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Bob Dylan — Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Album: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
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Released: 1963
Length: 3:35
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Well, it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe,
If'n you don't know by now.
And it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe.
It'll never do somehow.
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn,
Look out your window, and, I'll be gone.
You're the reason I'm a-travellin' on.
But don't think twice, it's all right.

And it ain't no use in a-turnin' on your light, babe,
The light I never knowed.
And it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe.
I'm on the dark side of the road.
But I wish there was something you would do or say
To try and make me change my mind and stay;
But we never did too much talkin' anyway.
But don't think twice, it's all right.

So it ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal,
Like you never done before.
And it ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal.
I can't hear you anymore.
I'm a-thinkin' and a-wonderin', walkin' down the road,
I once loved a woman, a child I am told.
I give her my heart, but she wanted my soul.
But don't think twice, it's all right.

So long, honey babe. Where I'm bound, I can't tell.
And goodbye's too good a word, babe,
So I'll just say, "Fare thee well."
I ain't a-sayin' you treated me unkind.
You could've done better, but, I don't mind.
You just kind of wasted my precious time.
But don't think twice, it's all right.
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 lizardking wrote:

There might not be a 'zero' but your comment has garnered a -6 to far....good job! 
Or...I have your 1 and your 0, it's in the form of a 10, which this track SURELY rates for me and a lot of others...LLRP!!


Indeed Lizard King-----Just how many Nobel Prizes have you won? 
Bob is to supposed to be touring again in US in June and July.

Yeah baby! Lets hope for hot and sweaty  summer road tripping. 
As I get older, I'm slowly starting to enjoy Dylan. This one sits well with me.
Not often I can say it, but one of my all time faves. Best lyrics ever. Simple and elegant.
 Nippur wrote:
Too bad there's no 0 in the rating chart.
Undeserved 1.
 
There might not be a 'zero' but your comment has garnered a -6 to far....good job! 
Or...I have your 1 and your 0, it's in the form of a 10, which this track SURELY rates for me and a lot of others...LLRP!!
Too bad there's no 0 in the rating chart.
Undeserved 1.

Fantastic but I sure would love to hear some Peter, Paul and Mary who brought a lot of his very early songs to popularity.

Perfect songwriting :-) so cool to hear this old favourite
Wow. This guy just might amount to something...someday. 
One of the best songs in a fantastic catalogue.
Man! How good is this song? Outstanding song writing!
A stone cold classic. (10, natch)
best cover of this song is by post malone  :^)  
youtube it. 
One of his best and most iconic songs. And he no has no shortage of great and iconic songs. 
My first Bobby album.  Bought it back in "63.  Great songs and great memories.  Loved his folk singer days and grew to love his electric days too.
A poet yes, a singer....no. Just can't get into his music. (With one or two exceptions I suppose)
Besides the great stuff inside, the photo cover of this album is just beautiful.
yes Mr Zimmerman it's all rightt!!!
 hayduke2 wrote:

Super Man

 
From the early pic of Bob after arriving in NYC, it looks like he got off the boat at Ellis Island in 1908 instead of getting off the bus in Greenwich Village in 1961.
There is an album called "Dylan Country" in which traditional C&W performers covered Dylan songs.

It's a very good album...everything from Earl Scruggs to Kitty Wells.
Waylon Jennings does a really nice cover of this song. Imagine an electric guitar replacing Dylan's acoustic. Very nice.     
One finger-pickin' note and I'm 14 again. {#Hearteyes}
How about some Romanian versions of this song? They are very different. Of course the lyrics are translated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a3G2_IReTw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcwT_3ctPQU

Regarding Dylan's voice: i consider it unique. It gives the song just the right air.
Tthe album cover alone makes you realise how young a dude he was when this was released. Look at some of the other songs on the album... Blowin in the Wind, A hard rains a-gonna fall, I shall be free etc.  He must surely be a musical genius even though he may be prone to self-parody these days.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Bob Dylan Arrives by skipgoforth
Skip Goforth
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shaman683/

It was 50 years ago this week that Bob Dylan first arrived in New York City.
The voice of my generation.

Copyright All rights reserved



 
Super Man
Sing on brother Bob. 

