WAITIN' FOR YOU



I'd bet the world and everything in it on you.


WAITIN' FOR YOU





I never dreamed it could be

A someone made just for me

When I'm letting her have her way,

I'm here to see what she has to say.

Aw, the poor girl always wins the day.

I'm stayin' ahead of the game,

And she's a-doin' the same,

And the whiskey flyin' into my head.

The fiddler's arm has gone dead,

And talk is beginning to spread

When did our love go bad?

Whatever happened to the best friend that I had?

It's been so long since I held you tight

Been so long since we said goodnight

The taste of tears is bittersweet

When you're near me, my heart forgets to beat

You're there every night among the good and the true

And I'll be around, waitin' for you

Well, the king of them all

Is starting to fall

I lost my gal at the boatman's ball

The night has a thousand hearts and eyes

Hope may vanish, but it never dies

I'll see you tomorrow when freedom rings

I'm gonna stay on top of things

It's the middle of summer and the moon is blue

And I'll be around, waitin' for you

Another deal gone down

Another man done gone

You put up with it all, and you carry on

Something holding you back

But you'll come through

I'd bet the world and everything in it on you

Happiness is but a state of mind

Anytime you want, you can cross the state line

You don't need to be rich or well-to-do

I'll be around, waitin' for you




PERFORMANCES


21/11/05 - LONDON, ENGLAND

22/11/05 - LONDON, ENGLAND



13/10/13 - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

15/10/13 - COPENHAGEN, DEMARK

16/10/13, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

18/10/13, HANNOVER, GERMANY

19/10/13, HAMBURG, GERMANY

20/10/13, HAMBURG, GERMANY

22/10/13, DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY

24/10/13, BERLIN, GERMANY

25/10/13, BERLIN, GERMANY

26/10/13, BERLIN, GERMANY

28/10/13, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

30/10/13, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

31/10/13, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

02/11/13, MILANO, ITALY

03/11/13, MILANO, ITALY

04/11/13, MILANO, ITALY

08/11/13, PADOVA, ITALY

10/11/13, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

12/11/13, PARIS, FRANCE

13/11/13, PARIS, FRANCE

14/11/13, PARIS, FRANCE

16/11/13, ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, LUXEMBOURG

18/11/13, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

19/11/13, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

20/11/13, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

22/11/13, BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND

23/11/13, BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND

24/11/13, BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND

26/11/13, LONDON, ENGLAND

27/11/13, LONDON, ENGLAND

28/11/13, LONDON, ENGLAND



01/04/14, TOKYO, JAPAN

03/04/14, TOKYO, JAPAN

04/04/14, TOKYO, JAPAN

05/04/14, TOKYO, JAPAN

07/04/14, TOKYO, JAPAN

08/04/14, TOKYO, JAPAN

09/04/14, TOKYO, JAPAN

10/04/14, TOKYO, JAPAN

13/04/14, SAPPORO, JAPAN

14/04/14, SAPPORO, JAPAN

14/04/18, NAGOYA, JAPAN

14/04/19, FUKUOKA, JAPAN

14/04/21, OSAKA, JAPAN

14/04/22, OSAKA, JAPAN

14/04/26, MAUI, HAWAII

14/04/29, HONOLULU, HAWAII

14/06/16, CORK, IRELAND

14/06/17, DUBLIN, IRELAND

14/06/20, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

14/06/25, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

14/06/27, KOSICE, SLOVAKIA

14/06/28, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

14/06/29, KLAM, AUSTRIA

14/07/01, MUNICH, GERMANY

14/07/02, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

14/07/03, ZWICKAU, GERMANY

14/07/07, ROSTOCK, GERMANY

14/07/08, FLENSBURG, GERMANY

14/07/09, AARHUS, DENMARK

14/07/14, HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN

14/08/09, HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND

14/08/10, HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND

14/08/13, PERTH, AUSTRALIA

14/08/14, PERTH, AUSTRALIA

14/08/15, PERTH, AUSTRALIA

14/08/18, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

14/08/19, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

14/08/20, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

14/08/21, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

14/08/25, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

14/08/27, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

14/08/29, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA

14/08/31, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

14/09/03, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

14/09/04, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

14/09/05, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

14/09/07, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

14/09/08, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

14/09/10, CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

14/10/17, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

14/10/18, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

14/10/19, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

14/10/21, PORTLAND, OREGON

14/10/24, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

14/10/25, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

14/10/26, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

14/10/28, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

14/10/29, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

14/10/30, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

14/11/01, DENVER, COLORADO

14/11/04, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

14/11/05, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

14/11/06, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

14/11/08, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

14/11/09, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

14/11/10, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

14/11/12, CLEVELAND, OHIO

14/11/14, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

14/11/15, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

14/11/17, TORONTO, ONTARIO

14/11/18, TORONTO, ONTARIO

14/11/20, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA

14/11/21, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

14/11/22, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

14/11/23, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

14/11/25, WASHINGTON, D.C.

