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Bob Dylan — Rollin' And Tumblin'
Album: Modern Times
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Released: 2006
Length: 5:58
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I rolled and I tumbled, I cried the whole night long
I rolled and I tumbled, I cried the whole night long
Woke up this mornin', I must have bet my money wrong

I got troubles so hard, I can't stand the strain
I got troubles so hard, I can't stand the strain
Some young lazy slut has charmed away my brains

The landscape is glowin', gleamin' in the golden light of day
The landscape is glowin', gleamin' in the golden light of day
I ain't holdin' nothin' back now, I ain't standin' in anybody's way

Well, I did all I know just to keep you off my mind
Well, I did all I know just to keep you off my mind
Well, I paid and I paid and my sufferin' heart is always on the line

Well, I get up in the dawn and I go down and lay in the shade
I get up in the dawn and I go down and lay in the shade
I ain't nobody's house boy, I ain't nobody's well trained maid

I'm flat out spent, this woman been drivin' me to tears
I'm flat out spent, this woman she been drivin' me to tears
This woman so crazy, I swear I ain't gonna touch another one for years

Well, the warm weather's comin' and the buds are on the vine
The warm weather's comin', the buds are on the vine
Ain't nothing so depressing as trying to satisfy this woman of mine

I got up this mornin', saw the rising sun return
Well, I got up this mornin', see the rising sun return
Sooner or later, you too shall burn

The night's filled with shadows, the years are filled with early doom
The night is filled with shadows, the years are filled with early doom
I've been conjuring up all these long dead souls from their crumblin' tombs

Let's forgive each other darlin', let's go down to the greenwood glen
Let's forgive each other darlin', let's go down to the greenwood glen
Let's put our heads together now, let's put all old matters to an end

Well, I rolled and I tumbled and I cried the whole night long
Ah, I rolled and I tumbled and I cried the whole night long
I woke up this morning, I think I must be traveling wrong
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It's like they actually 100% copied the guitar from Muddy Waters' version, this is sad.... Why cover a song if you're trying to make it sound exactly the same...

Since i like the original, a 4.

Nope..This was a hit for Muddy Waters back in the 50s

 
Pharlap wrote:
is this a Canned Heat song? Or is Bob channeling them?
 


Great Dylan version!  {#High-five}
Compared to the Jeff Beck or Muddy Waters versions, this is so sad.
is this a Canned Heat song? Or is Bob channeling them?
Life long Dylan fan has left the building
It's nice that Bob's finally been around long enough and has enough stature and miles on him that he can tackle these classics with some authority.
 fredriley wrote:

I can't bear his 'classic' stuff, mainly on account of his then whiny voice. This, though, is excellent back-to-basics blues and his voice has finally dropped an octave or so and gained some 'smokiness'. 7 from the Nottingham jury (5 more than most early Dylan would get).

 
I agree completely. An 8 from me.

 vandal wrote:

fumblin' an' mumblin'

 

This is weird ... second time in two days I've agreed with you.
Make it stop
I like this, sounds like old Bob really gets his parts moving on this one.
 WhiteWater wrote:

Agree with the "perform" part, but I absolutely love the Jeff Beck / Imogen Heap rendition of this song.

 
I'm pretty sure he didn't write it.

5 => 2, and the longer this takes to end, the lower it will go.

 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Dylan wrote and performed some great songs, but this ain't one of em. Unfortunately.
 
Agree with the "perform" part, but I absolutely love the Jeff Beck / Imogen Heap rendition of this song.


Great song ... weak version ...




great song... love it...


 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Dylan wrote and performed some great songs, but this ain't one of em. Unfortunately.
 
I agree wholeheartedly. The repetitive guitar lick got old after about the 700th time it was played, and the rest of the instrumentation and vocals also did nothing for me. I like a lot of Dylan's work, but not this piece.

I'm listening Bob!!!!!!!


love your snearing howling voice
keep it rolling bob!!!!!
{#Dancingbanana_2}


 
jagdriver wrote:

Interpreted by Dylan, but not a Dylan composition, mind you.

 

Must have been temporary insanity, or incredibly good weed


 a_genuine_find wrote:
Thank you Bill, for introducing a Dylan tune that I finally like.
 
