“Mona Lisa musta had the highway blues”

 

BOB DYLAN

LYRICS

and

WEB-CONCORDANCE

 

 

 

 

The lyrics included in the first version of the Bob Dylan lyrics concordance are taken from the text published on www.bobdylan.com in August 2004. All titles, 464 in total, are included in section 1. of this document.

Of the total 464 titles, 101 titles are either written by other authors than Bob Dylan, or are traditional lyrics not copyrighted by Bob Dylan, or lyrics copyrighted by Bob Dylan for arrangement only. These 101 titles are not included in the concordance.

 

The 363 titles that are included in the concordance are listed in section 1.1. The remaining 101 titles included in www.bobdylan.com, but excluded from the concordance are listed in section 1.2.

 

The lyrics included in the concordance have been ”stripped down” using the same method as in the blues-concordance (see Michael Taft, Preface to Blues Lyric Poetry: an Anthology).

Refrains are only included once and lines, within a specific song, that are repeated are only included once.

 

Titles copyrighted by Bob Dylan, but not published on www.bobdylan.com and not included in the first version of the concordance, are listed in section 2. These titles have been divided into three sections:

2.1 Lyrics

2.2 Instrumental

2.3 Traveling Wilburys lyrics

 

Lyrics not copyrighted by Bob Dylan, but generally known to be written by him, are listed in section 3. These lyrics are not included on www.bobdylan.com, and not included in the concordance. This is by far a complete list and in some details perhaps not even a correct list.

 

 

Lyrics to titles in section 2.1 and 3. are not included in the first version of the concordance. Some of the lyrics are available on “Unpublished Bob Dylan Lyrics”. Lyrics included here have the word “Text” in the “Remark”-column in section 2.1 and 3., below.

 

 


1.   Lyrics included on www.bobdylan.com

 

1.1 Lyrics included in the concordance

 

 

Year of creation

Remark 

1st releas. on album:

Track #

10,000 Men

90

 

UR

6

2 x 2

90

 

UR

7

4th Time Around

66

 

BB

12

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

62

 

FR

6

Abandoned Love

75

 

BI

29

Absolutely Sweet Marie

66

 

BB

11

Ain't A-Gonna Grieve

62

 

X1

 

Ain't No Man Righteous (No Not One)

79

 

XX

 

All Along the Watchtower

67

 

JW

4

All I Really Want to Do

64

 

AS

1

All Over You

63

 

X1

 

All the Tired Horses

70

 

SP

1

Angelina

81

 

B1

51

Apple Suckling Tree

67

 

BA

10

Are You Ready?

80

 

SA

9

As I Went Out One Morning

67

 

JW

2

Baby, I'm in the Mood for You

62

 

BI

38

Baby, Stop Crying

78

 

ST

4

Ballad For A Friend

62

 

X3

 

Ballad in Plain D

64

 

AS

10

Ballad of a Thin Man

65

 

HI

5

Ballad Of Donald White

62

 

X2

 

Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest, The

67

 

JW

5

Ballad of Hollis Brown

62

 

TT

2

Band Of The Hand (It's Hell Time Man!)

86

 

X9

 

Billy 1

72

 

PG

3

Black Crow Blues

64

 

AS

2

Black Diamond Bay

75

w J Levy

DE

8

Blind Willie McTell

83

 

B1

56

Blowin' in the Wind

62

 

FR

1

Bob Dylan's 115th Dream

65

 

BR

7

Bob Dylan's Blues

62

 

FR

5

Bob Dylan's Dream

63

 

FR

8

Bob Dylan's New Orleans Rag

63

 

X4

 

Boots of Spanish Leather

63

 

TT

7

Born in Time

89

 

UR

4

Brownsville Girl

86

w S Shepard

KO

6

Buckets of Rain

74

 

BT

10

Bye and Bye

1

 

LT

4

California

65

 

XX

 

Call Letter Blues

74

 

B1

41

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?

