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Bob Dylan — Romance In Durango
Album: Desire
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Released: 1976
Length: 5:41
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun
Dust on my face and my cape,
Me and Magdalena on the run
I think this time we shall escape.

Sold my guitar to the baker's son
For a few crumbs and a place to hide,
But I can get another one
And I'll play for Magdalena as we ride.

No llores, mi querida
Dios nos vigila
Soon the horse will take us to Durango.
Agarrame, mi vida
Soon the desert will be gone
Soon you will be dancing the fandango.

Past the Aztec ruins and the ghosts of our people
Hoofbeats like castanets on stone.
At night I dream of bells in the village steeple
Then I see the bloody face of Ramon.

Was it me that shot him down in the cantina
Was it my hand that held the gun?
Come, let us fly, my Magdalena
The dogs are barking and what's done is done.

No llores, mi querida
Dios nos vigila
Soon the horse will take us to Durango.
Agarrame, mi vida
Soon the desert will be gone
Soon you will be dancing the fandango.

At the corrida we'll sit in the shade
And watch the young torero stand alone.
We'll drink tequila where our grandfathers stayed
When they rode with Villa into Torreon.

Then the padre will recite the prayers of old
In the little church this side of town.
I will wear new boots and an earring of gold
You'll shine with diamonds in your wedding gown.

The way is long but the end is near
Already the fiesta has begun.
The face of God will appear
With His serpent eyes of obsidian.

No llores, mi querida
Dios nos vigila
Soon the horse will take us to Durango.
Agarrame, mi vida
Soon the desert will be gone
Soon you will be dancing the fandango.

Was that the thunder that I heard?
My head is vibrating, I feel a sharp pain
Come sit by me, don't say a word
Oh, can it be that I am slain?

Quick, Magdalena, take my gun
Look up in the hills, that flash of light.
Aim well my little one
We may not make it through the night.

No llores, mi querida
Dios nos vigila
Soon the horse will take us to Durango.
Agarrame, mi vida
Soon the desert will be gone
Soon you will be dancing the fandango.
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 The_Enemy wrote:
Love him or hate him, you have to admit he's a snappy dresser.

 
Second only to Pinky Lee.
i hate this song so much, I have to actually vent.
 ottojschlosser wrote:
Wow, this is kind of embarrassing.

 
You can't hear Jimmy.
I'd be ok if I never hear this again 
The PSD button means Please Stop Dylan.
 baddog8it wrote:
1st Leon Russell, now Bob Dylan.  Who's next - Willy Nelson?  Ugh!

  Leon Russell!  Bob Dylan!   Wilie! Willie! Willie!  Waylon's next!


1st Leon Russell, now Bob Dylan.  Who's next - Willy Nelson?  Ugh!
 Nuance wrote:

I'm allergic. Even a small dose is painful, currently in agony. Where's my epi-pen?

 
Another beauty from Mr. Zimmerman. Bob in small doses is recommended {#Smile}
Seeing Patty play live was a bucket list item for me......hope to do it again soon.......SHE IS AMAZING
 Sweet_Virginia wrote:
Rough day, sometimes I just need a dose of Bob.

 
I'm allergic. Even a small dose is painful, currently in agony. Where's my epi-pen?
Gotta say, this does take the head if not the body back to spooky Durango, a John Ford movie set, where the compass needle spins wild.
 Rockit wrote:

Okay Bill...Oops I mean Romeo!

 
Does Bill rate all his songs 10 too?  I wonder..i cannot imagine he serves up songs he'd rate sucko barfo...the philosophical ramifications abound
 Euskadita wrote:

I think it refers to Durango, Mexico, not the Spanish Durango

 
Unless the Aztec's took an odd turn......
Bob's El Paso in a way
Wow, this is kind of embarrassing.
 helgigermany wrote:
Durango in the north of Spain? Very nice Place!!

 
I think it refers to Durango, Mexico, not the Spanish Durango
 Rockit wrote:

Okay Bill...Oops I mean Romeo!
 

I be the holy ghost of big stud Romeo Tuma... everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...


one of my favorite albums of all time
 Sweet_Virginia wrote:
Rough day, sometimes I just need a dose of Bob.

 
Whew! Just thinking that when I saw your comment.
There's an awesome live version of this song on the "Biograph" album, also you can find video recording of that (exactly the same I think) performance on youtube -> here
Rough day, sometimes I just need a dose of Bob.
Wow, what's this all about then Bob? 
This just might be my highest rated Bob Dylan song.
 ick wrote:
Unlistenable caterwauling.
 
Exactly. I clicked the listen button and my ears felt violated.
Bleah. Painful to listen to.
Love him or hate him, you have to admit he's a snappy dresser.
Unlistenable caterwauling.
I love this rare jewel.
A great song from a great album.  Unfortunately the end of his really great and listenable stuff for me...  And I'm a longtime Dylan lover!  He's still the master and a living legend, and it's not hard to find him playing somewhere nearby—just hard to sit through his concerts these days (for me, anyway).  Meant in no disrespect!
 (former member) wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

Bob Dylan has a new album out called Tempest...  for more information about his new album, look here...

 
 
Okay Bill...Oops I mean Romeo!
Durango in the north of Spain? Very nice Place!!
Oh hell yes!  Classic, in every way.  Love hearing it on RP, instead of just when I get to digging in the old collection and remember it!  


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

Bob Dylan has a new album out called Tempest...  for more information about his new album, look here...

 
Emmylou Harris is the icing on the cake for this song. Plus Bob's singing is pleasant on this one.
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What? Really...this has never been played - commented on here at RP? Whoa. 

Bill you played this just for me eh? :) 
Not an auto Dylan hater or lover, but this one isn't bad and is before he went south, figuratively.
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