July 25: Bob Dylan Heart Of Mine, Avignon, France 1981

bob dylan avignon 1981

Heart of mine be still
You can play with fire but you’ll get the bill
Don’t let her know
Don’t let her know that you love her
Don’t be a fool, don’t be blind
Heart of mine

Palace des Sports
Avignon, France
25 July 1981


  • Bob Dylan (vocal & keyboard)
  • Fred Tackett (guitar)
  • Steve Ripley (guitar)
  • Willie Smith (keyboards)
  • Tim Drummond (bass)
  • Jim Keltner (drums)
  • Clydie King, Carolyn Dennis, Regina Havis, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals)

Heart of mine go back home
You got no reason to wander, you got no reason to roam
Don’t let her see
Don’t let her see that you need her
Don’t put yourself over the line
Heart of mine

Heart of mine go back where you been
It’ll only be trouble for you if you let her in
Don’t let her hear
Don’t let her hear you want her
Don’t let her think you think she’s fine
Heart of mine

Heart of mine you know that she’ll never be true
She’ll only give to others the love that she’s gotten from you
Don’t let her know
Don’t let her know where you’re going
Don’t untie the ties that bind
Heart of mine

Heart of mine so malicious and so full of guile
Give you an inch and you’ll take a mile
Don’t let yourself fall
Don’t let yourself stumble
If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime
Heart of mine

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8 thoughts on “July 25: Bob Dylan Heart Of Mine, Avignon, France 1981”

  1. Great live version. I just finished the memoir “Seeing The Real You At Last” by Britta Lee Shain and it gives this song additional meeting.

      1. Interested to hear your thoughts on her book. There just might be a bit of embellishment in those pages (!!), but she seems to write with emotion and obvious first-hand experience. You might come away with a slightly changed perspective on Bob the person.

    1. My bad, he played guitar most of the concert and I used an old post as a template, sorry.

      It is now corrected, thanks for pointing this out to me.


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