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She's Your Lover Now 1

(Just A Little Glass Of Water)

Bob Dylan © 1971 Dwarf Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


21 Jan 1966
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #4
cd imgTHE LONESOME SPARROW SINGS (T-349)
cd imgTHIN WILD MERCURY MUSIC #2 (T-350)

  Blonde on Blonde session 3, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 21.jan.1966, take 16  

... hum, hum, hum, hum, hum...

Oh, how the pawnbroker roared
An' it was so good for the landlord
The scene is so crazy, wasn't it
They both were so glad
To see me destroy everything I had
Pain sure brings out the best in people, doesn't it?

Why didn't you just leave me if you didn't want to stay
Why'd you want to hurt me so bad?
Did it have to be that way?
Now you stand here sayin', ''Is there anything I got left to say?''
And you, I see you're still with her, well
That's fine but she's comin' on so strange, can't you tell

Take off her iron chain
I think you better explain
I'd do it, but I just can't remember how
Talk to her, you're her lover now.

I've already assumed
That we're in the felony room
But I ain't the judge, you don't have to be nice to me
Will you please tell that
To your friend in the cowboy hat
He keeps on sayin' everythin' twice to me.

You know i was straight with you, you know i never tried to change you in any way
You know that if you didn't want to be with me
That you didn't have to stay.
Now you stand here sayin' you forgive me, what d'you expect me to say?
And you, you just sit around and ask for ashtrays, can't you reach?
I see you kiss her on the cheek everytime she gives a speech.

With her postcards of the pyramid
And her snapshots of Billy The Kid
They're all so nice, but why must everybody bow?
Explain it to her, you're her lover now.

Everybody that cares
They are goin' up the castle stairs
But I'm not up in a castle, honey
I just can't recall
San Francisco at all
I can't even remember El Paso, honey.

You knew you never had to be faithful, i never wanted you to grieve
Why was it so hard for you
If you didn't want to be with me, just to leave?
Why must you stand here now with your fingers goin' up my sleeve?
And you, just what you do anyway?
Isn't there anything you can really say?

When she's standin' on the bar soon
When a fish head an' a harpoon
An' a fake beard plastered on her brow
You better do somethin', she's your lover now.

Must I fall into sadness
Do I look like Charles Atlas
You think I still got what you still got baby?
My voice is really warm
It's just that it ain't got any form
It's like a dead man's last pistol shot, baby!

Ah, your mouth used to be so naked, your eyes used to be so blue
Your hurts used to be so nameless, your tears used to be so few
Now your eyes cry wolf while your mouth cries 
''I'm not scared of animals like you.''
An' you, there's really nothin' about you I can recall
I just saw you that one time and you were just there, that's all.

But i've already been kissed
I'm not gonna get into this
I couldn't make it anyhow
You do it for me, you're her lover now.  up
    

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She's Your Lover Now 2


21 Jan 1966
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 2
cd imgMIDNIGHT TRAIN
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #3
cd imgTHIN WILD MERCURY MUSIC (T-350)
cd imgHELP ! (vinyl bootleg)
cd imgGWW SEEMS LIKE A FREEZE OUT (vinyl bootleg)

  Blonde on Blonde session 3, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 21.jan.1966, take 15, uncomplete  

Your pawnbroker roared
Also, so did the landlord
The scene is so crazy, wasn't it?
Both were so glad
To watch me destroy what i had
Pain sure brings the best in people, doesn't it?

Why didn't you just leave me if you didn't wanna stay
Why'd you want to treat me so bad?
Did it have to be that way?
Now you stand here expectin' me to remember something you forgot to say.
Yes an' you, i see you're still with her, well
That's fine but she's comin' on so strange, can't you tell?

Somebody better explain
She's got her iron chain
I'd do it, but i just can't remember how
You talk to her, she's your lover now.

I already assumed
That we're in the felony room
But i ain't the judge, you don't have to be nice to me
Will you please tell that
To your friend in the cowboy hat
You know he keeps on sayin' everything twice to me.

You know i was straight with you
You know i never tried to change you in any way
You know if you didn't want to be with me that you didn't have to stay.
Now you stand here sayin' you forgive and forget, honey what can i say?
Yes an' you just sit around an' ask for ashtrays, can't you reach?
I see you kiss her on the cheek everytime she gives a speech

With her picture books of the pyramid
And her postcards of Billy The Kid
Must everybody bow?
You better talk to her about it, you're her lover now.

