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PostPosted: Wed February 1st, 2012, 22:15 GMT 
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I bet most people visiting ER own or are very familiar with the Anthology of American Music by Harry Smith

It may be possible to by a Dylan fan in particular and an American-Arcadian-African-Scots-Irish, English-and-probably-more music aficionado in general without being aware of this masterpiece. However, if you don’t own this music, please research it, save up $50 or so and buy it when you can…I promise it will never leave your collection.

In addition to the 84 songs that Harry collected, an integral part of the package is a wacky booklet that he wrote to accompany the music. It lists all kinds of information about the recording and the artist, but a really cool part is that Mr. Smith somehow distills a bunch of these songs into witty headlines that could fit on a bumper sticker.

Example: For the song Henry Lee (you can hear it on Dylan’s version called Love Henry off World Gone Wrong), Smith synopsizes: SCORNING OFFER OF COSTLY TRAPPINGS, BIRD REFUSES AID TO KNIGHT THROWN IN WELL BY LADY.

Or this one for the song Stackalee: THEFT OF STETSON HAT CAUSES DEADLY DISPUTE; VICTIM IDENTIFIES SELF AS FAMILY MAN.

So, say Harry came back to us and decided to make an Anthology of Dylan songs. How would he describe one or more of your favorites? We could do dozens just on a song like Maggie’s Farm...

Maggie’s Farm: LABORER BEMOANS TREATMENT BY FAMILY FARM-HANDS; OPENLY QUESTIONS AGE OF MATRIARCH.

Your turn!


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PostPosted: Wed February 1st, 2012, 22:19 GMT 
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I think it's more fun to just post the "headline" and guess which song it relates to.


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PostPosted: Wed February 1st, 2012, 23:41 GMT 
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^ hmmm....that's a hard one !

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PostPosted: Wed February 1st, 2012, 23:49 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 00:25 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 00:28 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 00:37 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 01:21 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 01:29 GMT 
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^lay down sally. I mean lady lay.

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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 01:47 GMT 
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^^ black diamond bay

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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 01:49 GMT 
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capecod wrote:
^lay down sally. I mean lady lay.

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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 01:54 GMT 
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is it 'Drifting too far from shore' ??


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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 02:18 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 02:22 GMT 
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^^ Sweetheart like you/ Thunder on the Mountain

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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 02:40 GMT 
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DEMANDS MADE OF SIMPSONS CHARACTER TO BE COURTEOUS


Open the door, Homer?

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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 02:53 GMT 
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This is the most awesomest thread evah.


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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 03:15 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 03:23 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 03:28 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 03:32 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 07:37 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 12:26 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 15:32 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu February 2nd, 2012, 15:41 GMT 
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That's about every other song in the canon, no? :lol:
Idiot Wind?


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