Transcripts4

Misty Blue
by Dorothy Moore 1960 (version country blues Bob Montgomery)
1975 Pennsylvania, Nov. 23
1979 outtake RS

Oh but it's been
Such a long long time
To try to
Get you off my mind.

Looks like I can't.
Just the thought of you
Turns my whole world.
A misty blue.

Just the mention of your name,
Turns a flicker to a flame.
I can't forget the things we used to do,
My whole world turns misty blue.

You know I should forget you,
I really should,
And heaven knows,
That I've tried.

But when I told you -
When I said that we were through,
Deep in my heart
I lied.

Baby, oh, what a long, long, time,
To try to,
Get you,
Off of my mind.

Oh but I can't -
Just the thought of you,
Turns my world,
Misty blue.

And the very mention
Of your name
Turns a flicker,
To a flame.

I think of things
We used to do,
My whole world turns
Misty blue.

 

Do I Have To Dance All Night? - LC
1976 Dublin May 11, Paris June 6 + The Butcher -> single Europe
1980 Amsterdam, Oct. 30

I'm forty-one. The moon is full.
You make love very well.
You touch me like I touch myself.
I like you, mademoiselle.

You're so fresh and you're so new.
I do enjoy you, miss.
There's nothing I would rather do
Than move around just like this.

But do I have to dance all night?
Do I have to dance all night?
Oh tell me - bird of paradise,
Do I have to dance all night?

You never have to tell me what
It is you really think of me, alright.
Let's say I'm doing fine,
But do I have to dance all the night?

But do I have to dance all night?
But do I have to dance all night?
Ooh tell me Bird of Paradise,
Do I have to dance all night?

I learned this step awhile ago.
I had to practice it while everybody slept.
I waited half my life for you, you know.
I didn't even think that you'd accept.
And here you are before me in the flesh,
saying "yes, Yes, - YES!"

But do I have to dance all night?
Do I have to dance all night?
Come on, tell me, - Bird of Paradise,
Do I have to dance all night?

I learned this step awhile ago.
I had to practice it while everybody slept.
I waited half my life for you, you to know,
I never really thought that you'd accept.
And here you are before me in the flesh,
saying "yes, Yes, -- YEAH..!"
- Come on now...

But do I have to dance all night?
Do I have to dance all night?
Oh tell me Bird of Paradise,
Do I have to dance all night?

Good night friends,
Thank you very much.

 

The Butcher
1967 Songs From A Room

 

I came upon a butcher,
he was slaughtering a lamb,
I accused him there
with his tortured lamb.
He said, "Listen to me, child,
I am what I am
and you, you are my only son."


Well, I found a silver needle,
I put it into my arm.
It did some good,
did some harm.
But the nights were cold
and it almost kept me warm,
how come the night is long?

 

 

 

 

I saw some flowers growing up
where that lamb fell down;
was I supposed to praise my Lord,
make some kind of joyful sound?
He said, "Listen, listen to me now,
I go round and round
and you, you are my only child."

Do not leave me now,
do not leave me now,
I'm broken down
from a recent fall.
Blood upon my body
and ice upon my soul,
lead on, my son, it is your world.

The Butcher
1976 Dublin, May 11 (similar version of Javier Colis and Javier Mas
El Carnicero - 2007 Acords amb LC)

Well I came upon a butcher,
he was slaughtering a little lamb,
I accused him there
with that tortured lamb.
He said "Listen to me baby,
I am what I am
And as for you -as for you- you are my only child."

Well, I found a silver needle,
Yeah, I put it into my little arm.
It did some good,
- Ok, - it did some harm.
But the nights were cold
it very nearly kept me warm,
Well, I want to know from you is how come how come how come
the night is so long?

Do not leave me now,
Do not leave me now,
I'm broken down
From a recent fall.
You can see the blood's upon my body,
Near the ice upon my soul.
Lead on lead on lead on lead on -
It is your world.