Interpreted by Dylan, but not a Dylan composition, mind you.


The Bobster still has some innocent curiosity: He was playing in Winnipeg a few weeks ago, and he made a cab trip to Neil Young's boyhood home. He chatted with the present owner and was invited in to see the house. When he was shown Neil's room (now painted hot pink for the resident 16-year-old girl) The Bob said,''Is this where Neil listened to his music?'' 
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Dylan wrote and performed some great songs, but this ain't one of em. Unfortunately.
 
<shrug> I can't bear his 'classic' stuff, mainly on account of his then whiny voice. This, though, is excellent back-to-basics blues and his voice has finally dropped an octave or so and gained some 'smokiness'. 7 from the Nottingham jury (5 more than most early Dylan would get).

 Papernapkin wrote:

Damn good ain't it!
 
              oh, the irony of our agreement. . .

From NEW ORDER to MODERN TIMES - I guess that's the only Thing! in common ...unless there's something else I can't hear?

 a_genuine_find wrote:

 

Looks like you had a change of heart...
EXACTLY!!

 
a_genuine_find wrote:

 


 

good morning! Mr. Robert Allen Zimmerman -   ** 10 **





 vandal wrote:

fumblin' an' mumblin'
 
Damn good ain't it!

fumblin' an' mumblin'

Thank you Bill, for introducing a Dylan tune that I finally like.
"This woman so crazy, I swear I ain't gonna touch another one for years."
 Stefen wrote:
On first hearing, I liked this song. So, I bought the album. I was disppointed with it. Save your money.

 

