That Sweet Marie supposedly weighted over 600 pounds.

The lyrics of Sweet Marie are an upbeat version of the woman’s gone but with infinitely more positive energy than “My Baby Left Me”, and without the aggression and annoyance. Your email address will not be published. The organ and drums drive the bouncy little tune along. Includes a detailed analysis of the ethical considerations in play. The songs all have something of this in different degrees…. But the river-boat captain, he knows my fate Dylan sings it well, and throws in an extended, wildly exuberant harmonica break in at the end. Second, just what an extraordinary virtuoso tour side three of Blonde on Blonde is. Absolutely Sweet Marie take 1: complete 3. It has also been suggested that Dylan took the name from an old song of the same name written by Irishman Percy French. There was a veil past which I could not see, why is he in jail?? Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Jonathan Lethem, in an article in Harpers magazine in February 2007, notes that the line is very similar to a line in the 1958 film The Lineup, “When you live outside the law, you have to eliminate dishonesty”. It hits you. On a literal and on an escapist level…. Yes, I can take him to your house but I can’t unlock it like i dunno.. the word WAITED. The lyrics of Sweet Marie are an upbeat version of the woman’s gone but with infinitely more positive energy than “My Baby Left Me”, and without the aggression and annoyance. It’s all the blues even when played with all sorts of chord experimentation that Dylan never (or at least very rarely) uses before or ever after and with this real upbeat tempo. Yes, I waited for you when you hated me. French’s song was a popular number in the sixties, and was covered by Dylan’s cohorts Tommy Makem and The Clancy Brothers. In the ruins of your balcony

Incidentally I do love “frozen traffic” for traffic jam. Jonathan Lethem, in an article in Harpers magazine in February 2007, notes that the line is very similar to a line in the 1958 film The Lineup, “When you live outside the law, you have to eliminate dishonesty”. One could argue that 'sweet' is used sarcastically, but when I listen I don't hear the biting sarcasm in his voice that he uses in other songs (or when speaking to the media for that matter). When Dylan says, Yes, I can take him to your house but I can’t unlock it. I’m guessing that Absolutely is one of those toss-offs. From the start we have the railway theme (my apologies if you are in America – I’ve written “railway” rather than “railroad” all my life, and it would seem pretentious to change now. Now, I been in jail when all my mail showed Absolutely Sweet Marie Lyrics .

and much after the fact it occurred Well, six white horses that you did promise Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. I’m just sitting here beating on my trumpet Amazingly its in quite good nick – probably because no one else studying music with me at the time liked Dylan, so it only got played by me in my room, alone. With all these promises you left for me Playing this original copy now suddenly makes me think two things. Hey little Richard: the earliest Dylan song of which we have a copy. It is something that is emphasised by the fact that the instrumental introduction is the same as the instrumental coda at the end – both based on a repeated chord that emphasises the train running over the tracks.

You don’t have to observe. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/nyregion/sweet-marie-ganz.html?_r=0, There was a door which I found no key he’s talking about the physical house, and the mind at the same time, and that gives us a clue to the real meaning of  Oh, where are you tonight, sweet Marie? Coming back to Blonde and Blonde I picked up my original double album, the one I bought shortly after its release in England, while I was a music student.

So you must make yourself observe whatever. So you must make yourself observe whatever. Playing this today from the vinyl on modern equipment gives us about the best sound we could have got at the time – but oh, it sounds fairly poor compared with what we can get now out of remastered albums. “We want to make it safe to live by the law; enough has been done to make it safe to live life outside the law” – Barry Goldwater 1964. Well, I don’t know how it happened https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSE03QVnXg0&list=RDPSE03QVnXg0#t=7. Absolutely Sweet Marie take 3: complete -> R… But ev’rybody else, even yourself

Absolutely Sweet Marie rehearsal 2. Don’t have an account? “But to live outside the law you must be honest” Dylan may have copped the name from a well-known carnival fat lady. Good stuff. I'm just sitting here beating on my trumpet. Of course the second line’s off-kilter metre comes from “how come he didn’t drive a truck (“115th Dream”). Well, your railroad gate, you know I just can’t jump it Sometimes it gets so hard, you see. Required fields are marked *, Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Well, I waited for you inside of the frozen traffic You’re not just looking out of the same window everyday. Bob Dylan – Absolutely Sweet Marie. And now I stand here lookin’ at your yellow railroad Quite something.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. But to live outside the law, you must be honest Suddenly the chord of B major is hit – a chord that has about as little to do with a song in E flat as any chord could have. Dope was always what I got outta this song too.

