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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 04:37 GMT 
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Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" and Harry Chapin's "There Only Was One Choice" both mention him.


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 05:08 GMT 
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A Song For A Small Circle of Friends
Larry Norman

Dear Bobby, watch your fears all hide
And disappear while love inside starts growin’
You’re older, but less colder
Then the jokes and folks you spent your childhood snowin’


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 09:23 GMT 

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I recently heard another song, but can't remember at all how the song goes and by who it was, I do know it quoted or reinterpreted the Tangled Up In Blue lines ''Written by an Italian poet//From the thirteenth century.'' Anyone know which song I'm talking about?


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 10:22 GMT 

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Codyke wrote:
I recently heard another song, but can't remember at all how the song goes and by who it was, I do know it quoted or reinterpreted the Tangled Up In Blue lines ''Written by an Italian poet//From the thirteenth century.'' Anyone know which song I'm talking about?



And you say Dylan is a sentiment
That you don't want to share,
And you say you looked back in anger
And it rose to meet your stare,
And you say I am not the one
Who puts the bullet to your gun
And makes it flare.
And you say Dylan is a sentiment to you,
And you don't want to share.

Oh and all the things you talk about
But never say to me,
And all the things to talk about
That I could say to you,
Like reading an Italian book
From the 13th century,
Is not that hard to do.


maybe? emmy the great - dylan


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 11:06 GMT 
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"I know a man whose brain's so small
He can't think of nothin' at all
He's not the same as you and me
He doesn't dig poetry
He's so unhip, when you say Dylan
He thinks you're talkin' about Dylan Thomas"
(I lost my harmonica, Albert)"

-- Paul Simon


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 13:46 GMT 
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Norman Lamont & the Innocents - The Ballad of Bob Dylan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WymworJnw1s

(the kids in front of the stage are enjoying it - can't be bad! :D )


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 14:43 GMT 
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They Might Be Giants: "New York City"

Central Park
Brooklyn Bridge
The Empire State where Dylan lived


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 15:13 GMT 

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What ever happened to our Expecting Rain's extensive list at http://expectingrain.com/dok/edlis/barf.html ?
Here's one of our previous discussions at least viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10410


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 15:24 GMT 
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I am astonished that no-one has mentioned B. A. Robertson yet... his track She's A Beezer not only name-checks Dylan himself but also mentions the Budokan album... and I believe that this is the only song by anyone that actually mentions that great live album.

I would urge everyone to search for this great track... or anything else by B. A. Robertson... in my opinion he should be classed as being up there with the other great song-writers of our time.


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 15:43 GMT 
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t.rex....telegram sam

"bobby's alright, bobby's alright
he's a natural born poet,
he's just outta sight"


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 15:44 GMT 
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Codyke wrote:
I recently heard another song, but can't remember at all how the song goes and by who it was, I do know it quoted or reinterpreted the Tangled Up In Blue lines ''Written by an Italian poet//From the thirteenth century.'' Anyone know which song I'm talking about?

Hooter and the Blowhards "Only Want To Be With You"

Put on a little dylan
Sitting on a fence
I say that line is great
You ask me what I meant by
“said I shot a man named gray
Took his wife to italy
She inherited a million bucks
And when she died it came to me
I can’t help it if I’m lucky


and

Yeah I’m tangled up in blue
Only wanna be with you
You can call me your fool
Only wanna be with you



Which resulted in:

In 1995, Hootie and the Blowfish and Bob Dylan reached an out-of-court settlement for the group's unauthorized use of Dylan's lyrics in their song "Only Wanna Be With You."


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 15:45 GMT 
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Belle and Sebastian, the video here not the song that has cheesy dylan refrences.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2y9QNJuRok


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 19:32 GMT 

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I've always suspected these lines from Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows" might be about Dylan:

"And everybody knows that youre in trouble
Everybody knows what you've been through
From the bloody cross on top of calvary
To the beach of malibu"


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 20:09 GMT 

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Yes I agree. There's another oblique reference in that song to Dylan leaning on the blues tradition which recalls lines from Just Like A Woman:

Old Black Joe's still pickin' cotton
For your ribbons & bows


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PostPosted: Thu April 9th, 2009, 20:21 GMT 

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Some people think Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer" is about Dylan. The verse they often sang in concert goes like this:

Now the years are rolling by me
they are rocking evenly.
I am older than I once was,
though younger than I'll be, it's not unusual.
It isn't strange, after changes upon changes
we are more or less the same
After changes we are more or less the same

The whole "older/younger" thing could be seen as a play on "My Back Pages."


