Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts - chords, tab and comments
Included with the 1975 album "Blood on the Tracks", this one brought confusion to Dylan fans. Was he simply relaxing; writing a complex thriller; a movie in his mind (two screenplays are written based on the song: none of them ever realized)? Or did he hide something in between the lines? Dylan himself has never uttered anything about it.
However, this is the song that accidentally made me *listen* to Dylan ... 10 years after he got world wide famous. Some late and lonely night in 1975 the Sweedish Radio P3 brought it to me - and I was stuck. Bought the album, bought the book of notes, taught myself open tuning, started digging backwards and caught the Dylan Virus ...
A D A
the festival was over and the boys were all plannin' for a fall
A D A
the cabaret was quiet except for the drillin' in the wall
D A E7 A
the curfew had been lifted and the gamblin' wheel shut down
D A E7
anyone with any sense had already left town
A D E7 A
he was standin' in the doorway lookin' like the Jack of Hearts
...so, I suffer from the Dylan Virus. This has pestered me ever since my youth, and is seemingly incurable, though therapy may bring symptoms down to an acceptable level - playing and listening to him only frequently. The therapeutical methods are rather simple: listen to *anything* else, building up resistance, realizing that the guy is an old man now, who has only been trying to recover his own masterpieces for decades.