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I Pity The Poor Immigrant

Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


6 Nov 1967
cd imgJOHN WESLEY HARDING

6 Nov 1967
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 15: TRAVELIN' THRU 1967-1969

  John Wesley Harding recording session 2, Nashville TN - 6.nov.1967, take 4  
  John Wesley Harding recording session 2, Nashville TN - 6.nov.1967, take 10, album version  

I pity the poor immigrant
Who wishes he would have stayed home
Who uses all his power to do evil
But in the end is always let so alone
That man whom with his fingers cheats
And who lies with every breath
Who passionately hates his life
And likewise fears his death.

I pity the poor immigrant
Whose strength is spent in vain
Whose heaven is like ironsides
Whose tears are like rain
Who eats but is not satisfied
Who hears but does not see
Who falls in love with wealth itself
And turns his back on me.

I pity the poor immigrant
Who tramples through the mud
Who fills his mouth with laughing
And who builds his town with blood
Whose visions in the final end
Must shatter like the glass
I pity the poor immigrant
When his gladness comes to pass.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

6 Nov 1967 1 JOHN WESLEY HARDING
THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 15: TRAVELIN' THRU 1967-1969
31 Aug 1969 MINSTREL BOY (b)
31 Aug 1969 ISLE OF WIGHT (vb)
16 May 1976 YOU DON'T KNOW ME (b)
23 May 1976 VIDEO ... CHILE (vb)