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Bob Dylan – Across The Borderline (Cooder/Hiatt/Dickinson) – Audio & Video

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There’s a place where I’ve been told
Every street is paved with gold
And it’s just across the borderline
And when it’s time to take your turn
Here’s one lesson that you must learn
You could lose more than you’ll ever hope to find

 

Other versions

Written by Ry Cooder, John Hiatt & Jim Dickinson, this beautiful song was released on Ry Cooder’s 1987 album “Get Rhythm”.

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1. Ry Cooder his album “Get Rhythm” (1978):



Bob Dylan played Ry Cooder & Freddy Fender’s version on show 44 (themed “Texas”) of his “Theme Time Radio Hour”.

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2. Here is Freddy Fender:

A couple of more great versions before we move on to Dylan..

Willie Nelson - AcrossTheBorderline

3. Willie Nelson’s version from his 1993 album.. “Across the Borderline”:

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4. Jim Dickinson live –  from the album “A thousand footprints in the sand” (1997 ):

Bruce Springsteen has covered this pearl many times… there is a couple of great videos on YouTube, BUT my Springsteen choice has to a “audio only YouTube”:

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5. Bruce Springsteen (with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt) – 17 November 1990 – Shrine Auditorium, LA:

 

Bob Dylan versions:

When you reach the broken promised land
And every dream slips through your hands
Then you’ll know that it’s too late to change your mind
‘Cause you’ve paid the price to come so far
Just to wind up where you are
And you’re still just across the borderline

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Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Washington, District Of Columbia – 11 February 2010 (Video)

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Introduction by The President of The United States, Barack Obama:
The man who was good enough to take time off from his never-ending tour, Mr. Bob Dylan!

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Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’

The White House
Washington, District Of Columbia
11 February 2010

  • Bob Dylan (acoustic guitar & vocal)
  • Patrick Warren. (piano)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin’
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’

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-Egil

Bob Dylan – East Troy, Wisconsin – 18 June 1988 (full concert video)

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What a GREAT 88-concert this is!!

Alpine Valley Music Theatre
East Troy, Wisconsin
18 June 1988

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G. E. Smith (guitar)
  • Kenny Aaronson (bass)
  • Christopher Parker (drums)

Setlist:

  1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  2. You’re A Big Girl Now
  3. The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest
  4. Maggie’s Farm
  5. Gates Of Eden
  6. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
  7. Mama, You Been On My Mind
  8. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
  9. Boots Of Spanish Leather
  10. Barbara Allen (trad.)
  11. Tangled Up In Blue
  12. Absolutely Sweet Marie
  13. I Shall Be Released
  14. Like A Rolling Stone
  15. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  16. Blowin’ In The Wind
  17. Gotta Serve Somebody
  18. All Along The Watchtower

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-Egil

Bob Dylan – Atlanta, Georgia – 25 July 1988 (full concert video)

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Troy G. Chastain Memorial Park Amphitheater
Atlanta, Georgia
25 July 1988

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G. E. Smith (guitar)
  • Kenny Aaronson (bass)
  • Christopher Parker (drums)

Setlist:

  1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  2. Just Like A Woman
  3. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
  4. Simple Twist Of Fate
  5. Masters Of War
  6. Highway 61 Revisited
  7. Girl From The North Country
  8. Mr. Tambourine Man
  9. Barbara Allen (trad.)
  10. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  11. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
  12. I Shall Be Released
  13. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
  14. Like A Rolling Stone
  15. Blowin’ In The Wind
  16. Forever Young
  17. Maggie’s Farm

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-Egil

Bob Dylan – Simple Twist of Fate – Madrid, Spain – 15 June 1989 (Video)

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They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones
’Twas then he felt alone and wished that he’d gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate

 

Palacio De Los Deportes
Madrid, Spain
15 June 1989

Musicians:

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G. E. Smith (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Christopher Parker (drums)

 

They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, I remember well
And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burnin’ bright
He felt the heat of the night hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walkin’ by the arcade
As the light bust through a beat-up shade where he was wakin’ up,
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate

He woke up, the room was bare
He didn’t see her anywhere
He told himself he didn’t care, pushed the window open wide
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate

He hears the ticking of the clocks
And walks along with a parrot that talks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in
Maybe she’ll pick him out again, how long must he wait
Once more for a simple twist of fate

People tell me it’s a sin
To know and feel too much within
I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring
She was born in spring, but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate

 

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-Egil