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Man Of Constant Sorrow 1

Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)

cd imgTHE MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL TAPE & THE GASLIGHT CAFE

22 Nov 1961
cd imgBOB DYLAN
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG (T-286)
cd imgFOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!

22 Dec 1961
cd imgTHE MINNESOTA TAPES #2 (T-318)

  ''Bob Dylan'' recording session 2, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 20.nov.1961  

I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen troubles all my days
I'll say goodbye to Colorado
State where i was partly raised.

You mother says i'm a stranger
My face you'll never see no more
But there's one promise darlin'
I'll see you on god's golden shore.

Thru this open world i'm a-bound to ramble
Thru ice an' snow, sleet an' rain
I'm a-bound to ride that mornin' railroad
Perhaps i'll die on that train.

I am a man of constant sorrow 
I've seen troubles all my days 
I'll say goodbye to Colorado
State where i was partly raised.  up
    

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Man Of Constant Sorrow 2


May 1961
cd imgTHE MINNESOTA TAPES (T-318)
cd imgTHE MINNEAPOLIS PARTY TAPE
cd imgGREAT WHITE WONDER (vinyl bootleg)

  The Minnesota Hotel Tape: Home of Bonnie Beecher, Minneapolis MN - 22.dec.1961  

I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen troubles all my days
I'll say goodbye to Colorado
Where i was born an' partly raised.

You mother says i'm a stranger
My face you'll never see no more
But there's one promise darlin'
I'll see you on god's golden shore.

Thru this open world i'm a-bound to ramble
Thru ice an' snow, sleet an' rain
I'm a-bound to ride that mornin' railroad
Perhaps i'll die on that train.

I am a man of constant sorrow 
I've seen troubles all my days 
I'll say goodbye to Colorado
State where i was partly raised.

I'm goin' back to Colorado
The place that i started from
If i'd known how bad you'd treat me
Honey i never would have come.  up
    

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Man Of Constant Sorrow 3


3 Mar 1963
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7 NO DIRECTION HOME
cd imgTRANSMISSIONS
cd imgONE PUSH OF THE BUTTON: TV SHOWS (PART 1) (T-993)

  "Folk songs and more folk songs", Westinghouse Studios, NYC - 3.mar.1963  

I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my days
I'll say goodbye to Colorado
Where i was born an' partly raised.

Thru this open world i'm a-bound to ramble
Thru ice an' snow, sleet an' rain
I'm a-bound to ride that mornin' railroad
Perhaps i'll die upon that train.

You mother says i'm a stranger
My face you'll never see no more
But here's one promise to you
I'll see you on god's golden shore.

I'm goin' back to Colorado
The place that i started from
If i'd known how bad you'd treat me
Babe i never would have come.  up
    

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Man Of Constant Sorrow 4


  European tour, Spring 2002 

I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my days
I'll  bid farewell to old Kentucky 
The place where I was born and raised.

Through this whole world I'm bound to ramble 
Through ice and snow, sleet and rain
I'm a-bound to ride that morning railroad
Perhaps I'll die on that train.

Your friends say that I'm a stranger 
My face you'll never see no more
But there's one promise, one promise that is given
We'll meet again on that golden shore.

For six long years I've been in trouble
Nor pleasure here on earth I find
For I'm bound to ride that morning railroad
Perhaps I'll die on that train.

I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my days
I'll  bid farewell to old Kentucky 
The place that I was born and raised.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

May 1961 2 THE MINNESOTA TAPES (b)
THE MINNEAPOLIS PARTY TAPE
GREAT WHITE WONDER (vb)
22 Dec 1961 1 THE MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL TAPE & THE GASLIGHT CAFE
22 Nov 1961 1 BOB DYLAN
THE BOOTLEG (b)
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
22 Dec 1961 1 THE MINNESOTA TAPES (b) #2
3 Mar 1963 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7 NO DIRECTION HOME
TRANSMISSIONS
ONE PUSH OF THE BUTTON: TV SHOWS (PART 1) (b)
11 June 1988 GOLDEN VANITY (b)
17 Oct 1990 THANK YOU EV'RYBODY (b)
5 Apr 2002 STOCKHOLM 2002 (b)