Six Months In Kansas City (Liberty Street)

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I see by the papers that
He came from the old religion but possessed no magic skill
Descending from machinery, he left nothing from his will

Thank you for not helping me out
For not treating me like a fool
If you didn't lay me on a cold mattress at night
I might be kicking more than your mule

Crops are failing, women are wailing

Six months in Kansas City
(Can't find no room and board)
Six months in Kansas City
(What can lead to that kind of reward?)
Six months in Kansas City
(All my good friends in jail lost out)
Six months in Kansas City
(Some who ain't got no bail bust out)
Six months in Kansas City
(But they find the track and make you come back)
Six months in Kansas City
(Down on your knees, not even a breeze, ain't it a pity?
Six months in Kansas City

Well here now Baby Snooks
It don't matter how many books you got underneath your thumb
Descended from machinery
You've got nothing left to come

Thank you for not helping me out
For not treating me like a fool
If you didn't lay me on a cold mattress at night
I might be kicking more than your mule

Crops are failing, women are wailing

Six months in Kansas City
(Woe! Can't be begging for no last meal)
Six months in Kansas City
(Cause a man to rob and steal)
Six months in Kansas City
(All my good friends confounded, indeed)
Six months in Kansas City
(Some lost and some drown and some turn to greed)
Six months in Kansas City
(Some wake one day and they've made them king)
Six months in Kansas City
(Make a man ready to do anything)
Six months in Kansas City
(Things sure don't look too pretty)
Six months in Kansas City
(Are you ready?)
Six months in Kansas City
(Are you ready?)
Six months in Kansas City
(Are you ready to admit defeat?)
Six months in Kansas City
(Take your place down on Liberty Street)
Six months in Kansas City

Six Months In Kansas City (Liberty Street)
Written byBob Dylan and Elvis Costello
Performed byThe New Basement Tapes
Produced byT Bone Burnett
MusiciansElvis Costello - lead vocal, electric guitar
Rhiannon Giddens - vocals
Taylor Goldsmith - piano, vocal
Jim James - bass, vocal
Marcus Mumford - acoustic guitar, vocal
Jay Bellerose - drums
Carla Azar - drums
Megan Lovell - background vocals
Rebecca Lovell - background vocals
ReleasedNovember 10, 2014
AlbumsLost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, 2014
Length3:36

First known performance:
October 7, 2014, Hamburg, Germany
Last known performance:
March 5, 2015, Kansas City, MO
     (7 known performances)


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