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  •  Big Easily Done (0+ / 0-)

    The old "Airline Highway" from the New Orleans Airport into the city is "Highway 61", which runs through the bluesland South. Immortalized in the song by that name, on perhaps Bob Dylan's most innovative album (from 1965):

    "Now the rovin' gambler he was very bored
    He was tryin' to create a next world war
    He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor
    He said I never engaged in this kind of thing before
    But yes I think it can be very easily done
    We'll just put some bleachers out in the sun
    And have it on Highway 61."

    From "Highway 61" by Bob Dylan

    •  And how about this Dylan song... (0+ / 0-)

      For a call for help...

      "Come senators, congressmen
      Please heed the call
      Don't stand in the doorway
      Don't block up the hall
      For he that gets hurt
      Will be he who has stalled
      There's a battle outside
      And it is ragin'.
      It'll soon shake your windows
      And rattle your walls
      For the times they are a-changin'."

      -Bob Dylan

      Or maybe Marley's "Stand Up for Your Rights"

      "We're the people who live. They ain't gonna wipe us out. Why we're the people--we go on." -Ma Joad in "Grapes of Wrath"(Steinbeck)

      by Ma Joad on Tue Mar 14, 2006 at 10:58:45 AM PST

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      •  Highway Bound (0+ / 0-)

        "Well, I'm bound to get lucky, baby,
        Or I'm bound to die tryin'.
        Yes, I'm a-bound to get lucky, baby,
        Lord, Lord I'm a-bound to die tryin'.
        Well, meet me in the middle of the ocean
        And we'll leave this ol' highway behind."

        - Bob Dylan, "Down the Highway"

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