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Poor Lazarus 1

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22 Dec 1961
cd imgTHE MINNESOTA TAPES (T-318)
cd imgGREAT WHITE WONDER (vinyl bootleg)

  The Minnesota Hotel Tape: Home of Bonnie Beecher, Minneapolis MN - 22.dec.1961  

Oh the high sherif told the deputy
Go an' get me Lazarus
Dead or alive, dead or alive.

Oh the deputy he wondered
"Where am i to find him?''
"I don't know, great god just don't know.''

Well, they found poor Lazarus 
In between two mountains
Blowed him down
Great god, they blowed him down.

Oh they killed poor Lazarus
With a mighty number
Number forty-five.

Poor Lazarus, they took his body 
To the comissary office
Walked away
Great god, they walked away.

Poor Lazarus, Lazarus' father
When he heard his son was dyin', said
"Let the fool go down
Let the fool go down.''

An' Lazarus, Lazarus' little sister
She could not come to the funeral
Didn't have no shoes
Lord, on her feet.

An' Lazarus, Lazarus' ol' mother
Walkin' down the road, cryin'
"My only son,
They killed my only son.''

Hey captain did you hear the news?
Your men are gonna leave you
Next pay day
O lord, next pay day.

Well the high sherif told the deputy
Go an' get me Lazarus
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Poor Lazarus 2


Mar/May 1967
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
cd imgA TREE WITH ROOTS (T-731)
cd imgTHE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 5 (T-224)

  The Basement tapes - may/october 1967, incomplete  

Oh well the high sherif told his deputy
Go out an' bring me Lazarus
Well the high sherif told his deputy
Say go out an' find me Lazarus
Well dead or alive.

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 Recording dates & record list

29 July 1961 THE ROAR OF A WAVE (b)
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
LIFE AND LIFE ONLY RADIO & TV 1961-1965
ECHO'S ALBUM (b)
22 Dec 1961 1 THE MINNESOTA TAPES (b)
GREAT WHITE WONDER (vb)
Mar/May 1967 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
A TREE WITH ROOTS (b)
THE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 5 (b)