Lyrics: It Ain’t Me Babe

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Found on the reels of home recordings she made in the mid ’60s, this is one of Sandy’s earliest recordings, and appears to be the first Bob Dylan song she ever covered.

Go ’way from my window
Leave at your own chosen speed
I’m not the one you want, babe
I’m not the one you need

You say you’re lookin’ for someone
Who’s never weak but always strong
To protect you and defend you
Whether you are right or wrong

Someone to open each and every door
But it ain’t me, babe
No, no, no, it ain’t me, babe
It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babe

Go lightly from the ledge, babe
Go lightly on the ground
I’m not the one you want, babe
I’ll only let you down

You say you’re lookin’ for someone
Who’ll promise never to part
Someone to close her eyes for you
Someone to close her heart

Someone to die for you and more
But it ain’t me, babe
No, no, no, it ain’t me, babe
It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babe

You say you’re looking for someone
Who’ll pick you up each time you fall
To gather flowers constantly
To come each time you call

Who’ll love you for your life an’ nothing more
But it ain’t me, babe
No, no, no, it ain’t me, babe
It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for

Bob Dylan