Girl From the North Country Bob dylan

If you're travelin' in the north country fair

Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline

Remember me to one who lives there

She once was a true love of mine

This song was written by Dylan after his first trip to England, which could be what he mean to as the north country in the song. The "north country fair" refers to Scarborough Fair, an English folk ballad. "Borderline" sets the song at the northern extreme of the U.S. and the border with Canada - Probably Dylan's home stat of Minnesota. Dylan tells the story of his long lost love who lives far away in the "north country." He cant see her, but tells anyone who'll listen to remind her of the love they once had.

If you go when the snowflakes storm

When the rivers freeze and summer ends

Please see if she's wearing a coat so warm

To keep her from the howlin' winds

Dylan may be singing about his home state Minnesota. Minnesota has some of the coldest winters in the whole U.S. Even though they are no longer together, Dylan sill loves this women. It's a different kind of love since they live separate lives and don't know each other's business. Dylan wants her to be safe from life's hardships since he's no there to protect her.

Please see for me if her hair hangs long

If it rolls and flows all down her breast

Please see for me if her hair hangs long

That's the way I remember her best

A memory where his beloved was both vulnerable and beautiful; a time of great intimacy and happiness. He hopes she still has the same youthful enthusiasm for life and love that gave him a greater purpose in his own existence other than himself.

I'm a-wonderin' if she remembers me at all

Many times I've often prayed

In the darkness of my night

In the brightness of my day

The "relationship" may have been just a tryst and may have been more emotionally memorable to him than her. He doesn't just think of her on the lonely nights; the memory comes back to him, even when he's happy. Even at his bests, there's still something missing in Dylan's life.

So if you're travelin' in the north country fair

Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline

Remember me to one who lives there

She once was a true love of mine

This song was written by Dylan after his first trip to England, which could be what he mean to as the north country in the song. The "north country fair" refers to Scarborough Fair, an English folk ballad. "Borderline" sets the song at the northern extreme of the U.S. and the border with Canada - Probably Dylan's home stat of Minnesota. Dylan tells the story of his long lost love who lives far away in the "north country." He cant see her, but tells anyone who'll listen to remind her of the love they once had.

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