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Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 I was reviewing Andrew Muir’s Homer the Slut Volume 4 today, which contains a long series of excerpts from various Dylan books about the song, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.   The authors express some surprisingly varied ideas of what the song is about. Is is a love song, or is it something more akin to It Ain’t Me, Babe?  Myself, I’ve always felt the soft-fingering picking and the sweet voice throws people off.  But that just me. Here’s are two representative contrasting opinions.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Paul Williams – Performing Artist 

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Now, when I listen to these songs, or even read the words, I can find no put-down of the woman he’s singing to, just dissatisfaction with her actions towards him.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Allen Rinzler – The Illustrated Record

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right is a charming, nasty number, the first of a succession of songs Dylan’s written that say so long to a woman.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Dylan chimes in too, in the liner notes of Freewheelin’ he is quoted: “A lot of people,” he says, “make it sort of a love song — slow and easy—going. But it isn’t a love song. It’s a statement that maybe you can say to make yourself feel better.”

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