maandag 6 januari 2014

Bob Dylan - Sara

Bob heeft liefdesverdriet,en dat levert prachtige songs op.Wat mij betreft een van zijn mooiste "love songs"

Sara - Bob Dylan from Ismael Alexander Aguilar Garrido on Vimeo.

 In 1964 maakt Sara Lownds kennis met Bob Dylan via hun gemeenschappelijk vriend Sally Grossman. Lownds en Dylan trouwen op 22 november 1965. Bob Dylan adopteert haar dochter Maria. Lownds en Dylan hebben samen vier kinderen: Jesse, Anna, Sam en Jakob.

Lownds is de inspiratie geweest voor meerdere van Dylans nummers. In ieder geval voor twee nummers is zij de directe inspiratiebron geweest: "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" (op het album Blonde on Blonde uit 1966) en "Sara" (op het album Desire uit 1976). "Sara" was een emotionele poging van Dylan om zich te verzoenen met Lownds nadat zij rond 1975 van elkaar vervreemd waren. Hij zingt het lied voor haar op 31 juli 1975 in een poging om hun huwelijk te redden wanneer ze onverwacht opduikt in de studio in New York.Het mocht echter niet baten  Ze scheiden in juli 1977, hoewel ze daarna nog veel contact houden..

Bob Dylan - Sara

I laid on a dune, I looked at the sky,
When the children were babies and played on the beach.
You came up behind me, I saw you go by,
You were always so close and still within reach.

Sara, Sara,
Whatever made you want to change your mind?
Sara, Sara,
So easy to look at, so hard to define.

I can still see them playin' with their pails in the sand,
They run to the water their buckets to fill.
I can still see the shells fallin' out of their hands
As they follow each other back up the hill.

Sara, Sara,
Sweet virgin angel, sweet love of my life,
Sara, Sara,
Radiant jewel, mystical wife.

Sleepin' in the woods by a fire in the night,
Drinkin' white rum in a Portugal bar,
Them playin' leapfrog and hearin' about Snow White,
You in the marketplace in Savanna-la-Mar.

Sara, Sara,
It's all so clear, I could never forget,
Sara, Sara,
Lovin' you is the one thing I'll never regret.

I can still hear the sounds of those Methodist bells,
I'd taken the cure and had just gotten through,
Stayin' up for days in the Chelsea Hotel,
Writin' "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" for you.

Sara, Sara,
Wherever we travel we're never apart.
Sara, oh Sara,
Beautiful lady, so dear to my heart.

How did I meet you? I don't know.
A messenger sent me in a tropical storm.
You were there in the winter, moonlight on the snow
And on Lily Pond Lane when the weather was warm.

Sara, oh Sara,
Scorpio Sphinx in a calico dress,
Sara, Sara,
You must forgive me my unworthiness.

Now the beach is deserted except for some kelp
And a piece of an old ship that lies on the shore.
You always responded when I needed your help,
You gimme a map and a key to your door.

Sara, oh Sara,
Glamorous nymph with an arrow and bow,
Sara, oh Sara,
Don't ever leave me, don't ever go.
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