Untold Dylan: “I’ll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours”



Untold Dylan: Over 400 reviews of Dylan songs


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There are now over 400 song reviews on this site (scroll down to the foot of this page to see the list), along with numerous other articles about the themes in Bob Dylan’s work plus the order in which songs were written, how one influenced another, and Dylan’s creative processes.

The most widely read articles on this site in the past 2 weeks

The latest posts are…


In THEMES: (you also might find the Index to Poets and Themes interesting)





What is on the site

1: Over 400 reviews of Dylan songs.  There is an index to these in alphabetical order below on this page, and an index to the songs in the order they were written in the Chronology Pages.

2: The Chronology.  We’ve taken all the songs we can find recordings of and put them in the order they were written (as far as possible) not in the order they appeared on albums.  The chronology is more or less complete and is now linked to all the reviews on the site.  We have also recently started to produce overviews of Dylan’s work year by year.     The index to the chronologies is here.

3: Bob Dylan’s themes.  We publish a wide range of articles about Bob Dylan and his compositions.  There is an index here.  A second index lists the articles under the poets and poetic themes cited – you can find that here.

4:   The Discussion Group    We now have a discussion group “Untold Dylan” on Facebook.  Just type the phrase “Untold Dylan” in, on your Facebook page or follow this link 

5:  Bob Dylan’s creativity.   We’re fascinated in taking the study of Dylan’s creative approach further.  The index is in Dylan’s Creativity.

6: You might also like: A classification of Bob Dylan’s songs and partial Index to Dylan’s Best Opening Lines

And please do note   The Bob Dylan Project, which lists every Dylan song in alphabetical order, and has links to licensed recordings and performances by Dylan and by other artists, is starting to link back to our reviews.

I would especially like to thank Pat Sludden for his tireless support and enthusiasm in keeping this project going, plus Larry Fyffe for the articles which take the whole site in new directions.

I am always happy to receive new material for the site and receive requests to look at specific songs from any era of Dylan’s writing – including looking again at songs already reviewed.   I love the challenge.   Email: Tony@schools.co.uk

