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Tombstone Blues

(Bob Dylan)

From the album: Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
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 4.3/5 (142 votes)


cassius Rock 'n' Roll may have become unpopular by the early sixties but this kid brought it back with a vengeance. Chuck Berry meets Jack Kerouac. May 19, 2011
Diana A very addictive, unusual and generally underrated song. Sep 14, 2009
Jeft This song contains many of Dylan's most hysterical lines, rhymes and insane poetic imagery! From Jezebel The Nun violently knitting a bald wig for Jack The Ripper of the Chamber Of Commerce, to rhyming the word "poison" with the phrase, "let the boys in" and then having John the Baptist ask the fly-chasing Commander-In-Chief the immortal question, "Is there a hole for me to get sick in?" ---the most brilliantly funny set of lyrics that I've ever heard or read. Apr 07, 2009
jim b. it's funny you don't often hear it said but i think this song is about, at least in part, vietnam. a classic "the geometry of innocent flesh on the bone, causes galilieo's math book to get thrown!!! fantastic. Dec 20, 2007
Dylan Mattingly The sun's not yellow it's chicken! May 12, 2005
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Related songs & albums

All songs on Highway 61 Revisited
Track Song
1 Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
2 Tombstone Blues (Bob Dylan)
3 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Bob Dylan)
4 From a Buick 6 (Bob Dylan)
5 Ballad of a Thin Man (Bob Dylan)
6 Queen Jane Approximately (Bob Dylan)
7 Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan)
8 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Bob Dylan)
9 Desolation Row (Bob Dylan)
Tombstone Blues appears on these albums
Year Album
1965 Highway 61 Revisited
1984 Real Live
1985 Biograph
1995 MTV Unplugged
2005 The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack
2010 The Best of the Original Mono Recordings
2015 The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966

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