Waylon Jennings does a nice cover of this. And Kitty Wells does a beautiful cover of "Forever Young". 
 
I don't really care how he sounds, it's all about the words for me.
Thank you, Bobby.
They play the one by Merle and Willie alot here in Reno on Saturdays. It's called
The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot. It streams, and it gleams!
He is his own parody.
Well, what can you say? It's not the most melodic song but still. There aint much better.
I'm surprised how much everyone loves this song, the positive distribution on the little chart is telling. 

Just not for me though.  
He sounds a lot better here than he did last night on David Letterman. Ooooh. 

Old Bob...does what he wants...and damn the torpedos!
  

Bob: 5.5 plus 3.5 for composing the piece.

Susan: 8.0


timeless classic for the ages..
{#Cheers} 10
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Susan Tedeschi - Don't Think Twice, Live

"i have become somewhat of a fan of Susan since i stumbled upon her performance on the Crossroads.  She did "little by little" there and it it instantly hit me. Never heard of her before...Thanks for the music.....Jan from Holland."       prismajan

"she's great and the violinist/ fiddle player is Unreal! "      breckandy

"ja älskar henne"     /      "She rocks! "Me Right".

"A friend of mine introduced me to Susan years ago with the song "Rock Me Right". I assumed it was something Bonnie Raitt had done but he said, "no, her name is Susan Te Desk-ie". He died shortly after that and I bought everything she ever produced. I've seen her live numerous times and she is truly a modern marvel. Hardly anyone knows her outside the blues or live venue realms but she deserves far more attention than she gets. So it goes. . . . "    univcopy

"She so versatile...just saw her last night with Allman Brothers at the Beacon in NYC do Derek and the Dominos' Anyday...She.defines beauty in the purist form! "    DsveysNavy




 
Mrs. Dreck Trucks.........I still love her tho...... together they are increadable.......
 calypsus_1 wrote:

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan






 
Cute hat... The dream guitar,....,thanks for the pcs
touching masterpiece of the past time
Ancient and awesome.  'Nuff said.
Cheers Wonderlizard, most excellant!
There's also:
Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Nobel’s Door
By BILL WYMAN

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/opinion/sunday/knock-knock-knockin-on-nobels-door.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

(Wyman makes the case for recognising Dylan while we have the chance) 
 
 WonderLizard wrote:

No offense, my friend, but screw Rolling Stone and its bought and sold ratings. However, I've listened to Tempest all the way through a couple of times so far. It's genius. No, his voice hasn't improved—and those of you who hate Dylan because of the sound of his voice will have a field day with Tempest—but the songwriting, arranging, indeed the absorption and rendition of multiple American musical idioms, are all stellar. Yes, even the 14 minute saga-cum-tedium title track (about the RMS Titanic) is a wonder to behold. I liken his output of the last fifteen years to Johnny Cash's American series. Time Out of Mind, Modern Times, Love and Theft, Together Through Life, and now Tempest are statements of an artist who has nothing left to prove and then goes out an reaffirms why he is perhaps the foremost American voice of the last half-century. 

 
Yes. Well said.

marvelous...  love it...

reminds me of this—  Latest Victoria's Secret model: Bob Dylan
 
his early records stand up better than his middle stuff even his late things wern't as solid . i think. however it is all great.

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan





 spigolli wrote:

LOL - I should have said how remarkable it is that so many notes can be flubbed without diminishing the greatness of the tune.    If he'd hired a studio guitarist to do the work I doubt the tune would have been as good.  Maybe they were intentionally flubbed, who can question Dylan?

  That must be the answer, he intentionally flubbed the picking, the tonal qualities, the use of bad English, (I ever knowed) sucking harmonica, did I miss anything?

