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Thread #24700 Message #285181
Posted By: Charlie2
25-Aug-00 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: Ballads with Plot Twists?
Subject: RE: BS: Ballads with Plot Twists?
In my opinion, the most complex ballad I've ever heard is Dylan's Black Diamond Bay. This tune is epic with heros, villians, subplots and thieves. All of this happens through the eyes of the narrator who watches the whole plot implode on his little TV while drinking beer in front of ol' Cronkite. This and Lillie, Rosemary and the JAck of Hearts have got to be the two most complex ballads ever written.