Song Lyric Sunday: Elementary – ‘This Wheel’s On Fire’

The four elements of the ancient world provide the prompts for Song Lyric Sunday this week.

This song by Bob Dylan, in conjunction with Rick Danko of The Band, appeared on The Basement Tapes in the mid-seventies, but is probably more familiar – at least in the UK – in the 1968 version by Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity, or more recently as the theme to the sitcom ‘Absolutely Fabulous’, but here’s the man himself performing live, and for once he doesn’t sound completely like a strangled cat.

(Apologies for the odd layout – WordPress playing silly buggers yet again)

If your memory serves you well
We’re going to meet again and wait
So I’m going to unpack all my things
And sit before it gets too late
No man alive will come to you
With another tale to tell
And you know that we shall meet again
If your memory serves you well
This wheel’s on fire, rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode
!If your memory serves you well, I was going to confiscate your lace
And wrap it up in a sailor’s knot and hide it in your case
If I knew for sure that it was yours, and it was oh so hard to tell
And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well
If your memory serves you well, you’ll remember that you’re the one
Who called on them to call on me to get you your favours done
And after every plan had failed and there was nothing more to tell
And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well

 

Written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko

Song Lyric Sunday 12 July 2020

3 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Elementary – ‘This Wheel’s On Fire’

  1. Bob will never have a backing band like The Band again. It’s a beautiful song that he does well on here. The Band does a great version as well. Good choice for the prompt!

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