Oh, everybody that cares
Is going up the castle stairs
But i'm not up in the castle, honey
It's true i just can't recall
San Francisco at all
I can't even remember El Paso, honey

Never had to be faithful, i never wanted you to grieve
Why was it so hard for you
If you didn't want to be with me, just to leave?
Now you stand here why are your fingers goin' up my sleeve?
And you, just what you do anyway?
Ain't it nothing you can say?

She'll standin' on the bar soon
When a fish head an' a harpoon
An' a fake beard plastered on her brow
You better do somethin' quick, she's your lover now.

Oh, why must i fall into the sadness
Do i look like Charles Atlas?
Do you think i still got what you still got, baby?
My voice is really warm
It's just that it ain't got any form
But it's just like a dead man's last pistol shot, baby.

Ah, your mouth used to be so naked, your eyes used to be so blue
Your hurt used to be so nameless and your tears used to be so few
Now your mouth cries wolf while ...  up
    

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She's Your Lover Now 3


21 Jan 1966
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)

  Blonde On Blonde session 3, NYC - 21.jan.1966, take 1, breakdown  

What you wanna call this for now? 
Dylan: It's called, uh, yes, we call it uh, "Just a little glass of water"
Take 1 rollin'

How your pawnbroker roared
It was good for the landlord
The scene is so crazy, wasn't it?
Both were so glad
To see me destroy everything I had.
Pain brings out the best in people, now, doesn't it?

Why didn't you just leave me if you didn't want to stay
Why'd you want to hurt me so bad?
Did it have to be that way?
Now you stand here sayin' something you forgot to say that day.
And you, i see you're still with her, well
That's fine but she's comin' on so strange, can't you tell.

You must try and explain
You must take away her iron chain
I'd do it, but I just can't remember how
Talk to her, you're her lover now.

Yes i see i assumed
We're now in the felony room
But I ain't the judge, you don't have to be nice to me
Will you please tell that
To your friend in the cowboy hat
He keeps on sayin' everythin' twice to me.

You know i was straight with you
You know i never tried to change you in any way
You know if you didn't want to be with me that you didn't have to stay.
You just stand here ...   up
    

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She's Your Lover Now 4


21 Jan 1966
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #2

  Blonde on Blonde session 3, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 21.jan.1966, take 6, breakdown  

Pawnbroker he just roared
It was good for the landlord
The scene is so crazy, wasn't it?
Both were so glad
To see me lose everything I had
Pain sure brings out the best in people, now, doesn't it?

Why didn't you just leave me if you didn't want to stay
Why'd you have to hurt me so bad?
Did it have to be that way?
Now you stand here an' ask me, is this something i forgot to say?
And you, i see you're still with her, well
That's fine but she's comin' on so strange, can't you tell?

I think you better explain
What she should really do with her iron chain
I'd do it but I just can't remember how
Talk to her, you're her lover now.

Yes i've already assumed
That we're now in the felony room
But i ain't the judge, you don't have to be nice to me
Will you please tell that
To your friend in the cowboy hat
He keeps on sayin' everythin' twice to me.

You know i was straight with you
You know i never tried to change you in any way
You know that if you didn't want to be with me that you didn't have to stay.
Now you stand here sayin' you forgive me, well, what can i say?
And you, you just sit around and ask for ashtrays, well, can't you reach?
Yes i see you kiss her on the cheek everytime she gives a speech.

With her picture books of the pyramid
And her snapshots of Billy The Kid
They're all so nice, but i refuse to stand here and bow
Explain it to her, you're her lover now.

Everybody that cares
I see they are goin' up the castle stairs
But I'm not up in the castle, honey.
I can't recall
San Francisco at all
I can't even remember El Paso, honey.

You knew you never had to be faithful, i never expected you to grieve
Why was it so hard for you
If you didn't want to be there, just to leave?
Now you stand here with your fingers goin' up my sleeve.
And you, just what you do anyway?
Why are you sometimes rude, sometimes ain't nothing you can say?

She'll be standin' on the bar soon
When a fish head an' a harpoon
An' a fake beard plastered on her brow
You better do somethin', you're her lover now.

Must i fall for this madness
Do i look like Charles Atlas
You think I still got what you still got honey?
My voice is really warm 
[breakdown]  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

21 Jan 1966 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 2
30 Nov 1965 2 MIDNIGHT TRAIN
21 Jan 1966 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #3
THIN WILD MERCURY MUSIC (b)
HELP ! (vb)
GWW SEEMS LIKE A FREEZE OUT (vb)
21 Jan 1966 4 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #2
21 Jan 1966 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)
21 Jan 1966 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #4
THE LONESOME SPARROW SINGS (b)
THIN WILD MERCURY MUSIC (b) #2