Ballad of Hollis Brown (5:02)

Cover of Bob Dylan: The Collection

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  • Druid66

    So dark and harrowing, because it happened, that it puts most heavy metal to shame... hail Bob.

    10 Dec 5:23am Reply
  • radio_face


    16 Nov 4:36pm Reply
  • Storchel

    Love it.....

    23 Apr 3:41pm Reply
  • JohnnyMath

    Love at first listen

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • barbarathaissa

    So desperately sad, I got chills everytime I listen.

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • SlipGun

    Love the early Dylan bluesy stuff. All the live albums with this track are worth checking out: The Gaslight Tapes (17 track version), Live at Carnegie Hall, Live at Brandeis University.

    20 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Kingabiscuito

    Love this song but I don't play it very often. It's just too sad.

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Roy1968Wood

    Folk music did not require guitar pyrotechnics. It usually had a very simple one chord progression. The lyrics were the mainstay and out front. This is a very poignant song as well as a very sad one. We hear stories today involving events such as Hollis Brown.

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    Well, I for myself like his monotonous guitar play on this song, in combination with the great lyrics it fits somehow. It creates a nice atmosphere.

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • RottingGrass

    I like the lyrics but find the guitar arrangement to be pretty lazy.

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • BigA2

    Ugh, why does the wrong cover art show up for this one? I'm listening to the The Times They Are-A Changin' album, dammit!

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Rancido


    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Sateloista

    haunting, devastating, enlightening, beautiful.

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • nocturana


    10 Jan 2011 Reply
  • miss_unafraid

    never ending cycle....

    16 Jun 2010 Reply
  • miss_unafraid

    One of my favourite songs! I also love Nina Simone's version!

    26 Mar 2010 Reply
  • jneudy

    "Somewhere in the distance there are seven new people born." What does this line mean to you? Is it suggesting a never ending cycle, is it a statement of optimism, or something completely different...

    13 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Sigge22

    7 shotgun shells for a dollar, thats a pretty good deal.

    10 May 2009 Reply
  • jensehaugen

    Fantastic song. I've read books by people who've written trilogies attempting to capture this atmosphere and done just as well, but they required 800 pages. Dylan does it in just over 4 minutes.

    4 Dec 2007 Reply
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