Yeah, I got a bit singed myself.  {#Yes}
On first hearing, I liked this song. So, I bought the album. I was disppointed with it. Save your money.
wyoschrods wrote:
Tight tune. If you don't like it, you just don't get it; but, we won't hold it against you.
I get it, I just don't like it. . .
Tight tune. If you don't like it, you just don't get it; but, we won't hold it against you.
3 :arrow: 1
Dylan wrote and performed some great songs, but this ain't one of em. Unfortunately.
brewmonkey wrote:
Dylan: how can anyone disput his genius? Not only has Bob been putting out incredible music for 50 years; this is one of his best albums ever!!! :cowboy:
Assuming that the 6.3 average rating on RP is for 90% in the US - a relatively small country of merely 300-million souls - it lets you with a bunch of people (actually way over 4 billion) like me who do not recognize the so-said genius, and do not give a s.. about him. He would have talents to dub Donald Duck in Disney studios if he is that greedy producing s..
Dylan: how can anyone disput his genius? Not only has Bob been putting out incredible music for 50 years; this is one of his best albums ever!!! :cowboy:
Zeito wrote:
I would count my lucky stars if I had a wife who always played Bob Dylan in the car. I only get Rascal Flatts and the local Clear Channel pop station... :doh:
Ditto!
Its always difficult to like Dylan. "Anoasfd oasdi Mphh hoasax." Unintelligible words, lousy voice, boring song. Too bad there's nothing lower than Sucko-Barfo.
It's always difficult not to like Dylan...this well, I guess ...
horstman wrote:
I bought this album for my wife on her birthday. She really likes Bob Dylan. But, honestly, this album is pretty boring (to me). And she plays it all time when we drive in her car. But she puts up with all my baggage and for that I love her and would listen to this album a thousand times over. Plus, when in my car, its Porcupine Tree! :heartkiss:
I would count my lucky stars if I had a wife who always played Bob Dylan in the car. I only get Rascal Flatts and the local Clear Channel pop station... :doh:
snowcat wrote:
How'd this guy fool the world into thinking he is a legend?? I don't hear anything in his music that would inspire anyone. B-L-A-N-D. A HIGHLY controversial opinion to have .
FREE ACID?
How'd this guy fool the world into thinking he is a legend?? I don't hear anything in his music that would inspire anyone. B-L-A-N-D. A HIGHLY controversial opinion to have .
Rollin' and Tumblin', Writhing on the floor he futilely attempted to rip off his own ears... Oh wait, there's a volume control! WHEW!
:drummer: :guitarist: :bounce: :high-five:
I always thought this one was from Dire Straits. I don't get Dylan's stuff either.
horstman wrote:
I bought this album for my wife on her birthday. She really likes Bob Dylan. But, honestly, this album is pretty boring (to me). And she plays it all time when we drive in her car. But she puts up with all my baggage and for that I love her and would listen to this album a thousand times over. Plus, when in my car, its Porcupine Tree! :heartkiss:
That's really sweet. :good-vibes:
Still sucks large. And I'm a Dylan fan.
Bill is in a pretty hateful mood right now. First that God awful Neil Young tune, Ordinary People, and now this crap. Oh well, looks like the pledge money is going in the beer jar this month. Ha Ha Ha.
Holy crap. Please let it end!
I bought this album for my wife on her birthday. She really likes Bob Dylan. But, honestly, this album is pretty boring (to me). And she plays it all time when we drive in her car. But she puts up with all my baggage and for that I love her and would listen to this album a thousand times over. Plus, when in my car, its Porcupine Tree! :heartkiss:
Bleyfusz wrote:
Hey, you should have lend your ear, you and the other detractors, to Bill and how he's just put it: "....not exactly a version!" And don't forget what popular music is in the end: a constant transformation of given phrases, a personal participation in a collective creating. Essentially, that's Dylan.
Well, I just cleaned the wax out of my ears and, if anything, it sounds even worse than I remembered last time. Listen, I usually like Dylan, and it's clear the backing musicians are damned good - but the collective whole is really lame when compared to other available music, imo. Could it be this "cover/version/interpretation" gets played just because it's Dylan?
ThePoose wrote:
Thank Bob Dylan for God!
No, Bob's not to blame.
ThePoose wrote:
Thank Bob Dylan for God!
I HOPE Bob's not responsible.
scott4261 wrote:
Thank God for Bob Dylan!
Thank Bob Dylan for God!
Thank God for Bob Dylan!
Now that's rhythm and blues! :yes:
Bleyfusz wrote:
Hey, you should have lend your ear, you and the other detractors, to Bill and how he's just put it: "....not exactly a version!" And don't forget what popular music is in the end: a constant transformation of given phrases, a personal participation in a collective creating. Essentially, that's Dylan.
But in this case, not very good...
eskles wrote:
I try not to question the selections played here too often but.....of all the great versions of this song, it is incomprehensible to me that this get the play it does.
Hey, you should have lend your ear, you and the other detractors, to Bill and how he's just put it: "....not exactly a version!" And don't forget what popular music is in the end: a constant transformation of given phrases, a personal participation in a collective creating. Essentially, that's Dylan.
