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October 30: Bob Dylan It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding), Milwaukee Wisconsin 1999

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Darkness at the break of noon
Shadows even the silver spoon
The handmade blade, the child’s balloon
Eclipses both the sun and moon
To understand you know too soon
There is no sense in trying

Milwaukee Arena
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
30 October 1999

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

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Bob Dylan quotes from the 60’s

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This is the first post with Bob Dylan quotes from the 60’s. The post will be updated many times in the future. There will also, off course, follow posts with quotes from the 70’s, 80’s etc…

UPDATE – other posts:

These quotes are collected from song lyrics & interviews. It’s not only “great” quotes we’ve collected, but also important quotes & funny quotes.

Quotes collected from song lyrics are tried to be kept brief….  it would often be tempting to quote whole songs. Also we’ll try to limit ourselves to max 3 quotes from the same song.

Some songs are sorted under the year they were released (on record), other’s are sorted under the year they were obviously written/recorded.

Please comment/send us input, but we don’t like quotes without a source…

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1961

  • New York Times said it was the coldest winter in seventeen years
    I didn’t feel so cold then
    ~Talkin’ New York
  • Hey, hey, Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song
    ’Bout a funny ol’ world that’s a-comin’ along
    Seems sick an’ it’s hungry, it’s tired an’ it’s torn
    It looks like it’s a-dyin’ an’ it’s hardly been born
    ~Song to Woody
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  • Yeah, well, I was with a carnival when I was about thirteen and I used to travel with a carnival – all kinds of shows.
    [Where] All around the Midwest. Uh, Gallup, New Mexico, then to Texas, and then… Lived in Gallup, New Mexico and…
    ~to Billy James, October 1961
  • I traveled with the carnival when I was about thirteen years old.
    All the way up to I was nineteen. Every year, off and on, I joined different carnivals.
    ~Oscar Brand Radio Show, 29 October 1961 (aired November 4)

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May 7: Bob Dylan – Free Trade Hall, Manchester 1965 (audio)

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This is a near perfect soundboard  recording that is good enough quality to be an official release. The show is amazing and deserves a place in even the smallest Dylan collection.
~bobsboots.com

Classic bootleg concert.

Even if Dylan is “bored” at these spring-65 shows.. he’s still brilliant.

Free Trade Hall
Manchester, England
7 May 1965

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Jan 15: Bob Dylan – The third & final recording session for “Bringing It All Back Home”


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I’ve written some songs that I look at, and they just give me a sense of awe….stuff like, It’s Alright, Ma, just the alliteration in that blows me away. And I can also look back and know where I was tricky and where I was really saying something that just
happened to have a spark of poetry to it.
~Bob Dylan (to John Pareles, Sept. 1997)

This session contains some of Dylan’s strongest performances ever!
Master versions: “Maggie’s Farm”, “On The Road Again,” “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),” “Gates of Eden,” “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.”

Some background from wikipedia:

Bringing It All Back Home is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released in March 1965 by Columbia Records. The album is divided into an electric and an acoustic side. On side one of the original LP, Dylan is backed by an electric rock and roll band—a move that further alienated him from some of his former peers in the folk song community. Likewise, on the acoustic second side of the album, he distanced himself from the protest songs with which he had become closely identified (such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”), as his lyrics continued their trend towards the abstract and personal.

The album reached No. 6 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart, the first of Dylan’s LPs to break into the US top 10. It also topped the UK charts later that Spring. The lead-off track, “Subterranean Homesick Blues”, became Dylan’s first single to chart in the US, peaking at #39.

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Bob Dylan: It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding), Stockholm, Sweden 28 March 2007 (Video)

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Darkness at the break of noon
Shadows even the silver spoon
The handmade blade, the child’s balloon
Eclipses both the sun and moon
To understand you know too soon
There is no sense in trying

Globe Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
28 March 2007

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