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Red River shore

Bob Dylan © 1997 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


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

Jan 1997
TELL TALE SIGNS: THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 8
    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 lay
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(1)(1)/didn't(2)] 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 and 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, [and(2)] 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
[But(1)/Well(2)] 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 fadin' past
Trapped in the fires of time
I've tried not to ever hurt anybody
[And to(1)] stay out of the life of crime
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(1)] I'm a stranger here in a strange land
[But(1)] I know this is where I belong
I ramble and gamble for the one I love
And the hills will give me a song
Though nothin' looks familiar to me (1) 
      / Nothin' looks that familiar to me (2)
I know I've stayed here before (1)
      / Though I know that I've stayed here before (2)
[Once(1)/One time(2)] a thousand nights ago
With the girl from the Red River shore.

Well I went back to see about her once (1)
      / I went back once to see about her (2)
Went back to straighten it out
Everybody that I talked to [who(2)] had seen us there
Said they didn't know who I was talkin' about
Well the sun went down on me a long time ago
I 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.

[Well(1)/Now(2)] I heard of a guy who lived a long time ago
A man full of sorrow and strife
That if someone around him died and was dead
He knew how to bring him on back to life
Well I don't know what kind of language he used (1)
        / Don't know what kind of language he might have used (2)
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. 
    

Recording dates & record list

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