Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?
People’d call, say, “Beware doll, you’re bound to fall”
You thought they were all kiddin’ you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin’ out
Now you don’t talk so loud
Now you don’t seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal
How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?
12 good Bob Dylan covers done by some incredible women
We like cover versions here at alldylan.com, and here are some really great examples. They are not better than the originals, but they are different and they are good.
P J Harvey – Shot of Love:
December 1999, Music Of The Millennium Awards, Channel 4. Polly chose Bob Dylan as her Musician of the Millennium and performed this tribute.
They say ev’rything can be replaced
Yet ev’ry distance is not near
So I remember ev’ry face
Of ev’ry man who put me here
I see my light come shining
From the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released
31 March 1995
A great list published back in April 2009.
I thought it might be a good idea to share this list & embed audio/video from youtube.
As it is a rather long list… I plan to split it up into 5 separate posts… this is part 1.
50. Cowboy Junkies – “If You Gotta Go, Go Now”
The Best Dylan Covers: Chrissie Hynde – I Shall Be Released
“I Shall Be Released” is a 1967 song written by Bob Dylan.
The Band recorded the first officially-released version of the song for their 1968 debut album, Music from Big Pink, with Richard Manuel singing lead vocals, and Rick Danko and Levon Helm harmonizing in the chorus. The song was also performed near the end of the Band’s 1976 farewell concert, The Last Waltz, in which all the night’s performers (with the exception of Muddy Waters) plus Ringo Starr and Ronnie Wood appeared on the same stage. Additional live recordings by the Band were included on the 1974 concert album Before the Flood and the 2001 expanded CD reissue of Rock of Ages.