Come round you old time cowboys, and listen to my song
Please do not grow weary, I will not detain you long
Concerning some young cowboy, who did agree to go
Spend the summer pleasantly on the trail of the buffalo
Well I wrote that song to the tune of Buffalo Skinner. An old cowboy song.
~Bob Dylan about “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” (to Ray Coleman, May 1965)
“The Buffalo Skinners”
The Hills of Mexico, “On the Trail of the Buffalo”
“The Buffalo Skinners” (“The Hills of Mexico”) is a traditional American folk song. It tells the story of an 1873 buffalo hunt on the southern plains. According to Fannie Eckstorm, 1873 is correct, as the year that professional buffalo hunters from Dodge City first entered the northern part of the Texas panhandle. It is thought to be based on the song Canaday-I-O.
According to extensive research carried out by Jürgen Kloss in 2010-2012, this song is one of the many variants of John B Freeman’s ‘Buffalo Song’ .
The guilty undertaker sighs
The lonesome organ grinder cries
The silver saxophones say I should refuse you
The cracked bells and washed-out horns
Blow into my face with scorn
But it’s not that way
I wasn’t born to lose you
I want you, I want you
I want you so bad
Honey, I want you
“To get to play with Bob Dylan was a … dream!”
G. E. Smith
George Edward “G. E.” Smith (born January 27, 1952) is an American guitarist. He was the lead guitarist in the band Hall & Oates and the musical director of Saturday Night Live. Smith was lead guitarist of Bob Dylan’s touring band from June 7, 1988, to October 19, 1990. Smith also served as musical director of The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration for Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden on October 16, 1992.
We found a very interesting new interview with Smith on YouTube, he is a good storyteller.
A very good 88-concert and the sound on the circulating soundboard tape is incredible.
It is concert #15 of the Never Ending Tour & this tour is “labeled” the Interstate 88 Tour, part 1.
Jones Beach Theater Jones Beach State Park Wantagh, New York 30 June 1988
Wantagh, New York
Wantagh (pronounced /WAHN-taw/) is a hamlet and census-designated place (an unincorporated section of the town of Hempstead) in Nassau County on Long Island, New York, United States. The population of Wantagh was 18,871 at the time of the 2010 census.
Wantagh is known as “The Gateway to Jones Beach“.
Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
G. E. Smith (guitar)
Kenny Aaronson (bass)
Christopher Parker (drums)
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
You’re A Big Girl Now
Tangled Up In Blue
Masters Of War
I Shall Be Released
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Lakes Of Pontchartrain (trad.)
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Eileen Aroon (trad., arr. Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem) I know a valley fair, Eileen Aroon I know a cottage there Eileen Aroon Far in the valley shade I know a tender maid Flow’r of the hazel glade, Eileen Aroon
Boots Of Spanish Leather
Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
Gates Of Eden
Like A Rolling Stone
The Times They Are A-Changin’
All Along The Watchtower
Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Parkway
Wantagh, New York 11793
Jones Beach State Park
Jones Beach Marine Theater(1952-94)
Jones Beach Amphitheater (1994-2000)
Jones Beach Theater (2000-02)
Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater (2002-06)