Carter, Deana - Lay Lady Lay Lyrics

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Whatever colors you have in your mind
I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Until the break of day, let me see you make him smile
His clothes are dirty but his hands are clean
And you're the best thing that he's ever seen

Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Why wait any longer for your world to begin
You can have your cake and eat it too
Why wait any longer for the one you love
When he's standing in front of you

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead
I long to see you in the morning light
I long to reach for you in the night
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead

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  1. Gabrielle Dicierson

    ignore everyone I must tell him so Dusty can find them...

  2. Gabrielle Dicierson

    They will stop breathing he said and it has mercury on it...we must act now......

  3. Gabrielle Dicierson

    Message one chased me with a purse type thing wearing all white but, he did not get me I hid...It looked like a hand or animal paw brownish green with a metal button plus tan strap...he said we killed Lincoln with must be destroyed...all of them...they are very old origin White Chapel Jack the Ripper had one these dudes said..Please tell them to bury them in metal boxes or everyone will die it is RH...Thanks enough crazy bs talk be our hero....good luck....

  4. John Crawford

    My favorite

  5. M E

    What does Bob Dylan think about freedom today? Did his generation get anything accomplished or is it now up to us young folk. Do we young folk even know what to fight for? Socialism? No!
    Self governance? Yes! Takes a virtuous people to self govern. Look in the mirror if we want change. No public servant can save us.

  6. Ronald Hagadorn

    51 years later!! Such talent!!

  7. L Karamazov

    I didn’t know bob Dylan sang this? I just heard it on an oldies channel. I told my daughter I hadn’t heard this song in 30 or 40 years. Its funny how some old songs are still played on adult contemporary or whatever, and some aren’t played anymore. Hard to believe how old I am, listening to oldies on AM, so much better than everything else on radio strangely. 53 years OLD, lol!!! Memories are the only comfort. Memories of Kobe, and oldies.

  8. Juarez Almeida

    Bob Dylan. Voz inconfundível .

  9. Kyg Streling

    Notice the play symbol in middle of picture ...

  10. John David Hart

    I had the 45 of this as a kid. I played it over and over until I had to buy 3 more copies with my allowance. I wore them out too and bought more Bob Dylan music and then became a radio announcer so I could play this over and over for millions of people so they could dig it too.

  11. George Halevi

    Lana Del Rey bring me here


    ❤️❤️beautiful sensual sexy song

  13. J.P.Franco Franco

    Meu Deus, como o tempo passou depressa.

  14. J.P.Franco Franco

    Meu Deus, como o tempo passou depressa.

  15. Desiree Coad

    I cry from happiness almost every time I hear. And Dad played Bob Dylan for me when I was a little, little girl 😎Also for a friend DG

  16. Gabrielle Dicierson

    We still love you Bobby and you still look like a hot 17 year old!!!!

  17. Gabrielle Dicierson

    Stay Bobby Stay!!!We need one can do what you do better!!!!Take care!!!!

  18. Mikey Shmelby

    Sounds like kermit the frog. Lol nothing more lame than bob dylan except his fans.

  19. Attila Talarico

    Sweet song ,1969...

  20. Juanjose Halma

    this IS my childwood song and i remember my father 😢

  21. Desiree Coad

    Rocco & Sam ❤️🥰

  22. Stevie 1973

    I love this song. YouTube had a video of Sharon Tate with this song . Now you can’t watch it makes me ..... They need to bring it back .

  23. Candie Harris

    Classic Bob!! ❤️

  24. Angelica Oliveira Oliveira


  25. scott nelson

    Dedicated to Anna Wiszniewska whom i tried tell her this was the only good Bob Dylan song but she wouldn't listen to me.

  26. Rick Sjoquist

    Exhibit A for all those detractors who insist Dylan can't sing.

  27. odeb

    My husband passed away a year ago. "I long to reach for you in the night" never really meant anything to me, I just loved the song. But those words are so touching. There's no sadder feeling than waking up, in the middle of the night and remembering he's not there anymore.

    d.a c.h

    You've never woke up next to big buba with your arse like a coffee cup


    I am so terribly sad to see your comment. I still have my wife of over 50 years and cannot imagine the pain you feel. Thank you for giving this amazing song real meaning. God bless, we are all sharing your sorrow. You are in all our prayers.

    Margaret Ferguson

    So Sad..I Kno the feeling..😒

    Margaret Ferguson

    My Deepest Condolences..💔

  28. Beach Boys

    I don’t really care for country music, but Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline is an exception.

  29. j o j

    ❝𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒓𝒕𝒚 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒉𝒊𝒔, 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏
    𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒆'𝒔 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒏
    𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒚 𝒍𝒂𝒅𝒚 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒚
    𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒚 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒂 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒆
    𝒘𝒉𝒚 𝒘𝒂𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏
    𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒄𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒐𝒐
    𝒘𝒉𝒚 𝒘𝒂𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆
    𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒉𝒆'𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖❞

  30. Don Dorion

    Yes, even in 2020, it's every bit as good as I remember it.🇨🇦

  31. Tiff Clemons

    Good Ol Bob Dylan...

