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Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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Mooh 03 Nov 00 - 11:30 AM
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Subject: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
From: Mooh
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 11:30 AM

For the sake of composing a parody of Knockin' On Heaven's Door, the Bob song, I'd like to have more verses to mock, but I've only got two. Are there others?

The usual advance thanks.

Peace. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 11:50 AM

check bobdylan.com... All his lyrics are there...

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
From: GUEST,Jeremy J Woodland
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 11:57 AM

Here's a third verse that I heard on a live album once: Mama Wipe The Blood from my face Im sick and tired of the war A cold black feeling and its hard to trace Feel like im knocking on heavens door


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 12:18 PM

Hi Mooh........Here's the one to bookmark. Its in the links and Joe's FAQ. I found it last year and it does a pretty fair job.

CLICK HERE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
From: Mooh
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 12:40 PM

Woodland. Thanks alot! All the other sources, including the Dylan link, showed only two verses.

Mooh.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - 3rd verse
From: GUEST,Rick Clogston
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 06:34 AM

Hi. I know I've heard a version of Bob Dylan's Knockin' on Heaven's Door that had 3 verses, but I can't find it. I need to prove to another Dylan fan that it exists. If you could give me the lyrics to the verse, that would be great. Thank you. Please respond to rclogston@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - 3rd verse
From: GUEST,T-boy
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 07:49 AM

If I remember right, the third verse can be heard in the film Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - 3rd verse
From: C-flat
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 08:36 AM

A quick "google" came up with this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - 3rd verse
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 09:10 AM

Another one that I have heard, and I can't remember where, but I'm pretty sure it was Bob

Mama wipe these tears from my eyes,
I can't use them anymore,
it's getting close to my demise,
I feel I'm knockin' on Heaven's door.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - 3rd verse
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 11:53 AM

the bobdylan.com website only lists the two verses. It also indicates Bob has put the song on nine albums. Could it be others have added to the song?

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - 3rd verse
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 11:59 AM

Check out www.dylanchords.com for just about every version of every song he ever did, including Heaven's Door.

Pete


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - 3rd verse
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 12:49 PM

Thanks for the website,Pete. It seems that Dylan used over a dozen verses in various peformances and takes.

I listened to my soundtrack recording and there are only two verses, with chorus after each:
Mama take this badge off of me
Mama put my guns on the ground


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Subject: Lyr Add: KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR (Bob Dylan)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 06:55 PM

This seems to be a fairly common request here. And we always get the same few verses. It has been claimed that Bob Dylan used a dozen different verses in various live performances. Many other groups have also sung the song.

So I'm going to start off with a few verses. Links are nice, but I want the verses here please.


Knockin' on Heaven's Door" is a Bob Dylan song from 1973.

The official Dylan lyric sheet has two verses:

Mama, take this badge off of me
I can't use it anymore
It's getting dark, too dark for me to see
I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore
That long black cloud is comin' down
I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Dylan sings a third verse live:

Mama, wipe the blood from my face
I can't see through it anymore
It's a feeling that I just can't trace
I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Indigo Girls do the following third verse:

Mama, wipe this blood from my face
I can't see through the walls
Six white horses coming to carry me away
I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

Then there is this verse sung by Michelle Malone (it breaks both the
meter and the rhyme scheme - ABBB in favor of ABAB).

Mama, take these chains off of me
'Cause I don't want them anymore
They're getting too damn heavy, I'm crawling across the floor
I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door...

OK, guys, let 'er rip!

And after we have got most of the serious ones, maybe Mr Thread Creep will provide a few new ones.... :-)

.. and perhaps a few attributions wold be nice - unless you are ashamed of writing them.... :-)

Robin


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Subject: RE: Coll verses 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door'
From: BanjoRay
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 07:05 PM

Isn't there a verse that goes
"Take my rifles off the wall
I can't use them any more"?
or is my old memory getting even more peculiar?
Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - 3rd verse
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 07:40 PM

Wonder what verses Warren Zevon sang on his tribute album. I have yet to hear it, but I understand it is very good.


