You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

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Clouds so swift
Rain won't lift
Gate won't close
Railings froze
Get your mind off wintertime
You ain't goin' nowhere
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!

I don't care
How many letters they sent
Morning came and morning went
Pick up your money
And pack up your tent
You ain't goin' nowhere
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!

Buy me a flute
And a gun that shoots
Tailgates and substitutes
Strap yourself
To the tree with roots
You ain't goin' nowhere
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!

Genghis Khan
He could not keep
All his kings
Supplied with sleep
We'll climb that hill no matter how steep
When we get up to it
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (unreleased cover)
Written byBob Dylan
Performed byRusty (1972, 1973)
Elvis Costello and Roger McGuinn (1998, 1999, 2001)
Elvis Costello, Jim James and Brigid Kaelin (2014)

First known performance:
July 18, 1972, Liverpool, England
Last known performance:
June 17, 2014, Louisville, KY
     (8 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
The Byrds  1968  A-side of single and on Sweetheart Of The Rodeo, Wikipedia
 Unit 4+2  1968  A-side of single
Joan Baez  1968 Any Day Now
Bob Dylan  1971 Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II
  • Earl Scruggs with The Byrds, on His Family And Friends, 1971
  • Bob Dylan & The Band, on The Basement Tapes, 1975 (recorded 1967)
  • The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, on Will The Circle Be Unbroken Vol. 2, 1989
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter, on Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, 1993
  • Cracker with Adam Duritz & Joan Osborne, on Garage d'Or bonus CD, 2000
  • Maria Muldaur, on Heart Of Mine: Love Songs Of Bob Dylan, 2006

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