65

 

BI

32

Can't Wait

97

 

TO

10

Caribbean Wind

80

 

BI

36

Catfish

75

w J Levy

B1

45

Cat's in the Well

90

 

UR

10

Changing of the Guards

78

 

ST

1

Chimes of Freedom

64

 

AS

4

Clean-Cut Kid

83

 

EB

4

Clothes Line Saga

67

 

BA

9

Cold Irons Bound

97

 

TO

8

Coming From The Heart (The Road Is Long)

78

w H Springs

XX

 

Country Pie

69

 

NS

9

Covenant Woman

79

 

SA

3

Cry A While

1

 

LT

11

Dark Eyes

85

 

EB

10

Day of the Locusts

70

 

NM

2

Dead Man, Dead Man

81

 

SH

7

Dear Landlord

67

 

JW

7

Death is Not the End

83

 

DG

4

Death Of Emmett Till, The

62

 

X1

 

Denise

64

 

XX

 

Desolation Row

65

 

HI

9

Dignity

89

 

G3

7

Dirge

73

 

PW

8

Dirt Road Blues

97

 

TO

2

Disease of Conceit

89

 

OM

8

Do Right to Me Baby

78

 

SL

6

Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight

83

 

IN

8

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

62

 

FR

7

Don't Ya Tell Henry

67

 

BA

20

Down Along the Cove

67

 

JW

11

Down in the Flood

67

 

G2

21

Down the Highway

62

 

FR

4

Drifter's Escape

67

 

JW

6

Driftin' Too Far from Shore

84

 

KO

3

Dusty Old Fairgrounds

63

 

X4

 

Emotionally Yours

85

 

EB

7

Eternal Circle

63

 

B1

24

Every Grain of Sand

80

 

SH

10

Everything is Broken

89

 

OM

3

Farewell

63

 

X1

 

Farewell Angelina

65

 

B1

27

Father of Night

70

 

NM

12

Floater (Too Much To Ask)

1

 

LT

6

Foot of Pride

83

 

B1

55

Forever Young

73

 

PW

6

From a Buick 6

65

 

HI

4

Gates of Eden

64

 

BR

9

George Jackson

71

Single

X6

 

Get Your Rocks Off!

67

 

X5

 

Girl of the North Country

63

 

FR

2

Go 'Way Little Boy

84

 

XX

 

God Knows

89

 

UR

8

Goin' to Acapulco

67

 

BA

5

Going, Going, Gone

73

 

PW

2

Golden Loom

75

 

B1

44

Gonna Change My Way of Thinking

79

 

SL

5

Got My Mind Made Up

86

w T Petty

KO

7

Gotta Serve Somebody

79

 

SL

1

Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar, The

80

 

SH

6

Guess I'm Doin' Fine

64

 

X1

 

Gypsy Lou

63

 

X1

 

Had a Dream About You, Baby

86

 

DG

5

Handy Dandy

90

 

UR

9

Hard Times in New York Town

61

 

B1

1

Hazel

73

 

PW

4

Heart of Mine

81

 

SH

2

Heartland

92

w W Nelson

X7

 

Hero Blues

62

 

X1

 

High Water (for Charley Patton)

1

 

LT

7

Highlands

97

 

TO

11

Highway 61 Revisited

65

 

HI

7

Honest With Me

1

 

LT

9

Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance

62

w H Thomas

FR

12

Hurricane

75

w J Levy

DE

1

I Am a Lonesome Hobo

67

 

JW

8

I and I

83

 

IN

7

I Believe in You

79

 

SL

3

I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

64

 

AS

9

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

67

 

JW

3

I Pity the Poor Immigrant

67

 

JW

9

I Shall Be Free

62

 

FR

13

I Shall Be Free No.10

64

 

AS

5

I Shall Be Released

67

 

G2

19

I Threw It All Away

69

 

NS

4

I Wanna Be Your Lover

65

 

BI

39

I Want You

66

 

BB

5

I'd Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day

62

 

