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Masters of War [Live 1963]

(Bob Dylan)

From the album: The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (2005)

 4.4/5 (10 votes)
Live at Town Hall, New York City, 4/12/1963


Bill Cohen This song is the work of an old Prophet in the body of a young man. Nothing has changed.The masters of war have sent ytrained children to Iraq to fight a war against a country that was no threat to us. The construction of the war and the need therefore was built on lies and manipulation. Our good yoyng men and women are being slaughtered for nothing. The bastards of war have done it again. We read every day about a war that we are losing, young people dying and being maimed for life, and we should be proud. Every word in Dylan's song is true and horribly accurate. I fought in Korea, and now the N. Koreans have a mighty bomb that is aimed at us. We couldn't leave them alone. We could not leave Vietnam alone. and now the Mid East.. Our elected officials really screwed things up. I hope that God will intercede before we destroy the whole world. Jun 19, 2006
Kate D. Timeless, poignant, chilling, truth. Jun 07, 2006
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All songs on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack
Track Song
1 When I Got Troubles (Bob Dylan)
2 Rambler, Gambler (Demo Version) (Bob Dylan)
3 This Land is Your Land (Live 1961) (Woody Guthrie)
4 Song to Woody (Bob Dylan)
5 Dink's Song (Demo Version) (Bob Dylan)
6 I Was Young When I Left Home (Demo Version) (Bob Dylan)
7 Sally Gal (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
8 Don't Think Twice, It's Alright (Demo Version) (Bob Dylan)
9 Man of Constant Sorrow (Trad.)
10 Blowin' in the Wind (Live 1963) (Bob Dylan)
11 Masters of War (Live 1963) (Bob Dylan)
12 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Live 1963) (Bob Dylan)
13 When the Ship Comes In (Live 1963) (Bob Dylan)
14 Mr. Tambourine Man (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
15 Chimes of Freedom (Live 1964) (Bob Dylan)
16 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
17 She Belongs to Me (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
18 Maggie's Farm (Live 1965) (Bob Dylan)
19 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
20 Tombstone Blues (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
21 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
22 Desolation Row (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
23 Highway 61 Revisited (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
24 Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
25 Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
26 Visions of Johanna (Alternate Take) (Bob Dylan)
27 Ballad of a Thin Man (Live 1966) (Bob Dylan)
28 Like a Rolling Stone (Live 1966) (Bob Dylan)
Masters of War appears on these albums
Year Album
1963 The Freewheelin'
1984 Real Live
1985 Biograph
2005 The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack
2007 Dylan
2010 The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964