November 16, 1979, Bob Dylan- The Fox Warfield Theatre in San Francisco


Gotta Serve Somebody
I Believe In You
When You Gonna Wake Up
When He Returns –

Man Gave Names To All The Animals
Precious Angel
Slow Train
Covenant Woman –



Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One –

Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
Solid Rock –

Saving Grace
What Can I Do For You?
In The Garden –

Saved (Bob Dylan/Tim Drummond)
Blessed Be The Name –

Pressing On

“When a man he serves the Lord, it makes his life worthwhile
It don’t matter ’bout his position, it don’t matter ’bout his lifestyle
Talk about perfection, I ain’t never seen none
And there ain’t no man righteous, no not one

Sometimes the devil likes to drive you from the neighborhood
He’ll even work his ways through those whose intentions are good
Some like to worship on the moon, others are worshipping the sun
And there ain’t no man righteous, no not one

Look around, ya see so many social hypocrites
Like to make rules for others while they do just the opposite

You can’t get to glory by the raising and the lowering of no flag
Put your goodness next to God’s and it comes out like a filthy rag
In a city of darkness there’s no need of the sun
And there ain’t no man righteous, no not one

Done so many evil things in the name of love, it’s a crying shame
I never did see no fire that could put out a flame

Pull your hat down, baby, pull the wool down over your eyes
Keep a-talking, baby, ’til you run right out of alibis
Someday you’ll account for all the deeds that you done
Well, there ain’t no man righteous, no not one

God got the power, man has got his vanity
Man gotta choose before God can set him free
Don’t you know there’s nothing new that’s under the sun?
Well, there ain’t no man righteous, no not one

When I’m gone don’t wonder where I be
Just say that I trusted in God and that Christ was in me
Say He defeated the devil, He was God’s chosen Son
And that there ain’t no man righteous, no not one”

Bob Dylan – vocal & guitar
Fred Tackett – guitar
Spooner Oldham – keyboards
Terry Young – keyboards
Tim Drummond – bass
Jim Keltner – drums
Helena Springs – vocal
Regina McCreary – vocal
Mona Lisa Young – vocal

More Info: 4 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar) with Spooner Oldham (piano), 13 Bob Dylan (harmonica), 17 Bob Dylan (piano).

Thank you. You know we read in the newspaper every day, what a horrible situation this world is in. Now God chooses the foolish things in this world to confound the wise. Anyway, we know this world is going to be destroyed, we know that. Christ will set up his kingdom in Jerusalem for a thousand years where the lion will lie down with the lamb. Have you heard that before? [applause] Have you heard that before? [applause] I’m just curious to know, how many believe that? [more applause] All right. This is called “Slow Train Coming”. It’s been coming a long time and it’s picking up speed.
We’re gonna do something right here that we haven’t done before. This is a song that nobody knows. Nobody in this band even knows it, that’s how I can tell who really wants to stick with me and who doesn’t. Well, Regina knows it and I’m gonna call her up and have her sing it for you. If I forget the lyrics, I know she won’t. This is called “No Man Righteous, No, Not One”. (plays Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One) All right, Yes, I, I’m sure that’s going to be on the next album. Regina, I want you to hear her sing another song. Ah, wait. Mona, Mona Lisa’s gonna come and sing a song for you, I know you’ll wanna hear. Yeah, I know you’ll wanna hear it and it’s good for you to hear it. It’s called, “God Uses Ordinary People.”
Thank you. You know, I really want to thank all you people for all the letters and all the cards and all the encouragement. It’s very kind. [audience: “God loves you Bobby!”] He loves you too, don’t you forget it. All right, this is called, well this is a song we been working in on. And we hope to record sometime. Maybe it’ll be out uh– they hold my records so long you know . . . You might hear it, in a month from now, maybe a year from now, but remember whenever you do remember you heard it first right here. I tell you San Francisco is a great town. We know that there’re a lot of things wrong with it, but we, there are a lot of people here that we love. And we’re gonna miss it too. Anyway, this is called “Hanging On To A Solid Rock, Made Before The Foundation Of The World”.
That’s right. You know, Satan’s called the God of this world, that’s true, and it’s such a wonderful feeling when you’ve been delivered from that. (before Saved)
On the keyboards tonight, give him a warm hand, Spooner Oldham. On the other set of keyboards, Terry Young. On the lead guitar, Fred Tackett. On …, playing the drums tonight, Jim Keltner. And on bass guitar, Tim Drummond. Singing on the bottom tonight is Helena Springs. Singing in the middle is Regina McCreary. Singing on top is Mona Lisa Young. I’ll say it again, it’s just like, we’ve been here a while now, it does feel just like the first night however. I wish we could stay longer, but we can’t, we got to go. So we want to give all praise and glory to God tonight. Ain’t nobody down here deserve any. All right. (before Blessed Be The Name)

Courtesy of: The Research of Pamela K. Melenchen


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