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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

A beautiful, comprehensive volume of Dylan’s lyrics, from the beginning of his career through the present day—with the songwriter’s edits to dozens of songs, appearing here for the first time.

Bob Dylan is one of the most important songwriters of our time, responsible for modern classics such as “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” The Lyrics is a comprehensive and definitive collection of Dylan’s most recent writing as well as the early works that are such an essential part of the canon. Well known for changing the lyrics to even his best-loved songs, Dylan has edited dozens of songs for this volume, making The Lyrics a must-read for everyone from fanatics to casual fans.

Review

“This Nobel acknowledges what we’ve long sensed to be true: that Mr. Dylan is among the most authentic voices America has produced, a maker of images as audacious and resonant as anything in Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

“The Nobel Prize in Literature confirms his status as something more than a songwriter of a kind with those who preceded him. For those who follow him closely, savoring his witticisms, poignant observations and the unexpected word at precisely the right time, the acknowledgment is long overdue, with all respect to Messrs. Murakami, Roth, Sondheim and others. Sentence by sentence and verse by verse, Mr. Dylan’s body of work is worthy of maximum celebration.” —Jim Fusilli, The Wall Street Journal

“The Nobel committee got this right—Dylan’s ongoing achievement in American song is a literary feat to celebrate in this gaudiest of ways.” —Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone

“He was the rebel, the healer, the bard in blue jeans and oversized shades who sang a generation through war and peace, past the perils of unrest and self-complacency. . . . And now Dylan has entered that pantheon, shoving against the boundaries of the definition of ‘literature’ just as he pushed past so many borders in music.” —Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Bob Dylan has released thirty-eight studio albums, which collectively have sold over 120 million copies around the world. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature and has been awarded the French Legion of Honor, a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. His memoir,  Chronicles: Volume One, spent a year on the  New York Times bestseller list.

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Lyrics: 1961–2012

Talking New York


Ramblin’ outa the wild West

Leavin’ the towns I love the best

Thought I’d seen some ups and downs

’Til I come into New York town

People goin’ down to the ground

Buildings goin’ up to the sky

Wintertime in New York town

The wind blowin’ snow around

Walk around with nowhere to go

Somebody could freeze right to the bone

I froze right to the bone

New York Times said it was the coldest winter in seventeen years

I didn’t feel so cold then

I swung onto my old guitar

Grabbed hold of a subway car

And after a rocking, reeling, rolling ride

I landed up on the downtown side

Greenwich Village

I walked down there and ended up

In one of them coffee-houses on the block

Got on the stage to sing and play

Man there said, “Come back some other day

You sound like a hillbilly

We want folk singers here”

Well, I got a harmonica job, begun to play

Blowin’ my lungs out for a dollar a day

I blowed inside out and upside down

The man there said he loved m’ sound

He was ravin’ about how he loved m’ sound

Dollar a day’s worth

And after weeks and weeks of hangin’ around

I finally got a job in New York town

In a bigger place, bigger money too

Even joined the union and paid m’ dues

Now, a very great man once said

That some people rob you with a fountain pen

It didn’t take too long to find out

Just what he was talkin’ about

A lot of people don’t have much food on their table

But they got a lot of forks ’n’ knives

And they gotta cut somethin’

So one mornin’ when the sun was warm

I rambled out of New York town

Pulled my cap down over my eyes

And headed out for the western skies

So long, New York

Howdy, East Orange

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Rick Worley
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Best edition of the best lyrics ever written!
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2016
This book is exactly what it claims to be: a collection of Dylan''s lyrics, and about the best one there is. There aren''t annotations, or essays, or anything like that. It is just very simply a collection of the lyrics to use as a reference, or to page through and... See more
This book is exactly what it claims to be: a collection of Dylan''s lyrics, and about the best one there is.

There aren''t annotations, or essays, or anything like that. It is just very simply a collection of the lyrics to use as a reference, or to page through and read for pleasure. The lyrics are presented very nicely, in a large font, with each song getting its own page or pages if it''s length requires more than one. The songs are presented in the order they appeared in on the album they were released in, with b-sides and other releases collected at the end of the section for the album that came out closest to when they were written. Each album has a title page with art from the album presented in black and white, and a page showing Dylan''s hand written or typed draft of a song from the album. In terms of layout and content, it is almost just like the 2002 lyrics collection, only with the much needed update of 10 years of additional material. If you liked that book, you know basically what you''re getting here.

