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Minstrel Boy 1

Bob Dylan © 1970, 1976 Big Sky Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


May/Oct 1967
cd imgANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT (1969-1971) THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 10
cd imgTHE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 11

  The Basement Tapes - may/october 1967  

Clearly a quite unfinished transcription

Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna let it down an' roll?
Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna throw it all or let him go home?

Oh, he got pretty in his spell
Old time pigeon[?] i can't tell
Well he's lookin' down and blue
With all his ladies, he's lonely still.

Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna let it roll?
Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna throw it all or let him go home?  up
    

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Minstrel Boy 2


31 Aug 1969
cd imgSELF PORTRAIT
cd imgMINSTREL BOY (T-127)
cd imgISLE OF WIGHT (vinyl bootleg)

%  Live, Woodside Bay, Isle Of Wight Festival of Music - 31.aug.1969  

Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna let it roll?
Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna let it down easy to save his soul?

Oh, Lucky's drivin' a long long time
There he still sits on top of the hill
Well[?] aching[?] jumpers[?], with all laid[?] down
With all of them ladies, you know he's lonely still.

Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna let it roll?
Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna let it down easy to save his soul?

Well knee deep in number an' heavy in toil
Mighty mockingbird he's still such a heavy load
Beneath his boundaries, but more if i can tell
With all of these travelin' but i'm still on that road.

Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna let it roll?
Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
Who's gonna let it down easy to save his soul?  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

May/Oct 1967 1ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT (1969-1971) THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 10
THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 11/td>
31 Aug 1969 2 SELF PORTRAIT
MINSTREL BOY (b)
ISLE OF WIGHT (vb)