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If I Don't Be There By Morning

Bob Dylan, Helena Springs © 1978 Special Rider Music


  As on Eric Clapton: Backless - 1978 
Bob Dylan and Helena Springs

Blue sky upon the horizon
Private eye is on my trail
If I don't be there by morning
You know that I must have spent the night in jail.

I've been runnin' from Memphis to L.A.
Had an appointment set sometime for today
If I don't be there by morning
You know that I must have gone the other way.

I find my way back to you, girl
Lonely and blue and mistreated too
Sometimes I think of you, girl
Is it true that you think of me too?

I got a woman living in L.A.
I got a woman waiting for my pay
If I don't be there by morning
Pack my clothes, get down on your knees and pray.

I find my way back to you, girl
Lonely and blue and mistreated too
Sometimes I think of you, girl
Is it true that you think of me too?

I left my woman with a twenty-dollar bill
I left her waiting, I hope she's waiting for me still
If I don't be there my morning
I guess that I never will.  up