"Corrina, Corrina" as written by and Leo Kottke....
Corrina, Corrina
Gal, where you been so long?
Corrina, Corrina
Gal, where you been so long?
I been worryin' 'bout you, baby
Baby, please come home

I got a bird that whistles
I got a bird that sings
I got a bird that whistles
I got a bird that sings
But I ain' a-got Corrina
Life don't mean a thing

Corrina, Corrina
Gal, you're on my mind
Corrina, Corrina
Gal, you're on my mind
I'm a-sittin' down, thinkin' of you
I just can't keep from crying


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"Corrina, Corrina" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General Commentthis song is so simple but its so beautiful. One of my favourites.
    davemkon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of the movie corrina, corrina, with whoppi goldberg. and the lyrics make me all emtional and weepy . i lover bob dylan
    eyespaintedblack16on December 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlthough this song is a traditional (popularised by Leadbelly) Dylan put alot into this song, changing almost every line, and you can tell by the way he sings it that it means something to him, i think he had someone in mind when singing about 'corrina'. Also, musically its the most complex song on any of his albums up to this point.
    msr123on January 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpopularised by leadbelly? I dont think so, I've never known this song to be a part of his repotoire. This song is sung by Bo Carter with lyrics very similar to these. Other variations also exsist such as The Mississippi Sheiks "Sweet Maggie" and Charlie McCoys "Sweet Alberta"
    FackingHellon May 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favourites - absolutely beautiful song!
    I particularly like the line about 'I got a bird that whistles, I got a bird that sings'

    Doesn't take much interpretation in terms of the lyrics, but beautiful song all the same!
    buffoniaon March 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love how he hits the high notes in this song. this is a beautiful side of bob dylan, in his earlier years, that a lot of people forget about, but this is what he got in the "biz" for originally-this kind nice, easy, folky music
    jasssson February 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is my childhood in a song. I have listened to Ted Hawkins singing it all my life. Bob Dylan is an arsehole. Went to see him in Glasgow and he was a racist bastard, he walked off the stage after only half a song. Ted Hawkins always. He's the best in the world. I got what I wanted but I lost everything I had. HAPPY HOUR xxx
    Zoe zobie zobo bozoon January 03, 2015   Link
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    General Commenti love bob dylan. this song is excellent and so is he.
    weezerific:cutleryon June 16, 2003   Link

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