Artist: Bob Dylan
Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare & Unreleased, 1961-1991
Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
I saw it advertised one day,
Bear mountain picnic was comin' my way.
"come along 'n' take a trip,
We'll bring you up there on a ship.
Bring the wife and kids
Bring the whole family."
Well, i run right down 'n' bought a ticket
To this bear mountain picnic.
But little did i realize
I was in for a picnic surprise.
Had nothin' to do with mountains.
I didn't even come close to a bear.
Took the wife 'n' kids down to the pier,
Six thousand people there,
Everybody had ticket for the trip.
"oh well." i said, "it's a pretty big ship.
Besides, anyway, the more the merrier."
Well, we all got on 'n' what d'ya think,
That big old boat started t' sink
More people kept a-pilin' on,
That old ship was a-slowly goin' down.
Funny way t' start a picnic.
Well, i soon lost track of m' kids 'n' wife,
So many people there i never saw in m' life
That old ship sinkin' down in the water,
Six thousand people tryin' t' kill each other,
Dogs a-barkin', cats a-meowin',
Women screamin', fists a-flyin', babies cryin',
Cops a-comin', me a-runnin'.
Maybe we just better call off the picnic.
I got shoved down 'n' pushed around,
All i could hear there was a screamin' sound,
Don't remember one thing more,
Just remember walkin' up on a little shore,
Head busted, stomach cracked,
Feet splintered, i was bald, naked. . .
Quite lucky to be alive though.
Feelin' like i climbed outa m' casket,
I grabbed back hold of m' picnic basket.
Took the wife 'n' kids 'n' started home,
Wishin' i'd never got up that morn.
Now, i don't care just what you do,
If you wanta have a picnic, that's up t' you.
But don't tell me about it, i don't wanta hear it,
'cause, see, i just lost all m' picnic spirit.
Stay in m' kitchen, have m' own picnic. . .
In the bathroom.
Now, it don't seem to me quite so funny
What some people are gonna do f'r money.
There's a bran' new gimmick every day
Just t' take somebody's money away.
I think we oughta take some o' these people
And put 'em on a boat, send 'em up to bear mountain . . .
For a picnic.
|2||Blind Willie McTell|
|3||Call Letter Blues|
|7||Foot of Pride|
|9||Hard Times In New York Town|
|10||He Was a Friend of Mine|
|12||"If You Gotta Go, Go Now"|
|13||I'll Keep It With Mine|
|15||Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie|
|16||Lord Protect My Child|
|17||Mama, You Been On My Mind|
|18||Man On The Street|
|20||Need A Woman|
|21||Nobody 'Cept You|
|22||No More Auction Block|
|23||Only a Hobo|
|24||Paths Of Victory|
|25||Quit Your Low Down Ways|
|26||"Rambling, Gambling Willie"|
|28||Series of Dreams|
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|Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare & Unreleased, 1961-1991 Album Lyrics|
|2.||Blind Willie McTell|
|3.||Call Letter Blues|
|7.||Foot of Pride|
|9.||Hard Times In New York Town|
|10.||He Was a Friend of Mine|
|12.||"If You Gotta Go, Go Now"|
|13.||I'll Keep It With Mine|
|15.||Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie|
|16.||Lord Protect My Child|
|17.||Mama, You Been On My Mind|
|18.||Man On The Street|
|20.||Need A Woman|
|21.||Nobody 'Cept You|
|22.||No More Auction Block|
|23.||Only a Hobo|
|24.||Paths Of Victory|
|25.||Quit Your Low Down Ways|
|26.||"Rambling, Gambling Willie"|
|28.||Series of Dreams|
|1||That Lucky Old Sun|
|2||What'll I Do|
|3||Where Are You?|
|4||Full Moon and Empty Arms|
|5||Some Enchanted Evening|
|6||Why Try to Change Me Now|
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