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Complete song review 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 grieve.  
  6. Ain’t gonna go to hell for anybody
  7. Ain’t talkin’ 
  8. Alberta (1 and 2)
  9. Almost Done (Angel of Rain)
  10. Almost Persuaded
  11. All along the watch tower
  12. All I really want to do
  13. All over you
  14. All the tired horses
  15. All you have to do is dream
  16. Angelina
  17. Angelina: the alternative view
  18. Apple Suckling Tree
  19. Are you ready?
  20. As I went out one morning
  21. Baby I’m in the mood for you
  22. Baby Please Don’t Go
  23. Baby Stop Crying
  24. Baby won’t you be my baby
  25. Ballad for a friend
  26. Ballad of a thin man  (See also Bob Dylan meet Mr Freud)
  27. The Ballad of Donald White
  28. Ballad of Easy Rider
  29. The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest,
  30. Ballad of Hollis Brown
  31. Beyond here lies nothing
  32. Beyond the Horizon
  33. Ballad in Plain D
  34. Band of the Hand (It’s hell time man)
  35. Big Dog
  36. Billy 1, 4, and 7 and the Main title theme – Billy the Kid
  37. Blind Willie McTell   See also The Arrows They Are A-flying
  38. Black Crow Blues
  39. Black Diamond Bay – original 2013 review
  40. Black Diamond Bay – alternative 2016 review
  41. Blessed is the name of the lord
  42. Blowing in the wind 
  43. Bob Dylan’s Blues 
  44. Bob Dylan’s Dream
  45. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream  See also La Mancha Is Blowing In The Wind
  46. Boots of Spanish Leather
  47. Born in Time
  48. Borrowed Time
  49. Brownsville Girl
  50. Buckets of Rain  See also “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”
  51. Bye and bye
  52. California
  53. Call Letter Blues
  54. Can you please crawl out your window?
  55. Can’t escape from you
  56. Can’t Wait  See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  57. Caribbean Wind
  58. Cat’s in the Well  See also Shakespeare’s In The Well
  59. Catfish
  60. Champaign, Illinois
  61. Changing of the Guards
  62. Changing of the Guards and the Tarot
  63. Chimes of Freedom   See also The Arrows They Are A-flying and The Bobby Horror Picture Show
  64. City of Gold
  65. Clean Cut Kid
  66. Clothes Line Saga   See also The Libel Case Of “Bob Dylan vs Bobbie Gentry” Settles Out Of Court
  67. Clothes line saga
  68. Cold Irons Bound   See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  69. Coming from the Heart (with Helena Springs)
  70. Congratulations
  71. Cool Dry Place
  72. Corrina Corrina
  73. Covenant Woman
  74. Cover Down
  75. Crash on the Levee (Down in the Flood)
  76. Cross the Green Mountain
  77. Cry a while
  78. Country Pie  See also Shakespeare’s In The Well  and also Bob Dylan meet Mr Freud
  79. Cuban Missile Crisis
  80. Dark Eyes
  81. Day of the locusts
  82. Dead Man, Dead Man.
  83. Dear Landlord
  84. Death of Emmett Till
  85. Death is not the end
  86. Definitively Van Gough
  87. Denise Denise
  88. Desolation Row Revisited: (2018 review) – and see also Bob Dylan and Tennessee Williams: there is no escape   And also Champaign, Illinois: A Dylan song and a re-write of Desolation Row you ought to hear
