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Simple Twist Of Fate 1

Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


19 Sep 1974
cd imgBLOOD ON THE TRACKS
cd imgTHE BEST OF BOB DYLAN Vol. 2
cd imgDYLAN 2007
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #7

19 Sep 1974
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #6

  Blood On The Tracks session 4, A & R Studios, NYC - 19.sep.1974, take 2 remake  
  Blood On The Tracks session 4, A & R Studios, NYC - 19.sep.1974, take 3 remake, album version  

They sat together in the park
As the evenin' sky grew dark
She looked at him an' he felt a spark
Tingle to his bones
'Twas then he felt alone
An' wished that he'd gone straight
An' watched out for a simple twist of fate.

They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, i remember well
An' stopped into a strange hotel
With a neon burnin' bright
He felt the heat of the night
Hit him like a freight train
Movin' with a simple twist of fate.

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walkin' on by the arcade
As the light bust through a beat up shade
Where he was wakin' up
She dropped a coin into the cup
Of another blind man at the gate
An' forgot about a simple twist of fate.

He woke up, the room was bare
He didn't see her anywhere
He told himself he didn't care
Pushed the window open wide
Felt an emptiness inside
To which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate.

He hears the tickin' of the clocks
An' walks along with a parrot that talks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks
Where the sailors all come in
Maybe she'll pick him out again
How long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate.

People tell me it's a sin
To know an' feel too much within
I still believe she was my twin
But i lost the ring
She was born in spring
But i was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate.   up
    

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Simple Twist Of Fate 2


16 Sep 1974
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition)

16 Sep 1974
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #2

16 Sep 1974
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #3

16 Sep 1974
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #4

16 Sep 1974
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #5

  Blood On The Tracks session 1, A & R Studios, NYC - 16.sep.1974, take 1  
  Blood On The Tracks session 1, A & R Studios, NYC - 16.sep.1974, take 2  
  Blood On The Tracks session 1, A & R Studios, NYC - 16.sep.1974, take 1A  
  Blood On The Tracks session 1, A & R Studios, NYC - 16.sep.1974, take 2A, interrupted  
  Blood On The Tracks session 1, A & R Studios, NYC - 16.sep.1974, take 3A  

Slightly different lyrics 

They sat together in the park
As the evenin' sky grew dark
She looked at him an' he felt a spark
Tingle to his bones
'Twas then he felt alone
An' wished that he'd gone straight
An' watched out for a simple twist of fate.

They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, i remember well
An' stopped into a strange hotel
With a neon burnin' bright
He felt the heat of the night
Hit him like a freight train
Movin' with a simple twist of fate.

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walkin' on by the arcade
As the light [bust through a beat up shade / beat through a busted shade]
Where he was wakin' up
She dropped a coin into a cup
Of a blind man at the gate
An' forgot about a simple twist of fate.

He woke up, the room was bare
He didn't see her anywhere
He told himself he didn't care
Pushed the window open wide
Felt an emptiness inside
To which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate.

He hears the tickin' of the clock
And walks along with a parrot that talks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks
Where the sailors all come in
Maybe [she'll spot him once again / he'll pick her out again / he'll spot her once again]
How long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate.

People tell me it's a sin
To know an' feel too much within
I still believe she was my twin
But i lost the ring
She was born in spring
An' i was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate.  up
    

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Simple Twist Of Fate 3


10 Sep 1975
cd imgSONGS FOR PATTY VALENTINE (T-320)
cd imgGENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (T-636)
cd imgTRANSMISSIONS
cd imgBLOOD TAKES (vinyl bootleg)

  The World Of John Hammond, WTTW-TV Studio, Chicago IL - 10.sep.1975  

They sat together in the park
As the evenin' sky grew dark
She looked at him an' he felt a spark
Tingle to his bones
'Twas then he felt alone
An' wished that he'd gone straight
An' watched out for a simple twist of fate.

They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, i remember well
An' stopped into an old hotel
With a neon burnin' bright
He felt the heat of the night
Hit him like a freight train
Movin' with a simple twist of fate.

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walkin' on by the arcade
As the light bust through a beat up shade
Where he was wakin' up
She dropped a coin into the cup
Of another blind man at the gate
An' forgot about a simple twist of fate.

