Saturday 01st April 2023,
Soweto Gospel Fans

Soweto Sounds: I’ll Remember You

I’ll Remember You is a Bob Dylan song released in 1985 on his Empire Burlesque album.


I’ll remember you
When I’ve forgotten all the rest,
You to me were true,
You to me were the best.
When there is no more,
You cut to the core
Quicker than anyone that I knew.
When I’m all alone
In the rain and snow,
I’ll remember you.

I’ll remember you
At the end of the trail,
I had so much left to do,
And so little time to fail.
Yes, there’s some people that
You don’t forget,
Even though you’ve only seen’m
One time or two.
When the roses fade
And I’m in the shade,
I’ll remember you.

Now listen…

Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I  love you?
Didn’t I, didn’t I , didn’t I care?
Didn’t I sleep, didn’t I weep beside you?
Through the rain blowing in your hair?

I’ll remember you
When the wind blows all through the piney wood.
It was you who came right through,
It was you who understood.
Although I’d never say
That I done it the way
Now that you’d have left me too.
In the end,
My dear sweet friend,
I’ll remember you.

Song Info:

The Choir’s version of I’ll Remember You can be found in the African Spirit album.

Sibongile Makgathe provides the amazing lead vocals in the song.

The song can also be heard live in the Choir’s Live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre DVD/CD. Sibongile and Sipokazi Luzipo perform a beautiful duet that for me personally is *the* highlight of the concert!

Listen: (Album Version)


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About The Author

From the Great White North of Canada, Elaine is the owner and maintainer of SGF. Besides being a big-time Soweto Gospel Choir fan, she is passionate about world travel, technology, all sports and above all the great mangosteen fruit. Oh, and she can't sing to save her love! :)

1 Comment

  1. robert November 2, 2010 at 7:49 am

    don’t understand the zulu language back can’t fail 2 mimick soweto music!!!!it’s really luvly.keep it up.