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SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES

(Jesse Fuller)


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Lyrics as performed by Bob Dylan on East Orange Tape, Feb-Mar 1961.
Transcribed by Manfred Helfert


I got the blues when my baby left me
By the San Francisco Bay,
Ocean liner, gone so far away.
Didn't mean to treat her so bad,
Best girl I ever has had.
Made me cry, like to make me die,
Wanna lay down and die.

Ain't got a nickel, ain't got a lousy dime,
If she don't come back, Lord, I think I'm gonna lose my mind.
If she ever comes back an' stay,
Be another brand new day,
Walkin' with my baby down by San Francisco Bay.

Sit down, lookin' through my back door,
Wonder which way to go.
That woman I'm so crazy about,
Lord, she don't want me no more.
Think I take me a freight train
Cause I'm a-feelin' blue,
Ride on up to the end of the line
Thinkin' only of you.

Just about to go on a city (?),
Just about to go insane,
I think I heard that woman
Cry the way she used to call my name.
If she ever come back an' stay,
Be another brand new day,
Walkin' with my baby down by San Francisco Bay.

Meanwhile at another city (?),
Just about to go insane,
I think I heard that woman
Cry the way she used to call my name.
If she ever come back an' stay,
Be another brand new day,
Walkin' with my baby down by San Francisco Bay, hey,
Walkin' with my baby down by San Francisco Bay.


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