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Thread #168077 Message #4062150
Posted By: GUEST,Jerry
30-Jun-20 - 08:06 AM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul
I shouldn’t get on too high a horse when it comes to arguing that the phrase Rough and Rowdy Ways is pinched from an earlier artiste. Dylan’s lyrics, song titles and even album titles are littered with borrowed phrases and quotations, which you can either view as homage or plagiarism depending on how you rate his body of work overall. Half the fun in listening to his offerings is in spotting all the literary and musical references, from Shakespeare and the Bible, to classic film scripts and song lyrics (including the extensive cannon of songs in folk, blues, country and all points in between).