“Find Me” – a Bob Dylan lost song. Now with added lyrics

By Tony Attwood

Bob recorded a number of songs at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA, through the summer and autumn of 1985, many of which never made the cut onto a released album but were released on the bootleg “After the Empire”.

This one appropriately called Find Me… it really kicks in around the 1.20 mark…. once everyone else in the studio knows what is going on.

 

The song is based around three chords which are played through a couple of times at the start, and then Dylan starts to improvise lyrics and melody over the sequence.

We then get a middle 8 before the drummer comes in, by which time we have enough of an idea of the track for there to be an instrumental verse.  And it really does sound like the first time that the band heard the song.  This is, I am sure, the first and last rendition of the song.

But the band and singers  are in tune enough by now to know that after the instrumental verse we should go straight into the middle 8.

The key lyrics are such lines as “Find me, I’m under your spell, find me”.  But as for the rest of the lyrics, you will know if you are a regular here that I never feel confident enough to disentangle them, but if you would like to send in your hearing of the lyrics I will publish them – after all no one else has as far as I know.  (If there is a site that is running the lyrics, please write in with their URL and we’ll give them full credit.)

As for the song – it’s not a bad piece of rock n roll, but to my hearing it needs to have something else to give it a buzz that could make it worthy of recording on an album.  And that would surely be something extra that goes beyond the “Find Me” motif.   Dylan can do it – we know that because he has done it so many times – but he just needs the motivation.

Here is Larry’s version of the lyrics

I'm under your skin
Find me, on a way within
Oh baby, I'm not satisfied
Find me, I'm under your spell
Find me, I wanna dig your well
Oh I, I wanna find my way

You went awhirl, got away from your door
I don't matter, I know
When you're runnin' around the road
I'll be knockin', knockin' at your backroad door
Oh find me, I'm under your wing
Find me, you're my whirlwind
I got purpose, you got to find me a door

Give you what you ever wanted, but you're hesitant
I'll be on my way from you
I'm livin' on the government
Oh baby, what I'd for you
Oh find me, I'm under your wing
Find me - everything
Oh baby, you are my everything

Find me, I'm under your spell
Find me, I'll dig your well
Find me, or I'll be on my way
I'll be on a wonder sleeping bed
And you have a bunk or two
I'll be your lover, and you'll meet me there 
Or maybe do whatever you want me to d
 
Find me, a running bell
Find me, oh I wish you all well
Baby you are my everything
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7 Responses to “Find Me” – a Bob Dylan lost song. Now with added lyrics

  1. LarryFyffe says:

    I’ll prime the pump ….

    I’m under your skin
    Find me, on a way within
    Oh baby, I’m not satisfied
    Find me, I’m under your spell
    Find me, I wanna dig your well
    Oh I, I wanna find my way

    You went awhirl, got away from the door
    I don’t matter, I know
    When you’re runnin’ around the road
    I’ll be knockin’, knockin’ at your backroad door
    Oh find me, I’ m under your wing
    Find me, you’re my whirlwind
    I got purpose, you got find me a door

  2. LarryFyffe says:

    Give you what you ever wanted, but you’re hesitant
    I’ll be on my way from you
    But I’ll be livin’ on the government
    Oh baby, whatever do for you?
    Oh find me, I’m under your wing
    Find me – everything
    Oh baby, you are my everything

  3. LarryFyffe says:

    Rather:

    I’m livin’ on the government
    Oh baby, what I’d do for you
    Oh find me, I’m under your wing
    Find me – anything
    Oh baby, you are my everything

  4. LarryFyffe says:

    Find me, I’m under your spell
    Find me, I’ll dig your well
    Find me, or I’ ll be on my way
    I’ll be your one-night sleeping bear
    And you have a bunk or two
    I’ll be your honour to meet me there
    Or maybe do whatever you want me to do
    Find me, a running bell
    Find me, oh I wish all well
    Baby, you are my everything

    Open to suggestions for corrections!

  5. LarryFyffe says:

    Rather:

    I’ll be on a wonder sleeping bed
    And you have a bunk or two
    I’ll be your lover, and you’ll meet me there

  6. LarryFyffe says:

    *I think it’s”Find me -everything” , not “anything” after another listen.

  7. Shawn says:

    Must’ve been listening to Buddy Holly at the time. To my ear anyway.

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