Category Archives: Tell Tales Signs

Someday Baby: Why didn’t Dylan choose the TTS version for the album?

By Tony Attwood My neighbour Pat and I were debating Dylan (as we do) last night and discussing the issue of which of the versions of Can’t Wait is the best.  I think the Time out of Mind version works … Continue reading

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Dylan’s “Can’t wait”: the meaning of the music and the lyrics in two different versions

By Tony Attwood The fact is that “Tell Tale Signs” Can’t Wait is so different from the “Time Out of Mind” version, sometimes they feel like almost different songs.  They certainly have different lyrics and although they both work the theme … Continue reading

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Tell Ol’ Bill: Dylan digs deep into the song’s origins to create a brilliant film song

By Tony Attwood This review has been revised multiple times since it was first published.  This update 6 July 2019.   Copies of outtakes from the Tell Ol Bill sessions appear and vanish – if the ones listed are not … Continue reading

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Mississippi: the meaning of Dylan’s music and lyrics and two live versions

By Tony Attwood Updated August 2018 with the addition of Alternate Version 3 which has suddenly popped up.  Here it is complete with different lyrics Rolling Stone called “Mississippi” “A drifter’s love song that seems to sum up Dylan’s entire … Continue reading

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