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Old 03-26-2019, 08:21 PM
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Just for pure fun of playing on guitar, I'd say "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright".
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:32 PM
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Accidentally posted the above twice. Is there the option of deleting a post?
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:28 AM
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I dont know and couldnt choose his GREATEST song cause I like so many, and hate even more, but Mr. Tambourine Man Live at the Newport Folk Festival, 1964 grabs me every time I hear it so it might be my favorite, at least today.
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:51 AM
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I was an absolute Dylan fanatic during my high school years. It's really impossible, though, for me to pick just one best song. That said, 'My Back Pages' seemed especially relevant to me during those years of teenage rebellion. Here are the lyrics
Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rollin' high and mighty traps
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
"We'll meet on edges, soon," said I
Proud 'neath heated brow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
"Rip down all hate," I screamed
Lies that life is black and white
Spoke from my skull I dreamed
Romantic facts of musketeers
Foundationed deep, somehow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.


Girl's faces formed the forward path
From phony jealousy
To memorizing politics
Of ancient history
Flung down by corpse evangelists
Unthought of, though, somehow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

A self-ordained professor's tongue
Too serious to fool
Spouted out that liberty
Is just equality in school
"Equality," I spoke the word
As if a wedding vow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

In a soldier's stance, I aimed my hand
At the mongrel dogs who teach
Fearing not I'd become my enemy
In the instant that I preach
My existence led by confusion boats
Mutiny from stern to bow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
Too noble to neglect
Deceived me into thinking
I had something to protect
Good and bad, I define these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:07 PM
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Impossible for me to pick a best so I'll just mention a couple of my faves that haven't been mentioned yet. Boots of Spanish Leather and Farewell, Angelina. I also always enjoy singing You Ain't Goin' Nowhere.

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Old 04-11-2019, 06:32 PM
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The thing about really great songs is they they have an appeal that is both unique and universal
The thing about really great songwriters is they can accomplish this in a number of different types and styles of songs and the accomplish great prosody in the process.
Dylan was so good at that.....as many have noted picking one, is not only difficult but a arguably pointless.

From the :as Bluenote mentioned My Back Pages with the unique captivating and intriguing lyrics and then the simple yet profound repeating two line end phrase " Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."

To the : simple but haunting Knocking on Heavens Door ...... the man was clearly a genius at songwriting ..
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:20 PM
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So many great songs to choose from, but since no one's mentioned it yet, I'm going to propose "Visions of Johanna." Amazing lyrics, amazing vocal, amazing musical backing.
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:31 PM
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In My Time of Dyin' - Bob Dylan

Well, in my time of dying don't want nobody to mourn
All I want for you to do is take my body home
Well, well, well, so I can die easy
Well, well, well
Well, well, well, so I can die easy
Jesus gonna make up, Jesus gonna make up
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed
Well, meet me Jesus, meet me, meet me in the middle of the air
If these wings should fail me
Lord, won't you meet me with another pair?
Well, well, well, so I can die easy
Well, well, well
Well, well, well, so I can die easy
Jesus gonna make up, Jesus gonna make up
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed
Lord, in my time of dying, don't want nobody to cry
All I want you to do is take me when I die
Well, well, well, so I can die easy
Well, well, well
Well, well, well, so I can die easy
Jesus gonna make up, Jesus gonna make up
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed:-)
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:39 PM
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Things Have Changed - Bob Dylan

A worried man with a worried mind
No one in front of me and nothing behind
There's a woman on my lap and she's drinking champagne
Got white skin, got assassin's eyes
I'm looking up into the sapphire tinted skies
I'm well dressed, waiting on the last train

Standing on the gallows with my head in a noose
Any minute now I'm expecting all hell to break loose

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

This place ain't doing me any good
I'm in the wrong town, I should be in Hollywood
Just for a second there I thought I saw something move
Gonna take dancing lessons do the jitterbug rag
Ain't no shortcuts, gonna dress in drag
Only a fool in here would think he's got anything to prove

Lot of water under the bridge, Lot of other stuff too
Don't get up gentlemen, I'm only passing through

I've been walking forty miles of bad road
If the bible is right, the world will explode
I've been trying to get as far away from myself as I can
Some things are too hot to touch
The human mind can only stand so much
You can't win with a losing hand

Feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet
Putting her in a wheel barrow and wheeling her down the street

I've been walking forty miles of bad road
If the bible is right, the world will explode
I've been trying to get as far away from myself as I can
Some things are too hot to touch
The human mind can only stand so much
You can't win with a losing hand

I hurt easy, I just don't show it
You can hurt someone and not even know it
The next sixty seconds could be like an eternity
Gonna get low down, gonna fly high
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie
I'm love with a woman who don't even appeal to me

Mr. Jinx and Miss Lucy, they jumped in the lake
I'm not that eager to make a mistake

I've been walking forty miles of bad road
If the bible is right, the world will explode
I've been trying to get as far away from myself as I can

Some things are too hot to touch
The human mind can only stand so much
You can't win with a losing hand
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I cut my teeth on the bread of pure temptation.

I tried it all and I learned to fall Like I would

never hit the ground. I met a ghost who looked like

me - I asked him, “Is it plain to see, or is it hidden?”

He never made a sound.


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Old 04-12-2019, 01:27 AM
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Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:14 AM
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'Up to Me' and 'Tangled up in Blue' are two of my favorites. So hard to pick!
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:45 PM
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One of my most favorite songs in the whole world, certainly my favorite Dylan song, is "Boots of Spanish Leather". Sad choice, but it speaks to me. I also love the more upbeat "Subterranean Homesick Blues"
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:19 PM
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So many great songs to choose from, but since no one's mentioned it yet, I'm going to propose "Visions of Johanna." Amazing lyrics, amazing vocal, amazing musical backing.
Yep. In terms of “great”, and as a listener, I like the Dylan that just pummels you over and over with wave after wave of life-changing lyric. So my tops in this respect are:

Visions of Johanna
Mr. Tambourine Man
It’s Alright Ma

As a player, gosh, I’m into fun and cannot handle that kind of word count.

Don’t Think Twice
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Buckets of Rain

Mostly redundant to other posts, but there you have it.
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Old 05-11-2019, 02:03 PM
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Don't think twice rises to the top for me, and the most fun to play. But Blowin in the Wind and The Times they Are a Changin because they were such seminal works. Subterranean, because its just so cool, Johnnys in the basement mixin up the medicine, and hidden in his newer catalogue is Jokerman, love that tune.
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