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Watching The River Flow 1

Bob Dylan © 1971 Big Sky Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


16-19 Mar 1971
WATCHING THE RIVER FLOW (Vinyl single)
GREATEST HITS Vol. 2

Greatest Hits Vol. 2 sessions, Blue Rock Studios, NYC - 16-19.mar.1971

What's the matter with me
I don't have much to say
Daylight sneakin' thru the window
An' i'm still in this all night cafˇ
Walkin' to 'n' fro beneath the sun
Out to where the trucks are rollin' slow
Sittin' down on this bank of sand
An' watch the river flow.

Wish i was back in the city
Instead of this ol' bank of sand
With the sun beatin' down over the chimney tops
An' the one i love so close at hand
If i had wings an' i could fly
I know where i would go
But right now i'll just sit here so contendly
An' watch the river flow.

People disagreein' on all just about everything, yeah
Makes you stop an' wonder why
Why only yesterday i saw somebody on the street
Who just couldn't help from cryin'
Oh this ol' river keeps on rollin' though
No matter what gets in the way an' which way the wind does blow
An' as long as it does i'll just sir here
An' watch the river flow.

People disagreein' an' everywhere you look
Makes you wanna stop an' read a book
Why only yesterday i saw somebody on the street
That was really shook
But this ol' river keeps on rollin' though
No matter what gets in the way an' which way the wind does blow
An' as long as it does i'll just sir here
An' watch the river flow.

Watch the river flow
Watchin' the river flow
Watchin' the river flow
Well i'll just sit down on this bank of sand
An' watch the river flow.   
    

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Watching The River Flow 2


april-May 2021
 SHADOW KINGDOM [july 18, 2021]

Shadow Kingdom recording sessions, Santa Monica CA - May 2021 

What's the matter with me
Don't have much to say
Daylight sneakin' through the window
I'm still in this all night cafˇ
Walkin' to 'n' fro beneath the moon
Where the trucks are rollin' slow
Sit down on this bank of sand
An' watch the river flow.

Wish I was back in the city
In my true loveÕs arms
She likes older men
They canÕt resist her charms
'F i'd wings an' i could fly
I know where i would go
Right now i sit right here
Watch the river flow.

People disappearin' an' everywhere you look
DonÕt know where to draw the line
Only yesterday I seen somebody
Who was really in a bind
This ol' river keep on rollin' though
Where it stops an' where the wind does blow
I'll sit right here
An' watch the river flow.

People disappearing anywhere you look
Makes you stop an' wonder why
Only yesterday i seen somebody
Who said goodbye
This ol' river keeps on rollin' though
Where it stops an' where the wind does blow
I'll sit right here
An' watch the river flow.   
    

Recording dates & record list

16-19 Mar 1971 1GREATEST HITS Vol. 2
WATCHING THE RIVER FLOW (single)
10 Jun 1988SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES (b)
26 Jun 1988THE CRITICS CHOICE Vol. 4 (b)
12 Jan 1990TOAD'S PLACE VOL. 1 (b)
29 Jun 1993HARD TIMES IN MARSEILLE (b)
16 Feb 1994HROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (b)
7 Oct 2002 DON'T SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER (b)
May 2021 2SHADOW KINGDOM [July 18, 2021]