LOVE & THEFT

El útimo disco de Bob se titula "Love & Theft" y saldrá el 11 de septiembre de este año. Incluye 12 temas.

"Tweedle Dee And Tweedle Dum," "Mississippi," "Summer Days," "Bye And Bye," "Lonesome Day Blues," "Floater," "Highwater (For Charlie Patton)," "Moonlight," "Honest With Me," "Po' Boy," "Cry Awhile," and "Sugar Baby."

These are unofficial, collaborative transcriptions, and may be wrong in some places. 

"Love And Theft" lyrics and more - (Artur J) 

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1. Tweedle Dee And Tweedle Dum 

Words and music by Bob Dylan




2. Mississippi

Words and music by Bob Dylan


Every step of the way, we walk the line
Your days are numbered, so are mine
Time is piling up, we struggle and we ?????
We're all boxed in, nowhere to escape

City's just a jungle, more games to play
Trapped in the heart of it, tryin' to get away
I was raised in the country, I been working in the town
I been in trouble ever since I set my suitcase down

Got nothing for you, I had nothing before
Don't even have anything for myself anymore
Sky full of fire, Pain pouring down
Nothing you can sell me, I'll see you around

All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime
Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme
Only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long

Well, the devil's in the alley, mule's in the stall
Say anything you wanna, I have heard it all
I was thinking about the things that Rosie said
I was dreaming I was sleeping in Rosie's bed

Walking through the leaves, falling from the trees
Feeling like a stranger nobody sees
So many things that we never will undo
I know you're sorry, I'm sorry too

Some people will offer you their hand and some won't
Last night I knew you, tonight I don't
I need something strong to distract my mind
I'm gonna look at you 'til my eyes go blind

Well I got here following the southern star
I crossed that river just to be where you are
Only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long

Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for all those who sailed with me

Everybody's moving, if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now

My clothes are wet, tight on my skin
Not as tight as the corner that I painted myself in
I know that fortune is waiting to be kind
So give me your hand and say you'll be mine

Well, the emptiness is endless, cold as the clay
You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way
Only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long



(Sheryl Crow version)

Every step of the way
We walk the line
Your hours are numbered
So are mine

Time is piling up
We struggle and we yearn
All boxed in the barn
that soon will be burned

I was raised in the country
then followed you down
been in trouble since we
came to this town

I ain't got nothing for you
I had nothing before
Don't even have anything
For myself anymore

Skull's full of fire
But I don't pray for rain
There's nothing you can sell me
except for your pain

All my powers of expression
And thoughts so sublime
Could never do you justice
Reason or rhyme
There's only one thing that I did wrong
I stayed in Mississippi a day too long

Walking through the leaves, falling from the trees
Feel like a stranger nobody sees
So many things we never will undo
I know you're sorry, well I'm sorry too

Some people will offer you their hand and some won't
Last night they knew us, tonight they don't
I need something strong to distract my mind
I'm gonna look at you 'til my eyes go blind

Well we got here, following the southern star
We crossed that river just to be where we will die
There's only one thing that we did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long

The emptiness is endless, cold as clay
You think you can always come back, but not all the way
Well there's only one thing that we did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long


3. Summer Days

Words and music by Bob Dylan

Summer days, summer nights are gone
Summer days and summer nights are gone
I know a place where there's still something going on

I've got a house on the hill, I got hogs out in the mud
I've got a house on the hill, I got hogs all out in the mud
I've got a long haired woman, she got royal Indian blood

Everybody get ready, lift up your glasses and sing
Everybody get ready, lift up your glasses and sing
Well I'm standing on the table, I'm proposing a toast to the king

I'm driving in the flats in a Cadillac car
The girls all say you're a worn out star
My pockets are loaded, and I'm spending every dime 
How can you say you love someone else, 
you know it's me all the time

Well the fog's so thick you can't spy the land
Well the fog's so thick you can't even spy the land
what good are you anyway if you can't stand up to some old businessman

Wedding bells are ringin' and the choir is beginning to sing
Yes, the wedding bells are ringin' and the choir's beginning to sing
What looks good in the day, at night is another thing

She's looking in to my eyes, and she's holding my hand
She looks in to my eyes, she's holding my hand
she say "you can't repeat the past," i say "you can't? what do you mean you
can't? of course you can."

