SEÑOR (TALES OF YANKEE POWER)



Gelsenkirchen 2006
SEÑOR, SEÑOR, let's disconnect these cables, overturn these tables.


SEÑOR (TALES OF YANKEE POWER)





SEÑOR, SEÑOR, do you know where we're headin'?

Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?

Seems like I been down this way before.

Is there any truth in that, SEÑOR?

SEÑOR, SEÑOR, do you know where she is hidin'?

How long are we gonna be ridin'?

How long must I keep my eyes glued to the door?

Will there be any comfort there, SEÑOR?

There's a wicked wind still blowin' on that upper deck,

There's an iron cross still hanging down from around her neck.

There's a marchin' band still playin' in that vacant lot

Where she held me in her arms one time and said, "Forget me not."

SEÑOR, SEÑOR, I can see that painted wagon,

I can smell the tail of the dragon.

Can't stand the suspense anymore.

Can you tell me who to contact here, SEÑOR?

Well, the last thing I remember before I stripped and kneeled

Was that trainload of fools bogged down in a magnetic field.

A gypsy with a broken flag and a flashing ring

Said, "Son, this ain't a dream no more, it's the real thing."

SEÑOR, SEÑOR, you know their hearts is as hard as leather.

Well, give me a minute, let me get it together.

I just gotta pick myself up off the floor.

I'm ready when you are, SEÑOR.

SEÑOR, SEÑOR, let's disconnect these cables,

Overturn these tables.

This place don't make sense to me no more.

Can you tell me what we're waiting for, SEÑOR?





