One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) (4:52)

Cover of Bob Dylan: The Collection

From Bob Dylan: The Collection and 28 other releases

“One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)” is a song written and recorded by Bob Dylan for his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde. It was recorded in late 1965 in New York with members of The Band (then known as The Hawks) included in his backing band. It was one of only two songs to be used from these sessions, along with “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?”, which was released as a single in 1965. The song is an emotional confession of misconnects and apologies from the singer to a woman who has tragically slipped out of his life. As a single, it reached number 33 in the UK chart.

According to Jonathan Singer, it was Paul Griffin who played the piano part on “One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)”.

A particularly noteworthy and unusual Phil Spector styled cover of this song was released by Les Fradkin on his “If Your Memory Serves You Well” CD in 2006.


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  • JohnnyMath

    Your voice was all that I heard..

    18 May 11:22am Reply
  • LastPh3nom


    7 Jan 2:40pm Reply
  • bobgreen623

    milesgordon, you got it right. I find Dylan's harmonica playing at the close of so many of his songs almost unbearably heartbreaking. OK his technique is not that great, but it's just got so much soul. This is one of my favourite songs of the entire Dylan output

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • f-a-inf


    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ralfsu

    The only track on Blonde on Blonde that was recorded in New York rather than Nashville.

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • stevenpercy

    I've grown into Him.

    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • KommisarK

    Dat piano.

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ralfsu

    I couldn’t see what you could show me, your scarf had kept your mouth well hid. I couldn’t see how you could know me, but you said you knew me and I believed you did. When you whispered in my ear and asked me if I was leavin’ with you or her, I didn’t realize just what I did hear. I didn’t realize how young you were.

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • bliksala

    Yeah :-)

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Leathamarie

    The piano work is brill. Probably my fave Dylan track.

    8 Nov 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn


    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • milesgordon

    The most beautiful song in the world. The harmonica at the end makes me cry.

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • DonkeyKongJr13

    robert allen zimmerman

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
  • fancykatya

    I dig on this song so much, so fierce~

    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • KommisarK

    I really did try to get close to you

    4 Dec 2011 Reply
  • digitaldisc0

    So fantastic.

    3 Nov 2011 Reply
  • WiseJake237

    Every time the chorus kicks in, especially the first one, my mind gets blown. [2] Every instrument on this album, and particularly this song, is nothing short of sublime.

    26 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ilsonowl

    Someone told me to listen because of the organ ... I listened ... I enjoyed !

    22 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    holy shit

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • RockBottomRiser

    This floors me.

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
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