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Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum

Bob Dylan © 2001 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)

May 2001

  "Love And Theft" sessions, Clinton Recording Studios NYC - 8.may.2001, take 9, album version  

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee
They're throwin' knives into the tree
Two big bags of dead man's bones
Got their noses to the grindstones.

Livin' in the Land of Nod
Trustin' their fate to the hands of God.
They pass by so silently
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee.

Well, they're goin' to the country, they're goin' to retire
They're takin' a streetcar named Desire
Lookin' at a window with a pecan pie
Lot of things they'd like they would never buy.

Neither of 'em want to turn and run
They're makin' a voyage to the sun.
"His Master's voice is calling me"
Said Tweedle Dum to Tweedle Dee.

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
All that and more and then some
They walk among the stately trees
They know the secrets of the breeze.

Tweedle Dum said to Tweedle Dee
"Your presence is obnoxious to me."
Feel like babies sittin' on a woman's knee.
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee.

Well, the rain beatin' down on a window pane
I got love for you, and it's all in vain.
Brains in a pot, they're beginning to boil
They're drippin' with garlic and olive oil.

Tweedle Dee is on his hands and his knees
Sayin', "Throw me somethin', Mister, please!"
"What's good for you is good for me"
Said Tweedle Dum to Tweedle Dee.

Well, they're livin' in a happy harmony
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee
They're one day older and a dollar short
They gotta a parade permit an' a police escort.

They're lyin' low and they're makin' hay
They seem determined to go all the way.
They run a brick 'n' tile company
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee.

Well, a childish dream is a deathless need
And the noble truth is a sacred creed
My pretty baby, she's lookin' around
She's wearin' a multi-thousand dollar gown.

Tweedle Dee is a lowdown sorry old man
Tweedle Dum he'll stab you where you stand.
"I've had too much of your company"
Said Tweedle Dum to Tweedle Dee. 

Recording dates & record list

May 2001 1"LOVE AND THEFT"
7 Oct 2001THEFT AND LOVE LIVE US FALL 2001 (bootleg)
5 Apr 2002STOCKHOLM 2002 (bootleg)
28 Apr 2002BRUSSELS 2002 (bootleg)
29 Apr 2002PARIS FIRST 2002 (bootleg)