Live 20 Oct 1994 version

God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son"
Abe said, "Man, you must be puttin' me on"
God said, "No," Abe said, "What?"
God said, "You can do what you want, Abe, but
Next time you see me comin' you better run"
Abe said, "Where do you want this killin' done?"
God said, "Out on Highway 61"

Georgia Sam, he had a bloody nose
Welfare Department wouldn't give him no clothes
He asked poor Howard, "Where can I go?"
Howard said, "There's only one place I know"
Sam said, "Tell me quick, man, I got to run"
Howard just pointed out with his gun
That way down Highway 61

Mack the Finger said to Louie the King,
"I got forty red white and blue shoe strings
And a thousand telephones that don't ring
Do you know where I can get rid of these things?"
Louie the King said, "Let me think for a minute, son.
Yes, I think it can be very easily done
Take it on down to Highway 61"

Now, the fifth daughter on the twelfth night
Told the first father that things weren't right
"My complexion," she says, "is much too white"
He said, "Come here and step into the light"; he says, "Hmm, you're right
Let me tell the second mother this has been done"
But the second mother was with the seventh son
And they were both out on Highway 61

Rovin' gambler was very bored
Tryin' to create a next world war
Found a promoter, nearly fell on the floor
Never did engage in this kind of thing before
Yes, I think it can be very easily done
We'll just put some bleachers out in the sun
Have it on Highway 61


The above lyrics are for the live 20 Oct 1994 performance of HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, NY. Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young made a guest appearance at a Bob Dylan show, joining his band and playing electric guitar on two songs: RAINY DAY WOMEN #12 & 35 and HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED.


Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED on this website:

HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED [Live 16 Nov 1990 version]
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED [Live 17 Nov 1990 version]
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED [Live 20 Oct 1994 version]
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED [Live 09 Jul 1995 version]
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED [Live 04 Oct 2003 version]
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED [Original Bob Dylan version]

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