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Other people’s songs: Love Henry

Previously in this series… Other people’s songs. How Dylan covers the work of other composers Other People’s songs: Bob and others perform “Froggie went a courtin” Other people’s songs: They killed him Other people’s songs: Frankie & Albert Other people’s … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan and Dante Part VI and VII

Bob Dylan And Dante and Bill Heagney (Part I and II) Bob Dylan and Dante (Part III and IV) Bob Dylan and Dante (Part V ) by Larry Fyffe Part VI In ancient Greek/Roman mythology, King Minos, after his death, becomes … Continue reading

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NET, 2005, Part 5, Old friends grow old too

An index of the Never Ending Tour series can be found here. Here are the earlier articles from 2005… Never Ending Tour 2005 part 1: Choice cuts from London and Dublin Never Ending Tour 2005 part 2: More choice cuts … Continue reading

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A Dylan cover a Day: Lay down your weary tune

By Tony Attwood Sometimes I hear a performance and it literally (and I literally mean “literally”) sends shivers through my body.  Not just down my spine, but through my whole body. I don’t think that everyone gets this effect, but … Continue reading

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The Laughter of the Drowned: another post-Dylan song

By Tony Attwood and Bob Bjarke I recently posted the article “A new Dylan song, written using artificial intelligence and an old-time songwriter” in which a set of lyrics created by an artificial intelligence program used by Bob Bjarke was … Continue reading

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Million Miles (1997) part 9 – Shall we roll it Jimmy?

Million Miles (1997) part 9 – final by Jochen Markhorst IX         Shall we roll it Jimmy? It has an irresistible, voyeuristic appeal, the gimmick that Dylan and his producers have used many times over the years. Before the song actually … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Dante (Part V)

Previously published: Bob Dylan And Dante and Bill Heagney (Part I and II) Bob Dylan and Dante (Part III and IV) By Larry Fyffe Words matter. “Angelina”, a song written by Bob Dyan, stirs up a great theological debate amongst Dylanologists … Continue reading

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The return of Bob Dylan’s Showcase: Roelie Rautenbach

By Tony Attwood and introducing Roelie Rautenbach Back in 2020 Untold Dylan ran a series called “Showcase” which contained songs from a number of readers who had written or performed their own songs or versions of Bob’s songs. We have … Continue reading

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Million Miles (1997) part 8: Write twenty verses while you’re in The Zone

Million Miles part 1: The closer I get, the farther away I feel Million Miles part 2: They kind of write themselves Million Miles part 3: And thou didst commit whoredom with them Million Miles part 4: What’s it all … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Dante (Parts III & IV)

Previously published: Bob Dylan And Dante and Bill Heagney (Part I and II) By Larry Fyffe Bob Dylan And Dante (Part III) Bob Dylan, singer/songwriter/musician, awaits Virgil to guide him to Paradise, Even if it’s just a little shack in … Continue reading

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A new Dylan song, written using artificial intelligence and an old-time songwriter

This article records how two of us came to create a new Dylanesque song, with lyrics generated by artificial intelligence.   A recording of the song can be found at the end of the article. Part 1: by Bob Bjarke Over … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Dante and Bill Heagney

By Larry Fyffe (Part I) A humourous cowgirl Dante rides on the foam of the Jungian sea: Now we’re on our cowboy honeymoon I’ll find a shack over back In the valley (Patsy Montana: A Cowboy Honeymoon) Waiting for her … Continue reading

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Dylan cover a day: Knocking on Heaven’s Door

By Tony Attwood A meander around the internet today found me over 180 cover versions of this song, including a surprising number of instrumental pieces. It is of course one of the most widely known Dylan songs, and it has … Continue reading

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Million Miles part 7: Songs that float in a luminous haze

Million Miles part 1: The closer I get, the farther away I feel Million Miles part 2: They kind of write themselves Million Miles part 3: And thou didst commit whoredom with them Million Miles part 4: What’s it all … Continue reading

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NET, 2005, Part 4, Hello, Goodbye: First Ever, Last Ever

An index of the Never Ending Tour series can be found here. Never Ending Tour 2005 part 1: Choice cuts from London and Dublin Never Ending Tour 2005 part 2: More choice cuts from London and Dublin. Never Ending Tour … Continue reading

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Dylan cover a day: Just like Tom Thumb’s Blues. Just wait for the last one.

By Tony Attwood At first I thought this version of Tom Thumb by Whiskerman was going to take us all the way through the song without any beat at all, but no, the rhythm section comes in at around 2′ … Continue reading

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Million Miles part 6: Like a wagon wheel

Million Miles part 1: The closer I get, the farther away I feel Million Miles part 2: They kind of write themselves Million Miles part 3: And thou didst commit whoredom with them Million Miles part 4: What’s it all … Continue reading

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Other people’s songs: from Stack a Lee to Stagger Lee and Hugh Laurie

Previously in this series… Other people’s songs. How Dylan covers the work of other composers Other People’s songs: Bob and others perform “Froggie went a courtin” Other people’s songs: They killed him Other people’s songs: Frankie & Albert Other people’s … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And The  Swans

By Larry Fyffe Accidental shootings do happen: Her apron wrapped about her And he took her for a swan Oh and alas, it was she Polly Vaughn (Bob Dylan: Polly Vaughn) In the song lyrics below, a husband does in … Continue reading

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Never Ending Tour 2005 part 3: Seattle Stopovers

An index of the Never Ending Tour series can be found here. Never Ending Tour 2005 part 1: Choice cuts from London and Dublin Never Ending Tour 2005 part 2: More choice cuts from London and Dublin. By Mike Johnson … Continue reading

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