25 May 2016

75 Years of Bob Dylan

Yesterday was Bob Dylan's 75th birthday. I knew it, but forgot to blog it.

STLToday has this nice little photo retrospective for your enjoyment.

Bob: proof God exists and that He loves us.

For your enjoyment, a little ditty from Dylan's The Times They Are a-Changin', and apropos of nothing:

Boots of Spanish Leather (1963)

Oh, I’m sailin’ away my own true love
 I’m sailin’ away in the morning
 Is there something I can send you from across the sea
 From the place that I’ll be landing?

 No, there’s nothin’ you can send me, my own true love
 There’s nothin’ I wish to be ownin’
 Just carry yourself back to me unspoiled
 From across that lonesome ocean

 Oh, but I just thought you might want something fine
 Made of silver or of golden
 Either from the mountains of Madrid
 Or from the coast of Barcelona

 Oh, but if I had the stars from the darkest night
 And the diamonds from the deepest ocean
 I’d forsake them all for your sweet kiss
 For that’s all I’m wishin’ to be ownin’

 That I might be gone a long time
 And it’s only that I’m askin’
 Is there something I can send you to remember me by
 To make your time more easy passin’

 Oh, how can, how can you ask me again
 It only brings me sorrow
 The same thing I want from you today
 I would want again tomorrow

 I got a letter on a lonesome day
 It was from her ship a-sailin’
 Saying I don’t know when I’ll be comin’ back again
 It depends on how I’m a-feelin’

 Well, if you, my love, must think that-a-way
 I’m sure your mind is roamin’
 I’m sure your heart is not with me
 But with the country to where you’re goin’

 So take heed, take heed of the western wind
 Take heed of the stormy weather
 And yes, there’s something you can send back to me

 Spanish boots of Spanish leather


RTE said...

And then there's this:


thetimman said...

Of course, the eerie title of this video clip doesn't match what he actually said. I don't know why you don't think of God when someone refers to the "chief commander" in "the world we don't see". Isn't God that person?

thetimman said...

Have you listened to his music? Since 1965?