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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 07:33 GMT 
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For me it's easily Ballad of A Thin Man, especially the 1966 versions, from the Bootleg Series is my favourite version, the Sydney version from that tour is really good too. I really love the versions he does today though too, and there close to been my favourite.

My other is Gates Of Eden, the lyrics, the chords, everything about that song is amazingly haunting.

Other notable ones are; As I Went Out One Mornings, All Along the Watchtower (John Wesley Harding version), My Back Pages, Idiot Wind.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 07:52 GMT 
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"Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)", "Visions of Johanna", most of "Desire".


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 07:53 GMT 
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"Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)", "Visions of Johanna", most of "Desire".


Visions. really? It's one of my favourite songs, but i've never really seen it as a dark song.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 07:55 GMT 
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I think it's very dark and helpless. :P


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 07:58 GMT 
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TheGunfighter wrote:
I think it's very dark and helpless. :P


Ha, the live versions from 66' are quite dark now I think about it. I've been playing the 66' stuff non stop lately, Blonde On Blonde (best album ever), the Jewels & Binoculars everything. And late 65' stuff where he was just coming into the "vision" phase and demoing stuff from Blonde on Blonde


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 08:01 GMT 
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If You See Her, Say Hello (New York Sessions version), Moonshiner, Blind Wilie McTell, and Dirge.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 08:54 GMT 

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McTell, Senor, and Man in the Long Black Coat


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 08:59 GMT 
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I forgot about Blind Willie McTell ! After Ballad of a Thin Man this is probably the most haunting.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 10:01 GMT 
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Man In The Long Black Coat for me. It chills me to the bone.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 12:09 GMT 
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These days in the same era and album but this one stirs that feeling 'most' for me:

"Most Of The Time"

Most of the time
I'm clear focused all around
Most of the time
I can keep both feet on the ground
I can follow the path
I can read the sign
Stay right with it when the road unwinds
I can handle whatever
I stumble upon
I don't even notice she's gone
Most of the time.

Most of the time it's well understood
Most of the time I wouldn't change it if I could
I can make it all match up
I can hold my own
I can deal with the situation right down to the bone
I can survive and I can endure
And I don't even think about her
Most of the time.

Most of the time my head is on straight
Most of the time I'm strong enough not to hate
I don't build up illusion 'til it makes me sick
I ain't afraid of confusion no matter how thick
I can smile in the face of mankind
Don't even remember what her lips felt like on mine
Most of the time.

Most of the time she ain't even in my mind
I wouldn't know her if I saw her
She's that far behind
Most of the time I can even be sure
If she was ever with me
Or if I was ever with her
Most of the time I'm halfway content
Most of the time I know exactly where it went
I don't cheat on myself I don't run and hide
Hide from the feelings that are buried inside
I don't compromise and I don't pretend
I don't even care if I ever see her again
Most of the time.

There is something about that vain glorious attempt by the protagonist in the lyric to continually enumerate from stanza to stanza how 'focused', attune, strong and resilient he is and then wham that sense of reality arrives with regularity at the end of each stanza and hits hard-'most of the time'- it really hurts to be a sentient human being. I find that admission most haunting.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 13:28 GMT 
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Ballad of Hollis Brown

''There's seven people dead
On a South Dakota farm
There's seven people dead
On a South Dakota farm
Somewhere in the distance
There's seven new people born''


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 13:44 GMT 
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Isis_ wrote:
TheGunfighter wrote:
"Visions of Johanna"


Visions. really? It's one of my favourite songs, but i've never really seen it as a dark song.


"Visions" was the first thing that popped into my head. There a many choices you could make.

Actually Isis the Webster's definition of haunting is: "remaining in the consciousness: not quickly forgotten.

Nothing about being dark.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 13:52 GMT 
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One More Cup Of Coffee from Renaldo & Clara is one of the best performances he ever did, it's so mystical, it was responsible for me becoming a Dylan fan.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 14:23 GMT 

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For me it's a tie between "Delia" & "Man in the Long Black Coat," for both the subject matter & the delivery.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 14:24 GMT 
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Not Dark Yet's gotta be there.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 14:26 GMT 

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Yes! How did "Not Dark Yet" slip my mind? Make it a 3-way tie for me.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 14:48 GMT 
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Man in the Long Black Coat, without a doubt. Songs like that don't come around very often.


You cannot make another post so soon after your last.


omg shut up


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 14:58 GMT 

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Aint Talkin takes my vote.From Modern Times..


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 15:09 GMT 
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panayiotis wrote:
Aint Talkin takes my vote.From Modern Times..


Can't believe I forgot this one, my Dads favourite song and album. One of the best he wrote.

Probably the most haunting of all.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 15:23 GMT 
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Dylan has many, many hauntingly beautiful songs in his catalogue of wonderous works... amazing songs of simple, soulful simplicity... songs that are touchingly, hesitatingly beautiful.

Two that I find staggeringly simple yet stunningly heart-rending and movingly magical are 'Where Teardrops Fall' and 'Shooting Start'... both from the wonderful Oh, Mercy album... in fact, it's an album with many haunting songs on it!


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 15:29 GMT 
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Can't Wait
Ballad Of A Thin Man (especially the new version with echoes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBkzNSeGohI)
John Brown
Desolation Row (alternate version..."They're spoonfeeding Casanova the boiled guts of birds...")


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 15:30 GMT 
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farewell angelina

second contender:
i'll be home for christmas.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 16:16 GMT 
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What a cool idea for a thread. Blind Willie McTell and As I Went Out One Morning are very dark and haunting. This is a little peculiar, but has anyone heard the One More Cup of Coffee done as a duet with Bob Dylan and Scarlet Rivera's violin somewhere in early 1976? That's very haunting. Also, the Spanish Is The Loving Tongue from the Basement Tapes is downright ghostly, with just a piano and vocals.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 16:19 GMT 
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north country blues. seriously. try that with headphones and then try getting up quickly. you're guaranteed to faint.

love sick

moonlight is creepy haunting.

can't escape from you...

oh speaking of dirge - that version without accompaniment that pops up here every now and then is especially haunting.


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PostPosted: Sat July 7th, 2012, 16:32 GMT 
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north country blues. seriously. try that with headphones and then try getting up quickly. you're guaranteed to faint.

love sick

moonlight is creepy haunting.

can't escape from you...

oh speaking of dirge - that version without accompaniment that pops up here every now and then is especially haunting.


What version!? is are you just describing the song?

agree on North Country Blues too. Moonlight is hauntingly beautiful, probably Dylan's most "romantic" song.


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