When did you leave heaven?
How could they let you go?
How's every thing in heaven?
I'd like to know.
Why did you trade heaven?
For all these earthly things?
Where on earth you hide halo?
Where did you lose your wings?
Have they missed you?
Can you get back in?
If I kiss you would it be a sin?
I am only human but you are so divine.
When did you leave heaven angel mine?
Originally a hit for Guy Lombardohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgnel_dEUz0
& Louis Armstronghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kJzFXfex3w
Bob must have grown up with this song,
but not until he heard Big Bill Broonzy's incredible version
would he even consider this a song for himselfhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuM_wimHj6c
Unfortunately, what comes to us on Down In The Groove falls far short of any version before it IMO. It's heartbreakingly bad...
That said, I LOVE his version from 1990 at Toad's Place, one of my all-time favorite Dylan shows. Coming at the very end of the night, Bob sounds tired, the band sounds exhausted, and IMO BECAUSE of this obvious mood, this song is performed beautifully and brilliantly...
New Haven CT
January 12 1990http://www.sendspace.com/file/md8vxz
Does anyone like any of Bob's versions of this song? Does anyone like this song at all???