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Published on Feb 23, 2013

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Bob Dylan Boots Of Spanish Leather

Oh, I'm sailin' away my own true love,
I'm sailin' away in the morning.
Is there something I can send you from across the
From the place that I'll be landing?

No, there's nothin' you can send me, my own true
There's nothin' I wish to be ownin'.
Just carry yourself back to me unspoiled,
From across that lonesome ocean.

Oh, but I just thought you might want something
Made of silver or of golden,
Either from the mountains of Madrid
Or from the coast of Barcelona.

Oh, but if I had the stars from the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean,
I'd forsake them all for your sweet kiss,
For that's all I'm wishin' to be ownin'.

That I might be gone a long time
And it's only that I'm askin',
Is there something I can send you to remember me
To make your time more easy passin'.

Oh, how can, how can you ask me again,
It only brings me sorrow.
The same thing I want from you today,
I would want again tomorrow.

I got a letter on a lonesome day,
It was from her ship a-sailin',
Saying I don't know when I'll be comin' back
It depends on how I'm a-feelin'.

Well, if you, my love, must think that-a-way,
I'm sure your mind is roamin'.
I'm sure your heart is not with me,
But with the country to where you're goin'.

So take heed, take heed of the western wind,
Take heed of the stormy weather.
And yes, there's something you can send back to
Spanish boots of Spanish leather.Songwriter(s):
Bob Dylan
Copyright: Special Rider Music
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Bob Dylan (pron.: /ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen
Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American musician
and singer-songwriter. He has been an influential
figure in popular music and culture for more than
five decades. Much of his most celebrated work
dates from the 1960s when he was an informal
chronicler and a seemingly reluctant figurehead of
social unrest. A number of Dylan's early songs,
such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They
Are a-Changin'", became anthems for the US civil
and anti- movements. Leaving his initial base in
the culture of folk music behind, Dylan's
six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" radically
altered the parameters of popular music in 1965.
His recordings employing electric instruments
attracted denunciation and criticism from others
in the folk movement. Dylan's lyrics have
incorporated a variety of political, social,
philosophical, and literary influences. They
defied existing pop music conventions and appealed
hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture.
Initially inspired by the performance style of
Little Richard, and the songwriting of Woody
Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Dylan
has both amplified and personalized musical
genres. His recording career, spanning fifty
years, has explored many of the traditions in
American song—from folk, blues and country to
gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English,
Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even
jazz and swing. Dylan performs with guitar,
keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing
line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since
the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never
Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording
artist and performer have been central to his
career, but his greatest contribution is generally
considered to be his songwriting. Since 1994,
Dylan has published three books of drawings and
paintings, and his work has been exhibited in
major art galleries. As a songwriter and musician,
Dylan has sold more than 100 million records and
received numerous awards over the years including
Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards; he has
been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of
Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him
a special citation for "his profound impact on
popular music and American culture, marked by
lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic
power." In May 2012, Dylan received the
Presidential Medal of Freedom from President
Barack Obama.


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