X1

 

I'd Have You Any Time

68

w G Harrison

XX

 

Idiot Wind

74

 

BT

4

If Dogs Run Free

70

 

NM

6

If I Don't Be There By Morning

78

w H Springs

Y2

 

If Not for You

70

 

NM

1

If You Gotta Go, Go Now

64

 

B1

29

If You See Her, Say Hello

74

 

BT

8

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

67

 

JW

12

I'll Keep It with Mine

65

 

BI

5

I'll Remember You

85

 

EB

3

In the Garden

79

 

SA

7

In the Summertime

81

 

SH

8

Is Your Love in Vain?

78

 

ST

5

Isis

75

w J Levy

DE

2

It Ain't Me, Babe

64

 

AS

11

It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

65

 

HI

3

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

65

 

BR

11

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

64

 

BR

10

Jet Pilot

65

 

BI

35

Joey

75

w J Levy

DE

6

John Brown

62

 

MT

5

John Wesley Harding

67

 

JW

1

Jokerman

83

 

IN

1

Just Like a Woman

66

 

BB

8

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

65

 

HI

8

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

73

 

PG

7

Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie

63

 

B1

22

Lay Down Your Weary Tune

63

 

BI

16

Lay, Lady, Lay

69

 

NS

6

Legionnaire's Disease

78

 

XX

 

Lenny Bruce

81

 

SH

4

Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

66

 

BB

7

Let Me Die in My Footsteps

62

 

B1

7

Let's Keep It Between Us

80

 

XX

 

License to Kill

83

 

IN

4

Like a Rolling Stone

65

 

HI

1

Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts

74

 

BT

7

Living the Blues

69

 

SP

11

Lo and Behold!

67

 

BA

7

Lonesome Day Blues

1

 

LT

5

Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, The

63

 

TT

9

Long Ago, Far Away

62

 

X1

 

Long Time Gone

63

 

X1

 

Long-Distance Operator

65

 

BA

23

Lord Protect My Child

83

 

B1

54

Love Is Just A Four-letter Word

67

 

XX

 

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

65

 

BR

4

Love Sick

97

 

TO

1

Maggie's Farm

65

 

BR

3

Make You Feel My Love

97

 

TO

9

Mama, You Been on My Mind

64

 

B1

26

Man Gave Names to All the Animals

79

 

SL

8

Man in Me, The

70

 

NM

10

Man in the Long Black Coat

89

 

OM

5

Man of Peace

83

 

IN

5

Man on the Street

61

 

B1

3

Masters of War

63

 

FR

3

Maybe Someday

86

 

KO

5

Meet Me in the Morning

74

 

BT

6

Million Dollar Bash

67

 

BA

3

Million Miles

97

 

TO

4

Minstrel Boy

69

 

SP

21

Mississippi

97

 

LT

2

Mixed Up Confusion

62

 

BI

11

Money Blues

75

w J Levy

XX

 

Moonlight

1

 

LT

8

Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine

66

 

BB

9

Most of the Time

89

 

OM

6

Motorpsycho Nightmare

64

 

AS

7

Mozambique

75

w J Levy

DE

3

Mr. Tambourine Man

64

 

BR

8

My Back Pages

64

 

AS

8

Need a Woman

81

 

B1

50

Neighborhood Bully

83

 

IN

3

New Morning

70

 

NM

7

New Pony

78

 

ST

2

Never Gonna Be the Same Again

85

 

EB

5

Never Say Goodbye

73

 

PW

10

Night After Night

86

 

X8

 

No Time to Think

78

 

ST

3

Nobody 'Cept You

73

 

B1

39

North Country Blues

63

 

TT

5

Not Dark Yet

97

 

TO

7

Nothing was Delivered

67

 

BA

21

Obviously Five Believers

66

 

BB

13

Odds and Ends

67

 

BA

1

Oh, Sister

75

w J Levy

DE

5

On a Night Like This

73

 

