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Meet Me In The Morning or Call Letter Blues?
Meet Me In The Morning 58%  58%  [ 65 ]
Call Letter Blues 42%  42%  [ 48 ]
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PostPosted: Sat December 31st, 2005, 13:20 GMT 
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So, which do you prefer?
I listened to both earlier and I suddenly realised that I think Call Letter Blues is far better. However, both, I think, match the overall atmosphere of the sessions that they spring from. Call Letter Blues is more personal (a la the original Idiot Wind, say) as compared to the more generalsied lyrics of Meet Me In The Morning. They are similar, and yet very different. Interesting illustration of how a song can completely be changed while staying structurally and musically quite similar.


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PostPosted: Sat December 31st, 2005, 13:25 GMT 
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I have to go with Meet Me in the Morning........I absolutely love the lyrics in this song......"look at the sun.....sinkin' like a ship.....ain't that like my heart babe, when you kiss my lip"....love the steel guitar...just puts the mood on......but, this is an album very close to my heart........


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funny, I was just listening to my self-made tape of BOTT with all known outtakes (you can get the "Shelter from the Storm" outtake on the "Jerry Maguire" soundtrack cd). Too close to call, but I have always regreted that Stevie Ray Vaghn never covered "Meet me in the Morning." But the 'personal' aspect of "Call Letter Blues" does make it a singular point of interest.


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I mean, who doesn't get a stab of recognition then you hear the line "I gaze at passing strangers in case I might see you"


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PostPosted: Sat April 14th, 2012, 20:09 GMT 
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I just like that he could still sing really high, without it sounding like his voice was thinning out.


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PostPosted: Sat April 14th, 2012, 20:20 GMT 
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Meet Me In The Morning is my preference


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PostPosted: Sat April 14th, 2012, 21:56 GMT 
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They're both great, but at this point, Call Letter Blues would just sound wrong on the LP.


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PostPosted: Sat April 14th, 2012, 22:55 GMT 
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moonlightransom wrote:
They're both great, but at this point, Call Letter Blues would just sound wrong on the LP.


That's probably the way I feel about it, I expect "Meet Me In The Morning" to follow-up "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" so much, that I just can't hardly see it any other way. Even when I make my own personal mix and mash CD's of Dylan's work, I put those songs back to back.


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PostPosted: Sun April 15th, 2012, 00:04 GMT 
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they're actually my two least favorite songs from the Blood on the Tracks sessions. saying that, i like Call Letter Blues way more lyrically, but i think Meet Me in the Morning fits a lot better with the flow of the record. i voted for Call Letter.


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PostPosted: Sun April 15th, 2012, 13:58 GMT 
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Call Letter is a spookier lyric because of the desperation implied but Meet Me is a better overall track because it got finished. It's a good blues with a tremendous instrumental kick at the end.


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PostPosted: Sun April 15th, 2012, 15:28 GMT 
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Meet Me In The Morning, of course.


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PostPosted: Sun April 15th, 2012, 17:35 GMT 

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I brought this up awhile back , but on bobdylan.com's listing of Meet Me in the Morning, there's an extra verse not heard on the original:

The birds are flyin’ low babe, honey I feel so exposed
Well, the birds are flyin’ low babe, honey I feel so exposed
Well now, I ain’t got any matches
And the station doors are closed

FYI, The Black Crowes did a stellar version of this song, with the extra verse included.


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PostPosted: Sun April 15th, 2012, 18:36 GMT 
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Bennyboy wrote:
Meet Me In The Morning, of course.


This!


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PostPosted: Sun April 15th, 2012, 21:50 GMT 
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I've voted Meet Me In The Morning.

I'd have voted MMitM against any other similes and/or 12 bar blues.
I can't tell you why, but that song has always had a special flavour to me, as if it weren't the *usual* 12 bar blues.
Maybe it's the *36 and wabasha* line, maybe......I don't know.
It's always sounded, to my ears, as an *original* tune, as opposed to any other blues like, say, the 3 blues tracks out of LAT, which I can barely stand (because of the lyrics, arguably).
Great song.


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PostPosted: Mon April 16th, 2012, 14:45 GMT 
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Meet Me.. is the better song. It fits better in the whole sequence of songs imo.
And it has some lines in it that speak directly to my heart.
Call Letter Blues has the more personal, even more desperate lyrics but for me it just wouldn't have worked with the other songs. I can't even explain it, just a feeling.


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PostPosted: Sat November 7th, 2015, 13:59 GMT 
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I think Call Letter fits the album better as a song of love lost


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PostPosted: Sat November 7th, 2015, 16:38 GMT 
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If you are a analoge vinyl hi-end junkie like me, it's doubtless "Meet me in the morning".
It's one of the best sounding Dylan songs, if you ask me. Not to mention the outstanding vocals.
I absolutely love it.


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PostPosted: Sat November 7th, 2015, 19:24 GMT 
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MMITM is the better song. Plus CLB is ruined by the wanko mcwankerton who's on the electric guitar.


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PostPosted: Sat November 7th, 2015, 19:37 GMT 

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"Meet Me" - however I MUCH prefer the recently unearthed solo acoustic blues version,
used as the B-side to the Duquesne Whistle single.

I'd take that one over the other two by a wide mile.


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PostPosted: Sat November 7th, 2015, 19:55 GMT 

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Ain't Talkin' wrote:
MMITM is the better song. Plus CLB is ruined by the wanko mcwankerton who's on the electric guitar.
ha, that is also why i like mmitm better. both are great tho of course.


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PostPosted: Sat November 7th, 2015, 19:59 GMT 
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Meet me in the Morning.

They say the darkest hour, is right before the dawn.


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PostPosted: Sat November 7th, 2015, 20:18 GMT 

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Call Letter for me. The way he sings/sneers "children cry for mother, i tell em mother took a trip". That sense of anger/anguish laid down on record, one of Bob's most intense moments ive ever heard.


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PostPosted: Sat November 7th, 2015, 20:32 GMT 
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Honey we could be in Kansas
By time the snow begins to thaw.


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PostPosted: Thu January 18th, 2018, 14:44 GMT 
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I've been going around saying Up to Me is BOTT's only outtake - an then there were two! Are there more?


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It's like picking the favorite of your two children! Call Letter Blues is as great a song as Meet Me in the Morning, but I love the steel guitar at the end of MMitM. I use these two songs as an example of how awesome Dylan rewrites are.


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