"Outlaw Blues" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Ain't it hard to stumble
And land in some funny lagoon
Ain't it hard to stumble
And land in some muddy lagoon
Especially when it's nine below zero
And three o'clock in the afternoon

Ain't gonna hang no picture,
Ain't gonna hang no picture frame
Ain't gonna hang no picture,
Ain't gonna hang no picture frame
Well, I might look like Robert Ford
But I feel just like a Jesse James

Well, I wish I was on some
Australian mountain range.
Oh, I wish I was on some
Australian mountain range.
I got no reason to be there, but I
Imagine it would be some kind of change

I got my dark sunglasses,
I got for good luck my black tooth
I got my dark sunglasses,
I'm carryin' for good luck my black tooth
Don't ask me nothin' about nothin'
I just might tell you the truth

I got a woman in Jackson
I ain't gonna say her name
I got a woman in Jackson,
I ain't gonna say her name
She's a brown-skin woman,
But I love her just the same


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"Outlaw Blues" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentJesse James was a famous outlaw who was shot from the back by Robert Ford while he was hanging a picture
    cavernon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA great song.
    At first it just seems like an exercise in form - Dylan taking a typical blues / r'n'b structure.
    But if you read it there's a conflict between the domesticity (hanging pictures) of life with his lover, of the last verse, and his desire, despite his love, to get away (the australian mountain range) and on his own again (some kind of change).
    It's a theme that is continued on the next track the album, 'Bringing It All Back Home Too', too - 'On The Road Again'.
    SuitBoyon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDon't ask me nothin about nothin
    I just might tell you the truth.


    I love that line.
    eyesthatlieon January 05, 2008   Link

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