Song Lyric Sunday: Place – ‘Girl From The North Country’

Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday this week is looking for a sense of place, be it town or city – or, indeed, country.

In the week of Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, this strikes me as an appropriate choice. It was the second track on the ‘Freewheelin’ album that was released almost exactly 58 years ago this week. Who knows where the time goes?

If you’re traveling the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
For she once was a true love of mine

If you go when the snowflakes storm
When the rivers freeze and summer ends
Please see if she has a coat so warm
To keep her from the howlin’ winds

Please see if her hair hangs long
If it rolls and flows all down her breast
Please see for me if her hair’s hanging long
For that’s the way I remember her best

I’m a-wonderin’ if she remembers me at all
Many times I’ve often prayed
In the darkness of my night
In the brightness of my day

So if you’re travelin’ in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine

Written by Bob Dylan

Song Lyric Sunday 30 May 2021

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