All songs reviewed on this site

Complete song review index in alphabetical order

Please note:  This site reviews every song composed by Bob Dylan (either alone or with a fellow songwriter) of which we can find a recording.  Along the way (especially in the early years of this site) we included a few songs that were not written by Dylan.

This problem originates from the fact that in the early days of this site, I was pretty much writing it for a few friends and myself – I had no idea it would start being a reference point on Dylan’s work with getting on for 1 million page views a year.  Had I known, I’d have been more careful.

So included herein you’ll find songs such as “Alberta”, “You wanna ramble”, “See that my grave is kept clean”, “90 miles an hour”, “Corrina Corrina”, “Baby please don’t go” and perhaps one or two more that should not be accredited to Bob.  But the number is small – certainly less than 10 I think.  As I work through revisions of the articles I will make the point more clearly.

Also I’d add that Bob’s official site doesn’t always help us.  For example, regarding “Corrina Corrina” the official site says “Written by Bob Dylan (arr)”.   What does that mean – surely he either wrote it or he arranged it.

I will over time go back and make sure that all commentaries on songs Dylan did not write clearly say this.

Tony Attwood

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

Note 1: The two songs called “On a rainy afternoon” are completely different compositions, not different versions of the same song.