BTW Must be time for Diamonds and Rust now.
WonderLizard wrote:
No offense, my friend, but screw Rolling Stone and its bought and sold ratings. However, I've listened to Tempest all the way through a couple of times so far. It's genius. No, his voice hasn't improved—and those of you who hate Dylan because of the sound of his voice will have a field day with Tempest—but the songwriting, arranging, indeed the absorption and rendition of multiple American musical idioms, are all stellar. Yes, even the 14 minute saga-cum-tedium title track (about the RMS Titanic) is a wonder to behold. I liken his output of the last fifteen years to Johnny Cash's American series. Time Out of Mind, Modern Times, Love and Theft, Together Through Life, and now Tempest are statements of an artist who has nothing left to prove and then goes out an reaffirms why he is perhaps the foremost American voice of the last half-century. 
 

Everybody in my church loves this old classic song and the classic album it's from, as well as Dylan's latest album, which is also truly brilliant...

 

Bob Dylan Arrives by skipgoforth
Skip Goforth
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shaman683/

It was 50 years ago this week that Bob Dylan first arrived in New York City.
The voice of my generation.

Copyright All rights reserved


 WonderLizard wrote:
No offense, my friend, but screw Rolling Stone and its bought and sold ratings. However, I've listened to Tempest all the way through a couple of times so far. It's genius. No, his voice hasn't improved—and those of you who hate Dylan because of the sound of his voice will have a field day with Tempest—but the songwriting, arranging, indeed the absorption and rendition of multiple American musical idioms, are all stellar. Yes, even the 14 minute saga-cum-tedium title track (about the RMS Titanic) is a wonder to behold. I liken his output of the last fifteen years to Johnny Cash's American series. Time Out of Mind, Modern Times, Love and Theft, Together Through Life, and now Tempest are statements of an artist who has nothing left to prove and then goes out an reaffirms why he is perhaps the foremost American voice of the last half-century. 
 
{#Cheers} Well said, W-L!
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

Bob Dylan has a brand new album out called Tempest...  it got a five-star review by RollingStone...  if you want to see some more data about his new album, just look here...

 
 
No offense, my friend, but screw Rolling Stone and its bought and sold ratings. However, I've listened to Tempest all the way through a couple of times so far. It's genius. No, his voice hasn't improved—and those of you who hate Dylan because of the sound of his voice will have a field day with Tempest—but the songwriting, arranging, indeed the absorption and rendition of multiple American musical idioms, are all stellar. Yes, even the 14 minute saga-cum-tedium title track (about the RMS Titanic) is a wonder to behold. I liken his output of the last fifteen years to Johnny Cash's American series. Time Out of Mind, Modern Times, Love and Theft, Together Through Life, and now Tempest are statements of an artist who has nothing left to prove and then goes out an reaffirms why he is perhaps the foremost American voice of the last half-century. 
Going back in song...  hmmmmm   {#Whistle}
 toterola wrote:

I knew a cat once who went to Woodstock. All he could talk about was how muddy it was and the fact he couldn't fid the kind of food he wanted. Not one damned good memory about the music. Not one. {#Zip-lip}

 
LOL - I should have said how remarkable it is that so many notes can be flubbed without diminishing the greatness of the tune.    If he'd hired a studio guitarist to do the work I doubt the tune would have been as good.  Maybe they were intentionally flubbed, who can question Dylan?
 spigolli wrote:
It's remarkable how many notes he flubs.
 
I knew a cat once who went to Woodstock. All he could talk about was how muddy it was and the fact he couldn't fid the kind of food he wanted. Not one damned good memory about the music. Not one. {#Zip-lip}

Good, simple, elegant and historic
It's remarkable how many notes he flubs.
1963! Jay-sus. This album was "new" when I was a kid, as all of Dylan's music past and current was in the turntable and rock radio rotation. Guess it's old fart time for me. As for those of you yammering about Dylan's singing voice, same has been said of Neil Young, for one, right here. Singer-songwriters of that caliber turn it to their advantage. It clearly has worked for them. Who is more renowned or durable then they? 
 suesblues wrote:
yeah, not a bob dylan fan, but in terms of a break-up song, this one is great......  {#Motor}
 
I grew up thinking this was a Jerry Reed song! Jerry Reed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUFmceGugaA
 jberko wrote:

As of October 30, there are now 7 Billion people...  and I agree...  any one of them can sing better than Bob Dylan.
 
 
Then you haven't met Mildred Schermer. Man, is she dreadful—like a rusty gate echoing through a drainpipe.

