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Ashtabula


You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go / Blood On The Tracks/ 1975


I'll look for you in old Honolulu,
San Francisco, Ashtabula


Ashtabula is a port on Lake Erie in Ohio.
I've been there lots of times. . .
Lots of ships from Northern Europe deliver and pick up
goods there.

It's a nice town with a great maritime museum.
I wonder if Bob passed through. . .or if
he just liked the sound of the word: Ashtabula!!!

                                 Marguerita


From: "Leah McLeroy" Subject: Ashtabula Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 16:01:59 -0600 I was reading the page about Ashtabula and I have some insights: In one of the recent biographies(Behind the Shades I think? - but I don't like the author)╩I remember reading an interview with the woman (forget her name) who he was living with in Minnesota╩while he wrote most of Blood╩on the Tracks. She╩explains the things in the song which were about her.╩She had lived in Honolulu, San Francisco╩and╩(had lived in or was from) Ashtabula.╩"..clover,╩Queen Anne's Lace, crimson hair across your face.." She remembered one time when he asked her╩the name of╩some white╩flowers and she told them they were Queen Anne's Lace. She had red hair too, I think. Beautiful song!

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