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Dave Sutherland Sandman and Discussion of Dylan Songs (106* d) RE: Sandman and Discussion of Dylan Songs 18 Jan 21


The late Derek Brimstone used to introduce “Farewell Angelina” as the greatest anti-war song that he had ever encountered; sadly he is no longer around to expand upon that statement.
In “The Singing Islands” the notes to “Farewell to Tawathie” state that the tune has been used for other traditional songs while A.L.Lloyd declares that George Scroggie was the author of the song so he was doing exactly what Bob Dylan did some 120 years later.
I don’t know whether Dylan regrets writing the song but in more recent years he has stated that he wishes that he hadn’t recorded “Ballad in Plain D” and anyone who knows the back story to that bitter piece would see his point.
“Wiggle, Wiggle” has been universally derided as Dylan’s all time worst song the only thing that gives it a shred of credibility is that on the album, “Under the Red Sky” a seriously disappointing follow up to “Oh Mercy”, Slash plays guitar on that track. The album is apparently a collection of children’s songs but personally I don’t see that.
All that is from a 70+ year old who stood for twelve hours in Hyde Park in 2019 in order to listen again to the man and who went away very satisfied.


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