I saw some flowers growing up
where that little lamb had fallen down;
was I supposed to praise my Lord,
make some kind of joyful sound?
He said: "Listen to me baby,
I go round round round
And as for you, you are my only child."

Do not leave me now,
Do not leave me now,
I'm broken down
From a recent fall. You can see the blood's upon my body
Near the ice upon my soul,
Lead on, Me Lord,
Lead on, Me Lord,
It is Your world.

 

Die Gedanken Sind Frei
By Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben 1815 (trad. German sXIX)
1976 tour in Germany, Apr. May June

I must ask your indulgence, and offer my apologies,
because I'm going to sing a song in German, that
all of you learned in school a long time ago,
-so forgive me, - but it's a good song, it's a great song,
I wish I had written it.

Els pensaments són lliures

He de demanar la vostra indulgència, i oferir les meus disculpes,
perquè vaig a cantar una cançó en alemany,
que tots vosaltres vau aprendre a l'escola fa molt de temps,
-Així que perdoneu-me, - però és una bona cançó, és una gran cançó,
M'agradaria haver-la escrit

Die Gedanken sind frei, wer kann sie erraten,
sie fliehen vorbei wie nächtliche Schatten.
Kein Mensch kann sie wissen, kein Jäger erschießen
Es bleibet dabei: Die Gedanken sind frei!
Es bleibet dabei: Die Gedanken sind frei!

Ich denke was ich will Und was mich beglücket,
Doch alles in der Still', Und wie es sich schicket.
Mein Wunsch, mein Begehren Kann niemand verwehren,
Es bleibet dabei: Die Gedanken sind frei!
Es bleibet dabei: Die Gedanken sind frei!

And if Tyrants take me and throw me In prison,
My thoughts Will break free, Like all these blossoms in season.
The structure will tumble, foundations will crumble,
And free men will cry: Die Gedanken sind frei!
And free men will cry: Die Gedanken sind frei!

I think as I please! this gives me so much pleasure.
My conscience decrees that this right I must treasure
You know my thoughts will not cater to any colonel to any dictator.
No man can deny: Die Gedanken sind frei!
No man can deny: Die Gedanken sind frei!

Els pensaments són lliures, qui els pot endevinar?
Volen com ombres nocturnes.
Cap home pot saber-los, cap caçador pot disparar-los
Es queda d'aquesta manera: Els pensaments són lliures!
Es queda d'aquesta manera: Els pensaments són lliures!

Penso el que vull i això em fa feliç,
I tot en la quietud, i com és adient.
El meu desig, el meu anhel ningú pot negar-los,
Es queda d'aquesta manera: Els pensaments són lliures!
Es queda d'aquesta manera: Els pensaments són lliures!

I si els tirans m'agafen i em tiren a la presó,
Els meus pensaments s'alliberaran, com totes aquestes flors en temporada.
L'estructura caurà, els fonaments s'ensorraran,
I l'home lliure cridarà: Die Gedanken sind frei!
I l'home lliure cridarà: Die Gedanken sind frei!

Penso el que em ve de gust! això em dóna tant plaer.
La meva consciència decreta que aquest dret el tinc que atresorar
Tu saps els meus pensaments no s'atenen a cap coronel o dictador.
Ningú ho pot negar: Die Gedanken sind frei!
Ningú ho pot negar: Die Gedanken sind frei!

 

You Are My Sunshine
J. Davis, C. Mitchell 1940
1976 tour May June ¿?

{ audience requests }

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You'll never know dear, just how much I love you;
Oh please don't take my sunshine away.

( Take it, Ladies )

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy hen skies are gray.
You'll never know dear, how much I love you;
Oh please don't take my sunshine away.

You are my sunshine...

The other night dear, as I lay sleeping,
I dreamt I held you in my arms.
When I awoke dear, I was mistaken;
So I hung my head and I cried.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me so happy when skies are gray.
You'll never know dear, yeah, how much I really love you;
So please don't take my sunshine away.

(come on {?} ..)

