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pittsyltucky
Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:12 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Originally a Bob Dylan tune, but I challenge you to find a better cover than what the boys used to do...

YOU AIN'T GOIN' NOWHERE

G...........................Am............
Clouds so swift, the rain fallin' in
C...................................G.............
Gonna see a movie called Gunga Din
................................................Am.............
Pack up your money, pull up your tent McGuinn
C........................G.....
You ain't goin' nowhere

G.................Am..............
Ooooowhee - ride me high,
....C..................................G............................
Tomorrow's the day that my bride's a gonna come
....................Am...............C.........................G....
Oh Lord, how we gonna fly down into the easy chair

Well Genghis Khan and his brother Don
They could not keep from keepin' on
We'll climb that bridge after it's gone
After we're way past it

Ooooowhee - ride me high,
Tomorrow's the day that my bride's a gonna come
Oh Lord, how we gonna fly down into the easy chair

Oh buy me a ring and a gun that sings
A flute that toots and a bee that stings
A sky that cries and a bird that flies
A fish that walks and a dog that talks

Ooooowhee - ride me high,
Tomorrow's the day that my bride's a gonna come
Oh Lord, how we gonna fly down into the easy chair

I don't care how many letters they sent
'Cause mornin' came and mornin' went
Pack up your suitcase and pick up your tent
Oh, you ain't goin' nowhere

Ooooowhee - ride me high,
Tomorrow's the day that my bride's a gonna come
Oh Lord, how we gonna fly down into the easy chair

Ooooowhee - ride me high,
Tomorrow's the day that my bride's a gonna come
Oh Lord, how we gonna fly down into the easy chair


It don't get no better than the Old Crows doin' Dylan...

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Gitjoe
Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:54 am Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 28 Jan 2008 Posts: 39 Location: Smyrna,TN.
We seem to be a paddlin' the same boat Pitts!..........The Byrds did a pretty good version of it too.
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:28 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
speakin' of paddlin' -- i'm a real nut for whitewater, gitjoe...

did you ever hear the Dylan "Basement Tape" version of this one???


Now look here dear soup
You best feed the cats
The cats need feedin'
And you're the one to do it
Get your hat
Feed the cats
You ain't goin' nowhere

Oh, oh! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day my bride's gonna come
Ooowhee how we gonna sit
Down in the easy chair

Look here you bunch of basement noise
You ain't no punchin' bag
I seen you walkin' out there
And you're the one to do it
Pick up your nose, you canary
You ain't goin' nowhere

Oh, oh! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day my bride's gonna come
Ooowhee how we gonna sit
Down in the easy chair

Just pick up that oilcloth
Cram it in the corn
I don't care if your name is Michael
You're gonna need some boards
Get your lunch, you foreign (bebber?)
You ain't goin' nowhere

Oh, oh! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day my bride's gonna come
Ooowhee how we gonna sit
Down in the easy chair

Now look here you pile of money
You best go off there and find a file
I seen you out there beatin' on your hammer
You ain't no head of lettuce
Feed that buzzard
Lay him on the rug
You ain't goin' nowhere

Oh, oh! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day my bride's gonna come
Ooowhee how we gonna sit
Down in the easy chair


Genius or mental illness?? It's Bob Dylan!

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old-mose-harper
Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:31 pm Reply with quote
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Pittsy,

doesn't Bob refrerence Roger McGuinn in one of the Basement Tape versions because apparantly Roger messed up one of the lyrics when the Byrds covered it?

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:38 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
check out the story at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Ain't_Goin'_Nowhere

Dang URL wouldn't work due to the apostrophes - so highlight that whole thing and copy and paste it

He referenced McGuinn in the version he cut in '71. Apparently the version I posted above with weird lyric was an alternate take. I just have some odds and ends from the Basement Tapes - i'll get a full copy one of these days...

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kg
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:54 pm Reply with quote
*Data Miner* Joined: 30 Jun 2007 Posts: 3427
pittsyltucky wrote:
Originally a Bob Dylan tune, but I challenge you to find a better cover than what the boys used to do...

YOU AIN'T GOIN' NOWHERE

I just heard the Glen Hansard/Markéta Irglová cover of this great tune. What fine memories this one brings back. 'tucky's right!

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lbrod
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:50 pm Reply with quote
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Hey, a Swell Season fan. KG showing some class. She sure does sing pretty.
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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:27 pm Reply with quote
Thousandaire Joined: 21 Apr 2008 Posts: 1015
pittsyltucky wrote:
I just have some odds and ends from the Basement Tapes - i'll get a full copy one of these days...

Rolling Eyes

Smile

"Tree With Roots" has some great stuff; nearly all of the Big Pink recordings, I believe. Definitely worth exploring, 'Tucky.

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kg
Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:05 pm Reply with quote
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF-D6kq7NSo

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Makinbacon
Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:20 pm Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 24 Sep 2008 Posts: 567 Location: Bacon's Castle, Virginia
kg wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF-D6kq7NSo


Yes Kg! Thanks for sharin that here!

I just posted that sucker upon Utube yeserday night. Goodone for sure.
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