''is much too white''
He says, ''Come here an' step into this light''
An' he says, ''Hum [yes |], you're right, let me tell the second mother this has been done''
But the second mother was with the seventh son
An' [they |] were both out on highway 61.

5Oh | Now] the rovin' gambler was very bored
Tryin' to arrange the next world war
He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor
He said, ''I never engaged in this kind of thing before
But [i see yes, how | yes, i think] it can very easily done
We'll just set some bleachers out in the sun
[An' |] have it on highway 61.''  up
    

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Highway 61 Revisited 3


31 Aug 1969
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971]
cd imgMINSTREL BOY (T-127)
cd imgISLE OF WIGHT (vinyl bootleg)

  Live, Woodside Bay, Isle Of Wight Festival of Music - 31.aug.1969  

Well, God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son"
Abe said, "Man you must be puttin' me on!"
God said, "No", Abe said "What?"
God said, "You can do what you want Abe but
The next time you see me comin' you better run."
God(?) said, "Where do you want this killin' done"
"Out on highway 61."

Georgia Sam he had a bloody nose
Welfare department wouldn't give him no clothes
He asked poor Howard, "Where can i go?"
Howard said, "There's only one place i know"
Sam said, "Tell me quick man, i've got to run"
Insane(?) Howard pointed out with his gun
"That way down on highway 61."

Well, Mack the finger said to Louie the king
"I got forty red white 'n' blue shoestrings
An' a thousand telephones that don't ring
Do you know where i can possibly get rid of these things"
An' Louie the king said, "Let me think for a minute, son"
"Fill(?) everything on the settin' sun
Put them on highway 61."

Well the rovin'(?) daughter on the twelfth night
Told the first father that things weren't right
"My complexion", she says, "you know is much too white"
"Come on over here girl, step into this light"
"Hum you're right, let me tell mother that this has been done"
But the second mother was with the seventh son
An' they were both out on highway 61.

Now the rovin' gambler he was very bored
Tryin' to create the next world war
He found a promoter who nearly fell on the floor
He said, "I never engaged in this kind of thing before
Yes, i think i can very easily done
We'll just put some bleachers out in the sun
Have it on highway 61."  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

2 Aug 1965 1 HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED
THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN Vol. 2
CAN YOU PLEASE CRAWL OUT YOUR WINDOW (single)
HIGHWAY 61 REVISTED AGAIN (b)
2 Aug 1965 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #2
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #3
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7 NO DIRECTION HOME
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)
31 Aug 1969 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971]
MINSTREL BOY (b)
ISLE OF WIGHT (vb)
14 Feb 1974 BEFORE THE FLOOD
23/25 May 1984 DIRTY LIES (b)
28 May 1984 THE JOKERMAN PLAYS IN THE ARENA (vb)
7 July 1984 REAL LIVE
4 Sep 1988 WANTED MAN (b)
19 Oct 1988 STUCK INSIDE OF NEW YORK (b)
10 June 1989 BUFFALO SKINNERS (b)
12 Jan 1990 TOAD'S PLACE VOL. 2 (b)
29 June 1991 THE NEVER ENDING TOUR (b)
29 June 1991 MIDFYN (b)
9 May 1992 SAN JOSE REVISITED (b)
8 Feb 1993 TOMORROW NIGHTS (b)
21 Feb 1993 AND THE NEVER ENDING TOUR BAND (b)
29 June 1993 HARD TIMES IN MARSEILLE (b)
3 July 1994 NAPOLEON IN RAGS (b)
14 Aug 1994 TRANSMISSIONS
31 Mar 1995 BOB'S FULL HOUSE BRIXTON III (b)
2 Sep 1995 LOUD AND STRONG (b)
RE-TRANSMISSIONS
16 Dec 1997 OH BABE IT AIN'T NO LIE (b)
19 Dec 1997 HARD TO FIND Vol. 5 (Lost Track Searcher) (b)
DON'T BE LATE (b)
19 May 1998 SAN JOSE CALLING (b)
30 June 1998 NEVER ENDING TOUR IN FRANCE Vol. 1 - PARIS (b)
22 Feb 1999 THE LONELY GRAVEYARD OF MY MIND (b)
30 Apr 2002 PARIS SECOND 2002 (b)