Song of the Day #4,671: ‘She Belongs To Me’ – Bob Dylan

The Random iTunes Fairy has pulled this “two days, same artist” routine often enough on Random Weekends that I’m tempted to suspect foul play. As much as I know about the apparent patterns that show up within random distributions, sometimes it just seems fishy.

Today’s selection is one hop in the time machine away from yesterday’s. After hearing Bob Dylan croaking through a cut from the 2009 album Together Through Life, here we find him kicking off a famous concert in 1966.

This was the show at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in England (mistakenly reported as the Royal Albert Hall at the time) in which Dylan “went electric” during the second half of his show, prompting a fan to shout “Judas!” toward the end of the set.

Long before that interaction, Dylan kicked things off in much gentler fashion, performing this standout track from Bringing It All Back Home.

[Verse 1]
She’s got everything she needs
She’s an artist, she don’t look back
She’s got everything she needs
She’s an artist, she don’t look back
She can take the dark out of the nighttime
And paint the daytime black

[Verse 2]
You will start out standing
Proud to steal her anything she sees
You will start out standing
Proud to steal her anything she sees
But you will wind up peeking through her keyhole
Down upon your knees

[Verse 3]
She never stumbles
She’s got no place to fall
She never stumbles
She’s got no place to fall
She’s nobody’s child
The Law can’t touch her at all

[Instrumental Interlude]

[Verse 4]
She wears an Egyptian ring
It sparkles before she speaks
She wears an Egyptian ring
It sparkles before she speaks
She’s a hypnotist collector
You are a walking antique

[Verse 5]
Bow down to her on Sunday
Salute her when her birthday comes
Bow down to her on Sunday
Salute her when her birthday comes
For Halloween buy her a trumpet
And for Christmas get her a drum

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,671: ‘She Belongs To Me’ – Bob Dylan

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Ah, now THIS is the kinda stuff I like to hear from Dylan.

    I had always heard that the famous “Judas” concert was at Royal Albert Hall. So strange how many decades that misidentification was in the ether.

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