OUTLAW BLUES

Outlaw Blues

 

Written by: Bob Dylan
Ain’t it hard to stumble
And land in some funny lagoon?
Ain’t it hard to stumble
And land in some muddy lagoon?
Especially when it’s nine below zero
And three o’clock in the afternoon.
Ain’t gonna hang no picture
Ain’t gonna hang no picture frame
Ain’t gonna hang no picture
Ain’t gonna hang no picture frame
Well, I might look like Robert Ford
But I feel just like Jesse James

 

Well, I wish I was on some
Australian mountain range
Oh, I wish I was on some
Australian mountain range
I got no reason to be there, but I
Imagine it would be some kind of change

I got my dark sunglasses
I got for good luck my black tooth
I got my dark sunglasses
I’m carryin’ for good luck my black tooth
Don’t ask me nothin’ about nothin’
I just might tell you the truth

I got a woman in Jackson
I ain’t gonna say her name
I got a woman in Jackson
I ain’t gonna say her name
She’s a brown-skin woman, but I
Love her just the same

 

Copyright © 1965 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1993 by Special Rider Music

Here’s a cover version of this Dylan poem-song, sung by Grace Slick with the folk-rock-blues band, The Great Society, before they changed their name to Jefferson Airplane. Like dozens of other neighborhood guys and gals in those early, pre-fame-&-decay Haight days, I had such a crush on Grace!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpLBb4xWhqc

Here’s another cover, by Raising Scarlet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_RgKWuPEwA

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