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Corrina, Corrina

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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Commentary

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Corrina, Corrina
is often attributed to Armenter Chatman (known as Bo Carter), the leader of the legendary Mississippi Sheiks back in the 20’s.

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5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Dylan covered their Blood in My Eyes on his stellar World Gone Wrong recording. Big Joe Turner, who gets a name check in Dylan’s High Water, a song from his 2001 release Love and Theft, had a hit version of the song in 1956.

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7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Dylan’s lyrics bear little resemblance (outside the chorus) to Chatman’s version (printed below).

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Corrine, Corrina, where you been so long
Corrine, Corrina, where you been so long
I ain’t had no lovin’ since you’ve been gone

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
I love you so

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 I love Corrina, tell the world I do
I love Corrina, tell the world I do
I pray every night she learns to love me too

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
I love you so

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 I left Corrina, way across the sea
I left Corrina, way across the sea
If you see my baby, send her home to me

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
I love you so

14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 Corrine, Corrina, why don’t you come on home
Corrine, Corrina, why don’t you come on home
I’m mighty tired, bein’ all alone

15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 0 Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
Corrine, Corrina
I love you so

16 Leave a comment on paragraph 16 0 While writing  his version, Dylan borrowed from Robert Johnson songs, specifically Hellhound on my Trail, 32-20 Blues, and Kind-Hearted Woman Blues. Todd Harvey notes that Dylan changed the song structure from the conventional four-line ballad form to the six line blues form.

17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 0 Corrina is the first song Dylan attempted with a band, and the only song recorded with electric instruments to make it on the album (Mixed-Up Confusion was released as a single but not included on the album). Bruce Langhorne contributes on guitar, as he would again on Bringing It All Back Home.

18 Leave a comment on paragraph 18 0 Dylan says that he never learned the older version of the song but just used what he had heard on the radio. It a nice, understated song that fits in well with the rest of the album.

19 Leave a comment on paragraph 19 0 The “non-electric” version.  Good.

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21 Leave a comment on paragraph 21 0 Live at Gerdes. Lyrics substantially different. Maybe a different tuning too.

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25 Leave a comment on paragraph 25 0 Corrina  with some fancy-ass guitar playing.

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27 Leave a comment on paragraph 27 0 Remember the song Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf?

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30 Leave a comment on paragraph 30 0 Lyrics

31 Leave a comment on paragraph 31 0 Corrina, Corrina
Gal, where you been so long?
Corrina, Corrina
Gal, where you been so long?
I been worr’in’ ’bout you, baby
Baby, please come home

32 Leave a comment on paragraph 32 0 I got a bird that whistles
I got a bird that sings
I got a bird that whistles
I got a bird that sings
But I ain’ a-got Corrina
Life don’t mean a thing

33 Leave a comment on paragraph 33 0 Corrina, Corrina
Gal, you’re on my mind
Corrina, Corrina
Gal, you’re on my mind
I’m a-thinkin’ ’bout you, baby
I just can’t keep from crying.

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