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PostPosted: Sun March 7th, 2010, 20:40 GMT 

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This is one I don't play too often for some reason. I seem to skip it often, compared to others from that LP. So - says the Ipod anyway. It is a cool tune and I forgot how short it was, as well. Done last live 10 31 1964. MEZ


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PostPosted: Sun March 7th, 2010, 20:51 GMT 
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I love this song. It is highly sensual, and very romantic. I don't think that the Another Side version does it much justice though.


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PostPosted: Sun March 7th, 2010, 21:07 GMT 
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LOVE it! I've always felt that Another Side was a somewhat underrated album, and this is one of the reasons. The music conveys the words wonderfully, and it has a warm, pulsating, kind of toe-trippy feel to it. Love the album performance. I always thought of this as a wintery song for some reason, despite all the heat. Anyway, one of my favorites.


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PostPosted: Sun March 7th, 2010, 23:45 GMT 
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The studio version is weak, in my opinion, and very skippable. However, after hearing the performance on the Halloween 1964 show, I started to really like it. Maybe the studio recording didn't get a fair take due to all the Beaujolais????


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PostPosted: Mon March 8th, 2010, 00:01 GMT 
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I love the 64 Halloween version as well. He sings it in a pretty tight rhythm and after he fights through "fast and slashing...flashing diamond teeth," you can just hear him smiling. :mrgreen: This concert is probably Bobby's cutest live recording ever. He's in a great mood and puts a lot of (drunken) spirit into the songs.

The song is mostly pink and white.


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PostPosted: Mon March 8th, 2010, 00:13 GMT 
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http://www.amazon.com/Spanish-Harlem-In ... B000QLHQKU
It's only a short preview at the end of this link, but it gives a good impression of the Chris Whitley version, which is one of my favourite Dylan covers.


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PostPosted: Mon March 8th, 2010, 05:15 GMT 

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Great song, one of his most alliterative - really suits the almost seasick style of Another Side - and I see it as steel-gray and flashes of yellow.


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PostPosted: Mon March 8th, 2010, 05:30 GMT 
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This song really turns me on (probably because I'm imagining myself as the Gypsy gal standing on some fire escape in Harlem :oops: ), and yes, I love the playfulness of the Halloween performance. The song has heat.

Favorite lines:

I am homeless, come and take me
Into reach of your rattling drums
Let me know, babe, about my fortune
Down along my restless palms
Gypsy gal, you got me swallowed
I have fallen far beneath


and...

I been wond’rin’ all about me
Ever since I seen you there
On the cliffs of your wildcat charms I’m riding
I know I’m ’round you but I don’t know where
You have slayed me, you have made me


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PostPosted: Mon March 8th, 2010, 18:39 GMT 
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DownInAlabama wrote:
This song really turns me on


Hey now, don't be giving away all your secrets. :)

Gorgeous song though. "Author Paul Williams describes the song as a portrait of a gypsy girl that Dylan has seen only fleetingly but who has completely captivated him. Williams goes on to say that within the context of the song, Dylan is falling in love with not only the gypsy girl but also with the whole idea of gypsies and of himself in love with one." A song that goes far too forgotten.


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PostPosted: Tue March 9th, 2010, 01:56 GMT 

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A perfect song and one of my all-round favorites. How anyone can dismiss the album when there is a gem like this included is beyond comprehension.
I've never cared for the live version comparatively speaking, but it has its charms...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijaG43lFdRo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ451OQY ... re=related


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PostPosted: Tue March 9th, 2010, 02:32 GMT 
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This was one of my favorite Dylan songs on my favorite album, and I will always be fond of it. The alliterative line is quite effective in his performance, and it is not an easy form to write or to deliver. He moves away from the form as the song proceeds, and the inconsistency adds to the charm of delivery. I'm sure the beaujolais helped also. As "poetry" it's not a good argument for a Nobel prize; as a folk song, it approaches a zany perfection.


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PostPosted: Thu March 11th, 2010, 20:24 GMT 

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Huh! Sony Entertainment blocked my YouTube "on copyright grounds". How d'you like that?


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PostPosted: Sat December 24th, 2011, 04:13 GMT 
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Love love love love love this song, especially the live version at the Halloween show.

Love it.



Love. It.



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PostPosted: Sat December 24th, 2011, 04:31 GMT 
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raging_glory wrote:
Love love love love love this song, especially the live version at the Halloween show.

Love it.



Love. It.



:!: :!: :!:

Here is the Another Side version. Haven't found the Halloween one out on web world yet.
http://www.mojvideo.com/video-bob-dylan ... 894a6312f0


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PostPosted: Tue July 26th, 2016, 13:17 GMT 
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The perfect fusion of lust and philosophy. Philustophy?

Bit shocked to find out how little this track has been discussed. I could spend hours unpacking those sharp imagistic lyrics.


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PostPosted: Tue July 26th, 2016, 13:29 GMT 
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It's lovely.


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PostPosted: Tue July 26th, 2016, 13:30 GMT 
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AlanBumstead wrote:
The perfect fusion of lust and philosophy. Philustophy?

Bit shocked to find out how little this track has been discussed. I could spend hours unpacking those sharp imagistic lyrics.


I bet you could.

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PostPosted: Tue July 26th, 2016, 16:30 GMT 
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Was it about Mavis Staples? As how Spanish and Gypsy-like are we supposed to conjure this Harlem gal before us? If he meant Mavis, does it mean he didn't want her to know it was about her ?


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