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Garcia sang this a few times with the Dead from 1986 to 1995, sticking pretty close to the Dylan original. (1) Garcia mucks up this line on the version on 'Fallout From The Phil Zone'. He starts with "He likes to live dangerously" and then mumbles something ending in "misery".
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Bob Dylan
Music By
Bob Dylan
Lyrics

Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're tryin' to be so quiet?
Sitting here stranded, though we're all doin' our best to deny it
And Louise holds a handful of rain, temptin' you to defy it
Lights flicker from the opposite loft
In this room the heat pipes just cough
The country music station plays soft
But there's nothing, really nothing, to turn off
Just Louise and her lover so entwined
And these visions of Johanna that conquer my mind

In the empty lot where the ladies play blindman's bluff with a key chain
And all-night girls they whisper of escapades out on the "D" train
We can hear the night watchman click his flashlight
Ask himself if it's him or them that's insane
But Louise she's alright, she's just near
She's delicate and seems like the mirror
She just makes it all so concise and so clear
That Johanna's not here
The ghost of

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    Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're tryin' to be so quiet?
    Sitting here stranded, though we're all doin' our best to deny it
    And Louise holds a handful of rain, temptin' you to defy it
    Lights flicker from the opposite loft
    In this room the heat pipes just cough
    The country music station plays soft
    But there's nothing, really nothing, to turn off
    Just Louise and her lover so entwined
    And these visions of Johanna that conquer my mind

    In the empty lot where the ladies play blindman's bluff with a key chain
    And all-night girls they whisper of escapades out on the "D" train
    We can hear the night watchman click his flashlight
    Ask himself if it's him or them that's insane
    But Louise she's alright, she's just near
    She's delicate and seems like the mirror
    She just makes it all so concise and so clear
    That Johanna's not here
    The ghost of

    Garcia sang this a few times with the Dead from 1986 to 1995, sticking pretty close to the Dylan original. (1) Garcia mucks up this line on the version on 'Fallout From The Phil Zone'. He starts with "He likes to live dangerously" and then mumbles something ending in "misery".