Friday, June 17, 2016

514 – Bob Dylan – Absolutely sweet Marie (1966)

Escrita por Bob Dylan, foi gravada em 8 de março de 1966 em Nashville, Tennessee e lançada em 16 de maio de 1966 no disco Blonde on Blonde.

A canção contém a frase “To live outside the law you must be honest” ou seja “Pra viver fora da lei você precisa ser honesto”.

Foi regravada pelos Everly Brothers e George Harrison, entre outros artistas.

A letra:

Well, your railroad gate, you know I just can't jump it
Sometimes it gets so hard, you see
I'm just sitting here beating on my trumpet
With all these promises you left for me
But where are you tonight, sweet Marie ?

Well, I waited for you when I was half sick
Yes, I waited for you when you hated me
Well, I waited for you inside of the frozen traffic
When you knew I had some other place to be
Now where are you tonight, sweet Marie ?

Well, anybody can be just like me, obviously
But then, now again, not too many can be like you, fortunately.

Well, six white horses that you did promise
Were fin'ly delivered down to the penitentiary
But to live outside the law, you must be honest
I know you always say that you agree
But where are you tonight, sweet Marie ?

Well I don't know how it happened
But the river-boat captain he knows my fate
But ev'rybody else, even yourself
They're just gonna have to wait.

Well, I got the fever down in my pockets
The Persian drunkard, he follows me
Yes, I can take him to your house but I can't unlock it
You see, you forgot to leave me with the key
Oh, where are you tonight, sweet Marie ?

Now, I been in jail when all my mail showed
That a man can't give his address out to bad company
And now I stand here looking at your yellow railroad
In the ruins of your balcony
Wondering where you are tonight, sweet Marie?

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