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You'll never know dear, just how much I love you;
So please don't take my sunshine away.

- Good night, friends.

 

Iodine
1979 Frankfurt, Nov. 1
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I needed you, and I knew I was in danger
of losin' what I used to think was mine
You let me love you till I was a stranger.
You let me love you till I was a stranger.
Your beauty on my wound like iodine.

I asked you if a man could be forgiven?
And though I failed at love, was this a crime?
You said: Don't worry, don't you worry darling
You said: Don't worry, don't you worry darling
There are many ways a man can serve his time

You covered up that place I could not master
No there was any dark enough to shut my eyes
Then I was with you, O sweet compassion!
Then I was with you, O sweet compassion!
Compassion with the sting of iodine!

Yeah your saintly kisses - They reek of iodine!
Yeah, your sister fingers burned - Like iodine!
And your fragrance - With a fume of iodine!
Hollow pity - In the room like Iodine!

Yeah - the pity - in the room - Like iodine!
Yeah - that way {?} - in the room - Yeah like iodine!
Yeah {?} my eyes - in the room - Like iodine!
Let me say that i've had my share of iodine
Let me say that i've had my share
I've had my share of iodine!

Iodine by Leonard Cohen - Phil Spector
1977 Death Of A Ladies' Man

I needed you, I knew I was in danger
of losing what I used to think was mine
You let me love you till I was a failure,
You let me love you till I was a failure --
Your beauty on my bruise like iodine

I asked you if a man could be forgiven
And though I failed at love, was this a crime?
You said, Don't worry, don't worry, darling
You said, Don't worry, don't you worry, darling
There are many ways a man can serve his time

You covered up that place I could not master
It wasn't dark enough to shut my eyes
So I was with you, O sweet compassion
Yes I was with you, O sweet compassion
Compassion with the sting of iodine

 

Your saintly kisses reeked of iodine
Your fragrance with a fume of iodine
And pity in the room like iodine

Your sister fingers burned like iodine
And all my wanton lust was iodine
My masquerade of trust was iodine
And everywhere the flare of iodine

 

Red River Valley
Traditional American S.XIX

1975 Pennsylvania, Nov. 23;
1979 Canada, Mainz, Nov, 8;
Birmingham, Dec. 8 soundcheck;
1985 tour, Hannover, Mar. 13, souncheck

{I've been thinkin' a long time} oh my darling,
Of the sweet words you never would say.
Now alas must my fond hopes be broken,
For they say you are going away.

Then come sit by my side if you love me.
Do not hasten to bid me adieu.
Just remember the Red River Valley
And that cowboy who loves you so true.

Then come sit by my side if you love me.
Do not hasten to bid me adieu.
Just remember the Red River Valley
And the cowboy who loves you so true.
...

Come sit by my side if ya love me.
Do not hasten to bid me adieu.
Just remember the Red River Valley
And the cowboy who loves you so true.

I've been thinkin' a long time my darling,
Of those sweet words you never would say.
Now alas must my fond hopes all be broken,
They say you are going away.

Then come sit by my side if you love me.
Do not hasten to bid me adieu.
Just remember the Red River Valley,
And the cowboy who loves you so true.

 

I Tried To Leave You
1979 Bonn, Dec. 3

I Tried To Leave You, I will not deny.
I closed the book on us, at least one hundred times.
And ah but I'd wake up each and every morning right there by your side.

The years go by - don't they? you lose your precious pride - don't you?
The baby's crying now, so you do not go outside,
and all your work it's right here, right before your eyes.

Oh ooOoooO ho.... {-roughly}

Goodnight, my darling, I hope that you are satisfied.
the bed is kinda narrow, but my arms - my arms are open wide.
And here's a man still working for your smile.

I Tried To Leave You
1974 Nes Skin For The Old Ceremony

I tried to leave you, I don't deny
I closed the book on us, at least a hundred times.
I'd wake up every morning by your side.

