Our Favorite Dylan Lyrics

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    Yeah, "Up On Cripple Creek." Said in regards to Spike Jones, who had some pretty interesting recordings.
     
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    Scott Marshall’s new book, Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life, tackles the perennial question of whether we can call the enigmatic performer a Christian. 2017
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    Dylan, for one, isn’t concerned. “I don’t have to know what a song means,” he has said. “I’ve written all kinds of things into my songs. And I’m not going to worry about it—what it all means.”

    https://religionnews.com/2020/06/23/dylan-album/
     
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    Bob Dylan Explains How He Writes A Song 1975:rolleyes:
     
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    Bob Dylan First Bands as Teenager (link)
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    In 1968, Le Roy Hoikkala, a sky, slight electronics technician, told Rober Shelton: “I met Bob downtown one day and we got to talking about music. We were in eighth grade, and I was very much involved in playing drums. Monte Edwardson was guitar player, and the three of us got together, around 1955, in Bob’s garage for some sessions.

    Le Roy was impressed by Bob’s speed in putting together a song as early as 1955. “He would write a song right at the piano. Just chord it, and improvise on it.

    The Golden Chords fell into disharmony as Bob became increasingly interested in black R&B while the other two drifted toward more popular white rock ‘n’ roll. Bob soon was the key figure in another nameless band featuring Chuck Nara on drums, Bill Marinec on bass, and Larry Fabbro on electric guitar, with Bob on piano, guitar, and lead vocals. In autumn 1955, the four jammed often, exchanged recordings, and listened to Bob’s plans for a life in music. To the others, music was just a hobby.

    After about a year, Bob and his no-name band appeared at Hibbing High’s Jacket Jamboree Talent Festival. There were reciters and warblers and piano players—all with more gall than technique. Bob said so little in class, was such a quiet loner, that no one was prepared for the sonic onslaught, though the mountain of equipment might have prepared them. Bob had also heightened the shock by insisting that his sidemen tell no one what they were going to do. Even then his rule was: “Don’t say what you are going to do, just do it.”

    I realize now, of course [in 1969], that there was the young Bob Dylan in his very early form. He was a little bit ahead of everyone, but he didn’t seem to mind. Because he had such a fantastic confidence in his talent, he didn’t care. He just said: ‘Here I am. Either you like it or you don’t. I know that what I’ve got is great.’”
     
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    Shelter from the Storm - 1975



    Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
    When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
    I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
    “Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”

    And if I pass this way again, you can rest assured
    I’ll always do my best for her, on that I give my word
    In a world of steel-eyed death, and men who are fighting to be warm
    “Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”

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    Mr. Tambourine Man - 1964



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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Tambourine_Man

    "Mr. Tambourine Man" was written and composed in early 1964, at the same approximate time as "Chimes of Freedom", which Dylan recorded later that spring for his album Another Side of Bob Dylan. Dylan began writing and composing "Mr. Tambourine Man" in February 1964, after attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans during a cross-country road trip with several friends, and completed it sometime between the middle of March and late April of that year after he had returned to New York".

    "Nigel Williamson has suggested in The Rough Guide to Bob Dylan that the influence of Mardi Gras can be heard in the swirling and fanciful imagery of the song's lyrics. Journalist Al Aronowitz has claimed that Dylan completed the song at his home, but folk singer Judy Collins, who later recorded the song, has stated that Dylan completed the song at her home. Dylan premiered the song the following month at a May 17 concert at London's Royal Festival Hall".
     
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    Writing Lyrics With Bob Dylan Is Weird
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    "Carole Bayer Sager was one of the most prolific songwriters of the 1970s, working with artists like Neil Simon, Carole King, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and today’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan. The following is an excerpt from Bayer Sager’s new memoir They’re Playing Our Song in which she describes a 1986 writing session with Dylan".

    "I’m sure the idea of me writing with Bob Dylan sounds as alien to you as it was to me when he called. The whole idea of collaborating with him seemed ridiculous. If anyone felt like a self-contained solo artist to me, it was Dylan".

    "He changed a generation. No, he wasn’t having hits when we wrote together, but he was still tirelessly releasing new records full of ambitious material and was always taken seriously because he was Bob Dylan."
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    (Maybe the Lincoln lyrics come from this song?)

    Talkin' World War III Blues - 1963



    There are 12 verses. A couple of them... :D

    I was feeling kind of lonesome and blue
    I needed somebody to talk to
    So I called up the operator of time
    Just to hear a voice of some kind
    “When you hear the beep it will be three o’clock”
    She said that for over an hour
    And I hung up

    Half of the people can be part right all of the time
    Some of the people can be all right part of the time
    But all of the people can’t be all right all of the time
    I think Abraham Lincoln said that
    "I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours"
    I said that


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    Why Don't Record Labels Believe In Young Artists?
     
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    What caught my ear in that video was the mention of reaction videos---young people reacting to songs of the 60's and 70's they've never heard before. I recently discovered these on YouTube and have enjoyed them. But they all gave positive reviews. Do they always give only positive reviews? ;)
     
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    Random BOOMER Journalist Says WHAT About Paul Simon???
     
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