Bob Dylan zum 80. Geburtstag

House of the Rising Sun

Stimmband Nr. 93

  1. There is a house in New Orleans,
    they call the Rising Sun,
    and it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy
    and God, I know I’m one.
  2. My mother was a tailor,
    She sewed my new blue jeans.
    My father was a gamblin‘ man
    down in New Orleans.
  3. Now the only thing a gambler needs
    is a suitcase and a trunk,
    and the only time he’s satisfied
    is when he’s all drunk.
  4. Oh mother, tell your children
    not to do what I have done.
    Spend your lives in sin and misery
    in the House of the Rising Sun.
  5. Well, I got one foot on the platform
    the other foot on the train.
    I’m goin‘ back to New Orleans
    to wear that ball and chain.
  6. Well, there is a house in New Orleans
    they call the Rising Sun.
    And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy
    and God, I know I’m one.
M.: Ronnie Gilbert (1926-2015), Lee Hays (1914-1981), Fred Hellerman (1927-2016)
T.+Arr.: Alan Price (*1942), 1964

Streets of London

Stimmband Nr. 84

Chorus: So how can you tell me you’re lonely and say for you that the sun don’t shine? Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London. I’ll show you something to make you change your mind.

  1. Have you seen the old man in the closed down market,
    kicking up the papers with his worn out shoes?
    In his eyes you see no pride, hand held loosely by his side,
    yesterday’s papers telling yesterday’s news.
    So how can you tell me …
  2. Have you seen the old girl who walks the streets of London,
    dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags?
    She’s no time for talkin’, she just keeps right on walkin’.
    Carryin’ her home in two carrier bags.
    So how can you tell me …
  3. In the all night café at a quarter past eleven
    same old man sitting there on his own.
    Looking at the world over the rim of his tea cup.
    And each tea lasts an hour and he wanders home alone.
    So how can you tell me …
  4. And have you seen the old man outside the seaman’s mission,
    memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears?
    And in our winter city the rain cries a little pity
    for one more forgotton hro and a world that doesn’t care.
    So how can you tell me …
M.+T.: Ralph McTell (*1944), 1975

Blowin’ in the wind

Stimmband Nr. 104

Chorus: The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.

  1. How many roads must a man walk down
    before you can call him a man?
    How many seas must a white dove sail
    before she sleeps in the sand?
    And how many times must the cannonballs fly
    before they’re forever banned?
    The answer …
  2. How many years can a mountain exist
    before it is washed to the sea?
    How many years can some people exist
    before they’re allowed to be free?
    And how many times can a man turn his head
    pretending he just doesn’t see?
    The answer …
  3. How many times must a man look up
    before he can see the sky?
    How many ears must one man have
    before he can hear the people cry?
    How many deaths will it take till he knows
    that too many people have died?
    The answer …
M.+T.: Bob Dylan (*1941), 1962
nach dem Gospel “No more auction block”