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Lonesome Day Blues

Bob Dylan © 2001 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


May 2001
cd imgLOVE AND THEFT

  "Love And Theft" session, Clinton Studios, NYC - 11.may.2001, take 3  

Well, today has been
A sad and lonesome day
Yeah, today has been
A sad and lonesome day
I'm just sittin' here thinking
With my mind a million miles away.

Well, they're doin' the double shuffle
Throwin' sand on the floor
They're doin' the double shuffle
They're throwin' sand on the floor
When I left my longtime darlin'
She was standin' in the door.

Well, my pa he died and left me
My brother got killed in the war
Well, my pa he died and left me
My brother got killed in the war
My sister she ran off and got married
Never was heard of anymore.

Samantha Brown lived in my house
For 'bout four or five months
Samantha Brown lived in my house
For about four or five months
Don't know how it looked to other people
I never slept with her even once.

Well, the road's washed out
Weather not fit for man or beast
Yeah, the road's washed out
Weather not fit for man or beast
Funny, the things you have the hardest time parting with
Are the things you need the least.

Well, I'm forty miles from the mill
I'm droppin' it into overdrive
I'm forty miles from the mill
I'm droppin' it into overdrive
Said my gal on the radio
I wish my mother was still alive.

I seen your lover man comin'
Comin' across the barren fields
I see your lover man comin'
Comin' 'cross the barren fields
He not a gentleman at all, he's rotten to the core
He's a coward and he steals.

Well my captain he's decorated
He's well-schooled and he's skilled
My captain he's decorated
He's well-schooled and he's skilled
He's not sentimental, don't bother him at all
How many of his pals have been killed.

Last night the wind was whisperin'
I was tryin' to make out what it was
Last night the wind was whisperin'
Something I's tryin' to make out what it was
Yeah I tell myself somethin's comin'
But it never does.

I'm gonna spare the defeated
I'm gonna speak to the crowd
I'm gonna spare the defeated
Boys I'm goin' to speak to the crowd
I'm goin' to teach peace to the conquered
I'm gonna tame the proud.

Well, the leaves are rustlin' in the wood
Things are fallin' off of the shelf
Leaves are rustlin' in the wood
Things are fallin' off the shelf
You're gonna need my help sweetheart
You can't make love all by yourself.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

May 2001 1 LOVE AND THEFT
28 Oct 2001 THEFT AND LOVE LIVE US FALL 2001 (b)
1 Feb 2002 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006
5 Feb 2002 SING WHILE YOU SLAVE (b)
30 Apr 2002 PARIS SECOND 2002 (b)