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Bob Dylan — You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Album: Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II (Disc 2)
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Released: 1971
Length: 2:36
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Clouds so swift
Rain won't lift
Gate won't close
Railings froze
Get your mind off wintertime
You ain't goin' nowhere
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!

I don't care
How many letters they sent
Morning came and morning went
Pick up your money
And pack up your tent
You ain't goin' nowhere
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!

Buy me a flute
And a gun that shoots
Tailgates and substitutes
Strap yourself
To the tree with roots
You ain't goin' nowhere
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!

Genghis Khan
He could not keep
All his kings
Supplied with sleep
We'll climb that hill no matter how steep
When we get up to it
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!
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Check out the version on the Dylan 30th Anniversary concert with Rosanne Cash, Shawn Colvin, and Mary Chapin-Carpenter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8GNkuC7DVo   {#Clap} 
voice of an angel  
1971, Ojo Sarco, New Mexico, sitting on a porch during a heavy rain, this song resounding through that moment into this memory.
Ah, what a great album, full of classics................

 catsoup wrote:
Wow. Badly sung and repetitive. And somehow I had missed this song all these years; now I know why.
 

Bingo! Took only two posts!! I win a T-shirt!!!
Wow. Badly sung and repetitive. And somehow I had missed this song all these years; now I know why.
Whoo-ee!  likin hearing this.

Love this!

(But waiting tremulously for the inevitable comment about how Dylan has a terrible voice and should never be allowed near the microphone, or words to that effect. Wonder how many posts after this it will take...)

There are some covers that I like just as much or more but this is SWEET!

 


This playlist is simply fab-BOO-lous. Whichever one  of you wrote this one up, my headphones are humming with manna from music heaven! ^..^~


omniphiliac wrote:
10 - 8:30 pm - Bob Dylan - You Ain't Goin' Nowhere 10 - 8:26 pm - Neko Case - Buckets of Rain 10 - 8:22 pm - Fontaine - Running on Empty All previously rated at 10. Zweeet!
And today followed by the ineffably pretty "St. Petersburg." This is RP at its best. Thanks, Bill.
omniphiliac wrote:
10 - 8:30 pm - Bob Dylan - You Ain't Goin' Nowhere 10 - 8:26 pm - Neko Case - Buckets of Rain 10 - 8:22 pm - Fontaine - Running on Empty All previously rated at 10. Zweeet!
Tasteless to reply to my own post I suppose...but I just had a serious deja vu.
Another Dylan classic that is very origianl and catchy. Love this one.
Cracker and Counting Crows do a nice live version of this on Cracker's "Garage d' Or album.
Bob snag this song at a small concert in MN a year or so ago. We were twenty-five feet away in front of the stage. A really fun show! What a great little tune!
10 - 8:30 pm - Bob Dylan - You Ain't Goin' Nowhere 10 - 8:26 pm - Neko Case - Buckets of Rain 10 - 8:22 pm - Fontaine - Running on Empty All previously rated at 10. Zweeet!
Just the thing to lift someone's spirits on a lonely day. :good-vibes:
Odyzzeuz wrote:
My 16-year-old daughter and I rode our bikes over to a little grassy knoll outside Stubbs' Barbeque where Bob was playing last week and joined a whole bunch of other people who couldn't get tickets. We all lay on the grass on blankets and listened to the songs floating over the little creek that runs behind the place and just enjoyed the tunes and wished we could see Bob, but glad to hear him. I said, ''Hey, this is what it would be like to be blind at a Bob Dylan concert,'' and she said, ''Better than being deaf at one, I guess.'' It was a most enjoyable evening, and didn't cost us a cent. We got back to my little pickup just as the guy was getting ready to tow it, so I tossed my bike in the back and he cut us some slack and lowered it back down and let us go. Good karma, I guess.
THAT is ... well, it's my pick for story of the day. Love, elle
After yesterday's discussion of Roger McGuinn/Tom Petty an early line in this song is pretty funny "..put up your tent McGuinn..."
Hell of a segue from Neko Case.
maxmox wrote:
If Mr Zimmerman didn't scribble it there'd be nothing to cover. Case dismissed.
...and no right of appeal, and no returns.
My 16-year-old daughter and I rode our bikes over to a little grassy knoll outside Stubbs' Barbeque where Bob was playing last week and joined a whole bunch of other people who couldn't get tickets. We all lay on the grass on blankets and listened to the songs floating over the little creek that runs behind the place and just enjoyed the tunes and wished we could see Bob, but glad to hear him. I said, ''Hey, this is what it would be like to be blind at a Bob Dylan concert,'' and she said, ''Better than being deaf at one, I guess.'' It was a most enjoyable evening, and didn't cost us a cent. We got back to my little pickup just as the guy was getting ready to tow it, so I tossed my bike in the back and he cut us some slack and lowered it back down and let us go. Good karma, I guess.
kazuma wrote:
I also prefer the Byrds' take, but I appreciate this version as well. Pretty much anything from Sweetheart of the Rodeo is hard to beat in my book.
The Byrds... Yes!
Porgie_Tirebiter wrote:
I tend not to hurt songs, even if I do NOT like them! :think: :roflol:
I thik he ment hurd.
Kite_Flyer wrote:
A little BD is exactly what I needed right now. And, haven't hurt this particular song in so long, feels so comforting. Thank you Bill!
I tend not to hurt songs, even if I do NOT like them! :think: :roflol:
kurtster wrote:
Love the song, but not this version. The Byrds did it so much better ...
I also prefer the Byrds' take, but I appreciate this version as well. Pretty much anything from Sweetheart of the Rodeo is hard to beat in my book.
My all time favorite Dylan song.
...i think tonight's set is exceeding my country/folk tolerance...
A little BD is exactly what I needed right now. And, haven't hurt this particular song in so long, feels so comforting. Thank you Bill!
kurtster wrote:
Love the song, but not this version. The Byrds did it so much better. But with Dylan, alot of his songs have been covered by others and I usually like the covers better than his original versions. This is another case in point.
If Mr Zimmerman didn't scribble it there'd be nothing to cover. Case dismissed.
It's nice to hear Dylan actually singing for a change.
kurtster wrote:
Love the song, but not this version. The Byrds did it so much better. But with Dylan, alot of his songs have been covered by others and I usually like the covers better than his original versions. This is another case in point.


"...packup your money, pull up your tent McGuinn, you ain't goin' nowhere".

I'd forgetten this one. Nice to hear it again. Is this where the Band got the idea for Old Rockin' Chair on the Brown album, I wonder?
Hee HA! sing it Bobby we luv's ya! :bananapiano: :bananajam: :bananapiano:
Holy *&(T. I didn't know there was another person that found this song as one of the top of Dylan's songs. This is one of my favorites of Dylan's.
Love the song, but not this version. The Byrds did it so much better. But with Dylan, alot of his songs have been covered by others and I usually like the covers better than his original versions. This is another case in point.
I wonder if our colleague who granted a 2 to Neko just now is the same one who gave this a 3. Maybe they could speak up and let us know what they want to hear. The rest of us seem to agree this is good stuff.