Observed by a well-respected Victorian poet is that Darwin’s monkey man puts Christian faith to the test:
Who trusted God was love indeed And love Creation's final law Though Nature, red in tooth and claw With ravine, shrieked against his creed
Don't put on any airs When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue They got some hungry women there And they really make a mess outta you
Singer/ songwriter Bob Dylan makes reference to Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective in the following lyrics:
Well, I quit my job so I could work all alone And I changed my name to Sherlock Holmes Followed some clues from my detective bag And discovered there was red stripes on the American flag
( Bob Dylan: Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues)
Little red wagon Little red bike I ain't no monkey But I know what I like I like the way you love me strong and slow
The sun is shinin', ain't but one train on this track I'm steppin' out of the dark wood I'm jumpin' on the monkey's back
The undercover cop was found face-down in a field The Monkey Man was on the river bridge using Tweeter as a shield Jan says to the Monkey Man, "I'm not fooled by Tweeter's curl I knew him long before he ever became a Jersey girl"
And the walls came down All the way to hell Never saw them when they're standing Never saw them when they fell
They got Charles Darwin trapped out there on Highway Five Judge said to the High Sheriff "I want him dead or alive" Either way, I don't care
Well I set my monkey on a log And ordered him to do the dog He wagged his tail, and shook his head And he went and did the cat instead He's a weird monkey, very funky
King Kong, little elves On the rooftops they dance Valentino-type tangos While the make-up man's hands Shut the eyes of the dead Not to embarrass anyone But farewell, Angelina The sky is embarrassed And I must be gone
(Joan Baez: Farewell Angelina ~ Bob Dylan)
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