  32. dashaB0553

    Well for the 451 people that dislike this, your taste is where the sun don't shine

  33. Iara tatiana Santos leal Neiva

    Som fodastico do bob

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  35. Max Wheeler

    Reminds me of Camping with my dad in early 70's, he had long hair on the sides a moustache, I had a bowl haircut and bell bottoms, I was only 4 and we stared at the campfire this was playing over the little radio. Simpler times for sure.

    tronki flower

    lovely memories <3

  36. A1 B2

    My son was recently singing this song while walking around the house, I asked him where he knew it from. He never listens to my old records but I have quite a collection. Turns out he has his friends over every odd weekend to drink beers and listen to music - MY music - while I work the night shift. I thought he was having a girlfriend, was I wrong. :)

    Kaustubh S

    That's why I love youtube, to read such lovely comment

  37. corky

    sir.bob I salute you 🇺🇸🇬🇧❤🕯🙏👍🥳 happy new year bob from England 👍🥳🕯🇺🇸🇬🇧

  38. Linda Wood

    Love the bongos in this beautiful song ❣️

  39. Les Brown

    One of the most beautiful songs ever.
    Bob didn't get the Nobel for nothing.

  40. Sheikh Husain Timur Khan

    a good lesson for american women who coined the word "SEXIST" into the mainstream...

  41. Olivia DI

    I love this song so much when it came out I got the album right away. I still have it years later. I had bought a queen brass bed to fantasize in my sleep that I was the woman in the song. The long-term marriage wasn’t that good and ended, but Bob Dylan‘s lay lady lay works for me. I did not need to keep hearing the song anymore Once the right man came along. The fantasy became reality. I go back to the song at times just to see what it let up to. Destiny is a beautiful thing Like many of Dylan songs.

  42. Som Absoluto

    This spng ,remember one movie of far west.

  43. anam

    the 442 F tards who ve disliked it, deserve to be body-slammed lmao

  44. rakununited

    in this song, Kris Kristofferson, who was working as a janitor in the studio at the time, was enlisted to hold the bongos in one hand and the cowbell in the other.

  45. FastgunEd

    Kenny Buttrey great session drummer said he was most proud of his drumming on this song than any other. He also Played on Neil Youngs Heart of gold , Margaritaville and many others

    Rodger Hodgson

    Great guy then. All fabulous singers.

    Man From Yesterday

    He's fantastic!!! It's what you do between the chords and notes. Kenny shines!!!!!

  46. 1980riley

    Ministry did an awesome cover

  47. Caralyn Fitch

    You don't hear good music like that

  48. Nancy Wilson

    To me, this song is the first summers I didn't go back to my parents home in college. Quiet and peaceful times flushed down the toilet into yuppie hell. Hey, thanks Business majors! You're really full of life aren't you?

  49. Wladimir Marcio pereira moraes

    Essa música me faz sentir saudade eu nem sei bem do quê

  50. Mike App

    When your woman leaves you, and you just wish she would stay. She's leaving because you're not want she thinks she wants, and you want her to see that you are in fact, exactly what she needs.

  51. karla ramirez

    Mr & Mrs Smith

  52. YoureRacist

    this is the only (first) Bob Dylan song that I like

  53. Jim Carroll

    Been years since I've listened to this song, and suddenly, it seems like such a perfect song to use at a wedding reception, for the new couple's first dance.

  54. Sue Boyd

    And he can sing 🎶🎶🎶

  55. Rubens Vieira


  56. Guter Mond du gehst so stille

    Translation according to Gooogle:
    The earth kept me under my spell
    but I knocked up there.
    Because what I was offered here
    that made me so tired and weak.
    So scared, despondent and twisted,
    how the good spirit is gone.
    There are lots of false comforters,
    to displace real comfort.
    The insanity, unfortunately programmed,
    until nobody gets it here.
    The soul cold, the stove fires
    with everything that is taxed here.
    Illegals come in too
    then it will heat up by itself.
    Instead of heat, the stove donates cold
    under the big sky tents.
    We heat up, we are not happy
    there is only straw in our heads.
    Jesus never wants to force us
    love should succeed here in freedom.
    But because freedom is called freedom
    we ran from God.
    And want to be gods yourself
    can rat catchers also free?
    From politics to the media world
    Jesus was canceled.
    Even clergy in large quantities
    submissively pushing the zeitgeist.
    Prayer and penance, humbly ask
    you'd rather see porn tits.
    Cold, endless cold,
    Brutality, no turning point.
    Say a little prayer today,
    so that God's consolation will blow you around soon.

  57. Virginia Lea Ross

    Bob Dylan  what  a  lovely  song.

  58. Bear Good

    Grandissimo Bob ❤❤❤❤🎸🎶

  59. Lorena Pasquetti

    Splendida ✌️🤞💓

  60. Steve VanDien

    This lovely record was all over the Milwaukee AM airwaves during the summer of 1969, when I was nine --

    Rodger Hodgson

    I live on the smallest continent but l remember it too at age 9

  61. Frank Bernasek

    Ich auch .....😀

  62. Thomas Coyle

    This song was popular in the San Francisco Bay area while I was going to the USN Nuc School at Mare Isand, Ca in 1970.

