Bob Dylans 115th Dream

Bob Dylan

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I was riding on the Mayflower
When I thought I spied some land . . . (ha, ha, ha)

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I was riding on the Mayflower when I thought I spied some land
I yelled for Captain Ahab I have yuh understand
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Who came running to the deck, said, "Boys, forget the whale
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Look on over yonder, cut the engine, change the sail
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Haul on that bowline." We sang that melody
Like all tough sailors do when they’ve gone away at sea.

“Well I think I’ll call it America,” I said as we hit land.
I took a deep breath. I fell down. I could not stand.
Captain Ahab he started writin’ up some deeds,
Said, “Boys let’s start a fort and start buying the place with beads.”
Just then this cop comes down the street crazy as a loon.
And throws us all in jail for carryin’ harpoons.

Ah, me I busted out. Don’t even ask me how.
I went to get some help. I walked by a Guernsey cow
Who directed me down to the Bowery slums
Where people carried signs around sayin’ “Ban the Bums.”
I jumped into the line sayin’, “I hope I am not late.”
When I realized I hadn’t eaten for five days straight.

Well I ran outside and I hoped inside a cab.
I went out the other door. This Englishman said, “Fab!”
And I started to leap a hot stand where a chariot that stood
Right across from a building advertising brotherhood
I ran through the front door like a hobo stand in does
It was just a funeral parlor and a man asked me who I was.

I repeated that my friends were all in jail with a sigh.
He gave me his card and said, “Call me if they die.”
I shook his hand and said goodbye and ran out to the street
When a bowling ball came down the road and knocked me off my feet
A pay phone was ringin’. It just about blew my mind.
When I picked it up and said hello, this foot came through the line.

Well by this time I was fed up at trying to make a stand
At bringing back any help for my friends and Captain Ahab
I decided to flip a coin. I knew that heads or tails
Would let me know if I should go back to the ship or back to jail.
And then I hocked my sailor suit and got a coin to flip.
It came up tails, which rhymes with sails, and went back to the ship.

When I got back a took a parking ticket off the mast
Started ripping it to shreds when a Coast Guard ship went passed
They asked me my name and I said, “Captain Kidd.”
They believed me but they wanted to know what exactly that I did
I said for a boat of a rough I was employed
They let me go right away. They were very paranoid.

Well the last I heard of Ahab he was stuck on a whale
That was married to the jailkeep the sheriff of a jail
But the funniest was I that I was talkin’ to some sailors on the dock
I was told three ships were sailin’; they were all headed by way.
I asked the captain what his name was and where he trucked.
He said his name was Columbus. I just said good luck.
Woah, good luck, good luck.

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Sharkfin (report comment to admin):
"Captain Arab" should be "Captain Ahab", honey.