The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest (5:32)

Cover of Bob Dylan: The Collection

From Bob Dylan: The Collection and 12 other releases

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  • Lord_Kur

    it reminds me of Motorsycho Nightmare in which he goes through a huge story very detailed then in the last part of each song the simple moral is revealed. kinda makes you grin, lol

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • bucolicdream

    The moral of this story, the moral of this song, is simply that one should not be where one does not belong. The last verse is the best.

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • gombost

    So when you see your neighbor carrying something help him with his load.

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ralfsu

    Don't go mistaking paradise for that home across the road....

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • yogijohn888

    i don't call it anything, said Frankie Lee with a smile.... I once knew a sailboat building fella, wore a fedora all the time, who while normally tending to stammer a little, could recite these lyrics perfectly from memory, especially when a little high. I think it's one of Bob's best.

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • theduckfish

    I just can't understand this song, it's bizarre in its use of dialogue, it has no real hints about its symbolic content, it truly stretches the language to its extremes. But how i love it...

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Adrian347

    these chords become hypnotic after the first two minutes or so

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • nocturana

    ever written, bit strong TheFat.........whatever?

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • TheFatChocobo

    Probably one of the most interesing & accomplished three-chord songs ever written! It's a long song for just three of 'em, but they never once get old...

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • christibear

    a song to skip and frolic to

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • ralfsu

    One of the Dylan songs I just can't crack

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ColorBlindBlues

    Dylan is the man

    21 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Uncut_Rubber

    I'm a big fan of Bob Dylan, but I can't really say I like this song. The music is incredibly monotonous, and the lyrics bounce this way and that without really meaning anything in the end. Still, I listen to it every now and then - because, as a Priest fan, it's amusing to hear Bobby sing about "Judas Priest"...

    11 May 2011 Reply
  • bostoncrab

    what a lovely ode to communism

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • Vantaig

    And here comes Judas Priest!

    23 Dec 2010 Reply
  • senorhippie

    This is one of my faves by B. D. Thanks, Bobby Darrin!

    21 Dec 2010 Reply
  • branchong

    Skipping along my brain nobules. so happy.

    13 Oct 2010 Reply
  • AndreDias164

    @King_Creole_35 yep,yes its true :)

    1 Oct 2010 Reply
  • PeeledApples

    so fucking good.

    26 Jul 2010 Reply
  • todayistheday_

    this was the song that made me realise the brilliance of Dylan

    12 Feb 2010 Reply
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