Man Gave Names to All the Animals (4:27)

Cover of Bob Dylan: The Collection

From Bob Dylan: The Collection and 15 other releases

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  • silversurfer250

    This became Bob's turn into Christianity. Lotta people scratching their heads. Others really loved it. Nice album. Unexpected? I guess you have to know Bob...

    17 May 1:10pm Reply
  • TheUselessGolem

    One of my all-time favorite Dylan songs.

    20 Jan 9:15am Reply
  • TheGreatChupon

    I'm so glad Dylan revisited this mode of lighthearted-fable-with-a-dark-dark-core songwriting on Under the Red Sky. Man Gave Names to All the Animals is one of my all-time favorite Dylan tunes and UtRS proves that Bob had nowhere NEAR exhausted its thematic/musical vein in 1979.

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheGreatChupon

    It wasn't too small and it wasn't too big and it wasn't too small! HM! Think I'll call it a, uhh [mumble mumble]. (What a delight this song is on live recordings, every damn time! Bob has so much fun with it!)

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • fernento

    Props to Zimmy's way with words, but this is just ridiculous.

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TheFatChocobo

    Fatherhood's gonna be rough on ya, ain't it? Either that or you hate reggae with a deadly, firey passion. Ah well, cheers to you anyway =)

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • TheFatChocobo

    This is a wonderful song, and that ending is absolutely brilliant.

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • DaftPVF

    I laughed at the ending.

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
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    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • tuffentiny

    It's a children's book and my daughter loves it. It may not be his best, but it brings a smile to her face.

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • AndyNova

    May well be the shittest song he ever committed to record. Absolutely abysmal.

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Dill863

    the ending is perfection

    13 Mar 2011 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    Fun track. Almost like "Bob Dylan by way of Schoolhouse Rock". Although the ending always sends a chill down my spine.

    13 Oct 2009 Reply
  • riddddim

    Hey Bob, long time ago this beautiful song!

    20 Feb 2009 Reply
  • porlostejados

    Es buen poeta y músico, me gusta

    12 Feb 2009 Reply
  • ficoaqui

    ...but wonderful song!

    30 Aug 2008 Reply
  • pinkflyd7

    Not one of Dylan's best.

    18 Feb 2008 Reply
  • privatefifi

    I can't help but love him leading up to a pig and calling it a giraffe in an old live show in San Francisco (I think) in '79.

    26 Nov 2007 Reply
  • PabloAlvarez

    thank you for all, God Dylan

    23 Nov 2007 Reply
  • tonibbcn

    Fantastic Dylan

    21 Nov 2007 Reply
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