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Song To Woody 1

Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


20 Nov 1961
cd imgBOB DYLAN
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7 NO DIRECTION HOME
cd imgDYLAN 2007
cd imgCHRONIQUES VOLUME 1
cd imgFOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG (T-286)

  Bob Dylan recording session 1, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 20.nov.1961  

I'm out here a thousand miles from my home
Walkin' a road other men have gone down
I'm seein' your world of people an' things
Hear paupers an' peasants an' princes an' kings.

Hey, hey, Woody Guthrie i wrote you a song
'Bout the funny ol' world that's a-comin' along
Seems sick an' it's hungry, it's tired an' it's torn
It looks like it's dyin' an' it's hardly been born.

Hey Woody Guthrie but i know that you know
All the things i'm a-sayin' an' a-many times more
I'm singin' you this song but i can't sing enough
'Cause there's not many men that done the things that you've done.

Here's to Cisco an' Sonny an' Leadbelly too
An' to all the good people that traveled with you
Here's to the hearts an' hands of the men
That come with the dust an' are gone with the wind.

I'm a-leavin' tomorrow but i could leave today
Somewhere down the road someday
The very last thing that i'd want to do
Is to say i've been hittin' some hard travelin' too.  up
    

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Song To Woody 2


6 Sep 1961
cd imgTHE MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL TAPE & THE GASLIGHT CAFE
cd imgHISTORICAL ARCHIVES Vol. 1 (vinyl bootleg)
cd imgGWW A THOUSAND MILES BEHIND (vinyl bootleg)

  First Gaslight tape, Gaslight Café, NYC - September 1961  

I'm out here a thousand miles from my home
Walkin' a road other men 've gone down
I'm seein' your world of people an' things
Hear paupers an' peasants an' princes an' kings.

Hey, hey Woody i wrote you a song
'Bout the funny ol' world that's comin' along
Sick an' hungry, it's tired an' it's torn
It looks like it's dyin' an' never been born.

Hey, hey Woody Guthrie but i know that you know
All the things i'm a-sayin' an' a-many times more
I'm singin' you this song but i can't sing enough
'Cause there's not many men that done the things that you've done.

Here's to Cisco an' Sonny an' Leadbelly too
An' to all good people that traveled with you
Here's to the hearts an' hands of the men
That come with the dust an' are gone with the wind.

I'm a-leavin' tomorrow but i could leave today
Somewhere down the road someday
The very last thing that i'd want to do
Is to say i've been hittin' some hard travelin' too.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

6 Sep 1961 2 THE MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL TAPE & THE GASLIGHT CAFE
HISTORICAL ARCHIVES Vol. 1 (vb)
GWW A THOUSAND MILES BEHIND (vb)
4 Nov 1961 CARNEGIE CHAPTER HALL 1961
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets! #2
20 Nov 1961 1 BOB DYLAN
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7 NO DIRECTION HOME
DYLAN 2007
CHRONIQUES VOLUME 1
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
THE BOOTLEG (b)
1 May 1970 POSSUM BELLY OVERALLS (b)
1 May 1970 MEETS GEORGE HARRISON AND JOHNNY CASH (b)
1 May 1970 ALMOST WENT TO SEE ELVIS (b)
16 Oct 1992 IN THE GARDEN (b)
16 Mar 2000 THINGS HAVE CHANGED (single)