Unreleased Bob Dylan Song Re-Assembled

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By Larry Fyffe

Though they be mostly farm hands, and not Bob Dylan scholars, our Untold team of intrepid archaeologists have been able to piece together one of the fragmented, hard-to-decipher ‘Dylan scrolls’ that were discovered in a damp cave near the Black Sea.

With the exception of  this team , the readers of ‘Untold Dylan’ are the first to see the results.

Warning in regards to the parchment – everything is broken – so our team of specialists have not necessarily assembled and deciphered the lyrics exactly the way they were originally written:

Like A Stolen Roan
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Once upon a time, you dressed like a farmer
Threw crumbs to the chickens in the barn, didn’t you
People call, say wear boots in the stall, you’re bound to fall
You brought hay to them all – kids an’ ewe
You noosed a calf, a goat
Every mouse that was hanging out
Now you don’t talk so loud
Now you don’t seem so proud
About having to slaughter your next meal

 

How does it feel, how does feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a stolen roan

 

Ah, you never turned around to see the frowns on the sows
On the nannies, and the cows when they showed their tits for you
You never understood that it ain’t no good
You should never let the bull get a kick at you
You used to ride on a roan horse with your dip of ‘caf
You carried on your shoulder a flea-filled cat
Ain’t it hard when you discovered that
Your filly wasn’t where she ought to be at
After she ate every oat that she could steal

 

How does it feel, how does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a stolen roan
Like a stolen roan

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2 Responses to Unreleased Bob Dylan Song Re-Assembled

  1. L FYFFE says:

    A minority of the team members thought the fragments when put back together looked more like ‘flea-bit cat’.

  2. Larry fyffe says:

    A minority of team members thought the fragments when put back together revealed ‘flea-bit cat”.

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