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  • Did you hear the new Dylan song?

    17 minutes is a tad long but since we are stuck home with the quarantine it’s worth a listen

  • #2
    Is someone tech savvy enough to post it on here


    • #3
      Originally posted by jonnygospeltent View Post
      Is someone tech savvy enough to post it on here
      Someone already did.


      • #4
        Look out kid you’re gonna get Covid


        • #5
          Not new, just unreleased till now. Anyone know when this was recorded ? Or....why one of the most prolific songwriters in history has had such little output since Tempest came out ???

          I enjoyed the song. Gonna let it marinate and listen again later !! Made me jones for some 'new' Dylan.


          • #6
            I'd like to see him hook up with Daniel Lanois again. "Time Out Of Mind" was his last album that I really got into. Also was into "Oh Mercy" which was recorded here at Kingsway on Esplanade and featured The Neville Brothers rhythm section on most of the songs plus Cyril, Mason Ruffner and Rockin' Dopsie. Lots of cool alternate takes and unreleased songs from those sessions on The Bootleg Series Vol. 8.


            • #7
              Love and Theft is a killer album. Came out after 'Time Out of Mind'.

              I believe 'Oh Mercy' was recorded before Lanois moved into Kingway at Chartres and Esplanade. They rented a house Uptown ( Audubon Place ? ) and set up a studio.


              • #8
                How about some old school Lanois. Leave Dylan home.


                • #9
                  Here's a transcription. (This will be a long post.)

                  MURDER MOST FOUL

                  t'was a dark day in dallas, november '63
                  the day that would live on in infamy
                  president kennedy was a-ridin' high
                  good day to be livin' and a good day to die
                  being led to the slaughter like a sacrificial lamb
                  he say wait a minute boys you know who i am
                  of course we do, we know who you are
                  then they blew off his head while he was still in the car
                  shot down like a dog in broad daylight
                  was a matter of timing and the timing was right
                  you got unpaid debts we've come to collect
                  we gonna kill you with hatred, without any respect
                  we'll mock you and shock you and we'll put it in your face
                  we've already got someone here to take your place

                  the day they blew out the brains of the king
                  thousands were watching, no one saw a thing
                  it happened so quick and so quick by surprise
                  right there in front of everyone's eyes
                  greatest magic trick ever under the sun
                  perfectly executed, skillfully done
                  wolf man oh wolf man oh wolf man howl
                  rub-a-dub-dub it's a murder most foul

                  hush little children you'll understand
                  the beatles are comin', they're gonna hold your hand
                  slide down the banister, go get your coat
                  ferry across the mersey and go for the throat
                  there's three bums comin' all dressed in rags
                  pick up the pieces and lower the flags
                  i'm goin' to woodstock, it's the aquarian age
                  then i'll go to altamont and sit near the stage
                  put your head out the window, let the good times roll
                  there's a party goin' on behind the grassy knoll

                  stack up the bricks, pour the cement
                  don't say dallas don't love you, mr president
                  put your foot in the tank and step on the gas
                  try to make it to the triple underpass
                  blackface singer white face clown
                  better not show your faces after the sun goes down
                  up in the red light district like a cop on the beat
                  livin in a nightmare on elm street

                  when you're down in deep ellum put your money in your shoe
                  don't ask what your country can do for you
                  cash on the barrelhead, money to burn
                  at dealey plaza, make a lefthand turn
                  i'm goin' down the crossroads, gonna flag a ride
                  the place where faith, hope, and charity died
                  shoot him while he runs boy, shoot him while you can
                  see if you can shoot the invisible man
                  goodbye charlie, goodbye uncle sam
                  frankly, miss scarlett, i don't give a damn

                  what is the truth? where did it go?
                  ask oswald and ruby, they oughta know
                  shut your mouth said the wise old owl
                  business is business, and it's murder most foul

                  tommy can you hear me on the acid queen?
                  i'm ridin' in a long black lincoln limousine
                  ridin' in the backseat next to my wife
                  headin' straight on into the afterlife
                  i'm leanin' to the left got my head in her lap
                  oh lord i've been led into some kind of a trap
                  well we ask no quarter, no quarter do we give
                  we're right down the street from the street where you live
                  they mutilated his body and they took out his brain
                  what more could they do? they piled on the pain
                  but his soul was not there, where it was supposed to be at
                  for the last 50 years they've been searching for that

                  freedom oh freedom, freedom over need
                  i hate to tell ya mister but only dead men are free
                  send me some loving, tell me no lie
                  throw the gun in the gutter and walk on by
                  wake up little suzie let's go for a drive
                  cross the trinity river let's keep open eyed
                  turn the radio on, don't touch the dials
                  parkland hospital only six more miles
                  you got me dizzy ms lizzy you fill me with lead
                  that magic bullet of yours is goin' on ahead
                  i'm just a patsy like patsy cline
                  never shot anyone from in front or behind
                  got blood in my eye, got blood in my ear
                  i'm never gonna make it to the new frontier

