Song of the Day #2,340: ‘Call Letter Blues’ – Bob Dylan

dylan_bootlegThis Bob Dylan blues track from the second Bootleg Series album is essentially the classic Blood On the Track song ‘Meet Me in the Morning’ with different lyrics.

When Googling facts about the song, I stumbled upon a website called ‘…Just Another Tune’ that really blew my mind in terms of its depth and insight.

Check out this page dedicated to ‘Call Letter Blues’. This guy wrote more about one seemingly throwaway blues song than I’ve written about my last 100 Songs of the Day.

Well, I walked all night long
Listenin’ to them church bells tone
Yes, I walked all night long
Listenin’ to them church bells tone
Either someone needing mercy
Or maybe something I’ve done wrong

Well, your friends come by for you
I don’t know what to say
Well, your friends come by for you
I don’t know what to say
I just can’t face up to tell ’em
Honey you just went away

Well, children cry for mother
I tell them, “Mother took a trip”
Well, children cry for mother
I tell them, “Mother took a trip”
Well, I walk on pins and needles
I hope my tongue don’t slip

Well, I gaze at passing strangers
In case I might see you
Yes, I gaze at passing strangers
In case I might see you
But the sun goes around the heavens
And another day just drives on through

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,340: ‘Call Letter Blues’ – Bob Dylan

  1. Dana says:

    Good lord, I cannot believe the level of analysis that website put into this song! Crazy!

  2. Andrea Katz says:

    Love it! That’s the stuff I adore…

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