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Subject: RE: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - additional verses
From: Chief Chaos
Date: 13 Jan 04 - 12:36 PM

The same first two that everyone else uses.
By the way it is a good album.
The song seems to have more impact with him singing it knowing that he was indeed knocking on heaven's door at the time.


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Subject: RE: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - additional verses
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Jan 04 - 01:44 PM

Pete Jennings gave this site: Dylan Chords
There are about 12, not all by Dylan. (Click on Songs, select K)

One is pretty far out- Dylan changing the subject of the original song.

Mama tow my barge down to sea
Pull it down from shore to shore
Two brown eyes are lookin' at me
Feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.


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Subject: RE: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - additional verses
From: Lanfranc
Date: 13 Jan 04 - 02:07 PM

OK, so whence:

"Momma, tie my horse to the foot of my bed
I won't be riding her no more
Guess I'll be crawling around instead
Feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door."

which I have (in someone else's writing) from when I learned it way back when?

String all the possible verses together, and you've got a l-o-n-g song!

Alan


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Subject: RE: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - additional verses
From: Cluin
Date: 13 Jan 04 - 02:44 PM

In which case, you've been knockin' a long time. Maybe they're ignoring you and you should seek other accommodations.


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Subject: RE: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - additional verses
From: fat B****rd
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 03:25 AM

Waling Eagle, the Warren Zevon version is excellent and watching him do it on TV had even big old tough guy me all throat lumpy.
PS How are you ??


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Subject: RE: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - additional verses
From: woodsie
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 06:57 AM

This must be the most boring song Dylan ever wrote - it's OK in it's short form on the soundtrack - but it can be absolute hell when dragged out into 10 -20 minute jams with pointless additional lyrics (singer is bored)- incidently the best version was by GT Moore And The Reggae Guitars - they were the first to do it in reggae style - Clapton heard it, copied it and had a hit.


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Subject: RE: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - additional verses
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 03:10 AM

Jerry Garcia sang:
Wipe the tears from my eyes,
I won't shed them anymore,
Sun is settin' in Western skies,
Feel I'm knockin....


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Subject: RE: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - additional verses
From: Pied Piper
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 08:51 AM

Lord take this Guitar offer me
I can't strum it any more
Give me a keyboard I can plonk
Feel I'm nockin on heavens door

PP


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Subject: RE: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - additional verses
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 10:23 AM

Joeclone take this thread from off the 'Cat
I don't wanna read it any more
It's quite long enough as Dave K sings it
Anymore would drive me right through heaven's door.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - add'l verses
From: ositojuanito
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 06:45 AM

I heard Roger McGuinn sing 'mama, take this guitar off of me, I can't play it anymore, make it back into a tree, I believe I"m knocking of heaven's door.

Osito


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Subject: BS: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - addl chorus
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 01:46 PM

Knock knock knockin on heavens door
Knock knock knockin on heavens door
Knock knock knockin on heavens door
Knock knock knockin on heavens door

Knock knock knockin on heavens door x a squillion zillion!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door - add'l verses
From: Amos
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 09:34 PM

Unattributed:

Mama put my guns in the ground...
I can't shoot them anymore...
That long black cloud is coming down...
I feel I'm knocking on heaven's door...

        Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...
        Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...
        Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...

Baby stay right here with me...
'Cause I can't see you anymore...
This ain't the way it's supposed to be...
I feel I'm knocking on heaven's door...

        Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...
        Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...
        Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...

Son won't you remember me?...
I can't be with you anymore...
A lawman's life is never free...
I feel I'm knocking on heaven's door...

        Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...
        Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...
        Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...

(from http://www.guitaretab.com/d/dylan-bob/5760.html

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 07:14 PM

Danny and Dusty (Dan Stuart of Green on Red and Steve Wynn of the Drean Syndicate) 3rd verse:

They say Pat Garrett's got my number
Me I ain't so very sure
'Cause I got more lives than a cat in the summertime
Feel I'm Knockin' on ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BURnYDO98K0


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 09:25 AM

I am looking for the abc notation for the song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 10:23 PM

My son this life is killin' me
I don't belong here any more
All these things are meant to be
I'm passing now through heaven's door


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