March 28: Bob Dylan A Change Is Gonna Come, NY, 2004





bob dylan apollo 2004

I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh, and just like the river I’ve been running ever since

It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will

Apollo Theater
New York City, New York
28 March 2004

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)
  • Freddie Koella (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile & Richie Hayward (drums & percussion)

Broadcast in the NBC TV program Apollo at 70: A Hot Night In Harlem, 19 June 2004.




Here with better quality & a great intro by Ossie Davis:

It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die
Cause I don’t know what’s up there beyond the sky

It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will

I go to the movie and I go down town
Somebody keep telling me don’t hang around

Its been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother
And I say, “Brother, help me please.”
But he winds up knockin’ me
Back down on my knees

There been times when I thought I couldn’t last for long
But now I think I’m able to carry on

It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will

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-Egil

2 thoughts on “March 28: Bob Dylan A Change Is Gonna Come, NY, 2004”

  1. He used the metaphor of the flow’s river like the flow’s life. Sometimes we fail but never think about being defeated, we have to believe in a change

  2. I don’t get the comparative words : that the secon version is noticeably better done !
    Bob’s voice is iconic yet changeable which is why his fans love his voice . His valorous songwriting is portrayed by all his awards, medals, academy achievement & The Giant ( NPPL) spoken well of by innumerable fans ; Bob may not strive for perfection but he is fearless & has fortitude galore when putting pen to paper. I’ve counted his notes in both & felt them perfect ; the melody was beautifully modulated .

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