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Bob Dylan: 4 Great live versions of Hallelujah, I’m Ready To Go (Trad.)

bob dylan 1999

I’m ready [hallelujah]
Hallelujah [I’m ready]
I can hear the voices singin’ soft and low
Hallelujah [I’m ready]
I’m ready [hallelujah]
Hallelujah, I’m ready to go.

Dark was the night
Not a star was in sight
On the highway headin’ down below
I let my Saviour in
And He saved my soul from sin

Bob Dylan started performing this “high energy” trad song in the summer of 1999. It was always the opening song in the shows where it was played.

It was played 10 times in 1999, 14 times in 2000, 7 times in 2001 & 6 times in 2002 (last performance April 28, 2002).

Here are 4 great versions.

Somewhere in 1999

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Bob Dylan: 4 Great Live versions of “The Man In Me”

bob dylan 1970

The man in me will do nearly any task,
And as for compensation, there’s little he would ask.
Take a woman like you
To get through to the man in me.

Storm clouds are raging all around my door,
I think to myself I might not take it any more.
Take a woman like your kind
To find the man in me.

Today Bob Dylan recorded the master version of “The Man In Me” for the album “New Morning” in 1970.

Here is the “New Morning” version:

Studio E
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
5 June 1970 

The Man in Me by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark


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Bob Dylan: 5 Great live versions of “Born In Time”

bob dylan vancouver 1998

In the lonely night
In the blinking stardust of a pale blue light
You’re comin’ thru to me in black and white
When we were made of dreams

You’re blowing down the shaky street
You’re hearing my heart beat
In the record-breaking heat
Where we were born in time

Huntsville Convention Center
Huntsville, Alabama
19 April 1993

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Bob Dylan: BBC Studios, London England 1 June 1965

bob dylan bbc 1965

The performances are fairly routine, uninspired, with the exception of “One Too Many Mornings” which is fresh and passionate. Dylan must have really felt a thousand miles behind by
this point.
In hindsight, the BBC-TV filming was the last stand of Bob Dylan, folk star. When he arrived back in the States the Byrds’ version of “Mr. Tambourine Man” was at the top of the charts. Dylan immediately purged himself of whatever he’d been through in Britain by writing six pages of “vomitific” prose. He was done with his acoustic songwriter identity. He turned the prose into a song, rounded up a new batch of musicians, and on June. 15, 1965, went into Columbia Studio A in New York City and recorded “Like a Rolling Stone.”
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan Performing Artist I: The Early Years 1960-1973 )

BBC Studios
London England
1 June 1965

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Bob Dylan, Joan Baez & Carlos Santana: Blowin’ In The Wind, Hamburg, West Germany 31 May 1984 (Video)

bob dylan, joan baez & carlos santana

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, ’n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, ’n’ how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

update: I’ve now included a couple of more videos from this concert.

St. Pauli Stadion
Hamburg, West Germany
31 May 1984

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Joan Baez (vocal)
  • Carlos Santana (guitar)

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea?
Yes, ’n’ how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, ’n’ how many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, ’n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, ’n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

bob dylan west germany 1984

Jokerman:

Band intro + The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll:

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-Egil