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January 10, 2007

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P. Froward

Hmmm. Gotta say, the first example seems closer to plagiarism than "inspiration", though it's one of the very few Dylan songs I wish I'd written. Guess I'll have to wish I'd stolen it now, instead.

The only version of "Maggie's Farm" worth noting is that in "The Freshman" (1990, Broderick, Brando). I always had the notion that was Robert Preston singing, but it wasn't, it was Bert Parks. Go figure. True greatness, in any case. And a roast komodo dragon, to boot. In a cream basil sauce. Mmm, catfish...

Willard

check out 'milk cow blues' for the original inspiration for that Dylan lyric:
Well, believe me, don't that sun look good going down?
Well, believe me, don't that sun look good going down?
Well, don't that old moon look lonesome
When your baby's not around.

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=17:990400~T00C
I only know the elvis version though, the original might not have had that bit in
http://www.lyricsdir.com/elvis-presley-milk-cow-blues-boogie-lyrics.html

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