PW

1

On the Road Again

65

 

BR

6

One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)

75

 

DE

4

One More Night

69

 

NS

7

One More Weekend

70

 

NM

9

One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)

66

 

BB

4

One Too Many Mornings

63

 

TT

4

Only a Hobo

63

 

B1

18

Only a Pawn in Their Game

63

 

TT

6

Open the Door, Homer

67

 

BA

22

Outlaw Blues

65

 

BR

5

Oxford Town

62

 

FR

9

Paths of Victory

62

 

B1

15

Peggy Day

69

 

NS

5

Percy's Song

63

 

BI

10

Playboys and Playgirls

62

 

X2

 

Please, Mrs. Henry

67

 

BA

11

Pledging My Time

66

 

BB

2

Po' Boy

1

 

LT

10

Political World

89

 

OM

1

Poor Boy Blues

62

 

X3

 

Positively 4th Street

65

 

G1

9

Precious Angel

79

 

SL

2

Pressing On

79

 

SA

6

Property of Jesus

80

 

SH

3

Queen Jane Approximately

65

 

HI

6

Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)

67

 

SP

17

Quit Your Low Down Ways

62

 

B1

10

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

66

 

BB

1

Rambling, Gambling Willie

62

 

B1

8

Restless Farewell

63

 

TT

10

Ring Them Bells

89

 

OM

4

Rita May

75

w J Levy

XX

 

Rocks and Gravel

62

 

XX

 

Romance in Durango

75

w J Levy

DE

7

Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

66

 

BB

14

Santa Fe

67

 

B1

36

Sara

75

 

DE

9

Saved

79

w T Drummond

SA

2

Saving Grace

79

 

SA

8

Seeing the Real You at Last

85

 

EB

2

Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)

78

 

ST

6

Series of Dreams

89

 

B1

58

Seven Curses

63

 

B1

23

Seven Days

76

 

B1

46

She Belongs to Me

65

 

BR

2

Shelter from the Storm

74

 

BT

9

She's Your Lover Now

66

 

B1

34

Shooting Star

89

 

OM

10

Shot of Love

81

 

SH

1

Sign Language

76

 

Y1

 

Sign On The Cross

67

 

X5

 

Sign on the Window

70

 

NM

8

Silent Weekend

67

 

X5

 

Silvio

87

w R Hunter

DG

7

Simple Twist of Fate

74

 

BT

2

Sitting on a Barbed-Wire Fence

65

 

B1

30

Slow Train

79

 

SL

4

Solid Rock

79

 

SA

5

Someone's Got a Hold of My Heart

83

 

B1

52

Something There is About You

73

 

PW

5

Something's Burning, Baby

84

 

EB

9

Song to Woody

61

 

BD

12

Spanish Harlem Incident

64

 

AS

3

Standing In The Doorway

97

 

TO

3

Standing On The Highway

62

 

X3

 

Steel Bars

91

w M Bolton

Y6

 

Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again

66

 

BB

6

Subterranean Homesick Blues

65

 

BR

1

Sugar Baby

1

 

LT

12

Summer Days

1

 

LT

3

Sweetheart Like You

83

 

IN

2

T.V. Talkin' Song

90

 

UR

5

Talkin Hava Negeilah Blues

62

 

B1

9

Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues

62

 

B1

16

Talkin' World War III Blues

63

 

FR

10

Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues

61

 

B1

6

Talking New York

61

 

BD

2

Tangled Up in Blue

74

 

BT

1

Tears of Rage

67

w R Manuel

BA

12

Tell Me

83

 

B1

53

Tell Me That It Isn't True

69

 

NS

8

Tell Me, Momma

66

 

L6

8

Temporary Like Achilles

66

 

BB

10

Things Have Changed

99

 

ES

30

This Wheel's on Fire

67

w R Danko

BA

24

Three Angels

70

 

NM

11

Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)

85

 

EB

1

Til I Fell In Love With You

97

 

TO

6

Time Passes Slowly

70

 

