Recorded by Bob Dylan, vocal/guitar, with Doug Sahm (Sir Douglas Quintet), shared lead vocals; David Bromberg, dobro; Flaco Jimenez, accordion, Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY, Oct 1-14 1972 (released on "Doug Sahm and Band, " Atlantic SD-7254, Dec 1972)
Other Dylan performances:
About four o'clock one morning in Cincinnati's Gibson Hotel, Alton and Rabon Delmore and I were getting ready for a recording session the next day. Alton knew a guitar riff he had learned from Henry Glover, a black songwriter on the King Records staff at the time. We decided to put words to it and a song was born. We recorded it the next day.
Dorothy Horstman telephone interview, Aug 3, 1973; reprinted in Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy, New York, 1976, p. 161.
Blues, stay away from me,
Blues, why don't you let me be?
Don't know why you keep on haunting me.
Love was never meant for me,
True love was never meant for me.
Seems somehow we never did agree.
Tears, so many I can't see,
Years don't mean a thing to me.
Time goes by and still I can't be free.