7 Great Like A Rolling Stone cover versions

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 Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?
People call say ‘beware doll, you’re bound to fall’
You thought they were all kidding you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hanging out
Now you don’t talk so loud
Now you don’t seem so proud
About having to be scrounging your next meal

Here are 7 great cover versions of “Like A Rolling Stone”

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – (winterland 1968)

How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone

The Rolling Stones – Like a Rolling Stone – Live 1998

Ahh you’ve gone to the finest schools, alright Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
Nobody’s ever taught you how to live out on the street
And now you’re gonna have to get used to it
You say you never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
He’s not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And say do you want to make a deal?

Patti Smith – Montreux Festival 2005

How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be on your own, with no direction home
A complete unknown, like a rolling stone

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Pittsbrurgh – 19 May 2009:
(only E Street Band performance)

Ah you never turned around to see the frowns
On the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain’t no good
You shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain’t it hard when you discovered that
He really wasn’t where it’s at
After he took from you everything he could steal

The Drive-by Truckers (studio version  from “The Fine Print”)

How does it feel, how does it feel?
To have on your own, with no direction home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone

Mick Ronson & David Bowie (from Ronson’s “Heaven & Hull”):

Ahh princess on a steeple and all the pretty people
They’re all drinking, thinking that they’ve got it made
Exchanging all precious gifts
But you better take your diamond ring, you better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can’t refuse
When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You’re invisible now, you’ve got no secrets to conceal

Green Day (Non-Album Track, released 2009):

How does it feel, ah how does it feel?
To be on your own, with no direction home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone

 

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6 thoughts on “7 Great Like A Rolling Stone cover versions”

  1. There is a fine cover of “Like a rolling stone” by Spirit (on the album “Spirit of 76”).

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