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Bob Dylan — Maggie's Farm (Live at the Newport Folk Festival)
Album: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (Bootleg Series Vol. 7)
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Released: 1965
Length: 5:01
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I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more

Well, I wake up in the morning, fold my hands and pray for rain
I got a head full of ideas that are drivin' me insane
It's a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more

Well, he hands you a nickel, he hands you a dime
He asks you with a grin if you're havin' a good time
Then he fines you every time you slam the door
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more

Well, he puts his cigar out in your face just for kicks
His bedroom window, it is made out of bricks
The National Guard stands around his door
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more

Well, she talks to all the servants about man and God and law
Everybody says she's the brains behind pa
She's sixty-eight, but she says she's fifty-four
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more

Well, I try my best to be just like I am
But everybody wants you to be just like them
They say sing while you slave and I just get bored
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
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Got my mojo workin'...
Well then Don't!!!
You know what they say: ''Every greath truth begins as a blasphemy.''

 
Cynaera wrote:
Dylan has always been a ground-breaker. He always shook the tree and kicked the anthills to see what came out. And then he used whatever came out as the nucleus of a new song.

I love the electric version of this song, probably because it ruffled so many feathers! People who were dyed-in-the-wool acoustic Dylan fans felt totally betrayed when this electric version came out, but those who were open to change embraced it, and I wonder if that was what he had intended - separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.

Whatever the case, Dylan will always be an icon, and I'll always love his music, even if sometimes I don't understand it.
 


 gillespp wrote:
How on earth can anyone rate this a 1?  Go home.
 
Maybe they were really trying to make it go to 11.

I would.

How on earth can anyone rate this a 1?  Go home.
Same same today. Love it though
 RedGuitar wrote:

I thought Bloomfield played with Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival.
 
Agree.  It was Bloomfield (electric lead guitar & Kooper (organ). You can see a video of this performance on the documentary: The Other Side of the Mirror: Live at the Newport Folk Festival: 1963-65.


 rspauldi wrote:

I lost my (vinyl) copy of this album long ago.  :-)

The lead guitar sounds a lot like Mike Bloomfield.  Can anyone
corroborate?

TIA!

 
I thought Bloomfield played with Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival.


 rspauldi wrote:

I lost my (vinyl) copy of this album long ago.  :-)

The lead guitar sounds a lot like Mike Bloomfield.  Can anyone
corroborate?

TIA!


Definitely Bloomfield.{#Bananajam}
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I lost my (vinyl) copy of this album long ago.  :-)

The lead guitar sounds a lot like Mike Bloomfield.  Can anyone
corroborate?

TIA!

Huh, huh, huh, huh....he got booed.....huh, huh, huh, huh. Great song! 8{#Clap}

Is this Bloomfield or Robertson? The guitar work is amazing.


 jimmyriley wrote:
Hey, is this the version that "created history?"  The one that made all the folkies want to kick Dylan off the stage?
 
Yessiree bob!
I uploaded this ages and ages ago and it never got played.
It brought a smile to my face when it kicked in just now.
Awesome.

(Anyone who voted this a 1 shouldn't even be allowed online, man.)

Dylan has always been a ground-breaker. He always shook the tree and kicked the anthills to see what came out. And then he used whatever came out as the nucleus of a new song.

I love the electric version of this song, probably because it ruffled so many feathers! People who were dyed-in-the-wool acoustic Dylan fans felt totally betrayed when this electric version came out, but those who were open to change embraced it, and I wonder if that was what he had intended - separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.

Whatever the case, Dylan will always be an icon, and I'll always love his music, even if sometimes I don't understand it.
Derek Trucks Band "Down In The Flood" -> Dylan doing "Maggie's Farm" at NFF. Good stuff! {#Clap}
Thank you...
 jimmyriley wrote:
Hey, is this the version that "created history?"  The one that made all the folkies want to kick Dylan off the stage?
 
Legend has it that Pete Seeger tried to cut the power cables with an axe.
Ah, a seminal moment in his career. Haven't seen the movie, so it's interesting to hear what all the fuss was about.


This song is soooo cool to hear on RP...  this is the best radio station in our solar system...



Maggie, I could be wrong about this, but I just have this funny feeling Bob's not gonna be showing up for work today.  Can't say why, it's just this impression I have.

Was this the concert where he was boo'ed off the stage for going electric?  :-)
    The best climber in the world is the one
    having the most fun.

                  — Alex Lowe 1958-1999
Go Bobby
Great! I have just listened to the Royal Albert Hall recordings!

Hey, is this the version that "created history?"  The one that made all the folkies want to kick Dylan off the stage?
Why, I'll go work on Maggie's Farm with this song...
Play me - I rock!