Joel Anderson en Music in English Development Director, Office of Research Development • Kansas State University 10/10/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 8,3K

Lions, and tigers, and sheep, and bears, and wolves, and goats, and chameleons, and clowns oh my.

Lions, and tigers, and sheep, and bears, and wolves, and goats, and chameleons, and clowns oh my.


Nope, nothing brilliant other than a brilliant song by Bob Dylan.

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Written by: Bob Dylan

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin’
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’

Joel Anderson 6/6/2017 · #41

@Gerald Hecht I thought you might find Dylan's lecture to be of interest, if you have not already seen it. In his lecture he says that lyrics are meant to be sung, not read. Although I understand and agree with his statement to truly understand the emotion, the message and the intent I still go back to this song in its written form and just think to myself, WOW. Listening to him sing it, well it underscores his message of lyrics are meant to be sung not read, but oh what a poet, what a poignant literary giant, what an eloquent presence. He ends his lecture with "That's what songs are too. Our songs are alive in the land of the living. But songs are unlike literature. They're meant to be sung, not read. The words in Shakespeare's plays were meant to be acted on the stage. Just as lyrics in songs are meant to be sung, not read on a page. And I hope some of you get the chance to listen to these lyrics the way they were intended to be heard: in concert or on record or however people are listening to songs these days. I return once again to Homer, who says, "Sing in me, oh Muse, and through me tell the story." Not only do I admire the written lyrics, but I oh so love the songs he has sung as a "story teller through music" in telling so many impactful and meaningful stories over his life time.

Gerald Hecht 15/11/2016 · #40

#39 @Randy Keho yeah, the electric version is AWESOME!!! The way he phrases DOWWWWWwwwwnnn 🕶🎤⬇️

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Randy Keho 15/11/2016 · #39

Well, I've listened to six of the 36 CDs in his latest release (his entire 1966 tour). I couldn't resist skipping around. I intended to listen chronologically, but just couldn't pull it off.
The sound quality is somewhat erratic. Some are recorded through the soundboard, some by CBS records, and some by those in the audience.
For me, the biggest surprise has been his electric treatment of "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down." Although it's cover tune, it's one of my favorite acoustic tunes.

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Gerald Hecht 15/10/2016 · #38

Oh I found this one too

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Gerald Hecht 15/10/2016 · #37

#36 @Joel Anderson My "baby cousin"; I taught her first chords on a guitar (when she was about 3 or 4) "Horse With No Name" --easy version for children's fingers (Em -->Am7) you just "splay" the two fingers for the Em out to the next string over she's a 24 year old singer/songwriter and would kill me telling anyone this, lol

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Joel Anderson 15/10/2016 · #36

#35Thanks @Gerald Hecht "Bob Dillon, Words of the Heavens" :)

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Joel Anderson 14/10/2016 · #34

An interesting perspective on a very literate poet and artist. Not an endorsement, just found it interesting. "The Many Sides of Bob Dylan: A Nobel Laureate in Six Songs"

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