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If Not For You 1

Bob Dylan © 1970, 1985 Big Sky Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


12 Aug 1970
NEW MORNING
GREATEST HITS Vol. 2
BIOGRAPH
THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN
THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN
DYLAN 2007
MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE: LOVE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN

  New Morning recording session 8, Columbia Studios, NYC - 12.aug.1970  

If not for you
Babe i couldn't find the door
Couldn't even see the floor
I'd be sad an' blue
If not for you.

If not for you
Babe i'd lay awake all night
Wait for the mornin' light
To shine in thru
But it would not be new
If not for you.

If not for you
My sky would fall
Rain would gather too
Without your love
I'd be nowhere at all
I'd be lost
If not for you
An' you know it's true.

If not for you
My sky would fall
Rain would gather too
Without your love
I'd be nowhere at all
I'd be lost
If not for you.

If not for you
Winter would have no spring
Couldn't hear the robins sing
I just wouldn't have a clue
Anyway it wouldn't ring true
If not for you
If not for you.  
    

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If Not For You 2


1 May 1970
BOB DYLAN - 1970 #1, 2, 3

2 June 1970
the bootleg series volumes 1-3 [rare and unreleased] 1961-1991

2 June 1970
BOB DYLAN - 1970 #4, 5, 6

2 June 1970
ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT: THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 [1969-1971]
GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (T-636)

  New Morning recording session 1, Columbia Studios, NYC - 1.may.1970, take 2, interrupted  
  New Morning recording session 1, Columbia Studios, NYC - 1.may.1970, take 3  
  New Morning recording session 1, Columbia Studios, NYC - 1.may.1970, take 4  
  New Morning recording session 1, Columbia Studios, NYC - 1.may.1970, BS 2 version  
  New Morning recording session 1, Columbia Studios, NYC - 1.may.1970, take 1 remake  
  New Morning recording session 3, Columbia Studios, NYC - 2.june.1970, take 1  
  New Morning recording session 3, Columbia Studios, NYC - 2.june.1970, take 2  
  New Morning recording session 3, Columbia Studios, NYC - 2.june.1970, BS 10 version  

If not for you
Babe i couldn't find the door
Couldn't even see the floor
I'd be sad and blue
If not for you.

If not for you
The night would see me wide awake
The day would surely have to break
But it would not be new
If not for you.

If not for you
My sky would fall
Rain would gather too
Without your love
I'd be nowhere at all
I'd be lost
If not for you.

If not for you
The winter would [hold/show/have] no spring
Couldn't hear the robin sing
I just wouldn't have a clue
If not for you.  
    

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If Not For You 3


12.aug.1970
BOB DYLAN - 1970 #7

12.aug.1970
BOB DYLAN - 1970 #8

 New Morning recording session 8, Columbia Studios, NYC - 12.aug.1970, take 3 (1)  
 New Morning recording session 8, Columbia Studios, NYC - 12.aug.1970, take 4 (2)  

If not for you
Babe i couldn't find the door
I couldn't even see the floor
I'd be sad and blue
If not for you.

If not for you
The night would see me wide awake
The day would surely have to break
[ The sun come shining thru / It would not be new ]
[ But it would not be new   / With the sun come shining thru ]
[ Oh / ] if not for you.

If not for you
My sky would fall
Rain would gather too
Without your love
I'd be nowhere at all
[ I'd be lost / Oh what would i do ]
If not for you 
[ And you know it's true. / ]

If not for you
My sky would fall
Rain would gather too
Without your love
I'd be nowhere at all
I'd be lost
If not for you 
And you know it's true.

If not for you
[ / Babe i... ] Winter would have no spring
I couldn't hear the robin sing
[ Just / I ] wouldn't have a clue
[ It just would not / Wouldn't ] ring true
If not for you
If not for you
If not for you
If not for you...  
    

Recording dates & record list

1 May 1970 2BOB DYLAN - 1970 #1, 2, 3
1 May 1970 2the bootleg series volumes 1-3 [rare and unreleased] 1961-19912
1 May 1970 2BOB DYLAN - 1970 #4, 5, 6
2 June 1970 3ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT: THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 [1969-1971]
GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b)
12 Aug 1970 3BOB DYLAN - 1970 #7, 8
12 Aug 1970 1NEW MORNING
GREATEST HITS Vol. 2
BIOGRAPH
THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN
THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN
DYLAN 2007
MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE: LOVE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN
30 Dec 1977 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b)
2 Nov 1992 HIMSELF (b)
21 Feb 1993 AND THE NEVER ENDING TOUR BAND (b)
21 Jun 1995 THE PEDLAR NOW SPEAKS (b)
21 Apr 1996 THE MAINE EVENT (b)
Sep 2000 SCEWG 2000 COMPILATION (b)