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 #13542  by BigJilm
 Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:48 pm
ohh shit, i forgot about jokerman too!

 #13543  by james the bassist
 Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:04 pm
when I paint my masterpiece,tough mama, desolation row ,tangled up in blue and shelter from the storm

 #13575  by CountryMile Cadillac
 Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:05 pm
Where are the Dylan Fans? Some interesting picks but how bout.....

One a Night Like This

Seven Days

Can I Please Crawl out Your Window

Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine

Abandoned Love

Dead Covering Dylan

Watchtower generally Smoked

Quinn was always a Blast

I was Stuck in Mobile a few too many times but great none the less)

Jerry and Johanna

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

 #13583  by d-v-s
 Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:22 am
Indeed a tough question. I'm not even a huge Dylan fan and I had a hard time picking just 5.

1. subterranean homesick blues
2. it ain't me babe
3. forever young
4. a hard rain's a-gonna fall
5. hurricane

 #13584  by wisedyes
 Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:50 am
Definitely a tough choice. But I'm going to have go with:

1. Positively 4th Street
2. Masters of War
3. Bubterranean Homesick Blues
4. Highway 61 Revisited
5. Sundown on The Union / Sweetheart Like You ( tied - from Infidels )

 #13593  by amyjared
 Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:27 am
Why 5?

Here goes:

Who Killed Davy Moore
It's all Right Ma, I'm only Bleeding
Rambling Gambling Willie
Things have Changed
Black Diamond Bay
Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
I Want You
Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues
Percy's Song

And everything off the first 20 albums!

 #13597  by Django
 Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:53 am
In no particular order:

Shelter from the Storm
Man in a long Black Coat
Sweetheart like you
Highway 61 Revisited
If You See Her, Say Hello

Funny, I am one of older ones here, but except for Highway 61 Revisited and John Wesley Harding, I don't have much older Dylan. I like the period from Blood on the Tracks to Oh Mercy quite a bit. Also Dylan's stuff on the Last Waltz, especially Forever Young.

 #13604  by LazyLightnin
 Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:48 am
well i only said 5 cuz it'll make you think for a minute. obviously its almost too tuff to list, kinda like if you were stranded on a deserted island with only 5 dylan tunes sorta thing.

 #13614  by tigerstrat
 Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:51 pm
Visions of Johanna
Shelter From The Storm
I Want You
Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
Only a Pawn In Their Game

A bullet from the back of a bush took Medgar Evers' blood.
A finger fired the trigger to his name.
A handle hid out in the dark
A hand set the spark
Two eyes took the aim
Behind a man's brain
But he can't be blamed
He's only a pawn in their game.

A South politician preaches to the poor white man,
"You got more than the blacks, don't complain.
You're better than them, you been born with white skin," they explain.
And the Negro's name
Is used it is plain
For the politician's gain
As he rises to fame
And the poor white remains
On the caboose of the train
But it ain't him to blame
He's only a pawn in their game.

The deputy sheriffs, the soldiers, the governors get paid,
And the marshals and cops get the same,
But the poor white man's used in the hands of them all like a tool.
He's taught in his school
From the start by the rule
That the laws are with him
To protect his white skin
To keep up his hate
So he never thinks straight
'Bout the shape that he's in
But it ain't him to blame
He's only a pawn in their game.

From the poverty shacks, he looks from the cracks to the tracks,
And the hoof beats pound in his brain.
And he's taught how to walk in a pack
Shoot in the back
With his fist in a clinch
To hang and to lynch
To hide 'neath the hood
To kill with no pain
Like a dog on a chain
He ain't got no name
But it ain't him to blame
He's only a pawn in their game.

Today, Medgar Evers was buried from the bullet he caught.
They lowered him down as a king.
But when the shadowy sun sets on the one
That fired the gun
He'll see by his grave
On the stone that remains
Carved next to his name
His epitaph plain:
Only a pawn in their game.
Last edited by tigerstrat on Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.

 #13616  by BlobWeird
 Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:02 pm
Visions of Johanna
Tangled Up In Blue
Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)
Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
When I Paint My Masterpiece
 #13625  by shakedown_04092
 Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:01 pm
LazyLightnin wrote:be nice to hear what the community has to say!

1. A hard rains a-gonna fall
2. You aint goin nowhere
3. Ballad of a thin man
4. Mozambique
5. positively 4th st.
WOW....what, are you going for the "toughest question of the year" award? Hand the man his prize and keep moving, son!

This is a ridiculously untrue list, because as someone else said, the top 5 can change daily, but for today, at my present state of mind, I'd have to go with (in no particular order):

1. Visions of Johanna
2. Desolation Row
3. Like a Rolling Stone
4. Masterpiece
5. Hurricane

I feel hot, I'm going to go lay down now. But the thing I love most about Dylan is how he is able to describe things that we've all felt sooooooo well. With no disrespect to Robert Hunter, Dylan is the unrefuted, undisputed, best story teller ever.


 #13630  by AugustWest
 Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:22 pm
This is way too hard. 5 in order of my 5 favirote dylan albums.

Your a big girl now

Stuck inside of mobile

Tombstone Blues


A hard Rain's a-gonna fall.

 #13649  by groovemongrel
 Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:44 am
Desolation Row
Subterranean Homesick Blues
It Ain't Me
Mr Tamborine Man
Don't Think Twice

Not really in order...maybe SHB first.

 #15082  by Cardinal4
 Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:00 pm
Idiot Wind and Lay, Lady, Lay from the Hard Rain album. Best Dead Covered Dylan song-Masterpiece done Jerry and John 11-27-84....

 #15083  by tigerstrat
 Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:06 pm
Cardinal4 wrote:Idiot Wind and Lay, Lady, Lay from the Hard Rain album. Best Dead Covered Dylan song-Masterpiece done Jerry and John 11-27-84....
My fave Dylan covered by Garcia & Kahn would have to be Going, Going, Gone.