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.

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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.

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

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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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