To Bob Dylan

A tribute to Bob Dylan, the new Nobel Prize Winner in Literature 2016.

         Thomas Ehretsmann

            Maggie's Farm
            I try my best
            To be just like I am
            But everybody wants you
            To be just like them
            They sing while you slave
            And I just get bored
          Niklas Asker

            Blowin' in the Wind
            How many roads must a man walk down,
            before you call him a man?
            How many seas must a white dove fly,
            before she sleeps in the sand?
            And how many times must a cannon ball fly,
            before they're forever banned?
            The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
            the answer is blowing in the wind.
         Chase Stone
 
           Ballad in Plain D
           Ah, my friends from the prison, they ask unto me
           "How good, how good does it feel to be free?"
           And I answer them most mysteriously
           "Are birds free from the chains of the skyway?"
         Goni Montes

            A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
            Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?
            I've stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains,
            I've walked and I've crawled on six crooked highways,
            I've stepped in the middle of seven sad forests,
            I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans,
            I've been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
            And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard
            It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.
         Bill Sanderson
           
           Like a Rolling Stone
           You used to laugh about
           Everybody that was hanging out
           Now you don’t talk so loud
           Now you don’t seem so proud
           About having to be scrounging for your next meal
         Gary Kelley
           
           With God On Our Side
           So now as I'm leavin'
           I'm weary as Hell
           The confusion I'm feelin'
           Ain't no tongue can tell
           The words fill my head
           And fall to the floor
           If God's on our side
           He'll stop the next war.
          Edward Kinsella III

             I Shall Be Released
             They say evrything can be replaced,
             Yet ev'ry distance is not near.
             So I remember evry face
             Of ev'ry man who put me here.
             I see my light come shining
             From the west unto the east.
             Any day now, any day now,
             I shall be released.
          James Bennett
 
             Minstrel Boy
             Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
             Who's gonna let it roll?
             Who's gonna throw that minstrel boy a coin?
             Who's gonna let it down easy to save his soul?
            Mark Summers
 
               Girl From The North Country
               If you're traveling in the north country fair
               Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
               Remember me to one who lives there
               She once was the true love of mine.
          Tim Bower
 
             The Times They Are A-Changin'
             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'
             Or you'll sink like a stone
             For the times they are a-changin'.
             Ricardo Martinez

                All I Really Want To Do
                I ain't lookin' to compete with you
                Beat or cheat or mistreat you
                Simplify you, classify you
                Deny, defy or crucify you
                All I really want to do
                Is, baby, be friends with you.
         Dongyun Lee
 
           Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
           I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babeWhere I'm bound, I can't tell
           But goodbye's too good a word, gal
           So I'll just say fare thee well
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