No, no please no!
I try not to question the selections played here too often but.....of all the great versions of this song, it is incomprehensible to me that this get the play it does.
fretman wrote:
Personally, I cannot stand intolerant people, no matter how well-intentioned they are.
So, you are completely intolerant of intolerant people? :confused:
Bob did better than Bob. Johnson vs. Dylan. A 2, on a good day.
catsoup wrote:
Dylan is a brilliant and wonderful songwriter and poet. Can we get a restraining order to keep him from abusing microphones like this?
yup.
Dylan is a brilliant and wonderful songwriter and poet. Can we get a restraining order to keep him from abusing microphones like this?
bokey wrote:
Ok then.I saw a comment by a girl calling Dylan a misogynist and I didn't know what she meant.I guess from the comments she's been exposed to this song extensively and if you havent' heard much Bob you might think that.
Maybe misanthrope. I'm a fan of the cynical Bob though.
fretman wrote:
How much contribution to get rid of intolerant quips like this? Personally, I cannot stand intolerant people, no matter how well-intentioned they are.
I am lactose intolerant.
Whoa! Did the earth just tilt off it's axis? A Dylan song I actually like?? :shhh:
:drummer: :guitarist: :dancingbanana:
DebateG wrote:
Play the Muddy Waters version. Play the Jeff Beck version. But please, please put this atrocity to rest.
cannot agree more or less. I am in perfectly congruent agreement with this statement. I love Dylna, but Modern Times sucks balls.
hot damn! play that guitar!
vandal wrote:
You don't have to be straight to know that living with a woman can be a challenge. . . :mrgreen:
No doubt, why do you think they're gay now? :-P
I love that Bill uses this after voodoo child. Both use the same device of playing an extra stanza each verse.
Play the Muddy Waters version. Play the Jeff Beck version. But please, please put this atrocity to rest.
I'm a Dylan fan, but this is just pointless.
lathyris wrote:
Oh my god this just goes on and on and on. That grating voice. . .on and on and on. . .
lol, I love it...and I feel your pain...
That's a niner.
Oh my god this just goes on and on and on. That grating voice. . .on and on and on. . .
lmic wrote:
"A man can live happily with any woman, as long as he doesn't love her. " -Oscar Wilde
Aud wrote:
This from a gay man
Lmic is a gay man?
davin wrote:
"I'm flat out spent, this woman she been drivin' me to tears This woman so crazy, I swear I ain't gonna touch another one for years" Hahaha. . I'd like to meet a guy who hasn't at least THOUGHT this. .
Not me,I haven't thought that in years. Oh wait a minute. :think:
Aud wrote:
This from a gay man
You don't have to be straight to know that living with a woman can be a challenge. . . :mrgreen:
lmic wrote:
"A man can live happily with any woman, as long as he doesn't love her." -Oscar Wilde
This from a gay man
I used to be able to recite virtually every Dylan song line by line. I have a bookcase dedicated to books on his Bobness. But when you consider his back catalogue, this track is not meritworthy. Like Bob, the glowing embers are fading and will soon be extinguished. It would be a shame to remember him with tracks like these...
lmic wrote:
"A man can live happily with any woman, as long as he doesn't love her." -Oscar Wilde
Thanks for reviving such a welcome and relevant ghost and once such humanly manifestation of the god of WRY HUMOR! We need another one to come along about nowadays, won't you say? And Bob sure has done his part. I just love the way he just seems to get more and more humorous behind those sweet and sour blue sonic bardly tapestries he weaves so well for us as he keeps going along! Go Bob, and go Bill!
:yawn: Tired.
2 :arrow: 1 :puke:
Restless wrote:
the only true affection is affection driven to self distraction davin wrote:
Hahaha.. I'd like to meet a guy who hasn't at least THOUGHT this.. "I'm flat out spent, this woman she been drivin' me to tears This woman so crazy, I swear I ain't gonna touch another one for years"
"A man can live happily with any woman, as long as he doesn't love her." -Oscar Wilde
celadonstone wrote:
That was pretty funny, faded... :daisy:
Very very funny! :clap:
I love this song...
I'm glad this legendary folk/rocker is out there having himself some fun boogyin' with his buds as he well deserves to be. Do we have to be subjected to it though?
This song is always playing!!! :frustrated: How often do we have to listen to it? Once is day is too much. I always thought commercial radio stations were lame for playing the same songs over and over considering the plethora of music to choose from but why does RP have to join the club? :ask:
fadedsignal wrote:
Hilarious Dylan mockumentary: (click here)
That was pretty funny, faded... :daisy:
Dylan....Can't be overplayed....every other song could be Bobby D and I'd be happy! Sometimes I feel that people commenting on here are just looking for something to whine about....
The video from Bob at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 where he plugs in and offends the sensitive folkies is pretty funny...
:bananajam: :cool:
OldFrenchie wrote:
This song is kind of like a turd ball rollin' and tumblin' down a turd hill
HAHAHAHA... you ain't turding!!
This song is kind of like a turd ball rollin' and tumblin' down a turd hill
