Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Mary Lou, I Love You Too

I want to leave you,
But my heart wants to stay, so
I'll leave it with you.

This is a fairly well formed rehearsal track from the 1967 Basement Tapes sessions, but it never went anywhere beyond this. I don't know if anyone has printed lyrics of any of this. I tried my best, but I can't understand everything that he's saying. The song appears on volume 11 of the Bootleg Series.

morning low
And I don't wanna treat xxxxx
Calling me not to go
When all the the morning birds that are fly away so darned high
All each and every one, my baby and I
I want to leave you now
Get married by
I want to leave you now
But my heart says neither do I
Well I don't want a mountain rainbow, it was...
Well my girl and Mary Lou my love come down
Now it's a tune a week
For happy tune that they sang
And she dances me for the merry gift I can bring
Well that wide old mountain stand so high, mountain blue
O Mary Lou, can't you see I love you too?
I don't want to leave you now
But my heart's too slow
I want to leave you, Mary Lou, but my heart says don't go
Now sort of sitting down in this old cafe oh well
I'm going to leave you now and my dear old happy home


  1. Thanks for the effort, I intend to record this one!

    - Emmett Sherlock

  2. Hello Robert, yes another one from the basement. Come and join us inside Bob Dylan's Music Box http://thebobdylanproject.com/Song/id/401/Mary-Lou-I-Love-You-Too and listen to every version of every song composed, recorded or performed by Bob Dylan.