Boots of Spanish Leather
Bob Dylan Lyrics


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

No, there's nothin' you can send me, my own true love
There's nothin' I'm wishin' to be ownin'
Just carry yourself back to me unspoiled
From across that lonesome ocean
Oh, but I just thought you might want something fine
Made of silver or of golden
Either from the mountains of Madrid
Or from the coast of Barcelona

But 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
For that's all I'm wishin' to be ownin'

But I might be gone a long old time
And it's only that I'm askin'
Is there something I can send you to remember me by?
To make your time more easy-passin'

Oh, how can, how can you ask me again?
It only brings me sorrow
The same thing I would want today
I would want again tomorrow

Oh, I got a letter on a lonesome day
It was from her ship a-sailin'
Saying I don't know when I'll be comin' back again
It depends on how I'm a-feelin'

If you, my love, must think that-a-way
I'm sure your mind is roamin'
I'm sure your thoughts are not with me
But with the country to where you're goin'

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

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Written by: Bob Dylan

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lino joseph

Oh, I'm sailin' away, my own true love
I'm sailin' away in the morning
Is there something I can send you from across the sea
From the place that I'll be landing?
No, there's nothin' you can send me, my own true love
There's nothin' I'm wishin' to be ownin'
Just carry yourself back to me unspoiled
From across that lonesome ocean
Oh, but I just thought you might want something fine
Made of silver or of golden
Either from the mountains of Madrid
Or from the coast of Barcelona
But 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
For that's all I'm wishin' to be ownin'
But I might be gone a long old time
And it's only that I'm askin'
Is there something I can send you to remember me by?
To make your time more easy-passin'
Oh, how can, how can you ask me again?
It only brings me sorrow
The same thing I would want today
I would want again tomorrow
Oh, I got a letter on a lonesome day
It was from her ship a-sailin'
Saying I don't know when I'll be comin' back again
It depends on how I'm a-feelin'
If you, my love, must think that-a-way
I'm sure your mind is roamin'
I'm sure your thoughts are not with me
But with the country to where you're goin'
So take heed, take heed of the western winds
Take heed of the stormy weather
And yes, there's something you can send back to me
Spanish boots of Spanish leather



All comments from YouTube:

bill croft

In the future he will be talked about in the same breath as Shakespeare

Cody David

Shakeswho?

Kyle Oliva

@ifthereisagodiwillbangher In my opinion it makes dylan even greater, that he, as you say "annunciates like a half tongue drunk". His voice being what it is, is like a one legged man winning gold in the 100 yd dash. Winning gold in the 100 is amazing, winning gold with one leg is supernatural. Bob has a good quote on this.

(Talking about himself) Slur my words, got no diction. Have you people ever listened to Charley Patton or Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters. Talk about slurred words and no diction. It doesn't even matter.
"Why me, Lord?" I would say that to myself.
Critics say I mangle my melodies, render my songs unrecognizable. Oh, really?.....Sam Cooke said this when told he had a beautiful voice: He said, "Well that's very kind of you, but voices ought not to be measured by how pretty they are. Instead they matter only if they convince you that they are telling the truth."
I agree with your premise, but it brings me to an entirely different conclusion.

chris walkden

Instead of Shakespeare!

dexthebs

He already is

Victor Perez

The future is now Mr. croft... desolation Row is a pop art poetic masterpiece and his Nobel peace prize is just desserts. Every artist needs a medium and what Dylan did in a song structure is equal to what Shakespeare did for plays and sonnets.

And for anyone thinking the comparison is still unfathomable, there’s a reason no one likes reading Shakespeare in high school it’s cuz it was meant to be acted out. Dylan on the other hand and be read day in and day out without a line that bores.

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Rinifi

Lost love and regrets will bring any man to his knees.

matthew adams

We do remember them don’t we?

matthew adams

It’s true.

Shekhar Sarkar

@big bictors one correction : Alfred Tennyson wrote the line not Shakespeare

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