The Wicked Messenger (2:02)

Cover of Bob Dylan: The Collection

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There was a wicked messenger, from Eli he did come
With a mind that multiplied the smallest matter
When questioned who had sent for him
He answered with his thumb

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  • TheGreatChupon

    This seems to have become my favorite on John Wesley Harding!

    16 May 2013 Reply
  • TheFatChocobo

    I think this song first incredibly well with the rest of the album; in fact, I think it's absolutely crucial. It's what connects the first nine tracks with the last two, and makes the album cohesive and a masterpiece of sequencing... also, Legion of Mary do a stunning live cover of this track. Highly worth seeking out!

    14 Jul 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    damn harmonica intro blew me out of my headphones. d( *___*)b ...Ya got me,Bob...haha <3<3<3

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • nocturana

    yeah, Black Keys do it justice...

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    This was always a Garcia favorite

    8 Mar 2012 Reply
  • fergalmc

    The Faces did a cover many a moon ago on their debut album First Step.

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • RocknrollHendo

    i love this track and the black keys cover.

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • sumidiotdude

    honestly it doesn't fit with the rest of this album, minus this track would make it a better album.

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
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    6 Dec 2008 Reply
  • SamSycamore

    The black keys recent cover to this song, is most definitely worth listening to.

    9 Feb 2008 Reply

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