Old School Dylan

Discussion in 'Cactus Cafe' started by Statalyzer, Oct 7, 2022.

  1. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    How many roads must a man walk down
    Before you call him a man?
    How many seas must a white dove sail
    Before she sleeps in the sand?
    Yes, and how many times must Boomer Sooner play
    Before the band is forever banned?
    The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
    The answer is blowin' in the wind

    How many years must a mountain exist
    Before it is washed to the sea?
    And how many years can some people exist
    Before they're allowed to be free?
    Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
    And pretend that he just doesn't see?
    The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
    The answer is blowin' in the wind

    How many times must a man look up
    Before he can see the sky?
    And how many ears must one man have
    Before he can hear people cry?
    Yes, and how many deaths will it take 'til he knows
    That too many people have died?
    Well OU, my friend, is sucking in the wind
    The Sooners are sucking in the wind
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  2. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Johnny’s in the basement
    Mixing up the medicine
    I’m on the pavement
    Thinking about the government
    The man in the trench coat
    Badge out, laid off
    Says he’s got a bad cough
    Wants to get it paid off
    Look out kid
    It’s somethin’ you did
    God knows when
    But you’re doin’ it again
    You better duck down the alley way
    Lookin’ for a new friend
    The man in the paperclip cap
    By the big pen
    Wants eleven dollar bills
    You only got ten

    Maggie comes fleet foot
    Face full of black soot
    Talkin’ that the heat put
    Plants in the bed but
    The phone’s tapped anyway
    Maggie says that many say
    They must bust in early May
    Orders from the D.A.
    Look out kid
    Don’t matter what you did
    Walk on your tiptoes
    Don’t try “No-Doze”
    Better stay away from those
    That carry around a fire hose
    Keep a clean nose
    Watch the plain clothes
    You don’t need a weatherman
    To know which way the wind blows

    Get sick, get well
    Hang around a ink well
    Ring bell, hard to tell
    If anything is goin’ to sell
    Try hard, get barred
    Get back, write braille
    Get jailed, jump bail
    Join the army, if you fail
    Look out kid
    You’re gonna get hit
    But Sooners are cheaters
    And big-time losers
    Hang around the theaters
    Girl by the whirlpool
    Lookin’ for a new fool
    Don’t follow leaders
    Watch the parkin’ meters

    Ah get born, keep warm
    Short pants, romance, learn to dance
    Get dressed, get blessed
    Try to be a success
    Please her, please him, buy gifts
    Don’t steal, don’t lift
    Twenty years of schoolin’
    And they put you on the day shift
    Look out kid
    They keep it all hid
    Better jump down a manhole
    Light yourself a candle
    Don’t wear sandals
    Switzer and his scandals
    Don’t wanna be a bum
    You better chew gum
    The pump don’t work
    ’Cause the Land Thieves took the handles
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  3. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Before the term was coined, Dylan was "counterculture" in 1964. He wrote & sang a lot of dynamic & iconoclastic music.

    His folk rock influenced many IMHO: CSNY, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and especially The Byrds. Maybe others I cannot recall.
  4. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts


    Back my freshman year there were not enough freshman English classes, so kids were sitting around the English Dept table in Gregory Gym waiting on the possibility that new classes would be created. After a day or so, a small class was created and to meet on the fifth floor (???) of the BEB. The guy teaching it was in his 30s. He wanted to teach us to write and express ourselves rather than concentrate on grammar and punctuation.

    He repeatedly told us that Bob Dylan was the "new Willie Shakespeare".

    Sidebar - I took the first half of Freshman English in the BEB and the second half in Taylor Hall (Engineering Building). I consider that year the beginning of the "Great Faculty War" from which the school will never recover.
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  5. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Well my friend, that gathering / class was a foundation that certainly and obviously helped you "express" yourself in life!! :headbang:
  6. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    I wonder if @SabreHorn sounds like Dylan when he sings. :eek:
  7. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    In my mind - Roy Orbison

    In reality - Roy Rogers horse Trigger
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  8. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Bob Dylan said that Townes Van Zandt was the greatest folk musician (then) alive.

  9. erbutch

    erbutch 500+ Posts

    The suns not yellow its chicken
  10. erbutch

    erbutch 500+ Posts

    Got some old folks remember Dylan
  11. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts


    I never agreed with my English prof. I thought Brian Wilson was the new Shakespeare, then Jim Morrison broke on the scene
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  12. erbutch

    erbutch 500+ Posts

    Sabre,I would have thought Dylan was closer to Shakespeare than Brian Wilson or Morrison.
  13. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Haha I heard Jackson brown was the RnR poet laureate and believed it way back when. At least till I heard he hit/abused Linda Ronstadt, then I hated him. Although after she went all liberal on me I changed my opinion of her too. Dang it, all my old heroes have changed. Ok not all but most.
  14. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts


    True, but it was more about who I wanted to hear.
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