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PostPosted: Fri April 10th, 2009, 15:09 GMT 

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Jonnie Falafel wrote:
Yes I agree. There's another oblique reference in that song to Dylan leaning on the blues tradition which recalls lines from Just Like A Woman:

Old Black Joe's still pickin' cotton
For your ribbons & bows


This interpretation had not occurred to me but it could work. Thanks, Falafel.


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PostPosted: Fri April 10th, 2009, 16:10 GMT 
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I love Van Morrison's take on his own song Foreign Window--as he sang it with Dylan on a hillside in Greece, he realized the song was about Dylan himself.

I saw you from a foreign window
Bearing down the sufferin' road
You were carryin' your burden
To the palace of the Lord
To the palace of the Lord

I spied you from a foreign window
When the lilacs were in bloom

And the sun shone through your window pane
To the place you kept your books
You were reading on your sofa
You were singin' every prayer
That the masters had instilled in you
Since Lord Byron loved despair
In the palace of the Lord
In the palace of the Lord

[Bridge:]
And if you get it right this time
You don't have to come back again
And if you get it right this time
There's no need to explain

I saw you from a foreign
Bearing down the sufferin' road
You were carryin' your burden
You were singing about Rimbaud
I was going down to Geneva
When the Kingdom had been found
I was giving you protection
From the loneliness of the crowd
In the palace of the Lord
In the palace of the Lord

They were giving you religion
Breaking bread and drinking wine
And you laid out on the green hills
Just like when you were a child
I saw you from a foreign window
You were trying to find your way back home
You were carrying your defects
Sleeping on a pallet on the floor
In the palace of the Lord
In the palace of the Lord
In the palace of the Lord


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PostPosted: Mon August 26th, 2013, 17:31 GMT 
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I like One Direction's new song about how good Blind Willie McTell is.


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PostPosted: Mon August 26th, 2013, 18:41 GMT 

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Trev wrote:
I like One Direction's new song about how good Blind Willie McTell is.


^^Which is borrowed from The Who's "Baba O'Reily". Speaking of The 'orrible Oo - The Seeker contains the lines "I asked Bobby Dylan, I asked The Beatles"


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PostPosted: Mon August 26th, 2013, 21:11 GMT 
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pinhedz wrote:
"(I lost my harmonica, Albert)"

-- Paul Simon



Perhaps the only reference to Albert Grossman from someone other than Bob.

Wonder how many other managers got namechecked?


- nate


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PostPosted: Mon August 26th, 2013, 21:28 GMT 
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Rick(y) Nelson...Garden Party


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PostPosted: Tue August 27th, 2013, 06:31 GMT 

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Kris Kristofferson's "If You Don't Like Hank Williams"

I dig Bobby Dylan and I dig Johnny Cash
And I think Waylon Jennings is a table thumpin' smash
And hearin' Joni Mitchell feels as good as smokin' grass
And if you don't like Hank Williams, honey, you can kiss my ass


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PostPosted: Tue August 27th, 2013, 07:53 GMT 
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What about John Wesley Harding's "Making Love to Bob Dylan?" I believe Harding has another reference or two in his catalog. The music video is really awesome too, they have Street Legal playing through an iPod as it has got better sound than the vinyl being thrown around. Who makes love to Deep Purple???


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PostPosted: Tue August 27th, 2013, 09:58 GMT 
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Also Bobby's Come a Long Long Way by Eight Feet


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PostPosted: Tue August 27th, 2013, 15:34 GMT 
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Again, like i said elsewhere (http://expectingrain.com/discussions/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=77063), Caetano Veloso quotes Dylan, mentions Dylan, sings Dylan.

Two songs come immediately to my mind:

In the long song "Ele me deu um beijo na boca" — from the album Cores, Nomes (1982) there´s a verse, near the end, where he says "e não nos interessa a trip cristã de Dylan-Zimmermann" , which roughly mean "and we don't care about the christian trip of Dylan-Zimmermann" [He rhymes 'cristÃ' with 'DylÃ' and 'ZimmermÃ', like Dylan himself might have done.]

In one of his masterpieces, "O Estrangeiro", from the album "Estrangeiro" (1989), he ends with the Dylan quote: “Some may like a soft brazilian singer, but I've given up all attempts at perfection”, which is quite ironic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i7r3wn8ICw

And I think I'm missing at least one more.


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