I Shall Be Free

Album: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
  • Well, I took me a woman late last night,
    I's three-fourths drunk, she looked uptight.
    She took off her wheel, took off her bell,
    Took off her wig, said, "How do I smell?"
    I hot-footed it, bare-naked
    Out the window!

    Well, sometimes I might get drunk,
    Walk like a duck and stomp like a skunk.
    Don't hurt me none, don't hurt my pride
    'Cause I got my little lady right by my side.
    (Right there
    Proud as can be)

    I's out there paintin' on the old woodshed
    When a can a black paint it fell on my head.
    I went down to scrub and rub
    But I had to sit in back of the tub.
    Cost a quarter
    And I had to get out quick
    Someone wanted to come in and take a sauna

    Well, my telephone rang it would not stop,
    It's President Kennedy callin' me up.
    He said, "My friend, Bob, what do we need to make the country grow?"
    I said, "My friend, John, Brigitte Bardot,
    Anita Ekberg,
    Sophia Loren."
    Put 'em all in the same room with Ernest Borgnine!

    Well, I got a woman sleeps on a cot,
    She yells and hollers and squeals a lot.
    Licks my face and tickles my ear,
    Bends me over and buys me beer.
    (She's a honeymooner
    A June crooner
    A spoon feeder
    And a natural leader)

    Oh, there ain't no use in me workin' so heavy,
    I got a woman who works on the levee.
    Pumping that water up to her neck,
    Every week she sends me a monthly check.
    She's a humdinger
    Folk singer
    Dead ringer
    For a thing-a-muh jigger

    Late one day in the middle of the week,
    Eyes were closed I was half asleep.
    I chased me a woman up the hill,
    Right in the middle of an air raid drill.
    It was Little Bo Peep!
    (I jumped a fallout shelter
    I jumped a bean stalk
    I jumped a Ferris wheel)

    Now, the man on the stand he wants my vote,
    He's a-runnin' for office on the ballot note.
    He's out there preachin' in front of the steeple,
    Tellin' me he loves all kinds-a people.
    (He's eatin' bagels
    He's eatin' pizza
    He's eatin' chitlins
    He's eatin' bullshit!)

    Oh, set me down on a television floor,
    I'll flip the channel to number four.
    Out of the shower comes a grown-up man
    With a bottle of hair oil in his hand.
    (It's that greasy kid stuff.
    What I want to know, Mr. Football Man, is
    What do you do about Willy Mays and Yul Brynner,
    Charles de Gaulle
    And Robert Louis Stevenson?)

    Well, the funniest woman I ever seen
    Was the great-granddaughter of Mr. Clean.
    She takes about fifteen baths a day,
    Wants me to grow a cigar on my face.
    (She's a little bit heavy!)

    Well, ask me why I'm drunk alla time,
    It levels my head and eases my mind.
    I just walk along and stroll and sing,
    I see better days and I do better things.
    I catch dinosaurs
    I make love to Elizabeth Taylor
    Catch hell from Richard Burton!) Writer/s: EDWIN HAWKINS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Miles from Az"JOHN" Is John F Kennedy.
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