  89. Desolation Row – the original review  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
  90. The Devil’s been busy.
  91. Dignity
  92. Dirge
  93. Dirt Road Blues  See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  94. Dirty Lie
  95. Dirty World
  96. Disease of Conceit
  97. Do right to me baby
  98. Don’t ever take yourself away
  99. Don’t fall apart on me tonight
  100. Don’t Take Everybody to be your friend
  101. Don’t tell him. 
  102. Don’t think twice
  103. Don’t ya tell Henry
  104. Down along the cove
  105. Down in the Flood (Crash on the levee)
  106. Down the Highway
  107. Dreamin of You
  108. Dress it up, Better have it all: Dylan’s incomprehensible song transcribed.
  109. Drifter’s Escape
  110. Drifting too far from shore
  111. Duquesne Whistle
  112. Early Roman Kings
  113. Edge of the Ocean
  114. Emotionally yours
  115. Eternal Circle
  116. Every grain of Sand  See also Bob Dylan Has His Blake And Keats It Too
  117. Everything is broken
  118. Farewell
  119. Farewell Angelina
  120. Father of night
  121. Floater (Too much to ask)
  122. Foot of Pride
  123. Forever Young – Tony’s review    See also Blake, Keats, And Spots Of Ink: Spinning Reels Of Rhyme
  124. Forever Young – Dearbhla’s thoughts
  125. Forgetful Heart
  126. Fourth Time Around
  127. From a Buick 6
  128. Gates of Eden
  129. Get your rocks off: the origins, the meanings and the future of Bob Dylan’s song
  130. Girl from the North Country
  131. George Jackson
  132. Going back to Rome
  133. Go Way Little Boy
  134. God Knows
  135. Going Going Gone
  136. Goodbye Holly
  137. Golden Loom
  138. Gonna Change my Way of Thinking
  139. Got My Mind Made Up  See also The Libel Case Of “Bob Dylan vs Bobbie Gentry” Settles Out Of Court
  140. Gotta Serve Somebody
  141. Gypsy Lou
  142. Had a dream about you baby
  143. Handle with care
  144. Handy Dandy  see also Shakespeare’s In The Well 
  145. Hard Rain’s a gonna fall  See also The Bobby Horror Picture Show and Bob Dylan Under the Big Top
  146. Hard times in New York Town
  147. Hazel
  148. Heading for the Light
  149. Heart of Mine
  150. Heartland 
  151. Hero Blues
  152. High Away (Ah ah ah)
  153. High Water (for Charley Patton)
  154. Highlands   See also The Arrows They Are A-flying and Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  155. Highway 61 Revisited
