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Walls Of Red Wing 1

Bob Dylan © 1963 Warner Chapell Music, 1991 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


12 Apr 1963
cd imgSTOLEN MOMENTS: NEW YORK TOWN HALL 12TH APRIL 1963 (T-978)
cd imgTHE BANJO TAPE & NYC TOWN HALL (T-452)
cd imgACOUSTIC SET N.Y.C. 1963 (T-109)
cd imgBLACK NITE CRASH (vinyl bootleg)

  Live, Town Hall, NYC - 12.apr.1963  

 Red wing. It's reforming school. 
Don't have no high school football teams though or nothing like that. 
No cheer leaders.

Oh, the age of the inmates
I remember quite freely
No younger than twelve
No older 'n seventeen
Thrown like bandits
An' cast off like criminals
Inside the walls
The walls of Red Wing.

From the dirty old mess hall
You march to the brick wall
Too weary to talk
An' too tired to sing
Oh, it's all afternoon
You remember your hometown
Inside the walls
The walls of Red Wing.

Oh, the gates are cast iron
An' the walls are barbed wire
Stay far from the fence
With the 'lectricity sting
An' it's keep down your head
An' stay in your number
Inside the walls
The walls of Red Wing.

Oh, it's fare thee well
To the deep hollow dungeon
Farewell to the boardwalk
That takes you to the screen
An' farewell to the minutes
They threaten you with it
Inside the walls
The walls of Red Wing.

It's many a guard
That stands around smilin'
Holdin' his club
Like he was a king
Hopin' to get you
Behind a wood pilin'
Inside the walls
The walls of Red Wing.

The night aimed shadows
Thru the crossbar window
An' the wind punched hard
To make the wall sidin' sing
It's many a night
I pretended to be a-sleepin'
Inside the walls
The walls of Red Wing.

As the rain rattled heavy
On the bunk house shingles
An' the sounds in the night
They made my ears ring
'Til the keys of the guards
Clicked the tune of the morning
Inside the walls
The walls of Red Wing.

Oh, some of us 'll end up
In St Cloud prison
An' some of us 'll wind up
To be lawyers an' things
An' some of us 'll stand up
To meet you on your crossroads
From inside the walls
The walls of Red Wing.  up
    

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Walls Of Red Wing 2


24 Apr 1963
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 1
cd imgTWELVE CURSES (T-110)

24 Oct 1963
cd imgUNRAVELLED TALES: CARNEGIE HALL 26TH OCTOBER 1963 (T-992)

  The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan session 8, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 24.apr.1963, take 3  

  Used on the Carnegie Hall 23.oct.1963 "Dylan In Concert" album w/ dubbed applause 

Oh, the age of the inmates
I remember quite freely
No younger than twelve
No older 'n seventeen
Thrown like bandits
An' cast off like criminals
All inside the walls
Of the grounds of Red Wing.

From the dirty old mess hall
You march to the brick wall
Too weary to talk
An' too tired to sing
An' it's all afternoon
You remember your hometown
All inside the walls
The walls of Red Wing.

Oh, the gates are cast iron
An' the walls are barbed wire
Stay far from the fence
With the 'lectricity sting
An' it's keep down your head
An' stay in your number
All inside the grounds
Of the walls of Red Wing.

Oh, it's fare thee well
To the deep hollow dungeon
Farewell to the boardwalk
That takes you to the screen
Farewell to the minutes
They threaten you with it
All inside the grounds
Of the walls of Red Wing.

It's many a guard
That stands around smilin'
Holdin' his club
Like he was a king
Hopin' to get you
Behind a wood pilin'
All inside the  grounds
Of the walls of Red Wing.

The night aimed shadows
Thru the crossbar windows
An' the wind punched hard
To make the wall sidin' sing
It's many a night
I pretended to be a-sleepin'
All inside the grounds
Of the walls of Red Wing.

As the rain rattled heavy
On the bunk house shingle
An' the sounds in the night
They made my ears ring
'Til the keys of the guards
Clicked the tune of the mornin'
All inside the grounds
Of the walls of Red Wing.

Oh, some of us will wind up
In St Cloud prison
An' some of us will end up
To be lawyers an' things
An' some of us will stand
To meet you on your crossroads
From inside the grounds
Of the walls of Red Wing.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

12 Apr 1963 1 STOLEN MOMENTS: NEW YORK TOWN HALL 12TH APRIL 1963 (b)
THE BANJO TAPE & NYC TOWN HALL (b)
ACOUSTIC SET N.Y.C. 1963 (b)
BLACK NITE CRASH (vb)
24 Apr 1963 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 1
TWELVE CURSES (b)
24 Oct 1963 2 UNRAVELLED TALES: CARNEGIE HALL 26TH OCTOBER 1963 (b)
17 May 1964 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964