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Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again 1

Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


17 Feb 1966
cd imgBLONDE ON BLONDE
cd imgGREATEST HITS Vol. 2
cd imgMASKED AND ANONYMOUS Soundtrack

  Blonde On Blonde session 9, Nashville - 17.feb.1966, take 14  
  Blonde On Blonde session 8, Nashville - 17.feb.1966, take 15, album version  

Oh the ragman draws circles
Up an' down the block
I'd ask him what the matter was
But i know that he don't talk
An' the ladies treat me kindly
An' they furnish me with tape
But deep inside my heart
I know i can't escape.

Oh mama can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Well Shakespeare he's in the alley
With his pointed shoes an' his bells
Speakin' to some french girl
Who says she knows me well
An' i would send a message
To find out if she's talked
But the post office has been stolen
An' the mailbox is locked.

Oh mama can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Mona tried to tell me
To stay away from the train line
She said that all the railroad men
Just drink up your blood like wine
An' i said, ''Oh i didn't know that''
But then again there's only one i met
An' he just smoked my eyelids
An' punch my cigarette.

Oh mama can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Grandpa died last week
An' now he's buried in the rocks
But everybody still talks about
How badly they were shocked
But me i expected it to happen
I knew he'd lost control
When he built a fire on main street
An' shot it full of holes.

Oh mama can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Now the senator came down here
Showin' everyone his gun
Handin' out free tickets
To the wedding of his son
An' me i nearly got busted
An' wouldn't it be my luck
To get caught without a ticket
An' be discovered beneath the truck.

Oh mama is this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Now the tea pitcher looked so baffled
When i asked him why he dressed
With twenty pounds of headlines
Stapled to his chest
But he cursed me when i proved to him
Then i whispered an' said 
"Not even you can hide
You see you're just like me
I hope you're satisfied''.

Oh mama can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Now the rainman gave me two cures
An' he said, ''Jump right in''
The one was Texas medicine
The other was just railroad gin
An' like a fool i mixed them
An' it strangled up my mind
An' now people just get uglier
An' i have no sense of time.

Oh mama can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again

When Ruthie says come see her
In her honky tonk lagoon
Where i can watch her waltz for free
Neath the panamanian moon
An' i say "Ah come on now
You know, you know about my debutante
An' she says, ''Your debutante
Just knows what you need
But i know what you want.''

Oh mama can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Now the bricks lay on grand street
Where the neon mad men climb
They all fall there so perfectly
It all seems so well timed
An' here i sit so patiently
Waitin' to find out what price
You have to pay to get out of
Goin' thru all these things twice.

Oh mama is this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.  up
    

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Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again 2


17 Feb 1966
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)

  Blonde on Blonde session 9, Columbia Music Row Studios, Nashville TN - 17.feb.1966, take 1, rehearsal  

The ragman he just stumbles
An' walks around the block
I'd ask him what the matter was
But i know that he don't talk
And the ladies treat me kindly
And furnish me with tape
But neither of them nor the ragman
Can help me to escape.

Oh mama, this might be the end
I'm stuck onside of Mobile with the Nashville blues again.

Now Shakespeare's in the alley
With his pointed shoes an' his ringing bells
Speakin' to some french girl
Who says she knows me well
An' i would send a message
To find out if she talked
But the post office has been stolen
An' the mailbox is locked.

Oh mama, this might be the end
I'm stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Now Mona tried to tell me
To stay away from the train line
She said that all railroad men
Just drink your blood like wine
An' i said, "Oh i don't know that''
But then again there's only one i met
An' he just smoked my eyeballs
An' punch my cigarette.

Oh mama, this might be the end
I'm stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.  up
    

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Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again 3


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

17 Feb 1966
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #4

17 Feb 1966
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #5

17 Feb 1966
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7 NO DIRECTION HOME
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #3

  Blonde on Blonde session 9, Columbia Music Row Studios, Nashville TN - 17.feb.1966, rehearsal  
  Blonde on Blonde session 9, Columbia Music Row Studios, Nashville TN - 17.feb.1966, take 5  
  Blonde on Blonde session 9, Columbia Music Row Studios, Nashville TN - 17.feb.1966, take 13  

The ragman he draws circles
Up an' down the block
I'd ask him what the matter was
But i know that he don't talk
An' the ladies treat me kindly
They furnish me with tape
But neither of them nor the ragman
Can help me to escape.

Oh mama, this could be the end
I'm stuck down in Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Shakespeare's in the alley
With his pointed shoes an' his bells
Speakin' to some french girl
Who says she knows me well
An' i would send a message
To find out if she talked
But the post office has been stolen
An' the mailbox is locked.

Oh mama, this could be the end
I'm stuck down in Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Now Mona tried to tell me
To stay away from the train line
She said all railroad men
They wanna drink up my blood like wine
An' i said, "Oh i don't know''
But then again there's only one i met
An' he just smoked my eyelids
An' punch my cigarette.

Oh mama, this could be the end
I'm stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Now, grandpa died last week
He died in the rocks
Everybody's still talkin' about
How badly they were shocked
Me i expected it
I knew he'd lost control
When i saw him build the fire on main street
An' shoot it full of holes.

Oh mama, this might be the end
I'm stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Now the senator came here
He ever showed his gun
Handin' out free tickets
To the wedding of his son
An' i nearly got busted
Wouldn't it be my luck
To be caught without a ticket
An' be found beneath the truck.

Oh mama, this could be the end
I'm stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Now the preacher he's baffled
Everytime i'd ask why he dressed
With twenty pounds of headlines
Stapled to his chest
And he cursed me out
An' said, said,  "Not even you ..."

Oh mama, this could be the end
I'm stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Now the rainman gave me two cures
An' (mumble) "right in"
The one was Texas medicine
The other was just railroad gin
An' like a fool i mixed them
An' it strangled up my mind
An' now people just get uglier
An' i have no sense of time.

Oh mama, this might be the end
I'm stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Now Ruthie says come see her
In her honky tonk lagoon
Where i can watch her waltz
Beneath the panamanian moon
An' i say "Oh i don't know
You must know about my debutante"
An' she says, "Your debutante
Just knows what you need
But i know what you want.''

Oh mama, this could be the end
I'm stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.

Hum, hum
Hum, hum
Hum, so well timed
An' here i sit so p(atiently)
Waitin' to find out what price
That you have to pay to get out of
Goin' through all these things twice.

Oh mama, this might be the end
I'm stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

17 Feb 1966 1 BLONDE ON BLONDE
GREATEST HITS Vol. 2
MASKED AND ANONYMOUS Soundtrack
17 Feb 1966 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)
17 Feb 1966 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #2
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #4
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #5
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7 NO DIRECTION HOME
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #3
16 May 1976 HARD RAIN
RITA MAY (single)
4 July 1987 FOXBORO (b)
19 Oct 1988 STUCK INSIDE OF NEW YORK (b)
9 Feb 1993 TOMORROW NIGHTS (b)
21 Feb 1993 AND THE NEVER ENDING TOUR BAND (b)
29 June 1993 HARD TIMES IN MARSEILLE (b)
27 May 1995 LOUD AND STRONG (b)
19 Apr 1996 THE MAINE EVENT (b)
14 Nov 1999 HIGHLANDS OF WORCESTER (b)
5 Feb 2002 SING WHILE YOU SLAVE (b)