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Matchbox 1

Carl Perkins


18 Feb 1969
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 15: TRAVELIN' THRU 1967-1969

  DYLAN/CASH recording session, Nashville TN - 18.feb.1969, take 1  

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash alternate vocals on each second verse

I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Well I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches
But I got so far to go.

Well i'm an old poor boy
Long way from home
I'm an old poor boy
Long way from home
Yes I'll never be happy
Everything I do is wrong.

I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Ain't got so many matches
But I got so far/long way to go.

Cash : Ah Carl ...

Let me be your little dog
Till your big dog comes
Let me be your little dog
Till your big dog comes
When your big dog gets here
Sure i want his little puppy be gone.

I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches
But I got a long way to go.

Let me be your little dog
Till your big dog comes
Let me be your little dog
Till your big dog comes
When your big dog gets here
Sure i want his little puppy be gone.

Sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Sitting here wondering
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches
But I got a so long way to go.

I'm an old poor boy
Just a long way from home
I'm an old poor boy
A long way from home
Yes I'll never be happy
Everything I do is wrong.

Well i'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches
But I got a long way to go.

Cash : Take it off, Carl, ...   up
    

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Matchbox 2


18 Feb 1969
cd imgTHE DYLAN/CASH SESSIONS (T-351)
cd imgMEETS GEORGE HARRISON AND JOHNNY CASH (T-126)

  DYLAN/CASH recording session, Nashville TN - 18.feb.1969  

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash share vocals on all verses

Sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Well I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Ain't got so many matches
But I sure got a long way to go.

I'm an old poor boy 
Long way from home
I'm an old poor boy
Long way from home
Yes I'll never be happy
Everything I ever did is wrong.

Let me be your little dog
Till your big dog comes
Let me be your little dog
Till your big dog comes
When your big dog gets here
Sure i want this little dog be gone.

Well I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Well I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches
But I got a long way to go.

[\sl Cash: Carl, bridge here }

Well I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Well I'm sittin' here wondering
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches
But I got so far to go.

Let me be your little dog
'Til your big dog comes
Lemme be your little dog
'Til your big dog comes
When your big dog gets here
Sure i want this little dog be gone.

I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches
But I got so long way to go.

I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Well I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches
But I sure got a long way to go.  up
    

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Matchbox 3


1 May 1970
cd imgPOSSUM BELLY OVERALLS (T-358)
cd imgALMOST WENT TO SEE ELVIS (T-535)

  New Morning recording session 1, Columbia Studios, NYC - 1.may.1970  

Well I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Well I'm sitting here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches
But I got so far to go.

Lemme be your little dog
Till your big dog comes
Let me be your little dog
Till your big dog comes
When your big dog gets here
Sure i want little puppy be gone.

Well I sit here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
An' I sit here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches
But I got so far to go.

I'm an old poor boy
Long long way from home
I'm an old poor boy
Long long way from home
I'll never be happy
Everything I done is wrong.

Well I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Yes I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain't got so many matches
But I got so far to go.

Well I sit here wonderin'
Sitting here wonderin'
Yes I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Well I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Yes I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes

Well I'm an old poor boy
Long long way from home
I'm an old poor boy
Long long way from home
I can never be happy
Everything I did has been wrong.

Well I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Well I'm sittin' here wonderin'
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Ain't got so many matches
But I got so far to go.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

18 Feb 1969 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 15: TRAVELIN' THRU 1967-1969
18 Feb 1969 2 THE DYLAN/CASH SESSIONS (b)
MEETS GEORGE HARRISON AND JOHNNY CASH (b)
1 May 1970 3 POSSUM BELLY OVERALLS (b)
ALMOST WENT TO SEE ELVIS (b)