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Lay Down Your Weary Tune

(Bob Dylan)

From the album: Biograph (1985)

 4.6/5 (26 votes)


Diana An under appreciated masterpiece. So spiritual; to me more so than his Christian music. I pick this one for my funeral and, yes, I mean that as a compliment. Sep 15, 2009
ramblinshoes Just finished reading Suze Rotolo's book a Freewheelin time. When he wrote this song, he was in California staying with Joan Baez--his relationships with women overlap as he was still with Suze. In addition to the theme of music and nature, I hear him moving on to a new life different people and different places. Jan 02, 2009
dennis I read that Bob loves Elvis' version of this song. I've heard it. It's no "Hunk a hunk of burning love" but it's ok. May 06, 2008
Larry Another underapprediated masterpiece. May 05, 2007
Kate D. The harmony of music and nature and the awe inspired by it are resplendent in this haunting and eloquent piece. The words could be the definition of beauty. Jun 07, 2006
Kevin Briggs I vote a five for this one for the 60s version, not some 1985 remake. Feb 24, 2006
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16 Lay Down Your Weary Tune (Bob Dylan)
17 Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan)
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19 Visions of Johanna (Live 1966) (Bob Dylan)
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Lay Down Your Weary Tune appears on these albums
Year Album
1985 Biograph
2013 Side Tracks