If You See Her, Say Hello (4:47)

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From Bob Dylan: The Collection and 39 other releases

“If You See Her, Say Hello” is a song by Bob Dylan released on his 15th studio album Blood on the Tracks in 1975. An alternative version is on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991.

The song describes an anonymous lost love, who no longer loves the persona after they had “a falling out”. Although the persona clearly feels wounded by the break up: “Our separation, It pierced me to the heart”, he appears not to resent the anonymous character, declaring “Oh, whatever makes her happy, I won’t stand in the way”

There is also a version in Italian by Francesco De Gregori, called Non Dirle Che Non E’ Cosi’

Jeff Buckley covered the song in a live performance on his album Live at Sin-é.

It is mentioned by David Duchovny’s character Hank at the end of episode five of the Showtime series Californication.

An interview with Ricky Gervais mentioned the song as a favourite, but it was incorrectly transcribed as “If You See A Sailor”.

The Brazilian singer Renato Russo made a cover for this song but due to his homosexual preference changed the title and lyrics to “If you see HIM, say hello”.

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  • hevitate

    sundown, yellow moon, i replay the past... one of his best

    5 Jun 10:39am Reply
  • AlterJohn

    Mr. Bob Dylan, demnächst in Rostock !!!

    14 May 5:00pm Reply
  • Ghedas-Iratas

    martolia this IS Bob Dylan. were you high or something?

    26 Apr 4:57am Reply
  • Rearviewmirror5

    This is the song that really got me into Dylan. Just perfect

    8 Apr 9:32am Reply
  • Songs_of_Myself

    One of his best songs, and tugs at my heart every time I hear it.

    9 Mar 12:45am Reply
  • martolia

    this is not even bob bylan...you fools...have no idea who it is

    5 Mar 8:38pm Reply
  • ralfsu

    This, in my opinion, is the song that in many ways defines Blood on the Tracks, smoothly touching its every mood and overall tone, transcending the record from pain and agony to mournful acceptance, completing the circle if you will, and Bob's trembling embittered voice is an absolute winner. "Aɴᴅ ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜ ᴏᴜʀ sᴇᴘᴀʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, ɪᴛ ᴘɪᴇʀᴄᴇᴅ ᴍᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ, sʜᴇ sᴛɪʟʟ ʟɪᴠᴇs ɪɴsɪᴅᴇ ᴏғ ᴍᴇ, ᴡᴇ'ᴠᴇ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ʙᴇᴇɴ ᴀᴘᴀʀᴛ."

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • fefreyler

    to feel your love

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    "Sundown, yellow moon, I replay the past. I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast. If she’s passin’ back this way, I'm not that hard to find, tell her she can look me up if she's got the time." [2] I would say this is one of the saddest, along with Boots of Spanish Leather and Buckets of Rain...

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    Persona? This is about Sara Dylan!!!!!! It's not some crazy abstract thing, they got divorced :/

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • LastPh3nom

    The second saddest Dylan song for me, Boots of Spanish Leather being #1 [2]

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • sundance_joel

    Could be his best. I made a cover of it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbZu3tlft3g, let me know what you think :)

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ralfsu

    The second saddest Dylan song for me, Boots of Spanish Leather being #1.

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Shauni51

    Just brilliant

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ralfsu

    Sundown, yellow moon, I replay the past. I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast. If she’s passin’ back this way, I'm not that hard to find, tell her she can look me up if she's got the time.

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Toulorge

    Lol, ok. I have 799 Bob Dylan plays on my former account (Gohel), but it's ok, you're just making a fool out of yourself.

    9 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    whenever someone says they have listened to every single Dylan album, it's a sure sign that they have not.

    5 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Toulorge

    I've listened to every single Bob Dylan album, and even though I always thought he was overrated, this is one of the greatest love songs ever.

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • jokerlass

    just heard the bootleg version what are you people talking about its horrible what

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • jokerlass

    not sure if this song makes me incredibly happy or incredibly sad. ugh

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
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