The Mighty Quinn

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Third time is a charm, at least that is what I am hoping as this is my third attempt at hosting the MM Music challenge.  Bob Dylan’s songs are filled with people, some are real and others are imagined.  Bob also uses many characters from literature, fables, folklore, and because of his timeless lyrics that communicate messages of peace, sting ex-lovers and tell freewheeling stories of Shakespearean heroes, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.  In today’s song, ‘The Mighty Quinn’ (an Eskimo) arrives and this changes despair into joy and chaos into rest, and attracts attention from the animals.  Dylan’s song memorialized a movie that most people will never watch.

In the song the mighty Quinn (an Eskimo) arrives, and this changes despair into joy and chaos into rest, and attracts attention from the animals.  Dylan is widely believed to have derived the title character from actor Anthony Quinn’s role as an…

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  1. I spent my four undergraduate years at Bard in Dutchess County, when Sheriff Quinlan was still at large, and everyone there was pretty sure it was about him. Also, right in the middle of State Route 9G between the bar and the post office was the pump that didn’t work cause a vandal stole the handle.

    Mind you, I can’t actually listen to anything that involves Bob Dylan singing. He had a voice like someone dragging a whistling teakettle down an asphalt road behind a pickup truck with a bad carburetor.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, but we clearly see things differently when it comes to the talent that Bob Dylan possesses. Dylan may have come up with the line, “the pump don’t work ’cause the vandal took the handle” probably after listening to the Chuck Berry song ‘Too Much Monkey Business’. Since you clearly despise Dylan, I will leave you with this.

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      1. I don’t actually despise him. I just can’t stand his voice. When other people have covered his songs I’ve enjoyed them as much as I can enjoy that genre of music. Some people just shouldn’t try to sing.

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