Bob Dylan

(1941 / Duluth, Minnesota)

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Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for over five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler and a seemingly reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of Dylan's early songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'", became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the culture of folk music behind, Dylan's six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" has been described as radically altering the ... more »

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  • ''Sailin' 'round the world in a dirty gondola
    Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. On the album More Greatest Hits (1972). "When I Paint My Masterpiece," (1971).
  • ''To live outside the law, you must be honest.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Absolutely Sweet Marie (song), on the album Blonde on Blonde (1968). A simi...
  • I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,
    I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children,
    And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
    It's ...
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (song), on the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (196...
  • ''Something is happening here
    But you don't know what it is
    Do you, Mister Jones?''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Ballad of a Thin Man (song), on the album Highway 61 Revisited (1968). The ...
  • ''The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
    The answer is blowin' in the wind.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Blowin' in the Wind, chorus, on the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1962). ...
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  • Valentin Savin Valentin Savin (7/15/2016 2:40:00 AM)

    Bob Dylan is my favourite singer and writer since times immemorable.

  • Thomas Revitt (1/4/2014 5:32:00 PM)

    Dylan is the Walt Whitman of today. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize about 10 times. He has a Pulitzer Prize special award. Whynot list lyrics of the songs that are surely poems? Is it copy rite? …..Try Mr Tambourine man or Shooting Star. Shooting Star is as tight and exact as Frost's Fire And Ice…..

  • Christian Groft (6/15/2013 12:33:00 PM)

    Wow.....first to leave a comment.

    IM A POET AND I KNOW IT! HOPE I DONT BLOW IT!

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Best Poem of Bob Dylan

Man Of Constant Sorrow

I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my days
I'll say goodbye to Colorado
Where I was born and partly raised

Through this open world I'm a-bound to ramble
Through ice and snow, sleet and rain
Im a-bound to ride that mornin' railroad
Perhaps I'll die upon that train

Your mother says that I'm a stranger
A face you'll never see no more
But here's one promise to ya
I'll see you on God's golden shore

I'm a-goin' back to Colorado
The place that I've started from
If I'd knowed how bad you'd treat me
Babe, I ...

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