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,
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".
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.”