This Wheel's on Fire

If your mem'ry serves you well,

We were goin' to meet again and wait,

So I'm goin' to unpack all my things

And sit before it gets too late.

No man alive will come to you

With another tale to tell,

But you know that we shall meet again

If your mem'ry serves you well.

This wheel's on fire,

Rolling down the road,

Best notify my next of kin,

This wheel shall explode!

.

If your mem'ry serves you well,

I was goin' to confiscate your lace,

And wrap it up in a sailor's knot

And hide it in your case.

If I knew for sure that it was yours . . .

But it was oh so hard to tell.

But you knew that we would meet again,

If your mem'ry serves you well.

This wheel's on fire,

Rolling down the road,

Best notify my next of kin,

This wheel shall explode!

.

If your mem'ry serves you well,

You'll remember you're the one

That called on me to call on them

To get you your favors done.

And after ev'ry plan had failed

And there was nothing more to tell,

You knew that we would meet again,

If your mem'ry served you well.

This wheel's on fire,

Rolling down the road,

Best notify my next of kin,

This wheel shall explode!

.

Copyright 1967; renewed 1995 Dwarf Music

First release: The Basement Tapes, 1975

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