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Peggy Day

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 When a piece of art is large and glorious – for example, It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) or Moby Dick – it’s easy to overlook major weaknesses. Maybe a song has some weak lines. Maybe the book rambles on incessantly about the history of whaling. But the greatness overcomes the shaky bits.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 But when the work is light-weight, then every little piece had better be precisely executed, otherwise, the entire thing will collapse like an over-shaken souffle. Peggy Day is a collapsed souffle.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 It’s full of annoyingly poetry 101 rhymes and lines, such as.

 Peggy Day stole my poor heart away,
By golly, what more can I say,
Love to spend the night with Peggy Day.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 By golly, he should have reserved this drek for Self Portrait.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Wilfrid Mellers (author of A Darker Shade of Pale) liked it though, so that’s something.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Peggy Day puns delightedly on day and night in a boogie number in which again blue notes and metrical dislocations become sheer ebullience.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Ok.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Dylan uses a bridge in the third verse, perhaps to emphasize that she’s his “little lady“. Please make it stop.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 It’s never been played live. Good.

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 Cover Versions

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 I like the song better sans lyrics.

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