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Oxford Town

Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


Oct 1962
BROADSIDE (T-441)

6 Dec 1962
THE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN
7 YEARS OF BAD LUCK (T-311)

Mar 1963
THE WITMARK DEMOS:
    THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 / 1962-1964
THROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (T-378)

Broadside dessions, Folkways Studios, NYC - october 1962  
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan session 7 Columbia Studio A, NYC - 6.dec.1962, CO 77022-1, album version  
Witmark Studio, NYC - march 1963 (w) 

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.] (w)
    

Recording dates & record list

Oct 1962 1BROADSIDE (bootleg)
6 Dec 1962 1THE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN
7 YEARS OF BAD LUCK (bootleg)
Mar 1963 1THE WITMARK DEMOS: THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 / 1962-1964
THROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (bootleg)