IN THE SUMMERTIME


PERFORMANCES


1981.06.28,
LONDON, ENGLAND

1981.06.29,
LONDON, ENGLAND

1981.06.30,
LONDON, ENGLAND

1981.07.04,
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

1981.07.08,
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

1981.07.09,
OSLO, NORWAY

1981.07.10,
OSLO, NORWAY

1981.07.14,
BAD SEGEBERG, WEST GERMANY

1981.07.15,
BAD SEGEBERG, WEST GERMANY

1981.07.17,
LORELEY, WEST GERMANY

1981.07.19,
MUNICH, WEST GERMANY

1981.07.21,
VIENNA, AUSTRIA

1981.07.23,
BASEL, SWITZERLAND

1981.07.25,
AVIGNON, FRANCE

1981.10.16,
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

1981.10.17,
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

1981.10.21,
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

1981.10.23,
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

1981.10.24,
STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA

1981.11.08,
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

2002.10.25,
BERNALILLO, NEW MEXICO

2002.10.26,
DENVER, COLORADO

2002.10.28,
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

2002.10.30,
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

2002.11.01,
ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS

2002.11.02,
DAYTON, OHIO

2002.11.03,
KENT, OHIO

2002.11.15,
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA




I'm still carrying the gift you gave, it's a part of me now, it's been cherished and saved, it'll be with me unto the grave and then unto eternity.

IN THE SUMMERTIME



I was in your presence for an hour or so

Or was it a day? I truly don't know.

Where the sun never set, where the trees hung low

By that soft and shining sea.

Did you respect me for what I did

Or for what I didn't do, or for keeping it hid?

Did I lose my mind when I tried to get rid

Of everything you see?

In the summertime, ah in the summertime,

In the summertime when you were with me.

I got the heart and you got the blood,

We cut through iron and we cut through mud.

Then came the warnin' that was before the flood

That set everybody free.

Fools they made a mock of sin,

Our loyalty they tried to win

But you were closer to me than my next of kin

When they didn't want to know or see.

In the summertime, ah in the summertime,

In the summertime when you were with me.

Strangers, they meddled in our affairs,

Poverty and shame was theirs.

But all that sufferin' was not to be compared

With the glory that is to be.

And I'm still carrying the gift you gave,

It's a part of me now, it's been cherished and saved,

It'll be with me unto the grave

And then unto eternity.

In the summertime, ah in the summertime,

In the summertime when you were with me.









On October 25th 2002, in Bernalillo, New Mexico, Bob Dylan was standing at his piano after his opening song, and chose to perform his first "IN THE SUMMERTIME" since November 8th 1981. What a nice surprise, as "IN THE SUMMERTIME" had only been performed twenty times before, and only in the year of its release in 1981 (fourteen times in Europe, and six times in the US).

Already during the next two shows, in Denver and Kansas City, "IN THE SUMMERTIME" was performed again as the second song of the show, also with Bob on piano and Larry on mandolin. Next it appeared in Minnesota, in Illinois, and twice in Ohio, before it was performed in Philadelphia, in the same show as "PO' BOY".









Biblical references:


~ Romans 8 ~


For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.


~ Romans 6 ~

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


~ Ephesians 2 ~

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.


~ James 1 ~

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creation.
















~ MP3 ~ IN THE SUMMERTIME ~ PHILADELPHIA ~ NOVEMBER 15, 2002 ~