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Boots of Spanish Leather
Nanci Griffith Lyrics

Oh, I'm sailing away, my own true love
I'm sailing away in the morning
Is there something I can send you from across the sea?
From the place where I'll be landing?

There's nothing you can send me, my own true love
There's nothing I'm wishing to be owning
Just carry yourself back to me unspoiled
From across that lonesome ocean

Oh, but I just thought you might want something fine
Maybe silver or of golden
Either from the mountains of Madrid
Or from the coast of Barcelona

If I had the stars of the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean
I'd forsake them all for your sweet kiss
That's all I wish to be owning

Oh, I might be gone a long ol' time
And it's only that I'm asking
Is there something I can send you to remember me by?
To make your time more easy passing?

How can, how can you ask me again?
Well it only brings me sorrow
Oh, the same thing I would want today
I would want again tomorrow

Oh, I got a letter on a lonesome day
It was from his ship a-sailing
Saying, I don't know when I'll be coming back again
It depends on how I'm feeling

If you, my love, must think that away
I'm sure your mind is a-roaming
I'm sure your thoughts are not with me
But with the country where you're going

So take heed, take heed of the western wind
Take heed of stormy weather
And yes, there is something you can send back to me
Spanish boots of Spanish leather

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bob Dylan

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A most appealing voice. A refreshing uniqueness... alluring so much so that despite wanting to move onto others in this genre, I could not stop listening to her sing this song to the end.

Tess E

Such a lovely version of this intriguing song.

Ronald Petrin

JD 's touch just kills on Dobro, this just a beautiful cover of this Dylan tune.

Fridus Leenaert

the sound of my youth.....Great souvenirs

Bob Moslow

Great post-great version of great cover-she has great phrasing/articulation..tyvm!!

steve baker

Just think what it might have been like if Dylan had continued to write songs along this vein.  


From BBC Scotland's Transatlantic Sessions. Danny Thompson - bass, Jerry Douglas - Dobro, Donald Shaw - accordion, ? on drum?

John MUllen

Tommy Hayes


my favorite Dylan song...and she does it perfectly

Edson Alcon

nice song, saludos de La Paz-BOLIVIA

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