that's truly a fascinating decision to make. Dylan recorded in my opinion a much better version of this song much earlier in his career. it sounded more folk like, and natural. You could actually call that folk music. This is definitely an interesting choice.
Yes it's incredible that Dylan continued to fine-tune his lyrics years after the song was released. An absolute perfectionist.
I like the quote from foG_. For me, Blood on the Tracks is an ordeal which you have to get through, rather than music to be enjoyed.
They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark,
She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones.
'Twas then he felt alone and wished that he'd gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate.