From a Buick 6
Bob Dylan Lyrics


I got this graveyard woman, you know she keeps my kids
But my soulful mama, you know she keeps me hid
She's a junkyard angel and she always gives me bread
Well, if I go down dyin', you know she's bound to put a blanket on my bed

Well, when the pipeline gets broken and I'm lost on the river bridge
I'm all cracked up on the highway and in the water's edge
And then she comes down a thruway, ready to sew me up with a thread
Well, if I go down dyin', you know she's bound to put a blanket on my bed
Well, she don't make me nervous, she don't talk too much
She walks like Bo Diddley and she don't need no crutch
She keeps this four-ten all loaded with lead
Well, if I go down dyin', you know she's bound to put a blanket on my bed, c'mon

Well, you know I need a steam shovel, mama, to keep away the dead
I need a dump truck, baby, to unload my head
She brings me everything and more, and just like I said
Well, if I go down dyin', you know she's bound to put a blanket on my bed

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Written by: BOB DYLAN

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Thomas Hofheinz

"Put a blanket on my bed" comes from an old English folk metaphor. To "make someone's bed" meant to lay out their death sheet. So he's reaching way back very accurately, here.

Hilary Drysdale

Thanks for this insight, much appreciated.

Franny Bellotti

Thomas Hofheinz thank you! And “Haul on The Bowline” from song “Dylan’s 115 Dream” is a title for an old sea song, Irish I believe, and he uses that phrase on Album Bring it all back home. It’s tremendous when Dylan deploys language like this.

Roberto Zadik

Underrated powerful song..chosen words, strange hypnotic voice, rhythm boogie woogie..fantastic Dylan

MitchelGant

7 people didn't get a blanket on their bed.

Karen Dahlquist

24 how

Shannen T

The death toll has risen to 22

retalivity

Or didn't get a graveyard woman

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Lol

Bruce Dunkle

Michael Bloomfield throwing in some great, chugging fills on his trusty Telecaster.

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