It is not 100% complete with everything he has written... I noticed that Marchin'' to the City, a favorite track of mine that I think has only been released on Tell Tale Signs, was not included. The book does include many of the songs that he''s written that weren''t on his albums, though, and while there might be a couple obscurities missing, you will find a ton of great stuff anyway. As far as the claim that this collection features lyrics that have been newly edited by Dylan, I didn''t find any yet, but I haven''t read every lyric in the book or compared them all to earlier versions. I''m a big Dylan fan, but not a Dylanologist that spends his life studying every detail, so I look forward to the articles by those people which I''m sure are forthcoming that will examine the lyrics that have been changed.

As far as supplemental material, multiple versions of the songs, color art, and extras like that, the large Dylan lyrics book from a couple years ago had more of those things. However, it was a gigantic, massive book, and it also cost a couple hundred dollars more than this one, depending on when you bought it. Personally, although that collection is beautiful, the size is an impediment for me. If you want a collection you can actually read, that one is awfully heavy and inconvenient. This is the one I would get.

But in the meantime, if you want a book collecting the work of our greatest living songwriter, here it is, beautifully presented in a high quality volume. Doesn''t get much better than that.
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Surfer Joe (Jnr.)
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A five star book, BUT A ONE STAR SELLER :-(
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020
This hard cover book - The Lyrics 1961-2012 / Bob Dylan - is big (about 2"/ 5cm thick) and heavy (several  pounds / a couple of kilos+) yet WAS POSTED IN A TOTALLY INADEQUATE FLIMSY ''ENVELOPE'', resulting in receiving a brand new book - that was intended as a time dependent... See more
This hard cover book - The Lyrics 1961-2012 / Bob Dylan - is big (about 2"/ 5cm thick) and heavy (several  pounds / a couple of kilos+) yet WAS POSTED IN A TOTALLY INADEQUATE FLIMSY ''ENVELOPE'', resulting in receiving a brand new book - that was intended as a time dependent birthday gift for my son - looking used / 2nd hand with bent over / scuffed / damaged corners all round. Would not recommend this seller - SuperBookDeals - to anyone! Their packaging would be just barely adequate, if that, for a small soft cover novel. So suggest not buying anthing from them at all.

As for the book itself, as the title says, it is (just) "The Lyrics 1961 - 2012", which hence includes only the lyrics from all the songs (and then a few extra''s that wern''t on the album/s) from all his studio albums from 1961 through 2012 inclusive. Don''t be mislead by others who expected more from the book (than exactly what the title prescribes), after all the title does not say "the lyrics, alternate lyrics, and all the ''other'' lyrics from every version of the same song Dylan has ever sung (as that would take numerous volumes ad infinitum). It is exactly what it says it is and rightly deserves five stars.