The years go by, you lose your pride.
The baby's crying, so you do not go outside,
and all your work it's right before your eyes.

 

Goodnight, my darling, I hope you're satisfied,
the bed is kind of narrow, but my arms are open wide.
And here's a man still working for your smile.

 

There Is A War
1974 New Skin For The Old Ceremomy

There is a war between the rich and poor,
a war between the man and the woman.
There is a war between the ones who say there is a war
and the ones who say there isn't.

Why don't you come on back to the war, that's right, get in it.
why don't you come on back to the war, it's just beginning.

Well I live here with a woman and a child,
the situation makes me kind of nervous.
Yes, I rise up from her arms, she says "I guess you call this love";
I call it service.

Why don't you come on back to the war, don't be a tourist,
why don't you come on back to the war, before it hurts us,
why don't you come on back to the war, let's all get nervous.

You cannot stand what I've become,
you much prefer the gentleman I was before.
I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control,
I didn't even know there was a war.

Why don't you come on back to the war, don't be embarrassed.
why don't you come on back to the war, you can still get married.

There is a war between the rich and poor,
a war between the man and the woman.
There is a war between the left and right,
a war between the black and white,
a war between the odd and the even.

Why don't you come on back to the war, pick up your tiny burden,
why don't you come on back to the war, let's all get even.
why don't you come on back to the war, can't you hear me speaking?

There Is A War
There are so many variations, this transcript belongs to 1979 Bonn, Dec. 3

There is a war between the rich and poor,
a war between the man and the woman.
There's a war between the ones who say there's a war
and the ones who say there isn't.

Why don't you come on back to the war, that's right! get in it.
Why don't you come on back to the war, you know damn well it's just beginning.

Well I live with a woman and a child,
The situation makes me kind of nervous.
Yes, I rise up from her arms, she says "I guess you call this love",
I call it service.

Why don't you come on back to the war, don't be a tourist.
Why don't you come on back to the war, hey let's all get nervous.

You cannot stand what I've become,
You much prefer the gentleman I was before.
I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control,
I didn't even know there was a war.

Why don't you come on back to the war, don't be embarrassed.
Why don't you come on back to the war, you can still get married.

There is a war between the rich and poor,
A war between the man and the woman.
There is a war between the left and right,
A war between the black and white,
A war between the odd and even.

Why don't you come on back to the war, pick up your tiny burden.
Why don't you come on back to the war, pick up your tiny human burden.
Why don't you come on back to the war, "Trust now" - you tell me this!
Why don't you come on back to the war, but you look so pretty when you're asleep.

 

Thirsty For The Kiss
early Heart With No Companion
1979 London Dec. 6

Oh my love, You are the shadow.
I go stumbling, through tonight.
And our love, - just smoke and ashes of a flame
That once burned bright.

Do not go! I cannot follow!
I'm so thirsty for the kiss
Ah that does not end in sorrow
And a thirstiness like this.

Now I sing this for the captain
Who's ship was never built
For the mother in confusion
Who's wound cannot be fixed.

For the heart with no companion,
For the soul without a key.
For the prima ballerina,
Who cannot dance to anything.

For the heart with no companion,
For the soul without a key.
For the prima ballerina,
Who cannot dance to anything.

Oh do not go! I cannot follow!
I'm so thirsty for the kiss.
Don't either does not end in sorrow
And a thirsting for your kiss.

Heart With No Companion
1985 Varius Positions

I greet you from the other side
Of sorrow and despair
With a love so vast and shattered
It will reach you everywhere

And I sing this for the captain
Whose ship has not been built
For the mother in confusion
Her cradle still unfilled

For the heart with no companion
For the soul without a king
For the prima ballerina
Who cannot dance to anything

Through the days of shame that are coming
Through the nights of wild distress
Tho' your promise count for nothing
You must keep it nonetheless

You must keep it for the captain
Whose ship has not been built
For the mother in confusion
Her cradle still unfilled

For the heart with no companion ...

I greet you from the other side ...