Tony Attwood


Complete index in alphabetical order

  1. 2×2 (See also Dylan On Dylan)
  2. 10,000 men
  3. Abandoned Love
  4. Absolutely Sweet Marie   (See also Bob Dylan meet Mr Freud and Owed to Bobby Allen)
  5. Ain’t gonna go to hell for anybody
  6. Alberta (1 and 2)
  7. Almost Done (Angel of Rain)
  8. All along the watch tower
  9. All I really want to do
  10. All the tired horses
  11. Angelina
  12. Angelina: the alternative view
  13. Are you ready?
  14. As I went out one morning
  15. Baby Please Don’t Go
  16. Baby Stop Crying
  17. Ballad for a friend
  18. Ballad of a thin man  (See also Bob Dylan meet Mr Freud)
  19. The Ballad of Donald White
  20. The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest,
  21. Ballad of Hollis Brown
  22. Beyond here lies nothing
  23. Ballad in Plain D
  24. Band of the Hand (It’s hell time man)
  25. Billy 1, 4, and 7 and the Main title theme – Billy the Kid
  26. Blind Willie McTell   See also The Arrows They Are A-flying
  27. Black Crow Blues
  28. Black Diamond Bay – original 2013 review
  29. Black Diamond Bay – alternative 2016 review
  30. Blessed is the name of the lord
  31. Blowing in the wind 
  32. Bob Dylan’s Dream
  33. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream  See also La Mancha Is Blowing In The Wind
  34. Boots of Spanish Leather
  35. Born in Time
  36. Brownsville Girl
  37. Buckets of Rain  See also “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”
  38. Bye and bye
  39. Call Letter Blues
  40. Can you please crawl out your window?
  41. Can’t escape from you
  42. Can’t Wait  See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  43. Caribbean Wind
  44. Cat’s in the Well  See also Shakespeare’s In The Well
  45. Changing of the Guards
  46. Changing of the Guards and the Tarot
  47. Chimes of Freedom   See also The Arrows They Are A-flying and The Bobby Horror Picture Show
  48. City of Gold
  49. Clean Cut Kid
  50. Clothes Line Saga   See also The Libel Case Of “Bob Dylan vs Bobbie Gentry” Settles Out Of Court
  51. Clothes line saga
  52. Cold Irons Bound   See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  53. Coming from the Heart (with Helena Springs)
  54. Congratulations
  55. Cool Dry Place
  56. Corrina Corrina
  57. Covenant Woman
  58. Cover Down
  59. Cross the Green Mountain
  60. Cry a while
  61. Country Pie  See also Shakespeare’s In The Well  and also Bob Dylan meet Mr Freud
  62. Dark Eyes
  63. Day of the locusts
  64. Dead Man, Dead Man.
  65. Dear Landlord
  66. Death is not the end
  67. Desolation Row   See also Bob Dylan Under the Big Top  and also The Ghosts Of Electricity  and also See also Fighting in the captain’s tower and The Bobby Horror Picture Show
  68. The Devil’s been busy.
  69. Dignity
  70. Dirge
  71. Dirt Road Blues  See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  72. Dirty Lie
  73. Dirty World
  74. Disease of Conceit
  75. Do right to me baby
  76. Don’t ever take yourself away
  77. Don’t fall apart on me tonight
  78. Don’t Take Everybody to be your friend
  79. Don’t think twice
  80. Down along the cove
  81. Down the Highway
  82. Dreamin of You
  83. Drifter’s Escape
  84. Drifting too far from shore
  85. Duquesne Whistle
  86. Early Roman Kings
  87. Emotionally yours
  88. Eternal Circle
  89. Every grain of Sand  See also Bob Dylan Has His Blake And Keats It Too
  90. Everything is broken
  91. Farewell Angelina
  92. Father of night
  93. Floater (Too much to ask)
  94. Foot of Pride
  95. Forever Young – Tony’s review    See also Blake, Keats, And Spots Of Ink: Spinning Reels Of Rhyme
  96. Forever Young – Dearbhla’s thoughts
  97. Fourth Time Around
  98. Gates of Eden
  99. Girl from the North Country
  100. George Jackson
  101. Go Way Little Boy
  102. God Knows
  103. Going Going Gone
  104. Golden Loom
  105. Gonna Change my Way of Thinking
  106. Got My Mind Made Up  See also The Libel Case Of “Bob Dylan vs Bobbie Gentry” Settles Out Of Court
  107. Gotta Serve Somebody
  108. Gypsy Lou
  109. Had a dream about you baby
  110. Handle with care
  111. Handy Dandy  see also Shakespeare’s In The Well 
  112. Hard Rain’s a gonna fall  See also The Bobby Horror Picture Show and Bob Dylan Under the Big Top
  113. Hard times in New York Town
  114. Hazel
  115. Heading for the Light
  116. Heart of Mine
  117. Heartland 
  118. Hero Blues
  119. High Water (for Charley Patton)
  120. Highlands   See also The Arrows They Are A-flying and Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  121. Highway 61 Revisited
  122. Honest with Me
  123.  Huck’s Tune / When the deal goes down
  124. Howlin at your window.
  125. Hurricane
  126. I am a lonesome hobo
  127. I and I
  128. I and I / Bob Dylan – an alternative vision
  129. I believe in you
  130. I don’t believe you (She acts like we never have met)
  131. I dreamed I saw St Augustine  See also Deadwood and Deadman
  132. I must love you too much  See also Bob Dylan Has His Blake And Keats It Too
  133. I once new a man
  134. I pity the poor immigrant 
  135. I shall be free number 10.
  136. I shall be released
  137. I threw it all away  See also The Libel Case Of “Bob Dylan vs Bobbie Gentry” Settles Out Of Court
  138. I wanna be your lover
  139. I want you
  140. I will love Him
  141. I’m your teenage prayer
  142. Inside Out
  143. If I was a king
  144. If you belonged to me (With the Wilburys)
  145. I’ll remember you
