Bob Dylan

BELLE ISLE

                Words and Music by Bob Dylan
                1970 Big Sky Music

One evenin' for pleasure 
I rappled with you
In the fair fields all alone
Down by the banks of Loche Erin 
Where the beauty and pleasure were known 
I spied a fair maiden and her neighbor 
Which caused me to stay for awhile 
And I thooght of her goddes of beauty 
Bloomin' bright star of Brighte Isle 

l humbled myself to her beauty
Fair maiden where do you belong 
Are you from heaven descended 
Abiding cupid's bare throne 
Young man I will teII you a secret 
It's true l'm a maid that's poor 
And to part from my vows and my promise 
'Tis more than my heert can endure 
Therefore I remain at my service 
And go through with my hardship and toil 
And wait for the lad that has left me 
All alone on the banks of Belle Isle

Young maiden I wish not to banter 
'Tis true I come here in disguise
l came here to fulfill my last promise 
And hope to give you a surprise 
l know you're a maid I Iove dearly
And you've been in my heart all the while 
For me there is no other damsell 
Than my blooming bright star of Belle Isle