Expecting Rain

Dylan's Manuscripts
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Author:  Johanna Parker [ Mon May 5th, 2014, 13:25 GMT ]
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These seem to be popping up all over the place currently, at auctions or otherwise. Some of them I find quite interesting.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (two pages):


Like A Rolling Stone (four pages)
13 years before New Pony, considering the Pony Blues influence.


The "Newport Guitar" case lyrics (13 pages)


Do you have any other manuscripts / typescripts to add?

Author:  Johanna Parker [ Wed May 7th, 2014, 13:49 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Dylan's Manuscripts

Transcript of Hard Rain manuscript:

Bob Dylan wrote:

“Before I formed you
in the womb, I knew
and approved of you”
Jeremiah 1.5

- I Oscar Brand
- I Hoboken
27 [?]

oh where have you been my blue eyed son
where have you been my darling young one
I've stumbled on the side of 12 misty mountains
I've walked and I've crawled on 6 crooked highways
I've stepped in the middle of 7 sad forests
I been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I been 10 thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard.
(And) it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard
it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall

what did you see my blue eyed son diamond desert
what did you see my darling young one
I saw a new born baby with will wolves all around it
saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it
I saw a black branch with blood that kept dripping
I saw a room full of man with their hammers-a-blazing hammering
I saw a [?] letter all covered in water [?]
I saw 10 thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken
Notamum Town?
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children
and it's a hard - - - - -
it's a hard rain's a gonna fall

what did you hear my blue eyed son
what did you hear my darling young one
I heard the sound of a thunder and it roared out a warning
I heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world
I heard one hundred drummers whose hands were-a-blazing
I heard 10 thousand whispering and no [?] listening
I heard one person starve / I heard many people laughing
I heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter
I heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley
and it's a hard and it's a hard - - - - - - -
it's a hard rain's-a-gonna fall

Black is the color
of my true love's
Club 47

Railroad Boy
“She went upstairs
to make her bed”

Bill Maxwell
GR 5 7043


Robert Houdin book


gilded coat

4 x 3 x 2 = 24

Have Mercy Baby

4 Who did you meet my blue eyed son
who did you meet my darling young one?
I met a young child beside a dead pony
I met a white man who walked a black dog
I met one woman whose body was burning
I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow
I met one man who was wounded in love
I met another man who was wounded in hatred
and it's a hard - - - - - -
it's a hard rain's-a-gonna fall

5 what'll you do now my blue eyed son
what'll you do now my darling young one
I'm going back out 'fore the rain starts-a falling
I'll walk t the depth of the deepest dark forest
where the people are many and their hands are all empty
where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters
where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison
and the executioners' face is always well hidden
where the hunger is ugly an where souls are forgotten
where black is the color and none is the number
and I'll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it
and reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it
then I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking
but I'll know my song well before I start singing
cause it's a hard, it's a hard - - - - -
it's a hard rain's-a-gonna fall

Miss Masque – Montreal (Feanjohn Stevie (OK)
Bullet Girl
Doctor Strange “[?] Rio
[?] [?] “looking for [?] [?]
[?] [?]

“solitary eye of fire”

Author:  WoollyRockers [ Wed May 7th, 2014, 14:16 GMT ]
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The Times They Are A-Changin'

Like Rolling Stone (Fragment)

Interesting article on the Hard Rain lyric sheet...

Author:  Johanna Parker [ Fri May 9th, 2014, 14:31 GMT ]
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I Want You (1 page)

Absolutely Sweet Marie (1 page)

Author:  WoollyRockers [ Fri May 16th, 2014, 20:30 GMT ]
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It Aint Me Babe.
ImageIt ain't me babe - bob dylan - lyrics & ticket by oddsock, on Flickr

Author:  Johanna Parker [ Fri May 16th, 2014, 21:17 GMT ]
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Yes, the Scarpbook and Lyrics book items definitely need to be included.

