by Larry Fyffe
- Bob Dylan and Patti Page Part 1.
- Bob Dylan and Patti Page Part 2
- Bob Dylan and Patti Page Part 3
- Bob Dylan And Patti Page Part 4
A sentimental and rapturous love song: And in the centre just you and me dear My heart beats like a hammer My arms wound around you tight And the stars fell on Alabama last night (Patti Page: Stars Fell On Alabama ~ Parish/Perkins)
Below, with a line slightly reworked, the atmosphere turns dark:
Stars fell over Alabama, I saw each one You're walking in a dream whoever you are Chilled are the skies, keen as frost The ground's frozen hard, and the morning is lost (Bob Dylan: 'Cross The Green Mountain ~ 'Tell Tell Signs' rendition)
Beneath, we’re surrounded again by a vision of happiness:
All I do is dream of you The whole night through And with the dawn I still go on And dream of you You're every thought, you're every thing You're every song I ever sing (Patti Page: All I Do Is Dream Of You ~ Freed/Brown)
Downcast the mood once more:
From a cheerless room In a curtain gloom I saw a star from heaven fall I turned and looked again, but it was gone All I have, and all I know Is this dream of you (Bob Dylan: This Dream Of You)
Now we never will roam From the streets of Laredo Never want to lose the spell For here we fell in love (Patti Page: Streets Of Laredo ~ Evans/Livingston)
A sad song follows:
As I walk out in the streets of Laredo I walk out in Laredo one day I spied a young cowboy all wrapped in white linen Wrapped in white linen, and as cold as the clay (Joan Baez: The Streets Of Laredo ~ traditional)
Likewise, sad be the lyrics beneath with a line borrowed from above:
Now the emptiness is endless, as cold as the clay You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way Only one thing I did wrong Stayed in Mississippi a day too long (Bob Dylan: Mississippi)
PS from Tony: please leave the video running; there’s a second fine version of Mississippi in the video that follows.
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