He woke up, the room was bare
He didn't see her anywhere
He told himself he didn't care
Pushed the window open wide
Felt an emptiness inside
To which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate.

He hears the tickin' of the clocks
And walks along to the city blocks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks
Where the sailors all come in
Maybe she'll pick him out again
How long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate.

People tell me it's a crime
To know an' feel too much at anyone time
I still believe she was my twin
But i lost the ring
She was born in spring
An' i was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate.  up
    

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Simple Twist Of Fate 4


28 Oct 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #2

  Live, Mahjong Parlor, Falmouth MA - 28.oct.1975  

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky got dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark
Tingle to her bones
'Twas then he felt alone 
An' wished he'd gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate.

They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, I remember well
An' stopped into a strange hotel
With the neon burnin' bright
He felt the heat of the night
Hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate.

A clarinette some place played
As she was walking on by the arcade
She heard the melody rise and fade
The sun was comin' up
She dropped a coin into the cup
Of a blind man at the gate
And forgot all about a simple twist of fate.

He woke up, she was gone
He didn't see nothin' but the dawn
He walked across the room, put his clothes back on
Pushed over, pushed back the blinds
Found a note she'd left behind
To which he just could not relate
All about a simple twist of fate.

He walks alone through the city blocks
Hears the tickin' of the clocks
Hunts her by the waterfront docks
Where the sailors all come in
Maybe he'll see her once again
How long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate.

People tell me it's a crime
To know and feel too much at any one time
She should have caught me in my prime
She would have stayed with me
'Stead of goin' off to sea
And leavin' me to meditate
Upon a simple twist of fate.  up
    

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Simple Twist Of Fate 5


20 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 5 LIVE 1975 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE

1 Dec 1975
cd imgGET READY! TONIGHT BOB'S STAYING HERE WITH YOU (T-129)

8 Dec 1975
cd imgNIGHT OF THE HURRICANE 1 (T-813)

  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Harvard Square Theater, Cambridge MA - 20.nov.1975  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto ON - 1.dec.1975   
  Live, Madison Square Garden, NYC ''Night of the Hurricane'' - 8.dec.1975  

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky got dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark
Tingle to her bones
'Twas then he felt alone 
An' wished that he'd gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate.

They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, I remember well
Stopped into a strange hotel
With the neon burnin' bright
He felt the heat of the night
Hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate.

A saxophone some place softly played
She was walking on by the arcade
She heard the melody rise and fade
The sun was comin' up
She dropped a coin into the cup
Of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate.

He woke up, she was gone
He didn't see nothin' but the dawn
He got out of bed and put his clothes back on
Pushed back the blinds
Found a note she'd left behind
To which he just could not relate
All about a simple twist of fate.

He hears the ticking of the clocks
Walks alone through the city blocks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks
Where the sailors all roll in
Maybe he'll spot her once again
How long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate.

People tell me it's a crime
To know too much for too long a time
She should have caught me in my prime
She would have stayed with me
'Stead of goin' back off to sea
And leavin' me to meditate
Upon a simple twist of fate.  up
    

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Simple Twist Of Fate 6


30 Dec 1977
cd imgTHE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (T-746)

Jan 1978
cd imgTHE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES #2 (T-746)

Jan 1978
cd imgTHE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES #3 (T-746)
cd imgDARKNESS AT THE BREAK OF NOON (T-016)
cd imgRUNDOWN TO MAGGIE (T-131)

Jan 1978
cd imgTHE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES #4 (T-746)

28 Feb 1978
cd imgBOB DYLAN AT BUDOKAN

7 June 1978
cd imgSTOP CRYING (T-030)

  Rehearsal for the '78 Tour, Rundown Studios, Santa Monica Ca - 30.dec.1977  
  Rehearsal for the '78 Tour, Rundown Studios, Santa Monica Ca - 1.jan.1978  
  Rehearsal for the '78 Tour, Rundown Studios, Santa Monica Ca - january.1978 or april.1978  
  Live, Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo -  28.feb.1978  
  Live, Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles CA - 7.jun.1978  

Five slightly different lyrics 

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky got dark
She looked at him, he felt a spark
Tingle to her bones
'Twas then she felt alone
And wished that she'd gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate.

