"Lo and Behold!" as written by and Bob Dylan....
I pulled out for San Anton',
I never felt so good
My woman said she'd meet me there
And of course, I knew she would
The coachman, he hit me for my hook
And he asked me my name
I give it to him right away
Then I hung my head in shame
Lo and behold Lo and behold
Lookin' for my lo and behold
Get me outta here, my dear man

I come into Pittsburgh
At six-thirty flat
I found myself a vacant seat
An' I put down my hat
What's the matter, Molly, dear
What's the matter with your mound?
"What's it to ya, Moby Dick?
This is chicken town"
Lo and behold Lo and behold
Lookin' for my lo and behold,
Get me outta here, my dear man

I bought myself a herd of moose
One day she could call her own
She came out the very next day
To see where they had flown
I'm goin' down to Tennessee
Get me a truck 'are somethin'
Gonna save my money and rip it up
Lo and behold Lo and behold
Lookin' for my lo and behold
Get me outta here, my dear man

Now, I come in on a Ferris wheel
An' boys, I sure was slick
I come in like a ton of bricks
Laid a few tricks on 'em
Goin' back to Pittsburgh
Count up to thirty
Round that horn and ride that herd
Gonna thread up
Lo and behold Lo and behold
Lookin' for my lo and behold
Get me outta here, my dear man


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    General Commentthis song is great.
    Dark_Side_on February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor a very in-depth analysis of the lyrics of this song, check out Greil Marcus' book "Weird Old America."
    MamboManon April 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentFound great gobs of Shakespeare in the Basement Tapes in general; this baby refers in multiple places to Antony and Cleopatra, e.g. punchline of "Get me out of here, my dear man" referring to Marc Antony's botched suicide, and his asking servant to help finish it. "Count up to 30" refers to 30 BC when the two died. "What's the matter with your mounds"=breasts of course, Cleopatra's, but the "matter" is the asp's poison. "San Antone" hints at Marc Antony's name, etc. "And of course I knew she WILL" (above lyrics incorrect) is not just Dylan doing a "hillbilly", it hints at Shakespeare, as does "William's Point" in "Crash on the Levee" (and mimics Shakespeare's own "will" puns--frequent!)
    JensAndetcon October 21, 2012   Link

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