Where do you come from, where do you go
Sorry, that is nothing you would need to know
Well, my back's been to the wall so long it seems like stuck 
Why don't you brake my heart one more time, just for good luck

I got eight carburators and boys I'm usin' 'em all
well, I got eight carburators and boys I'm usin' 'em all
I'm short on gas, my motor's startin' to stall

My dogs are barking, there must be someone around
My dogs are barking, there must be someone around
i got my hammer ringin' pretty baby, but the nails ain't goin' down

If you got something to say, speak or hold your peace
Well, if you got something to say, speak or hold your peace
If it's information you want, you can get it from the police

politician's got on his joggin' shoes
he must be runnin' for office, got no time to lose
suckin' the blood out of the genius of generosity
you been rollin' your eyes, you been teasin' me

Standing by God's river my soul's beginning to shake
Standing by God's river my soul's beginning to shake
I'm countin' on you, love, to gimme a break

I'm leaving in the morning, as soon as the dark clouds lift
I'm leaving in the morning, as soon as the dark clouds lift
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ set fire to the place of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Summer days, summer nights are gone
Summerdays and summer nights are gone
I know a place where there's still something going on




4. By And By

Words and music by Bob Dylan

BY AND BY

By and by, I'm breathin' a lover's sigh
While I'm sittin' on my watch so I can be on time
I'm singin' love's praises with sugar coated rhyme
By and by, on you I'm castin' my eye
I'm paintin' the town, swingin' my partner around
Well I know who I can depend on, I know who to trust
I'm watchin' the boats, I'm studyin' the dust

I'm paintin' the town, makin' my last go-round
While I'm scufflin' and I'm shufflin' and I'm walkin' on briars
I'm not even aquainted with my old desires
I'm rollin' slow, I'm doin' all I know
I'm tellin' myself I've found true happiness
That I still got a dream that hasn't been repossessed
I'm rollin' slow goin' where the wild roses grow

Well, the future for me is only a thing of the past
You were my first love and you will be my last
Papa gone mad, Mama she's feelin' sad
Well, I'm gonna baptize you in fire so you can sin no more
I wanna establish my rule through civil war
Gonna make you see just how loyal and true a man can be


5. Lonesome Day Blues

Words and music by Bob Dylan

Well, today has been a sad and lonesome day
Yeah, today has been a sad and lonesome day
I'm just sitting here thinking with my mind a million miles away

Well, they're doing the double shuffle, throwing sand on the floor
They're doing the double shuffle, they're throwing sand on the floor
When I left my longtime darling, she was standing in the door

Well, my pa he died and left me, my brother got killed in the war
Well, my pa he died and left me, my brother got killed in the war
My sister she ran off and got married, never was heard of anymore

Samantha Brown lived in my house for 'bout four or five months
Samantha Brown lived in my house for 'bout four or five months
Don't know how it looked to other people, I never slept with her even once

Well the road washed out, weather not fit for man or beast
Well the road washed out, weather not fit for man or beast
Funny, the things you have the hardest time parting with, are the things you need the least

Well, I'm forty miles from the mill, I'm dropping it into overdrive
I'm forty miles from the mill, I'm dropping it into overdrive
Said my gal on the radio I wish my mother was still alive

I seen your lover-man coming, coming across the barren fields
I see your lover-man coming, coming across the barren fields
He not a gentleman at all, he's rotten to the core, he's a coward and he's
steel

Well my captain he's decorated, he's well-schooled and he's skilled
My captain he's decorated, he's well-schooled and he's skilled
He's not sentimental, don't bother him at all; how many of his pals have been killed.

Last night the wind was whispering, I was trying to make out what it was
Last night the wind was whispering something, I was trying to make out what it was

Yeh I tell myself something's coming, but it never does

I'm going to spare the defeated, I'm going to speak to the crowd
I'm going to spare the defeated, 'cause I'm going to speak to the crowd
I'm going to teach peace to the conquered, I'm going to tame the proud

Well, the leaves are rustling in the wood, things are falling off of the shelf
Leaves are rustling in the wood, things are falling off the shelf
You're gonna need my help sweetheart, you can't make love all by yourself.


