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Bob Dylan: Accidentally Like A Martyr (Warren Zevon)

bob-dylan - warren zevon

The phone don’t ring
And the sun refused to shine
Never thought I’d have to pay so dearly
For what was already mine
For such a long, long time

We made mad love
Shadow love
Random love
And abandoned love
Accidentally like a martyr
The hurt gets worse and the heart gets harder

‘Accidentally Like a Martyr’ was released on Warren Zevon’s brilliant 1978 album “Excitable Boy”

warren zevon exitable boy

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:

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November 16: Bob Dylan Every Grain of Sand, Boston, Massachusetts 2002 (Video)

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In the time of my confession, in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet flood every newborn seed
There’s a dyin’ voice within me reaching out somewhere
Toiling in the danger and in the morals of despair

GREAT version!

Fleet Center
Boston, Massachusetts
16 November 2002

Musicians:

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

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Bob Dylan: 2 versions of Neil Young’s Old Man – Happy Birthday Neil Young

Bob and Neil

Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.

Old man look at my life,
Twenty four
and there’s so much more
Live alone in a paradise
That makes me think of two.

Bob Dylan has only covered one Neil Young song – Old Man.

He played Old Man 33 times on his 2002 tour, and here are 2 of them:

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November 11: Bob Dylan – The End Of The Innocence, New York City, 2002 (video)





bob dylan NYC 2002

 

Remember when the days were long
And rolled beneath a deep blue sky?
Didn’t have a care in the world
With mommy and daddy standing by

When happily ever after fails
And we’ve been poisoned by these fairy tales
The lawyers dwell on small details
Since daddy had to fly

“The End of the Innocence” is the lead single and title track from Don Henley’s third solo studio album, The End of the Innocence, in 1989. The song was written by Bruce Hornsby, with lyrics added by Henley, and both perform the song live in their respective concerts.

Bob Dylan performed this song 9 times during 2002. Here is the MSG version:

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May 9: Bob Dylan – Blind Willie McTell, Manchester 2002 (Video)


bob dylan manchester 2002

I Seen the arrow on the doorpost
Saying, “This land is condemned
All the way from New Orleans
To New Jerusalem”
Well I traveled through East Texas
Where many martyrs fell
I can tell you one thing
nobody can sing
the-blues-like-Blind-Willie-McTell

Great version of this masterpiece from the 2002 Europe spring tour.

“Blind Willie McTell” was the most interesting performance of the night.
It used to be like that:

“No-one can sing the blues …
like Blind Willie McTell”

but tonight it went like this:

“I’ll tell you one thing …
nobody can sing …
the-blues-like-Blind-Willie-McTell”

The more astute amongst you will have noticed that the third line of this new version is quite long and doesn’t fit too well. Several times I thought the line wouldn’t fit but Bob managed to squeeze it in, just in time.
~Andy Jenkins (from the archives over @ boblinks.com)

Manchester Evening News Arena
Manchester, England
9 May 2002

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Jim Keltner (drums & percussion)

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