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Red River Shore

Bob Dylan © 1997 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


Jan 1997
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006

Jan 1997
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006 #2

  "Time Out Of Mind" sessions, Criteria Studios, Miami FL - january 1997 #1  
  "Time Out Of Mind" sessions, Criteria Studios, Miami FL - january 1997 #2  

Some of us turn off the lights and we live
In the moonlight shooting by
Some of us scare ourselves to death in the dark
To be where the angels fly
Pretty maids all in a row lined up
Outside my cabin door
I've never wanted any of 'em wanting me
'Cept the girl from the red river shore.

Well i sat by her side and for a while i tried
To make that girl my wife
She gave me her best advice and she said
Go home and lead a quiet life
Well i been to the east and i been to the west
And i been out where the black winds roar
Somehow though i never did get that far
With the girl from the red river shore.

Well i knew when i first laid eyes on her
I could never be free
One look at her an' i knew right away
She should always be with me
Well the dream dried up a long time ago
Don't know where it is anymore
True to life, true to me
Was the girl from the red river shore.

Well i'm wearing the cloak of misery
And i've tasted jilted love
And the frozen smile upon my face
Fits me like a glove
Well i can't escape from the memory
Of the one that i'll always adore
All those nights when i lay in the arms
Of the girl from the red river shore.

Well we're livin' in the shadows of a fading past
Trapped in the fires of time
I've tried not to ever hurt anybody
An' to stay out of the life of crime
An' when it's all been said and done
I never did know the score
One more day is another day away
From the girl from the red river shore.

Well i'm a stranger here in a strange land
But i know this is where i belong
I'll ramble and gamble for the one i love
An' the hills will give me a song
Though nothin' looks familiar to me
I know i've stayed here before
Once a thousand nights ago
With the girl from the red river shore.

Well i went back to see about her once
Went back to straighten it out
Everybody that i talked to had seen us there
Said they didn't know who ' was talkin' about
Well the sun went down on me a long time ago
I've had to pull back from the door
I wish i could have spent every hour of my life
With the girl from the red river shore.

Now i've heard of a guy who lived a long time ago
A man full of sorrow and strife
That if someone around him died an' was dead
He knew how to bring 'em on back to life
Well i don't know what kind of language he used
Or if they do that kind of thing anymore
Sometimes i think nobody ever saw me here at all
'Cept the girl from the red river shore.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

Jan 1997 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8 TELL TALE SIGNS RARE AND UNRELEASED 1989-2006 #2