NM

3

Times They Are A-Changin', The

63

 

TT

1

Tiny Montgomery

67

 

BA

18

To Be Alone with You

69

 

NS

3

To Ramona

64

 

AS

6

Tombstone Blues

65

 

HI

2

Tomorrow is a Long Time

62

 

G2

17

Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

69

 

NS

10

Too Much of Nothing

67

 

BA

13

Tough Mama

73

 

PW

3

Train A-Travelin'

62

 

X2

 

Trouble

81

 

SH

9

Trouble In Mind

79

 

XX

 

True Love Tends to Forget

78

 

ST

7

Trust Yourself

85

 

EB

6

Tryin' To Get To Heaven

97

 

TO

5

Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum

1

 

LT

1

Ugliest Girl in the World

87

w R Hunter

DG

6

Unbelievable

90

 

UR

3

Under the Red Sky

90

 

UR

2

Under Your Spell

86

w C B Sager

KO

8

Union Sundown

83

 

IN

6

Up to Me

74

 

BI

37

Walk Out In The Rain

78

w H Springs

Y2

 

Walkin' Down the Line

62

 

B1

13

Wallflower

71

 

B1

38

Walls of Red Wing

63

 

B1

14

Wandering Kind, The

78

w H Springs

Y5

 

Wanted Man

69

 

XX

 

Watching the River Flow

71

 

G2

1

Watered Down Love

81

 

SH

5

We Better Talk This Over

78

 

ST

8

Wedding Song

73

 

PW

11

Went to See the Gypsy

70

 

NM

4

What Can I Do For You?

79

 

SA

4

What Good Am I?

89

 

OM

7

What Was It You Wanted?

89

 

OM

9

Whatcha Gonna Do

62

 

X1

 

When He Returns

79

 

SL

9

When I Paint My Masterpiece

71

 

G2

18

When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky

85

 

EB

8

When the Ship Comes In

63

 

TT

8

When You Gonna Wake Up?

79

 

SL

7

Where Are You Tonight?

78

 

ST

9

Where Teardrops Fall

89

 

OM

2

Who Killed Davey Moore?

63

 

B1

17

Wicked Messenger, The

67

 

JW

10

Wiggle Wiggle

90

 

UR

1

Winterlude

70

 

NM

5

Visions of Johanna

65

 

BB

3

With God on Our Side

63

 

TT

3

Ye Shall Be Changed

79

 

B1

47

Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread

67

 

BA

14

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

67

 

G2

20

You Angel You

73

 

PW

9

You Changed My Life

81

 

B1

49

You're a Big Girl Now

74

 

BT

3

You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

74

 

BT

5

 


1.2 Lyrics/songs included on www.bobdylan.com , but not included in the concordance. The titles in this part are either:

- written by other authors

- copyrighted for arrangement only

- instrumental                    

                     

 

 

Year of creation

Remark

1st releas. on album:

Track #

A Fool Such as I

no ©

B Abner

DY

8

A Satisfied Mind

no ©

R Hayes -  J Rhodes

SA

1

Ain't No More Cane

no ©

Trad

BA

15

Alberta #1

70

Arr

SP

2

Alberta #2

70

Arr

SP

24

Arthur McBride

92

Arr

GA

10

Baby, Let Me Follow You Down

62

E von Scmidt. Bob Dylan copyright 1964 not renewed

BD

9

Belle Isle

70

Arr

SP

10

Bessie Smith

no ©

R Danko - JR Robertson

BA

8

Big Yellow Taxi

no ©

J Mitchell

DY

7

Billy 4

73

Instr

PG

9

Billy 7

73

Instr

PG

10

Billy (Main Title Theme)

73

Instr

PG

1

Blackjack Davey

92

Arr

GA

3

Blood in My Eyes

93

Arr

WG

4

Blue Moon

no ©

L Hart - R Rodgers

SP

15

Broke Down Engine

93

Arr

WG

5

Bunkhouse Theme

73

Instr

PG

4

Can't Help Falling in Love

no ©

G Weiss - H Peretti - L Creatore

DY

2

Canadee-i-o

92

Arr

GA

4

Cantina Theme (Workin' for the Law)

