Bob Dylan: Mutineer (Warren Zevon)

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Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Hoist the mainsail – here I come
Ain’t no room on board for the insincere
You’re my witness
I’m your mutineer

I was born to rock the boat
Some may sink but we will float
Grab your coat – let’s get out of here
You’re my witness
I’m your mutineer

‘Mutineer’ was originally released as the title track on Warren Zevon’s 1995 album of that
name.

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BF: Who are some of your favorite songwriters?
Bob Dylan: Buffett I guess. Lightfoot. Warren Zevon. Randy. John Prine. Guy Clark. Those kinds of writers.
~Bob Dylan (to Huffington Post – May 2009)

original version:

On October 30, 2002, after Zevon’s terminal mesothelioma diagnosis, he was featured on The Late Show with David Letterman as the only guest for the entire hour.

Here is “Mutineer” from this show:

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A few weeks after Warren Zevon announced that he was terminally ill with cancer, Dylan
began his 2002 Fall tour in the USA. At the opening concert in Seattle, Washington
(October 4), Dylan surprised his audience by playing Zevon’s ‘Accidentally Like a Martyr’.
Six songs later Dylan played another of Zevon’s songs, ‘Boom, Boom Mancini’, and before
the concert ended, he paid a further tribute by performing a third Zevon song, the gorgeous
‘Mutineer’. The song was played for the final time on this tour at Fairfax, Virginia on
November 22, 2002.
~Derek Barker (The Songs He didn’t write)

Dylan performed Mutineer 31 times in 2002. Here are 2 great versions…

october42002from larrycampbellmusic.net

..Mutineer. Magic once again bestrode the stage; all of humanity was present here, in Dylan’s vocalisation and the band’s playing of Zevon’s words and music, all our hope and dreams, our strenghts and weaknesses, everything. It wa and remains an awesom testament to the human condition and spirit.
~Andrew Muir (about the Seattle performance of Mutineer – from “One More Night“)


bob dylan kansas 2002

After Warren Zevon’s death on September 7, 2003, Artemis Records put together a tribute album (Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon) to Zevon which featured contributions – in the form of artists’ covers of Zevon songs – from, amongst others, Don Henley, Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers and Bob Dylan. Dylan’s contribution was a live performance of ‘Mutineer’ from his 2002 US Fall tour. The song is from his concert in Red Bluff, California (October 7, 2002) and is not an audience recording from Australia as stated in the Artemis Records’ CD booklet.
~Derek Barker (The Songs He didn’t write)

warren zevon enjoy every sandwich

Red Bluff, California (October 7, 2002):

Long ago we laughed at shadows
Lightning flashed and thunder followed us
It could never find us here
You’re my witness
I’m your mutineer

Long ago we laughed at shadows
Lightning flashed and thunder followed us
It could never find us here
You’re my witness
I’m your mutineer

I was born to rock the boat
Some may sink but we will float
Grab your coat – let’s get out of here
You’re my witness
I’m your mutineer
You’re my witness
I’m your mutineer
I’m your mutineer…

Uptown Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
28 October 2002

Mutineer by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

bob dylan live 2002

Civic Center Coliseum
Hartford, Connecticut
17 November 2002

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-Egil

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