Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XV)

by Larry Fyffe

A list of the earlier articles in this series appears at the foot of this page.

The Dylavinci Code reveals that Jesus has a long-time grudge, other than that he thinks she’s a whore, against Mary ‘Maggie’ Magdalene.

He affectionately calls her Maggie in that she comes from a wealthy farming family that supports Him.

The grudge no doubt explains in part why Mary’s abandoned by Jesus and left lying ‘undead” in a tomb within the Great Sphinx of Egypt.

He also has a grudge against her brother Lazarus whom He raised from the dead:

No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more
Well, he hands me a nickel, he has me a dime
He asks me with a grin if you're having a good time
Then he fines you every time you slam the door
(Bob Dylan: Maggie's Farm)

A grudge against Mary’s father Cyrus too:

No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more
Well, he puts his cigar out in your face just for kicks
His bedroom window, it is made out of bricks
The National Guard stands around his door
(Bob Dylan: Maggie's Farm)

And a grudge against Mary’s mother Eucharis as well:

Now I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more
Well, she talks to all the servants about man and God and law
Everybody says she's the brains behind pa
She's sixty-eight, but she says she's fifty-four
(Bob Dylan: Maggie's Farm)

But most of all the big grudge is against Magdalene herself:

No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's Farm no more
Well, I wake up in the morning, fold my hands and pray for rain
I got a head full of ideas that are driving me insane
It's a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor
(Bob Dylan: Maggie's Farm)

With Maggie’s sister Martha, who cooks for the poor, Jesus has no problem:

Ring them bells Sweet Martha for the poor man's son
Ring them bells so the world will know that God is one
(Bob Dylan: Ring Them Bells)

The breaking of the Dylavinci Code leaves no doubt that it’s Mary Magdalene that the ‘lone soldier’ Jesus marries.

There’s a big hint an unnatural death awaits her:

And when he saw her loyalty
And Mary so true hearted
He said, "My darling, married we'll be
And nothing but death will part us"

(Bob Dylan: Mary And The Soldier ~ traditional/Brady)

Note the sincerity of Maggie’s loyalty is questioned:

In Scarlet Town in the month of May
Sweet William on his deathbed lay
Mistress Mary by the side of the bed
Kissing his face, heaping prayers on his head
(Bob Dylan: Scarlet Town)

According to the Dylavinci Code, Christ accepts no blame for what transpires:

Sometimes I have a nickel
Sometimes I have a dime
Sometimes I have ten dollars
Just to buy Little Maggie wine

(Bob Dylan: Little Maggie ~ traditional, Stanley Brothers, etc)

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    Sometimes I have a nickel
    And sometimes I have a dime
    Sometimes I have ten dollars
    Just to pay Little Maggie wine

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