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Tim Dunn in "I Just Write 'em as They Come" (1990):

Legionnaire's Disease [1981]
Delta Cross Band: Up Front (import)

Written in 1978, Heylin notes that Billy Cross,a member of Dylan's
1978 band and, also, of "Delta Cross Band", has said he has a copy of this
from a 1978 soundcheck. Heylin has determined the date of its
performance as 13 October 1978 in Detroit. (Rain Unravelled Tales, 1985, p.92)
However, there is no copy of it in general circulation.

Legionnaire's Disease
(Words and Music by Bob Dylan) 1981 Special Rider Music

Some say it was radiation, some say there was acid on the microphone,
Some say a combination that turned their hearts to stone,
But whatever it was, it drove them to their knees.
Oh, Legionnaire's disease.

I wish I had a dollar for everyone that died within that year,
Got 'em hot by the collar, plenty an old maid shed a tear,
Now within my heart, it sure put on a squeeze.
Oh, that Legionnaire's disease.

Granddad fought in a revolutionary war, father in the War of 1812,
Uncle fought in Vietnam and then he fought a war all by himself,
But whatever it was, it came out of the trees.
Oh, that Legionnaire's disease.

"Legionnaire's Disease" was released as a B-side to the Delta Cross Band single
"Back On The Road Again", Medley MdS 176 (Denmark)

1980-06-24 Tonkraft, Sweden
From Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan Vol 25
mp3 download - 8.22 MB mp3, 256kbps


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