PERFORMANCES SINCE 1999



28/01/1999, SUNRISE, FLORIDA

14/04/1999, MADRID, SPAIN

15/04/1999, VALENCIA, SPAIN

07/07/1999, CLARKSTON, MICHIGAN

03/11/1999. COLUMBUS, OHIO

15/11/1999, ITHACA, NEW YORK

17/11/1999, DURHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE

19/03/2000, POCATELLO, IDAHO

16/05/2000, HELSINKI, FINLAND

20/06/2000, MEDFORD, OREGON

28/07/2000, CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY

23/08/2001, SUN CITY WEST, ARIZONA

23/04/2002, INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA

09/05/2002, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

06/08/2002, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA

21/08/2002, OMAHA , NEBRASKA

05/10/2002, EUGENE , OREGON

04/05/2003, WEST PALM BEACH , FLORIDA

08/02/2003, JOLIET , ILLINOIS

08/16/2003, BUSHKILL , PENNSYLVANIA

08/20/2003, NEW YORK CITY , NEW YORK

08/21/2003, GILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

08/22/2003, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK

10/17/2003, HAMBURG, GERMANY

10/22/2003, LEIPZIG, GERMANY

11/05/2003, FREIBURG, GERMANY

11/11/2003, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

11/13/2003, PARIS, FRANCE

03/03/2004, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

03/16/2004, DETROIT, MICHIGAN

10/18/2004, DAVIS, CALIFORNIA

03/25/2005, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

04/03/2005, CHIGAGO, ILLINOIS

04/28/2005, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

05/26/2005, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

06/14/2005, BOWIE, MARYLAND

06/26/2005, EASTLAKE, OHIO

07/10/2005, SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS

10/30/2005, WETZLAR, GERMANY

11/06/2005, ERFURT, GERMANY

11/13/2005, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

11/20/2005, LONDON, ENGLAND

11/27/2005, DUBLIN, IRELAND

07/02/2006, GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY

10/16/2006, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

10/24/2006, DENVER, COLORADO

10/25/2006, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA

11/02/2006, DETROIT, MICHIGAN

11/08/2006, MONTREAL, CANADA

11/12/2006, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

11/16/2006, EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY

11/17/2006, FAIRFAX, VIRGINA

11/20/2006, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

05/02/2007, LEIPZIG, GERMANY

07/24/2007, TUSCON, ARIZONA

09/25/2007, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

09/28/2007, COLUMBIA, MARYLAND

03/23/2008, DALLAS, TEXAS

03/22/2009, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

07/05/2009, ROTHBURY, MICHIGAN

07/11/2009, EASTLAKE, OHIO

07/17/2009, ESSEX JUNCTION, VERMONT

07/19/2009, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK

10/19/2009, MAGNA, UTAH

03/15/2010, OSAKA, JAPAN

06/16/2010, VIAREGGIO, ITALY

06/24/2010, BARCELONA, SPAIN

08/07/2010, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

08/25/2010, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

10/21/2010, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

10/28/2010, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

11/06/2010, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

11/13/2010, WASHINGTON, DC

04/12/2011, KOWLOON BAY, HONG KONG

04/19/2011, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

04/21/2011, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

04/27/2011, DARLING HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA







My wife and I had the pleasure to witness five performances of "SEÑOR" within 39 month from 1995 to 1998. It had been performed only a few times in 1999 and 2000, and only once in 2001, before Bob Dylan surprised an Austrian audience in April 2002 with the first ever acoustic version of this gem. In May 2002, just a few weeks later, Bob repeated this beautiful version in Manchester, and again my wife and I had the extraordinary pleasure to be a part of the audience during this faultless performance.

In August 2002 Bob performed "SEÑOR" in Halifax and Omaha. In October "SEÑOR" appeared in Eugene in the middle of the set, performed by Bob while playing piano. Both in Omaha and Eugene "SEÑOR" was preceded by "A VOICE FROM ON HIGH". Seven months later, in Florida, "SEÑOR" had its first appearance in 2003, again with Bob on piano.

Three months later, in Joliet, Illinois, "SEÑOR" was performed in a Dead Set with Bob sitting in. Two weeks after that "SEÑOR" appeared in Bushkill, Pennsylvania; and four days after this Bob played "SEÑOR" in New York City. Already in the next show "SEÑOR" was performed again, in Gilford, New Hampshire, in the same set as "SAVING GRACE". One day after that "SEÑOR" appeared once more, in Syracuse, New York.

During the European tour in the fall of 2003 "SEÑOR" was performed three times in Germany; in Hamburg, then in Leipzig, and two weeks after that in Freiburg. Next it appeared in the brilliant set list of the second show in Amsterdam, which also featured both the rare "TRYIN' TO GET TO HEAVEN" and the not so rare any longer "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND". Two days later "SEÑOR" was performed in Paris.

The first performance of "SEÑOR" in 2004 was during the last of three shows in St. Louis, where this gem appeared in the same set as both "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND" and "SAVING GRACE". Almost two weeks later, in Detroit, "SEÑOR" was performed in the same show as "SHOOTING STAR".

The next appearance of "SEÑOR", in Davis, California, was during the fall tour of 2004, more than seven months later, and once more it was performed in the same concert as "SAVING GRACE".

The first appearance of "SEÑOR" in 2005 was in March, in Los Angeles, on Good Friday, as the second song in a concert which had started with "CAT'S IN THE WELL", and which also included "SHOOTING STAR", "STANDING IN THE DOORWAY", and "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND".

During the first Sunday show of 2005, in Chicago, Bob Dylan chose to sing "SEÑOR" in the same set as "GOD KNOWS", "SHOOTING STAR", "TRYIN' TO GET TO HEAVEN", "A HARD RAIN'S A-GONNA FALL", and "I SHALL BE RELEASED", creating a very strong and thought provocing juxtopostion of some fine songs.

More than three weeks after that, in New York City, "SEÑOR" was performed in the same show as "BLIND WILLIE MCTELL", "A HARD RAIN'S A-GONNA FALL", and "MISSISSIPPI".

During the May to July stadium tour of 2005, "SEÑOR" was performed four times. In Ohio and Illinois it appered together with the typical Sunday songs for this tour, "GOD KNOWS" and "TRYIN' TO GET TO HEAVEN", in Maryland with "SHOOTING STAR"; and in Florida together with the only "CAT'S IN THE WELL" of the tour.