Having had a copy myself since soon after it was first released, and still regularly peruse it, it is simply a must have not only for Dylan fans, but for anyone who enjoys poetry, and ''paintings'' made of / with words. Whether you enjoy his music or not - and while a Dylan fan myself since the 60''s, I am certainly not of the school that "Bob can do no wrong" by any means - he is a true genius, with his words and phrasing being remarkable, meaningful, hard-hitting and sublime; somtimes all at the same time: and as such they have endured the test of time, and will do so on through the ages. Truely a book you could be marooned on a deserted island with and be entertained forever.
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DanoTop Contributor: Bob Dylan
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Take a peek at this book. You won''t be disappointed.
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2017
If yer a Dylan FAN, Freak, Aficionado ~ you should get this book. ALL his lyrics from ''61 - 2012. A must have if you''re a Dylan sorta person and want to know what he wrote as lyrics. The funny side is: When he wrote the lyrics to songs, that''s not always what we heard... See more
If yer a Dylan FAN, Freak, Aficionado ~ you should get this book. ALL his lyrics from ''61 - 2012. A must have if you''re a Dylan sorta person and want to know what he wrote as lyrics. The funny side is: When he wrote the lyrics to songs, that''s not always what we heard in his music from his recordings. He might sing it at one concert one way, and another way at another concert. I think he has the innate ability to KNOW each and every audience he performs for, and sings his songs TO THAT Audience. If not? ~ who am I? Just a guy who likes what he writes and enjoys Dylan for who he is.
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Fumio
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Essential for a deep dive into Nobel-winning Dylan
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2017
Even though I spent some time in the United States during my childhood, for a Japanese person like myself it is difficult to truly appreciate Bod Dylan''s Nobel Prize-winning lyrics by just listening to his records or CDs. (unless you do so hundreds of times like I did with... See more
Even though I spent some time in the United States during my childhood, for a Japanese person like myself it is difficult to truly appreciate Bod Dylan''s Nobel Prize-winning lyrics by just listening to his records or CDs. (unless you do so hundreds of times like I did with Times They Are A Changin'' )
Having this book in front of you and turning the pages one by one as the song goes on is a real pleasure and makes you fully understand why he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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grandmum
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An invaluable resource
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2017
As an English teacher, I plan a unit on the Nobel Prize for literature. We read a lot of poetry because that is what English literature is for many centuries. I ask how many like poetry and most say "not me" -- unitl I remind them that they DO like today''s poetry,... See more
As an English teacher, I plan a unit on the Nobel Prize for literature. We read a lot of poetry because that is what English literature is for many centuries. I ask how many like poetry and most say "not me" -- unitl I remind them that they DO like today''s poetry, song lyrics. How excited I am to add a living poet to the lesson. This book is clear, easy to read, and complete.
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guy noir
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Most of us need help getting the lyrics correctly.
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2017
Listening to Bob is difficult and for me inaccurate. I thought the opening line in "Jockerman" was standing on the cornier, catching your breath, instead of "Standing on the waters, casting your bread". The poetry once you get the words right, leave on doubt... See more
Listening to Bob is difficult and for me inaccurate. I thought the opening line in "Jockerman" was standing on the cornier, catching your breath, instead of "Standing on the waters, casting your bread". The poetry once you get the words right, leave on doubt that he deserves the Nobel prize.
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kookie womblat
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so what is there to say - I''ve been a ...
Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2016
so what is there to say - I''ve been a Dylan fan for over 50 years - back to when I played bass and our group covered many of his tunes - I always wanted the lyrics to them all -king of got them piecemeal - this is great
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DJan
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Dylan the Poet
Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2018
If you ever wondered why Bob Dylan deserved a Nobel Prize for literature, look no further than this matchless collection of his lyrics from 1961 to 2012. Mostly complete and beautifully presented, this is an essential purchase for anyone wishing to dig beneath the music to... See more
If you ever wondered why Bob Dylan deserved a Nobel Prize for literature, look no further than this matchless collection of his lyrics from 1961 to 2012. Mostly complete and beautifully presented, this is an essential purchase for anyone wishing to dig beneath the music to discover the American poet who spoke with the voice of the people, decade after decade.
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sioux
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A must for lovers of Dylan''s work.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 22, 2015
I purchased this book as a gift for my husband who''s a mad Dylan fan. He absolutely loves it. It''s a beautifully presented book, quality all round. The paper is excellent quality and so is the binding. Mind you, it needs to be, as it''s such a large book. The lyrics are all...See more
I purchased this book as a gift for my husband who''s a mad Dylan fan. He absolutely loves it. It''s a beautifully presented book, quality all round. The paper is excellent quality and so is the binding. Mind you, it needs to be, as it''s such a large book. The lyrics are all printed out album by album, and preceded by a full page cardboard reprint of the album from which they come from. I was initially a bit concerned that the book may have arrived damaged, as it was coming a long way to Australia and would have been handled quite a bit. Happy to say that it arrived in perfect condition as it was brilliantly packed. A huge thumbs up. My husband says the book is a pearler and something to treasure always. It definitely is well worth seeking out.
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David
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Wow
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 30, 2016
Just superb to open the page at a song and live with the words for a while, with the weight and feel of the book lending substance that a small paperback just cannot do.
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DAL
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Book of Bob Dylan''s Album Lyrics
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 3, 2015
This is a huge and heavy tome with the sleeve cover preceding the lyrics of songs pertaining to each album. Definitely one for the coffee table or sturdy bookshelf rather than to be carried around and well thumbed as a handy guide to the artist''s verses/poetry. A...See more
This is a huge and heavy tome with the sleeve cover preceding the lyrics of songs pertaining to each album. Definitely one for the coffee table or sturdy bookshelf rather than to be carried around and well thumbed as a handy guide to the artist''s verses/poetry. A collector''s item to be treasured but not an easily referenced anthology of the genius''s musings.
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Mary G
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A bookful of Bobness!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 26, 2015
This is a fabulous book! It''s heavy by the way, packed to the rafters with every lyric he''s written ( as the title suggests....) it''s a must for Dylan fans! If you love a bit of Bob then go for it :)
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