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Bob Dylan — It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Album: Bringing It All Back Home
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Released: 1965
Length: 4:10
Plays (last 30 days): 0
You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last
But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast
Yonder stands your orphan with his gun
Crying like a fire in the sun

Look out, the saints are comin' through
And it's all over now, Baby Blue

The highway is for gamblers, better use your sense
Take what you have gathered from coincidence
The empty-handed painter from your streets
Is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets

The sky too is folding under you
And it's all over now, Baby Blue

All your seasick sailors, they're all rowing home
Your empty-handed army is all going home
Your lover who just walked out the door
Has taken all his blankets from the floor

The carpet too is moving under you
And it's all over now, Baby Blue

Leave your stepping stones behind there, something calls for you
Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you
The vagabond who's rapping at your door
Is standing in the clothes that you once wore

Strike another match, go start anew
And it's all over now, Baby Blue
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 oldfart48 wrote:

Glad to have been here for BOB.....the BEST SONG WRIGHTER IN HISTORY......{#Bananapiano}{#Guitarist}{#Bananajam}{#Bounce}



 
Was that supposed to be "song writer" or "song wright"?
(auto correct explodes)
 TuneAgeWhereWoof wrote:
I miss you Jerry!

 

Jerry Lewis making sad cross-eyed clown face

Either the feeling's mutual or Jerry's constipated himself trying to cover Bob on this one...
 coy wrote:
intolerable and i'm not even stoned

 
thank goodness for The Byrds and Jimi Hendrix

Glad to have been here for BOB.....the BEST SONG WRIGHTER IN HISTORY......{#Bananapiano}{#Guitarist}{#Bananajam}{#Bounce}


intolerable and i'm not even stoned
 

Ghiaap wrote:
I'm so distracted by his whining that I don't know what he's singin' about... 3<

 

+1
Classic BD.  Love it.
 wld wrote:
This one is far from my favorite performance (I prefer the live version on Biograph, for example), but I never grow tired of this song, and artists from Them (Van Morrison) to the Grateful Dead have done great covers.

 

I really like Bryan Ferry's version from Frantic...
I'm so distracted by his whining that I don't know what he's singin' about... 3<
Is it "really" a classic if it is unlistenable and only tolerable in the form of a cover?

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Agree with posters, vocals are unlistenable, thx for PSD!
 Cynaera wrote:
His singing still drives me bugflick, but oh, the words... I'll endure the vocals, just to hear the lyrics.  I hate being so ambiguous about a legend, but then, he wouldn't be a legend if he was easy and uncomplicated... And I do love this song. {#Sunny}
 
Bob Dylan always makes the morning a bit better (even with his voice and even with my current head-ache {#Beat}
awful
 Webfoot wrote:

The poetry is fine. I just find the vocals unlistenable.

  I agree, and since this is an audio medium... mute button engaged.


Rating, 1. PSD! PSD!

The poetry is fine. I just find the vocals unlistenable.


Give me Van Morrison or, gasp, Hole's version over this.
Always dug this one.  That bass is just the right touch.  Bill Lee on the bass.
This one is far from my favorite performance (I prefer the live version on Biograph, for example), but I never grow tired of this song, and artists from Them (Van Morrison) to the Grateful Dead have done great covers.
I miss you Jerry!
 Chinto wrote:


I just read your comments to my wife while this song was playing...........a little (a lot) on the brilliant side. TY

 
No - thank YOU! I'm a little (a lot) embarrassed.  Sometimes I shine. Sometimes I flicker, fizzle, and then surrender to the beauty of fireflies. {#Mrgreen}
It's definitely all over for Paul Clayton. 

Ordinarily Dylan's "singing" doesn't detract from my appreciation for his music. But here his shrieking overwhelms my love for the lyrics and the melody. Give me Bonnie Rait's version from "Steal This Movie."
Will never tire of this song. Timeless.
Can't pick between Van Morrison and this version both fan feakin tastic!
Terrible vocals, terrible harmonica. But somehow still a good song!
Great song, amazing album.

Joan_Baez e Bob_Dylan by Rumanía mi país
Cornel Penescu
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22931151@N02/

Joan Baez & Bob Dylan - With god on our side 1963 live, during the civil rights "March on Washington", August 28, 1963

Cantautora norteamericana nacida en Staten Island, New York, el 9 de enero de 1941. De gran influencia entre los ambientes universitarios de su país y en la difusión del movimiento folk por todo el mundo. Su actitud contestataria y en defensa de los marginados provocó que muchas de sus canciones quedaran censuradas en algunos países de Sudamérica -cuando en ellos imperaban dictaduras militares- y en nuestro país durante los últimos años del franquismo.

Hija de un físico mexicano y de una profesora de literatura, prima hermana del físico John Baez, Joan Baez se dio a conocer en el Festival Folk de Newport de 1959.

La cantante de Folk más dotada interpretativamente de los 60, Joan Baez, ha influenciado casi todos los aspectos de la música popular en una carrera en curso todavía. Baez es una soprano de las que se ven una vez en la vida, que desde los 50 tardíos se ha puesto al servicio de la música Folk y Pop, así como una amplia variedad de causas políticas. Comenzando en Boston, Baez ganó por primera vez un reconocimiento en el Festival Folk de Newport de 1959. Hasta entonces, su presencia en la música pasaba por las típicas actuaciones en los clubes del Village neoyorquino y bostoniano.

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Bonnie Raitt sure fixed that one....
 Cynaera wrote:
His singing still drives me bugflick, but oh, the words... I'll endure the vocals, just to hear the lyrics.  I hate being so ambiguous about a legend, but then, he wouldn't be a legend if he was easy and uncomplicated... And I do love this song. {#Sunny}
 

I just read your comments to my wife while this song was playing...........a little (a lot) on the brilliant side. TY

I prefer the version by Gal Costa.
Make it stop.
One of the best from that era.  10
His singing still drives me bugflick, but oh, the words... I'll endure the vocals, just to hear the lyrics.  I hate being so ambiguous about a legend, but then, he wouldn't be a legend if he was easy and uncomplicated... And I do love this song. {#Sunny}
I prefer Them cover
Just played this at home - one my favourite Bob Dylan songs - wondered what the overall opinion was... Found it here, but not played since May 2000!! Still, it's a '10' from me :-)