  146. I’ll keep it with mine
  147. Idiot Wind  See also “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”
  148. If dogs run free
  149. If not for you
  150. If you ever go to Houston
  151. If you gotta go, go now
  152. If you see her say hello
  153. I’ll be your baby tonight (original) I’ll be your baby tonight (second thoughts)
  154. I’m not there
  155. In the garden
  156. In the summertime
  157. Is your love in vain?
  158. Isis
  159. It ain’t me babe
  160. It takes a lot to laugh
  161. It’s all good
  162. It’s all over now baby blue
  163. It’s all right ma – 2015 review.
  164. It’s all right ma – 2013 review
  165. I want you
  166. Jesus is the one
  167. Joey
  168. John Brown
  169. John Wesley Harding   See also Deadwood and Deadman
  170. Jokerman
  171. Jolene
  172. Julius and Ethel
  173. Just like a woman
  174. Just like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  175. Kingsport Town
  176. Knocking on heaven’s door  See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  177. Last night
  178. Lay Down Your Weary Tune   See also My Ruth’s in the Highlands”
  179. Lay Lady Lay
  180. Legionnaire’s Disease
  181. Lenny Bruce is Dead
  182. Leopard skin pill-box hat
  183. Let me die in my footsteps
  184. Let’s keep it between us
  185. License to kill
  186. Like a Rolling Stone  See also Bob Dylan Under the Big Top
  187. Like a Ship
  188. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts    See also The Ghosts Of Electricity: Bob Dylan And Symbolism
  189. Living the blues
  190. Lo and behold
  191. Lonesome Day Blues
  192. Long and Wasted Years
  193. Lord protect my child   See also The Arrows They Are A-flying and also Blake, Keats, And Spots Of Ink: Spinning Reels Of Rhyme and Bob Dylan Has His Blake 
  194. Love Minus Zero  See also La Mancha Is Blowing In The Wind and The Bobby Horror Picture Show
  195. Love Rescue Me
  196. Love Sick
  197. Maybe someday
  198. Maggie’s Farm
  199. Make you feel my love
  200. Mama you been on my mind
  201. Man Gave Names to all the Animals
  202. Man of Peace
  203. Man in the Long Black Coat
  204. Man on the Street
  205. Marchin to the city
  206. Masters of War
  207. Meet me in the Morning  See also “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”
  208. Million dollar bash
  209. Million Miles
  210. Mississippi (Tell Tale Signs) – reworked March 2015
  211. Moonlight:   See also My Ruth’s in the Highlands”
  212. More than Flesh and Blood (with a transcription of the lyrics)
  213. Most likely you go your way and I’ll go mine
  214. Most of the time
  215. Motorpsycho nightmare
  216. Mozambique
  217. Mr Tambourine Man  See also Bob Dylan Under the Big Top and La Mancha Is Blowing In The Wind and The Bobby Horror Picture Show
  218. My back pages     See also  Bob Dylan’s “My Back Pages”. He was so much older then.
  219. My wife’s home town
  220. Narrow Way
  221. Need a woman
  222. Neighbourhood Bully
  223. Never gonna be the same again
  224. Never Say Goodbye
  225. New Dansville Girl
  226. New Blue Moon
  227. New Morning
  228. New Pony
  229. Ninety miles an hour down a dead end street
  230. No man righteous
  231. Nobody Cept You  See also Blake, Keats, And Spots Of Ink: Spinning Reels Of Rhyme and Bob Dylan Has His Blake And Keats It Too
  232. North Country Blues
  233. Nothing was delivered 
  234. No time to think
  235. Not Dark Yet – latest revision August 2016   See also Blake, Keats, And Spots Of Ink: Spinning Reels Of Rhyme   and also Billy, Mistress Mary, And The Queen Of Hues: The Mystery Of W.H., Solved!
  236. Not Dark Yet as poetry
  237. Obviously Five Believers  See also Bob Dylan Under the Big Top
  238. Odds and Ends
  239. Oh, Sister
  240. On a night like this
  241. On the road again
  242. On the Road Again as part of a sequence of songs,
  243. One more cup of coffee
  244. One more night
  245. One more weekend
  246. One of us must know
  247. One too many mornings
  248. Only a hobo
  249. Only a pawn in their game
  250. Open the Door Homer
  251. Outlaw Blues,   See also Bob Dylan alias the outlaw.
  252. Oxford Town
  253. Paths of Victory.
  254. Pay in Blood
  255. Peggy Day
  256. Percy’s Song
  257. Pledging my Time
  258. Please Mrs Henry   (See also Bob Dylan meet Mr Freud)
  259. Po Boy: a walk through the heritage of American culture with Bob Dylan
  260. Political World
  261. Poor House
  262. Positively Fourth Street – See also Billy, Mistress Mary, And The Queen Of Hues: The Mystery Of W.H., Solved!
  263. Precious Angel
  264. Pressing on
  265. Property of Jesus
  266. Queen Jane Approximately  See also Bob Dylan Under the Big Top
  267. Quinn the Eskimo – The Mighty Quinn
  268. Quit your Lowdown Ways
  269. Rainy Day Women
  270. Ramblin Gamblin Willie
  271. Red River Shore
  272. Restless Farewell   See also The Arrows They Are A-flying
  273. Ring Them Bells
  274. Rita May
  275. Rock em dead
  276. Roll on John See also The Arrows They Are A-flying and Bob Dylan Has His Blake 
  277. Rollin and Tumblin
  278. Romance in Durango
  279. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands  See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  280. Sara
  281. Sarah Jane
  282. Saved
  283. Saving Grace
  284. Scarlet Town.  See Shakespeare’s In The Well and also Billy, Mistress Mary, And The Queen Of Hues: The Mystery Of W.H., Solved!and Dylan On Dylan
  285. See that my grave is kept clean
