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Lyr Req: Chimes of Freedom (Bob Dylan)

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Fedele 24 Dec 00 - 04:28 PM
flattop 24 Dec 00 - 04:48 PM
Little Hawk 25 Dec 00 - 12:51 AM
Fedele 25 Dec 00 - 11:23 AM
McGrath of Harlow 25 Dec 00 - 01:59 PM
Fedele 25 Dec 00 - 03:40 PM
catspaw49 25 Dec 00 - 04:10 PM
Little Hawk 26 Dec 00 - 01:20 AM
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Fedele 26 Dec 00 - 07:51 AM
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Subject: Chimes of Freedom
From: Fedele
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 04:28 PM

"Chimes of Freedom" by Bob Dylan, I suppose an early Dylan. I only got it in a Swahili version by Yossou N'Dour and an Italian translation, but not the English original.
Beautiful song, and it also suits good for Christmas.
Merry Xmas to all people (I still got to wait an hour and a half here in Italy...)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chimes of Freedom
From: flattop
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 04:48 PM

Try www.dylan.com

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She might think that I've forgotten her, don't tell her it isn't so. - Dylan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chimes of Freedom
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 12:51 AM

Also, try bobdylan.com which is the official website for Mr Dylan. A beautiful song indeed!

- LH


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHIMES OF FREEDOM (Bob Dylan)
From: Fedele
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 11:23 AM

CHIMES OF FREEDOM
(Bob Dylan)

Far between sundown's finish an' midnight's broken toll
We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashing
As majestic bells of bolts struck shadows in the sounds
Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing
Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight
Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight
An' for each an' ev'ry underdog soldier in the night
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

In the city's melted furnace, unexpectedly we watched
With faces hidden while the walls were tightening
As the echo of the wedding bells before the blowin' rain
Dissolved into the bells of the lightning
Tolling for the rebel, tolling for the rake
Tolling for the luckless, the abandoned an' forsaked
Tolling for the outcast, burnin' constantly at stake
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail
The sky cracked its poems in naked wonder
That the clinging of the church bells blew far into the breeze
Leaving only bells of lightning and its thunder
Striking for the gentle, striking for the kind
Striking for the guardians and protectors of the mind
An' the unpawned painter behind beyond his rightful time
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Through the wild cathedral evening the rain unraveled tales
For the disrobed faceless forms of no position
Tolling for the tongues with no place to bring their thoughts
All down in taken-for-granted situations
Tolling for the deaf an' blind, tolling for the mute
Tolling for the mistreated, mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute
For the misdemeanor outlaw, chased an' cheated by pursuit
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Even though a cloud's white curtain in a far-off corner flashed
An' the hypnotic splattered mist was slowly lifting
Electric light still struck like arrows, fired but for the ones
Condemned to drift or else be kept from drifting
Tolling for the searching ones, on their speechless, seeking trail
For the lonesome-hearted lovers with too personal a tale
An' for each unharmful, gentle soul misplaced inside a jail
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Starry-eyed an' laughing as I recall when we were caught
Trapped by no track of hours for they hanged suspended
As we listened one last time an' we watched with one last look
Spellbound an' swallowed 'til the tolling ended
Tolling for the aching ones whose wounds cannot be nursed
For the countless confused, accused, misused, strung-out ones an' worse
An' for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.


On the album "Another Side of Bob Dylan", 1964.
Also sung in a Swahili version by Yossou N'Dour.

@freedom

FS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chimes of Freedom
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 01:59 PM

I was listening to this,on a tape in the car,just the other day.

I really like all kinds of stuff he did later, but there was a Bob Dylan that got lost on the way, and I'd have loved to hear the stuff he'd have given us.

And I'd love to hear what it sounds like in Swahili too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chimes of Freedom
From: Fedele
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 03:40 PM

I lent that CD some months ago, and it was an initiative of mine, that is, I meant the CD was very good and I told her "listen to this". It wasn't her who asked me, so it would be a bit embarassing if I bother her too much to have the CD back. But one day I'll get it, and some way I'll manage to give you the song. I don't think you can get it by yourself because it is an Italian compilation.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chimes of Freedom
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 04:10 PM

Since we're having the "War of the Dylan Sites".....the easiest and best for straight up lyrics and I think better than Dylan's own site is this one...Dylan Lyrics.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chimes of Freedom
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 01:20 AM

Yeah, Spaw, that's a great one for lyrics, but what about the pictures and the pungent quotes on bobdylan.com ?

- LH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chimes of Freedom
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 02:08 AM

Oftentimes, I like Dylan songs better when they're recorded by other artists. I like the Byrds recording of this song better than the Dylan's version.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chimes of Freedom
From: Fedele
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 07:51 AM

So Joe too will have the Swahili version when I get that CD back.


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