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When I Paint My Masterpiece 1

Bob Dylan © 1971 Big Sky Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


16-19 Mar 1971
cd imgGREATEST HITS Vol. 2

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

Oh the streets of Rome are filled with rubble
Ancient footprints are everywhere
You can almost think that you're seein' double
On a cold dark night on the Spanish stairs
Got to hurry on back to my hotel room
Where i've got me a date with Boticelli's niece (or Venus)
She promised that she'd be right there with me
When i paint my masterpiece.

Oh the hours that i spent inside the coliseum
Dodgin' lions an' wastin' time
Oh those mighty kings of the jungle i could hardly stand to see 'em
Yes it sure has been a long hard climb.
Train wheels runnin' through the back of my memory
As the daylight hours do increase
Someday everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody
When i paint my masterpiece.

I left Rome and landed in Brussels
With a picture of a tall oak tree by my side
Clergymen in uniform an' young girls pullin' muscles
Everyone was there but nobody tried to hide
Newspapermen eatin' candy
Had to be held down by big police
Someday everything's gonna be different
When i paint my masterpiece.  up
    

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When I Paint My Masterpiece 2


16-19 Mar 1971
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971]

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

Oh the streets of Rome are filled with rubble
Ancient footprints are everywhere
You can almost think that you're seein' double
On a cold dark night by the Spanish stairs.
Got to hurry on back to my hotel room
Where i got me a date with a pretty little girl from Greece
She promised she'd be right there with me
When i paint my masterpiece.

Oh the hours i spent inside the coliseum
Dodgin' lions an' wastin' time
Oh those mighty kings of the jungle, i could hardly stand to see 'em
It sure has been a long hard climb.
Train wheels runnin' thru the back of my memory
When i ran on the hilltop followin' a pack of wild geese
Someday everything is gonna sound like a rhapsody
When i paint my masterpiece.

Sailin' around the world in a dirty gondola
Sure wish i hadn't sold my old victrola
Ain't nothin' like that good old rock 'n' rolla.

I left Rome an' pulled into Brussels
On a plane ride so bumpy that i almost cried
Clergymen in uniform an' young girls pullin' muscles
Everyone was there to greet me when i stepped inside.
Newspapermen eatin' candy
Had to be held down by big police
Someday everything is gonna be different
When i paint that masterpiece.  up
    

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When I Paint My Masterpiece 3 (uncomplete)


17 Nov 1975
cd imgBE MY GUEST (T-564)

19 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDING

20 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDING #2

21 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDING #3

21 Nov 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDING #4
cd imgGET READY! TONIGHT BOB'S STAYING HERE WITH YOU (T-129)

4 Dec 1975
cd imgTHE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDING #5

8 Dec 1975
cd imgNIGHT OF THE HURRICANE 1 (T-813)
cd imgTHE HURRICANE CARTER BENEFIT (vinyl bootleg)

25 Jan 1976
cd imgNIGHT OF THE HURRICANE 2 (T-814)

  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Memorial Auditorium, Worcester MA - 19.nov.1975  
  Live, Music Hall, Boston MA - 17.nov.1975?  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Harvard Square theater, Cambridge MA, - 20.nov.1975  
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Boston Music Hall, Boston MA, - 21.nov.1975 afternoon] 
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Boston Music Hall, Boston MA, - 21.nov.1975 evening] 
  Live, Rolling Thunder Revue, Forum de MontrŽal, MontrŽal QU - 4.dec.1975  
  Live, Madison Square Garden, NYC ''Night of the Hurricane'' - 8.dec.1975  

Oh the streets of Rome are filled with rubble
Ancient footprints are everywhere
You can almost think that you're seein' double
On a cold dark night on the Spanish stairs.
Late in the night in the Coliseum
Dodgin' lions an' wastin' time
These beasts of [???], I could hardly stand to see 'em
Well it sure has been what a hell of a ride/time/climb.

Got to hurry on back to my hotel room
Where i got me a date with [Boticelli's niece/a pretty little girl from Greece]
Well she promised she'd be right there with me
When i paint that masterpiece.

Sailin' around the world in a dirty gondola
Oh to be back in the land of Coca Cola!

I left Rome an' pulled into Brussels
On a plane ride so bumpy that i almost cried
Clergymen in uniform an' young girls pullin' muscles
Well it sure has been what a hell of a ride.
Newspapermen eatin' candy
They had to be held [down/back] by [big/french] police
Someday everything is gonna be different
When i paint that masterpiece.

Train wrecks runnin' thru the back of my memory
When i ran on the hilltop followin' a pack of wild geese
Someday everything is gonna be beautiful
When i paint that masterpiece
When i paint that masterpiece.    up
    

 Recording dates & record list

16-19 Mar 1971 1 GREATEST HITS Vol. 2
16-19 Mar 1971 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971]
17 Nov 1975 3 BE MY GUEST (b)
19 Nov 1975 3 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDING
20 Nov 1975 3 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDING #2
21 Nov 1975 3 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDING #3
THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDING #4
GET READY! TONIGHT BOB'S STAYING HERE WITH YOU (b)
4 Dec 1975 3 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE LIVE 1975 RECORDING #5
8 Dec 1975 3 NIGHT OF THE HURRICANE 1 (b)
THE HURRICANE CARTER BENEFIT (vb)
25 Jan 1976 3 NIGHT OF THE HURRICANE 2 (b)
21 Apr 1996 THE MAINE EVENT (b)
19 Dec 1997 OH BABE IT AIN'T NO LIE (b)
19 Dec 1997 DON'T BE LATE (b)
28 Apr 2002 BRUSSELS 2002 (b)