Bob Dylan – Old Orchard Beach, Maine – 3 July 1988

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Another great 1988 concert… and (again) fantastic sound quality….

  • Concert # 18 of The Never-Ending Tour
  • Concert # 18 of the Interstate 88 Tour, part 1: Summer Tour of North America
  • First Never Ending Tour performance of To Ramona

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‘Twas in the town of [Jacksboro] in the year of ’73
When a well-known, famous drover came a-steppin’ up to me
Saying, How do you do, young cowboy, and how’d you like to go
And spend the summer pleasantly on the trail of the buffalo

#9 – Trail Of The Buffalo (trad. arr. Woody Guthrie)

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’
I was layin’ in bed
Wond’rin’ if she’d changed at all
If her hair was still red
Her folks they said our lives together
Sure was gonna be rough
They never did like Mama’s homemade dress
Papa’s bankbook wasn’t big enough
And I was standin’ on the side of the road
Rain fallin’ on my shoes
Heading out for the East Coast
Lord knows I’ve paid some dues gettin’ through
Tangled up in blue

#2 Tangled Up In Blue


  1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  2. Tangled Up In Blue
  3. Highway 61 Revisited
  4. Simple Twist Of Fate
  5. The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest
  6. Masters Of War
  7. The Times They Are A-Changin’
  8. To Ramona
  9. Trail Of The Buffalo (trad. arr. Woody Guthrie)
  10. Maggie’s Farm
  11. You’re A Big Girl Now
  12. Like A Rolling Stone
  13. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  14. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
  15. All Along The Watchtower

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Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build the big bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks

#6 – Masters of War


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

    7-9 and 13 Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G.E. Smith (guitar)
    3 G.E. Smith (electric slide guitar).
    14 G.E. Smith back-up vocal.

Come closer
Shut softly your watery eyes
The pangs of your sadness
Shall pass as your senses will rise
The flowers of the city
Though breathlike
Get deathlike at times
And there’s no use in tryin’
T’ deal with the dyin’
Though I cannot explain that in lines

# 8 – To Ramona

Never Ending Tour 1988 – On the first year of the tour he performed 71 concerts. This is the least amount of performances on a ‘Never Ending Tour’ yearly tour. The 1988 tour stayed within the North America, performing 63 concerts in the United States and 8 in Canada. He performed in 29 states in America and 6 provinces in Canada.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine (wikipedia)

Old Orchard Beach, Maine


Old Orchard Beach is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Maine, United States. The population was 8,624 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Old Orchard Beach MAP

Located on the inner side of Saco Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, the town is a popular summer beach destination. The downtown contains many tourist-oriented businesses, including clam shacks and t-shirt shops. A wooden pier on the beach contains many other tourist businesses, including a variety of souvenir shops. The seven mile (11 km) long beach stretching away from the downtown is lined with many beach residential properties, condominiums, motels and bed and breakfasts.

ballpark Old Orchard Beach, Maine


The Ball Park is a baseball stadium located in and owned by the Town of Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The stadium has a seating capacity of 6,000 and was a former Triple-A baseball facility that was almost destroyed by years of neglect until a community organized volunteer effort revived the stadium.

The Ball Park is now the home of the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (2011) and theFutures Collegiate Baseball League (2012).

Our conversation was short and sweet
It nearly swept me off-a my feet
And I’m back in the rain, oh, oh
And you are on dry land
You made it there somehow
You’re a big girl now

#11 – You’re A Big Girl Now



9 thoughts on “Bob Dylan – Old Orchard Beach, Maine – 3 July 1988”

  1. wow these are amazing, is there a way to download the whole show? i cannot find a link.

  2. The Alarm opened, and I am fairly certain they came out near the end of the show and played one or two numbers with Bob.

  3. I attended this concert with three friends–my parents gave me four tickets for a graduation gift, and I have fond memories. It was my first Bob show, and remains the best one I saw.

    The Alarm opened, and I

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