6. Floater

Words and music by Bob Dylan

Down over the window
From the dazzling sunlit place
through the back alleys, through the blinds
another one of the Memphis days

Honey bees are buzzing
leaves begin to stir
I'm in love with my second cousin
I tell myself I could be happy forever with her

I keep listening for footsteps
but I ain't never hearing any
from the boat, I fish for bullheads
I catch a lot, sometimes too many

A summer breeze is blowin'
a squall is setting in
sometimes it's just plain stupid
to get into any kind of wind

Well the old men 'round here
sometimes they get on bad terms
with the younger men,
old, young, age don't carry weight
it doesn't matter in the end

One of the boss' hangers-on
Sometimes comes to call
At times you least expect
Tryin' to bully you, strongarm you, 
inspire you with fear
It has the opposite effect

There's a new grove of trees on the outskirts of town
the other one is long gone
10 foot, 2 foot, 6 across
Burns with the bark still on

They say times are hard
if you don't believe it you can follow your nose
it don't bother me, times are hard anywhere
we'll just have to see how it goes

My old man, he's like some feudal lord
he's got more lives than a cat
I've never seen him quarrel with my mother even once
things come alive or they fall flat

You can smell the pine wood burnin'
you can hear the school bell ring
got to get up near the teacher, if you can
if you wanna learn anything

Romeo, he said to Juliet, you got a poor complexion
it don't give you an appearance or a youthful touch
Juliet said back to Romeo,
why don't you just shove off,
if it bothers you so much

They got outta here any way they could
Cold rain can give you the shivers
they went down the Ohio, the Cumberland, the Genesee, 
all the rest of them rebel rivers

If you ever try to interfere with me
or cross my path again,
you do so at the peril of your life
I'm not quite as cool, or forgiving as I sound
I've seen enough heartache and strife

My grandfather was a duck trapper,
he could do it with just dragnets and ropes (?)
my grandmother could sew new dresses out of old cloth,
I don't know if they had any dreams or hopes.

I had 'em once, though I suppose
To go along with all the ring dancing,
Christmas carols and all the Christmas eves
I left all my dreams and hopes
buried under tobacco leaves

Not always easy kicking someone up 
got to wait awhile, it can be an unpleasant task
sometimes somebody wants you to give something up
And tears or not, it's too much to ask



7. Highwater (For Charlie Patton)

Words and music by Bob Dylan

Highwater rising, rising night and day
All the gold and silver are being stolen away
Big Joe Turner looking east and west from the dark room of his mind
He made it to Kansas City, Twelfth Street and Vine
Nothing standing there
Highwater everywhere

Highwater rising the shacks are sliding down
Folks lose their possessions, the folks are leaving town
?????? shook it, broke it, then she hung it on the wall
Say you dance with whom they tell you to or you don't dance at all
It's tough out there
Highwater everywhere

I got a craving love for blazing speed
I got a hopped up Mustang Ford
Jump into the wagon, love
Throw your ???? on the board
I can write you poems, make a strong man lose his mind
I'm no pig(?) without a wig, I hope you treat me kind
Things are breaking up out there
Highwater everywhere

Highwater rising, six inches above my head
Coffins strutting(?) in the street like balloons made out of lead
While I'm pulling into Vicksburg, don't know what I'm gonna do
Don't reach out for me, she said, can't you see I'm drowning too
It's rough out there
Highwater everywhere

Well, George Lewis told the Englishman, the Italian and the Jew
You can't open up your mind, boys, to every conceivable point of view
They got Charles Darwin trapped out there on Highway 5
Judge says to the High Sheriff, I want them dead or alive
Either one, I don't care
Highwater everywhere

Well, the coo coo is a pretty bird, she wobbles as she flies
I'm preaching the word of God, I'm putting out your eyes
I asked ???? for something to eat, she said take it off the shelf
As ???? as you are a man, you'll never be ????? than yourself
I told her I didn't really care
Highwater everywhere

I get up in the morning, I believe I'll dust my broom
Keeping away from the women, I'm giving them lots of room
Thunder rolling over Clarksdale, everything left(?) in blue(?)
I just can't be happy, love, unless you're happy too
It's bad out there
Highwater everywhere

8. Moonlight

Words and music by Bob Dylan

Seasons they are turning and my sad heart is yearning
To hear again the songbird's weep below his tow
Won't you meet me out in the moonlight alone

The dusky light the day is losing
Orchids, poppies, black eyed susie
The earth and sky that melts with flesh and bone
Won't you meet me out in the moonlight alone