  156. Honest with Me
  157. Honey just allow me one more chance
  158.  Huck’s Tune / When the deal goes down
  159. Howlin at your window.
  160. Hurricane
  161. I am a lonesome hobo
  162. I and I   See also The Stranger In Bob Dylan’s ‘I And I’
  163. I and I / Bob Dylan – an alternative vision
  164. I believe in you
  165. I can’t leave her behind
  166. I don’t believe you (She acts like we never have met)
  167. I don’t want to do it
  168. I dreamed I saw St Augustine  See also Deadwood and Deadman
  169. I feel a change coming on
  170. I must love you too much  See also Bob Dylan Has His Blake And Keats It Too
  171. I once new a man
  172. I pity the poor immigrant 
  173. I see you around and around
  174. I shall be free
  175. I shall be free number 10.
  176. I shall be released
  177. I threw it all away  See also The Libel Case Of “Bob Dylan vs Bobbie Gentry” Settles Out Of Court
  178. I wanna be your lover
  179. I want you
  180. I will love Him
  181. I’d hate to be you on that dreadful day
  182. I’d have you anytime
  183. I’m your teenage prayer
  184. Inside Out
  185. If I don’t be there by morning
  186. If I was a king
  187. If you belonged to me (With the Wilburys)
  188. If you want my love
  189. I’ll remember you
  190. I’ll keep it with mine
  191. Idiot Wind  See also “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”
  192. If dogs run free
  193. If not for you
  194. If you ever go to Houston
  195. If you gotta go, go now
  196. If you see her say hello
  197. I’ll be your baby tonight (original) I’ll be your baby tonight (second thoughts)
  198. I’m alright
  199. I’m not there
  200. In the garden
  201. In the summertime
  202. Is it worth it?
  203. Is your love in vain?
  204. Isis
  205. It ain’t me babe
  206. It takes a lot to laugh
  207. It’s all good
  208. It’s all over now baby blue
  209. It’s all right ma – 2015 review.
  210. It’s all right ma – 2013 review
  211. I want you
  212. Jammin Me
  213. Jesus is the one
  214. Jet Pilot
  215. Joey
  216. John Brown
  217. John Wesley Harding   See also Deadwood and Deadman
  218. Jokerman
  219. Jolene
  220. Julius and Ethel
  221. Just like a woman
  222. Just like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  223. Kingsport Town
  224. Knocking on heaven’s door  See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  225. Last night
  226. Lay Down Your Weary Tune   See also My Ruth’s in the Highlands”
  227. Lay Lady Lay
  228. Legionnaire’s Disease
  229. Lenny Bruce is Dead
  230. Leopard skin pill-box hat
  231. Let me die in my footsteps
  232. Let’s keep it between us
  233. License to kill
  234. Life is hard
  235. Like a Rolling Stone  See also Bob Dylan Under the Big Top
  236. Like a Ship
  237. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts    See also The Ghosts Of Electricity: Bob Dylan And Symbolism.  And also Source Of Lily, Rosemary, And The Jack Of Hearts (Part III) and there again Lily O’Valley, Mary Magdalena, and The Jehovah of Hearts: Bob Dylan mixes up the medicine
  238. Living the blues
  239. Lock Your Door
  240. Lo and behold
  241. Lonesome Day Blues
  242. Long Ago Far Away
  243. Long and Wasted Years
  244. Long distance operator
  245. 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 
  246. Long Time Gone
  247. Love is just a four letter word
  248. Love Minus Zero  See also La Mancha Is Blowing In The Wind and The Bobby Horror Picture Show
  249. Love Rescue Me
  250. Love Sick
  251. Making a liar out of me
  252. Maybe someday
  253. Magic
  254. Maggie’s Farm
  255. Make you feel my love
  256. Mama you been on my mind
  257. Man Gave Names to all the Animals
  258. Man of Peace
  259. Man in the Long Black Coat
  260. Man on the Street
  261. Marchin to the city
  262. Masters of War
  263. Medicine Sunday
  264. Meet me in the Morning  See also “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”
  265. Million dollar bash
  266. Million Miles
  267. Minstrel Boy
  268. Mississippi (Tell Tale Signs) – reworked March 2015 & October 2018 with live versions
  269. Mixed up confusion
  270. Money Blues
  271. Moonlight:   See also My Ruth’s in the Highlands”
  272. More than Flesh and Blood (with a transcription of the lyrics)
  273. Most likely you go your way and I’ll go mine
  274. Most of the time
  275. Motorpsycho nightmare
  276. Mozambique
  277. Mr Tambourine Man  – the original review
  278. Mr Tambourine Man: the origins, the music, the meaning, the death knell.   For other comments see also Bob Dylan Under the Big Top and La Mancha Is Blowing In The Wind and The Bobby Horror Picture Show
  279. My back pages     See also  Bob Dylan’s “My Back Pages”. He was so much older then.
  280. My wife’s home town
  281. Narrow Way
  282. Need a woman
  283. Neighbourhood Bully
  284.  “Neighbourhood Bully: the heart of the matter”
  285. Nettie Moore
  286. Never gonna be the same again
  287. Never Say Goodbye
  288. New Dansville Girl
  289. New Blue Moon
  290. New Morning
  291. New Orleans Rag (also known as Bob Dylan’s New Orleans Rag)
  292. New Pony
  293. Ninety miles an hour down a dead end street
  294. No man righteous
  295. 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
  296. North Country Blues
  297. Nothing was delivered 
  298. No time to think
  299. 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!
