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Bob Dylan

Tombstone Blues

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  • 1965
  • 1963
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  • 1942

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“Tombstone Blues” is the second track off Bob Dylan’s album Highway 61 Revisited. Musically it is a straightforward blues song, however the lyrics are typical of Dylan’s free-associate surreal style of the period, with such lines as “the sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken”. It was performed by Marcus Carl Franklin and Richie Havens in the movie based on Dylan’s life, I’m Not There. The soundtrack version is performed solely by Havens. Two lines from the song, spoken by the “Commander in Chief” – “Death to all those who would whimper and cry” and “The sun’s not yellow; it’s chicken” – are spoken by a digitally manipulated Lyndon B. Johnson in another scene in the film. Sheryl Crow performed the song on her live album alongside Eric Clapton, Chrissie... Read on...

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