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If Not for You, an Illustrated Song

Posted on: May 11, 2016

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if not for you cover image - Copy
If Not for You
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by David Walker

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IF NOT FOR YOU
Words and Music by Bob Dylan

If not for you
Babe, I couldn’t find the door
Couldn’t even see the floor
I’d be sad and blue
If not for you.

If not for you
Babe, I’d lay awake all night
Wait for the mornin’ light
To shine in through
But it would not be new
If not for you.

If not for you
My sky would fall
Rain would gather too
Without your love I’d be nowhere at all
I’d be lost if not for you
And you know it’s true.

If not for you
Winter would have no spring
Couldn’t hear the robin sing
I just wouldn’t have a clue
Anyway it wouldn’t ring true
If not for you.

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Bob Dylan sings his song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5vkaRQMAgE

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I love George Harrison’s version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU-RNjPxsXI

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Here, two greats Bob Dylan and George Harrison sing the song together:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tctzUNMp5po

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Olivia Newton John recorded it, too.

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Interesting info about the song in its wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_Not_for_You

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Publisher Simon & Schuster’s webpage for this book:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/If-Not-for-You/Bob-Dylan/9781451648812

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Related Posts

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BOB DYLAN
The Singable Picture Books of Bob Dylan
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/the-singable-picture-books-of-bob-dylan/

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VALENTINE’S DAY
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this collection of Singable Picture Books which express one person’s love for another.

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/singable-picture-books-celebrating-love-for-valentines-day/

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