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.

Emmylou and Bob

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.

This is part of the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

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.

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