If You See Her, Say Hello
|"If You See Her, Say Hello"|
|Single by Bob Dylan|
|from the album Blood on the Tracks|
|A-side||Tangled Up in Blue|
|Released||January 17, 1975|
|Recorded||December 30, 1974 at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota|
"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 breakup: "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"
Covers and alternative versions
The Brazilian singer Renato Russo covered the song changing the title and lyrics to "If you see him, say hello".
References in popular culture
It is mentioned by David Duchovny's character Hank Moody at the end of episode five of the Showtime series Californication, describing the album as a "real heartbreak album" and begins to sing the opening verse of the song to his daughter, Becca.
- Abrams, Rick. "http://web1.uct.usm.maine.edu/~rabrams/LakelandHello.html". If You See Her, Say Hello Lakeland, Florida 1976. University of Souther Maine. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
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