Song of the Day #3,257: ‘As I Went Out One Morning’ – Mira Billotte

One week ago today, the Random iTunes Fairy served up a track from the I’m Not There soundtrack, a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘One More Cup of Coffee’ by Roger McGuinn.

Today we get another cut from the same album, this time a take on the John Wesley Harding track ‘As I Went Out One Morning’ by singer/multi-instrumentalist Mira Billotte.

Billotte does an effective job capturing the deadpan delivery of Dylan’s original on one of the most faithful covers from that soundtrack.

[Verse 1]
As I went out one morning
To breathe the air around Tom Paine’s
I spied the fairest damsel
That ever did walk in chains
I offered her my hand
She took me by the arm
I knew that very instant
She meant to do me harm

[Verse 2]
“Depart from me this moment”
I told her with my voice
Said she, “But I don’t wish to”
Said I, “But you have no choice”
“I beg you, sir,” she pleaded
From the corners of her mouth
“I will secretly accept you
And together we’ll fly south”

[Verse 3]
Just then Tom Paine, himself
Came running from across the field
Shouting at this lovely girl
And commanding her to yield
And as she was letting go her grip
Up Tom Paine did run
“I’m sorry, sir,” he said to me
“I’m sorry for what she’s done”

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,257: ‘As I Went Out One Morning’ – Mira Billotte

  1. Dana says:

    When the last offering from I’m Not There popped up, I sent it to my sister and suggested that, as a Dylan fan, she really needed to see this movie. I’ll be sending this one to her as well as a reminder.😄

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