Blind Willie McTell

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“Blind Willie McTell” by Bob Dylan

How about some blues on Tuesday by Bob Dylan and about bluesman Blind Willie McTell?

One of the things I appreciate most about Bob Dylan is his desire to pay homage to those who came before. I speaks of humility and is a trait generally lost on today’s performers, with the minor exception that many consider a cover song paying homage. But it’s not quite the same.

There’s a woman by the river
With some fine young handsome man
He’s dressed up like a squire
Bootlegged whiskey in his hand
There’s a chain gang on the highway
I can hear them rebels yell
And I know no one can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell

(via bobdylanoffical)

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