Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home

Hlth.Care--When The Ship Comes In-Dylan


Related threads:
(origins) Origins: Percy's Song (Bob Dylan) (17)
Lyr Add: Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan) (1)
(origins) Origins: Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) (15)
Obit: Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter (1937-2014) (7)
Bob Dylan mondegreens, anyone? (7)
She Died For Love at 3am? (4)
Review: Who Killed Davy Moore (8)
Sandman and Discussion of Dylan Songs (106)
Lay Down Your Weary Tune (Bob Dylan) (15)
Bob Dylan's 50 greatest songs (78)
Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul (35)
Lyr Req: Ballad of a Thin Man (Bob Dylan) (24)
B. Dylan: Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie (8)
Lyr ADD: Everything is Broken (Bob Dylan) (10)
Dylan Covers YOU Do (68)
Favorite Versions of Dylan Songs (118)
Lyr/Chords Req: bob dylans mary ann (27)
Chords: Death Is Not the End (Dylan / Bellamy) (27)
Dylan Songs You've Done Over the Years.. (47)
Lyr/Chords Add: When the Ship Comes In (Bob Dylan) (15)
What's your top 5 Dylan Songs (49)
Chord Req: This Dream of You (Bob Dylan) (7)
The Times they are a Changin' (4)
Welsh hymn for 'Lay Down Your Weary Tune (25)
Help: Missing Dylan song about John Henry Faulk (13)
Lyr Req: I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan) (12)
One for Little Hawk: Dylan for Nobel? (24)
Lyr Add: The Times They Are Not A-Changin' (Harvey (6)
Don't Think Twice - snide or sincere? (81)
Tune Req: Mr Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan) (16)
Lyr/Chords Add: I Can't Leave Her Behind (B Dylan) (1)
Lyr Req: Oxford Town (Bob Dylan) (25)
Lyr Req: I see the light come shining (10)
Review: Dylan's Chronicles Vol 1 (45)
Lyr Add: Neighborhood Bully (Bob Dylan) (6)
Dylan's tune for 'The Times They Are...' (48)
Lyr Req: Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan) (15)
Lyr ADD: I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan) (39)
Lyr Req: Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan) (5)
Highway 61 Revisited (6)
With God on Our Side (4)
Lyr Req: I Was Young When I Left Home (Bob Dylan) (4)
Lyr Req: Let Me Die in My Footsteps (Bob Dylan) (3)
Lyr Req: You gotta serve somebody.... (7)
Lyr Req: Who Killed Davey Moore (Bob Dylan) (25)
Lyr Req: Chimes of Freedom (Bob Dylan) (10)
Lyr ADD: Girl from the North Country (Bob Dylan) (12)
Times They Are A Changin'? - propaganda in art? (9)
(origins) Origin: Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan) (37)
The Mighty Quinn (Bob Dylan) (9)
Lyr Req: Every Grain of Sand (Bob Dylan) (2)

Art Thieme 22 Mar 10 - 12:36 PM
bobad 22 Mar 10 - 12:47 PM
katlaughing 22 Mar 10 - 01:30 PM
beeliner 22 Mar 10 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,mg 22 Mar 10 - 03:35 PM
Little Hawk 22 Mar 10 - 03:47 PM
katlaughing 22 Mar 10 - 04:29 PM
PoppaGator 22 Mar 10 - 05:12 PM
GUEST,mg 22 Mar 10 - 05:26 PM
Share Thread
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum Child
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:

Subject: Hlth.Care--When The Ship Comes In-Dylan
From: Art Thieme
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 12:36 PM

I had this playing when I heard the passage of the BILL was accomplished!

Whew, all the lyrics are perfect for the momentous moment.

I keep on coming back to Dylan just for listening and from a nostalgia--and I'm continuously amazed by his meaningful output through the years.-------- And this is from an avowed disciple of the old tradition. Bob's respect for the traditions are to be seen throughout.

REALLY, look at the "Ship Comes In" words. It fits completely.

Art Thieme

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE SHIP COMES IN (Bob Dylan)
From: bobad
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 12:47 PM

One of my all time favorite Bobsongs, have always had a special fondness for the imagery in the third stanza.


