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PostPosted: Thu October 25th, 2012, 03:54 GMT 

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You say you love me
And you’re thinkin’ of me
But you know you could be wrong
You say you told me
That you wanna hold me
But you know you’re not that strong
I just can’t do what I done before
I just can’t beg you anymore
I’m gonna let you pass
And I’ll go last
Then time will tell just who fell
And who’s been left behind
When you go your way and I go mine

You say you disturb me
And you don’t deserve me
But you know sometimes you lie
You say you’re shakin’
And you’re always achin’
But you know how hard you try
Sometimes it gets so hard to care
It can’t be this way ev’rywhere
And I’m gonna let you pass
Yes, and I’ll go last
Then time will tell just who fell
And who’s been left behind
When you go your way and I go mine

The judge, he holds a grudge
He’s gonna call on you
But he’s badly built
And he walks on stilts
Watch out he don’t fall on you

You say you’re sorry
For tellin’ stories
That you know I believe are true
You say ya got some
Other kinda lover
And yes, I believe you do
You say my kisses are not like his
But this time I’m not gonna tell you why that is
I’m just gonna let you pass
Yes, and I’ll go last
Then time will tell who fell
And who’s been left behind
When you go your way and I go mine


An amazing diamond in the midst of many gems on Blonde On Blonde, this song offers us the allure of the woman, while also expressing the thought that she is not to be trusted. I've often felt sorry for whatever girl this song was thought of in its inception...if anyone specific at all, but whoever she is, certainly was really f'd up upon hearing this. Some of these lines are so biting and rough, that I'm sure any lover would have had a hard time listening....DESPITE that killer groove this song has. OMG, what an awesome riff!! One of the best!! An awesome break-up song that you wish you could dedicate to a certain someone when you hear it...

God, there are so many great versions throughout the years!!!
The best version of all HAS to be this one from Before The Flood. It opened almost every show from 74 & was amazing every time.
Levon's drumming was perfect for this song.
(Sorry for the weird intro:)
http://youtu.be/ctQ7ZjxhXns

But my personal NET fave, with a MONSTER vocal & a stately harp solo to cap it off, has to come from the end of 2004:

West Lafayette IN
November 3 2004
http://www.sendspace.com/file/teactu

Let's show the love!!!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu October 25th, 2012, 13:48 GMT 
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Quite possibly my favorite Dylan song.


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PostPosted: Thu October 25th, 2012, 13:50 GMT 
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Does little for me. Almost, no I always skip it when listening to BOB


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PostPosted: Thu October 25th, 2012, 14:10 GMT 
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This is one of my favorite versions, from 21st June 1995:

http://www.mediafire.com/?m8vq4sv5nlbh11o


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PostPosted: Thu October 25th, 2012, 17:43 GMT 
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Love it. Has a similiar feeling to this as I do with I don't believe you. They're in the same kind of harmony.


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PostPosted: Thu October 25th, 2012, 17:52 GMT 
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The anthem of my ex-wife :lol:

...not seriuosly, a brilliant song for me, specialy from Blonde On Blonde, I love the drums


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PostPosted: Sat October 27th, 2012, 12:18 GMT 
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My favorite performances are from the Before the Flood tour and the 1995 NET... I listen to but do not care for any of the more recent renditions.


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PostPosted: Sat October 27th, 2012, 17:28 GMT 

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For the longest time I didn't think anything of this or Absolutely Sweet Marie, left that side forsaken. But they're both fantastic. What an album.


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PostPosted: Sun October 28th, 2012, 00:36 GMT 
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I like this one a lot, to the point that I'm almost burned out on it from having played it so much. :P


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PostPosted: Fri December 20th, 2013, 19:00 GMT 

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I always had an appreciation for the 94-95 arrangement of this one and even like it as much (if not more)
than the much-loved 1974 version...
The song is the ultimate 'kiss-off' song...she’s just too much trouble that he’s moving on. This version has the menace that
Bob started to acquire this tone heavily throughout these years and applied to this old chestnut, becomes even more
poisonously bad-ass than ever....

My favorite has to be from that incredible show in my hometown:

Philadelphia PA
June 21 1995
http://youtu.be/doyQwSSw1-E

And here's the song as a keeper (if so inclined:)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/5bjc6y


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PostPosted: Fri December 20th, 2013, 19:17 GMT 
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Yes.

I said it was a great version in this very thread in Oct 2012.

Thanks for finally getting around to agreeing!


Last edited by Brian Hamilton Smith on Fri December 20th, 2013, 19:29 GMT, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Fri December 20th, 2013, 19:26 GMT 

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....because you have such excellent taste Mr. Hamilton-Smith:)!!

As my special Christmas gift to you personally, may I give you this gift
of seeing Mr. Bob Dylan perform this song in July 2005 at that private
Amazon.com concert. It's a hoot:)

http://njnnetwork.com/2010/01/bob-dylan ... l-go-mine/


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PostPosted: Fri December 20th, 2013, 19:33 GMT 
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marker wrote:
....because you have such excellent taste Mr. Hamilton-Smith:)!!

As my special Christmas gift to you personally, may I give you this gift
of seeing Mr. Bob Dylan perform this song in July 2005 at that private
Amazon.com concert. It's a hoot:)

http://njnnetwork.com/2010/01/bob-dylan ... l-go-mine/


Put it in my Christmas gift thread and I'll forgive you!


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PostPosted: Fri December 20th, 2013, 20:17 GMT 
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Another perfect track from one of Bob's most perfect albums. Done well Live on more than a few occasions, the Live version I'm most familiar with is the "Before the Flood" performances.


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PostPosted: Sat December 21st, 2013, 00:09 GMT 

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One of my favorite Dylan songs. The live version from Before The Flood is amazing, but the album version can't be beat. The groove Bob gets with that Nashville studio band is absolutely smoking...the combo of his smooth yet delightfully loopy vocals, Al Kooper's circus organ, that thumping bass line and the way the two electric guitars just interlock so perfectly...a gorgeous performance, one of the best on BoB. (Speaking of the studio version, I've always assumed the two guitar players on this track are Robbie on lead and Bob on rhythm, but I remember reading somewhere [perhaps Wikipedia] that Charlie McCoy played lead guitar, with Joe South on bass. Does anyone know for certain who played what on this fantastic studio version?)

I'm not acquainted with any of the NET versions of this song, but I'll definitely check them out. What do you guys think of the Mark Ronson remix? Although it doesn't stack up to any version Dylan's done of this song, I think it's pretty good; it's a modern spin on an old classic.


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PostPosted: Thu January 18th, 2018, 08:55 GMT 

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love both the roseland 1994, but the first is a tad better than the second night


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PostPosted: Thu January 18th, 2018, 11:02 GMT 
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ForeignSun wrote:
I've always assumed the two guitar players on this track are Robbie on lead and Bob on rhythm, but I remember reading somewhere [perhaps Wikipedia] that Charlie McCoy played lead guitar, with Joe South on bass. Does anyone know for certain who played what on this fantastic studio version?)


Charlie McCoy plays trumpet and bass, both at the same time. Go to the recently updated http://www.electricdylan.net

cameron_williams wrote:
love both the roseland 1994, but the first is a tad better than the second night


I love the 94-96 versions without the trademark riff. Montreal 96 it is a good one too.


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