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PostPosted: Wed March 20th, 2013, 07:44 GMT 

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Seven days, seven more days she’ll be comin’
I’ll be waiting at the station for her to arrive
Seven more days, all I gotta do is survive

She been gone ever since I been a child
Ever since I seen her smile, I ain’t forgotten her eyes
She had a face that could outshine the sun in the skies

I been good, I been good while I been waitin’
Maybe guilty of hesitatin’, I just been holdin’ on
Seven more days, all that’ll be gone

There’s kissing in the valley
Thieving in the alley
Fighting every inch of the way
Trying to be tender
With somebody I remember
In a night that’s always brighter’n the day

Seven days, seven more days that are connected
Just like I expected, she’ll be comin’ on forth
My beautiful comrade from the north

There’s kissing in the valley
Thieving in the alley
Fighting every inch of the way
Trying to be tender
With somebody I remember
In a night that’s always brighter’n the day


A mysterious mid seventies rocker that Dylan apparently gave away to Ron Wood or Eric Clapton, I can never remember and don't have my linear notes handy, but it seemed to be a song that he recorded live during some Rolling Thunder shows, then just kinda forgot about. Must be nice to be able to do that with a great song...The live version on The Bootleg Series 1-3 is the first place I heard this track and it is one that while amazing, doesn't always stick with you, which lends itself perfectly for a cover.

I've never been much of a fan of Ron Wood's version, he's just not good enough of a solo performer to pull it off....
Joe Cocker however.....oh yeah!!!
http://youtu.be/DbhfJ41Zv2M

As for Bob, he revived the song in 1996 to erratic results, as usual...
Some are amazing, some are just tedious....
Easily the finest of the bunch has to be this one. Just very assured, very rocking and just plain bad-ass:

Burgettstown PA
May 18 1996
http://www.sendspace.com/file/d6lxoi

What do we all think of this song ER??? I'm quite curious....


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PostPosted: Wed March 20th, 2013, 14:59 GMT 
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Thanks for the 96 version. Almost inevitably, Bon Jovi had a go at it :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF6ScjeA6Ic


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PostPosted: Wed March 20th, 2013, 16:54 GMT 
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I Like this song a lot, great addition to Bootleg Series Vol. 3, one of my favorites off of there, the Live versions in the 90's are cool too.

Trev wrote:
Thanks for the 96 version. Almost inevitably, Bon Jovi had a go at it :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF6ScjeA6Ic


I'd just assume not hear what Bon Jovi did to that song.


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PostPosted: Wed March 20th, 2013, 16:58 GMT 
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They made it their own.


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PostPosted: Wed March 20th, 2013, 19:25 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu March 21st, 2013, 04:21 GMT 
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Ron Wood performed it at the 30th Anniversary and the only Dylan performnces I remember are with Wood. A beauty and a gem, this deserves its own spot in the NET set list rotation. Bob's band can pull it off and its the kind of song for which one's affections will naturally grow.


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PostPosted: Mon March 25th, 2013, 04:16 GMT 

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I think this is a great song of Bob's and I'm surprised that this thread hasn't gotten more attention.

I do wonder however if this song, along with "Sign Language" were written with the intent of being given to another artist or if it just happened that way.

I also wonder if this song was written for Desire or if it was written long after. I imagine it was probably written after as it wasn't even attempted during those sessions. It does however fit the Desire vibe, at the least because it was played during the second Rolling Thunder tour. Anyways it's a shame he didn't use this one on Street-Legal as it's better than like half of that album.


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PostPosted: Fri August 4th, 2017, 14:21 GMT 

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This is a masterpiece that noone really mentions. Perhaps the great lost Dylan song.


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PostPosted: Fri August 4th, 2017, 14:29 GMT 
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sweetdudejim wrote:
I think this is a great song of Bob's and I'm surprised that this thread hasn't gotten more attention.

I do wonder however if this song, along with "Sign Language" were written with the intent of being given to another artist or if it just happened that way.

I also wonder if this song was written for Desire or if it was written long after. I imagine it was probably written after as it wasn't even attempted during those sessions. It does however fit the Desire vibe, at the least because it was played during the second Rolling Thunder tour. Anyways it's a shame he didn't use this one on Street-Legal as it's better than like half of that album.

Clinton Heylin says on Behind the shades that one day playing around, perhaps rehearsing for Rolling TR, Ronnie Wood and Clapton showed up. Bob played Seven days and some other song which names escapes me. He then told them both, "if you guys like any of these, you can have them". Ronnie took 7 days, Clapton the other.

I love this song, btw. the bootleg series 1-3 version is fantastic, real tight. It´s not a GREAT song, but it´s special, very lovable.


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PostPosted: Sat August 5th, 2017, 14:27 GMT 

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sweetdudejim wrote:
I think this is a great song of Bob's and I'm surprised that this thread hasn't gotten more attention.

I do wonder however if this song, along with "Sign Language" were written with the intent of being given to another artist or if it just happened that way.

I also wonder if this song was written for Desire or if it was written long after. I imagine it was probably written after as it wasn't even attempted during those sessions. It does however fit the Desire vibe, at the least because it was played during the second Rolling Thunder tour. Anyways it's a shame he didn't use this one on Street-Legal as it's better than like half of that album.


Always seemed like RTR second phase tune. I recall Heylin accusing Bob of getting strange crazy (love crazy) during second phase. And the law looked the other way. Then his spouse shows up at Fort Collins as his birthday surprise and we get the bizarre second side of Hard Rain.


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