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Knockin' On Heaven's Door 1

Bob Dylan © 1973 Ram's Horn Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


Feb 1973
cd imgPAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID
cd imgBIOGRAPH
cd imgGREATEST HITS Vol. 3
cd imgTHE BEST OF BOB DYLAN
cd imgTHE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN
cd imgDYLAN 2007

  Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid sessions, Burbank Studios CA - February 1973  

Ma, take this badge off of me
I can't use it anymore
It's gettin' dark, too dark to see
I feel i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door.

Ma, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore
That long black cloud is comin' down
I feel i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door.  up
    

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Knockin' On Heaven's Door 2


Feb 1973
cd imgPECO'S BLUES (T-391)
cd imgGENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (T-636)

  Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid sessions, Burbank Studios CA - February 1973, #1  

It's gettin' dark, too dark to see
I feel i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door.

Put my guns in the ground
I don't need them anymore
Long black train is comin' 'round
I feel i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Mama, take this badge off-a me
I don't need it anymore
It's gettin' dark, too dark to see
Feel i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Ma, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot 'em anymore
That long black train is comin' around
I'm knockin' upon heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...  up
    

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Knockin' On Heaven's Door 3


14 Jan 1974
cd imgLOVE SONGS FOR AMERICA (T-128)

17 Jan 1974
cd imgBOB DYLAN / THE BAND (vinyl bootleg)

30 Jan 1974
cd imgBEFORE THE FLOOD
cd imgBOB DYLAN LIVE 1961-2000

  Live, Tour '74, Boston  MA - 14.jan.1974  
  Live, Tour '74, Charlotte  NC - 17.jan.1974  
  Live, Tour '74, Charlotte  NC - 17.jan.1974  

Mama, take this badge off of me
I can't use it anymore
It's gettin' dark too dark to see
Feel like i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Mama, wipe the blood from my face
I'm sick an' tired of the war
Got a lone black feelin' an' it's hard to trace
Feel like i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore
That long black train is pullin' on down
Feel like i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...  up
    

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Knockin' On Heaven's Door 4


4 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE HURRICANE CARTER BENEFIT (vinyl bootleg)

11 Nov 1975
cd imgTELL IT LIKE IT IS (T-245)
cd imgPLYMOUTH ROCK (T-525)

19 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #2

20 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #3
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 5 LIVE 1975 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE

21 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #4

21 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #5
cd imgGET READY! TONIGHT BOB'S STAYING HERE WITH YOU (T-129)

4 Dec 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #6

8 Dec 1975
cd imgNIGHT OF THE HURRICANE 1 (T-813)

  Rolling Thunder Revue, Seacrest Motel rehearsals, Falmouth MA - 29.oct.1975  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Palace Theater, Waterbury CT - 11.nov.1975  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Memorial Auditorium, Worcester MA - 19.nov.1975  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Harvard Square Theater, Cambridge MA - 20.nov.1975  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Boston Music Hall, Boston MA - 21.nov.1975 afternoon  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Boston Music Hall, Boston MA - 21.nov.1975 evening  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Forum de MontrŽal, MontrŽal QU - 4.dec.1975  
  Live, Madison Square Garden, NYC ''Night of the Hurricane'' - 8.dec.1975  

Rehearsal, Falmouth, 29.oct.1975, 3 verses 
Mama, take these bells out of my ears
I can't hear them anymore
They're bringin' me down an' givin' me tears
Feel like i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Mama, take this blood from my hand
Give it back to the store
I'm feelin' gone and it's too hard to (bend?)
Feel like i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Mama, put my guns upon the wall
They remind me of too many unsettled scores
Put 'em away before i use 'em all
I feel like i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Revue versions have only 2 verses and share verse 2 (sung by Roger McGuinn) 
Waterbury, 11.nov.1975, verses 1 and 2 
Mama, take these bells out of my ears
I can't hear them anymore
They're bringin' me down an' givin' me tears
Feel like i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Mama, i can hear that thunder roar
Echoin' down from god's distant shore
I can hear it callin' out for my soul
I feel like i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Worcester, 19.nov.1975, verse 1 
Mama, take these chains off of my legs
I can't walk so good with 'em on anymore
Old Gypsy told me to stay full like an egg
An' i feel like i'm lookin' into heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Cambridge, 20.nov.1975 verse 1 
Mama, wipe the blood off-a my face
Can't see through it anymore
I need someone to talk to an' a new hidin' place
Feel like i'm lookin' at heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Boston, 21.nov.1975 afternoon, verse 1 
Mama, wipe the blood from my face
I can't see through it anymore
I'll be bound an' go down a new hidin' place
Feel like i'm lookin' at heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Boston, 21.nov.1975 evening, verse 1 
Mama, wipe the blood off-a my face
Can't see through it anymore
I need someone to talk to an' a new hidin' place
Feel like i'm lookin' at heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Forum MontrŽal, 4.dec.1975, verse 1 
Mama, take the tears out of my [eyes]
I can't see around them anymore
It's gettin' harder, harder to see the sun rise
Feel like i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

