Bob Dylan Blues by Syd Barrett – Song Info , Reviews ,Lyrics

Bob Dylan Blues” is a song written in 1965by Syd Barrett, the founder of Pink Floyd. Recorded during sessions for Barrett, it was unreleased until it turned up in 2001 and was released on The Best of Syd Barrett.

 

Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd) – Bob Dylan Blues

 

Song originally written by Syd as a teen during the height of Bob Dylan mania in Europe (pre-Pink Floyd).

 

 

The song Bob Dylan Blues is a very early song by Syd Barrett, written early in 1965 but not recorded until during the February 1970 sessions for the album ‘Barrett’. It was thought lost until it turned up after 30 years in a tape collection at home by David Gilmour, and was released on ‘The Best of Syd Barrett’ in 2001. The song is similar to ‘Effervescing Elephant’ in that it reflects the creativity of a young Syd Barrett with its humour and word play.

Girl friend Libby Gausden remembers how, as a birthday present, she was taken to see Bob Dylan with Syd in May 1964, in London. ‘We arrived at the South Bank and he said, “Look, it’ s the me and you from every town.” Each town sent one Syd Barrett, the first time I’d seen people like him,’ recalled Libby. Three years later, this is the location where Syd would triumph in ‘Games for May’– little did he know…

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Bob Dylan’s Blues and the Syd Barrett tribute

This song is given an added level of curiosity since as far as I can see although it is listed in Heylin’s “Revolution in the Air” and mentioned four times, there is no commentary upon it – and Heylin seems to comment on everything, including songs that no one has ever heard.  I’m not sure why he missed the commentary on this one out – although maybe it was added in a later edition. Still, early on, did he forget, or did he really think the song was not worthy of comment?

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Like “Effervescing Elephant” (recorded for the BBC three days earlier), “Bob Dylan Blues” was most likely written during Syd’s teenage years in Cambridge. It’s unique in the Barrett canon in that it satirizes an icon of the ’60s cultural revolution with which Syd himself is associated. The song’s early origins are indicated by its reactions to the album The Freewheeling’ Bob Dylan, released on May 27, 1963 when Syd was 17 years old.

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LYRICS

Got the Bob Dylan blues
And the Bob Dylan shoes
And my clothes and my hair’s in a mess
But you know I just couldn’t care less
Gonna write me a song ’bout what’s right and what’s wrong
Got God and my girl and all that
Quiet while I make like a cat
Cause I’m a poet, doncha know it
And the wind you can blow it
Cause I’m Mr. Dylan the king
And I’m free as a bird on the wing
Roam from town to town, get to get people down
But I don’t care too much about that
Cause my gut and my wallet are fat
Make a whole lot of dough but I deserve it though
I got soul and a good heart of gold
So I’ll sing about war and the cold
Cause I’m a poet, doncha know it
And the wind you can blow it
Cause I’m Mr. Dylan the king
And I’m free as a bird on the wing
Well I sings about dreams and I rhymes it with seams
Cause it seems that my dream always means
That I can prophesy all kinds of things
Well the guy that digs me
Should try hard to see
That he buys all my discs in a hat.
And when I’m in town go see that.
Cause I’m a poet, doncha know it
And the wind you can blow it
Cause I’m Mr. Dylan the king
And I’m free as a bird on the wing
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