  300. Not Dark Yet as poetry
  301. Obviously Five Believers  See also Bob Dylan Under the Big Top
  302. Odds and Ends
  303. Oh, Sister
  304. On a Rocking Boat
  305. On a night like this
  306. On a rainy afternoon
  307. On the road again
  308. On the Road Again as part of a sequence of songs,
  309. One for the road
  310. One’s Man’s Loss
  311. One more cup of coffee
  312. One more night
  313. One more weekend
  314. One of us must know
  315. One too many mornings
  316. Only a hobo
  317. Only a pawn in their game
  318. Open the Door Homer  See also Listen To The Dylanesque Whistle Blowing
  319. Outlaw Blues,   See also Bob Dylan alias the outlaw.
  320. Oxford Town
  321. Paths of Victory
  322. “Patty’s gone to Laredo”: The torment Bob Dylan gives us poor fans
  323. Pay in Blood
  324. Peggy Day
  325. Percy’s Song
  326. Pledging my Time
  327. Please Mrs Henry   (See also Bob Dylan meet Mr Freud)
  328. Po Boy: a walk through the heritage of American culture with Bob Dylan
  329. Poor Boy Blues
  330. Political World
  331. Poor House
  332. Positively Fourth Street – See also Billy, Mistress Mary, And The Queen Of Hues: The Mystery Of W.H., Solved!
  333. Precious Angel
  334. Pressing on
  335. Property of Jesus
  336. Queen Jane Approximately  See also Bob Dylan Under the Big Top
  337. Quinn the Eskimo – The Mighty Quinn
  338. Quit your Lowdown Ways
  339. Rainy Day Women
  340. Ramblin Down Thru the World
  341. Ramblin Gamblin Willie
  342. Red River Shore
  343. Restless Farewell   See also The Arrows They Are A-flying
  344. Ride This Train. 
  345. Ring Them Bells
  346. Rita May
  347. Rock em dead
  348. Rocks and Gravel
  349. Roll on John See also The Arrows They Are A-flying and Bob Dylan Has His Blake
  350. Roll on Train
  351. Rollin and Tumblin
  352. Rollin’ and tumblin’ / Someday Baby:  Bob Dylan and how women always will get in the way
  353. Romance in Durango
  354. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands  See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  355. Sara
  356. Sarah Jane
  357. Sante Fe
  358. Saved
  359. Saving Grace
  360. Scarlet Town.  See also 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
  361. See that my grave is kept clean
  362. See you later Allen Ginsberg (1 and 2). 
  363. Seeing the real you at last
  364. Señor,(Tales of Yankee Power) 
  365. Series of Dreams
  366. Seven Curses
  367. Seven Days
  368. Seven Deadly Sins
  369. Shake
  370. Shake Shake Mama
  371. She Belongs to Me  see also The Libel Case Of “Bob Dylan vs Bobbie Gentry” Settles Out Of Court
  372. She’s my baby
  373. She’s your lover now
  374. Shelter from the storm  See also “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”
  375. Shooting Star
  376. Shooting Star and Jimi Hendrix
  377. Shot of Love
  378. Sign Language
  379. Sign on the cross
  380. Sign on the window
  381. Silent Weekend
  382. Silvio
  383. 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 
  384. Sitting on a barbed wire fence
  385. Slow Train
  386. Solid Rock
  387. Someday Baby – Modern Times
  388. Someday Baby – Tell Tale Signs
  389. Someday Baby / Rollin’ and tumblin’ / Bob Dylan and how women always will get in the way
  390. Someone’s got a hold of my heart
  391. Something there is about you.  See also My Ruth’s in the Highlands”
  392. Something’s burning baby
  393. Song to Woodie
  394. Soon After Midnight
  395. Spanish Harlem Incident
  396. Spirit on the water:
  397. Standing in the doorway  See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  398. Standing on the highway
  399. Straight A’s in Love
  400. Stop now updated with link to the song
  401. 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!
  402. Subterranean Homesick Blues – updated March 2015.  See also Fighting in the captain’s tower
  403. Sugar Baby
  404. Summer Days (“Love and Theft”)
  405. Sweetheart like you
  406. Take it or leave it
  407. Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues.  See also La Mancha Is Blowing In The Wind
  408. Talkin Devil 
  409. Talkin Hava Negeilah blues
  410. Talkin’ John Birch Society Blues (Paranoid Blues)
  411. Talkin New York 
  412. Talkin’ World War III Blues
  413. Tangled up in blue   “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”  and also  The Ghosts Of Electricity: Bob Dylan And Symbolism
  414. Tangled Up in Blue: the “Real Live” version
  415. Tears of Rage
  416. Tell me 
  417. Tell Me Momma
  418. Tell me it isn’t true
  419. Tell Ol’ Bill   See also Blake, Keats, And Spots Of Ink: Spinning Reels Of Rhyme
  420. Tell Ol Bill: roots in a blues ballad, rhymes from the Romantic poets
  421. Tempest    See also Fighting in the captain’s tower  and Deadwood and Deadman
  422. Temporary Like Achilles
  423. “The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Alter”.