During the fine European tour in the fall of 2005 "SEÑOR" appeared as the second song during all five Sunday concerts, in Wetzlar, in Erfurt, in Zürich, in London, and in Dublin. Every time it was followed by "GOD KNOWS". In Wetzlar these two gems shared a set list also with "A HARD RAIN'S A-GONNA FALL" and the only "SHOOTING STAR" of the tour; and in Erfurt also with "A HARD RAIN'S A-GONNA FALL" and the only "RING THEM BELLS" of the tour. In Zurich they appeared together with the only "STANDING IN THE DOORWAY" of the tour, and with one of the five fall versions of "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND"; and during the last show of the year, in Dublin, it appeared once more together with "EVERY GRAIN OF SAND".

My wife and I had the pleasure to stand at the rail during three of those fine Sunday shows, (in Wetzlar, in Erfurt, and in Dublin), and to see and hear from a perfect vantage point these strong combinations of songs. From Aschaffenburg 1995 to Manchester 2002 we had seen "SEÑOR" already six times, but for me it is always special to hear Bob sing this gem. I was glad to hear it again in Wetzlar.

In Erfurt, where it featured fine vocals and a very strong harp solo by Bob, "SEÑOR" was performed for the 9th time in my native Germany during the "never ending tour", and somehow my wife and I seem to be present more often than not. We saw both German appearances of this gem in 1995 (Aschaffenburg in March and Dortmund in July), both in 1998 (Nürburgring and Essen), and both on this tour. Only the three German appearances in 2003 we did not see.

Three weeks later, back in Ireland, where we live since 1999, we saw another fine version of "SEÑOR", and as I agreed with Bob singing these lyrics in Wetzlar and in Erfurt, so I agreed with him in Dublin. "Let's disconnect these cables, overturn these tables. This place don't make sense to me no more. Can you tell me what we're waiting for, SEÑOR?"

On July 2nd 2006, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, I had the pleasure to witness the first appearance of "SEÑOR" of the year, which was even more surprising being performed by Dylan as the fourth song, as it usually appears as song number two. It featured very fine vocals and a strong harp solo, and was performed in the same show as the first appearances of both "NEW MORNING" and "FOREVER YOUNG" in 2006.

During the fall tour of 2006 "SEÑOR" was performed in nine of the 29 shows; and during the European spring tour of 2007 "SEÑOR" appeared only once, in May in Leipzig, with Bob on electric guitar. During the North American summer tour of 2007 "SEÑOR" appeared only once as well, in Tuscon; and during the North American fall tour of 2007 "SEÑOR" was performed twice in September.

In February 2008, "SEÑOR" was performed in Dallas, Texas, during the third of three warmup shows for Dylan's Latin America tour; and in 2009 "SEÑOR" appeared in Sweden in March, and then four times in the USA during Dylan's minor league baseball stadium summer tour. During the fall tour of 2009 "SEÑOR" was performed only once, in Utah.

The first appearance of "SEÑOR" in 2010 was in March, in Osaka, Japan; and the next two were in June, in Viareggio, Italy, and in Barcelona, Spain. Six more times "SEÑOR" was performed in the US from August to November 2010. In April 2011 Dylan chose to perform "SEÑOR" once in Hong Kong, and three times in Australia, each time as the second song in the show, following "GONNA CHANGE MY WAY OF THINKING".





~ MP3 ~ SEÑOR ~ POCATELLO ~ MARCH 19, 2000 ~





~ MP3 ~ SEÑOR ~ LEIPZIG ~ MAY 2, 2007 ~





~ MP3 ~ SEÑOR ~ TUSCON ~ JULY 24, 2007 ~





~ MP3 ~ SEÑOR ~ DALLAS ~ FEBRUARY 23, 2008 ~











Biblical references:


~ Revelation 16 ~


The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east. And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. (“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”) And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.


~ Matthew 21 ~

And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”