Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos (1962-1964)

Title: Ballad for a Friend
Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos (1962-1964) (Track #4)
Duration: 02:21
Label: Sony Music Entertainment

Sad Im a-sittin on the railroad track Watchin that old smokestack Train is a-leavin but it wont be back Years ago we hung around Watchin trains roll through the town Now that train is a-graveyard bound Where we go up in that North Country Lakes and streams and mines so free I had no better friend than he Something happened to him that day I thought I heard a stranger say I hung my head and stole away A diesel truck was rollin slow Pullin down a heavy load It left him on a Utah road They carried him back to his home town His mother cried, his sister moaned Listenin to them church bells tone