The series (which continues two or three times a week on Untold Dylan) contains not only the exposition of the Dylavinic Code but also a series of videos that illuminate the thesis.
Most of these videos are cover versions, and now for the first time, at the foot of this article, we have an index to the (mostly) cover versions of Dylan songs incorporated in the Dylavinci Code series. Just click on any of the links and you will be taken to the article wherein you can click on the video. We’ll be updating this list as the series continues.
But first, today’s article.
by Larry Fyffe
The breaking of the Dylavinci Code shows that Bob Dylan travels way back in time, and takes on the persona of Jesus.
In the song lyrics below, we learn that initially Jesus really loves Mary Magdalene, but resents the interference of her mother Eucharis, and Maggie’s seemingly ‘older’ sister, the more aggressive Martha (a good cook though she be).
Both her sister and mother are concerned about the outcome of Maggie’s relationship with Jesus.
As we have already seen, the Code reveals that the couple eventually end up in Morocco with their girl-child after Jesus and Mary with her brother Lazarus and sister Martha journey to France:
I once loved a girl, her skin it was bronze With the innocence of a lamb, she was gentle like a fawn I courted her proudly, but now she is gone Gone as the season she's taken In a young summer's youth, I stole her away From her mother and sister, though close did they stay Each one of them suffering from the failures of their day With strings of guilt they tried hard to guide us (Bob Dylan: Ballad In Plain D)
Certainly, a different story than told in the Holy Bible where Jesus is depicted as the sacrificial Lamb:
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him And saith, "Behold the Lamb of God Which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1: 29)
So dear reader you have to decide if it be I or the Bible that’s telling the truth … whilst noting that Rosemary sacrifices herself in the song “Lily, Rosemary, And The Jack Of Hearts.”
To be perfectly honest, it was with the assistance of my computer ‘Fat Nancy’ that I was able to figure out the Code embedded in Dylan’s song lyrics.
So it’s a tough decision to make, that’s for sure.
Uncovered too is that the following song lyrics be an allegory, the boss is Jesus; the lady, Mary Magdalene:
It was late last night when the boss came home To a deserted mansion and a desolate throne Servant said, "Boss, the lady's gone She left this morning, just 'fore dawn" (Bob Dylan: Tin Angel)
The boss tracks down Maggie, but her husband, the Boss, is shot down by Henry Lee, her lover, and she, in turn, stabs Henry; then stabs herself to death.
His knees went limp, and he reached for the door His doom was sealed, he slid to the floor He whispered into her ear, "This is all your fault My fighting days have come to a halt" (Bob Dylan: Tin Angel)
In the song above, Henry, Mary’s lover, ends up dead, wrapped in white linen, as cold as the clay.
Again quite unlike the biblical story told:
Jesus saith unto her "Woman, why weepest thou Whom seekest thou?" She, supposing him to be the gardener Saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence Tell me where you have laid him And I will take him away" Jesus saith unto her, "Mary" She turned herself, and saith unto him "Raboni", which is to say 'Master' (John 20: 15,16)
It’s clear that Joker Jesus either sends a look-alike Libyan in His place to find Mary, and do the dirty work; or Jesus is simply unkillable.
In any event, Mary is tricked, like mythological Semele by Hera, into killing herself.
The Dylavinci Code Index to videos
- Ahab The Arab -Ray Stevens
- Angelina -Bob Dylan
- Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream -John Bull And The Bandits
- Changing Of The Guards -Whitley & Lang
- Changing Of The Guards -Gaslight Anthem
- Crossing The Rubicon -Bob Dylan
- Drifter’s Escape -George Thorogood/Destroyers
- Duquesne Whistle -Benmont Tench
- False Prophet -Bob Dylan
- Goodbye Jimmy Reed -Bob Dylan
- Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar -Elkie Brooks
- Handy Dandy -Bob Dylan
- High Water – Joan Osborne
- Highway 61 Revisited -Ross Scrivener
- I Contain Multitudes -Emma Swift
- I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine – John Doe
- Idiot Wind -Gerard Quintana
- Idiot Wind -The Coal Porters
- I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight -Robert Palmer
- Isis – Julie Corbalis
- Isis -White Stripes
- Just Like A Woman -Old Crow Medicine Show
- Little Maggie – Bob Dylan
- Lord Protect My Child -Susan Tedeshi
- Maggie’s Farm -Chicken Diamond
- Maggie’s Farm -The Specials
- Maggie’s Farm – Zero Prophet
- Maggie’s Farm – Jimmy Vivino And The Black Italians
- Mary And The Soldier – Bob Dylan
- Memphis Blues – HC Handy
- My Own Version Of You -Bob Dylan
- Pretty Mary -Bob Dylan/Band
- Ring Them Bells -Muscle And Bone
- Rocky Racoon -Charlie Parr
- Romance In Durango – Julie Felix
- Romance In Durango -Gerard Quintana
- Scarlet Town -Bob Dylan
- Seeing The Real You At Last -Bettye Lavette
- Sign On The Window -Al Turk
- Slow Train – Clas Yngstrom
- Stuck inside Of Mobile – North Mississippi Alstars
- Summer Days -Brothers Lazaroff
- Talking World War III Blues -Toni Vescoli
- Visions Of Johanna – Stephen Inglis