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PostPosted: Fri November 11th, 2016, 20:05 GMT 
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As you might have read in the setlist threads, Bob reinvented two songs recently:
High Water (For Charley Patton) and Pay In Blood.
While the lyrics to both songs stay mostly true to the album versions, the melodies are changed significantly.
You can listen to both here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=89171
As others have already written, High Water's new melody is "borrowed" from Warren Zevon's Boom Boom Mancini.
Meanwhile, no source for Pay In Blood has been discovered - thus far. But I guess it's another example of Bob's Love for (and Theft from) other people's melodies. The question remains: which song? It might be a 19th century folk ballad, an obscure 1930s blues song, a Sinatra tune from the 50s, another one written by Warren Zevon in the 80s or a Miley Cyrus track that one of his grandkids showed him. Either way, it'd be nice to find out where the melody comes from. :D


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PostPosted: Sat November 12th, 2016, 14:15 GMT 
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By the way, Bob knows what's hip these days - singing lyrics to different melodies gets millions of views on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uef0Qr56mKo


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PostPosted: Sat November 12th, 2016, 19:16 GMT 

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The rearrangement of Highwater shares a similar chord structure/riff to Boom Boom Mancini, but the melodies are totally different.


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