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Bob Dylan

Maggie's Farm (3:55)

"Maggie's Farm" is a song written by Bob Dylan, recorded on January 15, 1965, and released on the album Bringing It All Back Home on March 22 of that year. Like many other Dylan songs of the 1965-66 period, "Maggie's Farm" is based in electric blues.

The song, essentially a protest song against protest folk, represents Dylan's transition from a folk singer who sought authenticity in traditional song-forms and activist…

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I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
Well, I wake in the morning
Fold my hands and pray for rain

Bob Dylan - Maggie's Farm Lyrics


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  • Newport version is insane.
  • it's true the newport versions drowns all the others, viciously and without mercy.
  • wow, Bloomfield on guitar!!!!!!!
  • Listening to Mr Dylan's 5th album "Bring It All Back Home" released March 22.1965. Dylan started to distance himself from the protest and folk. This album was considered a new era in the evolution of Mr Dylan's music and music of the 60s in general, much to the dismay of some folkies like Pete Seeger.
  • Working man's (or woman's, for that matter) anthem!
  • TP and the HBs backin BD up.
  • I'm keen on version from Newport 65' as Mike Bloomfield was superb!
  • They say -sing while you slave - and I just get bored
  • They say "Sing while you slave!" and I just get bored...

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