What a great poet but what happened to his voice over the years? UGH!
  midreaming wrote:
 you'd like to think you're amazing at it too but won't admit it. All the same, your comment stands so beautifly ignorant all on it's own I hate to touch it. I am human though, so let me underline it's stupidity - you're wrong. 10 songs fly off the top of my head right now where at his absolute shining best he elevates life, brings everyday experiences to heights not before known. Tangled Up in Blue is the most obvious one. Another, never played here so you don't know it, is Dylans Dream on this same album. There are dozens like this I'm sure. If you've never heard his stuff don't make stupid comments like that. It's obvious to those of us who do listen and misleading to others who might.
 
{#Chillpill}


yeah, not a bob dylan fan, but in terms of a break-up song, this one is great......  {#Motor}
 Poacher wrote:

Errrr. . . nearly 7 billion. . . 

The world population is the total number of living humans on the planet Earth, currently estimated to be 6.94 billion by the United States Census Bureau as of July 1, 2011.<1> 

/pedant 
 
As of October 30, there are now 7 Billion people...  and I agree...  any one of them can sing better than Bob Dylan.
 
 amb599 wrote:
I'd probably love this if it was sung by any one of the other 4 billion people on the planet.
 
Errrr. . . nearly 7 billion. . . 

The world population is the total number of living humans on the planet Earth, currently estimated to be 6.94 billion by the United States Census Bureau as of July 1, 2011.<1> 

/pedant 

I love Dylan. I love this song.  I hate the harmonica. What the hell is UP with that? Springsteen, Neil Young, Bob Dylan - why do they sabotage perfectly great songs with that idiotic harmonica break?

My worst nightmare (apart from actually confronting Pennywise the killer clown) would be seeing Springsteen, Young, and Dylan up onstage, side by side, playing harmonicas to "Jokerman."  (I'm not sure where Pennywise would fit, but I'm betting he'd eat them all.)
I'd probably love this if it was sung by any one of the other 4 billion people on the planet.

Joan Baez - Don't think twice, it's all right, Live
Live at Festival des Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix, Bretagne, FRANCE, 2000. This a cover of a Bob Dylan's song (1963). Joan often covers it as many other Dylan's songs. Here she does a funny imitation of him (she does pretty good imitations, just check her Marlon Brando in my Muppet Show vid!)

"Merci pour cette vidéo ! Il n'y a pas à dire les textes de Dylan chantés par Joan Baez à chaque fois ça donne des frissons, puis même quand elle imite Bob elle chante mieux que lui lol. Faudrait poser la question à Dylan ce qu'il ressent de savoir que Joan Baez continu à chanter ses chansons et qu'elle les chante mieux que lui. Quel regret qu'ils n'aient plus chanté ensemble depuis des décennies alors que les 2 continuent leur propre never ending tour. "     matchou75

"Ce qui est drôle, c'est qu'on a beau savoir que Bob a traité Joan comme une vieille chaussette, on ne peut pas s'empêcher de l'admirer. C'est ça le talent ! A mon avis, Bob est bien content que Joan continue de reprendre ses chansons depuis toutes ses années... Ca doit flatter son ego... Personnellement, j'ai beau aimer Dylan, je préfère Joan et de loin. Je pense que le pauvre Bobby massacrerait les duos. Tous les échos que j'ai eus de ses récents concerts sont plutôt déçus."    nemito79

It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It don't matter, anyhow
An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
If you don't know by now
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window and I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on
Don't think twice, it's all right

It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
That light I never knowed
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
I'm on the dark side of the road
Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
To try and make me change my mind and stay
We never did too much talkin' anyway
So don't think twice, it's all right

It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Like you never did before
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
I can't hear you any more
I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' all the way down the road
I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don't think twice, it's all right

I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
But goodbye's too good a word, gal
So I'll just say fare thee well
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don't think twice, it's all right


 RobRyan wrote:

Eeyup, Dylan is at his amazing best when he's putting someone down.
  you'd like to think you're amazing at it too but won't admit it. All the same, your comment stands so beautifly ignorant all on it's own I hate to touch it. I am human though, so let me underline it's stupidity - you're wrong. 10 songs fly off the top of my head right now where at his absolute shining best he elevates life, brings everyday experiences to heights not before known. Tangled Up in Blue is the most obvious one. Another, never played here so you don't know it, is Dylans Dream on this same album. There are dozens like this I'm sure. If you've never heard his stuff don't make stupid comments like that. It's obvious to those of us who do listen and misleading to others who might.
 twcarlin wrote:
Released May of 1963. Still an incredible song.
 
