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Went To See The Gypsy 1

Bob Dylan © 1970 Big Sky Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


5 June 1970
cd imgNEW MORNING

  New Morning recording session 6, Columbia Studios, NYC - 5.jun.1970  

I went to see the gypsy
Staying in a big hotel
He smiled when he saw me comin'
An' he said ''Well, well, well.''
His room was dark an' crowded
Lights were low and dim.
''How are you?'', he said to me
I said it back to him.

I went down to the lobby
To make a small call out
A pretty dancin' girl was there
An' she began to shout
''Go on back to see the gypsy
He can move you from the rear
Drive you from your fear
Bring you through the mirror
He did it in Las Vegas
An' he could do it here.''

Outside the lights were shinin'
On a river of tears
I watched them from the distance
With the music in my ears.

I went back to see the gypsy
It was nearly early dawn
The gypsy's door was opened wide
But the gypsy was gone
An' that pretty dancing girl
She could not be found
So i watched that sun come rising
From that little Minnesota town
From that little Minnesota town.  up
    

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Went To See The Gypsy 2


3 Mar 1970
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971]

  Self Portrait recording session 4, Columbia Studios, NYC - 3.mar.1970  

I went to see the gypsy
Staying in a big hotel
He smiled when he saw me coming
An' he wished well
His room was dark an' crowded
The lights were low an' dim
''How are you?'', he asked of me
An' i asked the same of him.

I went down to the lobby
To make a small call out
A pretty dancin' girl was there
An' she began to shout
''Go on back to see the gypsy
He can rid you of your fear
He did it in Las Vegas
An' he could do it here''

Oh the lights were on the river
Shining from outside
I contemplated every move
Or at least i tried.

I went back to see the gypsy
It was nearly early dawn
The gypsy's door was opened
But the gypsy was gone
An' that pretty dancin' girl
Oh she could not be found
So i watched the sun come rising
In the little Minnesota town.  up
    

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Went To See The Gypsy 3


5 June 1970
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971] #2
cd imgWENT TO SEE THE GYPSY (iTunes Store) (CD single)
cd imgGENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (T-636)

  New Morning recording session 6, Columbia Studios, NYC - 5.jun.1970, take 2  

I went to see the gypsy
Stayin' in a big hotel
He smiled when he saw me comin'
An' he said ''Well, well, well''
His room was dark an' crowded
Lights were low and dim
''How are you?'', he said to me
I said it back to him.

I went down to the lobby
To make a small call out
A pretty dancin' girl was there
An' she began to shout
''Go on back to see the gypsy
He can move you from the rear
Drive you from your fear
Bring you through the mirror
He did it in Las Vegas
An' he could do it here
He could do it here.''

Outside the lights were shinin'
On a river of tears
I watched them from the distance
With music in my ears.

I went back to see the gypsy
It was nearly early dawn
The gypsy's door was opened wide
But the gypsy was gone
An' that pretty dancing girl
She could not be found
So i watched that sun come rising up
From that little Minnesota town
From that little Minnesota town.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

3 Mar 1970 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971]
5 June 1970 1 NEW MORNING
5 June 1970 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971] #2
WENT TO SEE THE GYPSY (iTunes Store) (single)
GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b)