We first mentioned Tioga Pass in July 2020 with a plea for anyone who could complete this song.
As we noted at the time Tioga Pass is a song that was seemingly recorded at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, on 16 June 1987 and according to the only note we have concerning the song, it was written by Robert Hunter and Bob Dylan.
You can see the lyrics and the background to the song (as far as we were able to sort that out) in our earlier article on the subject here.
Now Paul Robert Thomas has provided us with a musical version of the song
And here one more time are the lyrics
Needle's on empty and here I'm stuck Four in the morning and just my luck Listen to the radio waiting for the sun Can't flag a ride until daylight comes Four in the morning and out of gas Mile and a half from Tioga Pass Tuned to a station I've never heard while moonlight glimmers on Dead Man's Curve Glory in the morning and God bless you for playing that song when another would do Four in the morning and out of gas Mile and a half from Tioga Pass Ain't quite rock although it moves It sure ain't country and it's not the blues They don't say nothing when it gets to the end Just keep playing it over again Four in the morning and out of gas Mile and a half from Tioga Pass It isn't pop and it isn't soul Nothing like fifties rock and roll It isn't folk Not especially jazz Got something special nothing else has Four in the morning and out of gas Mile and a half from Tioga Pass The sun comes up about six o'clock The station drifts to some pre-fab rock Although they played it all night long I never did learn the name of that song
On our site we’ve created an alphabetical list of all Dylan’s compositions and co-compositions that we know about. You can find that here.