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Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence 1

(Killing Me Alive)

Bob Dylan © 1970 Warner Chapell Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


15 June 1965
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 2
cd imgGREAT WHITE WONDER (vinyl bootleg)
cd imgHELP ! (vinyl bootleg)

  Highway 61 Revisited session 1 - 15 june 1965, take 3  

I paid fifteen million dollars, two hundred an' seventy-two cents
I paid one thousand, two hundred twenty-seven dollars an' fifty-five cents
See my bulldog bite a rabbit
An' my hound dog sittin' on a barbed wire fence.

Well my temperature rises an' my feet can't walk so hot
Yes my temperature rises an' my feet can't walk so hot
An' this arabian doctor comes in, gives me a shot
But he wouldn't tell me what it was that i got.

Well that woman i've got she's killin' me alive
Yes that woman i've got she's killin' me alive
She's turnin' me into a old man
An' man i'm not even 25.

Of course you're gonna think this song is a riff
I know you're gonna think this song is just a riff
Unless you've been inside a tunnel
An' fell down 69-70 feet over a barbed wire fence.
All right !  up
    

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Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence 2


15 June 1965
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)

  Highway 61 Revisited session 1 - 15 june 1965, take 2  

I paid one thousand, twenty-seven hundred dollars an' nineteen cents
I paid one million, nineteen hundred an' twenty-two dollars an' fifteen cents
To see my bull dog bite a rabbit
An' my hound dog sittin' on a barbed wire fence.

Well, i, this gal i got, i swear she's killin' me alive
Yes this gal i got, i swear she's killin' me alive
She's makin' me into a old man
An' i'm hardly even 25.

Well, my temperature rises an' my feet you know they get so hot
Well, my temperature rises an' my feet you know they get so hot
I went to the doctor, he gave me a shot
But he wouldn't tell me what it is that i got. 

Now if you go down to Houston, watch this girl with hair that's pearly blue
Well if you go down to Houston, watch this girl with hair pearly blue
She's a hungry woman
And she'll really make a mess outta you.
All right!

I got this woman in L.A., she makes the sweat run down my brow
I got this woman out in L.A., she makes the sweat run down my brow
Well she's good alright
But she ain't as good as the guitar player i got right now...  up
    

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Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence 3


15 June 1965
cd imgTHE LONESOME SPARROW SINGS (T-349)
cd imgHIGHWAY 61 REVISTED AGAIN (T-174)

  Highway 61 Revisited session 1 - 15.jun.1965, take 6?  

Well i paid one million, seven hundred thousand dollars an' fifteen cents
Yes, i paid twelve thousand, one hundred an' nineteen dollars an' twenty-two cents
To see my bull dog bite a rabbit
An' my hound dog sittin' on a barbed wire fence.

Well this gal i'm lovin', i swear she's killin' me alive
Well this gal i'm lovin', i swear she's killin' me alive
She's makin' me into a old man
An' i'm not even 25.

Yes i was walkin' down the street one day an' i just saw her sittin' here on a shelf
Yes i was just walkin' down the street one day an' i saw her sittin' here all alone on a shelf
Right away she gave my shoes to her mother
But she kept all my bread for herself.

Well my temperature explodes, my feet don't work/walk so hot
Yes my temperature explodes, my feet don't work so hot
Well i went to this arabian doctor
But he wouldn't tell me what it is that i got.
 
All right!

Well if you think what i'm singin', it is just a riff
Yes if you think what i'm singin, it is... just happens to be a riff
That's 'cause you never went through any tunnel
An' never fell down any screwdriver cliff.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

15 June 1965 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 2
GREAT WHITE WONDER (vb)
HELP ! (vb)
15 June 1965 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)
15 June 1965 3 THE LONESOME SPARROW SINGS (b)
HIGHWAY 61 REVISTED AGAIN (b)