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Bob Dylan © 1975 Ram's Horn Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


31 July 1975
cd imgDESIRE

  Desire session 5, Columbia Studio E, NYC - 31.jul.1975, album version  

I laid on a dune, i looked at the sky
When the children were babies an' played on the beach
You came up behind me, i saw you go by
You were always so close an' still within reach.

Sara, Sara
Whatever made you wanna change your mind?
Sara, Sara
So easy to look at, so hard to define.

I can still see them playin' with their pails in the sand
They run to the water, their buckets to fill
I can still see the shells fallin' out of their hands
As they follow each other back up the hill.

Sara, Sara
Sweet virgin angel, sweet love of my life
Sara, Sara
Radiant jewel, mystical wife.

Sleepin' in the woods by a fire in the night
Drinkin' white rum in a Portugal bar
Them playin' leap-frog an' hearin' about Snow White
You in the market place in Savanna-la-Mar.

Sara, Sara
It's all so clear, i could never forget
Sara, Sara
Lovin' you is the one thing i'll never regret.

I can still hear the sounds of those methodist bells
I'd taken the cure an' had just gotten thru
Stayin' up for days in the Chelsea hotel
Writin' "Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands'' for you.

Sara, Sara
Wherever we travel we're never apart
Sara, oh Sara
Beautiful lady so dear to my heart.

How did i meet you? I don't know
A messenger sent me in a tropical storm
You were there in the winter, moonlight on the snow
An' on Lilly Pond lane when the weather was warm.

Sara, oh Sara
Scorpio sphinx in a calico dress
Sara, Sara
You must forgive me my unworthiness.

Now the beach is deserted except for some kelp
An' a piece of an old ship that lies on the shore
You always responded when i needed your help
You gimme a map an' a key to your door.

Sara, oh Sara
Glamorous nymph with an arrow an' bow
Sara, oh Sara
Don't ever leave me, don't ever go.  up
    

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31 Oct 1975
cd imgPLYMOUTH ROCK (T-525)

11 Nov 1975
cd imgTELL IT LIKE IT IS (T-245)

19 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS

20 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #2
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 5 LIVE 1975 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE
cd imgGET READY! TONIGHT BOB'S STAYING HERE WITH YOU (T-129)

21 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #3

21 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #4

4 Dec 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #5

8 Dec 1975
cd imgNIGHT OF THE HURRICANE 1 (T-813)
cd imgTHE HURRICANE CARTER BENEFIT (vinyl bootleg)

25 Jan 1976
cd imgNIGHT OF THE HURRICANE 2 (T-814)

  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, War Memorial Auditorium, Plymouth MA - 31.oct.1975  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Palace Theater, Waterbury CT - 11.nov.1975  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Memorial Auditorium, Worcester MA - 19.nov.1975  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Harvard Square Theater, Cambridge MA - 20.nov.1975  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Boston Music Hall, Boston MA - 21.nov.1975 afternoon  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Boston Music Hall, Boston MA - 21.nov.1975 evening  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Forum de MontrŽal, MontrŽal QU - 4.dec.1975  
  Live, Madison Square Garden, NYC ''Night of the Hurricane'' - 8.dec.1975  

I laid on a dune and i looked at the sky
When the children were babies an' played on the beach
You came up behind me, i saw you go by
You were always so close and still within reach.

Sara, Sara
Whatever made you wanna change your mind?
Sara, oh Sara
So easy to look at, so hard to define.

I can still see them playin' with their pails in the sand
They run to the water, their buckets to fill
I can still see the shells fallin' out of their hands
As they follow each other back up the hill.

Sara, Sara
Sweet virgin angel, sweet love of my life
Sara, Sara
Radiant jewel, mystical wife.

Sleepin' in the woods by a fire in the night
Where you fought for my soul and went up again the odds
I was too young to know that you were doin' it right
And you did it with a strength that belongs to the gods.

Sara, Sara
Wherever we travel we're never apart
Sara, oh Sara
Beautiful lady so dear to my heart.

I can still hear the sounds of those methodist bells
I'd taken the cure an' had just gotten through
Stayin' up for days in the Chelsea hotel
Writin' ''Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands'' for you.

Sara, Sara
It's all so clear, i could never forget / [...mumble...] we'll always be bound
Sara, oh Sara
Lovin' you is the one thing i'll never regret. / You must forgive me my unworthiness.

Now the beach is deserted except for some kelp
An' a piece of an old ship that lies on the shore
You always responded when i needed your help
You gave me a map an' a key to your door.

Sara, oh Sara
Glamorous nymph with an arrow an' bow
Sara, oh Sara
Don't ever leave me, don't ever go.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

31 July 1975 1 DESIRE
31 Oct 1975 2 PLYMOUTH ROCK (b)
11 Nov 1975 2 TELL IT LIKE IT IS (b)
19 Nov 1975 2 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS
20 Nov 1975 2 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #2
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 5 LIVE 1975 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE
GET READY! TONIGHT BOB'S STAYING HERE WITH YOU (b)
21 Nov 1975 2 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #3
THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #4
4 Dec 1975 2 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #5
8 Dec 1975 2 NIGHT OF THE HURRICANE 1 (b)
THE HURRICANE CARTER BENEFIT (vb)
25 Jan 1976 2 NIGHT OF THE HURRICANE 2 (b)