14/11/26, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY

14/11/28, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

14/11/29, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

14/12/01, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

14/12/02, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK



15/04/10 - Atlantic City, New Jersey

15/04/11 - Baltimore, Maryland

15/04/12 - Richmond, Virginia

15/04/14 - Savannah, Georgia

15/04/15 - Montgomery, Alabama

15/04/17 - North Charleston, South Carolina

15/04/18 - St. Augustine, Florida

15/04/19 - Orlando, Florida

15/04/21 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

15/04/22 - Clearwater, Florida

15/04/24 - Atlanta, Georgia

15/04/25 - Durham, North Carolina

15/04/26 - Greenville, South Carolina

15/04/27 - Nashville, Tennessee

15/04/29 - New Orleans, Louisiana

15/04/30 - Memphis, Tennessee

15/05/02 - Thackerville, Oklahoma

15/05/03 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

15/05/05 - Houston, Texas

15/05/06 - Austin, Texas

15/05/07 - San Antonio, Texas

15/05/09 - Catoosa, Oklahoma

15/05/10 - Kansas City, Missouri

15/05/11 - St. Louis, Missouri

15/05/13 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

15/05/15 - Detroit, Michigan

15/05/16 - Columbus, Ohio

15/05/17 - South Bend, Indiana



Mainz, Germany - June 20, 2015

Tübingen, Germany - June 21, 2015

Bamberg, Germany - June 23, 2015

Ljubljana, Slovenia - June 25, 2015

Wiesen, Austria - June 26, 2015

San Daniele del Friuli, Italy - June 27, 2015

Rome, Italy - June 29, 2015

Lucca, Italy - July 01, 2015

Torino, Italy - July 02, 2015

Barcelona, Spain - July 04, 2015

Zaragoza, Spain - July 05, 2015

Madrid, Spain - July 06, 2015

Granada, Spain - July 08, 2015

Cordoba, Spain - July 09, 2015

San Sebastian, Spain - July 11, 2015





"WAITIN' FOR YOU" was released in 2002 on the soundtrack album of the motion picture "Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood". The first two live performances of this song were in London, England, in November 2005, toward the end of a fine European fall tour.

Almost eight years later, in October 2013, Dylan surprised the audience of the second of his two Stockholm concerts with the third ever live performance of "WAITIN' FOR YOU", and I was indeed blessed to be a part of that audience, having flown up to Sweden from Ireland for a long weekend two days earlier on my 50th birthday, in order to attend both shows at the new Waterfront auditorium, and do some sightseeing. Sometime during my Stockholm sightseeing on that very day, I thought about the "Ya-Ya" movie, and how well the starting of the studio version fits the ending of the last scene as it then serves as background to the credits, wondering if Dylan would ever play it again live on stage. Well, he did, and I was present. There was a commotion (conference call) on stage before, so I assumed something out of the ordinary was up, but I was too late snatching my camera, so the first video linked below, shot from row 8, is missing the first 45 words of this song.

Dylan then chose to perform this gem also during every remaining show of his European autumn tour in October and November, (except the two "mix up" concerts in Rome). The second video linked below was captured during the first concert in Hamburg, where I had the extraordinary pleasure to hear and see it twice, and two days after that I enjoyed it once more, in Düsseldorf.

In April 2014 "WAITIN' FOR YOU" was performed in fourteen of the seventeen concerts in Japan, and during both shows in Hawaii; and during the European summer tour of 2014 "WAITIN' FOR YOU" was performed in another fourteen concerts, the first two of which, in Cork and in Dublin, I had the pleasure to be a part of the audience, up close (see video link below for Dublin).

During the down under tour in August and September of 2014 "WAITIN' FOR YOU" appeared as well, in all 19 concerts; and during the North American tour from October to December 2014 "WAITIN' FOR YOU" was performed in all 33 concerts.

In 2015 Bob Dylan chose to perform "WAITIN' FOR YOU" in all 28 concerts of his US spring tour; and during the European summer tour in the first 15 of the 19 concerts.








video - Waitin' For You - Stockholm 2013-01-13





video - Waitin' For You - Hamburg 2013-10-19





video - Waitin' For You - Dublin 2014-06-17





video - Waitin' For You - Córdoba 2015-07-09








~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN ~ OCTOBER 13, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ HAMBURG, GERMANY ~ OCTOBER 19, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ HAMBURG, GERMANY ~ OCTOBER 20, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY ~ OCTOBER 22, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ BERLIN, GERMANY ~ OCTOBER 26, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS ~ OCTOBER 30, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ MILANO, ITALY ~ NOVEMBER 4, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ PADOVA, ITALY ~ NOVEMBER 8, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ GLASGOW, SCOTLAND ~ NOVEMBER 20, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND ~ NOVEMBER 24, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ LONDON, ENGLAND ~ NOVEMBER 26, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ LONDON, ENGLAND ~ NOVEMBER 27, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ LONDON, ENGLAND ~ NOVEMBER 28, 2013 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ TOKYO, JAPAN ~ APRIL 3, 2014 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ TOKYO, JAPAN ~ APRIL 4, 2014 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ TOKYO, JAPAN ~ APRIL 5, 2014 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ TOKYO, JAPAN ~ APRIL 7, 2014 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ TOKYO, JAPAN ~ APRIL 8, 2014 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ TOKYO, JAPAN ~ APRIL 10, 2014 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ SAPPORO, JAPAN ~ APRIL 13, 2014 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ FUKUOKA, JAPAN ~ APRIL 19, 2014 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ OSAKA, JAPAN ~ APRIL 21, 2014 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ HONOLULU, HAWAII ~ APRIL 29, 2014 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ CORK, IRELAND ~ JUNE 16, 2014 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ DUBLIN, IRELAND ~ JUNE 17, 2014 ~


~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ COLUMBUS, OHIO ~ MAY 16, 2015 ~





~ MP3 ~ WAITIN' FOR YOU ~ TORINO, ITALY ~ JULY 2, 2015 ~