Travelling Wilbury




Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota on May 24, 1941. After living briefly in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Gallup, New Mexico, he graduated from high school in Hibbing, Minnesota "way up by the Canadian border."
- from the sleeve notes to the album Bob Dylan, released in March 1962 by Colombia Records. 

During his first nineteen years, he lived in Gallup, New Mexico; Cheyenne, South Dakota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Phillipsburg, Kansas; Hibbing, Minnesota (where he was graduated from high school) and Minneapolis (where he spent a restless six months at the University of Minnesota).
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, released in May 1963 by Colombia Records. 

In 1959 in Central City, Colorado, he had that first job, in a rough and tumble striptease joint.
- from the sleeve notes to the album Bob Dylan, released in March 1962 by Colombia Records.

Bob Dylan first came East in February, 1961. His destination: the Greystone Hospital in New Jersey. His purpose: to visit the long-ailing Woody Guthrie, singer, ballad-maker and poet.
- from the sleeve notes to the album Bob Dylan, released in March 1962 by Colombia Records.

The young man from the provinces began to make friends quickly in New York ... . He fell in with Dave Van Ronk and Jack Elliot, two of the most dedicated musicians then playing in Greenwich Village, and swapped songs, ideas and stylistic conceptions with them. He played at the Gaslight Coffeehouse, and in April 1961, appeared opposite John Lee Hooker, the blues singer at Gerde's Folk City. 
- from the sleeve notes to the album Bob Dylan, released in March 1962 by Colombia Records.

By September of 1961, Dylan's singing in Greenwich Village, especially at Gerdes Folk City, had ignited a nucleus of singers and a few critics (notably Bob Shelton of the New York Times) into exuberant appreciation of his work. Since then, Dylan has inexorably increased the scope of his American audiences while also performing briefly in 
London London and Rome.
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, released in May 1963 by Colombia Records. 

Bob Dylan's Dream is another of his songs which was transported for a time in his mind before being written down. It was initially set off after an all-night conversation between Dylan and Oscar Brown, Jr in Greenwich Village.
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, released in May 1963 by Colombia Records.

The town that I was born in holds no memories/but for the honkin foghorns/the rainy mist/an the rocky cliffs/I have carried no feelings/up past the lake superior hills
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Times They Are A-Changin', released in January 1964 by Colombia Records. 

north Hibbing / t south Hibbing./old north Hibbing ... / deserted / already dead / with it's old stone courthouse / decayin in the wind
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Times They Are A-Changin', released in January 1964 by Colombia Records. 

... it was as tho / the rains of wartime had / left the land bombed out an shattered / south Hibbing / is where everybody came t start their / town again. but the winds of the / north came followin and grew fiercer / as the years went by / but I was young / as so I ran / and kept runnin ...
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Times They Are A-Changin', released in January 1964 by Colombia Records. 

In times behind, I too / wished I'd lived / in the hungry thirties / an blew in like Woody / t New York City / an sang for dimes / on subway trains 
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Times They Are A-Changin', released in January 1964 by Colombia Records. 

the underground's out a work / sing the bells of New York / the underground's more dangerous / ring the bells of Los Angeles / the underground's gone / cry the bells of San Juan / but where has it gone to / ring the bells of Toronto
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Times They Are A-Changin', released in January 1964 by Colombia Records. 

Al's wife claimed I can't be happy / as the New Jersey nite ran backwards / an vanished behind our rollin ear
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Times They Are A-Changin', released in January 1964 by Colombia Records. 

as my friend, Bobby Lee, / walks back an forth / free now from his native Harlem / where his ma still sleeps at nite
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Times They Are A-Changin', released in January 1964 by Colombia Records. 

last nite I dreamt / that while healin ceilings / up in Harlem / I saw Canada ablaze / an nobody knowin / nothin about it / except of course / who held the match
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Times They Are A-Changin', released in January 1964 by Colombia Records. 

Eric ... bearded Eric / far in Boston / buried beneath my window
- from the sleeve notes to the album The Times They Are A-Changin', released in January 1964 by Colombia Records. 

for françoise hardy / at the seine's edge / of a giant shadow / of the notre dame / seeks t grab my foot / sorbonne students / whirl by on thin bicycles
- from the sleeve notes to the album Another Side of Bob Dylan, released in August 1964 by Colombia Records. 

outside / of chicago, private come down / junkie nurse home heals countless / common housewives strung out / fully on drugstore dope legally / sold t help clean the kitchen
- from the sleeve notes to the album Another Side of Bob Dylan, released in August 1964 by Colombia Records. 

irma goes t israel / an writes me that there, they / hate nazis much more n we over here
- from the sleeve notes to the album Another Side of Bob Dylan, released in August 1964 by Colombia Records. 

eichmann dies yes, an west / germany send eighty year old / pruned out gestapo hermit off t / the penitentiary
- from the sleeve notes to the album Another Side of Bob Dylan, released in August 1964 by Colombia Records. 

in east berlin / renata tells me that i must wear / tie t get in t this certain place / i wanna go
- from the sleeve notes to the album Another Side of Bob Dylan, released in August 1964 by Colombia Records. 

on the brooklyn bridge / he was cockeyed / an stood on the edge / there was a priest talkin to him
- from the sleeve notes to the album Another Side of Bob Dylan, released in August 1964 by Colombia Records. 

an i walked away / I wanted t see him jump so bad / that I had t walk away an hide / uptown uptown / orchard street / thru all those people on / orchard street
- from the sleeve notes to the album Another Side of Bob Dylan, released in August 1964 by Colombia Records. 

royal street. / bourbon street / st. claude an esplanade / pass an pull / everything out of shape 
- from the sleeve notes to the album Another Side of Bob Dylan, released in August 1964 by Colombia Records. 

hypnotic stars explode / in louisiana murder nite / everything's wedged / arm in arm / stoned galore / must see you in mobile then / down governor nichel / and gone
- from the sleeve notes to the album Another Side of Bob Dylan, released in August 1964 by Colombia Records. 

in greece, a little old lady / a worker lady / looks at me / rubs her chin / an by sign language asks / how come i'm so unshaven / "the sea is very beautiful here" 
- from the sleeve notes to the album Another Side of Bob Dylan, released in August 1964 by Colombia Records. 

erotic hitchhiker wearing japanese blanket. gets my attention by asking didn't he see me at this hootenanny down in puerto vallarta, mexico
- from the sleeve notes to the album Bringing It All Back Home, released March 1965 by Colombia Records.

The more I think about it, the more I realize what I left behind in Japan - my soul, my music and that sweet girl in the geisha house - I wonder does she remember me? If the people of Japan wish to know about me, they can hear this record - also they can hear my heart still beating in Kyoto at the Zen Rock Garden - Someday I will be back to reclaim it.
- from the sleeve notes to the live album At Budokan, released in 1978 by Colombia Records 

he starts screaming at me you're the one. you're the one that's been causing all them riots over in vietnam
- from the sleeve notes to the album Bringing It All Back Home, released March 1965 by Colombia Records.




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