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In The Summertime

Bob Dylan © 1981 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


14 May 1981
cd imgSHOT OF LOVE

  Shot Of Love session 15, Clover Recorders, Los Angeles CA - 14.may.1981, album version  

I was in your presence for a hour or so
Or was it a day i truly don't know?
Where the sun never sets, where the trees hung low
By the soft an' shinin' sea
Did you respect me for what i did
Or for what i didn't do or for keepin' it hid?
Did i loose my mind when i tried to ged rid
Of everything you see?

In the summertime, oh, oh in the summertime
In the summertime when you were with me.

I got the heart an' you got the blood
We cut thru iron an' we cut thru mud
Then came the mornin' before the flood
That set everybody free
Fools they made a mock of sin
Our loyalty they tried to win
But you were closer to me than my next of kin
But they didn't want to know or see.

In the summertime, oh, oh in the summertime
In the summertime when you were with me.

Strangers they meddled in our affairs
Poverty an' shame was theirs
But all that sufferin' is not to be compared
With the glory that is to be
An' i'm still carryin' the gift you gave
It's a part of me now, it's been cherished an' saved
It'll be with me unto to grave
An' then unto eternity.

In the summertime, oh, oh in the summertime
In the summertime when you were with me.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

14 May 1981 1 SHOT OF LOVE
10 July 1981 IN THE SUMMERTIME (b)
21 Oct 1981 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)
25 Jul 1981 AVIGNON (b)