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Oxford Town

Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


6 Dec 1962
cd imgTHE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN
cd img7 YEARS OF BAD LUCK (T-311)

Mar 1963
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 THE WITMARK DEMOS
cd imgTHROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (T-378)

  The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan session 7 Columbia Studio A, NYC - 6.dec.1962, CO 77022-1, album version  
  Witmark Studio, NYC - march 1963  

Oxford town, Oxford town
Everybody's got their head bowed down
The sun don't shine above the ground
Ain't a-goin' down to Oxford town.

He went down to Oxford town
Guns an' clubs followed him down
All because his face was brown
Better get away from Oxford town.

Oxford town around the bend
He came to the door, he couldn't get in
All because of the color of his skin
What do you think about that, my friend?

Me, my gal, my gal's son
We got met with a tear gas bomb
I don't even know why we come
Goin' back where we come from.

Oxford town in the afternoon
Everybody singin' a sorrowful tune
Two men died 'neath the Mississippi moon
Somebody better investigate soon.

[Oxford town, Oxford town
Everybody's got their head bowed down
Sun don't shine above the ground
Ain't a-goin' down to Oxford town.]  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

Oct 1962 BROADSIDE (b)
6 Dec 1962 1 THE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN
7 YEARS OF BAD LUCK (b)
Mar 1963 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 THE WITMARK DEMOS
THROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (b)