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Bob Dylan

Ballad Of Hollis Brown

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  • Rock
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  • 1963
  • 2011
  • 1962
  • 1989

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“Ballad of Hollis Brown” is a blues song written by Bob Dylan, released in 1964 on his third album The Times They Are A-Changin. The song tells the story of a South Dakota farmer, who overwhelmed by the desperation of poverty, kills his wife, children and then himself. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ There's no water in your well ... Way out in the wilderness ... Your grass is turning black

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