Song of the Day: Absolutely Sweet Marie by Bob Dylan

Seems I back tracked the other day to Ab… something, here’s another one today! My first Bobby track for my SOTD posts, I think the idea was only going to included my all-time faves by Dylan but as you can see/hear I’ve changed my mind again! Dylan is off course cheating in my alphabet order and Marie is the now the second female name too. Hello any Marie’s reading my little blog because of this post. Reason to have it today is pretty much all the tracks from the Blonde On Blonde album of 1966, which is where this song is from are amazing masterpieces of songwriting. So I should included his lyrics right now, sing along with:

Well, your railroad gate
You know I just can’t jump it
Sometimes it gets so hard, you see
I’m just sitting here beating on my trumpet
With all these promises you left for me
But where are you tonight, sweet Marie?
Well, I waited for you when I was half sick
Yes, I waited for you when you hated me
Well, I waited for you inside of the frozen traffic
When you knew I had some other place to be
Now, where are you tonight, sweet Marie?
Well, anybody can be just like me, obviously
But then, now again, not too many can be like you, fortunately
Well, six white horses that you did promise
Were fin’lly delivered down to the penitentiary
But to live outside the law, you must be honest
I know you always say that you agree
Alright so where are you tonight, sweet Marie?
Well, I don’t know how it happened, but the
Riverboat captain, he knows my fate
But ev’rybody else, even yourself
They’re just gonna have to wait
Well, I got the fever down in my pockets
The Persian drunkard, he follows me
Yes, I can take him to your house but I can’t unlock it
You see, you forgot to leave me with the key
Oh, where are you tonight, sweet Marie?
Well now, I been in jail when all my mail showed
That a man can’t give his address out to bad company
And now I stand here lookin’ at your yellow railroad
In the ruins of your balcony
Wond’ring where you are tonight, sweet Marie

BD smoking in the mid-60’s!

Cheers! 🙂



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