Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Chapter X, in which our hero overcomes all obstacles with hardly any hoopla at all

Well, what’s there to say today except “Happy birthday, Bob.”

My favorite bob dylan songs (today) are:

1. Idiot Wind (from the Bootleg series, not the "Blood on the Tracks" one, though that’s good, too) Idiot wind, blowing through the buttons of our coats,/Blowing through the letters that we wrote/Idiot wind, blowing through the dust upon our shelves/We're idiots babe,/It's a wonder we can even feed ourselves.

2. You’re a Big Girl, Now (but from “Biography,” not from “Blood on the Tracks” but hey I really do love “Blood on the Tracks”)

3. Meet Me in the Morning (from "Blood on the Tracks!"): Meet me in the morning, 56th and Wabasha

4. New Pony: I got a new pony, she knows how to fox-trot, lope and pace/She got great big hind legs/And long black shaggy hair above her face

5. Tomorrow is a Long Time: If today was not an endless highway,/If tonight was not a crooked trail,/If tomorrow wasn't such a long time,/Then lonesome would mean nothing to you at all.

6. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine: I dreamed I saw St. Augustine,/Alive with fiery breath,/And I dreamed I was amongst the ones/That put him out to death.

7. Maggie’s Farm: I wake 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.

8. Visions of Johanna: The harmonicas play the skeleton keys and the rain

9. Like a Rolling Stone: You thought they were all a-kiddin' you!

10. When I Paint My Masterpiece: Got to hurry back on to my hotel room,/where I got me a date with Botticelli’s niece

11. I’ll Keep it with Mine: Sorry, it would be really unfair of me not to slip this one in. C'mon, give it to me, I'll keep it with mine.

I stole the photo, by the way, from, where you can make sure you know the words.


lorguru said...

Nice tribute, Sarah!

Arlene said...

Gaaaaak! It's his birthday?!!! What a coincidence. I was just asking my husband today if Bob Dylan and Neil Young are still alive. The wise ass replied something like why shouldn't they be. Hee. I've taken down the titles you listed and will look them up at Amazon.


michi said...

i've always loved
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Visions of Johanna
Man Gave Names to All the Animals
Lily of the West
Tight Connection to My Heart
Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands (The kings of Tyrus with their convict list /
Are waiting in line for their geranium kiss

oh and winterlude, even though it's a tad kitschy. it's still lovely.

m (word verification: ffoxx - would have been more suitable for the animal names post)

rae said...

ooo dylan!! happy b-day bob!!!! Can't believe I missed this. I have a thing for his very early work, mostly "the freewheelin' bob dylan" album.

kate5kiwis said...

mine and hubby's fave "lay lady lay..."

sam of the ten thousand things said...

I like all the songs you listed and will add eight:

Form a Buick 6
Masters of War
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Blind Willie McTell
High Water
Things Have Changed
Ain't Talkin

GrumpyTeacher1 said...

Great list, especially "New Pony."

SarahJane said...

thanks, sam. there are so many, it's impossible almost to make a list.

grumpy! so glad there's another new pony fan out there. it's such a great song. i really love street legal whole.

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