  286. Seeing the real you at last
  287. Señor,(Tales of Yankee Power) 
  288. Series of Dreams
  289. Seven Curses
  290. Seven Days
  291. Seven Deadly Sins
  292. Shake
  293. Shake Shake Mama
  294. She Belongs to Me  see also The Libel Case Of “Bob Dylan vs Bobbie Gentry” Settles Out Of Court
  295. She’s my baby
  296. She’s your lover now
  297. Shelter from the storm  See also “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”
  298. Shooting Star
  299. Shooting Star and Jimi Hendrix
  300. Shot of Love
  301. Sign Language
  302. Sign on the cross
  303. Sign on the window
  304. Silvio
  305. Simple Twist of Fate  See also “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”  and also Blake, Keats, And Spots Of Ink and Bob Dylan Has His Blake 
  306. Slow Train
  307. Solid Rock
  308. Someday Baby – Modern Times
  309. Someday Baby – Tell Tale Signs
  310. Someone’s got a hold of my heart
  311. Something there is about you.  See also My Ruth’s in the Highlands”
  312. Something’s burning baby
  313. Song to Woodie
  314. Soon After Midnight
  315. Spanish Harlem Incident
  316. Spirit on the water:
  317. Standing in the doorway  See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  318. Standing on the highway
  319. Stop now
  320. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again   See also My Ruth’s in the Highlands”   And also Billy, Mistress Mary, And The Queen Of Hues: The Mystery Of W.H., Solved!
  321. Subterranean Homesick Blues – updated March 2015.  See also Fighting in the captain’s tower
  322. Sugar Baby
  323. Summer Days (“Love and Theft”)
  324. Sweetheart like you
  325. Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues.  See also La Mancha Is Blowing In The Wind
  326. Talkin Hava Negeilah blues
  327. Talkin’ John Birch Society Blues (Paranoid Blues)
  328. Talkin’ World War III Blues
  329. Tangled up in blue  See also “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”  and also  The Ghosts Of Electricity: Bob Dylan And Symbolism
  330. Tears of Rage
  331. Tell me it isn’t true
  332. Tell me 
  333. Tell Ol’ Bill   See also Blake, Keats, And Spots Of Ink: Spinning Reels Of Rhyme
  334. Tempest    See also Fighting in the captain’s tower  and Deadwood and Deadman
  335. Temporary Like Achilles
  336. “The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Alter”.
  337. The Levee’s Gonna Break
  338. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
  339. The Man in Me
  340. The Times they are a-Changing
  341. The Wandering Kind
  342. The Wicked Messenger  See also The Tale Of The Wicked Messenger And The Faithful Servant
  343. Thief on the cross
  344. Things have changed – review revised and extended 2016
  345. This Dream of You
  346. This Wheel’s on Fire
  347. Three Angels
  348. Time to end this Masquerade
  349. Trouble in Mind
  350. Thunder on the Mountain
  351. Tight Connection to my heart
  352. Til I fell in love with you
  353. Time passes slowly  – revised 30 August 2015.
  354. Tin Angel
  355. Tiny Montgomery 
  356. To be alone with you
  357. To fall in love with you
  358. To Ramona
  359. Tombstone Blues  See also La Mancha Is Blowing In The Wind
  360. Tomorrow is a long time
  361. Tonight I’ll be Staying Here With You
  362. Too Much of Nothing – revised 4 October 2016
  363. Tough Mama
  364. Tragedy of the Trade
  365. Trouble
  366. Trying to get to heaven  See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  367. True Love Tends to Forget
  368. Trust Yourself
  369. TV Talking Song
  370. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  371. Tweeter and the Monkey Man
  372. Unbelievable  See also Bob Dylan Has His Blake  and The Land Of Milk And Honey
  373. Under the red sky  See also Bob Dylan Has His Blake  and Dylan On Dylan
  374. Under your spell
  375. Union Sundown
  376. Up to Me
  377. Visions of Johanna: the original review
  378. Visions of Johanna: the Old Crow Medicine Show version
  379. Waiting for you
  380. Waiting to get beat
  381. Walking Down the Line
  382. Whatcha Gonna Do? 
  383. Watching the river flow
  384. Watered down love
  385. We better Talk this Over
  386. Wedding song
  387. Well, well, well.
  388. Went to see the gypsy  See also Blake, Keats, And Spots Of Ink: Spinning Reels Of Rhyme
  389. What can I do for You?
  390. What good am I?
  391. What was it you wanted?
  392. What’s going on here?
  393. When I paint my masterpiece
  394. When the night comes falling from the sky
  395. When the ship comes in
  396. When you gonna wake up?
  397. When He returns
  398. When the deal goes down
  399. When the deal goes down & Huck’s Tune/ Bob Dylan believes in God
  400. Where are you tonight?
  401. Where teardrops fall
  402. Where were you last night?
  403. Who killed Davey Moore?
  404. Who loves you more?
  405. Wiggle wiggle
  406. Wigwam and Woogie Boogie
  407. Wilbury Twist
  408. Winterlude
  409. With God on our Side  See also The Tale Of The Wicked Messenger And The Faithful Servant
  410. Woogie Boogie and Wigwam
  411. Working Man’s Blues #2
  412. Ye shall be changed
  413. Yonder comes sin
  414. You ain’t going nowhere
  415. You Angel You
  416. You changed my life
  417. You took my breath away
  418. You wanna ramble
  419. You’re a big girl now  See also “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”
  420. You’re going to make me lonesome when you go  See also The Ghosts Of Electricity: Bob Dylan And Symbolism