Ah, those Visions of Johanna. Untold Dylan: “I’ll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours”, Most Likely You Go Your Way and i’ll go Mine. Well, I got the fever down in my pockets That a man can’t give his address out to bad company The cover illustration portrays Sweet Marie in the process of eating half-a-dozen eggs. Dylan was exploring throughout this set of five songs what he could do with chord changes and “middle 8″s (the short section inside a song where he pulls away from the verse format and does something different)”. We are actively promoting a link to this interesting topic on The Bob Dylan Project at: If you are interested, we are a portal to all the great information related to this topic. Now, where are you tonight, sweet Marie? These are images which are just in there and have got to come out. its actually wait-ED .

Four more Bob Dylan official videos: Blood, Not Dark, Wonder Boys, Gods and Generals. Wond’ring where you are tonight, sweet Marie, Very rarely for Dylan, he commented on the Yellow Railroad line saying, “That’s about as complete as you can be. My music was more influenced by lou reed and it was fun hearing “Oh, you wanna be another Dylan” or “you wanna be another lou reed”, but never both from the same source./ I suspect the line “to live outside the law”, etc. Well, I waited for you when I was half sick. And now I stand here lookin’ at your yellow railroad

It is a feeling that life bounces along, stuff happens, some of it is rubbish, but never mind, where are you? Jason and the Scorchers give it a demented cow-punk treatment. Required fields are marked *, The meaning behind the music and words of Bob Dylan. Sometimes it gets so hard, you see Those were the days where many a young girl got a guitar for christmas present and learned 3 or 5 guitar grip and just started to play and sing folk song. Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. Quite where Dylan goes with the riverboat captain I really don’t know so it is silly to guess,  and the same is true with, but by then it doesn’t matter. The song from the album plays in E flat – a very odd key for Dylan to choose – but it is not quite E flat. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again, Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine. They are touring and succesfull , but he is in a sort of prison – moving nowhere. George Harrison did a nice cover at the 30th Anniversary Concert concert in 1992. The world was waiting out there. that my couplet wasn’t just wacky non-sequitir as it alludes to “QJ Approximately” and Warhol’s “cow wallpaper” and “exploding plastic inevitable” multimedia show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYEsFQ_gt7c&index=6&list=PL0sz-UKMu-S2-jkjDFLvIwKTtQUj1YCvp, Joan Baez: Where have all the flowers gone Link to the Harper’s article is here. Were finally delivered down to the penitentiary But where are you tonight, sweet Marie? You’re not just walking down the same old street. It hits you. The artwork used to advertise carnivals with characters such as Sweet Marie is now highly collectible.Gideon Bosker and Carl Hammer edited a book of this type of advertisements. oofus, edited by jazztrot, "Absolutely Sweet Marie" as written by Bob Dylan. When you knew I had some other place to be

Yes, I waited for you when you hated me Getting back to the yellow railroad, that could be from looking someplace. What I want to know is why every great songwriter has a song about Marie??? It is a bit like going over the points on a railway line in the 1960s – we keep going but there is that unexpected jerk.

The lines “Well, anybody can be just like me, obviously/But then, now again, not too many can be like you, fortunately” is cited in Ben Yagoda’s book, When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It, as being a great example of imaginative use of adverbs (“obviously” “absolutely” “fortunately”). All Directions at once: Kafka says hello; everyone looks the other way.

Your email address will not be published. Every single letter in that line. The  lyrics to Absolutely Sweet Marie are kind of all over the place, finally fading away with some confusing, ambiguous lines about the woman’s “yellow railroad” and her “ruined balcony”. Since then he’s often used it as the opening number. refers to a line from the movie ‘Lineup’: ‘When you live outside the law, you have to eliminate dishonesty”.

Your email address will not be published. larry fyffe’s deduction that Dylan’s paradox spun off ‘Lineup’ dialogue makes sense but this came from D.’s subconscious. your looking wayy to into it. Great line. happened when Dylan was stuck for a line and blurted out the paradox; the line hits because of its sense of abandon.

The article also documents similar borrowings committed by other artists, including William Burroughs, T.S. But then, now again, not too many can be like you, fortunately. Non-lyrical content copyright 1999-2020 SongMeanings, Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display.