Roll on John

Album: Tempest (2012)
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  • Doctor, doctor tell me the time of day
    Another bottle's empty, another penny spent
    He turned around and he slowly walked away
    They shot him in the back and down he went

    Shine your light
    Movin' on
    You burned so bright
    Roll on, John

    From the Liverpool docks to the red-light Hamburg streets
    Down in the quarry with the Quarry men
    Playing to the big crowds, playing to the cheap seats
    Another day in the life on your way to your journey's end

    Shine your light
    Movin' on
    You burned so bright
    Roll on, John

    Sailin' through the trade winds bound for the south
    Rags on your back just like any other slave
    They tied your hands and they clamped your mouth
    Wasn't no way out of that deep dark cave

    Shine your light
    Movin' on
    You burned so bright
    Roll on, John

    I heard the news today, oh boy
    They hauled your ship up on the shore
    Now the city gone dark, there is no more joy
    They tore the heart right out and cut him to the core

    Shine your light
    Movin' on
    You burned so bright
    Roll on, John

    Put on your bags and get 'em packed
    Leave right now, you won't be far from wrong
    The sooner you go the quicker you'll be back
    You've been cooped up on an island far too long

    Shine your light
    Movin' on
    You burned so bright
    Roll on, John

    Slow down you're moving way too fast
    Come together right now over me
    Your bones are weary, you're about to breathe your last
    Lord, you know how hard that it can be

    Shine your light
    Movin' on
    You burned so bright
    Roll on, John

    Roll on, John, roll through the rain and snow
    Take the right-hand road and go where the buffalo roam
    They'll trap you in an ambush before you know
    Too late now to sail back home

    Shine your light
    Movin' on
    You burned so bright
    Roll on, John

    Tyger, tyger burning bright
    I pray the Lord my soul to keep
    In the forests of the night
    Cover 'em over and let him sleep

    Shine your light
    Movin' on
    You burned so bright
    Roll on, John Writer/s: BOB DYLAN TRADITIONAL
    Publisher: BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO
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