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From the album: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3 (1991)

 4.3/5 (173 votes)


Hernan from Buenos Aires Was this son written as a follow-up to Farewell Angelina? Is it about Sara and Bob? Is Bob addressing a little angel? Does Bob mention Argentina to refer to the Malvinas war between England and Argentina? Is he refering directly to the Book of Revelations? I don't have the answer to any of these questions. The only thing I DO know is that this a great song. Bob's larger than life Jul 03, 2014
Dean DeHarppporte This song may have the most obscure lyrics of any Dylan song and the rhymings with "Angelina" are so strained as to be almost comical. I have almost convinced myself that there the lyrics do not relate to one another, that they stand alone and that the song as a whole is meaningless. Yet, yet that can't be true. If it were true, why would I feel the eruption of emotion at the end of every verse. How could the song make me feel as though it was my fault that the lyrics don't make any sense, that there is hidden somewhere a meaning that could only be conveyed by a genius. Mar 11, 2006
Joe The opening salvo, couplet, encapsulates the man's whole approach. The balls to ryhme subpoena with Angelina...can ANY one else not only get away with that or make it work so f-ing brilliantly? Begging God for mercy and weeping in unholy places, indeed. May 07, 2005
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All songs on The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3
Track Song
1 Hard Times in New York Town (Bob Dylan)
2 He Was a Friend of Mine (Traditional)
3 Man on the Street (Bob Dylan)
4 No More Auction Block (Live) (Traditional)
5 House Carpenter (Traditional)
6 Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues (Bob Dylan)
7 Let Me Die in My Footsteps (Bob Dylan)
8 Ramblin' Gamblin' Willie (Bob Dylan)
9 Talkin' Have Negeilah Blues (Bob Dylan)
10 Quit Your Low Down Ways (Bob Dylan)
11 Worried Blues (Traditional)
12 Kingsport Town (Traditional)
13 Walkin' Down the Line (Bob Dylan)
14 Walls of Red Wing (Bob Dylan)
15 Paths of Victory (Bob Dylan)
16 Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues (Live 1963) (Bob Dylan)
17 Who Killed Davey Moore? (Live 1963) (Bob Dylan)
18 Only a Hobo (Bob Dylan)
19 Moonshiner (Traditional)
20 When the Ship Comes In (Bob Dylan)
21 The Times They Are A-Changin' (piano version) (Bob Dylan)
23 Seven Curses (Bob Dylan)
24 Eternal Circle (Bob Dylan)
25 Suze (The Cough Song) (Bob Dylan)
26 Mama, You Been on My Mind (Bob Dylan)
27 Farewell, Angelina (Bob Dylan)
28 Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan)
29 If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Bob Dylan)
30 Sitting on a Barbed Wire Fence (Bob Dylan)
31 Like a Rolling Stone (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
32 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Alternate Version) (Bob Dylan)
33 I'll Keep It With Mine (Bob Dylan)
34 She's Your Lover Now (Bob Dylan)
35 I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan)
36 Santa-Fe (Bob Dylan)
37 If Not For You (Alternate Version) (Bob Dylan)
38 Wallflower (Bob Dylan)
39 Nobody 'Cept You (Bob Dylan)
40 Tangled Up in Blue (Bob Dylan)
41 Call Letter Blues (Bob Dylan)
42 Idiot Wind (Bob Dylan)
43 If You See Her, Say Hello (Bob Dylan)
44 Golden Loom (Bob Dylan)
45 Catfish (Dylan/Levy)
46 Seven Days (Live 1976) (Bob Dylan)
47 Ye Shall Be Changed (Bob Dylan)
48 Every Grain of Sand (Bob Dylan)
49 You Changed My Life (Bob Dylan)
50 Need a Woman (Bob Dylan)
51 Angelina (Bob Dylan)
52 Someone's Got a Hold of My Heart (Bob Dylan)
53 Tell Me (Bob Dylan)
54 Lord Protect My Child (Bob Dylan)
55 Foot of Pride (Bob Dylan)
56 Blind Willie McTell (Bob Dylan)
57 When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky (Original Version) (Bob Dylan)
58 Series of Dreams (Bob Dylan)
Angelina appears on these albums
Year Album
1991 The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3

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