Eeyup, Dylan is at his amazing best when he's putting someone down.
Released May of 1963. Still an incredible song.

Bob's Freewheelin' muse passes away.



Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan's lyrical muse and girlfriend as he came to fame in 1960s, dies at 67

By FRANK ELTMAN ,
Associated Press
Last update: March 1, 2011 - 2:37 PM

Suze Rotolo was just 17 when one of the 20th century's greatest poets and musicians became smitten.

"Right from the start I couldn't take my eyes off her," Bob Dylan wrote in his memoir. "She was the most erotic thing I'd ever seen. She was fair skinned and golden haired, full-blood Italian. The air was suddenly filled with banana leaves. We started talking and my head started to spin.

"Cupid's arrow had whistled past my ears before, but this time it hit me in the heart and the weight of it dragged me overboard."

Rotolo, a Greenwich Village artist and Dylan's girlfriend and lyrical muse when he came to prominence in the early 1960s, died Friday. She was 67.

Rotolo, whose relationship with the singer lasted only a few years, died of lung cancer in New York City, said her agent, Sarah Lazin.

"The fact is that from early on, Suze's left-wing politics had an impact on Dylan's early writing," said Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis. "There's no question that she became both an abstract muse and a very practical one. He has said that he would run songs past her."

Rotolo, who remained an activist throughout her life, can be seen walking arm in arm with the singer on the cover of the '60s classic, "The Freewheelin Bob Dylan," but DeCurtis thinks their relationship waned when she became overwhelmed by the worldwide fame that cascaded down on him as an icon of his era.

"While she always maintained great respect for Dylan, I think she felt a little bit entrapped by that," he said. He noted that in later years, she used her husband's surname and seemed to revel in her non-Dylan anonymity.

"I think there was a certain kind of element of obsession with Dylan that she found frightening and off-putting," he said. "It got to be a drag."

Rotolo is also believed to be the subject of a number of legendary Dylan songs, including "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," "Boots of Spanish Leather" and "Tomorrow Is a Long Time."

A Dylan spokesman said Tuesday he was unavailable for comment.

Rotolo, who was born in the New York City borough of Queens, was raised in a left-wing household. She was working for the Congress of Racial Equality when she met Dylan and is credited with teaching him about the civil rights movement.

Rotolo later married film editor Enso Bartoccioli; they had a son, Luca Bartoccioli.

In recent years she worked in a medium called book art, which she said was a "reinterpretation of the book as an art object." She also taught a book arts workshop at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.

In 2004, she participated in a street-theater group called "Billionaires for Bush" and attended demonstrations at the Republican National Convention outside Madison Square Garden.

A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date, her agent said.




Susan Tedeschi - Don't Think Twice, Live

"i have become somewhat of a fan of Susan since i stumbled upon her performance on the Crossroads.  She did "little by little" there and it it instantly hit me. Never heard of her before...Thanks for the music.....Jan from Holland."       prismajan

"she's great and the violinist/ fiddle player is Unreal! "      breckandy

"ja älskar henne"     /      "She rocks! "Me Right".

"A friend of mine introduced me to Susan years ago with the song "Rock Me Right". I assumed it was something Bonnie Raitt had done but he said, "no, her name is Susan Te Desk-ie". He died shortly after that and I bought everything she ever produced. I've seen her live numerous times and she is truly a modern marvel. Hardly anyone knows her outside the blues or live venue realms but she deserves far more attention than she gets. So it goes. . . . "    univcopy

"She so versatile...just saw her last night with Allman Brothers at the Beacon in NYC do Derek and the Dominos' Anyday...She.defines beauty in the purist form! "    DsveysNavy



Hello RP-Listeners!

