Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Call Letter Blues

Woman leaves, man stays.
Kids and friends ask, where's she gone?
She's with her new man.

This is a separate set of lyrics for the song that eventually became "Meet Me in the Morning" on the 1975 album "Blood on the Tracks." "Call Letter Blues," recorded during the sessions for that album, is a much less ambiguous song. The singer's wife has left him, and he doesn't know what to tell friends who ask where she is, and the problem gets worse when the kids ask too. He tells them "Mother took a trip," and "I walk on pins and needles. I hope my tongue don't slip." Meanwhile, he keeps hoping he'll spot her in the crowd, but the last lines of the song make him realize that he could wait a lifetime for that moment, and it probably won't happen: "But the sun goes around the heavens, And another day just drives on through." The song appeared commercially in the first installment of the Bootleg Series.






1 comment:

  1. Hello Robert, yes another slice of musical history from Bob Dylan's Music Box http://thebobdylanproject.com/Song/id/103/Call-Letter-Blues Join us inside and listen to every version of every song composed or performed by Bob Dylan.

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