Song of the Day #4,307: ‘From a Buick 6’ – Bob Dylan

‘From a Buick 6’ is the fourth track on Bob Dylan’s classic 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited. A rollicking blues romp fueled by Al Kooper’s distinctive work on the organ, this is a bawdy and hilarious jolt of adrenaline on one of the greatest albums of all time.

Apparently ‘From a Buick 6′ was Steve Jobs’ favorite song, or at least he said as much during one of his celebrated Apple product presentations.

I was happily surprised to see that Bob Dylan has started putting his music on YouTube (started a few years back, in fact, though I hadn’t noticed until now).

In order to post Dylan songs, I used to have to upload them to the blog myself because he was ruthless about pulling clips down from the platform. I guess the royalties swung in his favor.

[Verse 1]
I got this graveyard woman, you know
She keeps my kids
But my soulful mama, you know
She keeps me hid
She’s a junkyard angel, and she
Always gives me bread

[Chorus]
Well, if I go down dyin’, you know
She bound to put a blanket on my bed

[Verse 2]
Well, when the pipeline gets broken
And I’m lost on the river bridge
I’m all cracked up on the highway
And in the water’s edge
Here again she comes, down the thruway
Ready to sew me up with a thread

[Chorus]
Well, if I go down dyin’, you know
She bound to put a blanket on my bed

[Verse 3]
Well, she don’t make me nervous
She don’t talk too much
She walks like Bo Diddley
And she don’t need no crutch
She keeps this .410
All loaded with lead

[Chorus]
Well, if I go down dyin’, you know
She bound to put a blanket on my bed

[Bridge]
Come on!

[Verse 4]
Well, you know I
Need a steam shovel, mama, to
Keep away the dead
I need a dump truck, baby, to
Unload my head
She brings me everything and more
And just like I said

[Chorus]
Well, if I go down dyin’, you know
She bound to put a blanket on my bed

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,307: ‘From a Buick 6’ – Bob Dylan

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    He may have loosened up on YouTube, but he recently refused to allow Stephen Colbert to us “Subterranean Homesick Blues” for a Coronavirus parody.

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