I wish all of you "MERRY CHRISTMAS",
wherever you are - whoever you wanna be!

Christmas is a sweet-naive tradition -
not a religious event! 

I like it anyway!

Still - I hope Bill takes the chance
to rock the christmas-tree to pieces tonight!

"Happy Christmas
your "BAD SANTA",
aka STINGRAY
-from Cologne/Germany-
PS
Sermon of the day (promise: I'm serious):

The "Three Wise Men" - Melchior, Balthasar + Caspar
are buried in a golden sarcophage in"our" dome, the famous 
"Cologne dome" - the third highest church-building
in the world - right in the very centre of town, next to the Rhine.
A gothic building of extra-class!

Have a look:
https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Koelner_Dom_bei_Nacht_1_RB.JPG&filetimestamp=20060517174554

The "grave" for the non-believers:
https://www.koelner-dom.de/17450.html?&L=1

+

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine_of_the_Three_Kings

This pretty much sets the standard for what a '10' should be.

Brilliance. 
 apd wrote:
Hey - Bob totally ripped-off Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky for that cover photo.
This changes everything...
 
{#Lol}

 Giselle62 wrote:
anyone like the Susan Tedeschi version?
 
Yup and just about everything else Susan Tedeschi does with or without The Derek Trucks Band. 

 Giselle62 wrote:
anyone like the Susan Tedeschi version?
 
What about this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LepWePZpJGo

{#Angel} 

Simple brilliance.


The girl on the cover does it for me. The rest...not so much. 

Bob Dylan & Eric Clapton - Don't Think Twice, Live  Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads
1999

pablobarrea88

"The guitar duet is perfect. "



Chet Atkins - 'Don't Think Twice It's Alright", Live 
 

Chet Atkins and Terry McMillan from Soundstage.

"Smooth as silk. Chet is the picker's picker and Terry makes his harmonica talk. "



I knowd I like this BD. Perfect.
Classic, from 1963.

Hey - Bob totally ripped-off Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky for that cover photo.
This changes everything...
 adrianblack wrote:
I will be the minority here, but I'm not really a fan of his music. Song writing, yes ... but I'm not into his style I guess.
 

You're right.  He's no Nickelback.
I will be the minority here, but I'm not really a fan of his music. Song writing, yes ... but I'm not into his style I guess.
Not bad for, what— 20 years old—when he wrote this.

Bob Dylan new scan by ~Kevin329
©2007-2010 ~Kevin329

The scanners at Kinko's are much better than at the library so I thought I'd repost a couple of my drawings. The reference photo is of Dylan in the early to mid 60's. It took about 10 hours to draw, maybe longer.


anyone like the Susan Tedeschi version?
I seem to remember a cover of this done by the Four Seasons?
Good song, Eagle song!
 toterola wrote:
Music just doesn't get any better than this, to me. {#Wave}
 
{#Cheers}

 Pazzat wrote:

'Idiot Wind' has got to be pretty high on any list of great break up songs. ... 
 
idiot wind blowing every time you move your teeth
you're an idiot babe
it's a wonder that you still know how to breathe 
does anybody else hears some "streets of london" in this one?
Great example of one of his songs which is sort of deceiving.  The music, beat, folk flavor, etc seem to have the markings of a simple tune which has a "light" sound to it.  But the lyrics show a bitter undertone:

You just wasted my precious time
Don't think twice it's all right.

He doesn't really mean that it's all right.  He really means the first part.  I think Ms Rotolo was one of his young loves who really broke his heart.
 Sleepytyme wrote:
Perfectly said...

 
Johnny-smooth wrote:
Its songs like this that just make me stop whatever I'm doing to listen and reflect.

Recently, the Harvard radio station had a music orgy of Dylan (non stop Dylan 24/day, going through whole repertoire, both live, some bootleg and studio).  Lasted about 5 days, quite amazing to hear all that he has brought us - a National Treasure if there ever was one.
 
 
 

"listen and reflect."  I'll second that. This is like a window into the memory...

 tomeck wrote:
beautiful.
 
