Recorded during The Basement Tapes sessions (1967), and released (unofficially) on the Genuine Basement Tapes.
Lyrics transcribed by J.W. Mahoney, with some emendations to make it sound more like a meaningful text (which I don’t think it necessarily has to be; see this note for a short explanation of why).
Here’s a different transcription
And just for the record: “(1956)” is part of the title, not the year of writing.
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem
Capo 4th fret (original key B major)
The Gs are regularly embellished by 320003-3x2013-320003-turns.
G Well it's alright she'nay she's all the time in my F neighborhood Am she cried both day and night, G I know it because it was there. G It's a milestone F but she's down on her luck, Am and she daily salutin G but to make him hard to buck, I bevaid ... C I believe where she stopping ifshe wants time to care, Em I believe that she'd look upon F deciding to care, Em and I go by the Lord F in a way she's on my way, G but I don't belong there. No I don't belong to her, I don't belong to anybody, she's my prize forsaken angel but she don't hear me cry. She's a long-hearted mystic and she can't carry on, when I'm there she's alright, but she's not, when I'm gone Heaven knows that the answer she's don't call in no-one, she's the way, a sailing beautiful, she's mine, for the one, and I loss a heavy tension, by temptation less it runs but she don't allah me but I'm not there, I'm gone. Now I've cried tonight like I cried the night before, and I'm knees on the hassle, but I dream about the door. So-long Jesus-saken, blind fate, with a tell, it don't hang contonation she's my ald fare-thee-well. Now when I'll treat the levee, I was born to love her, but she knows that the kingdom weighs so high above her, and I run but I race, but it's not too fast a sleoun, but I don't perceive her, I'm not there, I'm gone. Well it's all about deffusion That I cry for her veil, I don't need anybody now beside me to tell And it's all affirmation I recieve, but it's not, She's a lone-hearted beauty but she's gone like the spot if she waoun... Yes, she's gone like the rainbow that was shining yesterday but now she's a-home beside me and I'd like her to stay she's a bone-forsaking beauty and it don't trust anyone, and I wish I was beside her, but I'm not there, I'm gone. Well it's a too hard to stake-in, and I don't bart-b'lieve It's all bag for tebusing, but she's hard, too hard to leave. It's alone, it's a crime the way she moult me around was she told for to hate me by this dong fortaken clown. Yes I believe that it's rightful, oh I believe it in my mind, I b'told like I said when I before carry on the crying, and she's all good to told her, like I said, carry on, I wish I was there to help her, but I'm not there, I'm gone ...