Big Bill Broonzy had a song called “Key to the Highway.” “I’ve got a key to the highway / I’m booked and I’m bound to go / Gonna leave here runnin’ because walking is most too slow.” I sang that a lot. If you sing that a lot, you just might write, “Georgia Sand he had a bloody nose, welfare department wouldn’t give him no clothes…

                                   Bob Dylan at the MusiCare Gala 2015

“You can never tell why someone’s gonna stick something in a song. You just gotta remember that the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts. You can’t expect to understand everything in every song.”

          Theme Time Radio Hour

Everything worth doing takes time. You have to write a hundred bad songs before you write one good one. And you have to sacrifice a lot of things that you might not be prepared for. Like it or not, you are in this alone and have to follow your own star.”  Bob Dylan, October 2016.

About the author: TonyAttwood.info


23 Responses to Untold Dylan: “I’ll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours”

  1. Oded says:


    Thanks for the great works here. after reading just a few, i must say this is insightful, and the “untold” seems to be a truthful adjective. i think i have read a few dozens of miles of Dylan cracking texts, still, I really enjoy your stuff.

  2. Jane Reeves says:

    Have been a fan of Dylan since 12 years of age, ( am now 45) I WISH I had read your website years ago. Have seen Bob twice live on stage (London) 2002 and 2005 . (HONESTLY…. I prefer the albums!) His “make scrambled eggs” of his songs and see if the die hard fans can figure it out – I can see WHY he does it to stave off extreme boredom´- but a small bit of me would like to hear “Between the Windows of the sea..where lovely mermaids flow”…and not spend ten minutes scrunching up my face and my mind to even i-d- Desolation Row!!
    I found your site today and will make note of it: but here is a question
    : maybe no-one (now living) knows;
    “What makes Robert Allan Zimmerman (aka bob Dylan)
    what makes him Smile or Laugh With Real Happiness?”
    I wish I knew

    sending you all best wishes and many thanks
    Jane Reeves

  3. everymanmediagroup says:

    We absolutely love your blog and find a lot of your post’s to
    be just what I’m looking for. Do you offer guest writers to
    write content for you? I wouldn’t mind writing a
    post or elaborating on a number of the subjects you write
    about here. Again, awesome site!

  4. TonyAttwood says:

    Everyman – sure do. Just write to me and tell me what song you would like to review. Tony.Attwood@aisa.org

  5. Thelonious says:

    “Series of Dreams” links to “Mozambique”

  6. ask says:

    Wonderful post! We will be linking to this particularly great post on our website.
    Keep up the good writing.

  7. David Griffiths says:

    I like your blog website.
    I’ve been a Dylan fan for a few years now. I really like your classifications which seem to be true. I cannot say that I have heard all Bob’s songs, so you may need some cooperation when it comes to organizing them all.
    I noticed that there is more song material published from the album “Tell tale signs”
    that I’ve just been listening to To-Day.One thing I looked for is the Poem He did about “Last thoughts on Woodie Guthrie”
    I would classify this as an enlightened protest,maybe,with distain for the world(worldliness) that most shallow folks look for satisfaction in. Hard to classify as it touches on a lot of the categories.
    Thanks once again!

