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May God bless and keep you always
May you grow up to be righteous
May your hands always be busy
– Forever Young by Bob Dylan
Continue reading Today: Bob Dylan recorded Forever Young in 1973 40 years ago
Concert #21 of the 1984 Europe Tour.
Dylan performed “Lay, Lady, Lay” for the first time since Salt Lake City, Utah, May 25, 1976.
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Standing on the waters casting your bread
While the eyes of the idol with the iron head are glowing
Distant ships sailing into the mist
You were born with a snake in both of your fists while a hurricane was blowing
Freedom just around the corner for you
But with the truth so far off, what good will it do?
#2 – Jokerman
8-10, 18-20 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).
4, 9, 18 Bob Dylan harmonica.
21-25 Carlos Santana (guitar)
Been so long since a strange woman has slept in my bed
Look how sweet she sleeps, how free must be her dreams
In another lifetime she must have owned the world, or been faithfully wed
To some righteous king who wrote psalms beside moonlit streams
#6 – I & I
Continue reading Bob Dylan – Barcelona, Spain – 28 June 1984
German single cover
May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.
“So, I don’t know. I think so. It’s all in the heart, whatever keeps you that way. Keeps you forever young. Forever young doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t grow old, but you just have some contact with what put you where you are. You know, keep some type of contact. Anyway…”
~Bob Dylan (to Marc Rowland in Sept. 1978)
“This song should be sung every morning by every child in every school in every country”
…….Though there was enough material to fill an album, Dylan decided to hold one more session. On the 14th, The Band was called back to record two songs. The first was another arrangement of “Forever Young,” this time with Helm on mandolin and Danko on fiddle. This new version of “Forever Young” would create the second of two master takes for the song, and both of them would be included on the album.
The second song recorded on the 14th was “Dirge” (or “Dirge For Martha” as it was marked on the tape box). “Bob went out and played the piano while we were mixing [the album]. All of a sudden, he came in and said, ‘I’d like to try ‘Dirge’ on the piano.’…We put up a tape and he said to Robbie, ‘Maybe you could play guitar on this.’ They did it once, Bob playing piano and singing, and Robbie playing acoustic guitar. The second time was the take.”
from Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
Santa Monica, California
14 November 1973
6th and last Planet Waves session
Engineer: Rob Fraboni
I hate myself for lovin’ you and the weakness that it showed
You were just a painted face on a trip down Suicide Road
The stage was set, the lights went out all around the old hotel
I hate myself for lovin’ you and I’m glad the curtain fell