Absolutely! No need to think twice  => 10!

 akmegan wrote:
Anyone have any ideas on what chick he was saying farewell to here? {#Stupid}
 
It's the woman on the cover of the album, although apparently she actually left him.
From Wikipedia: Susan Elizabeth Rotolo (born November 20, 1943), nicknamed Suze Rotolo (pronounced Soo-zee), is an American artist, perhaps best known as the woman walking with Bob Dylan on the cover of his album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. The pair dated on-and-off during the early 1960s.

Perfectly said...

 
Johnny-smooth wrote:
Its songs like this that just make me stop whatever I'm doing to listen and reflect.

Recently, the Harvard radio station had a music orgy of Dylan (non stop Dylan 24/day, going through whole repertoire, both live, some bootleg and studio).  Lasted about 5 days, quite amazing to hear all that he has brought us - a National Treasure if there ever was one.
 
 


Its songs like this that just make me stop whatever I'm doing to listen and reflect.

Recently, the Harvard radio station had a music orgy of Dylan (non stop Dylan 24/day, going through whole repertoire, both live, some bootleg and studio).  Lasted about 5 days, quite amazing to hear all that he has brought us - a National Treasure if there ever was one.
 
One of many fantastic Dylan songs. He was and is an amazing talent.
I am sure I have said something before on this song (I think I may have been talking about a young lady friend...), but this is my favorite song of Dylan, and I thought I needed to say something again.
 akmegan wrote:
Anyone have any ideas on what chick he was saying farewell to here? {#Stupid}
 
I don't know, but if you catch him, Willie, and John Mellancamp on tour this summer you could ask him. He'd probably tell you what I believe is the true answer: it's written for the one he's singing it to/about at the given moment in time.

Music just doesn't get any better than this, to me. {#Wave}
Dylan

beautiful.
always kissing the wind, thank you
Anyone have any ideas on what chick he was saying farewell to here? {#Stupid}
My sixteen year old son, normally all punk, all the time, has recently discovered Bob Dylan.  He goes around the house singing his songs and brings up new discoveries to me regularly as if they're brand new treasures.  It's great that he's branching out and discovering some great, old music.  Maybe he subliminally remembers me singing, "Boots of Spanish Leather" to him endlessly when he was a baby.  He loved it then!  He also loved, "Sally Simpson" by the Who, which I sang all of the time, too (which was weird, I know).


Exactly! 

 
tompoll wrote:
Ha! Until the harmonica kicked in I suppose.
 


boober wrote:
Best break up song of all time.

'Idiot Wind' has got to be pretty high on any list of great break up songs. For something a bit less subtle than both of these Bob songs, try 'Song for the Dumped' by Ben Folds Five.

Still sounds great after all these years! {#Bounce}
fishy1 wrote:
Somehow I've acquired a cover of this. the file had no labels. I think that it is Nick Drake singing. Can anyone confirm that Nick recorded this song? I haven't seen it listed anyplace.

I definitely can. I have, hum: acquired the same version, I guess. Bootleg-like recording quality, right? But no doubt it's Drake.
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He's playing the shit out of the harp and guitar at the same time. That's talent. Oh yea, he wrote the song too and the singing is not to bad on this one.
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind You could have done better but I don't mind You just kinda wasted my precious time But don't think twice, it's all right :notworthy:
Love it
meower215 wrote:
There is NO better breakup song EVER written
Uhm. Such a macho, cowboy breakup. Not for us softies.
fishy1 wrote:
Somehow I've acquired a cover of this. the file had no labels. I think that it is Nick Drake singing. Can anyone confirm that Nick recorded this song? I haven't seen it listed anyplace.
bobby did a bunch of versions of this. you sure it's just not him on a different take?
Somehow I've acquired a cover of this. the file had no labels. I think that it is Nick Drake singing. Can anyone confirm that Nick recorded this song? I haven't seen it listed anyplace.
cmrump wrote:
I must be listening to too much RP; at first I thought this was Prine not Dylan!
Ha! Until the harmonica kicked in I suppose.
a_genuine_find wrote:
All I want for Christmas is noise cancelling headphones for Bob Dylan songs
He's the reason that you're a travelin' on... But don't think twice it's alright..
All I want for Christmas is noise cancelling headphones for Bob Dylan songs