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Sweetheart Like You 1

Bob Dylan © 1983 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


18 Apr 1983
cd imgINFIDELS
cd imgMAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE: LOVE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN
cd imgNORTH COUNTRY (Music From The Motion Picture)

  Infidels session 7, Power Station NYC - 18.apr.1983, album version  

Well the pressure's down, the boss ain't here
He gone north for a while
They say that vanity got the best of him
But he sure left here in style
By the way that's a cute hat
An' that smile's so hard to resist
But what's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this.

You know i once knew a woman who looked like you
She wanted a whole man not just a half
She used to call me sweet daddy when i was only a child
You kind of remind me of her when you laugh
In order to deal in this game, got to make the queen disappear
It's done with a flick of the wrist
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this.

You know a woman like you should be at home
That's where you belong
Takin' care of somebody nice
Who don't know how to do you wrong
Just how much abuse will you be able to take
Well there's no way to tell by that first kiss
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this.

You know you can make a name for yourself
You can hear them tires squeal
You can be known as the most beautiful woman
Who ever crawl across cut glass to make a deal.

You know news of you have come down the line
Even before you came to the door
They say in your father's house there's many mansions
Each one of them got a fireproof floor
Snap out of it, baby, people are jealous of you
They smile to your face but behind your back they hiss
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this.

Go to be an important person to be in here, baby
Got to have done some evil deed
Got to have your own harem when you come in the door
Got to play your harp until your lips bleed.

They say that patriotism is the last refuge
To which a scroundrel clings
Steal a little an' they throw you in jail
Steal a lot an' they make you king
There's only one step down from here, babe
It's called the land of permanent bliss
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this.  up
    

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Sweetheart Like You 2 (uncomplete)


18 Apr 1983
cd imgROUGH CUTS (T-346)

  Infidels session 7, Power Station NYC - 18.apr.1983, alt version  

Well, the pressure's down, the boss ain't here
He gone up north for a while.
The very last thing he said was "See you later"
But he did go out in style.
By the way, that's a cute pair of boots
And that smile's so hard to resist
But what, what's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this?

You know con men don't [meet/need] strangers
To them they are none.
Within a quarter of an hour
They're on good terms with anyone.
In order to deal, got to make the queen disappear
It's done with the flick of the wrist.
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this?

You know a woman like you should be at home
That's where you belong
Taking care of somebody nice
Who don't know how to do you wrong. 
You look to me like a royalty
And that's a thought I can't dismiss
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this?

You could make a name for yourself
You could hear them tires squeal
You could be known as the most beautiful woman
Who ever crawled across cut glass to make a deal.

They say that oppression is a cruel tutor
And injustice is a nurse.
Far between each ???? on/out?
If you only said it first.
It don't matter what the price is
But how much of it just don't exist
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this?

You got to be an important person to be in here, honey
Got to have done some evil deed.
Got to have your own harem when you come in the door
Be able to play your harp until your lips bleed. 

They say that patriotism is the last refuge
To which a scoundrel clings.
Steal a little and they throw you in jail
Steal a lot and they make you a king.
There's only one step down from here, baby,
It's called the land of permanent bliss.
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this?  up
    

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Sweetheart Like You 3


5 May 1983
cd imgROUGH CUTS #2 (T-346)
cd imgDOWN IN THE FLOOD (T-146)

  Infidels session 7, Power Station NYC - 18.apr.1983, alt version  

Well the pressure's down, the boss ain't here
He gone up north to that lighthouse beyond the bend.
They say vanity got the best of him
He did not trust no one in the end.
By the way that's a cute hat
An' that smile's so hard to resist
But what's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this.

You know i once knew a woman who looked like you
She wanted a whole man not just a half.
She used to call me sweet daddy when i was only a child
You kind of remind me of her when you laugh.
In order to deal in this game, got to make a queen disappear
It's done with a flick of the wrist
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this.

You know a woman like you should be at home
That's where you belong
Takin' care of somebody nice
Who don't know how to do you wrong.
Just how much abuse will you be able to take
Well you'll never tell by that first kiss
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this.

You know you can make a name for yourself
You can hear them tires squeal
You can be known as the most beautiful woman
Who ever crawled across cut glass to make a deal.

They say that oppression is a cruel tutor
And injustice is a nurse.
You can put your hand in the hand of a man with a nose that can't smell
You can put your confidence in him an' that's worse.
Snap out of it baby, people are jealous of you
They smile to your face but behind your back they hiss
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this.

Go to be an important person to be in here, honey
Got to have done some evil deed
Got to have your own harem when you come in the door
Got to play your harp until your lips bleed.

They say that patriotism is the last refuge
To which a scroundrel clings.
Steal a little an' they throw you in jail
Steal a lot an' they make you king.
There's only one step down from here, baby
It's called the land of permanent bliss
What's a sweetheart like you doin' in a dump like this.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

18 Apr 1983 1 INFIDELS
MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE: LOVE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN
NORTH COUNTRY (Music From The Motion Picture)
18 Apr 1983 2 ROUGH CUTS (b)
18 Apr 1983 ROUGH CUTS (b) #3
5 May 1983 3 ROUGH CUTS (b) #2
DOWN IN THE FLOOD (b)