We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"That big eight-wheeler rollin' down the track Means your true-lovin' daddy ain't comin' back 'Cause I'm movin' on, I'll soon be gone You were flyin' too high, for my little old sky So I'm movin' on
That big loud whistle as it blew and blew Said hello to the southland, we're comin' to you When we're movin' on, oh hear my song You had the laugh on me, so I've set you free And I'm movin' on
Mister fireman won't you please listen to me 'Cause I got a pretty mama in Tennessee Keep movin' me on, keep rollin' on So shovel the coal, let this rattler roll And keep movin' me on
I've told you baby, from time to time But you just wouldn't listen or pay me no mind Now I'm movin' on, I'm rollin' on You've broken your vow, and it's all over now So I'm movin' on
But someday baby when you've had your play You're gonna want your daddy but your daddy will say Keep movin' on, you stayed away too long I'm through with you, too bad you're blue Keep movin' on."
"I'm Movin' On," written by Hank Snow and covered by numerous artists including Emmylou Harris and the Rolling Stones. Dylan performed this song a handful of times in early 1993, shortly after he finalized his divorce with his second wife, Carolyn Dennis. Download one of these live performances, given in the Netherlands in February of 1993, at the link here. Or, try a very similar acoustic cover that opened Dylan's late 1992 shows, Muddy Waters' "I Can't Be Satisfied," a song which has essentially the same theme and message.
A cheerless, world-weary Dylan performs in mid-1992 at right.