Author:  hollowhorn [ Tue July 15th, 2014, 21:51 GMT ]
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A couple of the 'new' Basement era lyrics posted on twitter by Daily Telegraph music critic Neil McCormick:




Author:  hollowhorn [ Wed October 15th, 2014, 20:17 GMT ]
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'Spanish Mary':


Author:  WoollyRockers [ Tue October 28th, 2014, 09:32 GMT ]
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Liberty Street

Author:  Johanna Parker [ Tue October 28th, 2014, 09:34 GMT ]
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Author:  hollowhorn [ Fri November 14th, 2014, 16:59 GMT ]
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Bob Dylan's 115th. Dream:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 7/sizes/o/

Subterranean Homesick Blues:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 2/sizes/o/

Author:  Johanna Parker [ Thu November 27th, 2014, 13:20 GMT ]
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Author:  hollowhorn [ Thu December 25th, 2014, 12:24 GMT ]
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A larger version of 'The Times They Are A-Changin' that WoolyRockers posted earlier in the thread:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 2/sizes/o/

Author:  hollowhorn [ Wed January 14th, 2015, 16:18 GMT ]
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Man on the Street:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 4/sizes/o/

Author:  hollowhorn [ Wed January 14th, 2015, 16:26 GMT ]
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Little Buddy:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 9/sizes/o/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 8/sizes/o/

Tangled Up in Jews Archive:
Dylan plagiarism scandal at Jewish summer camp

For some of us, our central focus at summer camp was the camp newspaper. So it is with particular interest that we read about a rare Bob Dylan manuscript that had come up for auction:

Little Buddy, written for his summer camp's newspaper, the Herzl Herald, in 1957 while Dylan, aged sixteen, was attending Herzl Camp in Webster, Wisconsin, is the story of a boy and his dog. Buddy, alas, comes to a tragic end. The manuscript is signed, "Bobby Zimmerman."
The manuscript has sold for $12,500. But don't think the buyer received an unpublished Bob Dylan song:

As it turns out, however, the lyrics are not Bob Dylan's. Little Buddy was a slightly revised version of a song originally written by Canadian-born country-western star, Hank Snow, and first recorded by him in 1948 for the Canadian Bluebird label.

The Booktryst site that brings us this news (and photos of the original manuscript if you want to see young Bob's handwriting) insists that
The important thing to take from this is not that Dylan plagiarized but, rather, that teen-aged Bob Dylan was listening to country music
and confounding expectations long before he was officially confounding expectations.

Maybe. But as someone fascinated by Dylan's creative borrowings -- his "love and theft" as it were -- it's noteworthy to see a young Zimmerman playing fast and loose with attribution and authenticity.

Author:  hollowhorn [ Fri January 23rd, 2015, 14:29 GMT ]
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It's All over Now, Baby Blue:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 5/sizes/o/

Author:  hollowhorn [ Fri January 23rd, 2015, 16:39 GMT ]
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Small 8vo (approx. 8½ x 6 inches), in black Flair pen, and apparently torn from a larger sheet; 3 small holes not significantly affecting any legibility, otherwise very good. A typically enigmatic inscription: "Proud of you" (in a hand-drawn box at the top, to the right of which is a small drawing of a face) / "You never sniffed drainpipes but you [two words crossed out] have a good [one word crossed out] grasp of the alphabet - Highway 51 [one word crossed out] is not your road!" Signed boldly at the bottom, "Bob Dylan / 1973" to the left of which signature is another drawing by Dylan of the rear end of an automobile depicting smoke coming from the tailpipe. Partly drawn from the lyrics of one of his masterpieces, Desolation Row: "Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood / With his memories in a trunk / Passed this way an hour ago / With his friend, a jealous monk / He looked so immaculately frightful / As he bummed a cigarette / Then he went off sniffing drainpipes / And reciting the alphabet.".