MSG New York, 8.dec.1975, verse 1 
Mama, take these tears out of my eyes
I can't see through them anymore
Just for once i'd like to see the sun rise
Feel like i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...  up
    

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Knockin' On Heaven's Door 5


1 Mar 1978
cd imgBOB DYLAN AT BUDOKAN

  Live, Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo - 1.mar.1978  

Mama, take this badge off-a me
I can't use it anymore
Gettin' dark, too dark to see
Feel i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door.

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't fire them any more
That long black train is pullin' down
I feel i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Mama, wipe the blood from my face
I can't see through it anymore
It's a feelin' that i just can't trace
Feel like i'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

Feb 1973 1 PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID
BIOGRAPH
GREATEST HITS Vol. 3
THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN
THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN
DYLAN 2007
Feb 1973 2 PECO'S BLUES (b)
GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b)
14 Jan 1974 3 LOVE SONGS FOR AMERICA (b)
17 Jan 1974 3 BOB DYLAN / THE BAND (vb)
30 Jan 1974 3 BEFORE THE FLOOD
BOB DYLAN LIVE 1961-2000
23 Mar 1975 LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO 1975 (b)
29 Oct 1975 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS
4 Nov 1975 4 THE HURRICANE CARTER BENEFIT (vb)
11 Nov 1975 4 TELL IT LIKE IT IS (b)
PLYMOUTH ROCK (b)
19 Nov 1975 4 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #2
20 Nov 1975 4 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #3
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 5 LIVE 1975 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE
21 Nov 1975 4 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #4
THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #5
GET READY! TONIGHT BOB'S STAYING HERE WITH YOU (b)
4 Dec 1975 4 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #6
8 Dec 1975 4 NIGHT OF THE HURRICANE 1 (b)
30 Jan 1978 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b)
30 Jan 1978 DARKNESS AT THE BREAK OF NOON (b)
30 Jan 1978 RUNDOWN TO MAGGIE (b)
1 Mar 1978 5 BOB DYLAN AT BUDOKAN
22 Nov 1980 A MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE (b)
10 July 1981 IN THE SUMMERTIME (b)
25 July 1981 AVIGNON (b)
10 Nov 1981 STADIUMS OF THE DAMNED (b)
27 Jun 1981 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)
1 July 1984 OVER THE BROKEN GLASS (b)
25 Feb 1986 ACROSS THE BORDERLINE
TRUE CONFESSIONS (b)
DUELLING BANJOS (b)
4 July 1987 FOXBORO (b)
26 July 1987 DYLAN & THE DEAD
4 Sep 1988 WANTED MAN (b)
19 Oct 1988 STUCK INSIDE OF NEW YORK (b)
10 June 1989 BUFFALO SKINNERS (b)
16 Oct 1992 MY BACK PAGES (single)
TRANSMISSIONS
16 Oct 1992 IN THE GARDEN (b)
21 Feb 1993 AND THE NEVER ENDING TOUR BAND (b)
20 Feb 1994 TRIPLE NIGHT (b)
18 Nov 1994 MTV UNPLUGGED
18 Nov 1994 KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR MTV UNPLUGGED (single)
18 Nov 1994 COMPLETELY UNPLUGGED (b)
27 May 1995 LOUD AND STRONG (b)
21 June 1995 THE PEDLAR NOW SPEAKS (b)
4 July 1995 REVISITING AUTOBAHN '95 (b)
19 Dec 1997 OH BABE IT AIN'T NO LIE (b)
HARD TO FIND Vol. 5 (Lost Track Searcher) (b)
DON'T BE LATE (b)
28 Apr 2002 BRUSSELS 2002 (b)
30 Apr 2002 PARIS SECOND 2002 (b)
7 Oct 2002 DON'T SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER (b)