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Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues


by Bob Dylan. Buy album CD: The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3


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."
Yippee!

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.




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Album: The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (1991) Lyrics
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  1. Hard Times In New York Town
  2. He Was A Friend Of Mine
  3. Man On The Street
  4. No More Auction Block
  5. House Carpenter
  6. Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
  7. Let Me Die In My Footsteps
  8. Rambling, Gambling Willie
  9. Talkin Hava Negeilah Blues
  10. Quit Your Low Down Ways
  11. Worried Blues
  12. Kingsport Town
  13. Walkin' Down The Line
  14. Walls Of Red Wing
  15. Paths Of Victory
  16. Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
  17. Who Killed Davey Moore?
  18. Only A Hobo
  19. Moonshiner
  20. When The Ship Comes In
  21. The Times They Are A-changin'
  22. Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie
  23. Seven Curses
  24. Eternal Circle
  25. Suze (the Cough Song)
  26. Mama, You Been On My Mind
  27. Farewell Angelina
  28. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  29. If You Gotta Go, Go Now
  30. Sitting On A Barbed-wire Fence
  31. Like A Rolling Stone
  32. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
  33. I'll Keep It With Mine
  34. She's Your Lover Now
  35. I Shall Be Released
  36. Santa Fe
  37. If Not For You
  38. Wallflower
  39. Nobody 'cept You
  40. Tangled Up In Blue
  41. Call Letter Blues
  42. Idiot Wind
  43. If You See Her, Say Hello
  44. Golden Loom
  45. Catfish
  46. Seven Days
  47. Ye Shall Be Changed
  48. Every Grain Of Sand
  49. You Changed My Life
  50. Need A Woman
  51. Angelina
  52. Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart
  53. Tell Me
  54. Lord Protect My Child
  55. Foot Of Pride
  56. Blind Willie Mctell
  57. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky
  58. Series Of Dreams

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