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Nettie Moore

Bob Dylan © 2006 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


Feb 2006
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  MODERN TIMES session, Clinton Studio NYC- february 2006  

Lost John's sittin' on a railroad track
Something's out of whack
Blues this mornin' fallin' down like hail
Gonna leave a greasy trail.

Gonna travel the world is what i'm gonna do
Then come back and see you.
All i ever do is struggle and strive
If i don't do anybody any harm, i might make it back home alive.

I'm the oldest son of a crazy man
I'm in a cowboy band
Got a pile of sins to pay for and i ain't got time to hide
I'd walk through a blazin' fire, baby, if i knew you was on the other side.

Oh i miss you Nettie Moore
And my happiness is o'er
Winter's gone, the river's on the rise
I loved you then, and ever shall
But there's no one left here to tell
The world has gone black before my eyes.

Well the world of research has gone berserk
Too much paperwork
Albert's in the graveyard, Frankie's raisin' hell
I'm beginnin' to believe what the scriptures tell.

I've gone where the Southern crosses the Yellow Dog
Get away from all these demagogues
And these bad luck women stick like glue
It's either one or the other or neither of the two.

She says, "Look out, daddy, don't want you to tear your pants
You could get wrecked in this dance."
They say whisky'll kill you, but i don't think it will
I'm ridin' with you to the top of the hill.

Oh i miss you Nettie Moore
And my happiness is o'er
Winter's gone, the river's on the rise
I loved you then, and ever shall
But there's no one left here to tell
The world has gone black before my eyes.

Don't know why my baby never looked so good before
Don't have to wonder no more
She been cooking all day, gonna take me all night
I can't eat all that stuff in a single bite.

The judge is comin' in, everybody rise
Lift up your eyes.
You can do what you please, you don't need my advice
'Fore you call me any dirty names, you better think twice.

Gettin' light outside, the temperature dropped
I think the rain has stopped
I'm gonna make you come to grips with fate
When i'm through with you, you'll learn to keep your business straight.

Oh i miss you Nettie Moore
And my happiness is o'er
Winter's gone, the river's on the rise
I loved you then, and ever shall
But there's no one left here to tell
The world has gone black before my eyes.

The bright spark of the steady lights
Has dimmed my sight.
When you're around me all my grief gives 'way
A lifetime with you is like some heavenly day.

Everything i've ever known to be right has been proven wrong
I'll be driftin' along
The woman i'm lovin' she rules my heart
No knife could ever cut our love apart.

Today i'll stand in faith and raise
The voice of praise
The sun is strong, i'm standing in the light
I wish to God that it were night.

Oh i miss you Nettie Moore
And my happiness is o'er
Winter's gone, the river's on the rise
I loved you then, and ever shall
But there's no one here left to tell
The world has gone black before my eyes.  up
    

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