Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
"Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You" is a song written by Bob Dylan from his 1969 album Nashville Skyline. It was the closing song of the album. The song was the third single released from the album, after "I Threw It All Away" and "Lay Lady Lay", reaching #50 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and reaching the top 20 in other countries.
Dylan did not play "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You" live in concert until the Rolling Thunder Revue tours in 1975 and 1976, and it was not played live again until February 1990 on the Neverending Tour. The first live performance was at Waltham, Massachusetts on November 22, 1975. The Rolling Thunder Revue version became an anthemic rocker, rather than the sweet country song from the original album. A live version from the first Rolling Thunder Revue tour was included on The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue.
"Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You" has appeared on Dylan compilation albums, including Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II and Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan '60s.
1969, Bob Dylan Words And Music Company, Inc. 6 pages