Senor, senor, can you tell me where we’re headin’?
Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?
Seems like I been down this way before.
Is there any truth in that, senor?
– Bob Dylan
“One of the most interesting Street Legal songs is “Senor.” Dylan sings it magnificently, with real purpose, and the song’s melody is highly original and infectious. … “Senor” could have been one of Dylan’s finest songs of the 1970s. As it stands, however, it is an ambitious song which doesn’t quite come off.”
– Thomas Ward (allmusic)
I agree it is an interesting song, however I do not agree that it doesn’t “come off”, I love the song!
It has proven rather difficult to cover but there are some good ones out there. I have dug up six of the best.
Jeffrey Foucault – Señor (live, may 14, 2009, Spijkerboor):
The Jerry Garcia Band – Señor (live,this version’s from the Masked and Anonymous soundtrack album, I think it is from 1990…):
Willie Nelson and Calexico – Señor (OST I’m Not There):
Tim O’Brien – Señor (live, April 15, 2011):
Sara Watkins – Señor (live, March 23, 2013):
Mick Flannery – Señor (live, May 24, 2012):
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Not the best quality, but The Black Crowes played this twice, once in 2007 and this one from 2008, and like all their Dylan covers, make a nice job of it
This version is available for purchase from their official live download website.
What about the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy cover. I’ll take it over willies version, or any of these in fact.
Thankyou, I hadn’t heard that one, it is great!
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