April 17: Bob Dylan Tangled Up In Blue, North Charleston, SC, 2015 (Video)

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She was married when we first met
Soon to be divorced
I helped her out of a jam, I guess
But I used a little too much force
We drove that car as far as we could
Abandoned it out West
Split up on a dark sad night
Both agreeing it was best
She turned around to look at me
As I was walkin’ away
I heard her say over my shoulder
“We’ll meet again someday on the avenue”
Tangled up in blue

GREAT video & GREAT version.

I’ve included the original lyrics of the three verses from the video. If you listen and compare you will find there are many changes.

North Charleston, South Carolina
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
April 17, 2015

  • Bob Dylan – vocals center stage at first, harp & then vocals + piano
  • Tony Garnier – bass
  • George Recile – drums
  • Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar, maracas
  • Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
  • Donnie Herron – Pedal steel

She lit a burner on the stove
And offered me a pipe
“I thought you’d never say hello,” she said
“You look like the silent type”
Then she opened up a book of poems
And handed it to me
Written by an Italian poet
From the thirteenth century
And every one of them words rang true
And glowed like burnin’ coal
Pourin’ off of every page
Like it was written in my soul from me to you
Tangled up in blue

So now I’m goin’ back again
I got to get to her somehow
All the people we used to know
They’re an illusion to me now
Some are mathematicians
Some are carpenters’ wives
Don’t know how it all got started
I don’t know what they’re doin’ with their lives
But me, I’m still on the road
Headin’ for another joint
We always did feel the same
We just saw it from a different point of view
Tangled up in blue

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3 thoughts on “April 17: Bob Dylan Tangled Up In Blue, North Charleston, SC, 2015 (Video)”

  1. My last comment had angle brackets around words that were doubtful, and they got deleted in the comment.
    Here’s another try:

    The lyric changes are interesting. Some are hard to hear, though. Has anyone worked them out? Here’s my best attempt (ignoring some of the common variations, like changing he/she/him/her).

    She was married when we first met
    Soon to be divorced
    I helped her out of a jam, I guess
    But I used a little too much force
    We drove that car as far as we could
    Abandoned it out West
    Split up on a dark sad night
    somewhere in the wilderness
    She turned around to look at me
    As I was walkin’ away
    I heard her say over my shoulder
    “We’ll meet again someday on the avenue”
    Tangled up in blue

    She lit a burner on the stove
    while she stroked away the dust
    “you look like someone I used to know,” she said
    “somebody that i used to trust”
    Then she opened up a book of poems
    And she said it to me “Just so you know”
    “Memorize these lines and remember these rhymes”
    “when you’re out there (walking with a pro??)”
    And every one of them words rang true
    And glowed like burnin’ coal
    Pourin’ off of every page
    Like it was written in my soul from me to you
    Tangled up in blue

    So now I’m goin’ back again
    I got to get to her somehow
    yesterday (may still be long)
    and tomorrow might as well be now
    Some of them are (over the mountain)
    and some of them are (down in the ground)
    Some of the names are up in flames
    and some of them (well, they’re just left out?)
    But me, I’m still on the road
    I’m a-tryin’ to stay out of the joint
    We always did feel the same
    Depending on your point of view
    Tangled up in blue

  2. I suppose that when ‘the story’ of a song means so much, and still resonates and relates to subsequent experience, you can make appropriate and/or relevant changes, and remember those as clear as you remember the original telling of ‘the story’.

  3. It’s amazing how Bobby can change around a well known song of his own.
    Seemingly easy as pie , but to change the lyrics to fit the melody without making a sour note ,surely even Dylan can’t be capable of doing changes at the last minute on stage. Often I hav heard band members say he doesn’t give details of the score ,we just go by his few crumbs he drops , expecting the band to be totally in sync . Miraculously they always move together !

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