  63. Kristle Quin

    Oh those nights in the Arbar with Alan he always put this on the jukebox x
    Who in Christmas 2019.. A wisemen song played for Jesus
    It must have been unbelievable when this album released and you heard Bob’s new style of singing.

  64. Leona Dodson

    Oh those nights in the Arbar with Alan he always put this on the jukebox x

  65. Karmen Jazbec

    yes i willlye

  66. M C

    Came from Ministry video to hear the original.

  67. Ran Dam01

    I get high and I get low

  68. G.2.the.P

    the lapsteel guitar and vocals are soul piercing

    Michael S

    Yeah. To me also

  69. Arya Kresna

    My dad used to sing this song. Oh how I missed him...RIP dad

  70. bilbo2shire

    For some reason my mind returns to Our Family relocating to Chicago from Bessemer, Alabama in December '66. But I recall living in the 2800 Block of Lexington on the West Side in 1969 listening. It's amazing how Your main recall Friends who have gone on but You're still here. I even had one guy look me up to tell me the word had been put out that somebody had 'Took Me Out!' I loved music from the time Mom used to teach us to sing off the radio in the early '60s. Listening to WLS-AM Radio in '69 probably had those around me thinking I had lost my mind. My Brother joined the Army in '69 when He turned 21. He was a Medic in Vietnam and it messed His mind up. GOD BLESS!!!

  71. Daniel Johnston

    My x and I were on one of our many road trips long ago, and this tune was on one of my mixed tapes I brought along to listen to. When she heard this come on she goes," oh! I love, love, love this song!", And I'm like, "yeah, Dylan did this tune justice", she's like,"this isn't Bob Dylan!", I'm like," you wanna bet?" Didn't believe me, never did, I called her Tom, (reference to doubting Thomas). Shes 2 years younger than I am. I have a pretty vast knowledge of music. Always a strong suit I had. " She finally says, Well I may not know alot about music like you do, but I know for fact this isn't Bob Dylan. I think your wrong" So we waited for the end of the song, hoping the DJ would say the artists name, like they never do when you want them to, but surprise! This time he did, "ah, the great classic sound of the great, Bob Dylan, Lay, Lady, Lay." I looked at her and she just goes,"oh, you think your soooo smart eh?" Yes, I do! Because with certain things I am, as with some men. And women like my wife are equally as smart, just not with some of the same things as men are. It evens out though eh?


    What the fuck are you rambling on about? You don't get an award for knowing this was Dylan, you get an award for being a dumbshit for not.

  72. Michael Neidermayer


  73. TeaParty1776

    Dylan looks mighty satisfied.

  74. la luna

    Belchior e dylan 👏👏👏👏

  75. Sudha Vishwanath

    Touch of Roy Orbison on the high notes.

  76. Allen Trey

    Thanks...devil be dammed .



  78. Professor Gênesis

    Não é a voz do Dylan. Se toquem!

  79. Summer Tea

    FYI: "Lay Lady Lay" was originally written for the soundtrack of the movie Midnight Cowboy, but wasn't submitted in time to be included in the finished film. Midnight Cowboy was rated X at the time.

    Ed Casey

    Summer Tea wow. Didn’t know that one. Great, great movie

    Jim Fritz

    Midnight Cowboy was the only X rated movie to win an oscar. The X rated scene / in the movie theater with the rocket ship taking off.

  80. Patricia Bjørnstad

    A classic and my favorite Bob Dylan composition.

  81. Karmen Jazbec

    yeah bob come and lay by my side

  82. Beth T

    This brings me back to the summer of 1969, One hot muggy summer night I woke up around 2:00 a.m. It was a full moon and I heard this song playing on the radio in my brothers' room next to mine, the song so beautiful and haunting set a mood I will never forget. Every time I hear this song it brings me back to that night when I was very young and full of hope.

  83. Elvis Souza

    North Country

  84. 8mei2002

    who is listning this in 2019?

    Tom Kaplavka

    Anyone with taste for good music.

  85. Karmen Jazbec

    come and lay by my side bob

  86. Lucas Freire

    mr NOBEL. wonder

  87. Karmen Jazbec

    love is sow simple and i am your next wife yeah

  88. Karmen Jazbec

    i am an artist and have in my bed with a cat place for you bob honey

  89. Wind

    Digno de un premio nobel...temas q se quedan en la memoria para siempre

  90. man bearpig

    I was born in 1981 , I love this song

  91. Nilda Rohn

    Ich übersetze dieser Lied so: Ich liebe dich Bob Dylan!

    evan morrow

    Ich liebe du Nilda !! Kanst du schilaufen gehen??

  92. ShemDee Rymbai

  93. Glen Arnold

    Remember hearing it for the first time on 24th May 1984 on Laser 558, played by David Lee Stone (RIP) and loved it. Great memories....

  94. Lorena ll.


  95. Cliff Brown

    What a beautiful song!

  96. Veronica Harris

    I don't need to Tell you I love you
    I Love You X