Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bob Dylan's Birthday

Three days before Buddy Holly died, Bob Dylan saw him perform. Here's the story in Dylan's own words:
"And I just want to say that when I was sixteen or seventeen years old, I went to see Buddy Holly play at Duluth National Guard Armory and I was three feet away from him...and he LOOKED at me. And I just have some sort of feeling that he was---I don't know how or why---but I know he was with us all the time we were making this record in some kind of way.

Here's the link to hear Dylan sing "Girl of the North Country."

"Girl Of The North Country"

If you're traveling in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was the true love of mine.
If you go when the snowflakes storm
When the rivers freeze and summer ends
Please see if she's a coat so warm
To keep her from the howlin' winds.
Please see if her hair hangs long
If it rolls and flows all down her breast
Please see from me if her hair hangs long
That's the way I remember her best.
I'm a-wonderin' if she remember me at all
Many times I've often prayed
In the darkness of my night
In the brightness of my day.
So if you're travelin' in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine.


Leslie Avon Miller said...

Happy Birthday Bob. What a great story.

jama said...

Sigh. Last year I went to NYC to see Dylan and I really LOOKED at him :).

Girl of the North Country is one of my faves. *swoon*

Susan Marie Swanson said...

Grew up in northern Minnesota, that one.

Kelly said...

He looks like a kid in that video. Bob Dylan has influenced many of my fave musicians.

artslice said...

I'm just discovering Bob Dylan and what a fabulous writer he is... I'm truly inspired by him. Great post!

Anonymous said...

Dear Bob,
happy birthday to you,
and don't you get
Tangled Up in Blue!

(yes, your blog does inspire me to rhyme!)

Anonymous said...

I don't get to this place enough *sigh* Great lyrics. I am liking such, muchly.

Anonymous said...

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Jack said...

Nice picture...hope u enjoyed on your birthday..Keep it going..thanks for the post....

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