The air is thick and heavy all along the levee
Where the geese into the countryside have flown
Won't you meet me out in the moonlight alone

Well, I'm preaching peace and harmony
The blessings of tranquility
Yet I know when the time is right to strike
I take you 'cross the river, dear
You no need to linger here
I know the kinds of things you like

The clouds are turning crimson, the leaves fall from the limbs and
The branches cast their shadows over stone
Won't you meet me out in the moonlight alone

The boulevards of cypress trees, the masquerade of birds and bees
The petals blinking white, the wind has blown
Won't you meet me out in the moonlight alone

The trailing moss in mystico, the purple blossom soft as snow
My tears keep flowing to the sea
Doctor, lawyer, indian chief, it takes a thief to catch a thief
For whom does the bell toll for, love?
It tolls for you and me

Old pulses running through my palm, the sharp hills are rising from
Yellow fields with twisted oaks that grow
Won't you meet me out in the moonlight alone


9. Honest With Me

Words and music by Bob Dylan





10. Po' Boy

Words and music by Bob Dylan

Man came to the door, I say 'for whom were you lookin'?'
Says 'your wife', I say 'she's busy in the kitchen cookin''
Po' boy, where you been?
Already told you, won't tell you again

I say 'how much you want for that, I'll go into the store'
Man says 'three dollars' 'all right', I say, 'will you take four?'
Po' boy, never say die
Things will be all right, by and by

Workin' like in a main line, workin' like the devil
The game is the same it's just upon another level
Po' boy, dressed in black
Police at your back

Po' boy in a red hot town
Out beyond the twinklin' stars
Ridin' first class train
Makin' the rounds
Try to keep from fallin' between the cars

Othello told Desdemona "I'm cold, cover me with a blanket"
"By the way, what happened to that poisoned wine?"
She said "I gave it to you, you drank it"
Po' boy, layin' 'em straight
Pickin' up the cherries fallin' off the plate

Time and love has branded me with its claws
Had to go to Florida, dodgin' them Georgia laws
Po' boy in the hotel called the Palace of Bloom
Called down to room service, says 'send up the moon'

My mother was the daughter of a wealthy farmer
My father was a traveling salesman, I never met him
When my mother died my uncle took me in to run a funeral parlor
He did a lot of nice things for me and I won't forget 'em

All I know is that I'm thrilled by your kiss
I don't know any more than this
Po' boy, pickin' up sticks
Build you a house out of mortar and bricks

Knockin' on the door, I say 'who is it, where you from?'
Man say 'Freddie', I say 'Freddie who?'
He say 'Freddie or not, here I come'
Po' boy 'neath the stars that shine
Washin' them dishes, feedin' them swine


11. Cry Awhile

Words and music by Bob Dylan







12. Sugar Baby

Words and music by Bob Dylan

SUGAR BABY 

I've got my back to the sun 'cause the lie? is? too tame
I can't see why? everybody in the world is on the game
Can't come back, you can't come back, sometimes we push to far
One day you open up your eyes and you see where you are
Sugar baby get on down the road, you ain't got no brains nohow
You went years without me, might as well keep goin' now

Some of these bootleggers, they make pretty good stuff.
Plenty of places to hide things if you want to hide them bad enough.
I'm staying with Aunt Sally, but you know she's not really my Aunt.
Some of these memories, you can learn to live with and some of them you can't
Sugar baby get on down the line, you ain't got no brains nohow
You went years without me, might as well keep goin' now

Loveladies down in dark town, they're doin' the dark town stroll
Allways got to be prepared for, you never know for what
There ain't no limit to the amount of troubles women bring
Love is easy, love is teasing, love's not an evil thing
Sugar baby get on down the road, you ain't got no brains nohow
You went years without me, might as well keep goin' now

Every moment of existency life's some ? ?
Happiness ? comes suddenly and leaves you? ? ?
Any minut of the day, above up in ? , tryin' to make things better
For someone, sometimes you just end up makin' it thousand times worse
Sugar baby get on down the road, you ain't got no brains nohow
You went years without me, might as well keep goin' now

Your charms have broken many a heart and mine is surely one
You got a way of tearin' the world apart, you loves the one you love
Just as sure as we're livin' , just as sure as you're born
Look up, look up, see your maker, foregives the? useless ?
Sugar baby, get on down the line, you ain't got no sense for her?
You went years without me, might as well keep goin' now