I foretold and I fumbled, I found the woman too strong I foretold and I fumbled, and I found that woman too strong Woke up this mornin', she must have bent my unit wrong I got troubles so weird, I can't stand myself Got troubles so weird, just can't stand myself Some twisted bastard changed me into a freakin' elf The videotape is rollin', streamin' on youtube all day The videotape she's a rollin', streamin' on youtube all day I ain't touchin' her rack now, I ain't gropin' her in any way Well, I did all I could just to hold down my gorge I did all I could just to hold down my swollen gorge But, I puked my brains out and my sufferin' gut's hot like a forge Well, I wander from dusk to dawn and I work hard tryin' to get laid Been wanderin' from dusk to dawn, workin' hard tryin' just to get laid I been chasin' the house boy, been tryin' to bonerush that maid Well, my unit's kinda bent, got a woman grindin' my gears My unit's kinda bent, that woman been grindin' my gears My brain so hazy, I swear I musta drank sixty-three beers Well, the warm weather's comin' and Budweiser taste better than wine The warm weather's a comin', Budweiser she taste better than wine Ain't nothing so expensive as trying to satisfy this thirst of mine I got up this mornin', saw the bottom of the porcelain urn Well, I got up this mornin', saw the bottom of that porcelain urn Sooner or later, my guts will completely burn This bar's filled with assholes, the beers are filled with too much foam This bar is rimmed with assholes, this beer is brimming with holy foam I've been coughing up these long dead moles and their crumblin' bones Let's leave each other snarlin', let's go kick each other's ass Let's leave each other snarlin', let's kick each other's ass Let's ram our heads together now, and into oblivion we'll pass I foretold and I fumbled, I found the woman too strong I foretold and I fumbled, and I found that woman too strong Woke up this mornin', she must have bent my unit wrong
fretman wrote:
How much contribution to get rid of intolerant quips like this? Personally, I cannot stand intolerant people, no matter how well-intentioned they are.
Lighten up - tight ass.
Hilarious Dylan mockumentary: (click here)
Rocking-M wrote:
I know some don't like Dillon but I suspect those that liked him from the start (first time they heard him) still do. His new stuff is as good as any he ever did.
I thought that his earlier stuff like The Outsiders and Drugstore Cowboy were Dillons best work. He was good in Something About Mary also. Ok then. I saw a comment by a girl calling Dylan a misogynist and I didn't know what she meant. I guess from the comments she's been exposed to this song extensively and if you havent' heard much Bob you might think that.
OldFrenchie wrote:
Would you say that you are intolerant of them?
I of open and sound mind say this: Intolerance will not be tolerated, EVER!
As much as I like Dylan, this song can get a little annoying....on and on...
Nice. I was about to wander away from my cubicle until this kicked in.
fretman wrote:
How much contribution to get rid of intolerant quips like this? Personally, I cannot stand intolerant people, no matter how well-intentioned they are.
Would you say that you are intolerant of them?
How much contribution to get rid of intolerant quips like this? Personally, I cannot stand intolerant people, no matter how well-intentioned they are. h9xh9xh9x wrote:
how much do I need to donate to RP not to hear any more Dylan?
davin wrote:
"I'm flat out spent, this woman she been drivin' me to tears This woman so crazy, I swear I ain't gonna touch another one for years" Hahaha.. I'd like to meet a guy who hasn't at least THOUGHT this..
the only true affection is affection driven to self distraction
I bought this album for my wife's birthday and we listened to it on the way to a really cool state park (Chimney State Park, shore of lake Ontario-highly recommended). We listened to this again this past weekend to start off our family thanksgiving trip. While there are a few gems on this album, the overall effect nearly put us asleep and off the cliff. Me thinks that place would have been better than suffering through this entire album. Bill Goldsmith, this song is WAY overplayed. Can you put on the back of the playlist for a while?
Some songs have been covered ENOUGH!! Rollin' & Tumblin' has been sung by more people than "Happy Birthday" !!! Enough already, enough!! Ok. Time for the formulation of the Second Mugro Doctrine of Covers: If you can name more than a half a dozen artists that have covered a particular song, then that song has been covered enough and new renditions are not only not necessary but should be discouraged at all costs. Excessive numbers of recordings of blues standards should be considered to be more in a category of "Muzak" than a rock & roll cover tune. Let's remember this folks: there may only be 12 notes, but there are more than 12 songs. Let's try to be original!!
That was great!
Wutchmcguuda Dang ol' Boomhauer
Dylan singing the blues... still an amazing combination of lyrics, musicianship, and yes, even vocals. They fit the song perfectly. -TU
Please play something else from this album and not the Levee song!!!!
From the Sublime (Muddy Waters) to the Ridiculous (Dylan when he should have retired many years ago remaking a R.Johnson classic)
"I'm flat out spent, this woman she been drivin' me to tears This woman so crazy, I swear I ain't gonna touch another one for years" Hahaha.. I'd like to meet a guy who hasn't at least THOUGHT this..