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"Ballad of a Thin Man" is a song written and recorded by Bob Dylan, released on the album Highway 61 Revisited in 1965.

A dark and menacing-sounding song, "Ballad of a Thin Man" addresses a certain "Mr. Jones", telling him repeatedly that he simply doesn't "know what's happening". The song's lyrics have Mr. Jones facing a wild, nonsensical, hallucinatory, carnival-like world, and the character is portrayed as a clueless poser who cannot deal with it all.

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  • Avatar for Tomboying
    His slight laugh near the beginning lines though <3
  • Avatar for memoryoftrees
    This is a great song, but this particular recording isn't very good.
  • Avatar for yxnarbo
    Ramblings of a madman. Dylan's descent into insanity. Awesome.
  • Avatar for TheSuperCrasher
    Bootleg Vol. 7 version is unbelievable.
  • Avatar for otlotldmdldmdr
    Do ya goo goo?
  • Avatar for Fbguedes
    Do you Mr. Jones?
  • Avatar for JohnnyMath
    do you mister allen?
  • Avatar for granados63
    So very GOOD.
  • Avatar for caiogui
    God, I love this song.
  • Avatar for Storchel
    Love it!

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