26 May 2012

Pledging My Time (October 1987)

That's the end of my story
That's the end of my tale
I'm gonna get lucky, baby
I'd spend the night in jail
I'm spending my time to you
Hopin’ you’ll come through, too

8 October 1987, Brussels, Belgium

ListenForYourself

In 1987 there were two other performances of Pledging My Time. The first one, in September, relied on the standard lyrics. The other performance (October 10) does repeat the "spend the night in jail" line, but the lines which surround it are partially formed and hard to decipher.

This lyric variation is loosely based on the final verse of the original version released in 1966 on the Blonde on Blonde album:

Well, they sent for the ambulance
And one was sent
Somebody got lucky
But it was an accident
Now I’m pledging my time to you
Hopin’ you’ll come through, too

20 May 2012

One More Cup Of Coffee (April 1976)

Your sister sees the future
She was born to read my mind
She always takes the beauty
But then her words are not that kind

25 April 1976, Gainesville, FL

ListenForYourself

Just three days later the same song receives a different treatment:

Your sister sees the future
She was born to read my mind
She’s always in the moon
But she's so hard to find

28 April 1976, Pensacola, FL

ListenForYourself

The original version from the Desire album:

Your sister sees the future
Like your mama and yourself
You’ve never learned to read or write
There’s no books upon your shelf

14 May 2012

Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) (15 October 1987)

Señor, señor, do you know where she's been ridin’?
How long is it gonna stay hidin’?
I gotta hold down, baby, when the chilly winds grab the door
Tell me where to picket it for, señor

London, England

ListenForYourself

The original version from the Street Legal album:

Señor, señor, do you know where she is hidin’?
How long are we gonna be ridin’?
How long must I keep my eyes glued to the door?
Will there be any comfort there, señor?