The worst Dylan tunes ever

I am actually a big fan of BD, in particular the covers the Dead’s Bob Weir used to do…alllllll the time, such as Memphis Blues and Ballad of a Thin man and desolation row…but there are some real stinkers out there too…

And this is my choice for top tier stinker:

[quote]
If dogs run free, then why not we
Across the swooping plain?
My ears hear a symphony
Of two mules, trains and rain.
The best is always yet to come,
That’s what they explain to me.
Just do your thing, you’ll be king,
If dogs run free.

If dogs run free, why not me
Across the swamp of time?
My mind weaves a symphony
And tapestry of rhyme.
Oh, winds which rush my tale to thee
So it may flow and be,
To each his own, it’s all unknown,
If dogs run free.

If dogs run free, then what must be,
Must be, and that is all.
True love can make a blade of grass
Stand up straight and tall.
In harmony with the cosmic sea,
True love needs no company,
It can cure the soul, it can make it whole,
If dogs run free.

Copyright

What the ****?

This thread needs to be double deleted, burned, then stomped on.

By the way, the answer is, “The spirit of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

I saw Sir Bobble perform “If dogs run free,” and it was top class. He was howlin’ we were whistlin’. Class act! :slight_smile: :raspberry:

[quote=“TomHill”]What the ****?

This thread needs to be double deleted, burned, then stomped on.

By the way, the answer is, “The spirit of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

I saw Sir Bobble perform “If dogs run free,” and it was top class. He was howlin’ we were whistlin’. Class act! :slight_smile: :raspberry:[/quote]

I saw Bob perform too, and didn’t understand a fargin word. :slight_smile:

but it was one of the best concerts I have ever seen. Go figure.

I saw His Bobness in Aust sometime in the mid-90s, in a 2000 seat theater. John Densmore (the Doors) was his drummer.

When it was just him onstage with his acoustic and harp, he was brilliant.

When it was him with acoustic, plus band, he was very good.

When it was him with electric guitar and band, he was absolute fucking shite. But the band were great.

If you want your dogs to howl then put on some Dylan.

One or two songs are okay but the rest are fit for elevator music at best.

Same with the Doors.

[quote=“jdsmith”]
I saw Bob perform too, and didn’t understand a fargin word. :slight_smile:

but it was one of the best concerts I have ever seen. Go figure.[/quote]

Were you (and everyone else) stoned?

They’re all in a tie. :laughing:

[quote=“Durins Bane”]If you want your dogs to howl then put on some Dylan.

One or two songs are okay but the rest are fit for elevator music at best.

Same with the Doors.[/quote]Well, I agree with you about The Doors. As a vaguely Gothic and slightly depressed teenager I bought into the whole Jim Morrison myth thing for a while. But one day my media studies teacher pointed out to me how boring and unimaginative the drumming was, for one thing, and they never sounded the same to me after that.

Don’t agree about Dylan’s songs though. Lots of them are very well written. I used to have a double cassette set of various people covering Dylan. That was great.

Of course there are some bad ones too. It would be surprising if such a prolific songwriter didn’t have his off days.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals Lyrics
by Bob Dylan

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

He saw an animal that liked to growl
Big furry paws and he liked to howl
Great big furry back and furry hair
“Ah, think I’ll call it a bear”.

He saw an animal up on a hill
Chewing up so much grass until she was filled
He saw milk coming out but he didn’t know how
“Ah, think I’ll call it a cow”.

He saw an animal that liked to snort
Horns on his head and they weren’t too short
It looked like there wasn’t nothing that he couldn’t pull
“Ah, I’ll think I’ll call it a bull”.

He saw an animal leaving a muddy trail
Real dirty face and a curly trail
He wasn’t too small and he wasn’t too big
“Ah, think I’ll call it a pig”.

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

Next animal that he did meet
Had wool on his back and hooves on his feet
Eating grass on a mountainside so steep
“Ah, think I’ll call it a sheep”.