  8. Tom Kirkpatrick says:

    Hi Tony,

    I continue to enjoy your analysis of Bob Dylan’s songs. I’m wondering if you would take a look at “Million Dollar Bash” — from the Basement Tapes.

    Best wishes

  9. I have long been a Dylan fan, growing into him and appreciating his work ever more as I get older. I came across your site by chance and read several entries and song interpretations and I must say that from what I have read of his recording methods – songs lyrics going through many iterations and very often be written on the hoof (as it were) I suspect you are overegging the pudding rather too much. For example, it is obvious to me that Dylan will often use a simile because it contains one word which gives him a good rhyme – and no more.

  10. Excellent blog post. I certainly love this
    website. Keep writing!

  11. Rick says:

    Most honest reviews of Dylan material, a breath of fresh air. Thank you.

  12. David Povey says:

    Hi Tony, is Brownsville Girl any sort of a challenge? It seems to be about a film, and the opening line is classic, along with “the swap meets [boot sales /garage sales] ’round here are pretty corrupt” which is one of my favourites. There is a strong resonance of Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs [Henry Porter] in the scene when Henry’s partner invites them to stay awhile. And probably much more, if its worth teasing it out. I do wish I knew more about the structure of music, as you do – I’ll have to be content with a life-long love of Bob Dylan. I missed his 1966 Australian tour (I was only 12) but have managed to catch his subsequent shows – yes, he is an enigma to some, however I’ve loved every concert so much. As someone comments elsewhere on your fabulous blog, in 100 years Dylan will be regarded as a great poet – by more than just his true fans. Thanks for the love you show to this music master. Its appropriate the Americans title their great musicians “Mister” – he is Mr Bob Dylan.

  13. Wolkowski says:

    New title available from Amazon.com catalogue:
    Bob Dylan: the spirit and the letter.
    Best regards
    Sorbonne universites upmc

  14. Raja Thuraisingham says:

    Just stumbled into your site yesterday.
    It’s a wonderful thing you have created. I’ve been a Dylan fan for 25 years but I’ve never read such insightful stuff.
    Keep it up!


  15. Ravi says:

    Great site. Lovely committed work of true fan(s). All the very best.

  16. Rob Marenghi says:

    Hi guys, I love this site. If you or anyone else like early Bob/Nick Drake you may like my stuff. You can get a free song here – http://www.robmarenghi.com

    Best regards


  17. TonyAttwood says:

    Well, Rob, I’ve restrained from making too much of my own music on this site, so I’m not sure, but since you have written in, I’ll let it go. But if other people start using the site to publicise their own music, what with me being all restrained about mine, I might just have to rethink. Tony

  18. Larry Fyffe says:

    Gives him a good rhyme and no more…obvious to some perhaps but not to me ..correct choice of words is extremely important to Dylan…and a rhyme can usually be found if needed….On the other extreme, there are those who are
    110 per cent so sure of their interpretation of what a Dylan song means that they twist and misconstrue the actual lyrics to such a degree as to be laughable in order to force-fit a wrong-headed idea into them.

  19. And another mistake: One More cup of Coffe is written (only, en solitario) by Bob Dylan, so the music as the words. Levy doesn´t appear NEVER.
    Your mistakes surprise too much to me.

  20. TonyAttwood says:

    Ines, if you are going to correct my mistakes that is fine – I always admit that I make them. But you might care to cite your sources. Heylin, whom I have often shown to be wrong by giving evidence of my own, writes thus about Romance…
    “According to Levy, the bulk of the Romance in Durango lyric is his…. When he presented the finished lyric to Dylan in the morning, it prompted a semi-serious retort from the main man, “I can’t leave you for a minute.” If he was annoyed, he didn’t let it affect his appreciation of the results.”

    Like I say, by all means correct my errors – I welcome that – but please provide a little evidence or details of your source material along the way.

  21. Chris Tillam says:

    Hey, Tony,
    love your work: just discovered the site, after a group of poetry readers I’m part of have nominated Dylan for this month’s reading.

    One of my choices for the reading is … “Song To Woody”.

    All the best

  22. TonyAttwood says:

    Chris, thank you so much for your kind comments. But yes, it seems at a quick glance Song to Woody is missing. How did I manage that?
    I will put matters right – hopefully today.

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