Five good and two GREAT versions of Bob Dylan’s Every Grain of Sand

That was an inspired song that came to me. I felt like I was just putting down words that were coming from somewhere else, and I just stuck it out. ~Bob Dylan (“Biograph” notes) “That’s an excellent song, very painless song to write,… It took like 12 seconds – or that’s how it felt.” ~Bob Dylan (to Robert Hilburn – …

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Blind Willie McTell

Kurt Loder: I heard an outtake from the Infidels sessions called Blind Willie McTell. Is that ever going to come out? It’s a great song. Bob Dylan: I didn’t think I recorded it right. But I don’t know why that stuff gets out on me. I mean, it never seems to get out on other people. ~Bob Dylan (Kurt Loder interview 1984) …

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Call Letter Blues

The children cry for mother I tell ‘em, “Mother took a trip.” Well, the children cry for mother I tell ‘em, “Mother took a trip.” Well, I walk on pins and needles I hope my tongue don’t slip. ~Bob Dylan (Call Letter Blues) Such self-consciously autobiographical imagery probably told for it in the end. I just can’t imagine Dylan releasing the …

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts

The festival was over, the boys were all plannin’ for a fall The cabaret was quiet except for the drillin’ in the wall The curfew had been lifted and the gamblin’ wheel shut down Anyone with any sense had already left town He was standin’ in the doorway lookin’ like the Jack of Hearts ~Bob Dylan (Lily, Rosemary and the …

November 14: Bob Dylan recorded Forever Young in 1973

May God bless and keep you always May your wishes all come true May you always do for others And let others do for you May you build a ladder to the stars And climb on every rung May you stay forever young Forever young, forever young May you stay forever young May you grow up to be righteous May …

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