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 4/sizes/z/

Author:  hollowhorn [ Sun January 25th, 2015, 21:07 GMT ]
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A postcard to Suze:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 0/sizes/o/

Author:  hollowhorn [ Mon January 26th, 2015, 16:03 GMT ]
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This is Bob Dylan's complete handwritten draft of the mythological song "California Brown Eyed Baby." Set to the tune of "Columbus Stockade," the song was written by Dylan in I961. It is the first complete original song known to exist handwritten written by him after he came to New York City. There is a rough draft which is in the Morgan Library and this final one which was given to Eve McKenzie. Dylan lived at that time with the McKenzie's and their son Peter in Greenwich Village. Bob performed it regularly in many of his early shows. These lyrics come from the personal collection of Peter McKenzie. Written in pencil on a small sheet measuring approximately 4 x 4.5. Very good condition, the writing is clear and legible. the paper shows age in color and has very slight tearing at the right edge and right corner top, and a very tiny tear at the left side bottom at the edge. Comes with a Gotta Have Rock & Roll Certificate of Authenticity

California Brown Eyed Baby
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 3/sizes/o/

Mary From the Wild Moor:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 0/sizes/o/

Talkin' New York, (1):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 2/sizes/o/

Talkin' New York (2):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 4/sizes/o/

Let Me Die in My Footsteps:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 9/sizes/o/

Blowin' in the Wind (1):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 1/sizes/m/

Blowin' in the Wind (2):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 3/sizes/o/

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 8/sizes/o/

Gates of Eden:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 2/sizes/o/

Chimes of Freedom (1):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 5/sizes/o/

Chimes of Feedom (2):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 6/sizes/o/

Just Like A Woman:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 8/sizes/o/

She's Your Lover Now (1):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 2/sizes/o/

She's Your Lover Now (2):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 6/sizes/o/

Lay Lady Lay:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 2/sizes/o/

Seven Days:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 8/sizes/o/

Gotta Serve Somebody:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 9/sizes/o/

Author:  raging_glory [ Fri January 30th, 2015, 00:16 GMT ]
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Look Out Kid
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159 ... OutKid.jpg

Mayflower Ship
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159 ... flower.jpg

Visions of Johanna
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159 ... ohanna.jpg

I see now 115th and Subterranean have already been posted.

Author:  hollowhorn [ Thu February 12th, 2015, 11:57 GMT ]
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Song to Woody:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 7/sizes/o/

Mr. Tambourine Man:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 3/sizes/o/

Author:  hollowhorn [ Mon March 16th, 2015, 22:07 GMT ]
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1958 High School Yearbook:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 7/sizes/o/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 1/sizes/z/

Hibbing High School Yearbook, 1958. “Dear Jerry, Well the year’s almost all over now, huh. Remember the “sessions” down at Colliers. Keep practicing the guitar and maybe someday you’ll be great! A friend, Bob Zimmerman”

Collier's Barbeque and Bar
The Golden Chords jammed here on Sundays in late 1957 and early 1958. Bob's final Hibbing band, Elston Gunn and the Rock Boppers, performed here during the summer of 1958. Collier's Barbeque was a popular eatery and teen hangout.

LeRoy Hoikkala:
When we decide to play we used to go to Collier’s Bar-B-Q. Van Feldt’s owned it. On Sundays they were closed but they still had to clean up the place, do the potatoes for french fries and everything. So we used to go down there–it was right off the main street–and we’d bring our instruments in there, set up where you walk in, and leave the door open. The kids could hear the music from Howard street when we jammed.

Bob played guitar and a little harmonica, at that time.

Author:  hollowhorn [ Fri May 8th, 2015, 10:16 GMT ]
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Just Like A Woman (2):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 3/sizes/c/

Just Like A Woman (3):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 1/sizes/c/

All Along The Watchtower:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 2/sizes/c/

Author:  hollowhorn [ Thu May 14th, 2015, 20:21 GMT ]
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Song to Bonny (Bonnie Beecher): To the tune of 'Song to Woody'

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 2/sizes/k/

Author:  hollowhorn [ Fri May 15th, 2015, 17:49 GMT ]
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New York City Blues. 1961:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 5/sizes/l/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollowhor ... 6/sizes/l/

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