Jama Rattigan is hosting Poetry Friday this week. And she requested that people post their favorite Bob Dylan lyrics.
I panicked. Okay - I know who Bob Dylan is. I recognize his songs, but I don't know his songs the way I might for Billy Joel or Harry Chapin. Could I name any Bob Dylan song off the top of my head. Wait! Didn't he sing "Blowing in the Wind"? I know that song. I checked and sure enough - that was his. And looking through his list of songs I found that there were a lot of other ones I knew as well - and probably even more I would recognize if I heard them, but don't know them by the title.
But I won't pretend to be any more savvy than I am - and since the first song that came to me was "Blowing in the Wind" - that's what I'll share.
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
You can read the rest of the song here.
The Round-up is by Jama Rattigan this week. So go and get in a Bob Dylan frame of mind.