Bob Dylan And Patti Page (Part II)

This article continues from Bob Dylan and Patti Page Part 1.

by Larry Fyffe

Below, a line similar to one in the song “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte”:

Then make him tell it never
But she don't cry
(Bob Dylan: Patty's Gone To Laredo)

(A recording of Patty’s gone to Laredo can be found at 4 min 45 sec on this video)

Patti Page borrows the following song from the movie by the same name; makes a big hit out of it:

Hush, hush, sweet Charlotte
Charlotte, don't you cry
Hush, hush, sweet Charlotte
He'll love you till he dies
(Patti Page: Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte ~  De Vol/David)

In the movie “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte”, starring Bette Davis, Mariam connives with Dr. Drew to steal the southern belle’s estate by driving her insane; actually beheaded by his wife, Charlotte’s thought to have murdered John, the married man she fell in love with a long time ago.

The two culprits make it appear that Charoltte shoots Dr. Drew; his ‘body’ then thrown into a muddy swamp. He returns to the mansion, and  haunts Charlotte. Now more mad than ever, Charlotte catches on to the evil plot, and shoves a large flowerpot down on their heads.

Take what you have gathered from coincidence – the Gothic movie above reminds one somewhat distantly of the fragmented narrative in the song lyrics quoted beneath:

Charotte's a harlot dresses in scarlet
Mary dresses in green ....
I'll drag his corpse through the mud
It's now or never
More than ever
When I first met you, I didn't think you would do
It's soon after midnight, and I don't want nobody but you
(Bob Dylan: Soon After Midnight)

The singer/songwriter/musician explains how he comes up with his musical works art:

I'll pick a number between a one and two
And I'll ask myself, "What would Caesar do?"
I'll bring someone back to life in more ways than one
Don't matter how long it takes
It'll be done when it's done

(Dylan: My Own Version Of You)

And what would King Solomon do?:

Take the foxes, the little foxes
That spoil the vines
For our vines have tender grapes
(Song Of Solomon 2:15)

In a movie, Regina (Bette Davis) says to her wealthy, but ill, husband (as she tries to fox money out of him):

"I hope you die! I hope you die soon!
I've been waiting for you to die!"
(Movie: The Little Foxes)

Her husband ends up dying of a heart attack while Regina looks on.

In the song below, the singer/songwriter turns his words against the master foxes of war:

And I hope that you die
And your death will come soon
(Bob Dylan: Masters Of War)

The singer/musician covers the following song:

See the pyramids along the Nile
Watch the sunrise from a tropic isle
Just remember, darling, all the while
You belong to me
(Patti Page: You Belong To Me ~ Price/King/Stewart)

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