Oh the time will come up
When the winds will stop
And the breeze will cease to be breathin'
Like the stillness in the wind
'Fore the hurricane begins
The hour when the ship comes in

Oh the seas will split
And the ship will hit
And the sands on the shoreline will be shaking
Then the tide will sound
And the wind will pound
And the morning will be breaking

Oh the fishes will laugh
As they swim out of the path
And the seagulls they'll be smiling
And the rocks on the sand
Will proudly stand
The hour that the ship comes in

And the words that are used
For to get the ship confused
Will not be understood as they're spoken
For the chains of the sea
Will have busted in the night
And will be buried at the bottom of the ocean

A song will lift
As the mainsail shifts
And the boat drifts on to the shoreline
And the sun will respect
Every face on the deck
The hour that the ship comes in

Then the sands will roll
Out a carpet of gold
For your weary toes to be a-touchin'
And the ship's wise men
Will remind you once again
That the whole wide world is watchin'

Oh the foes will rise
With the sleep still in their eyes
And they'll jerk from their beds and think they're dreamin'
But they'll pinch themselves and squeal
And know that it's for real
The hour when the ship comes in

Then they'll raise their hands
Sayin' we'll meet all your demands
But we'll shout from the bow your days are numbered
And like Pharoah's tribe
They'll be drownded in the tide
And like Goliath, they'll be conquered

Copyright © 1963, 1964 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991, 1992 by Special Rider Music

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Hlth.Care--When The Ship Comes In-Dylan
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 01:30 PM

I agree, Art. In fact, for some reason, I've been listening to him a lot, lately, too, remembering why I've always loved his music. This song is definitely perfect for these times. How neat you had it on whilst they finally did the "right" thing.:-)

I am listening to a 1960s recording of it, by him, on youtube.

Thanks, Art. And, thanks bobad, for posting the lyrics.

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Hlth.Care--When The Ship Comes In-Dylan
From: beeliner
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 01:54 PM

Songs of optimism - common in earlier days ("Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Side by Side", "Keep on the Sunny Side", "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and two different "Sitting on Top of the World"s - are rather rare nowadays. Different times I guess.

"When the Ship Comes in" is certainly one of the best modern examples, followed closely by Bob Seger's "In Your Time".

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Hlth.Care--When The Ship Comes In-Dylan
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 03:35 PM

Do you see it as optomistic? I see just the opposite..terrible judgement day scenario...also I live in tsunamiville and the images are a bit disturbing. mg

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Hlth.Care--When The Ship Comes In-Dylan
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 03:47 PM

Dylan was a young man, full of the intense ideals of the young, and he foresaw a great social victory over corrupt forces when he wrote that song.

He wrote it because he got very angry over some pompous hotel staff in the southern USA who tried to refuse to give him (the raggedy kid, as they saw him at the time) a room until the much better known Joan Baez turned her queenly wrath on them, gave them a piece of her mind, and they relented. He wrote the song the same night. Joan talks about it in her autobiography and about how impressed she was at how he had "skewered them" in song and verse and written a classic song right on the spot.

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Hlth.Care--When The Ship Comes In-Dylan
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 04:29 PM

beeliner, my sisters sing Side By Side quite often. Thanks for reminding me of it! Also, Keep On The Sunny Side, was in the recent movie, O Brother Where Art Thou, if I remember correctly, so maybe it will enjoy a renaissance; I understand a lot of younger people loved the movie and bought the soundtrack.

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Hlth.Care--When The Ship Comes In-Dylan
From: PoppaGator
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 05:12 PM

I'm glad the healthcare bill, such as it is, passed. But not exactly overjoyed...

I see it as a necessary break with a very broken status quo, but highly compromised in that it mostly guarantees that the current insurance profiteers will sign up millions of additional manadated buyers, in exchange for a few basic concessions at they should easily be able to afford with their new windfall profits.

Hardly earthshaking or apocalyptic ~ unless this is truly the start of something bigger and better...

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Hlth.Care--When The Ship Comes In-Dylan
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 05:26 PM

The Clancy brothers do a great version of this. mg

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")

Mudcat time: 25 June 5:49 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 2022 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.