| re

Gospel Plow

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Commentary

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Gospel Plow, sometimes called Keep Your Hand on the Plow, is a very old traditional hymn. Here’s a nice version by Mahalia Jackson.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Dylan sings it as if it were a hard driving blues tune. He sounds like Little Richard gone acoustic, which isn’t a good thing. Dylan biographer Robert Shelton calls it the least successful track on the album. I agree.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Shelton’s Dylan biography, No Direction Home, is a must read, particularly for new Dylan fans. As a music critic with the New York Times during the early sixties, he witnessed the rise of Bob Dylan first-hand. The book drops off in quality after the early years but is still essential for undersnding Dylan’s work.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Over time, Gospel Plow was rewritten into a poltical anthem. The well-known version, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, was often sung at civil rights rallies in the sixties.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Here’s a rocking version done by John Mellencamp at the White House. Before playing the song he tells a compelling story about his own experience with discrimination.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 A more traditional version by the Pete Seeger.

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0  


13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 Lyrics

14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 Mary wore three links of chain
Every link was Jesus name
Keep your hand on that plow, hold on
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, keep your hand on that plow, hold on.

15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 0 Mary, Mark, Luke and John
All these prophets so good and gone
Keep your hand on that plow, hold on
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, keep your hand on that plow, hold on.
Well, I never been to heaven
But I’ve been told streets up there
Are lined with gold
Keep your hand on that plow, hold on
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, keep your hand on that plow, hold on.
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, keep your hand on that plow, hold on.
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, keep your hand on that plow, hold on.

Page 9
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers

Source: http://www.bobdylancommentaries.com/bob-dylan/gospel-plow/