They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, i remember well
Stopped into a renovated hotel
With the neon burning bright
She felt the heat of the night
Hit her like a freight train
Movin' with a simple twist of fate.

A [saxophone] [softly / some place / somewhere] played
She was walking on by the arcade
She heard the melody rise and fade
The sun was comin' up
She dropped a coin into the cup
Of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate.

He woke up and she was gone
He didn't see nothin' but the dawn
[ Got out of bed and put his clothes back on
      / He got out of bed and screwed his head back on ]
Pushed back the blinds
Found a note she'd left behind
[To which / But] he could not concentrate
On anything 'cept a simple twist of fate.

He hears the tickin' of the clock
And walks alone to the city blocks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks
Where the sailors all [roll / come] in
Maybe he'll [spot / see] her once again
How long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate.

People tell me it's a crime
To [hold / remember] her for too long a time
She should have caught me in my prime
She would have stayed with me
'Stead of goin' back off to sea
And leavin' me to meditate
Upon a simple twist of fate.  up
    

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Simple Twist Of Fate 7


  Live, Parc de Sceaux, Paris - 1.jul.1984 

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky got dark
She looked at him and felt a spark
Tingle to her bone
T'was then she felt alone 
And wished that she'd gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate.

They walked along by the old canal
Down waterfront street, at the tolling bell
Stopped into the Grand Hotel
Where the desk clerks dressed in white
With a face as black as night
He said "Check out time at eight"
All a part of a simple twist of fate.

He woke up, you know the room was thick
Something there inside was makin' him sick
He heard her boot heels in the hallway click
The sun was coming up
She dropped a coin into the cup
Of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about that simple twist of fate.

Head out to my baby in the rain and snow
[Didn't leave ...] when those chilly winds blow
He said "I taught you all you know
Now, don't bother me no more.
You know where to find the door
Go on, before it's too late
And forget about that simple twist of fate."

He's walking down through the city streets,
Looking into the eyes of the people he meets
And late in time, you know, he tries and greets
He waited more I can do
He said "I'm leaving my heart with you
Take good care of it, be on our freight"
All about that simple twist of fate.

People tell me it's a crime
To remember her for too long of a time
She should have caught me in my prime
She would 've stayed with me
Instead of going' back off to sea
And leavin' me to meditate
All on that simple twist of fate.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

16 Sep 1974 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition)
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #2
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #3
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #4
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #5
19 Sep 1974 1 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN Vol. 2
DYLAN 2007
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #7
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 14 MORE BLOOD MORE TRACKS (DeLuxe Edition) #6
10 Sep 1975 3 SONGS FOR PATTY VALENTINE (b)
GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b)
TRANSMISSIONS
BLOOD TAKES (vb)
28 Oct 1975 4 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS #2
20 Nov 1975 5 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDINGS
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 5 LIVE 1975 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE
1 Dec 1975 5 GET READY! TONIGHT BOB'S STAYING HERE WITH YOU (b)
8 Dec 1975 5 NIGHT OF THE HURRICANE 1 (b)
30 Dec 1977 6 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b)
Jan 1978 6 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b) #2
THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b) #3
DARKNESS AT THE BREAK OF NOON (b)
RUNDOWN TO MAGGIE (b)
THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b) #4
28 Feb 1978 6 BOB DYLAN AT BUDOKAN
7 June 1978 6 STOP CRYING (b)
15 July 1978 THE PICNIC AT BLACKBUSHE (b)
16 Nov 1980 KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE ANTICHRIST (b)
29 Nov 1980 RISE AGAIN (b)
3 Dec 1980 A MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE (b)
10 Nov 1981 STADIUMS OF THE DAMNED (b)
11 Nov 1981 YOU DON'T KNOW ME (b)
4 Sep 1988 WANTED MAN (b)
19 Oct 1988 STUCK INSIDE OF NEW YORK (b)
8 Feb 1993 TOMORROW NIGHTS (b)
13 Apr 1994 THE REAL VOICE OF AMERICA (b)
27 May 1995 LOUD AND STRONG (b)
19 Apr 1996 THE MAINE EVENT (b)
30 Apr 2002 PARIS SECOND 2002 (b)