                  zapruder's film i seen the night before
                  seen it 33 times, maybe more
                  it's vile and deceitful, it's cruel and it's mean
                  ugliest thing that you ever have seen
                  they killed him once and they killed him twice
                  killed him like a human sacrifice
                  the day that they killed him someone said to me, son
                  the age of the antichrist has just only begun
                  air force one comin' in through the gate
                  johnson sworn in at 2:38
                  lemme know when you decide to throw in the towel
                  it is what it is, and it's murder most foul

                  what's new pussycat, what'd i say?
                  i said the soul of a nation been torn away
                  and it's beginning to go into a slow decay
                  and that it's 36 hours past judgement day

                  wolfman jack he's speakin' in tongues
                  he's going on and on at the top of his lungs
                  play me a song, mr wolfman jack
                  play it for me in my long cadillac
                  play me that only the good die young
                  take me to the place tom dooley was hung
                  the saint james infirmary in the court of king james
                  if you want to remember you better write down the names
                  play etta james too, play the i'd rather go blind
                  play it for the man with a telepathic mind
                  play john lee hooker, play scratch my back
                  play it for that strip club owner named jack
                  guitar slim goin down slow
                  play it for me and for marilyn monroe

                  play please don't let me be misunderstood
                  play it for the first lady she ain't feelin too good
                  play don henley, play glenn frey
                  take it to the limit and lettin' it go by
                  play it for carl wilson too
                  lookin far far away at down gower avenue
                  play tragedy, play twilight time
                  take me back to tulsa to the scene of the crime
                  play another one and another one bites the dust
                  play the old rugged cross and in god we trust
                  ride the pink horse down that long lonesome road
                  stand there and wait for his head to explode
                  play mystery train for mr mystery
                  the man who fell down dead like a rootless tree
                  play it for the reverend, play it for the pastor
                  play it for the dog that got no master
                  play oscar peterson, play stan getz
                  play blue sky, play dickey betts
                  play art pepper, thelonious monk
                  charlie parker and all that junk
                  all that junk and all that jazz
                  play somethin' for the birdman of alcatraz
                  play buster keaton, play harold lloyd
                  play bugsy segal, play pretty boy floyd
                  play the numbers, play the odds
                  play cry me a river for the lord of the gods
                  play number nine play number six
                  play it for lindsey and stevie nicks
                  play nat king cole, play nature boy
                  play down in the boondocks for terry malloy
                  play it happened one night and one night of sin
                  there's 12 million souls that are listenin in
                  play merchant of venice play merchants of death
                  play stella by starlight from lady macbeth

                  don't worry mr president, help's on the way
                  your brothers are comin', there'll be hell to pay
                  brothers, what brothers?
                  what's this about hell?
                  tell em we're waiting, keep coming, we'll get them as well

                  love field is where his plane touched down
                  but it never did get back up off the ground
                  was a hard act to follow, second to none
                  they killed him on the altar of the rising sun
                  play misty for me and that old devil moon
                  play anything goes and memphis in june
                  play lonely at the top and lonely are the brave
                  play it for houdini spinnin' around in his grave
                  play jelly roll morton, play lucille
                  play deep in a dream and play driving wheel
                  play moonlight sonata in f#
                  and the key to the highway but the king of the heart
                  play marching through georgia and dumbarton's drums
                  play darkness and death will come when it comes
                  play love me or leave me by the great bud powell
                  play the bloodstained banner, play murder most foul


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Marignygregg View Post
                    Love and Theft is a killer album. Came out after 'Time Out of Mind'.

                    I believe 'Oh Mercy' was recorded before Lanois moved into Kingway at Chartres and Esplanade. They rented a house Uptown ( Audubon Place ? ) and set up a studio.
                    Yeah that was a good one. Killer band on there.

                    You may be right about that album. I just assumed it was Kingsway but I guess that did not get rolling for another year or so. When I first moved here in 1996 one of my friends was working there going through tapes all of the time. I so wanted to go in there and check it out.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by larrybalmur View Post
                      How about some old school Lanois. Leave Dylan home.
                      His first two albums are classics in my book. He was playing at the first day of the first Jazz Fest I ever attended in 1989 right when I walked in. I have a recording of it. And then the next night I saw The Nevilles at Tip's. I was totally into their new Lanois produced album Yellow Moon, it was one of the main reasons (plus Voodoo by The Dirty Dozen)I decided to check out New Orleans.


                      • #12
                        Was anybody there when Dicky Betts sat in with Dylan at Fest?


                        • #13
                          Lol. Trying to have a serious Dylan discussion on this bored is about as futile as trying to discuss politics or Covid-19, but less informed and more polarizing.

                          I'm digging digging into the song.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jonnygospeltent View Post
                            Was anybody there when Dicky Betts sat in with Dylan at Fest?
                            Beagle Bob, so I am told


                            • #15
                              I thought he was in better voice than I expected, and it was a less tuneful American Pie type of song. I won’t play this often, but I bet I listen to it a few times more during the isolation crisis. And months from now, I will likely associate this song with this crisis. It also led me to increase the number of Dylan festivals at my house, and that’s a good thing.