  424. The Levee’s Gonna Break
  425. The Levee’s Gonna Break / Rain on Love. Reconsidering Dylan’s song.
  426. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
  427. The Man in Me
  428. The Times they are a-Changing
  429. The Very Thought of You
  430. The Wandering Kind updated with link to the song
  431. The Wicked Messenger  See also The Tale Of The Wicked Messenger And The Faithful Servant
  432. Thief on the cross
  433. Things have changed – review revised and extended 2016
  434. This a-way that a-way
  435. This Dream of You
  436. This Wheel’s on Fire
  437. Three Angels
  438. Thunder on the Mountain
  439. Thunder on the Mountain: It’s a cruel world in Bob Dylan’s song.
  440. Time to end this Masquerade
  441. Trouble in Mind
  442. Tight Connection to my heart
  443. Til I fell in love with you
  444. Time passes slowly  – revised 30 August 2015.
  445. Tin Angel
  446. Tiny Montgomery 
  447. To be alone with you
  448. To fall in love with you
  449. To Ramona
  450. Tombstone Blues  See also La Mancha Is Blowing In The Wind
  451. Tomorrow is a long time
  452. Tonight I’ll be Staying Here With You
  453. Too Much of Nothing – revised 4 October 2016
  454. Tough Mama
  455. Tragedy of the Trade
  456. Train a Travellin. 
  457. Trouble
  458. Troubled and I Don’t Know Why
  459. Trying to get to heaven  See also Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
  460. True Love Tends to Forget
  461. Trust Yourself
  462. TV Talking Song
  463. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  464. Tweeter and the Monkey Man
  465. Unbelievable  See also Bob Dylan Has His Blake  and The Land Of Milk And Honey
  466. Under control
  467. Under the red sky  See also Bob Dylan Has His Blake  and Dylan On Dylan
  468. Under your spell
  469. Union Sundown
  470. Up to Me
  471. Visions of Johanna: the original review: see also Bob Dylan And Bottichelli, DaVinci, Delacroix, Duchamp, Picasso, And Van Gogh
  472. Visions of Johanna: the Old Crow Medicine Show version
  473. Wagon Wheel (Rock me mama)
  474. Waiting for you
  475. Waiting to get beat
  476. Walk out in the rain (with Helena Springs)
  477. Walking Down the Line
  478. Walls of Red Wing
  479. Wanted Man
  480. Whatcha Gonna Do? 
  481. Watching the river flow
  482. Watered down love
  483. We better Talk this Over
  484. Wedding song
  485. Well, well, well.
  486. Went to see the gypsy  See also Blake, Keats, And Spots Of Ink: Spinning Reels Of Rhyme
  487. What can I do for You?
  488. What good am I?
  489. What kind of friend is this?
  490. What was it you wanted?
  491. What will you do when Jesus comes?
  492. What’s going on here?
  493. When I paint my masterpiece
  494. When the night comes falling from the sky
  495. When the ship comes in
  496. When you gonna wake up?
  497. When He returns
  498. When the deal goes down
  499. When the deal goes down & Huck’s Tune/ Bob Dylan believes in God
  500. Where are you tonight?
  501. Where teardrops fall
  502. Where were you last night?
  503. Who killed Davey Moore?
  504. Who loves you more?
  505. Why do you have to be so frantic (Lunatic Princess).
  506. Wiggle wiggle
  507. Wigwam and Woogie Boogie
  508. Wilbury Twist
  509. Wind Blows on the Water
  510. Winterlude
  511. With God on our Side  See also The Tale Of The Wicked Messenger And The Faithful Servant
  512. Woogie Boogie and Wigwam
  513. Working Man’s Blues #2
  514. Workingman’s blues # 2 A very personal interpretation
  515. Working on a Guru
  516. Ye Playboys and Playgirls
  517. Ye shall be changed
  518. Yonder comes sin
  519. You ain’t going nowhere
  520. You Angel You
  521. You changed my life
  522. You don’t love me no more
  523. You took my breath away
  524. You wanna ramble
  525. You’re a big girl now  See also “Figurative Language in Blood on the Tracks”
  526. You’re going to make me lonesome when you go  See also The Ghosts Of Electricity: Bob Dylan And Symbolism
  527. You’ve been hiding too long.