This is my favorite Bob Dylan song, by a mile. Maybe it’s Scarlet Rivera’s violin that grabs me. Maybe it’s Emmylou Harris’ harmonies. Maybe it’s the fearsome chord hook when he sings “To the valley below”. It’s just great.
In fact, I’ve liked it so long that I wrote a whole blog piece on it twelve years ago. In the unlikely event you want words by Bray on Dylan, there are plenty there. Let’s skip ahead straight to the links.
Links · Spotify playlist. This tune on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify. Here’s a 1975 live take with Ms Rivera but without Ms Harris. It’s cool, but not on the same plane of reality as the recording.