Farewell Lyrics

Bob Dylan


publisher: ©BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO
writers: Bob Dylan
album: Track in album The Bootleg Series, Volume 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964
release date: 2010-10-18
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length: 3:58
composer: Bob Dylan, [traditional]
lyricist: Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series, Volume 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964 cover art
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Oh it's fare thee well my darlin' true,
I'm leavin' in the first hour of the morn.
I'm bound off for the bay of Mexico
Or maybe the coast of Californ.
So it's fare thee well my own true love,
We'll meet another day, another time.
It ain't the leavin'
That's a-grievin' me
But my true love who's bound to stay behind.

Oh the weather is against me and the wind blows hard
And the rain she's a-turnin' into hail.
I still might strike it lucky on a highway goin' west,
Though I'm travelin' on a path beaten trail.
So it's fare thee well my own true love,
We'll meet another day, another time.
It ain't the leavin'
That's a-grievin' me
But my true love who's bound to stay behind.

I will write you a letter from time to time,
As I'm ramblin' you can travel with me too.
With my head, my heart and my hands, my love,
I will send what I learn back home to you.
So it's fare thee well my own true love,
We'll meet another day, another time.
It ain't the leavin'
That's a-grievin' me
But my true love who's bound to stay behind.

I will tell you of the laughter and of troubles,
Be them somebody else's or my own.
With my hands in my pockets and my coat collar high,
I will travel unnoticed and unknown.
So it's fare thee well my own true love,
We'll meet another day, another time.
It ain't the leavin'
That's a-grievin' me
But my true love who's bound to stay behind.

I've heard tell of a town where I might as well be bound,
It's down around the old Mexican plains.
They say that the people are all friendly there
And all they ask of you is your name.
So it's fare thee well my own true love,
We'll meet another day, another time.
It ain't the leavin'
That's a-grievin' me
But my true love who's bound to stay behind.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Man on the Street (Fragment)
  • 2 Hard Times in New York Town
  • 3 Poor Boy Blues
  • 4 Ballad for a Friend
  • 5 Rambling, Gambling Willie
  • 6 Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
  • 7 Standing on the Highway
  • 8 Man on the Street
  • 9 Blowin' in the Wind
  • 10 Long Ago, Far Away
  • 11 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  • 12 Tomorrow Is a Long Time
  • 13 The Death of Emmett Till
  • 14 Let Me Die in My Footsteps
  • 15 Ballad of Hollis Brown
  • 16 Quit Your Low Down Ways
  • 17 Baby, I'm in the Mood for You
  • 18 Bound to Lose, Bound to Win
  • 19 All Over You
  • 20 I'd Hate to Be You on That Dreadful Day
  • 21 Long Time Gone
  • 22 Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
  • 23 Masters of War
  • 24 Oxford Town
  • 25 Farewell
    CD 2
  • 1 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  • 2 Walkin' Down the Line
  • 3 I Shall Be Free
  • 4 Bob Dylan's Blues
  • 5 Bob Dylan's Dream
  • 6 Boots of Spanish Leather
  • 7 Girl From the North Country
  • 8 Seven Curses
  • 9 Hero Blues
  • 10 Whatcha Gonna Do?
  • 11 Gypsy Lou
  • 12 Ain't Gonna Grieve
  • 13 John Brown
  • 14 Only a Hobo
  • 15 When the Ship Comes In
  • 16 The Times They Are A-Changin'
  • 17 Paths of Victory
  • 18 Guess I'm Doing Fine
  • 19 Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
  • 20 Mama, You Been on My Mind
  • 21 Mr. Tambourine Man
  • 22 I'll Keep It With Mine