73

Instr

PG

2

Copper Kettle

no ©

AF Beddoe

SP

13

Corrina, Corrina

63

Arr

FR

11

Days of 49

70

Arr.  F Warner - JA Lomax - A Lomax

SP

4

Delia

93

Arr

WG

6

Diamond Joe

92

Arr

GA

12

Early Mornin' Rain

no ©

G Lightfoot

SP

5

Endless Highway

no ©

JR Robertson

BF

9

Final Theme

73

Instr

PG

8

Fixin' to Die

no ©

Bukka White

BD

5

Frankie & Albert

92

Arr

GA

1

Freight Train Blues

62

Arr

BD

11

Froggie Went a Courtin'

92

Arr

GA

13

Gospel Plow

62

Arr

BD

8

Gotta Travel On

no ©

P Clayton - L Erlich - D Lazar - T Six

SP

14

Hard Times

92

Arr

GA

7

He Was a Friend of Mine

62

Arr

B1

2

Highway 51 Blues

no ©

C White

BD

7

House Carpenter

62

Arr

B1

5

House of the Rising Sun

62

Arr

BD

10

I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know

no ©

CA Null

SP

3

In My Time of Dyin'

62

Arr

BD

3

In Search of Little Sadie

70

Arr

SP

6

It Hurts Me Too

70

Arr. Elmore James

SP

20

Jack-A-Roe

93

Arr

WG

9

Jim Jones

92

Arr

GA

2

Katie's Been Gone

no ©

JR Robertson - R Manuel

BA

6

Kingsport Town

62

Arr

B1

12

Let It Be Me

no ©

M Curtis - P Delanoe - G Becaud

SP

7

Let's Stick Together

no ©

W Harrison

DG

1

Lily of the West

no ©

E Davies - J Peterson

DY

1

Little Maggie

92

Arr

GA

6

Little Sadie

70

Arr

SP

8

Lone Pilgrim

no ©

BF White - AM Pace

WG

10

Love Henry

93

Arr

WG

2

Man of Constant Sorrow

62

Arr

BD

4

Mary Ann

no ©

Trad

DY

6

Moonshiner

63

Arr

B1

19

Mr. Bojangles

no ©

JJ Walker

DY

4

Nashville Skyline Rag

69

Instr

NS

2

Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street)

no ©

H Blair - D Robertson

DG

8

No More Auction Block

62

Arr

B1

4

Orange Juice Blues (Blues for Breakfast)

no ©

R Manuel

BA

2

Precious Memories

86

Arr

KO

4

Pretty Peggy-O

62

Arr

BD

6

Ragged & Dirty

93

Arr

WG

3

Rank Strangers to Me

no ©

A Brumley

DG

10

River Theme

73

Instr

PG

5

Ruben Remus

no ©

JR Robertson - R Manuel

BA

17

Sally Sue Brown

no ©

J Alexander - E Montgomery - T Stafford

DG

3

Sarah Jane

73

Arr

DY

3

See That My Grave is Kept Clean

no ©

Blind Lemon Jefferson

BD

13

Shenandoah

88

Arr

DG

9

Sittin' on Top of the World

92

Arr

GA

5

Spanish is the Loving Tongue

67

Arr

DY

9

Stack A Lee

93

Arr

WG

7

Stage Fright

no ©

JR Robertson

BF

11

Step It Up And Go

92

Arr

GA

8

Suze (The Cough Song)

63

Instr

B1

25

Take a Message to Mary

no ©

B Bryant

SP

19

Take Me as I Am

no ©

B Bryant

SP

18

The Ballad of Ira Hayes

no ©

P LaFarge

DY

5

The Boxer

no ©

P Simon

SP

16

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

no ©