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April 18: Bob Dylan What Good Am I? & Waiting For You, Nagoya, Japan, 2014

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What good am I if I’m like all the rest
If I just turn away, when I see how you’re dressed
If I shut myself off so I can’t hear you cry
What good am I?

What good am I if I know and don’t do
If I see and don’t say, if I look right through you
If I turn a deaf ear to the thunderin’ sky
What good am I?

Zepp Nagoya
Nagoya, Japan
April 18, 2014

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July 3: Bob Dylan: What Good Am I? Paris, France 1994 (Video)

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What good am I if I’m like all the rest
If I just turn away, when I see how you’re dressed
If I shut myself off so I can’t hear you cry
What good am I?

What good am I if I know and don’t do
If I see and don’t say, if I look right through you
If I turn a deaf ear to the thunderin’ sky
What good am I?

La Fête de la Fraternité
Parc Departemental du Bourget
Paris, France
3 July 1994

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April 18: Bob Dylan What Good Am I? & Waiting For You, Nagoya, Japan, 2014 (Video)

bob dylan Nagoya 2014

What good am I if I’m like all the rest
If I just turn away, when I see how you’re dressed
If I shut myself off so I can’t hear you cry
What good am I?

What good am I if I know and don’t do
If I see and don’t say, if I look right through you
If I turn a deaf ear to the thunderin’ sky
What good am I?

Zepp Nagoya
Nagoya, Japan
April 18, 2014

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Feb 4: Bob Dylan performing What Good Am I ? @ Hammersmith, London, England – 1990

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What good am I if I’m like all the rest
If I just turn away, when I see how you’re dressed
If I shut myself off so I can’t hear you cry
What good am I?

What good am I if I know and don’t do
If I see and don’t say, if I look right through you
If I turn a deaf ear to the thunderin’ sky
What good am I?

This is really a wonderful “What Good Am I ?”

Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
4 February 1990

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G. E. Smith (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Christopher Parker (drums)

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The Best Dylan Covers: Tom Jones – What Good Am I?

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The Best Dylan Covers: Tom Jones – What Good Am I?

Bob Dylan released What Good Am I? on his album, Oh Mercy in 1989.

Oh Mercy is notable for its sustained moodiness and resignation, often in relation to romantic dissolution. This is immediately apparent on the atmospheric Most of the Time, which features the richest production on the album. Described as “magisterial” by Allan Jones of Melody Maker, the narrator in Most of the Time sings of an estranged lover whom the narrator can’t quite shake from his memories. The song addresses an irreconcilable, personal relationship, and this theme would continue through What Good Am I?, a frank look at the narrator’s moral worth.

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Tom Jones recorded the song for his very fine album, Praise & Blame in 2010.
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