Bob Dylan - Huck's Tune Lyrics

Well I wandered alone through a desert of stone
And I dreamt of my future wife
My sword's in my hand and I'm next in command
In this version of death called life
My plate and my cup are right straight up
I took a rose from the hand of a child
When I kiss your lips, the honey drips
But I'm gonna have to put you down for a while

Every day we meet on any old street
And you're in your girlish prime
The short and the tall are coming to the ball
I go there all the time
Behind every tree, there's something to see
The river is wider than a mile
I tried you twice, you can't be nice
I'm gonna have to put you down for a while

Here come the nurse with money in her purse
Here come the ladies and men
You push it all in and you've no chance to win
You play 'em on down to the end
I'm laying in the sand getting a sunshine tan
Moving along riding in style
From my toes to my head, you knock me dead
I'm gonna have to put you down for a while

I count the years and I shed no tears
I'm blinded to what might have been
Nature's voice makes my heart rejoice
Play me the wild song of the wind
I found hopeless love in the room above
When the sun and the weather were mild
You're as fine as wine, I ain't handing you no line
But I'm gonna have to put you down for a while

All the merry little elves can go hang themselves
My faith is as cold as can be
I'm stacked high to the roof and I'm not without proof
If you don't believe me, come see
You think I'm blue, I think so too
In my words, you'll find no guile
The game's gotten old, the deck's gone cold
And I'm gonna have to put you down for a while

The game's gotten old, the deck's gone cold
I'm gonna have to put you down for a while

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  1. Stephen Lee

    "In my words you'll find no guile" Possibly the funniest line he ever wrote. But paradoxically, also very true. This performance is some sort of perfection.


    I wore this song out on my CD. Beautiful!

  3. Ewald Spanner

    What great lyrics and the music with it ! Simply fantastic ! He is a genius !

  4. EDLIS Parties & Gatherings

    EDLIS Café

  5. Felichia Ritter

    Beautiful, no wonder it had so many views! 💖

  6. perry scott

    Thank you!! I've been waiting for songs from this CD to be of my favorites!
    Thanks a million!

  7. Frederic Combes

    the music and voice on the album" tell tale sings" are more absorbing!

  8. Sharon Holland

    You're as fine as wine🎶

  9. Kelly Cook

    Behind every tree theres something to this song..

  10. eidiotwind

    106th like - to 0

    "I'm laying in the sand getting a sunshine tan
    Moving along riding in style
    From my toes to my head you knock me dead"

    His Bobness is on point

  11. Toe Rag

    It will be to each man what he is himself. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.

  12. pat pullano


  13. Yukaii

    Oh yeaah. So lucy phere is a cover.

  14. pentelikos

    I just love the fact that there's a really fat greatest hits album of Dylan songs that didn't appear on studio albums - some of his very finest! This one was written for the film "Lucky You".

  15. A. K.

    i would love to hear this magnificent piece of art live.....maybe in Wien this spring.☺

  16. Kashmirkatraskas

    Qué maravilla, por Dios bendito. Qué grande es este hombre y qué afortunados somos de poder disfrutar de su obra

  17. mr tambourine

    he played it 7 times live. all in 2014

    Gary Smith

    Congraulations my friend

  18. Gary Smith

    Beautiful an fantastic opportunity to hear this genius bob Dylan. I've listened to him for 49 years now an ill go to my grave listening to is music

    mr tambourine

    Gary Smith no requests? okay, I offered it, so.. :)

    Gary Smith

    mr tambourine my request is by Bob Dylan Angels flying to close to the ground my friend

    Gary Smith

    mr tambourine Thank you


    follow jesus not a sinful man before you go to your grave. wake up. bob dylan when you gonna wake up?

    Felichia Ritter

    @mr tambourine You've been listening to Dylan's music for 6 years? Your uploads & insight into Dylan makes it seem that you have been listening for longer than that. Guess you have a pretty good insight into Dylan greats.

  19. JZ SNAKE

    One of my favorite songs.

    Gary Smith

    JZ SNAKE mine too my friend

    Toe Rag

    JZ SNAKE no what you mean.

  20. Mark Casserly

    Will u still be uploading more 1978 shows?

    mr tambourine

    Mark Casserly yes, of course. that to me is one of the peaks of Dylan's career musically

    mr tambourine

    Mark Casserly In fact, I was planning to upload this one 1978 bootleg which is really good