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The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

(Bob Dylan)

From the album: The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964)

 4.4/5 (212 votes)


Britney okay song; it was pretty sad. Feb 29, 2012
David Dixon This is one of the greatest of the early "injustice" songs-a neglected jewel in the Dylan catalog. He crafted a song of evocative images, intense alliteration, and using rhyme only when it suited him, into a call for listeners to mourn at corruption and injustice-all from a newspaper article. After all these years, it still reverberates with passion when he sings it in concerts. Dec 20, 2007
Bill Cohen Powerful testimonial about the law as it relates to the rich and the poor. So prophetic. Still happening today. The indifference of the rich murder is gripping. William Zanzinger wound up with a 6 month suspended sentence. Jan 27, 2006
cje best of the early songs. performance of it on 'Don't look back' is stunning May 03, 2005
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Related songs & albums

All songs on The Times They Are A-Changin'
Track Song
1 The Times They Are A-Changin' (Bob Dylan)
2 The Ballad of Hollis Brown (Bob Dylan)
3 With God on Our Side (Bob Dylan)
4 One Too Many Mornings (Bob Dylan)
5 North Country Blues (Bob Dylan)
6 Only a Pawn in Their Game (Bob Dylan)
7 Boots of Spanish Leather (Bob Dylan)
8 When the Ship Comes In (Bob Dylan)
9 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (Bob Dylan)
10 Restless Farewell (Bob Dylan)
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll appears on these albums
Year Album
1964 The Times They Are A-Changin'
2002 The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975
2004 The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 - Live 1964

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