Dylancover du jour: It’s all over now, baby blue

Er zijn heel veel versies van dit nummer, de eerste hitsingle was van Joan Baez in 1965, maar het leeft, zoals het hoort, tot op heden.
Een live bluegrassversie (in geijkt tempo) door de Seldom Scene

You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last
But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast
Yonder stands your orphan with his gun
Crying like a fire in the sun
Look out the saints are comin’ through
And it’s all over now, Baby Blue.

The highway is for gamblers, better use your sense
Take what you have gathered from coincidence
The empty handed painter from your streets
Is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets
This sky, too, is folding under you
And it’s all over now, Baby Blue.

All your seasick sailors, they are rowing home
Your empty handed armies, are all going home
Your lover who just walked out the door
Has taken all his blankets from the floor
The carpet, too, is moving under you
And it’s all over now, Baby Blue.

Leave your stepping stones behind, something calls for you
Forget the dead you’ve left, they will not follow you
The vagabond who’s rapping at your door
Is standing in the clothes that you once wore
Strike another match, go start anew
And it’s all over now, Baby Blue.

Milltown Brothers, muzikaal aansluitend bij wat later “shoegaze”-muziek werd genoemd. Ook alweer bijna een kwarteeuw oud…